EL: Rapid Wien 0-2 West Ham Utd (25/11/21)

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

Post by Aceface » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:06 am

Love Yarmo but he must drive the coaching staff nuts.

He must have a puppy dog personality because for a towering square-jawed Ukrainian he plays with all the physicality of Mauro Zarate. Would be interesting to see what someone could have done with him if he arrived at 24/25 instead of late career post-injury.

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

Post by sendô » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:16 am

Good solid performance all round. Yarmalenko very good up top. Lanzini tidy pulling the strings. Vlasic looking sharper, put on a nice cross for Yarm to score and might have got a goal too. Defence solid. Ever Noble chipped in with a penalty goal.

Comfortable, professional win away from home to win the group.

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

Post by Doc H Ball » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:16 am

YorksHammer wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:52 am
We're professionally massive, like Ron Jeremy.
Hope that's not prescient - he's in chokey...

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Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:23 am

Aceface wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:06 am
Love Yarmo but he must drive the coaching staff nuts.

He must have a puppy dog personality because for a towering square-jawed Ukrainian he plays with all the physicality of Mauro Zarate. Would be interesting to see what someone could have done with him if he arrived at 24/25 instead of late career post-injury.
Your post reminds me of one of those one-off supporters moments after Zarate scored that beauty of a debut goal (volleyed in from outside the area) at Selhurst Municipal Dump.

A massive chant of 'Mo, Mauro Zarate' went up and, for some reason, I looked at him when we were singing it. For that split second, he looked like he might burst into tears.

It was a cracker...I must have been right next to the bloke with the camera



as you were

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

Post by steps » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:27 am

HammerAl wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:44 am
He's trying really, really hard, can't knock him for that, but nothing ever comes off for him.
Apart from scoring and winning a penalty?

Ha ha, no to be honest, he was frustrating me. Before he scored he was losing possession, choosing the wrong pass / option etc and I did think he should of been hooked but he then scored. He’s that type of player I think. Puts in a shift, looks a bit rough around the edges, but has the experience to win games.

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Post by Doc H Ball » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:28 am

Pleased I didn't go in the end.

Covid, jibbers, smoke flares, Viennese Ultras, £500 and now the Channel Tunnel is being blocked by angry French fishermen...

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

Post by k-r-c » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:29 am

the pink palermo wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:42 pm
Par tonight would have been 4-0.The teams we will face in the latter stages of this competition will do us if take the same approach with them as we did tonight.
Which it would have been 4-0 had Bowens first effort been the other side of the post and again his one in the second half blocked on the line, on another night they both go in. It wasn't as though we didnt apply ourselves enough to win 4/5-0 just some small moments with a bit more luck and it would have been.

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

Post by Up the Junction » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 am

The opposition view: Rapid Vienna
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136470

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

Post by -DL- » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:54 am

HammerAl wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:44 am
You think? I thought he was absolute dogsh*t. BT have absolutely loved us during this EL campaign, so for their commentators to outwardly say he had 'not one of his best games' is quite a sign. Noble digging him out once or twice, too. He's trying really, really hard, can't knock him for that, but nothing ever comes off for him.
Maybe I was hearing things when Joe Cole was bigging him up saying what a good game he had in the post match analysis.

If nothing coming off for him is a goal and turning a defender in knots and winning a penalty, I'll take that all day long.

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Post by Jonah » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:58 am

Up the Junction wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 am
The opposition view: Rapid Vienna
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136470
Well-rounded lot.

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

Post by -DL- » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:07 am

Up the Junction wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 am
The opposition view: Rapid Vienna
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136470
Are they actually talking about us? It's just weird.

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

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:07 am

The reverse pass from Yarmo to Soucek was a thing of beauty
Pure class from a very classy player

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

Post by sendô » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:38 am

Up the Junction wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 am
The opposition view: Rapid Vienna
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136470
We played against a top team in the Premier League.

To be honest, even with full commitment and our best eleven, we would hardly have had a chance

Unfortunately, against such top teams, you can see the class difference very directly and clearly.

If you can't motivate yourself 100% for the highlight of the season against West Ham, then you'll probably be even less motivated for everyday life in the league.

These comments still don't feel like they make sense.

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

Post by Bond Holder 59 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:59 am

Are they really talking about us?
Very balanced and realistic.
One key phrase might ultimately apply to us : “we have to outgrow ourselves [to achieve more].

In Moyes we grow!

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:08 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 am
The opposition view: Rapid Vienna
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136470
Do they write in English or do you google translate for us Guv???

Like others, it's proper weird reading that about us :lol:

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Post by Up the Junction » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:09 pm

Clacton-ammer wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:08 pm
Do they write in English or do you google translate for us Guv???
It's translated through Google, Clackers, and then I make their translation make sense. A little harder to produce than a regular (English) OV.

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Post by Scratchy » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:12 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 am
The opposition view: Rapid Vienna
https://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=136470
Lovely to see that kind of recognition from across Europe

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Post by Clacton-ammer » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:12 pm

Well then super-duper work Guv, many thanks :newthumb: :newthumb:

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

Post by steveyrockstar » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:13 pm

the pink palermo wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:42 pm
An easy win against a very ordinary Vienna side, who may struggle to be top half of the Championship. My main concern about the way we have waltzed through this group is the low calibre of opposition we have faced.It's fine saying we can only beat what is in front of us, but chuffing Nora, Vienna were poor.
Curiously, Rapid Vienna finished 2nd in the Austrian Bundesliga last season, just behind RB Salzburg who look in a good position to qualify for the Champions League KO stages. I find it quite difficult to gauge or quantify the quality of other European sides. But we seem to be stronger than a number of sides who often compete and do well in Europe.

As I said in previous threads, clubs like Zagreb, Vienna and Genk qualify for European comps almost every year, and often do reasonably well. Yet we qualify once in every blue moon by virtue of a very, very tough domestic league.

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

Post by wivenhoetim » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:30 pm

One more in the Yarmo camp. Guy will never win strictly, but hes tough and a seasoned pro. Perfect for Euro nights. Scored one and won the pen. Reckon Moyes will be well chuffed with his contribution. One other thought (dons tin hat) thought Arthur had a really good game too and seems not to have agot a mention.. All in all good solid professional performance. This is a new experience for us all, I think we should allow ourselves to start getting used to it. Never been a better time to be a Hammer.

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