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West Ham captain signs contract extension

West Ham captain Mark Noble has sign a contract extension with the club that will keep him in East London until 2021.

The 31-year old is currently the longest-serving player with The Hammers, having made 446 senior appearances since his debut in August 2004 in a League Cup tie against Southend United as a 17-year old.  Now, he has extended his current contract by a year, and looks set to end his career at the club he joined as a teenager when the travel involved in getting to Arsenal, the side he originally joined, became too much.

A life-long West Ham fan, who was born locally in Canning Town, Noble has also indicated a long-term ambition to move into coaching once he hangs up his boots.

Mr. “West Ham” told the club’s website ““I’ve been at this club all my life – I’ve always said I wanted to be at this club and I think we’re moving in the right direction, so it was the right time to do it.”

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.