The thoroughly awful Said Benrahma

I have seen better games of football in Leagues One and Two thanĀ  in Serbia last night which had I been a neutral I would have switched off after 15 minutes to continue watching the brilliant Suranne Jones in Doctor Foster – let me recommend it to you highly! Bang in the middle of this appalling Europa League Group A game was the thoroughly awful Said Benrahma writes Hughie Southon

The thoroughly awful Said Benrahma

In a very poor match indeed, the Hammers looked no better than many of the teams in the lower leagues against a team which was even worse. It was terrible and with Benrahma – currently being tipped as a Saudi League possible all I can say isĀ  PLEASE!

I hadn’t thought it would be possible to see him perform any worse than he has already this season – but he managed it with a display which put no pennies on his transfer valuation but took several millions off it.

Frankly, he was useless and how he managed to stay on the pitch for as long as he did is a mystery only the manager can answer. When he did bring him off he saw Danny Ings as a natural replacement. SIGH!

Very fair play to Moyes though for giving Maxwel Cornet his chance and congratulations to the player for a brilliant cross from which Soucek volleyed the winner.

Benrahma’s day is done at West Ham for me – he has nothing to offer but runs down the left before he is robbed, falls over, is bullied off the ball or shoots tamely at the keeper whilst ignoring better placed players.

He is NOT a Premier League player and if Moyes sends him on again in one it is time to despair!


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “The thoroughly awful Said Benrahma

  1. I think you are blaming a skilled Player for the negative tactics of their Manager. Benrahma put in cross after cross and pass after pass. Other Players just don’t seem to catch on. Paqueta did the same. No one however, passed to Muamba, in a good position, bad team play or NEGATIVE management. Far to easy to scapegoat Players, they have to follow instructions.

    What about Ward-Prowse he never delivered an effective cross or free kick. Why ? David Moyes I will lay odds. No one can play their natural game or attack with gusto.

  2. Far too easy to scapegoat managers for players giving the ball away easily, getting knocked off the ball, shooting high and wide, running down blind alleys. Moyes may be culpable for many things but he’s given Benramha plenty of opportunities to show Premiership form. I’d like to see more of Cornet instead of Benny.

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