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

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Scratchy » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:41 pm

Vlasic has started a lot slower than I thought but I'm still pretty sure there's a very good player in there somewhere.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Ben » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:41 pm

Mose did well in his short cameo

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:42 pm

smuts wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:34 pm
To be fair 24- 30m on Vlasic looks like a huge amount of outlay especially when he struggled at Everton.

Hopefully he'll kick on soon to show his value.
Did he struggle? He was 19, only started a handful of games, then wasn't fancied by a new manager coming in. Wouldn't read too much into that.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by wolf359 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:45 pm

Chris Sutton very, very positive about us on the BT goals show that followed our game. It is unusual to hear him talk like this. We 'fear no one' (he was talking about our up coming Premier League games. Strange times

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by bonzosbeard » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:54 pm

wolf359 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Chris Sutton very, very positive about us on the BT goals show that followed our game. It is unusual to hear him talk like this. We 'fear no one' (he was talking about our up coming Premier League games. Strange times
I seen this. Isn't he normally a big critic? Also every where I go friends etc keep on about what a good side we are. I must have gone to an alternative universe.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by devonshire flu » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:55 pm

Ironman83 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Just thought to myself "God imagine if this was our starting back four in the league".....then had the awful realisation that 50% of it currently is🤮
This did not age well, with the 50% that currently isn't both scoring and defending well.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Hugh Jargon » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:56 pm

Vlasic worries me a bit. At his age and the fee we paid he should be an automatic choice imo.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by China Block » Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:59 pm

Hugh Jargon wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:56 pm
Vlasic worries me a bit. At his age and the fee we paid he should be an automatic choice imo.
I feel he's just trying too hard. He's obviously got quality but just needs time to settle.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Gsbgsb » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:02 pm

Would be more worried with Areola than Vlassic. If that had been Randolph or Fab slow off his line, flapping at crosses and abysmal distribution they would be getting pelters.

Generally a solid professional performance. What was required.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by IronZ-79 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:08 pm

Any news on why Antonio didn't make the squad?

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:09 pm

I thought Bowen was limping at the end as well.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by fjthegrey » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:10 pm

IronZ-79 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:08 pm
Any news on why Antonio didn't make the squad?
Co's we won 3-0 and didn't need him

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Diogenes » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:14 pm

Very good professional performance. They pressed and defended well as a team but I always felt a set play would undo them. Our final ball was (again) often lacking after excellent build up play. Yarmo and Dawson were very good tonight and I thought Vlasic played very well. Linked up nicely with Creswell.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:22 pm

Keenly fought first half, where I felt we struggled in both full back positions, their CF was a handful and we rarely played any decent football. Les' goal looked soft.

Upped the tempo for a while in the second, and eventually ran out comfortable winners.

Best players probably Dawson, Diop and Soucek.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by mushy » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:25 pm

Did Chesters get man of the match?

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by simon1982 » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:44 pm

Job done and a special mention for Cresswell.
In top shape, wand of a left foot and gives his all every game, it would be nice for some our attacking players to take some of the burden off him down that left side.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by steveyrockstar » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:46 pm

IronZ-79 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:08 pm
Any news on why Antonio didn't make the squad?
Most likely because the club are very conscious that his fitness needs to be carefully managed, which is probably why he withdrew from the last Jamaica squad.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by steveyrockstar » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:51 pm

No disrespect to teams like Genk and Rapid Vienna, but frustrating to think these clubs get to play in Europe almost every year. Whereas we have to battle through a ridiculously tough and near non-competitive PL to qualify for Europe once every blue moon. It's mad to see some of the clubs that have played in the CL group stages (such as Celtic) whereas we've only come very slightly close to qualifying twice!

And then it's very ironic that when we have qualified for Europe, we got knocked out in the qualifiers by some random minnows - prior to this season of course! (And 1999 excepted).

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by Ethanadict » Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:58 pm

simon1982 wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:44 pm
Job done and a special mention for Cresswell.
In top shape, wand of a left foot and gives his all every game, it would be nice for some our attacking players to take some of the burden off him down that left side.
I agree. Cress has really played well under Moyes, in both his tenures with us. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves for someone who’s given his all for us for so much of his career.

Also, another unfashionable person to praise, I thought that was one of Diop’s best games for us. Their striker was a real handful but he and Dawson tag teamed him brilliantly tonight. And both chipped in with goals. It can’t be easy being seen as second string players but absolute credit to both of them for stepping up.

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Re: ⚽ West Ham Utd vs Genk: match thread

Post by El brooko79 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:04 am

Hugh Jargon wrote:
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:56 pm
Vlasic worries me a bit. At his age and the fee we paid he should be an automatic choice imo.
Imo thats nonsense.
What if our other 3 players of similar age and value are keeping him out of the team?

Can a team not have more than 11 high value players?

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