West Ham fan joins club legend Mark Noble on a run through Prague ahead of Conference


West Ham fan joins Mark Noble on a run through Prague – with beer in hand – in hilarious video as part of ‘Hammers celebrity bingo’ game ahead of Europa Conference League final with Fiorentina

Mark Noble received some unexpected company on his run through Prague ahead of West Ham’s Europa Conference League final clash on Wednesday night. 

The Hammers legend was seen in club kit on a jog around the Czech capital on Tuesday, where a particularly keen fan was quick to join him. 

The former midfielder has taken on a role as the club’s sporting director since hanging up his boots at the end of the 2021-22 season, and will as such be in attendance for one of the biggest nights in the club’s history. 

The London club will face beaten Coppa Italia finalists Fiorentina in the showpiece climax of UEFA’s third-tier continental competition, with a place in next season’s Europa League on the line. 

Given the gravity of the occasion for David Moyes’ side, fans have arrived in Prague in their droves, but one supporter seemingly took it to the next level, sharing a hilarious exchange with the legendary former captain on Twitter

West Ham fan Matt Groombridge tweeted a video in which he goes for a jog with Mark Noble

The former Hammers captain was hopeful that his old side would beat Fiorentina

West Ham fan Matt Groombridge tweeted a video in which he goes for a jog with Mark Noble

Noble has taken on a sporting director role at West Ham since hanging up his boots last season

Noble has taken on a sporting director role at West Ham since hanging up his boots last season

David Moyes' side are looking to win their first major European honour since the Cup Winners' Cup in 1965

David Moyes’ side are looking to win their first major European honour since the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965

Matt Groombridge shared a clip on Twitter of his meeting with Noble, beer in hand, as the 36-year-old jogged round the city. 

On catching a glimpse of Noble, he said: ‘How you doing Mark? Alright?’

To which Noble replied, with a huge grin on his face: ‘F***ing sweet!’

Groombridge continued: ‘Hard work this bruv, isn’t it?’

And Noble responded, gesturing to the beer in the fan’s hand: ‘Yeah. What you got in your hand?’

‘Pilsner – are we going to win tomorrow?’

An excited Noble responded: ‘I hope so, I hope so.’

‘Mate, what a f***ing day! Have a good evening, geez, see you later!’ 

The Hammers will take on Sofyan Amrabat and Fiorentina in the historic final on Wednesday night

The Hammers will take on Sofyan Amrabat and Fiorentina in the historic final on Wednesday night

Groombridge tweeted a list of 'West Ham celebrities' that he is on the look out for in Prague

Groombridge tweeted a list of ‘West Ham celebrities’ that he is on the look out for in Prague

Groombridge has been playing a game he refers to as ‘West Ham celebrity bingo’, posting a list of famous people that he is trying to spot in attendance ahead of the historic night in Prague. 

Alongside the perhaps anticipated names like James Corden, Danny Dyer and Ray Winstone, Groombridge has also included the likes of Dave Grohl, Keira Knightley, Dame Helen Mirren, and even former American president Barack Obama.

The Hammers are looking to win a first major European trophy since 1965, when they lifted the Cup Winners’ Cup. 

However, they will find waiting a difficult Fiorentina side, led by Moroccan World Cup hero Sofyan Amrabat, looking to end their own trophy drought, having lifted the same title in 1961.  





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