PSF: West Ham Utd 2-0 Atalanta (07/08/21)

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Moxy » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:41 pm

Really enjoyed it today, me and my daughter got to check out our new seats for next season and even brought mrs Moxy over for her first ever game. Both girls enjoyed it. Thought we looked in control and sharp but do worry about our squad size. But a great day out, few pints before and a West Ham win, really nice to watch live football again. :crest:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by kitthehammer » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:49 pm

Likewise enjoyed it today. We played well, benrahma was excellent. My omly down point was missing players - lanzini? Ogbonna?
And we really need to shift yarmolenko.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by HammerMan2004 » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:53 pm

WestSam wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:21 pm
I didn't get a chance to find a link. How did Yarmolenko look?
I think there is a place for him, maybe against teams that we will have to work to break down rather than counter quickly
Awful.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by WestSam » Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:17 pm

HammerMan2004 wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:53 pm
Awful.
:( oh well. Moving on might be best.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Korea Hammer » Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:21 pm

MB wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:35 pm
Official site has a couple of minutes:

https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/202 ... 0-atalanta
Thanks MB :newthumb:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by HammerAl » Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:27 pm

Really good performance against a proper team. I know it’s “only a friendly” but the intensity and desire to work hard was so impressive. Rice looked bang up for it and Benrahma was great - I really enjoy watching him play.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by hammer1975 » Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:30 pm

I love it in football when two players just ‘hit it off’ with each other in a football sense - when they seem to see runs and passes for each other that no one else does and the combo of the parts is greater than the individuals.

Whilst they didn’t seem to hit it off on the pitch last season I thought Fornals and Benrahma were on a different level in terms of their interplay today. Looking forward to more of that.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Shabu » Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:00 pm

Korea Hammer wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:13 pm
Where might one find these highlights you of which you speak?

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by wormley » Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:07 pm

WestSam wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:21 pm
How did Yarmolenko look?
Like a Ukrainian farmer wearing wellie boots.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by WestSam » Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:46 pm

wormley wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:07 pm
Like a Ukrainian farmer wearing wellie boots.
:crylol: definitely time to move on. Shame really.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Shabu » Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:15 am

wormley wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:07 pm
Like a Ukrainian farmer wearing wellie boots.
:lol:

A Chernobyl one or a regular one.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Moore_please » Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:27 am

Like a Ukranian tractor bogged in the mud.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Hamburger » Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:07 am

WCpete wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:35 pm
Where was Lanzini?
Lanzini got a minor knock in training but will be ok for next week.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Ironing Board » Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:48 am

Can’t wait to see Benrahma this season. Looks to have added the strength he needed to be a real force. Top marks for the fact he has been working on his body.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:04 am

Benrahma goal reminded me of Trevor Morley at his finest . :grin:

Good performance from the little Algerian - the confidence to take that volley and the awareness to poke in that headed goal is a sure sign he's ready for the coming season - let's hope his form continues .

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Up the Junction » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:21 am

The opposition view: Atalanta
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=135900

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Korea Hammer » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:29 am

Shabu wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:00 pm
highlights
Thanks :newthumb:

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by Korea Hammer » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:31 am

The Old Man of Storr wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:04 am
Good performance from the little Algerian - the confidence to take that volley
I agree, but I also think this is why people need to be patient when he hits one of those and it flies over the bar. He needs the freedom to try those things but they will never all come off.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by mushy » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:40 am

The problem with Yarmolenko as I see it is that whilst he is clearly a very good player he just doesn't seem to fit into any of the systems we play.
Can't see Moyes changing it just to suit him.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Atalanta: match thread

Post by -DL- » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:45 am

mushy wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:40 am
The problem with Yarmolenko as I see it is that whilst he is clearly a very good player he just doesn't seem to fit into any of the systems we play.
Can't see Moyes changing it just to suit him.
I thought he looked pretty decent for the first 3/4 of the first half, and then seemed to drop off of the proverbial cliff.

He'd be useful to have around still, for the last half hour or so of a game when we're chasing a goal.

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