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Romelu Lukaku 2017-18 Performances

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6.1 Average rating
51 Appearances
27 Goals
10 Assists
3 Yellow cards
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  1. Jul 16, 2017

    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    He was a complete wreck already when he was released before joining Bolton. He scored over a goal per game before that even at Galatasaray (where he was dispatched because of his drug issues).



    He scored a few of these, pretty good first touch eh?

    A true legend, lacked brains off the field. He recently became a politician in Brazil before being found out again completely high in multiple interviews. Shame really. When you had a cross in the area you felt like you had gained a penalty kick, because Mario was there.
  2. Jul 16, 2017

    acnumber9 Full Member

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    I thought that was the best part of his game. He wasn't afraid to get into the 6 yard box which opens up the space around the penalty spot for others. Our strikers don't do enough of that.
  3. Jul 16, 2017

    TsuWave Full Member

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    I know Jardel well, killer instinct, apex predator, i watched him weekly (VIVA O GLORIOSO BENFICA), still i didn't/don't rate him. but i don't want to derail the thread further. good stuff.
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    shamans Hoser

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    He's said himself he's not a target man and has never been his natural game.
  5. Jul 17, 2017

    AdNani New Member

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    We paid more money go lukaku than what Madrid were asking for Morata, strange for a second choice...
  6. Jul 17, 2017

    ash_86 Full Member

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    I think Lukaku played well. More than once i saw him take 2-3 defenders with him yesterday, opening up space for Martial and others to get a free shot. Martial/Mkhi/Mata/Rash can utilize this space.
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Yeah, another potential weakness of Lukaku.. which I'm still not sure, based from just one game with us.

    Assuming that'll be clearer the more games he played with us, that can be an issue, but I'm not that worried though.

    a) He can improve this.. well actually he showed Jose and his teammates from that one game, his willingness to pass and lay it off to others.

    b) Even if not an effective hold-up play and creating chances for others... he compensate that by attracting more players on to him, means more spaces for our other players, because of one of his trademark attacking pattern of scoring ~ common, lethal and effective.

    EPL defenders especially should be aware of this, one-one-one or just one defender marking him, Lukaku can bully the poor guy even in tight spaces with his pace, strength and turning dribbles (depends on the ability of the defenders though, tops teams have good defenders, I mean even Blind negated him easily, then again we need him to score against the majority of EPL teams ~ the midtable and lower teams.)
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    I mean I love Zlatan but do people really have that short a memory to say he was linking up beautifully consistently? Forgetting about the countless games we were exasperated about him not being involved or losing the ball?
  9. Jul 18, 2017

    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    Feels a bit weird seeing him play for us
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Okay.. his hold-up play and laying it off to team mates today plus first-touch crossfield passess are impressive.. didn't know he had that in his locker. :lol: Who was it that said he had bad first touches? Good performance.
  11. Jul 18, 2017

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    His link-up play was pretty good that half.

    Played a part in that 1st goal too.
  12. Jul 18, 2017

    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    Very calm finish. Being used to Rashford's one on one misses, I thought that one was a goner. Had no problems whatsoever.
  13. Jul 18, 2017

    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Thought he played well today. Goal was very well taken, great composure. Involved in some excellent link up play, especially with Lingard. Used his strength well. Solid
  14. Jul 18, 2017

    Gearbox Paddy Full Member

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    Wasn't really sure about us signing him and after what I've seen he's defiantly not what we need. Fair enough he's guaranteed to bag us 20+ goals next season, no doubt about it. But the amount of chances he'll miss and attacks he'll kill to get them 20 goals would break your heart.

    He's got a ferocious shot on him though went close a couple of times tonight.
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    11101 Full Member

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    I hope during the season we use him as a target man only and beyond that keep him away from the build up. He should be the guy getting on the end of crosses and through balls to finish them.

    Once he's in his stride he's impossible to stop.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Great finish. I'm sure anyone of our other attackers would have shot it directly from the first touch and miss it as thousands of chances last season, but Lukaku is a goal scorers and knows exactly how to deal with these chances. Great goal.

    His hold up play was very good and he's starting to link up well with other teammates more than in LA game, played a big part in the first goal with his ability to hold the ball. His first touch is decent and not as disastrous as people were claiming, decent.

    He gets what we need and I'm sure of his success in Jose's system. Him, Pogba and Mikhi will be the main keys of our success next season.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    But, but I thought he had the first touch of a tree and he couldn't link-up with his teammates. Just shows how much some actually saw of him before we signed him.
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    Really pleased he got his first goal out of the way, he seemed relaxed and confident about it too.

    Many more to come from the big man.
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    Z_Wolf Banned

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    To talk up Lukaku as some world class CF that doesn't miss chances is frankly a travesty.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    fecking state of this shite.
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    Utd heap Full Member

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    Try a new sport.

    Two lots of 45 minutes in pre season :lol:
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    "Rad first touch"
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    Gearbox Paddy Full Member

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    He's been playing in the league since 2011 chap.

    See all them memes on Facebook, theres a reason for that because he's brutal.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    The only technique I consistently want from him is finishing. I don't care if his touch deserts him or he gives away the ball.
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    He's scored the second-highest number of goals in the league since then, chap.

    I also think our scouting department is a little more sophisticated than seeing what memes are going around on Facebook
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    :lol:
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    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    This is actually a step below judging him off the back of Football manager.
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    lukaku has been playing in this league for a while. this was just a preseason match.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    Seeing that clip of him scoring, those are the sort of goals our forwards missed on a regular basis, so it was almost surreal to see a United player clinical with his finishing. Last season scarred me for sure.
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    Thisistheone Full Member

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    Took his goal well. The kind of goal we want from him. Pulling away from the last man and stretching teams.

    Think he's gonna be brilliant.
  31. Jul 18, 2017

    TrustInJanuzaj Full Member

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    He's got a thunderous shot on him, expecting a beaut somewhere down the line
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    pascell Full Member

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    If you judge everything off the back of some memes on Facebook then no one will ever be a great player. It's like posting a video of Lukakus missed chances, every striker missed sitters but it's how they bounce back from them that defines their character. I remember Fraizer Campbell's debut and he missed a sitter and look where he is now, then you look at Rashford who went through a long goal drought last season and helped drag us to win the EL.

    I don't know if you're trying to be a WUM here but it's not really worked, you've made yourself look a bit silly really.

    Jose has a good transfer acumen, I have full faith in his knowledge and how he'll utilise Lukaku, he's going to be a big hit for us this season.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Yet by reading some of the guff on here, I get the impression that some have barely seen him play.
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    Nah a two minute video showing his worst touches is all the need to watch to decide if he's a good player or not.

    Despite the fact you could make the same video about pretty much every single footballer.
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    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    The goal was GREAT :) because he could have shot first time but he he seemed to have an idea what he wanted to do and he had the time to mess it up but kept his composure. Martial, Rashford will learn a lot from this lad.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    But now that video makes it a 'Caf thing' that he has a shit first touch.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    :lol::lol:
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Go to sleep! :lol:
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    Well if it's mentioned just know that they form their opinion on football based around a two minute video. It's clear as day who already have the knives out for him and will use any poor touch, or decision as confirmation bias.
  40. Jul 18, 2017

    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Very encouraging performance so far, loved how he is always available in the box and very direct.
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