LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Stephen Ireland of Aston Villa and Mark Noble of West Ham United battle for the ball during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at the Boleyn Ground on August 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Having sold the Belgain international at 300% of his purchase value, Martin Jol will now have money to work with over the last few days of the transfer window, and our Dutch manager has already been credited with an approach to West Ham United for Mark Noble.
Noble isn't, however, keen on leaving East London and is likely to stay. Time is still on our side, though, and even if Dickson Etuhu may have you believe otherwise (check out his disapproval of Fulham on Twitter here), faith is still present in Martin Jol to take us forward.