Lukaku's "touch"

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  1. Dec 5, 2018

    Charles Miller Full Member Verified Moaner

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    I think it might be true in the Lukaku performances thread. But not in the Lukaku's "touch" thread.
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    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    Why do you have to think of our best first touchers? Literally any former strikers who played for us regularly had a first touch on a different planet. Chicharito, Tevez, Rooney I mean I think Anderson would have a better first touch
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    Red14Devil9 New Member

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    Yeah, Lukaku is one of the clumsiest players in the Premier League, because he is so tall and fat at the same time. I think that he is a perfect player for a club like Everton, in other words, not a really top club, because he could get away with this kind of clumsiness there, but can't at a club like United.
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    Nate Dogg Don't Make Me Angry

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    Gotta agree on him pointing but not making the run :lol:
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    Godfather Full Member

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    Andersons touch was more than fine
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    This. Just waits for the ball to fall to him.
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    Slaford RED New Member

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    The Everton fans were booing him and complaining about his performances, just as we bought him.
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    Seij Full Member

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    I hear Wycombe Wanderers are looking at Lukaku to create an ultimate striking duo with Akinfenwa.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    A little bit of variety in runs would go a long way in him finding more space for passes. At the moment, in order to create him a chance, you need some ridiculous precision coupled with some CBs laps in concentration
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    Foxbatt Full Member

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    Even Fellaini has a better first touch. Fellaini up front would be better than Lukaku.
    Now he will go a score a goal against Arsenal.
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    Seven Seas Sardines Full Member

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    You can't touch this.

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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Yea there is a noticeable difference in movement between him and the likes of ronaldo, granted i am setting the barometer high with ronaldo. But ronaldo is always trying to get in front or in behind or in between defenders. Lukaku just expects the ball to magically drop at his feet and even when it does he cannot control it.
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    TheLord New Member

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    Who is worse - Lukaku or Morata ? I think that's a close call with Lukaku marginally worse than Morata. Anyway, there's a separate, big thread for that debate.

    The important question is - Which club will dump their striker sooner? And that will be a reflection of the relative "ambition" of these two big clubs.

    Disastrous way to lose ~ 150 million.
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    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    That cannot be real?
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Nah, got to be shopped.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Looks fake.
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    The Firestarter Full Member

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    No way that he is fatter than Fat Ronaldo :lol:
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Skipped the touch part, went straight to nutmegging himself. :lol:
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I saw someone calling it a dummy in the matchday thread whereas he simply completely missed the ball
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    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

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    When did that happen?
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I think within the first 2-3 minutes as he got subbed in. Mustafi was behind him. He tried to control the ball but missed it. May not have been a nutmeg, I don't remember anymore.
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    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

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    Oh this :lol:
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    Judas Open to offers

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    At this point I'm starting to pity his performances, he just looks completely hopeless.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Yes, that was the moment. :lol:
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    Grinner Fat gutted, hairy shouldered, stinky Arse. Staff

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    From what I remember, JM didn't rate him at Chelsea and shipped him out on loan didn't he? So why did he pay so much to have him at United?
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    Foxbatt Full Member

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    That was the best dummy I have ever seen. He dummied himself. His turning is slower than Inzamaam ul Haq. Like an huge oil tanker.
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Haha class
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Has anyone got the GIF of that one when we were training in LA pre season, they were doing some drill and the ball passed to him at 2mph, only to fly off his foot when he tried to control it?
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    My grand daughter has a better touch and she is only 4.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Another variety of it today


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    kidbob Full Member Knee-jerker

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    What's more infuriating is that he should have been on the half turn looking to run onto a through pass. No one behind him, all the space in the World for the pass through and he's looking to receive it short. He doesn't have a top class stirker's instinct along with his average overall game.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    If he did what you described, he'd be on a 1v1 duel indeed cause that Fulham wouldn't be able to stop him. Little details like that prevent him from being much more dangerous
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    Yeap.

    We often heard the variety of ‘he should be receiving more chances’ from his defenders, blissfully ignoring the fact that had he been able to position himself better and anticipate the situation to beat his marker, a lot of seemingly ‘non-threatening’ passes would be goal scoring chances.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    I find him utterly frustrating to watch. Especially when everyone else today in the first half was displaying some football intelligence. I think he overthinks too much, and I do find myself unfairly enraged by his finger pointing.
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    It was an intriguing window where we were after Morata for so long and then a seemingly overnight swoop for Lukaku. Maybe it was jusr going after plan B once Madrid persisted in haggling?

    He's still young and I'm hopeful he can improve his overall touch and form. But my God the bulking needs to stop. You'd think seeing someone like Ibra would knock sense into these players about how being lean doesn't mean weak..
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    Kostur Full Member

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    The best thing is he should have just let the ball roll and he'd be through 1v1.
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    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    There's a reason strikers like Kane or RVN just seemed to get more chances. I'm not denying our midfield is poor but you create your own chances as well.
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    kidbob Full Member Knee-jerker

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    @kouroux @InfiniteBoredom yeah it's actually crazy to see at this level. If he had just let Lingard's pass go through his legs he may have even had a chance of getting there. On top of that there were 2 crosses from Dalot today that I'd put my money on previous strikers we've had scoring. One was a lovely cross into the 6 yard box and Lukaku had somehow run past the ball, otherwise it was a header at an open goal. I think he's better than he is showing right now but the problem is even at his best he's a squad player at best for a top side.

    I mentioned in his thread that I don't think he'd get into a team ahead of any of the first team strikers we've had in the Premier League era. A great striker for a 6-10 team but not for those looking to win major trophies.
  40. Dec 8, 2018 at 21:31

    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    Ibrahimovic had a big height advantage though and could shift his weight very well to use it as power. I don't think Bulking up is a problem for Lukaku because he is still rapid. His weaknesses are technical.