EL: Rapid Wien 0-2 West Ham Utd (25/11/21)

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by I8CHAVS » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:28 am

Aceface wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:24 am
I'm certain that would be the case, which is why it almost feels like the conditions for us winning it might be better this season than it would even in a few years time with more experience under our belt, because the players seem to be amped for it. Which I suspect is quite rare in the Europa League. We're currently in the sweet spot of being good enough to go deep in it while being proud to be there instead of treating it like a distraction or irritation.

I'm sure that's why the good-but-not-elite Spanish clubs tend to have a good time of it. Sevilla and Villarreal are our approx equivalents in La Liga and they treat it seriously.
Exactly, why the f*** people want to draw a Dortmund/Barca/Champions League drop out for a 'day out' f*** that, lets try and win the ****er, i want the easiest games possible

I think if we drew a Champions League team their experience will be too much for us, but if we can keep hopefully getting some Europa leaguey type clubs we've got every chance

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by il_martello_di_genovesi » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:36 am

Aceface wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:24 am


I'm sure that's why the good-but-not-elite Spanish clubs tend to have a good time of it. Sevilla and Villarreal are our approx equivalents in La Liga and they treat it seriously.
Tbf, Spanish clubs in general have always tried in this competition. Aside from the 2 you mention, Atletico Madrid have won it 3 times recently, Valencia have also and Alaves, Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol have got to finals. Spain have dominated this competition recently and we’re possibly about to get 2 of their elite clubs in it…

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Rich5ltr » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:52 am

I8CHAVS wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:28 am
Exactly, why the **** people want to draw a Dortmund/Barca/Champions League drop out for a 'day out' **** that, lets try and win the ****er, i want the easiest games possible

I think if we drew a Champions League team their experience will be too much for us, but if we can keep hopefully getting some Europa leaguey type clubs we've got every chance
I watched Liverpool vs Porto last night and Porto were crap, genuinely crap. I wouldn't say they would be too much for us.

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by southendmadhammer » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:56 am

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:44 pm
It’s pretty ridiculous that we’re having to leave our only striker at home to rest him instead of play him in a game that sends us through to the last 16 in Europe if we win.

There’s so much to be positive about with West Ham these days, but yeah, that is ridiculous.
Spot on - and will be the thing that costs us top 6 this season and any chance at winning anything.

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by stu1 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:59 am

Aceface wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:24 am
I'm sure that's why the good-but-not-elite Spanish clubs tend to have a good time of it. Sevilla and Villarreal are our approx equivalents in La Liga and they treat it seriously.
I think most countries have always treated it seriously tbf, it has historically only really been the English teams who didn't want to play in it. The fact the winner also qualifies for the champions league is a huge bonus, u you'd be better off winning Europa and finishing 10th domestically than than finishing 2nd-4th.

Our problems will start in the group stage, once we reach the knock out phase that's when I'd expect us to go full strength and rest players in the league, which is why we really could do with 2 players who can challenge our starting XI in Jan.

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Doc H Ball » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:01 pm

Porto in March? Oh yes please!

Should be eating slices, drinking sweet dark coffee, going on the ferris wheel and having some proper lager around about now.

It sort of helps knowing nobody else is either.

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Post by hammerman11 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:43 pm

Easiest team possible fir me let's win something !

Need to nit lose hopefully win it

Surely kral starts tonight

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Coufal Dawson diop Johnson
Kral noble lanzini
Vlasic bowen yarmolenko.

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by IronZ-79 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:55 pm

I think the likes of Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Benrahma and Bowen all start.

Rice had a break during the internationals and Soucek played once. The other 3 all came off on Saturday.

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Post by Lars Jacobsen » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:12 pm

Vlasic and Yarmo will lead the line, with one of Bowen, Benrahma or Fornals (probably Benny).

Kral ought to start alongside Rice - keen to give Soucek as much time as possible.

Would like to see Baptiste in this one in place of whoever they are planning to partner Zouma with in the league, and also a run-out for the young midfielder if things are going well.

I reckon it will be a bit scrappier than we'd like but we'll still come away with a win.

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by ageing hammer » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:50 pm

IronZ-79 wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:55 pm
I think the likes of Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Benrahma and Bowen all start.

Rice had a break during the internationals and Soucek played once. The other 3 all came off on Saturday.
I know Bowen covers a lot of ground but......... :grin:

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Hamburger » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:14 pm

Stulaw wrote:
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This one?
Yeah how cool was he?!?

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by IronZ-79 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:51 pm

ageing hammer wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:50 pm
I know Bowen covers a lot of ground but......... :grin:
Fornals!

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by 3Dicks » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:33 pm

I can’t seem to find anything relating to radio commentary for this, it’s cool it’s on the telly but that doesn’t help when stuck in the car… I’d assumed it would be on one of 5live, 5 live extra, or the two talk sport channels but doesn’t seem to be on their listings :nonpl:

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Hammer Matty » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:36 pm

3Dicks wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:33 pm
I can’t seem to find anything relating to radio commentary for this, it’s cool it’s on the telly but that doesn’t help when stuck in the car… I’d assumed it would be on one of 5live, 5 live extra, or the two talk sport channels but doesn’t seem to be on their listings :nonpl:
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Post by 3Dicks » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:49 pm

Hammer Matty wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:36 pm
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Right you are! Thanks

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by BobbyMooreLower » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:07 pm

I8CHAVS wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:28 am
Exactly, why the **** people want to draw a Dortmund/Barca/Champions League drop out for a 'day out' **** that, lets try and win the ****er, i want the easiest games possible

I think if we drew a Champions League team their experience will be too much for us, but if we can keep hopefully getting some Europa leaguey type clubs we've got every chance
Disagree, there are several of those teams dropping down from the Champions League that id fancy our chances against. Sheriff, Zenit, Atalanta (who we beat recently albeit preseason), Id even fancy our chances against Barca at the moment.

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by funky chicken » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:19 pm

The predicted team is on Ex’s Patreon now if you have it. It’s pretty predictable in terms of players coming in. 3 keep their starting places from the Wolves game.

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Re: ⚽ Rapid Wien vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by DasNutNock2 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:27 pm

I8CHAVS wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:28 am
Exactly, why the **** people want to draw a Dortmund/Barca/Champions League drop out for a 'day out' **** that, lets try and win the ****er, i want the easiest games possible

I think if we drew a Champions League team their experience will be too much for us, but if we can keep hopefully getting some Europa leaguey type clubs we've got every chance
I broadly agree, but there's something about "big" opposition that often brings out the best in us. I wonder if it's because there's an inherent desire among our players to deliver the goods when the stakes are highest and they're at their most motivated when there's a major scalp to take.

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