EL: Genk 2-2 West Ham Utd (04/11/21)

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:10 pm

Rapid Vienna 1 up in Zagreb

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:11 pm

Rich5ltr wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:04 pm
Okay... shows I shouldn't listen to what that person on BT Sport is saying oops!
So tonight we can we qualify but not guaranteed top, correct?
Vienna just took the lead.

If it stays like that, Zagreb would be unable to catch us even if they win their next two, Genk could match our 10 points, but our head to head record sees us above them also, meaning 2nd or above is guaranteed.

A draw against Vienna in our next game would then win us the group, they'd be 4 points behind with only 3 left.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by funky chicken » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:12 pm

What’s the stipulations for starting match threads after a draw? :D My winning run dating back to the Everton thread is over. But am still unbeaten.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:13 pm

funky chicken wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:12 pm
What’s the stipulations for starting match threads after a draw? :D My winning run dating back to the Everton thread is over. But am still unbeaten.
You're unbeaten and Liverpool are next, we'd all take a draw so fire away.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:14 pm

1-1 in Zagreb

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Absolutely Hammered! » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:16 pm

Gutted for Benni as his 2nd goal was so worthy of being the winner. Rice looked shattered.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:24 pm

I quite liked the way genk set themselves up to play against us in the first half. Was very effective.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:24 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:14 pm
1-1 in Zagreb
Best for us if it stays that way.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by EastleighHammer16 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:28 pm

Considering everyone thought and assumed Zagreb would be the toughest test in this group, I think Genk were miles better in both games. I know we beat them 3-0 last time out but they were more than in that game before we got the 2nd.

Benrahma was excellent tonight. His 2nd goal was magic.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Aceface » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:28 pm

Georgee Paris wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:24 pm
I quite liked the way genk set themselves up to play against us in the first half. Was very effective.
I admired the way they kept the ball as injury time kicked in - must have been a full 3 minutes where we couldn’t get a touch.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:30 pm

It seemed like they had prepared for our high press and were setting traps. They were much better at attacking than defending and as soon as we had them on the back foot they looked more edgy.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Morocco Mole » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:30 pm

Their high press was very, very good. Much better than our half hearted version.

I though they’d run out of puff but they didn’t really. Decent team.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Korea Hammer » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:32 pm

A very below par first half, but rather than focus on the negatives, I think you just have to enjoy that second half performance. Some sublime football and bar a fluke own goal, we would have won from behind, away from home, yet again in this amazing run. Benrahma's second half was one of the outstanding performances of the season so far.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by hammers92 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:32 pm

We’ll be in Europe after Christmas so tonight was a cracking result.

I don’t think we learned anything that wasn’t new tonight. Diop has the concentration of a child, Noble doesn’t add much and Antonio looks like he needs a rest.

I’m delighted, still feels weird watching us on a Thursday in European football.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:32 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:24 pm
Best for us if it stays that way.
I disagree, a Vienna win leaves us needing a point in Vienna to seal the group.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by prophet:marginal » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:35 pm

Bubbles Fortuna wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:32 pm
I disagree, a Vienna win leaves us needing a point in Vienna to seal the group.
fair point

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:38 pm

2-1 Zagreb now.

Could leave us needing a result in the last game to go straight into the last 16 if they beat Genk and we fail to beat Vienna.

Shame we let it slip tonight.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by OFT » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:38 pm

Zagreb 2-1 up

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Hermit_Road » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:43 pm

Shame about Soucek, I don't think he's been the same player this season. Maybe I'm a moany old git now (I seen many ups n downs being a hammer nearly 50 years +) but I find it so typical West Ham that he can't get a header on tarhet for us but manages a beauty to score an own goal. Onwards n upwards I suppose!

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:48 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:38 pm
2-1 Zagreb now.

Could leave us needing a result in the last game to go straight into the last 16 if they beat Genk and we fail to beat Vienna.

Shame we let it slip tonight.
We should be able to muster a draw at home.

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