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⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by funky chicken » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:13 pm

Europa League
Thursday 25th November
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Let’s get back to winning ways. And clinch that 1st place in our group! :newthumb: :hamm:







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Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:16 pm

First of 3 games in 7 days ! We need to rest Soucek for this one surely ?

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Post by bubbles1966 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:43 pm

I'd change the shape and play 3-5-2/3-4-2-1

Definitely play Areola, Diop, Fredericks, Coufal, Masuaku, Kral, Vlasic. Lanzini.

Add one CB, one CM, one Striker.

A change of shape is the best way to give the front 6 a bit of a rest and make use of what's left.

I can imagine us playing it at Man City as well/

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Post by bonzosbeard » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:47 pm

Straight into another game. Charge !!!

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Post by prophet:marginal » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:08 am

Domestically, these haven't done too badly since our last game against them.

They've had one heavy defeat (1-4), but won three times - including a 5-2 victory where Kara scored a hat-trick - and drawn twice. Obviously, the standard of their domestic league is low-ish.

They won 3-0 in one of their cups, and won one, lost one of their EL games.

Sounds a little bit over-dramatic, but I am beginning to wonder when Vlasic and Kral are going to have games that demonstrate why we showed the initial interest in their signatures. I can't see anyway around having to send out a team that contains some changes from yesterday's game, because we have tough league fixtures coming up, with some regular players looking close to complete burn out.

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Post by Paolopaul » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:52 am

prophet:marginal wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:08 am
Domestically, these haven't done too badly since our last game against them.

They've had one heavy defeat (1-4), but won three times - including a 5-2 victory where Kara scored a hat-trick - and drawn twice. Obviously, the standard of their domestic league is low-ish.

They won 3-0 in one of their cups, and won one, lost one of their EL games.

Sounds a little bit over-dramatic, but I am beginning to wonder when Vlasic and Kral are going to have games that demonstrate why we showed the initial interest in their signatures. I can't see anyway around having to send out a team that contains some changes from yesterday's game, because we have tough league fixtures coming up, with some regular players looking close to complete burn out.
Is it right that Kral was signed on loan rather than permanent as Moyes was unconvinced by him? Looks like he’s done nothing in training to change Moyes’ mind.

I’d be changing quite a few for Thursday, Antonio and Soucek both to be rested, Rice as well if he’s still feeling the after effects of illness.

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Post by Shabu » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:55 am

Gracias El Pollo de Canguelo

Send out the 'other' team & tell them that a place against Citeh is within their grasp.

Areola
Fred Coufal Diop Johnson Masuaku
Kral Noble
Yarma Vlasic Lanzini

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Post by El brooko79 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:54 am

-------------------Areola
Coufal--Zouma--Diop---Johnson
------------Noble------Kral
Yarmo-------Lanzini-----Vlasic
------------------Bowen

With man city and brighton within 6 days after will need to rotate

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Post by funky chicken » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:02 am

I’d go with:

————————-——-Areola———————————-

-Coufal——-Diop—Dawson—Johnson——-Masuaku-

—————————-Kral——Lanzini———————————

———————————Vlasic——————————————

—————Yarmolenko———Bowen——————————-


Lanzini, Coufal and Masuaku are especially auditioning in this game for a potential start against Man City.

Kral I want to see get some minutes. Not just to judge whether he’s good enough or not. But Rice is now 1 yellow card away from suspension. So the more game time he gets the less rusty he’ll be if we have to throw him straight in.

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Post by Vladnar » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:00 pm

Id go with the very best team he has available for Vienna Away and put the, lets say fringe players, on at City away on Sunday...Sunday youre going to be running around in circles for the full 90 minutes whoever you put on, so get Noble up there for a run out, and lets get that Top Spot in the Euro Group fully sorted with yet another excellent European performance.

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Post by BondsoBob » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:11 pm

Vladnar wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:00 pm
Id go with the very best team he has available for Vienna Away and put the, lets say fringe players, on at City away on Sunday...Sunday youre going to be running around in circles for the full 90 minutes whoever you put on, so get Noble up there for a run out, and lets get that Top Spot in the Euro Group fully sorted with yet another excellent European performance.

Agreed. This competition is surely our priority.
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Post by paulhs1 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:33 pm

We have to rest Antonio. Leave him in London.

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Post by Diogenes » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:41 pm

paulhs1 wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:33 pm
We have to rest Antonio. Leave him in London.
He usually does but, recently, it hasn't made too much difference.

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Post by paulhs1 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:57 pm

Diogenes wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:41 pm
He usually does but, recently, it hasn't made too much difference.
I think he needs a week off, he was way off his A game yesterday.
Moyes should just tell him to focus on the city game.

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Post by only1post » Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:20 pm

BowBenNals all subbed yesterday, all start Thursday.

Give them an hour to get us in front.

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Post by Roby » Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:38 pm

Areola
Coufal. Diop. Dawson Masuaku

Noble. Kral. Soucek
Yarmolenko Bowen
Vlasic


Vlasic badly needs a goal to kickstart his career here whilst Soucek just needs a goal to get back to the high levels he’d been showing ever since he put on the hammers shirt.

Fornals and Benrahma to come off the bench if we need them.

Would love to see him give another young kid some minutes off the bench - Baptiste maybe?

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Post by sendô » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:36 pm

Team needs to be the fittest XI. Too many players looking knackered.

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Post by pdbis » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:52 am

Have Perkins on the bench.

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Post by BobbyMooreLower » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:02 pm

Would start Soucek for this one, as he has been rested for 2 out the last 3 EL games & also missed the last Czech game so he’s had a good amount of rest recently.


Agree that Antonio needs to be left in London, he hasn’t stopped playing recently and looks the most lethargic in the team.

Bowen up top, with Benrahama Fornals and Vlasic in behind :newthumb:

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Post by Gaz » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:15 pm

Vlasic and Kral are probably be more suited to a continental game while they are settling, rather than the cut and thrust of the English premier league. We've seen how long it can take for players to adjust, some make it, some don't.

I don't know if the Vienna we saw at home is a true reflection of what they are really about, but on the basis of that evidence we should be tactically positive on Thursday and then out our feet up for the last group game.

Looking forward to the Cole and Cole show :newthumb:

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