Declan Rice v Mark Noble

As MF, which one would you prefer to see playing?


  • IH u were at the Spurs game, did Noble do that bad to be dropped ;hmm it's just IMO he played well, or is it u think Rice will be more suited to play Swansea ?...
    Or just u think Noble is not good enough?..
  • Noble passed sideways more than backwards and made no real contribution imo. He spends his time back peddling and pointing but never approaches the man with the ball.
    So really I just don't think he's good enough.

    Rice has shown he has a pass, movement and good defensive qualities.
  • If Obiang is fit neither get in, Obiang and Kouyate.
  • edited September 2017
    To help, I've looked up some of their stats. ;biggrin

    Rice v Noble, H2H, season so far.


    rive v Noble general this season


    rice v nobes defence



    (Note: obviously in some of those games Rice will have been playing in defence rather than MF, so it's not a complete 'like for like' comparison)
  • edited September 2017
    IronHerb said:

    Noble passed sideways more than backwards

    Your wish is my command. Tottenham stats, in graphic form...

    tott noble psses

    (green is successful, red incomplete passes)
  • IronHerb said:

    He spends his time back peddling and pointing but never approaches the man with the ball.

    And, here we go:

    Tackles (green triangles, 3, all successful), Interception (1 blue triangle), Clearances (1, purple triangle) + Recoveries (12 yellow triangles)

  • Rice over Noble for me.

    But as Yeold says, Obiang and Kouyate are my first choice CM pairing.
  • Obiang is a no brainer.
  • That's a bit harsh ;nonono
  • IronHerb said:

    Obiang is a no brainer.

    I believe you're thinking of someone else...

  • edited September 2017
    IH ;ok
    Also agree if Cheikh & Pedro both fit then those 2 would be my choice..
    Still think tho both Noble & Rice will play their part this season.
  • Not sure if this is the best place for it, but Declan Rice has been called up to the senior squad for Ireland. ;clap
  • Deserves his chance. ;clap
  • Well deserved Deccers.

    I suspect it may be more to do with making sure he doesn't get an England call further down the line, but I hope he becomes a regular fixture in the Ireland squad.
  • edited March 2018

    There could be an element of that, but Declan has been very clear where he feels his international loyalties lie, and tbh, we aren't heaving with quality to pick from...
  • I know.

    Andy Townsend has 70 international caps...
  • ;nonono 70 ;nonono
  • Good luck to him - hope he does well and we can hang on to him.
    He needs a new contract - he's on peanuts compared to Reece.
  • Thought they were paying him in taters, not peanuts... ;whistle
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