My fellow Hammer Mabel was a great woman - Mark Noble


Mark Noble has paid tribute to Mabel Arnold, West Ham United’s oldest Season Ticket Holder and fan of 85 years, who passed away on Saturday.

The skipper, who met Mabel on a number of occasions during the the Club’s final season at the Boleyn Ground and starred alongside her in the film Iron Men, spoke fondly of his fellow lifelong Hammer, who died at the grand old age of 102.

“Mabel had her fair share of life, with the age she got to, and she’s not just been a great supporter of ours but also someone all the fans could look up to,” said Noble.

“She showed incredible passion for the Club when I met her, she knew a lot and, to be honest, if I get to anywhere near her age, I’ll be very happy.

“I’m sure all her family are proud of her and I hope she gets a great send-off, because she was a great woman.”