Lukaku named Player of the Month

Friday 31 March 2017  14 Comments  [Jump to last]
Romelu Lukaku's sparkling recent form has been recognised with the award of Premier League Player of the Month for March.

The Belgian has ascended to the top of the division's goalscoring charts by racking up 21 league goals for the season, four of them in the last month.  


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Stan Schofield
1 Posted 31/03/2017 at 18:46:07
Fully deserved, Rom. Destroy Liverpool tomorrow.
Brian Williams
2 Posted 31/03/2017 at 20:16:09
Hear, hear, Stan.
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 31/03/2017 at 20:44:39
Get the winner tomorrow and he'll be player of the month for April. No fool, Rom.
Chris Owens
4 Posted 31/03/2017 at 21:14:31
If Lukaku wants Champions League football next season, he can start by winning the game for us tomorrow. Last season we needed him to win us the FA Cup semi-final to help us get into Europe, but he failed. It's time for him to produce the goods when it really matters.
Mike Keating
6 Posted 01/04/2017 at 17:08:03
Too true – if Lukaku hadn't missed a hat trick in the semi last season, he could be in the quarter finals of a European Cup.

He was rubbish today, along with the rest of them.

Peter Roberts
7 Posted 03/04/2017 at 13:10:49
Absolute disgrace on Saturday... wonder if Alex Nyarko watched the game? He would be forgiven for expecting a fan to walk on offering to swap shirts.

When you are an athlete like this lad – blessed with the size, speed and power he has – then I really am at a loss to explain how he was so comprehensively bullied. Well that's a lie... I do know why he was bullied – he allowed himself to be because he wasn't bothered.

Let's look at that in depth: a player who we have offered a mega-money contract to – who has rejected it whilst questioning our ambition – "decided" to stroll through the derby...

He doesn't "get" Everton. He has never immersed himself into the club – all he has immersed himself into is "The World of Rom".

I'm equally as angry with Koeman for keeping him on the pitch. It simply can't be allowed that a player is able to "not try" – it wasn't about lack of service. We can look at service when we are content that he did the basics of what he can do:-

Press the defence
Compete in his duels
Make runs

Completely lacking...

I could do a separate piece about players not passing very well or being off the boil – 9 or 10 would fit in that category... Barkley the prime example – but give the lad credit – he tried, he wanted it, probably too much. He never hid, got stuck in – too much.

I'm sick to the back teeth of Lukaku. I've had enough of him and his circus. I'm sure he will erase some memories when up against some cannon fodder to get his stats up.

Terry Smith
8 Posted 03/04/2017 at 14:00:57
I couldn't agree more, Peter Roberts. He fails to turn up on the big scene that he bangs on about. All the big teams wouldn't go near him. They have their own strikers that can win a game single-handed in big matches.
Barry Jones
9 Posted 05/04/2017 at 02:30:18
Peter, the majority of the votes were in braille.
Stan Schofield
10 Posted 05/04/2017 at 10:20:35
It was only a few games ago that Lukaku and Barkley were 'on fire'. Only takes a couple of relatively poor performances before we get the usual bashing of these players.

It's ironic that Lukaku gets this on a thread focused on him being awarded Premier League Player of the Month.

Yes, let's just sell him, replace him with a workhorse, see how we do then.

Jim Hardin
11 Posted 07/04/2017 at 23:23:52
Terry,

Really? So which manager sent out a team one v eleven? Idiotic. No striker wins a game single-handed because no striker comes back, wins the ball, takes it the length of the pitch, and scores, then runs back to defend his whole third and goal. I swear the comments on here about Lukaku from you and Peter (who only comes onto the site after Rom hasn't scored in two games isn't it) get more and more ridiculous.

Romelu Lukaku was Player of the Month. Refusing to see his qualities and accomplishments, even over that period of time, and then making comments about the blind and the voters for a laugh, just makes you both look a little churlish, doesn't it?

Peter Kowalski
12 Posted 08/04/2017 at 19:45:56
Here are great Romelu Lukaku statistics:
Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku need 2.44 shots per goal!
Barry Jones
13 Posted 09/04/2017 at 00:50:27
Stan, I fail to see your point. It's possible to both work hard and score goals. Many other class players have proved this quite easily. Diego Costa, Louis Suarez, Kun Agueiro, Carlos Tevez to name but a few.
Stan Schofield
14 Posted 09/04/2017 at 14:03:02
Barry, I agree that you can both work hard and score goals. I suppose my point is that only a few games ago Rom and Ross were playing very well, with Rom working very hard, showing improvements in important parts of his game. Just because they've had a couple of mediocre games (in my opinion, not helped by Koeman's choice of tactics), doesn't detract from the overall way they've been playing since the start of this year.

But some folks will jump on the recent poor games, and want them sold. Fortunately, they're in a minority amongst Evertonians.

Stan Schofield
15 Posted 09/04/2017 at 14:26:19
Barry, I also meant to say, Rom himself has said he needs to improve, which to me is not a sign of a player with a general bad attitude, despite his lapses (which some folks latch onto to argue getting rid of him).

Peter@12: Interesting stats, which underline Rom's class. The comparison with Vardy shows a significant difference between these players, Lukaku having the better stats. How anyone can suggest that Everton should try to sign Vardy to replace is beyond me. Maybe sign Vardy to support Lukaku.

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