Romelu Lukaku | Mourinho Part III | Roma watch

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Match fit or not you can't miss the target (and at times an unguarded target) from within 6yrds 4 times ffs

Absolute shambles
 

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I think 2nd and especially 4th miss are really big ones, no matter Lukaku is not fully fit atm, he has to score those. He's a proven goalscorer and quality striker but doesn't belong to that "elite" category of Lewandowski, Kane etc in my opinion.

Looking back at his Everton days, there were some questions about Romelu's performances against top 6, he was usually poor in those, remember for example Blind and Smalling dealing with him easily. Then he joined United and his record in big games wasn't great in those 2 seasons, he scored against Real Madrid in UEFA Super Cup, 1 goal against Chelsea at Old Trafford, 1 against Sevilla at Old Trafford and obviously that crucial brace in Paris.
 

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How can people still be a fan of him at this point, I don't know.

He is like that caf shitposter who always talk big but fell short when posting actual serious post.

Nobody genuinely likes him as a footballer, truly an awful elite striker.
 

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How can people still be a fan of him at this point, I don't know.

He is like that caf shitposter who always talk big but fell short when posting actual serious post.

Nobody genuinely likes him as a footballer, truly an awful elite striker.
There's one ac milan fan i remember who is a huge lukaku fan as well
 

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I think 2nd and especially 4th miss are really big ones, no matter Lukaku is not fully fit atm, he has to score those. He's a proven goalscorer and quality striker but doesn't belong to that "elite" category of Lewandowski, Kane etc in my opinion.

Looking back at his Everton days, there were some questions about Romelu's performances against top 6, he was usually poor in those, remember for example Blind and Smalling dealing with him easily. Then he joined United and his record in big games wasn't great in those 2 seasons, he scored against Real Madrid in UEFA Super Cup, 1 goal against Chelsea at Old Trafford, 1 against Sevilla at Old Trafford and obviously that crucial brace in Paris.
Even the SuperCup goal was after missing an absolute sitter that probably would have changed the game. Still rankles.

The one where he chests the ball to the keeper is an absolutley stunning piece of defending.............if it was up the other end :lol: :lol:
 

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I think lukaku is overrated, never wanted him at United and was delighted he left. Never should be in the bracket of Benzema, Kane, Henry, Battistuta, Fat Ronaldo etc. He's a good player but, Italy definitely suits him more. But today I believe he has got a lot of unfair stick. He's been out since August, played 30 odd mins since and it's natural to be out of rhythm. Rooney took 10 games to get fit again, I've seen Del Piero come back and miss some sitter, I've played Sunday league, been injured and its taken me a bit of time to come back. On flip side you get players that roll straight back in the groove, Messi, Haaland etc. Poor guy but at same time I'm happy Belgium are out and the memes are hilarious.
 

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I think lukaku is overrated, never wanted him at United and was delighted he left. Never should be in the bracket of Benzema, Kane, Henry, Battistuta, Fat Ronaldo etc. He's a good player but, Italy definitely suits him more. But today I believe he has got a lot of unfair stick. He's been out since August, played 30 odd mins since and it's natural to be out of rhythm. Rooney took 10 games to get fit again, I've seen Del Piero come back and miss some sitter, I've played Sunday league, been injured and its taken me a bit of time to come back. On flip side you get players that roll straight back in the groove, Messi, Haaland etc. Poor guy but at same time I'm happy Belgium are out and the memes are hilarious.
Poor guy?

He is multi millionaire elite striker who has ego level as high as CR7.

He deserves all the humiliation.
 

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How can people still be a fan of him at this point, I don't know.
At any point.

People wondering whats happened to him since he's re joined us but the reality is he's always been this player. The only difference was pre re joining us he was in systems that played to his strengths more than weaknesses (or in Conte's case all his strengths while hiding 90% of his weaknesses) whereas a possesion based system exposed him for the fundamentally crap footballer he is.
 

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You can't even say it's about pressure. Cos he's come up clutch at key moments e.g., during Inter's last title run.
When you've played vs multiple big teams repeatedly over the span of a decade the law of averages will come into play for even Lukaku at some point, especially under Conte at Inter where the entire set up was built around him.

Generally speaking however he simply doesn't have the required technical or tactical level to play well at even a semi consistent basis against elite opponents.
 

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At any point.

People wondering whats happened to him since he's re joined us but the reality is he's always been this player. The only difference was pre re joining us he was in systems that played to his strengths more than weaknesses (or in Conte's case all his strengths while hiding 90% of his weaknesses) whereas a possesion based system exposed him for the fundamentally crap footballer he is.
No one on here is wondering that, we all were delighted he joined you. There were several Chelsea fans who were convinced he'd changed and gone up a level under Conte at Inter and argued that on here.
 

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I don't think I have ever seen a guy messing up this many glorious chances in a single half of football ever. Lukaku has become such a meme after today.

I swear that my mood is as :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: as UrinatingTree in this.
 

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Felt incredibly bad for him, horrible situation to be in and wouldn't wish it on anyone. Big stage and he misses those chances to take them through.
 

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No one on here is wondering that, we all were delighted he joined you. There were several Chelsea fans who were convinced he'd changed and gone up a level under Conte at Inter and argued that on here.
Like you've just said there was Chelsea fans thinking he'd get us up a level and when he was at United especially early on (basically I was ahead of the curve from his first spell with us so when he joined you guys I was in the position the average United fans was when he rejoined us) I was dismissed as being "jealous because we lost out on him", for basically saying what is now the overwhelmingly popular opinion.
 

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Fantastic servant for Belgium, and hardly anyone in my country will put this on him. He was not even close to being match fit.
Agree! He was not close to being fit. Let alone match fit. He reminds me of Rooney in that he needs matches to be fit. They both are very stocky guys that have a hard time with their weight. He looked really out of shape. I'm surprised he even played.
 

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I think lukaku is overrated, never wanted him at United and was delighted he left. Never should be in the bracket of Benzema, Kane, Henry, Battistuta, Fat Ronaldo etc. He's a good player but, Italy definitely suits him more. But today I believe he has got a lot of unfair stick. He's been out since August, played 30 odd mins since and it's natural to be out of rhythm. Rooney took 10 games to get fit again, I've seen Del Piero come back and miss some sitter, I've played Sunday league, been injured and its taken me a bit of time to come back. On flip side you get players that roll straight back in the groove, Messi, Haaland etc. Poor guy but at same time I'm happy Belgium are out and the memes are hilarious.
Putting Rooney and Del piero’s name to defend lukaku. You know who del piero was and what del piero was capable of? Him missing sitters on big occasions was a rare event and Lukaku missing sitters is the norm.
 

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Putting Rooney and Del piero’s name to defend lukaku. You know who del piero was and what del piero was capable of? Him missing sitters on big occasions was a rare event and Lukaku missing sitters is the norm.
But he is right though. Ribéry always took 5 games to reach top form after injury, Robben took 5 minutes.
 

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Like you've just said there was Chelsea fans thinking he'd get us up a level and when he was at United especially early on (basically I was ahead of the curve from his first spell with us so when he joined you guys I was in the position the average United fans was when he rejoined us) I was dismissed as being "jealous because we lost out on him", for basically saying what is now the overwhelmingly popular opinion.
Meh he was fine for United initially really;

1) 27 goals in 51
2) 15 goals in 45

The main argument was Lukaku v Morata as Lukaku picked United over the return to yourselves and you ended up getting Morata for big money. Morata well and truly lost that battle with numbers of 15/48 and then 9/24.

As time went on United fans started seeing his limitations and the cracks got bigger. There were worries about what else he brought in season one then when things started to drop in season two, along with the attitude , the writing was on the wall. That said his goal return was still quite good and was the main reason we got pretty much our money back from Inter.

I still find it unbelievable that despite what happened in the PL at United Chelsea decided to part with 100m for an older version of him.
 

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anyone else see him aim a punch at martinez after the game?

 

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27 goals in 51
I actually recall he scored like 10 goals in his first 11 appearances of that season (thus that cringy "he's a belgium scoring genius" chant). And that time we all thought we signed a new 1 in 1 striker. He then dropped off to score 17 goals in his remaining 40 appearances.
 

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Feel bad for him? Not likely, an egotistical wanker who chats shit about Utd every chance he gets. Im loving it.
 

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Poor guy?

He is multi millionaire elite striker who has ego level as high as CR7.

He deserves all the humiliation.
Just because someone is rich with an ego, it doesn't exclude them from human sympathy/empathy.

Seeing more of this sort thinking emerge in the wider society, and it is quite dangerous.

Edit: obviously you're just having some fun on a football forum that the subject will never read, so no harm. I'm referring generally to the world view that if someone is rich and a bit of a tosser, misfortune/harm/etc towards them is Ok
 

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Is he going to leak stats of his teammates to defend himself? Or will he deal with it like a grown ass man?