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

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by r99c » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:37 pm

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Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:28 pm
Quite a few arrested last night after the game. Old bill attacked and West Ham fought back. Video going around of it

Not sure where this happened as we were on the last 2 coaches to leave the ground, didn't see anything. There was apparently an altercation before the game (heard a petrol bomb was thrown) but didn't hear too much about it out there.

We went back to Brussels after the game so could have been something in Genk town centre or Hasselt.
Hardly surprised after recently watching a documentary about Euro 2000, shared between Belgium and Holland.

Summary was that the Dutch police embraced the supporters, acted relaxed etc and nothing really happened in Netherlands as a result..

Meanwhile in Belgium their police went into the fans all guns blazing and acted as aggressor and it constantly kicked off as a result. Sounds like the Belgians haven't learned.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by 3times » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:38 pm

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by sendô » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:52 pm

There's a video doing the rounds on whatsapp of one of ours losing a finger. Anyone know if there's any truth to this?

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Jonah » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:00 pm

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There's a video doing the rounds on whatsapp of one of ours losing a finger. Anyone know if there's any truth to this?
From the pics it looks a little weird, could only be ripped at the knuckle. How the hell that happens though?

Let's ask the master of misdirection :) :


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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by GreenIron » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:03 pm

WTF?


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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Wilko1304 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:07 pm

I really dont want to have to keep seeing that finger.

Moyes hopefully learned something from that first half, and that could well be not to try that 3-4-2-1 again because it never worked, we never got into the right shape to play it and I would refuse to say we even did play it, such was the mess it was in the attempt. We may have tried, but we never really got it.

Bit of a mess until Lanzini and Benny took the game on.

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Post by S-H » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:08 pm

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:11 pm

GreenIron wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:03 pm
WTF?
I don't want to be insensitive, but at that looks like something from a joke shop, so I can understand the stewards not responding immediately.

If someone really did lose a finger, then my sympathies to them!

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by richneal » Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:31 pm

Genk did really well - had us running round in circles for most of the first half, and we have Areola and wayward shooting to thank for not being at least three down by the half. For much of the first half we were completely outgunned in midfield.
Top quality goal line clearance from Genk - really thought that was going in.

Looking at the match as a whole, both teams could come away thinking they could have won it. Credit to Genk - different team from the first leg.

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Post by Doc H Ball » Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:37 pm

Had a great day despite the 20 hours on the coach and getting back at 6am.

Went with a Jewish friend who many old skool know and wouldn’t tolerate being abused.

Heard a lot got arrested, mainly Dutch hammers, and I wouldn’t trust our stewards to put out a candle.

The disconnect between actually going and social media has never been wider.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Belgian Iron » Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:55 pm

Jonah wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:00 pm
From the pics it looks a little weird, could only be ripped at the knuckle. How the hell that happens though?

Let's ask the master of misdirection :) :

The only sensible explanation is that his wedding ring got stuck after something and the finger got ripped off by moving his hand quickly without noticing.

I once had a woman at my office who lost her finger that way.....

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Jonah » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:00 pm

Belgian Iron wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:55 pm
The only sensible explanation is that his wedding ring got stuck after something and the finger got ripped off by moving his hand quickly without noticing.
Yeh I've seen it happen on a football net (although not a full on amputation) when someone jumped up to un clip the netting but what the bloody hell did he catch it on for that much force? Must have tried to jump up onto the gates at the front, but those bars look pretty thick.

Grim either way.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by SiO » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:01 pm

Might be an urban myth but I recall old Argentine keeper Nery Pompidou (sp) apparently catching his ring finger on the net hooks on the crossbar. Story stuck with me all these years on from 1986. As I say, not sure if it happened!

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Post by Jennings » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:15 pm

Belgian Iron wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:55 pm

I once had a woman at my office who lost her finger that way.....
Wow 😮

Personally I don’t think I’d have been able to concentrate.

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Post by Tarte Encore » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:20 pm

The jewellery explanation is perfectly plausible. An ex of mine lost half her index finger after a drunken stumble at a house party. Reached out for a rad to catch her fall and caught one of her rings on the lip which took the entire brunt of the fall. The tissue damage meant it was beyond reattaching.....it happens.

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Post by Vic_Watson » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:33 pm

Tarte Encore wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:20 pm
The jewellery explanation is perfectly plausible. An ex of mine lost half her index finger after a drunken stumble at a house party. Reached out for a rad to catch her fall and caught one of her rings on the lip which took the entire brunt of the fall. The tissue damage meant it was beyond reattaching.....it happens.
Poor form to dump her because of that. :winker:

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Aceface » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:35 pm

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For me, misguided Ace
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Lets be honest, suggesting alternative positions for players is the last refuge of the scoundrel

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by r99c » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:36 pm

Saw on Twitter that the finger guy was in hospital this am and they were trying to reattach said finger, hopefully got it sorted and not too much pain etc during the game

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Post by Jonah » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:37 pm

Depends if he was still hopping about when Thomas banged the diving header in.

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Re: ⚽ Genk vs West Ham Utd: match thread

Post by Doc H Ball » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:46 pm

Not bussing half our lot back to town for an hour and in the conditions they did was a disgrace.

For all the talk of hundreds of millions in takeovers, selling our ground and artefacts, articles in the Sun etc etc, the lack of giving a flying f*** for our travelling support was the GSB canary in the cage.

All I’m reading about is a few twerps on a plane singing a purile song. Hundreds crammed into inadequate buses like cattle and leaving loads in an industrial park in the cold doesn’t seem to have merited a club statement or any column inches.

TBF you get sort of used to it.

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