Mark Noble outlines the importance of next season for West Ham

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West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has stressed the importance of the club's Premier League status.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has claimed on the club’s website, that next season is the biggest in the club’s history.

Noble has stressed the importance of the club playing well throughout next year because it’s the final campaign before the move to the Olympic Stadium at Stratford.

That’s going to be a huge platform, which creates a number of possibilities for the Hammers but Noble feels the move will lose a lot of impact if the club are fighting at the wrong end of the table.

“We're going to have to improve the squad if we are in the Europa League and hopefully we can compete,” he said.

“Next season's probably the biggest season in the Club's history, because we have to be in the Premier League for the new Stadium.”

While manager Sam Allardyce may not have the sophisticated style to take the team forward, Noble’s comments suggest exactly why the club may keep him on beyond this season.

He knows the Premier League, knows how to keep a team in the Premier League and knows how to consolidate a team in the Premier League.

West Ham can definitely push for a high top half finish, but the club’s board needs to make the right call over the manager and the funding, which is provided to create improvements running through the squad.

If West Ham have an abysmal season and end up in the second tier by the time of the stadium move, it will set the club back and create a number of knock on effects in terms of finances, which could make it difficult for the owners to achieve the vision they currently have.

The club has to learn lessons from the poor form over the second half of this year.

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