Charlie Nicholas absolutely raved about West Ham ace Mark Noble, when writing his regular column for Sky Sports.

The 32-year-old has been in fine form this season. Perhaps the best compliment that you can give Noble is that when he isn’t playing, the Hammers just do not look quite the same.

The West Ham skipper is Manuel Pellegrini’s on-field lieutenant, and he remains a vital cog in the east london outfit’s machine.

The experienced ace, who earns £50,000 per week according to Spotrac, is always the player who holds his hands up and is accountable when things go wrong.

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He is a Hammers fan through and through, and it cannot be underestimated just how important he is to Pellegrini’s team.


Nicholas is obviously a big fan of the Canning Town-born midfielder.

The Sky Sports pundit suggested that Noble is playing better than he ever has before, when writing his regular prediction column:

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“Mark Noble is playing better than he ever has. It was a good point for West Ham at Bournemouth when normally they would have folded. This is the best West Ham side I have seen in a long while.”

West Ham face Crystal Palace at home tomorrow, and a win would be the ideal way to head into the two-week international break.

And if Noble is in inspirational form once again, the Hammers have every chance of doing just that.

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