EL: West Ham Utd 3-0 Genk (21/10/21)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Bucksexile » Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:59 am

Totally in control! Whistle to whistle.

Professional, confident, assured, patient.

Great team performance.

Vlasic is really coming along, some of the work he did in tight spots, down the line, was superb. Another great signing from DM.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Estuary » Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:46 pm

YorksHammer wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:00 am
Am I right in thinking that one more win and we're guaranteed top of the group? Or do we need a win and other results to go to plan (like a Wien/Zagreb draw while we beat Genk)?
Yes, depends on the other result, if we win and the other game is a draw it's done.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Vic_Watson » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:57 pm

Tenbury wrote:
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A bridge too far perhaps??
Certainly deserved a :rofl:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Vic_Watson » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:58 pm

John Simkin wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:49 am
Vlasic does not make mistakes but at the moment he plays too safe. Hopefully, he will start taking risks soon and we can see why Moyes bought him.
Maybe Moyes has instructed him to play safe while he gets up to speed. :idea:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by continental skills » Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:05 pm

Does anyone have the stats for Declan's passing last night? Didn't see him misplace a single one, must have been close to 100%

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by ammo » Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:25 pm

continental skills wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Does anyone have the stats for Declan's passing last night? Didn't see him misplace a single one, must have been close to 100%
Yep, I was thinking that too, a near 100% successful pass rate. I think he only lost possession once when the ball went out of play on the touchline in the first half? Other than that an absolute perfect performance. I'm too young to have watched Bobby Moore, first match in 1982 but I'd like to ask the older fans if watching Dec is like watching Bobby Moore in his prime, so assured and head and shoulders above the rest?

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Wembley1966 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:22 pm

Daniel1895 wrote:
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More Prem League clubs are qualified for the CL than in other league, while the champions in minnow leagues like Scotland e.g. still have to go through qualification rounds.
England, Spain, Italy and Germany each have 4 clubs in the CL and they all start in the CL group stages. Due to Scotland's improved country coefficient, the champions of Scotland this year will start in the Champions League group stages next year.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:50 pm

If anything the major leagues are overrepresented. The cash and draw of the big leagues has had a bad effect on important clubs like Ajax and Porto.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:57 pm

continental skills wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Does anyone have the stats for Declan's passing last night? Didn't see him misplace a single one, must have been close to 100%
75 attempted, 73 complete.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Bond Holder 59 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:59 pm

ammo wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:25 pm
Yep, I was thinking that too, a near 100% successful pass rate. I think he only lost possession once when the ball went out of play on the touchline in the first half? Other than that an absolute perfect performance. I'm too young to have watched Bobby Moore, first match in 1982 but I'd like to ask the older fans if watching Dec is like watching Bobby Moore in his prime, so assured and head and shoulders above the rest?
Ammo, I said similar just after joining kumb last autumn. I started in 1962 and although I would be lying if said I remembered it all, Bobby was class from his early appearances. He wasn’t always a centre back either, playing midfield and full back on occasions. He was never quick, and certainly never chased the ball all over the pitch, but he could read the game and see a pass. Captain, but never ranted. Lead by example and a dreaded stare.

Once he was established leading up to 1965, he was always being chased by other clubs, predominantly London clubs although cloughie wanted him in the late sixties early seventies.

He always just ouzed class. Even on his off days he was the heart of the team.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Doc H Ball » Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:59 pm

Saw the Genk crowd arrive at Stratford International.

They were nearly all dressed from head to toe in black and I wondered a bit about having to walk through them, but they were a friendly lot and I look forward to going there.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:07 pm

fjthegrey wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:57 pm
75 attempted, 73 complete.
Not good enough! :lol: :lol:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by continental skills » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:13 pm

fjthegrey wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:57 pm
75 attempted, 73 complete.
Thanks!

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by clawhammer » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:29 pm

Doc H Ball wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Saw the Genk crowd arrive at Stratford International.

They were nearly all dressed from head to toe in black and I wondered a bit about having to walk through them, but they were a friendly lot and I look forward to going there.
The Belgians are generally great. What has happened to the Belgian Irons ? I used to see them in the Millers when we were still at UP.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Albie Beck » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:39 pm

Bond Holder 59 wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:59 pm
He was never quick, and certainly never chased the ball all over the pitch, but he could read the game and see a pass. Captain, but never ranted. Lead by example and a dreaded stare.
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There's 2 things about Dec that remind me of Bobby Moore -

- when he's bringing the ball out of defence, the way he moves and can carry the ball and set up attacks

- and that he rarely loses possession

Dec has the bonus of being quite quick too :D

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by MB » Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:54 pm

fjthegrey wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:57 pm
75 attempted, 73 complete.
A-, room for improvement… :rofl:

He was immense again in a good overall team performance. Easy to point to this or that but just a decent match. On to the next one.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:12 pm

Albie Beck wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:39 pm
There's 2 things about Dec that remind me of Bobby Moore -

- when he's bringing the ball out of defence, the way he moves and can carry the ball and set up attacks

- and that he rarely loses possession

Dec has the bonus of being quite quick too :D
But can he get in position to cut out a pass the opponent doesn't yet know he's going to make :winker:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Albie Beck » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:04 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:12 pm


But can he get in position to cut out a pass the opponent doesn't yet know he's going to make :winker:
That's going to be one of the next steps :D

(if he can do that it will really be the second coming...)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Hammer1966 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:23 pm

Doc H Ball wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Saw the Genk crowd arrive at Stratford International.

They were nearly all dressed from head to toe in black and I wondered a bit about having to walk through them, but they were a friendly lot and I look forward to going there.
My lad and his mate got into a conversation with a few Genk fans on the way to the ground. Said they were as sound as a pound.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Weirdy » Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:25 pm

Can I also add that watching Carlton Cole (comic genius) and Joe Cole was approaching Eric and Ernie levels on BT Sports TV interviews after the game 😂
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