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Title: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on December 11, 2017, 02:51:29 AM
Looks out of his depth doesn't he?

No goals against Man City (H), Spurs (H), Liverpool (A), Arsenal (A) or Chelsea (A).

All well and good scoring the fourth goal against shite like us, West Ham and Newcastle at home but it won't be long before he's ousted by Ibra.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Major Clanger on December 11, 2017, 03:00:02 AM
I think that also has something to do with how Mourinho sets his team up in these crunch games. We know full well that he's at his best when chances are made for him or when he can run at defenders and terrify them.

He'd have a much better record with a more adventurous team.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Alanvideo on December 11, 2017, 04:11:55 AM
Couple of times he was stood like a statue and wouldn't run for the ball . Also partly at fault for the City goals . But I would never write him off  ,he's a lethal finisher. Would probably have scored from the DCL penalty chance today ,just batted off Lovren and slid the ball past Mignolet.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Mayor Farnum on December 11, 2017, 04:24:48 AM
Was unlucky with one today when the 'keeper made a very good save. However, I've always had a feeling he wouldn't flourish under Mourinho.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: The Analog Kid on December 11, 2017, 04:31:52 AM
He went missing for games on end for us though, mainly for the big games.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: ally2 on December 11, 2017, 04:39:22 AM
For me nothing's changed. He's not an elite level player. Whether he will be one day I don't know.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on December 11, 2017, 07:10:16 AM
Still not as good as his dad says ...and his first touch is abysmal still ....couldnt catch a rain drop.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: bacon sarnie on December 11, 2017, 08:54:43 AM
Miss his goals but not the man.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Heisenberg on December 12, 2017, 02:51:45 AM
Never won you games. Not a top player
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: blargins on December 12, 2017, 06:10:46 PM
Think we got the better end of the deal at the moment. Both scored 8 goals apiece. Rooney did it in less games too and has won us more points.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: bacon sarnie on December 13, 2017, 08:22:33 PM
Think we got the better end of the deal at the moment. Both scored 8 goals apiece. Rooney did it in less games too and has won us more points.

Deffo so far. Reminded of him playing the big I Am in the states with Pogba in a Moyes to United kind of way. Having said that watch him score four tonight. Come on Rooney lad - you can do it too.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on December 27, 2017, 10:00:10 AM
Absolutely stinking the place out.

It's not even that he's not performing in the big games but when they're against it like 2-0 down to Burnley, you just know he's not going to be the one to turn it around.

Zlatan will start the next big game imo.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on December 27, 2017, 12:47:13 PM
His stats still look half decent because all the padding he did in his first 10 games. He’s been really poor since though and Utd fans have been on his back. It’ll be interesting to see if he turns it around. Big test for Mourinho to get the best out of him.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Bob Sacamano on December 27, 2017, 02:17:10 PM
I only saw highlights on motd, but he looked dreadful.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Brownie20 on December 27, 2017, 03:59:00 PM
I only saw highlights on motd, but he looked dreadful.

Had the game on in ours for my wife's relatives to watch. Didn't even realise he was playing
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: eugene on December 27, 2017, 04:03:58 PM
Had the game on in ours for my wife's relatives to watch. Didn't even realise he was playing
Just come clean and admit you’ve got a soft spot for UTD Brownie (wife’s relatives) pmsl
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on December 27, 2017, 05:00:20 PM
Lukaku shite ....naa really wow who saw that coming ?.. ..was he by chance pointing into channels but not running ...even Mourinho has moaned about his lack of positional awareness .....maybe he's to good for Utd too and real Madrid will be next for him and his dad 😅😅😅😅

Not every team will play every ball through him like we did last year ....flattering his shortcummings .
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Brownie20 on December 27, 2017, 05:27:26 PM
Just come clean and admit you’ve got a soft spot for UTD Brownie (wife’s relatives) pmsl

Well I was watching the Blues v Dragons rugby in the kitchen while slaving over the feast I prepared. They had it on in the conservatory. I have very little say what goes on in my household sadly
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Major Clanger on December 28, 2017, 06:14:19 PM
I reckon he's turned into Lakaku on United message boards.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: boothill on December 29, 2017, 12:25:57 PM
Would you take him back though at a reduced price ?
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Ramjam on December 29, 2017, 12:37:17 PM
Would you take him back though at a reduced price ?

That would have to be a yes providing his loyalty was assured and his dad fucked off
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on December 29, 2017, 07:04:04 PM
Would you take him back though at a reduced price ?
I’d have him back for what they paid for him, in the parallel universe where we have the money.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Faceatthefence on December 30, 2017, 11:42:33 PM
Strechered off!
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Gash on December 31, 2017, 04:20:07 AM
Strechered off!

I know the feeling. :)
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: School of Science on January 05, 2018, 01:43:39 AM
Would you take him back though at a reduced price ?

Who is the lovely lady in your avatar mate ? Sod Lukaku.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: boothill on January 08, 2018, 11:59:03 PM
Who is the lovely lady in your avatar mate ? Sod Lukaku.
chasey lain, bit of a hog now , but in her day , boschhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: School of Science on January 09, 2018, 12:32:40 AM
chasey lain, bit of a hog now , but in her day , boschhhhhhhhhh

Bit of a hog now... It hasn't took you that long to answer me has it !  ;)
I'm 57  and she'll do for me.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: stirlingblue on January 09, 2018, 03:23:16 AM
chasey lain, bit of a hog now , but in her day , boschhhhhhhhhh

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=If9fC9aJd-U
Title: Not sure if this is the place for this....Lukaku
Post by: formerKHL on February 12, 2018, 11:50:09 PM
Got to actually watch a game on tv yesterday.....got fed up of hearing the commentator creaming over lukaku....at one point he creamed  about how his hold up play has improved under Mourinho...just as the ball bounced away from him.....he laid a couple of flicks off to the chorus of “ his first touch has dramatically improved to perfection”.......”his movement off the ball is brilliant”......

Never mentioned his Mis kick from 6 yards out......his running into his own players space... not having/creating a decent chance......

All this after only 4 months...

Not sure what I’m moaning about tbh just got fed up of hearing how dramatically “lukaku has improved”
But has he? I didn’t think he had....

Rant over.......sorry I’m bored here..
Title: Re: Not sure if this is the place for this....Lukaku
Post by: Macca77 on February 13, 2018, 12:11:58 AM
Who?
Title: Re: Not sure if this is the place for this....Lukaku
Post by: Audrey Horne on February 13, 2018, 12:13:18 AM
get over it.
Title: Re: Not sure if this is the place for this....Lukaku
Post by: Ramjam on February 13, 2018, 12:37:40 AM
He’s just had a tarot card reading with the Gypsie  Lee in Blackpool and she told him that his Honeymoon period was over and should sign for Chelsea
Title: Re: Not sure if this is the place for this....Lukaku
Post by: bacon sarnie on February 13, 2018, 12:39:08 AM
Got to actually watch a game on tv yesterday.....got fed up of hearing the commentator creaming over lukaku....at one point he creamed  about how his hold up play has improved under Mourinho...just as the ball bounced away from him.....he laid a couple of flicks off to the chorus of “ his first touch has dramatically improved to perfection”.......”his movement off the ball is brilliant”......

Never mentioned his Mis kick from 6 yards out......his running into his own players space... not having/creating a decent chance......

All this after only 4 months...

Not sure what I’m moaning about tbh just got fed up of hearing how dramatically “lukaku has improved”
But has he? I didn’t think he had....

Rant over.......sorry I’m bored here..


Aye, and I picked him for me fantasy prem team. Couldn't pick me nose me.......
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on February 13, 2018, 01:19:12 AM
Five goals in his last 19 Premier League matches...


Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Ramjam on February 13, 2018, 02:34:55 AM
Five goals in his last 19 Premier League matches...
Straight swap for Niasse What you think ?
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 13, 2018, 03:28:01 AM
Arsed
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Cereal Killer on February 20, 2018, 02:31:39 PM
Will Grigg has more goals against top 6 sides than Lukaku this season  :whistle:
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on February 20, 2018, 06:34:55 PM
Five goals in his last 19 Premier League matches...
He’s still got those early goals to pad out his stats but he’s been poor a while now. He did alright the other day but his general play is still poor. It’ll be interesting to see how he does against top teams in the CL. I still think he’ll score goals at that level but his poor touch will stand out like a sore thumb.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on February 20, 2018, 08:24:08 PM
He’s still got those early goals to pad out his stats but he’s been poor a while now. He did alright the other day but his general play is still poor. It’ll be interesting to see how he does against top teams in the CL. I still think he’ll score goals at that level but his poor touch will stand out like a sore thumb.

He’s improved massively based on the commentary of every match I’ve seen in the last couple of months.

Not true like, his record was probably better with us at this stage last season.

He’s always had moments of great touch and build up play (remember that assist for Kone v Sunderland?) but they’re exceptions rather than the rules.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: bacon sarnie on February 21, 2018, 01:53:44 AM
He'll follow Pogba if United win fuckall.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Macca77 on February 21, 2018, 02:31:30 AM
Wins the FA Cup this year
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: TheTone on February 21, 2018, 02:56:58 AM
I notice he's back to actually celebrating a goal now

Got the hump there for a while when he was getting stick off utd fans

Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Mayor Farnum on February 25, 2018, 11:39:31 PM
I think he may have won over a good few man u fans with his contribution today.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on February 27, 2018, 12:29:54 AM
One good game against a top side and people go overboard.

Failed countless times in big matches this season.

His performance is Seville was horrible.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Gash on February 27, 2018, 12:56:31 AM
He only did yesterday what you'd expect every week from him, not two or three times a season.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on February 27, 2018, 01:06:19 AM
It shows true ..him and his dad were expecting twice the goals this season in a better team ....and well what a letdown .
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: bacon sarnie on February 27, 2018, 01:34:16 AM
Wants more respect and only thinks of the team he reckons after the Chelsea performance. Having him and Pogba in the same dressing room must be hilarious.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 27, 2018, 02:09:22 AM
Didn't he score agaisnt chelsea for us?
And City home and away
And arsenal home and away
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: GLewis on February 27, 2018, 02:10:10 AM
Didn't he score agaisnt chelsea for us?
And City home and away
And arsenal home and away

And at home to Liverpool and that’s pretty hard when you play for us ;)
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 27, 2018, 02:13:36 AM
And at home to Liverpool and that's pretty hard when you play for us ;)
Valid point
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on February 28, 2018, 12:25:58 AM
Didn't he score agaisnt chelsea for us?
And City home and away
And arsenal home and away

5 in 10 v City
3 in 9 v Arsenal
3 in 8 v Liverpool
2 in 7 v Chelsea
1 in 6 v spurs
0 in 9 v Man United

14 in 49 games for us against the big six.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 28, 2018, 04:27:35 AM
5 in 10 v City
3 in 9 v Arsenal
3 in 8 v Liverpool
2 in 7 v Chelsea
1 in 6 v spurs
0 in 9 v Man United

14 in 49 games for us against the big six.

What are the stats of his peers? Only to satisfy my curiosity rather than be bothered about of Rom's good or not.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on February 28, 2018, 04:40:58 AM
What are the stats of his peers? Only to satisfy my curiosity rather than be bothered about of Rom's good or not.

That was for us like so his stats aren't as good considering he has 1 in 7 this year so his overall since he signed for us is 15 in 56.

Kane (Since 13/14)

2 in 5 v City
7 in 8 v Arsenal
5 in 8 v Liverpool
4 in 8 v Chelsea
1 in 8 v Man United

So 19 in 37.

Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 28, 2018, 04:54:11 AM
That was for us like so his stats aren't as good considering he has 1 in 7 this year so his overall since he signed for us is 15 in 56.

Kane (Since 13/14)

2 in 5 v City
7 in 8 v Arsenal
5 in 8 v Liverpool
4 in 8 v Chelsea
1 in 8 v Man United

So 19 in 37.



I actually thought his would be better. Not that it’s poor or anything.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 28, 2018, 04:55:34 AM
They are all flat track bullies tbf
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Gash on February 28, 2018, 04:59:15 AM
I actually thought his would be better. Not that it’s poor or anything.

It's really good when you think about it. A 1 in 2 strike rate against all levels of opposition is decent, a 1 in 2 strike rate against the top 5 clubs in the country is excellent.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on February 28, 2018, 06:22:46 AM
It's really good when you think about it. A 1 in 2 strike rate against all levels of opposition is decent, a 1 in 2 strike rate against the top 5 clubs in the country is excellent.

Agreed, though I feel like a fair few were penalties.

Not that they don't count.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Macca77 on February 28, 2018, 02:25:20 PM
Agreed, though I feel like a fair few were penalties.

Not that they don't count.

They shouldn't count

(http://iruntheinternet.com/lulzdump/images/muppets-kermit-the-frog-drinking-tea-but-thats-none-of-my-business-14081239310.gif?id=)
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: bacon sarnie on March 06, 2018, 05:41:53 AM
Stuck it to Palace when it Matic'd.
Title: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 03:47:51 AM
The deal has been leaked. Bottom right of the pic
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 03:49:50 AM
75m basic. Seems to be 5m regardless in 2022. 10m if he scores 23 goals a season for 4 seasons
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Ramjam on May 12, 2018, 04:04:09 AM
75m basic. Seems to be 5m regardless in 2022. 10m if he scores 23 goals a season for 4 seasons
I don’t think he will score 23 per season for 4 seasons
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: blargins on May 12, 2018, 04:09:16 AM
In all competitions or just the prem. If all competitions, he'll piss that as long as he stays injury free.

I'm glad to see that no silverware is attached to the terms.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 04:11:56 AM
In all competitions or just the prem. If all competitions, he'll piss that as long as he stays injury free.

I'm glad to see that no silverware is attached to the terms.

In all competitions as it says he’s got 26 this season (and that can’t just be in the league)

Like you say so long as he’s fit and in the team he should be averaging that really

Though you do have to wonder if this season was season 4 would they have rested him on the run in to save the money with nothing to play for
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Juanito on May 12, 2018, 04:23:54 AM
I don’t think he will score 23 per season for 4 seasons

Why not if he did that for Everton? He is only going to get better.  How such an elite player was so underrated at Everton in some quarters is beyond me. Perhaps because he didn’t have Nil Satis Nisi Optimum tattoed on his arm.  We will be extremely lucky to get a striker that good within the next 5 years.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 04:25:13 AM
Why not if he did that for Everton? He is only going to get better.  How such an elite player was so underrated at Everton in some quarters is beyond me. Perhaps because he didn’t have Nil Satis Nisi Optimum tattoed on his arm.  We will be extremely lucky to get a striker that good within the next 5 years.

Because “such an elite player” overrates him
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Juanito on May 12, 2018, 04:27:21 AM
Because “such an elite player” overrates him

What?
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 04:32:26 AM
What?

I think he’s not “such an a elite player” he’s a very very good goal scorer. I think there’s a tier of players that are comfortably above him
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Ell Capitan on May 12, 2018, 04:37:39 AM
I think he’s not “such an a elite player” he’s a very very good goal scorer. I think there’s a tier of players that are comfortably above him

I had no idea you thought that.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on May 12, 2018, 04:38:03 AM
I think he’s not “such an a elite player” he’s a very very good goal scorer. I think there’s a tier of players that are comfortably above him

Get over him mate. Fucksake.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Juanito on May 12, 2018, 04:38:55 AM
Because “such an elite player” overrates him

If Manchester United Football Club sign Lukaku for 90 million pounds and have him as their  number one striker, they might have an idea of what elite is and don’t pluck transfer fees out of thin air.  But If Koemansnumber 10, who thinks  Sam Turgid Allardyce is good thinks otherwise....
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Tony Clifton on May 12, 2018, 05:02:09 AM
Fucking hell, the wages on Sanchez  :o
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 05:19:30 AM
Fucking hell, the wages on Sanchez  :o

I like the bonuses. 400k a week then they give him an extra 75 if he actually plays. Then loyalty bonuses on top. They’re probably gonna be paying him them ridiculous wages right through his decline too
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: brap2 on May 12, 2018, 05:44:04 AM
Have I gone back in time here or something
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Ramjam on May 12, 2018, 06:10:47 AM
Why not if he did that for Everton? He is only going to get better.  How such an elite player was so underrated at Everton in some quarters is beyond me. Perhaps because he didn't have Nil Satis Nisi Optimum tattoed on his arm.  We will be extremely lucky to get a striker that good within the next 5 years.
I don’t know what makes you think he’ll get any better, he’s got the first touch of a club foot and regularly goes missing in the big games. Also there will be proper competition for the strikers spot at Man U compared to Everton where his only threat of not starting was Arruna Kone and Stephen Naysmith so if his form dips he’ll be on the bench. So I don’t think he’ll score more than 20 in the league per season for those reasons however i will agree with you that he’s well good enough for us and I’d still have him back here as he’s well and truely miles ahead of anything we have at the minute.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: gizzblue on May 12, 2018, 06:21:45 AM
I don't know what makes you think he'll get any better, he's got the first touch of a club foot and regularly goes missing in the big games. Also there will be proper competition for the strikers spot at Man U compared to Everton where his only threat of not starting was Arruna Kone and Stephen Naysmith so if his form dips he'll be on the bench. So I don't think he'll score more than 20 in the league per season for those reasons however i will agree with you that he's well good enough for us and I'd still have him back here as he's well and truely miles ahead of anything we have at the minute.
Would still love to see Tosun take a full season with the team playing pretty much every ball through him (a la Lukaku under Martinez or Koeman) ...I rekon he would bag as many of not more ...because his finishing is shit hot .. .and has a first touch as well .
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Evertonian in NC on May 12, 2018, 06:31:58 AM
Why not if he did that for Everton? He is only going to get better.  How such an elite player was so underrated at Everton in some quarters is beyond me. Perhaps because he didn’t have Nil Satis Nisi Optimum tattoed on his arm.  We will be extremely lucky to get a striker that good within the next 5 years.

If by 5 you meant 20, then I heartily agree.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Juanito on May 12, 2018, 11:52:07 AM
I don’t know what makes you think he’ll get any better, he’s got the first touch of a club foot and regularly goes missing in the big games. Also there will be proper competition for the strikers spot at Man U compared to Everton where his only threat of not starting was Arruna Kone and Stephen Naysmith so if his form dips he’ll be on the bench. So I don’t think he’ll score more than 20 in the league per season for those reasons however i will agree with you that he’s well good enough for us and I’d still have him back here as he’s well and truely miles ahead of anything we have at the minute.

For Everton he scored 15 goals in 31 games on loan and then 53 in 110 over 4 seasons. That’s for a side finishing 5, 11, 11 and 7th. From the age of 20-23

There is a reason why he was brought for £90 million because it highly likely he will be one of the top 10 strikers in world football and easily surpass 20 goals a season. In my view, he will comfortably move above Aubameyang, Higuain, Cavani (considering their age) - which puts him in an absolute elite bracket. 
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Hannibal Lecter on May 12, 2018, 12:41:44 PM
I like the bonuses. 400k a week then they give him an extra 75 if he actually plays. Then loyalty bonuses on top. They're probably gonna be paying him them ridiculous wages right through his decline too
Nah... They have Everton for that.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Shogun on May 12, 2018, 03:48:47 PM
He’s not an elite player.

Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Lxxx on May 12, 2018, 03:58:34 PM
He’s not an elite player.



He’ll play No 9 for the biggest club in the world for the best part of the next decade and get over 20 goals a season every year.

He may have his flaws but that’s an elite player.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Cereal Killer on May 12, 2018, 04:02:52 PM
there will be proper competition for the strikers spot at Man U compared to Everton where his only threat of not starting was Arruna Kone and Stephen Naysmith so if his form dips he’ll be on the bench.

Will there? He went through an absolutely shit patch this season and still pretty much played 90mins every game

United aren't going to go splash another 90m on another striker just to leave one sitting on the bench
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 04:03:20 PM
He’ll play No 9 for the biggest club in the world for the best part of the next decade and get over 20 goals a season every year.

He may have his flaws but that’s an elite player.

They won’t win a single league or champions league if he does. He’s a level below a whole host of players
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Shogun on May 12, 2018, 04:07:19 PM
He’ll play No 9 for the biggest club in the world for the best part of the next decade and get over 20 goals a season every year.

He may have his flaws but that’s an elite player.

Biggest club means nothing in terms of a player quality. The likes of Barca and Real Madrid wouldn’t even look at him.

He’s a level below someone like Aguero.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Lxxx on May 12, 2018, 04:08:02 PM
They won’t win a single league or champions league if he does. He’s a level below a whole host of players

His play has improved this season. He’ll continue to improve year on year playing with better players.

He might well have scored 30 this season if he didn’t get injured a few weeks back. That’s impressive.
He’s a goalscorer up there with the best in the world. Surround him with top players and he’ll deliver most weeks for the rest of his career.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Ramjam on May 12, 2018, 04:10:34 PM
Will there? He went through an absolutely shit patch this season and still pretty much played 90mins every game

United aren't going to go splash another 90m on another striker just to leave one sitting on the bench
I suppose only time will tell but I can’t see him being afforded the guaranteed starting birth at United every week if he’s not bagging goals on a regular basis, their fans were getting proper short with him earlier on in the season as well so like I said we’ll see.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 04:11:15 PM
His play has improved this season. He’ll continue to improve year on year playing with better players.

He might well have scored 30 this season if he didn’t get injured a few weeks back. That’s impressive.
He’s a goalscorer up there with the best in the world. Surround him with top players and he’ll deliver most weeks for the rest of his career.

We could all list 10 maybe even 20 forwards that are better though. I think that puts him a level below elite and in truth a level below what Utd need if they ever intend to be amongst the favourites for the big prizes
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Lxxx on May 12, 2018, 04:12:05 PM
Biggest club means nothing in terms of a player quality. The likes of Barca and Real Madrid wouldn’t even look at him.

He’s a level below someone like Aguero.

There will always be players with better technical ability than him, that doesn’t make his goalscoring ability any less impressive.

The fact he's not suited to Barca’s style of play or Madrid’s desire for a huge name doesn’t mean he’s not capable of delivering at the top level in European football.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Lxxx on May 12, 2018, 04:12:59 PM
We could all list 10 maybe even 20 forwards that are better though. I think that puts him a level below elite and in truth a level below what Utd need if they ever intend to be amongst the favourites for the big prizes

If you can name me 20 strikers with a better goalscoring record I’d be impressed.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 04:15:21 PM
If you can name me 20 strikers with a better goalscoring record I’d be impressed.

Not just about goal scoring records though is it. I’d probably sooner have at least 2 of Liverpool’s front 3. He’s a very good player. He’s not special though and the worlds biggest club really should have a special striker
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: Lxxx on May 12, 2018, 04:24:22 PM
He’s not one of the world’s best technically and he has obvious flaws but I think it’s wrong to say he’s not a top player when he’s one of the most expensive strikers in history, plays for a huge club every week and is scoring over 25 goals in the process.

Anyway, he’s yesterday’s news for us. Hopefully we’ll find another rough diamond and flog him for £100m too.
Title: Re: Lukaku fee
Post by: SANA_DR0 on May 12, 2018, 07:17:01 PM

interesting deal  i reckon.. seems pretty good. he will easily score those goals every season.

still wish we kept him

that Alexis deal tho.. wish they sign  11 more players like that.. good way to break a club.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: blargins on May 12, 2018, 07:46:05 PM
Best striker we had since Lineker. Apart from the Yak in his first season, every other striker we've had has awful goal scoring stats.

Sucks that the likes of Spurs and the shite have had more quality strikers in the past 30 years than we've had our entire history. That says a lot for our perception and achievements in the premier league age
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on May 12, 2018, 08:12:13 PM
think he has had an average season tbh -  started like a train on fire --with everyone saying they had got a bargain, after the fee for Neymar spiralled transfer fee's, 
then got a strop on after everyone questioning him and not celebrating etc -  still did not show up in the most of big games-
then started scoring again and got injured -   but ONLY has 16 league goals i think and thats playing 90 mins when fit ---supposedly  playing with better players at UTD.     but a lot is down to Jose's  tactics

Think he would have got more or less the same  if he was still here   --  and thats playing under Sam/Koeman

still a quality player
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 12, 2018, 08:58:21 PM
Best striker we had since Lineker. Apart from the Yak in his first season, every other striker we've had has awful goal scoring stats.

Sucks that the likes of Spurs and the shite have had more quality strikers in the past 30 years than we've had our entire history. That says a lot for our perception and achievements in the premier league age

It does lead to the question of how good our youth system is. Owen and Fowler came through The Shites along with Gerrard, Sterling (I know they pinched him but he was still a schoolboy) and even a couple more they’ve got coming through now. What have we had in that time?? Only rooney who was genuinely top class. Do we make a lot of good players rather than the great 1s we need 
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: blargins on May 12, 2018, 09:23:47 PM
It does lead to the question of how good our youth system is. Owen and Fowler came through The Shites along with Gerrard, Sterling (I know they pinched him but he was still a schoolboy) and even a couple more they’ve got coming through now. What have we had in that time?? Only rooney who was genuinely top class. Do we make a lot of good players rather than the great 1s we need 

Well, it's been a generation since they produced anyone with top class quality too then.

Think those players are few and far between to be honest, and it will be harder and harder to find them.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: TheBlackWatchFanzine on May 31, 2018, 01:58:27 PM
'Lukaku hits out at Belgium fans for failing to appreciate him'

https://t.co/TJpe91yelU

Is this lad ever happy? Fantastic player but christ what an absolute nark. Claims he has been clapped by the Belgium fans once in nine years.

Seems to have fallen out with Mourinho a bit as well after not starting the cup final.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: TheRam on May 31, 2018, 02:45:31 PM
He’s elite in terms of strikers we’ve had.

But in terms of playing for man united and playing on the global stage? He’s pretty average.

He just serves a purpose as someone who’ll get you a good amount of goals but for me he’s miles off the very best forward players in the game.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Gash on May 31, 2018, 05:05:07 PM
Lukaku moaning about something at a press conference, you don't see that every international break.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Ramjam on May 31, 2018, 05:06:34 PM
Lukaku moaning about something at a press conference, you don't see that every international break.
Question is, has his dad spoken yet?
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2018, 04:25:44 AM
Just a bellend isn’t he.

Totally up his own arse.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on June 02, 2018, 04:18:42 AM
Continued whinging from a spoilt cunt who will never be as good as his ego thinks he is ....been found out at man u ....lazy arse ...Mourinho will bring in another Striker to play alongside Sanchez (the other egotistical cunt ).
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 02, 2018, 04:50:58 AM
That whole gayathon with Pogba last pre season didn't last look did it, they look like they hate each other now and both want out of man u
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Ross on June 02, 2018, 05:27:18 AM
Reckon at one point next season Sanchez will have him in the corner of the dressing room rocking backwards and forwards in tears.

He’s a very good goalscorer but he’s no way near the elite level, to much ego and not enough desire I reckon.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 02, 2018, 05:32:57 AM
Reckon at one point next season Sanchez will have him in the corner of the dressing room rocking backwards and forwards in tears.

He's a very good goalscorer but he's no way near the elite level, to much ego and not enough desire I reckon.
I don't doubt his desire, there's massive question marks about his quality
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Ross on June 02, 2018, 05:38:25 AM
I don't doubt his desire, there's massive question marks about his quality

He can put the ball in the net as good as anybody it’s whether he fancies it against the best is his problem.

Sometimes it’s like he just expects to be able to get the better of his markers and then they have him on toast. We’ve seen that time and again, that’s a mentality problem. His ability is clearly there for all to see looking at his record and goals. 
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 02, 2018, 05:46:57 AM
He can put the ball in the net as good as anybody it's whether he fancies it against the best is his problem.

Sometimes it's like he just expects to be able to get the better of his markers and then they have him on toast. We've seen that time and again, that's a mentality problem. His ability is clearly there for all to see looking at his record and goals.
Still think, and I could be wrong, but I think he's a lad who had been bigger than everyone his entire life (you can add Barkley and Pogba to this theory) and has never learnt simple things about football as he's just bullied everyone

His desire to be the best, imo is there, also he's imo he's never gonna be that. He will score goals for fun in the pl tho, thats a given
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Ross on June 02, 2018, 06:06:21 AM
Still think, and I could be wrong, but I think he's a lad who had been bigger than everyone his entire life (you can add Barkley and Pogba to this theory) and has never learnt simple things about football as he's just bullied everyone

His desire to be the best, imo is there, also he's imo he's never gonna be that. He will score goals for fun in the pl tho, thats a given

But considering his size is more impressive and always has been, hows his failing now got to do with his past growing up?

Like I said he’s a quality scorer yet he gets bullied often by inferior players, if he’s such a “student”of the game he’d be figuring out how to combat this sort of thing. That’s a lack of desire.

On his day he’s unstoppable, his problem is he’s not unstoppable that often. He should be a nightmare for anyone facing him and he’s not, they know they can get at him and that’s got nothing to do with his ability it’s his mentality.

You can practically see after a few minutes of any game whether Lukaku will have a good game or not as spectator, imagine how that feels as a player up against him.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on June 02, 2018, 06:07:41 AM
Still think, and I could be wrong, but I think he's a lad who had been bigger than everyone his entire life (you can add Barkley and Pogba to this theory) and has never learnt simple things about football as he's just bullied everyone

His desire to be the best, imo is there, also he's imo he's never gonna be that. He will score goals for fun in the pl tho, thats a given

Doesn't have anywhere near as much fun in a team with other outlets .
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 02, 2018, 06:28:27 AM
But considering his size is more impressive and always has been, hows his failing now got to do with his past growing up?

Like I said he's a quality scorer yet he gets bullied often by inferior players, if he's such a "student”of the game he'd be figuring out how to combat this sort of thing. That's a lack of desire.

On his day he's unstoppable, his problem is he's not unstoppable that often. He should be a nightmare for anyone facing him and he's not, they know they can get at him and that's got nothing to do with his ability it's his mentality.

You can practically see after a few minutes of any game whether Lukaku will have a good game or not as spectator, imagine how that feels as a player up against him.
Cos he's never used his size agaisnt people who can match him. It's like Peter crouch who was always tall, his heading ability, or his jumping heading ability is poor cos she's never had to use it
Lukaku has naturally brushed people aside. Poor touch? Doesn't matter, he'd bully someone out of it or sprint past them

It's harder to learn the older you get

That's just my opinion tho
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Major Clanger on June 02, 2018, 06:48:41 AM
Cos he's never used his size agaisnt people who can match him. It's like Peter crouch who was always tall, his heading ability, or his jumping heading ability is poor cos she's never had to use it
Lukaku has naturally brushed people aside. Poor touch? Doesn't matter, he'd bully someone out of it or sprint past them

It's harder to learn the older you get

That's just my opinion tho

Same with Barkley.

(Although players as tall as Crouch aren't really built for jumping, so at least he's got that as an excuse.)
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: GLewis on June 02, 2018, 11:55:36 AM
Add Rodwell to that list.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 02, 2018, 01:28:58 PM
I think his movement is his biggest problem. It’s very basic and the amount of times he’s pointing for a ball that just isn’t on is unbelievable. Quality goal scorer but that’s it. Utd won’t be an elite side with him as their main striker
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Confucius on June 02, 2018, 01:39:02 PM
Same with Barkley.

(Although players as tall as Crouch aren't really built for jumping, so at least he's got that as an excuse.)

That’s BS mate. Have you ever watched the NBA. Tall guys jump very high and are extremely athletic.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on June 02, 2018, 05:24:34 PM
I think his movement is his biggest problem. It’s very basic and the amount of times he’s pointing for a ball that just isn’t on is unbelievable. Quality goal scorer but that’s it. Utd won’t be an elite side with him as their main striker

Have trouble running a bath this fucker ,let alone down a channel.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Major Clanger on June 02, 2018, 05:45:11 PM
That’s BS mate. Have you ever watched the NBA. Tall guys jump very high and are extremely athletic.

You're right, it's not just about being tall, it's his build in general.

He's the guy who'd never be anywhere near the NBA: he'd be picked up early on by a youth team, put on an extreme muscle mass improving training regime, then given up on three years later when he still looks basically like a stick insect.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: GLewis on June 03, 2018, 05:54:25 AM
That’s BS mate. Have you ever watched the NBA. Tall guys jump very high and are extremely athletic.

That’s because the competition can also jump; anyone that couldn’t, wouldn’t play.

Equivalent issue would be someone who was taller than the net, therefore never having to jump suddenly playing in a game where the net was half as high again.

The smaller players who had always had to jump would be better at jumping that the taller guy.

Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Tony Clifton on June 03, 2018, 06:36:07 AM
Wish I had a voodoo doll for this silly twat.  And/or his parents.  Football's very own Mariah Carey, or some such.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Confucius on June 03, 2018, 09:20:43 AM
That's because the competition can also jump; anyone that couldn't, wouldn't play.

Equivalent issue would be someone who was taller than the net, therefore never having to jump suddenly playing in a game where the net was half as high again.

The smaller players who had always had to jump would be better at jumping that the taller guy.

Again, such BS. Sorry mate.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: GLewis on June 03, 2018, 01:02:16 PM
Again, such BS. Sorry mate.
Again, such BS. Sorry mate.

Haha ok :)

Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: kramer0 on June 14, 2018, 03:51:22 AM
Graeme Jones with an unintentional dig at himself.

http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/belgium-assistant-coach-jones-lukaku-made-huge-progress-at-man-utd-4235652 (http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/belgium-assistant-coach-jones-lukaku-made-huge-progress-at-man-utd-4235652)
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Bob Sacamano on June 14, 2018, 03:39:47 PM
Rom calling out EA on Instagram for his sprint speed on FIFA 18 lolol

Just get on with your job lad 🙄
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Toffee1 on June 14, 2018, 03:44:32 PM
Rom calling out EA on Instagram for his sprint speed on FIFA 18 lolol

Just get on with your job lad 🙄

He can just modify it in the edit player function but suspect the 99 out of 100 ranking will be sufficient for him.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on June 14, 2018, 06:51:32 PM
Rom calling out EA on Instagram for his sprint speed on FIFA 18 lolol

Just get on with your job lad

Ffs. ..run a channel now and again ...or start a conspiracy theory with Delle Ally .

His dad said he's at least 110 out of 100
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 18, 2018, 06:40:19 PM
Made me see him in a different light to be honest. Still, wont forgive him for a) missing the pen in the semi & b) cupping his ear to the EFC fans at old trafford.

Great read though...

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/romelu-lukaku-ive-got-some-things-to-say?utm_source=media&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=worldcup18&utm_term=Lukaku
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Bluenose 91 on June 18, 2018, 07:21:46 PM
Still love him, me.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Alanvideo on June 18, 2018, 07:57:30 PM
Still love him, me.
.......................me too. I'm never going to see a better centre forward in n Everton shirt ,not in my lifetime.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Bluedylan on June 18, 2018, 11:03:01 PM
I think he sounds like a bit of a bellend, tbh. All ego.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Confucius on June 18, 2018, 11:30:13 PM
I think he sounds like a bit of a bellend, tbh. All ego.

Yeah I agree. He has made it to play in a top league against all the odds but has achieved nothing yet. You haven't arrived yet Romelu. Stay humble bro.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: blargins on June 18, 2018, 11:36:29 PM
All time Belgian top scorer now.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: TheTone on June 18, 2018, 11:46:58 PM
Loves a goal or 2 against shite opposition
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: gizzblue on June 19, 2018, 12:00:46 AM
The acid test will be in the quarters against anybody half decent .
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 19, 2018, 02:07:49 AM
Flat track bully
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: howard1334 on June 19, 2018, 04:17:52 AM
Bunch of haters. He clearly has an ego, and I did not like his reaction when he scored against us -- though i do get it given how he really gave Everton more than we ever thought he would and did not deserve to be booed. But I still root for him, and I hope he silences all his detractors at the World Cup.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Tony Clifton on June 19, 2018, 06:08:49 AM
Massive chatter of shit.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Cozzie on June 19, 2018, 02:36:34 PM
Hes believes hes better than he actually is, hes still class though and the best striker I have seen at us in my time.

Noticed he still has an awful touch though, still dont think he will ever be that top top level striker.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jamokachi on June 19, 2018, 03:57:34 PM
I love his arrogance. He's driven to be the best he can possibly be. He might not get there, but he's giving it a bloody good shot. Good on him.

Love Rom, me.
Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: TheRam on June 19, 2018, 04:06:18 PM
Louis Saha was better.

Title: Re: Lukaku
Post by: Jamokachi on June 19, 2018, 04:09:50 PM
Louis Saha was better.

Agreed. On his day, and when he was at Utd he was World class. Shame about those injuries.