Saïd Benrahma (West Ham)

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Had two efforts in the first half I recall, one straight at Raya and the one just wide. Had the free-kick in the 2nd. You need to give him the ball for him to do anything and they didn't do that very much did they. Not a Moyes type player and don't think he'll ever thrive under his management but it's not our problem anymore.
 

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Had two efforts in the first half I recall, one straight at Raya and the one just wide. Had the free-kick in the 2nd. You need to give him the ball for him to do anything and they didn't do that very much did they. Not a Moyes type player and don't think he'll ever thrive under his management but it's not our problem anymore.

He has been one of their best players this season and was their most likely against us.
 

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I think that his own words in yesterday's programme are quite telling:

"Thomas Frank was great for me in my two years with the Bees and now David Moyes is helping me push on even higher."

"When I came over from France I quickly adapted to life at Brentford. The team were great for fitting me in. I really enjoyed it."

"Thomas Frank was great for me - he helped me both on a footballing and personal level so I can only thank him."

"Now David Moyes pushes me to become a better player and we have a good understanding."

Where do we think he'd really rather be playing right now?

I think you are Reading too much into an innocent comment.
 

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I think that his own words in yesterday's programme are quite telling:

"Thomas Frank was great for me in my two years with the Bees and now David Moyes is helping me push on even higher."

"When I came over from France I quickly adapted to life at Brentford. The team were great for fitting me in. I really enjoyed it."

"Thomas Frank was great for me - he helped me both on a footballing and personal level so I can only thank him."

"Now David Moyes pushes me to become a better player and we have a good understanding."

Where do we think he'd really rather be playing right now?
West Ham. Gets paid a lot more.
 

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He has been one of their best players this season and was their most likely against us.
Bowen looked far livelier for me. Said appeared more central mostly & was on the periphery of the game. Have heard from several regular West Ham fans that ge has sparked this season but isn't consistent.
 

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Watching the game on Sunday, he just didn't do the kind of things that used to wow us. A combination of no seeing enough of the ball and (I assume) being told to reign it it and not do anything outrageous. His real talents are not being used.
 

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Two goals tonight including an excellent second goal.

GOAL - Genk 1-2 West Ham​

Said Benrahma
And West Ham do turn it around!
It's a superb solo goal from Said Benrahma. The Algerian spins on the left edge of the area by clipping the ball past defender Mujaid Sadick and running the other way around the defender.
The stunning piece of skill puts Benrahma in on goal and he toe-pokes in a low finish at the near post.
"Magical, mesmeric," says Peter Drury on comms.
 

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Lack of love from his team mates I thought though. 🙁
Yeah, and the manager too. I couldn’t believe he’d not been subbed by the time he scored. They play good football, are doing really well and Moyes doing a great job, but can’t help feeling he’d be better off at a club that really appreciated him and gave him licence to really express himself.
 

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Yeah, and the manager too. I couldn’t believe he’d not been subbed by the time he scored. They play good football, are doing really well and Moyes doing a great job, but can’t help feeling he’d be better off at a club that really appreciated him and gave him licence to really express himself.
Yeah, I’m sure he got an absolute shellacking for that goal. What was he thinking?
 

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Yeah, and the manager too. I couldn’t believe he’d not been subbed by the time he scored. They play good football, are doing really well and Moyes doing a great job, but can’t help feeling he’d be better off at a club that really appreciated him and gave him licence to really express himself.

I would say Moyes certainly last year but from what I have seen Moyes has a lot more faith in Said this year. He has been pretty much a first team starter this year and maybe Moyes taking him off was to protect him from getting injured/ resting him before they play Liverpool on Sunday?
 

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A selection of WHU fans comments. Clearly after a decent start this season he has struggled lately but all this seems like an overreaction to me.
Basically he’s their Jensen figure. Lost the ball way upfield while nearly pulling off starting another attack under pressure from two. Arsenal go down the other end and the rest of West Ham back off Smith Rowe letting him get the shot away to score. Fans blame Said.
 

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A selection of WHU fans comments. Clearly after a decent start this season he has struggled lately but all this seems like an overreaction to me.
Wet Spam now punching way above their weight and getting all entitled. Yes, I know they won the World Cup for us but they do have a new stadium paid for by the tax payer as reward. Perhaps we should do them a favour and take Said back on a free. He may do a job for us.
 

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Stick a cheeky £5 million bid in next month if he's not getting on. ;)
Agree. I honestly think we should do this - and he would be tempted. More than 5mil though ... Be great to see him back
 

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Wet Spam now punching way above their weight and getting all entitled. Yes, I know they won the World Cup for us but they do have a new stadium paid for by the tax payer as reward. Perhaps we should do them a favour and take Said back on a free. He may do a job for us.
My Orient mate is forever moaning that by rights they should have got that ground. I do chuckle.
 

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Wet Spam now punching way above their weight and getting all entitled. Yes, I know they won the World Cup for us but they do have a new stadium paid for by the tax payer as reward. Perhaps we should do them a favour and take Said back on a free. He may do a job for us.
I like your posts usually but take it this is a whoosh wind up post
 

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I like your posts usually but take it this is a whoosh wind up post
Hmmm ... which bit did you see as a wind up? Not the World Cup bit Shirley?
 

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Certainly not an impressive cameo - seems to have gone right off the boil.
They were down to ten men, on a hiding to nothing. He’s inhibited and unappreciated. He’s a seriously good player, I’d have him back tomorrow, we’ve lost so much flair since he went.
 

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Basically he’s their Jensen figure. Lost the ball way upfield while nearly pulling off starting another attack under pressure from two. Arsenal go down the other end and the rest of West Ham back off Smith Rowe letting him get the shot away to score. Fans blame Said.
Agreed, though he is several levels above Jensen.
 

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Stick a cheeky £5 million bid in next month if he's not getting on. ;)
Yep. Publicly. In installments.

Then if they agree, back away and say it's only £3m now.

"Oh, and you've got to call me 'Uncle Matthew' "
 

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They probably still owe us a fair bit for him. Maybe we could write the remainder off and have him back? Genuinely
It’s not an impossibility given they’re not strangers to losing money on players and might want to go back in for Lingard. I’m sure many ITKs will pooh pooh the idea and others will say “never go back” but we thought the same about Jota when he went back on loan to Eibar. If it happened the roar that’d go up at BCS the first time his name was read out and he came on to the pitch would take the roof off.
 

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Probably get shot down for this but….I’m not sure I would want him back. When he first left I was gutted, and didn’t think we ever replaced him, however I think we’re a different team now and as much of a star he was for us in the Championship I feel we’ve moved on as a club, the same when Joys left, the same when Sawyers left, and when Watkins left. He was brilliant for us but we’re a progressive club and I don’t think he will ever be worth £20m again
 

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Seeing him struggle at West Ham (I agree they are being very harsh on him) does make me realise even more that the staff at Brentford really know what they're doing when it comes to player development. So many players look like world beaters for us, him the best of all, and then just look don't look the same elsewhere. I still think West Ham should just start him though, let him build up a rhythm and they will see more from him. He must be their best player technically.
 

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Too often he gets asked to play in the centre, he has always looked better playing with width.
His best game of this season so far was at Genk where he scored twice and played on the right, his only time on the right side.
 

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Best player to wear a bees shirt in my opinion. But....

I'm not certain what his motivations would be if he came back. We're a team full of hardworker's who are looking to make a name for themselves. He's got a name already (don't shoot me, but doesn't always work hard) and I do wonder if the old adage of "never go back" apply's here.

I think it's all a moot point, we wouldn't re-sign him in my opinion but always wish him well.
 
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We'd sign him in a heartbeat imo. Unlikely to ever get that chance.
 
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