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West Ham midfielder Noble: Big Sam has never told us to lump it forward

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has hailed the man-management of Sam Allardyce.

Noble said Big Sam's influence has paid massive dividends in terms of his own personal form - form that has seen him championed for a senior England call-up in recent weeks.

He told whufc.com: "The Gaffer's man-management is second to none and that is important in football these days. He allows us to express ourselves as a team. I do think I am playing some of the best football in my career at the moment.

"The manager likes us to be organised. Every detail is spot-on and I think that is making a difference for us as a team. We are keeping more clean sheets, which is a big key in trying to win games. We are working really hard and are harder to break down.

"With some of the football we are playing - the way we passed it about against Newcastle last weekend and the way we played against Manchester City, - it is enjoyable to be playing out there.

"The Gaffer tells me every game to get on the ball, make us play and then I can bring the qualities of the other lads into it. I have never been told by the Gaffer to boot the ball and all of that!"

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