Romelu Lukaku | Inter watch

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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    This thread since yesterday :lol:
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    Bepi Full Member

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    Inter fans realising he is just an average striker, certainly worse than Icardi, but hey, there is Conte at the helm.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    And shits first touch :D
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    giorno Full Member

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    Worse than Icardi? Based on what?
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    Kemizee Full Member

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    Are you comparing precious Rashy to Lukaku? How dare you? One is a proven goalscorer while the other is young, hungry, a local lad from the Academy, gets involved in the build up and 'gets the club'. Those are the attributes needed at the top level to win trophies. Who cares about goals? Manchester 'Work hard and be hungry' FC is the new mantra. Don't be left out!
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    Kemizee Full Member

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    Good one. Dunno why people make the EPL look like a league where all the players are perfect. There are good and terrible players in every league
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    You couldnt make it up. He even scored easy headers whilst at Everton
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    Kemizee Full Member

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    Was it really? I mean considering there have been no replacements except saddling goalscoring responsibilities on inconsistent players like Rashford and Martial. The decision would have been correct if we reinvested the funds received from Inter on a striker better than Lukaku but we don't have that atm so I can't call it a correct decision.
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    Bepi Full Member

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    Icardi’s touch and efficiency in the box are far superior to Lukaku’s, who on the other hand seems more apt to share the ball with the team and to theatricals with the fans.
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    meamth Full Member

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    I wonder though,

    What will happen if prime Lukaku was in 08 squad.

    Will he ever play? :lol:
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    DJ Jeff Not so Jazzy

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    I think we got prime Lukaku, and the answer is no
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    Enigma_87 You know who

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    Missing a header doesn't equate that he won't score one in similar situation in PL. He will still miss headers in Italy, and still he will score some.

    The evidence many provided was that he scored plenty of free headers in PL and that point is true.

    I think you are overrating the PL defending and despite his shortcomings Lukaku has been a top 10 goalscorer in PL for many years in a row, managing 25 in a single season.

    Look at this defending for example in. A gifted goal, a goal where he received the ball in acres of space with an easy volley to cap it off and a free alley to open the score.

    He is a fine goalscorer - not one of the best but he will definitely score goals, regardless of whether he plays in PL or Serie A.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Why on earth would you come into this thread and start insult rashford? Is that the type of fan you want to be known as? Someone who insults the lads at the club who give their all whenever you have the chance? Even if the subject is just slightly related?

    Imagine how mental that is. That you just spew anger towards our own players in random threads. Would you want to read threads where everyone does that? Obviously not. So don’t do it. IF you simply must insult Rashford (the guy who got our winner in the last premier league game) wait till the game thread is in progress or go debate in his performance thread. (I rather you didn’t if you’re just going to make simple benign posts like this one) but please stop spreading nonsense like this everywhere.
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    sugar_kane Full Member

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    Really bored of posts like this one... don’t know where some of you find the energy to keep up this constant churn of cynical misery in near enough every thread.

    You can normally tell who the miserable sods are on this forum by the employment of “Rashy” in their posts, for some reason that nickname is like a red rag to a bull for them.

    How dare a twenty one year old sportsman have a nickname based on his surname, who does he think he is???
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    It is obvious. The hidden point is that if Rom is scoring at Inter, it must mean that the Calcio is shit and therefore Rom is also shit.
    The PL is better than the Italian league no doubt but on some sequences, some instances, there are no differences whatsoever. An easy header is the same everywhere
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    red4ever 79 Full Member

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    He will score 20 goals this season in the league for Inter. At the end of the day he is limited technically but you cant take away his goal scoring record
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    giorno Full Member

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    Icardi's touch is as bad as lukaku's. The numbers point to him being a better goalscorer, and i think he's much better in the box, but outside of it he's nowhere as good as lukaku(that's more an indictment of icardi than praise for lukaku tbf). I'd give lukaku a full season in italy before pronouncing him worse than Icardi...

    I mean icardi really is stupidly overrated in italy
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    Kemizee Full Member

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    Each to their opinion and what I posted was simply my own way of stating that Lukaku whom we let go without a replacement is better than Rashford. Never an insult or whatever you deem it to Rashford. I don't have anything against him but Lukaku is better.
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    Kemizee Full Member

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    Miserable you say? If you can't see the funny sarcasm in what I said, I wonder... Rashy is entitled to his nickname which is actually cool btw but Lukaku is better. That was my whole point.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Why does this thread have 44 pages? He's gone, get over it.
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    Bole Top Full Member

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    as far as I'm concerned, he didn't fail at United. he had one good season and one average one. those wanting him to fail and who are now mocking defending in Italy are weird. I'd get it if we were talking about Lingard or Sanchez, but Lukaku is one of those rare players that actually showed something for us in last 2 years. you can bet he'll score about 15-20 goals in Italy, simply because he's good striker. certainly not world class, certainly not without flaws in his game, but simply a very good striker on on his day and with decent service.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Its an Inter watch thread....
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    This thread reminds me of the post breakup stage when you're obsessed with your ex for a while and they're always at the back of your mind but you're looking for reasons to put them down even though you know their goalscoring prowess is fantastic and the truth is that it just didn't work out because humans are inherently complicated creatures.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is we need a rebound, which is ironically often what Lukaku needs too.
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    lsd Full Member

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    Lukaku is better
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    He’s a little gem isn’t he. Looks a class above his team mates.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Shamana Full Member

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    He's a good goal scorer but not a great footballer. I don't understand though how hard it can be to develop a better first touch. I honestly think I had better first touch than him when I played sunday league football.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    It's a bitch about thread.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Do not disagree
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Last seasons premier league goals
    Lukaku: 12
    Rashford: 10
    Hardly worlds apart.
    Whilst we're comparing, let's compare trophies.
    Lukaku: x1 Belgian pro league
    Rashford: x1 FA Cup, x1 League cup, x1 Europa League, x1 Community Shield
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    Kemizee Full Member

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    But why are you ignoring Lukaku's overall EPL record? fair enough though, I get the point you are trying to to register; that Rashford is coming up in leaps and bounds and can make the effect of Lukaku's contributions not really missed.
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I'm ignoring his overall record because we won't miss the goals Lukaku scored for Everton.
    Lukakus contributions won't be a big loss because he struggled at United unfortunately.
    I don't know if Rashford will ever be a reliable goalscorer, but Lukaku really wasn't right for us.
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    giorno Full Member

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    What Lukaku needs is a rebound dampener actually. To wrap around his body
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    giorno Full Member

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    He's very tall, with big feet, and evidently has poor sensitivity in them

    That's why guys Messi, Xavi, Iniesta etc are generally the best technical players around and why guys like Zlatan and Pogba make people marvel, guys with that body type should not have that kind of touch. It's a natural gift, you're limited by that
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    The ignore thread button is top right.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Well, I don't want to ignore the thread. I wanted to see how hes doing and all I see is people bitching.
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    Shamana Full Member

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    I know that the pace at top football is way more intense than on any other level. But a good touch is something you can be taught. Dribbling is something that is almost impossible to learn if you're not a natural.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Not if you lack sensitivity in your feet. This is the same as pace, reactions, coordination, etc. You're limited by what nature gave you, no matter how much you work on it
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    Mixed bag from Lukaku. Had some nice touches and was involved in most good things Inter did but also the characteristic pointing, some awful runs made and there were 2 diabolical first touches.
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    Conte concluded by confirmed that Romelu Lukaku will be an absentee due to a muscle problem.

    “Lukaku is not here with us, he had a slight muscular issue in his quadricep that he has been carrying for 10 days. He was continuing to feel the problem and the tests were negative, but we preferred in any case not to take any chances with him.

    “We have to rely on how the player feels in these cases. It’s not a tear, so we are fairly relaxed and will focus on that only after tomorrow’s game with Barcelona.”