EL: West Ham Utd 2-0 Rapid Wien (30/09/21)

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

Post by Vic_Watson » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:16 pm

Rich5ltr wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:59 pm
That'll do nicely - p.s. What did Carlton Cole mean "We've won 4 of of 5"? We've only played 2 in Europe and he can't mean the Prem... ?
Man U in the cup as well.

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

Post by ChzMff » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:23 pm

Functional performance but let's not lose sight of the fact we made 7 changes and were playing against seasoned European campaigners. The turnaround in not just the team but whole squad is absolutely incredible with some of the replacements fitting in seamlessly.

Should really have put the game to bed in the first half and should take comfort from them really struggling to defend set pieces for the reverse fixture.

I'll always be a big Noble fan but his presence in the team and style of play does really show you the size of the change in our approach. He's right to bow out this season.

I thought Ben Johnson generally did well. Often on the front foot and recovered well a number of times.

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

Post by DM » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:26 pm

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

Post by goa127 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:28 pm

Much maligned Craig Dawson mom for me. Had the measure of their forwards. Yarmo abysmal

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

Post by Hammer1966 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:29 pm

Heading home on the train after the game. The trip to Stratford at full time was hard work.

Loved the atmosphere ahead of kick off and throughout the game despite the football not being the best. Johnson and Rice stood out for me.

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

Post by Jonah » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:42 pm

Home. Not seen any highlights yet. Areola had zip to do and we made heavy work of the 2nd half. Couldnt see the penalty claim clearly and Benny finished what Bowen should have done a few minutes earlier.

Loved seeing the RV fans bouncing and giving it. 114 looked lively as ever. :lol:

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

Post by stu1 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:46 pm

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Post by e17 » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:47 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
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Sign of a good side that. Wonder if we can get better than Moyes' old Everton team? Seem to have a bit more flair about us.
My only concern would be same as most folk - you could feel the entire crowd wince whenever Antonio fell over etc.

It’s great that Benny and Rice etc are chipping in with goals, but we’re going to undermine his hard work if plan B is Yarmolenko

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

Post by Diogenes » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:51 pm

Good attendance and atmosphere and result. Thought our 'B'side was better than our 'A' side (after subs).
A bit sloppy at times, but fully deserved win. Dawson and Benrahma MotM for me.

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Post by psychoscoredthelot » Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:15 am

Good win

Emerson banging it before hand

Nearly home.

Good session

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

Post by Billydinho » Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:41 am

“Turgid” game.

Thought Benrahma did nothing tonight, and I’ve been a fan since we signed him and before.

Vlasic looks really off the pace to me. Hopefully he improves like Fornals who is now one of our best players.

Then you’ve got Yarmolenko starting, a man who plays for no one but himself, whilst Lanzini, a man tailored made for this competition, is on the bench.

Baffling but we won, I suppose.

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Post by Sir David Sullivan » Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:48 am

Benrahma or Rice MOTM for me. Benny’s getting better week by week, becoming one of our most important players.

Diop was solid and I see a lot of people are saying Dawson MOTM but, whilst he was defensively good, his passing wasn’t great today and slowed us down on occasion - hadn’t noticed it as much before so I wonder if it’s seeing the difference now when Zouma plays. Feels like a luxury of riches for a chance though that we can rest our first 2 CBs and still put these 2 in!

First game of the season for me so I don’t know if it’s been the case all year but the atmosphere in the ground was v good! Few mugs taking the e-ticket frustrations out in the stewards though which didn’t sit right with me, they’re just doing their minimum wage job and didn’t come up with the system.

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

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:21 am

e17 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:47 pm
My only concern would be same as most folk - you could feel the entire crowd wince whenever Antonio fell over etc.

It’s great that Benny and Rice etc are chipping in with goals, but we’re going to undermine his hard work if plan B is Yarmolenko
Spread the goals around! That way you aren’t over reliant on one player. I like the fact anyone can pop up with a winner these days.

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

Post by Denzil » Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:36 am

Just got into bed. What a night. Got over there double early and soaked it all in with the beers

Great atmosphere great result special mention to the Rapid fans they were top notch even if there were a few skirmishes. Silly wavey hand songs at times though.

Had 3 of them behind us in the home end and they were very respectful. One even came and joined us for bubbles at the end and said see you in Vienna thank you to your fans for being nice to us. Top fellas.

Irons.

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

Post by Beedub » Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:57 am

Love Nobes, club legends undoubtedly but geez watching him this year is getting hard.

It’s a real throw back to when we were ****, persisting with short corners at every chance despite having Dawson and Diop looking likely to score at every chance

7 extra touches and a little dink of direction when two touches would have worked.

The slowest floated set pieces you’ve ever seen so even when we win the header there is no speed to put in the back of the neck.

Surely Kral can’t be worse than Noble is right now. If he is then it’s a poor signing. All I can think of is they are gifting Nobes a swan song for his amazing efforts

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

Post by Diogenes » Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:02 am

Beedub wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:57 am
Love Nobes, club legends undoubtedly but geez watching him this year is getting hard.

It’s a real throw back to when we were ****, persisting with short corners at every chance despite having Dawson and Diop looking likely to score at every chance

7 extra touches and a little dink of direction when two touches would have worked.

The slowest floated set pieces you’ve ever seen so even when we win the header there is no speed to put in the back of the neck.

Surely Kral can’t be worse than Noble is right now. If he is then it’s a poor signing. All I can think of is they are gifting Nobes a swan song for his amazing efforts
Opinions eh. I thought he did well whilst he was on the field tonight. Apart from one mishap, he looked a class above IMO.

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Post by Beedub » Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:03 am

He didn’t do bad, he was good but just some of those things I mentioned are still in his game which just remind me of **** west ham

Love when Nobes just gives and goes. One two touch pass get it on to Benny and Rice.

I can’t help but feel at times on field he struggles with not being the main man anymore. I mean what the short corners every time he gets near it, have we ever actually scored from one

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Post by 'stone hammer » Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:33 am

The wavy hands kept cracking me up :lol: it looked like they belonged at an Ed Sheeran concert.

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

Post by Hamburger » Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:11 am

Another professional if not exhilarating performance. The 'squad' players did their job especially Johnson, shame he can't get more game time, and Dawson ever dependable. Even Yarmo played a part but Vlasic still finding his feet. Bowen & Fornals great work as usual but the former's finishing, yikes! Glad to see Antonio came through ok. Rice absolutely immense, if we could win this competition or get into the CL next year, would he stay another season (or two :fxd: )?
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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd v Rapid Wien: match thread

Post by Hammanila » Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:13 am

Loving these European games. Rotating our squad, putting in disciplined performances and picking up 2 wins from 2; a slight contrast to the Astra Giurgu disasters from a few seasons back.

Slight concern about Bowen and how not scoring this season could be affecting him. Real lack of composure with that effort. Not really sure if rounding the keeper was the best option in the first place (but what do I know!)

Bring on Genk, can't wait.

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