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The news that Mark Noble has been awarded a testimonial by the club has got me grinning from ear to ear.

In the modern game, players like Noble are a rarity. A dying breed. Victims of modern football, multi-billion pound TV deals and greed. They’re almost extinct.

Put simply, there aren’t players left in the world who can truly say they’ve played their entire career playing for the club he grew up supporting as a child. Through thick and thin. Through blood, sweat and tears. Through the highs and lows. Through absolutely everything.