Lukaku will hear Moshiri out but wants silverware

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Romelu Lukaku says that it's time for him to 'write a CV' by winning titles but has given further hints that it won't be with Everton.

The 23-year-old has not been shy about talking about his future since he returned to Belgium to prepare for Euro2016 and while he still has three years left on his contract at Goodison Park, little of what he has said so far suggests he wants to spend another season with the Blues.

Lukaku scored 25 goals in all competitions this season but his strike rate dropped off precipitously as Everton's form plumbed the depths over the last couple of months of the season.

The former Chelsea striker has said that the players' "broken" relationship with manager Roberto Martinez was clearly evident in the team's poor performances and results but Martinez's removal might not be enough to keep him around.

“I'm at a point where I have to make a good career choice," he is quoted as saying in The Daily Star. "We have a new investor at Everton, and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say. But I have my own ideas in mind. I want to win titles.

“I have had a very good season, but it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football. I get that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea.

“People in Belgium don't see me playing for Everton, but I am respected in England by fans, managers and experts like Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry.”

Lukaku has, inevitably, been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge as well as a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United but is also interesting Paris St Germain who could afford the reported £65m that Everton would demand for his contract.


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Ernie Baywood
2 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:58:17
I might consider listening to my employer today. Just as a courtesy though.
Nick Armitage
3 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:58:25
There is no chance of anyone paying £65m for him.
Alan Humphreys
4 Posted 25/05/2016 at 21:58:54
Respected by experts... spent too much time watching Sky Sports me thinks.
Laura Round
5 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:00:20
Wow.. Off to Chelsea then.. Bye..
Phil Hoyle
6 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:00:53
Please just stop talking Romelu!
Brian Williams
7 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:00:57
Fine him and warn him about his future behaviour!
He's gone way too far.
Cheeky fucker is ignoring the fact that he's contracted for another three years.
If he had any class he'd be doing his hawking in private instead of using the press to get a move.
Scandalous behaviour!
Danny James
8 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:02:46
If he'd got his shooting boots on in the semi final he maybe would have got some silverware
David Hallwood
9 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:02:49
Maybe he wants to be a columnist or a blogger
Jamie Crowley
10 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:03:56
This kid really needs to shut up.

Tell them privately it's time to move on. Let the process pan out. Stop going public with everything please.

Lacks class doesn't it?

Garry Corgan
11 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:04:53
Agree with Brian. If a manager can get a fine and a warning for questioning a referee then Lukaku should get a fine and a warning for his behaviour. It is beyond the pale to speak in such disrespectful terms about your employer.

Please Everton, issue a statement that he's under contract until 2019 and will be leaving when you decide - not a second earlier.

Paul Smith
12 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:07:25
The previous manager let him say and do what he wanted so hes not going to stop now. As long as we get top dollar for him I don't really mind if he goes but would prefer to see him go to PSG.
Michael Coville
13 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:09:58
He had the opportunity of scoring a penalty in the semi-final which may have given us silverware if he had converted it. Short memory has our Lukaku.
Bob Cumiskey
14 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:15:06
I hope we can persuade him to stay but I doubt it.
He needs to concentrate on his football now.
After the last 3 months being virtually goalless he needs a good euros.
I for one hope he has a blinder in order to enhance any possible transfer fee or bring him back for the new season full of confidence.
He needs to pipe down now though as he is going to look pretty stupid if he bombs at the euros.
If he truly is the winner he portrays himself to be, he now has the platform to demonstrate it to us all.
I for one will be watching on with great interest.
John Daley
15 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:15:08
“I am respected in England by fans, managers and experts like Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry.

I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

John Hughes
16 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:16:08
This bloke really has become irritating now. He seems to bounce these comments off the media as regular as the ball does off various parts of his anatomy. Just go and do one, quickly before everyone else wakes up to your limitations as a footballer and a man. Not fit to lace Bernie Wright's boots, let alone Dean, et al.
Iain Latchford
17 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:18:14
"Out of courtesy" to Moshiri who's worth £1.4bn.
Gerard Carey
18 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:19:09
Experts like Carragher and Souness!? Yeah? Methinks Rom should keep his mouth shut. Three years left on contract, someone should tell him that its his employers who will make the decision if and when it suits Everton.
Mike Moore
19 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:21:09
Be quiet please Rom, act with some grace and respect, leave by all means but remember who pays your wages and who you are under contact by.
Gordon Crawford
20 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:22:36
He is acting like a muppet. Get rid asap.
Michael Farrelly
21 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:22:44
I really feel sorry for Leighton Baines he was forced to apologise for what was (in comparison to the Rom's outrageous arrogant self interest rants) an honest opinion made with the teams and supporters interest at heart. The Rom is under bloody contract he is an employee of the EFC not the club's CEO!

As previously stated he is a petulant brat and needs to be handled as such until such time as we can extract the maximum profit from his over- rated worth.
Marshall Duvall
22 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:25:28
I think Rom should buy his contract out if he wants to leave.
Colin Glassar
23 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:26:12
Translated from Belgian as, "If you double my wages I might stay and dream of silverware here". Fine him and tell him to shut it.
John Audsley
24 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:26:47
Out of Fucking courtesy!!!!

He isn't a free agent....jesus h fucking corbett.

Sell to the highest bidder, he's the best striker we have seen in years but his daily rent a mouth boasts are beyond discourteous.

A real shame, a lot of these quotes make him sound very stupid as well.

Mark Pringle
25 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:30:17
I can understand everyone's frustration with him and I'm as pissed off with his constant mouthing off as anyone. I think he knows he is under contract and if anyone is daft enough to pay crazy money, £65m and wages to match, he will get his move.

The flip side he meets the new owner, gets a crazy wage rise to stay and is seen as a hero because he chose to stay. Win win for him and exactly why modern day players have clubs over a barrel. Mercenary like many others, only motivated by cash!!
Trevor Lynes
26 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:31:57
Let him talk to Moshiri and I hope he stays and helps to win us titles and cups.Of all the players in our squad he is the only one who will be really difficult to replace.Like everyone else writing on this forum I hate to hear him say that he see's his future elsewhere.But he may well stay if Moshiri can supply the funds to replace all the deadwood we already carry.We will be losing at least ten of the present squad and we need to see if any of our promising youngsters can step up and plug a few gaps.We desperately need a name play maker and another top goal scorer.I am sure that our new manager should be able to sort the defence out but we have many players over 30 years of age with some now very in jury prone.I truly hope to see Lukaku with us next season.
Tony Draper
27 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:34:19
I look back at me aged 22, I was full of it. I miss that, I seriously miss that.

58 ? No thanks.
22 again please, all my faults n stupidity....... ALL of it, PLEASE ?

I LOVE this lads ambition. Wish I'd had even a fraction for a year or two at 22. I didn't. (Long story, recently understood).

It's not Romelu who is at fault, it's the faded giant that he works for. We need a Romelu in the boardroom.

Romelu really is awesome, World Class. Needs tutoring, yeah sure. Unpolished, but...... 22 with no ambition ?

Ray Griffin
28 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:35:34
I'd sell him now to the highest bidder before his price goes down after he gets found out at the Euros. Bloody hell, I was a slow centre-half & I would have scored in the semi-final (maybe not the penalty)
Anthony Jones
29 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:35:57
A pseudo-intellectual muppet.

Empty vessels make the most noise.

He has a major inferiority complex, which is justified given that without his brute strength he is fairly average.

Colin Glassar
30 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:36:04
The other night I was watching "Alfie's Boys" about the '66 team. Working class heroes, with no airs or graces, lived in normal houses and drove shitty cars, and earned a pittance compared to these overpaid, underperforming wankers!!

If it wasn't for football a lot of these shitheads would be living in a fucking crack house or in the nick. I think this lad is a great footballer but like most footballers today, he's a total dickhead.

Jeff Armstrong
31 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:36:12
"I have had a good season." He gave up with a third of the season left FFS.

Hope we sell him before the Euros, because his price will be dropping like a Stones (ahem) once the games start.
James McKenna
32 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:36:35
Get rid now? Sell to the highest bidder and get someone for half the price who's second touch isn't a tackle. Absolutely sick of his shit now! Remember who brought you in out the cold?

Moshiri and co will tell you when and where you will be sold to, not the other way round.
Stephen Brown
33 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:37:59
Please just stop talking !
Andy Crooks
34 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:39:40
If we have ambition we must keep him.
Darryl Ritchie
35 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:41:49
I wish we had the financial clout to eat his salary for a season. Sit him in the stands for a while. This "respect" thing is a two way street. He's not showing us any respect, so he shouldn't be receiving any, either.

Does he have a buyout clause in his contract? If not, Rom can talk until he's blue in the face ( pun intended), he's not going anywhere unless we sell him...on our terms.

Anthony Jones
36 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:48:13
Put the clown in the reserves. I certainly won't root for him any more. He can stick his career up his arse, along with Carragher, Souness and Henry.
John Crook
37 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:53:19
I'm really concerned about the lack of communication coming from the club. Is it any wonder that Lukaku's spouting off? I hear Moshiri is going to spend millions from everyone but him and that a new stadium is all but a formality? Says who?

The new TV money means that for the first time ever, an investor in a premiership football club (right club with the right manager) can make serious money by spending the revenue on players whilst pocketing the majority of the TV cash......every year! Think about it, wouldn't you be tempted too?
Tony Doran
38 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:54:05
I've noticed a change in the way the club feel about themselves lately. With having a supposed list of high profile managers to work through instead of just hoping for one them to help us out.

It should now be the same with players, show some balls and tell this mercenary that, unless he starts banging them in again next season, he will be considered surplus to requirements and not good enough for where we want to be.

I think he may be after a pay rise as I've not heard any doors getting broken down for him.

Colin Glassar
39 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:55:20
No buyout clause and no buy back clause with Chelsea Darryl. Rom knows he's in a corner as he will have to grovel, beg, scream, wail etc......for us to let him leave. That's the reason behind all these "interviews". He's in a very weak position and he knows it.
John Davies
40 Posted 25/05/2016 at 22:58:09
"I have had a very good season"........"I am respected by experts like".............Arrogant fucking twat. How far up his own arse can one guy get? Fuck off Lukaku, the club will be far better off when some idiot comes and pays Everton far more than you are worth - ie: anything above £30m.
Damian Wilde
41 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:07:54
"it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football. I get that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea."

What an arrogant prick. Writing a CV, I bet you can't even spell you dumb bastard. The second part about Chelsea, how disrespectful is that?

Sell him before the Euros as he isn't the best and his price will drop.

Robbie Muldoon
42 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:09:35
Something really off-putting about a young lad obsessed with how his cv will look years down the line. An ugly sense of entitlement rather than ambition, in my eyes. You've got an incredible job. All that should mattet is the passion. An glory is fantastic bonus.
Nathan Rooney
43 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:10:38
The more shite I hear coming out of this kids gob, the more I get to thinking that he might be big part of the "dressing room issues" we have had!

I want to write a cv?! Win trophies?!

Had a perfect chance at Wembley kid, and you completely fucked that up didn't you Bro?

People in Belgium don't see me playing for Everton?!?

kinell Rom, ain't they got televisions or pubs with premier league games on kid?! Must be a right shithole!

Classless and derogatory statements to your current employer, you can go and get fucked, you over-rated piece of shite.

Crying shame, but I don't believe that anybody in there right mind will pay 65 mill for you.

Do us a favour lad, have a good euros so we may get some decent bids eh? You might not even get into the side though, that's how highly your international gaffer rates you!

Shut the fuck up and let your feet do the talking for gods sake.

Peter Larkin
44 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:11:41
And we wonder why we have no chemistry in the dressing room? Twats like HIM bigging himself up like he is Ronaldo.

And to all the fans on here saying ooooo if only we had his ambition? Where was Rom's ambition to fight for his place at a title-winning team? Yes thats right he couldnt be assed could he?

Rom is all about Rom. The sooner this wannabe is out of our club the better.

Nigel Munford
45 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:12:07
No player is irreplaceable and his attitude is becoming really annoying. I can see another Berahino situation brewing.
Chris Leyland
46 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:12:31
Andy Crooks - couldn't agree less. If we actually had any ambition we'd transfer list him and buy several better and more committed replacements to take us onto the next level.
Nigel Munford
48 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:17:07
Totally agree Chris, if ever there was an excellent example of prima donna then this guys it!
Kieran Kinsella
49 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:22:06
This a one reason why we need a mgr asap. No doubt he's texting his mates stirring the dressing room pot. We've got Moris agent touting him to Lazio while someone has signed off on his three month holiday. No further word on tying down young Davies. Half a dozen first teamers a week away from the dole. Someone needs to take charge
James Stewart
50 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:34:20
Can talk all he wants he is under contract and we have no need to sell.
Dermot O'Brien
51 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:37:11
Hopefully the meeting goes a bit like:

"Romelu, you have three years left on your contract."
"Yes, Farhad, but I want to play in a team that wins trophies."
"You'll play for Everton or Everton Under-21s, BITCH. *Under his breath* If you took your chances, you'd have won the cup.
"But Farhad...."
"Get the fuck out."
"Yes, boss."

Andrew Presly
52 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:40:46
The best players are all like this now. It's not personal. Give him a new deal & lets start supplying him with assists. He's scored 25 goals in a dead team who regularly field no creative wingers or play makers other than Ross! Careful. It can get worse than this.
Eddie Dunn
53 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:41:44
That's it , he can fuck right off...bye!
Stephen Ashton
54 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:42:00
Promised I would leave Lukaku debate alone as I already have high blood pressure but can't help myself.

What an arrogant, classless shit. Add that to lazy good for nothing non entity who is absolutely not fit to pull on the blue. FM just needs to speak to him long enough to tell him to pack his back pack and go and wait in the car park until a taxi with cash in it turns up from Kazakhstan or a Mongolian second division club.

Stephen Ashton
55 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:46:53
Andrew Presley - so we just create more chances for him to miss. Unbelievable.
Laurie Hartley
56 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:47:33
Our player of the season was the 35 year old Gareth Barry - a true professional.

I wonder what Barry, Baines, Jagielka and his other team mates make of all this.

Sell him - he's crossed the line. £29m (what we paid for him) will get us a more than adequate replacement with perhaps a few bob left over.

The only good thing about his latest comments is that he has acknowledged Farhad Moshiri is in charge - something I suspect he is about to find out.

Richard Reeves
57 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:53:02
If someone will pay the money sell him now while he is still talked of as potential. Let another club indulge him in everything he wants.

I'd rather a team instead of individuals and a manager that can create that.
Rian Magee
59 Posted 25/05/2016 at 23:58:56
Sorry lads I know it's a fairly serious issue bit your comments had me laughing my kecks off... some great speak!

Total lack of respect from the sprog. He really needs to hold his tongue... and learn to hold up play while he's at it. Just another prime example of how money has utterly ruined the sport. A bunch of overpaid wankers that spew nothing but disrespect.

'Out of courtesy' ride me sideways... out of courtesy he needs a slap up the jazz, fined enough to buy out his own contract, sat down and shown his utter lack of dedication, respect and mental grit needed to be what he seems to think he already is; and told to grow up and fuck off! Away the fuck out of the road Rom!

Martin Swindley
60 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:01:08
Let's do what West Brom have done with Berahino and leave him to rot!
Tom Nickson
61 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:14:38
If he hadn't missed about 5 goal scoring opportunities in the FA Cup semi-final maybe we would've won some silverware.

It's disrespectful to his teammates, effectively saying they aren't good enough for him. He blames everyone but himself for the fact that he's not won a trophy by now, maybe he should consider the fact that he was one of the 11 men who started almost every game for a team that finished 11th in the premier league this campaign, with a 2 month goal drought to round it off.

He's not as good as he thinks he is and for £65m he can go to Chelsea, the Champions League club.... Oh wait.

Dan Davies
62 Posted 25/05/2016 at 00:17:41
Controversial as this is, because it goes against the general feeling of the posters on this thread and I don't want to piss people off, but....

Lukaku's mind set and attitude is exactly the mentality Everton Football Club need, if as a club we were meeting his expectations he wouldn't be running his mouth!

The sooner we as a club match his expectations we might actually start winning things again.

Gavin Johnson
63 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:20:38
Isn't Ibrahimovic meant to be off to United? If true, Paris seems a logical destination for Rom.

I hope so, because I don't fancy another summer of transfer speculation involving Chelsea.

Douglas McClenaghan
64 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:20:47
Err...exactly which clubs are banging down the door to sign him? I have not heard even the sniff of a rumour that anyone is in the least interested.
Phil Jeffries
66 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:25:37
Time to settle down people. Motor mouth can say what he likes (unfortunately). But he needs to realise that if no offer comes in that meets OUR valuation then he will stay at Goodison. Any club thibking we will drop a valuation on a 25 goal scoring 23 year old on a 3 year contract... ask Chelsea how they got on with trying to bully us over Stones last year. And that was without Moshiri!

No player will be going anywhere. The media are having a field day at our expense whilst Moshiri does the right thing and takes his time to pick the right manager. Once that is done, the new manger will decide what happens with Lukaku, Stones and co. Pain in the arse for us fans to read this tripe everyday but until the club announce anything, we are fair game.

So that leaves Lukaku, Daddy Lukaku and the media across the country in the box seat for now. Moshiri will soon deliver and shut everyone up. I believe in this guy. Just glad BK is not the ruler over this next chapter in ur history.

Patrick Murphy
67 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:31:02
He is Nicolas Anelka re-incarnated he's not ambitious he's greedy for bigger wages.
Chris Owens
68 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:36:41
If Lukaku really is top-class, he wouldn't have missed those chances in the FA Cup semi-final due to his inability to control the ball. He needs to learn his trade before shooting his mouth off. Does he really believe he's as good as Messi, Neymar, Suarez, etc?

He has been excellent for us on his day, but those days aren't often enough. For now he should just shut up, practice ball control, and honour his contract with Everton Football Club.

Andrew Presly
70 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:49:57
Those of us at the semi saw Rom's contribution for what it was up close & yeah it was a pity and then some but this small time attitude at the club has to stop some day. It's killing us slowly.

He's a prima donna but that attitude needs harnessing by the next manager. We won't get a better young striker in Europe than Lukaku. Build the team around him.

Rick Pattinson
71 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:55:06
What a fucking idiot... how great does this clown think he is???

Rom you'll be second fiddle at a giant foreign club.....go be a bench warmer abroad. We are all getting bored now and wherever you go ask if they have room for Niasse and Kone... they'll make you look great.

Derek Thomas
72 Posted 26/05/2016 at 01:13:16
His off-field comments make Fellaini and Mirallas, fellow countrymen and some time blabber mouths, look like Harpo Marx.

His on-field antics make Perry Como look like St Vitus.

Peter Davies
73 Posted 26/05/2016 at 01:13:30
Rom's prepared to listen but wants silverware...hmmm maybe I could help. If he'll stay another season I'm quite willing to let him have me Gran's solid silver cruet set. Thoughts?
Laurie Hartley
74 Posted 26/05/2016 at 01:31:12
Andrew (#70) – he has decided he wants to go. He thinks he can do better elsewhere.

I would give him what he wants as long as we get market value for him and then spend the money on a better centre forward than him.

Mick Davies
75 Posted 26/05/2016 at 01:33:31
“People in Belgium don't see me playing for Everton"

I think Marc Wilmots will have, and seeing how out of form he is, barring injuries, I can't see him playing at the Euro's ahead of Benteke, Origi, Mertens and even an attacking mid like De Bruyne, or if they needed him upfront, Fellaini. Not being in the spotlight might leave him with no suitors, he may have to crawl back to Finch Farm with his head bowed.

I'd have him on the bench for a few matches just to prove the tail doesn't wag the dog, and hope it kicks the lazy arsehole into getting back to the Romelu Lukaku we saw in 2013-14

Ernie Baywood
76 Posted 26/05/2016 at 01:38:23
If there's a silver lining in this, it's that we're going to get an early look at what Moshiri's purpose is.

Build a team or strip the assets.

I'm thinking he's in for the long haul and the Rom saga will drag on and on until we either get a massive offer we shouldn't really refuse, or Rom's back in our shirt.

Francis Gibson
77 Posted 26/05/2016 at 02:00:04
Is there anyone else here who would agree with me that perhaps all this mouthing off on his part is him doing as instructed by his sleaze agent and advisors, with the aim being to turn support against him and make a move more palatable and cheap(er)?

He's not a stupid lad, and he must know how completely disrespectful this is to a club and supporters who've treated him quite well...? Eh. I suppose I'm just looking for a way justify this dick-ish behaviour somehow.

Peter Barry
78 Posted 26/05/2016 at 02:27:23
I see where he is coming from Everton have so little ambition they can't even appoint a Manager efficiently and in time.

They must have known Martinez had to go so why did they not have somebody lined up long before now.

Oh and if they only decided Martinez had to go over the last two or three games that just proves how completely out of touch and useless Everton's board and owners really are.
Jay Wood
79 Posted 26/05/2016 at 02:59:17

I am really, really intrigued how this is all going to play out ... the new manager ... the stadium issue ... transfer budget and targets ... who stays and who goes from the existing squad ... and of course, sang to the tune from 'The Sound of Music', 'How do you solve a problem like Romelu?'

This summer is turning into a baptism of fire for Farhad Moshiri. How he responds to and delivers on each and any of the above listed will inform the faithful a great deal of just what to expect under his regime.

He remains a total unknown, but for some irrational reason I think he is quietly and efficiently going to deliver. Put it this way, if BK was still exclusively in control in this self same situation, I would be feeling far more angst.

As for Romelu, like it or not, he is the best playing asset at the club. I recall earlier in the season how he spoke of the excellent relationship and (importantly) 'understanding' between himself, the manager and his agent.

It has been speculated on here many times what exactly is that 'understanding?' 'Stay this season and if we don't make Europe you can leave?'

Is all this noise about leaving his agent concerned the 'understanding' with the now departed manager is forgotten or going to be reneged on? Whatever, the player and his reps are taking advantage of the vacuum in the empty manager's chair.

I am firmly in the camp that we should retain Romelu and look to add players of similar ambition. That said, there is a tipping point whereby a talented player is too high maintenance and if he is too disruptive and undermines team spirit, it could be best for all parties he is moved on.

Personally, I don't believe that tipping point has been reached with Romelu yet.

Interesting and intriguing times.

Ernie Baywood
80 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:07:15
Gentleman's agreements are worth even less than contracts. I certainly wouldn't be entering into any of those kind of discussions with Rom and his hangers on. Has he demonstrated that he can be trusted to follow through? He doesn't even think he needs to honour a formal contract!

Everton's employee – Everton's decision. I'm just waiting for Moshiri's view to become clear.

Eric Myles
81 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:20:24
I hope Mr Moshiri looks at his CV and asks "why did you leave Chelsea, Mr Lukaku?"

"Oh, you were fired for not being good enough, not putting in any effort to improve, and mouthing off to your manager about how good you are?

John Critchley
82 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:23:36
Francis (77) yeah I'm getting that mate.

Something smells a bit Rom? You did eff all for last 10 games or so and now come out with this horse manure! I'm sorry mate you've been paid exceptionally well, and you haven't produced anything to match your so-called Champions League team expectations, watch ye arse on that door on the way out! What a waste!

On your day thought you brilliant, just needed you to produce it more than 3 times a season!

Bob Hannigan
83 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:42:52
"A curriculum vitae (CV) is a more comprehensive document that details ALL your past education, experiences, and competencies, including public presentations, academic writing and professional development. It's designed to introduce you to employers in academics, advanced research, post-secondary teaching and fine arts."

Would that include missed PKs & whiffed sitters?

Nicholas Ryan
84 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:45:53
I do not like swearing. I am mortified by the idea of swearing in public. So imagine how much it has taken, for me to write the following words:

'What do Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have in common?
Answer: They are showing Zero interest in this fat, lazy, twat.

He wants to dominate Europe, but the teams that DO dominate Europe, show no interest in him.

He and his agent have to shout his name from the rooftops, to generate any interest. Why? Because the 'big boys' have sussed him out, just like Mourhino did?

Has Jose ever regretted letting Rom go? No, apparently not. Why? Because he was right then, and he's right now. This guy doesn't have what it takes at the very highest level.

Moshiri should say: 'Yes, we'll let you go, but only to one of the 'Big 3', then wait for the long deafening silence which follows.

If Rom went to Barca, who would he displace; Suarez, Neymar or Messi? I'm afraid the brutal truth, is that the footballing aristocracy regard Rom, in the way that we regard Oumar Niasse.

He should stay at Everton, because we are his level, and he is ours. Both player and club are good ..... but neither is yet ready for the very top!

David Barks
85 Posted 26/05/2016 at 03:51:47
Eric Myles,

I know you probably feel real good about yourself, like that was a really sharp and funny commentary. But, he wasn't fired by Chelsea.

A look at his CV would show that Everton chose to nearly double their transfer record to buy him. And he went on to be Everton's highest ever scoring striker during the premier league era, scoring what, 25 goals this past season? Those goals coming in a side that had been grossly mismanaged by the manager that Moshiri has just sacked.

So when he looks at his CV and sees, you score a ton of goals, you've just entered your 20's, and Everton's only other strikers are Kone or Niasse, I think his CV stacks up pretty damn well.

Who scored more than him this season? Kane, Vardy? Two incredibly well managed sides with stable squads and in Spurs' case a wealth of attacking options, and in LFC's case Mahrez being brilliant all season. Lukaku has Lennon (Spurs outcast) Cleverly (Aston Villa outcast), McCarthy and Barry, and An out of sorts Barkley. And of course the endless passing sideways amongst defenders and being isolated up top on his own.

But yeah, terrible CV. You're absolutely right.

Jay Harris
86 Posted 26/05/2016 at 04:16:48
its falling on deaf ears mate because most of us have already sussed out Rom's problem.

He thinks he is too good for his current team mates and EFC.

He thought he was too good to be a sub for Chelsea and fight his way into the team.

Any football expert can see his limitations. He is a very poor header of the ball despite his size.

His ball control and passing is amongst the worst of even average strikers.

He will not chase defenders down or put a shift in.

He obviously disrupts team spirit by his arrogance and belief in blaming others rather than looking at himself.

His ambition far outweighs his ability.

I thought we overpaid at £28m and I see no reason why anyone would pay more than that for him now.

Mike Green
87 Posted 26/05/2016 at 04:30:43
Rom sees himself as one of the best and wants to play at the very top, on the big stage.

He can't get in the Chelsea side so goes and scores his socks off at WBA. Still no good.

Makes a last ditch move to EFC on deadline day (beats WBA any way, this'll show Chelsea....)

Has a really good first season but no one comes calling. Roms form drops off and still no one comes calling. Rom realises he's going to have to play his way out.

Rom has a belting 2015-16, scores two goals to dine out on for years against - you guessed it - Chelsea and that's it, job done. Look at that Champions League managers. No point trying in the league - tries in the Cup semi but realises after shocking penalty his form has gone to pieces after not lifting a finger for the past 6 games. Oh well, shit happens.

Goes through the motions until the end of the season , has done enough to fill his You Tube reel, agent knows all the tricks, he'll get him out of here. 'I am Champions League material and always have been!' he says to the mirror. The world can surely see this now, he's done more than enough at WBA and now Everton to get the No.1 slot with a Champions League club, he's got a scoring record to die for. And he'll do really well for whoever it is - he promises! (until it doesn't suit him anymore that is...)

Rom is a very strong, powerful striker. He knows where the net is for sure but is extremely limited in many parts of his game, least of all his self-awareness. Great when his 'cv' needs a dust down, not so great when the chips are down.

He thinks he's done enough at this stepping stone to get his move, just as he did at WBA, and in fairness he probably has. We have to treat him as he's treating us - purely as a business transaction. Don't improve his contract, by a single penny, don't play him unless his plays his socks off (and he will when the penny drops), wait until a silly offer comes in and then wash our hands of him. He will have forgotten us the moment he's gone.

A lot of this is immaturity that is being encouraged by those around him, which is a shame. He's going to have to start acting like a big boy sooner than he thinks if he gets the move he wants and just might not be able to make that step up. Oh well.

So, goodbye Rom (but maybe not quite yet, eh...)

Anto Byrne
89 Posted 26/05/2016 at 05:13:21
I think if my record in the Premier League over the last 4 years shows over 100 goals scored, I think I would be in the box seat. You want to keep me here at Everton do so at your own peril.

I remember well the days of Bob Latchford handing in several transfer requests and when they were denied he simply wasn't interested bar one game and that was the FA Cup tie at Elland Road v West Ham. He picked his games. He is still my all time favourite centre forward and cant understand why he didn't play for England a lot more than he did.

If big Rom wants to go let him, not sure who wants to pay the &$163;65 mil but you do get a proven goal scorer regardless of his poor initial first touch. When your a battering ram centre-forward it hardly matters so long as the ball end up in the net.

I would play Kevin Mirallas at centre forward, fast, good control expert finisher with Del alongside him in a 4-4-2 set up and a counter attacking game not reliant on possession. Imagine a midfield of Barry McCarthy Barkley (Davies or Dowell) playing down the middle and going box to box.

Butland would be my choice as keeper and we have a strong back four so any permutation from Baines, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Coleman, Connolly, Pennington would be pretty strong. If Stones stays all the better if not another defender with a bit of height would do.

Lennon & Cleverly are good back ups, perhaps other players would thrive in a different set up, its hard to know?

The season is over and we are still looking for a manager, who is going to look at the player list. Who is going to wield the axe and get rid of some of the dead wood, 6-8 players should be leaving this summer. If we promote some kids to the first team set up then perhaps we are only looking for 3-4 players and a keeper.

The silence is deafening, is it not?

Amit Vithlani
90 Posted 26/05/2016 at 05:23:43
Waiting for the retraction / " I was misquoted" follow up. If none is forthcoming, taken at face value, these remarks are disrespectful and provocative, notably the "trophy winning mindset from Chelsea".

How many times, Mr. Lukaku, did you play and contribute to Chelsea's trophy winning teams. Very few? So this mindset was acquired whilst out on loan / warming the bench.

Oh I see. A Chelsea reserve is bringing a trophy winning mindset to our club. Gee thanks.

Now, about that penalty in the cup semi final....

Eric Myles
91 Posted 26/05/2016 at 05:26:37
David #85, if he wasn't fired by Chelsea then why isn't he still there?

They clearly didn't think he was good enough, and it's easy to see why.

David Barks
92 Posted 26/05/2016 at 05:39:06

For the same reason that zero youngsters come through the Chelsea ranks. Just like De Bruyne was let go, only go on and star in Germany and now City. Bertrand sold, now better than what Chelsea has.

Ronaldo was sold to Real, was he fired? Do you realize that being fired means you're let go? As opposed to being bought, for a huge sum? We wanted him, and Mourinho decided he just wanted Costa. He then went on to add back up strikers who did nothing, while Lukaku banged in goals for an inferior team.

Eric Myles
93 Posted 26/05/2016 at 05:45:34
David #92, do you realise that being let go means you are no longer with the team you were with previously? The one you love and didn't want to leave but were forced out of against your will?
Darren Hind
94 Posted 26/05/2016 at 05:48:44
Yes, but he hasn't actually said the words "I want to move" so let's give him the benefit of the doubt. You could be misinterpreting him.

When he downed tools on Martinez, he didn't realise that he was downing tools on all of us... an easy mistake to make, surely? He's barely out of his teens!

I think Mr Moshiri should commission somebody to build a big fuck off catapult then (out of courtesy like) listen to what the cheeky fucker is saying as he is flying through the air.

Highest bidder.

Rahul Sreekumar
95 Posted 26/05/2016 at 05:50:06
Do me a favour, and shove that "courtesy" up yours.
Let's get some professionalism out of you instead.

It will also do you well to read up the terms of your "Contract" before imagining the next line on your "CV".

Peter Howard
96 Posted 26/05/2016 at 06:37:22
He walks into Moshiri's office.

As he enters Moshiri throws a semi- inflated ball at Lukaku's feet.

Lukaku's moves to trap it but it bounces off his shin and smashes into a portrait of the Shah of Persia which is hanging high above Moshiri's head causing it to fall onto Moshiri's desk ripped to shreds.

Calm and collected, Moshiri says to Lukaku:

"Thank you Lukaku.That will be all.I've decided to hold you to your contract until we get a suitable offer for you.I only spoke to you out of courtesy.Please don't miss the door on your way out".

Brian Porter
97 Posted 26/05/2016 at 06:39:11
Can only agree with the majority here. Total disrespect for the club that pays his lucrative salary. Let's face it, not many young men of his age get to be millionaires for simply doing the thing they love.

It wouldn't surprise me if he is one of the chief reasons for discontent in the dressing room. His attitude towards the other players certainly indicates he thinks himself to be a cut above his team mates. That brings us back to the word 'respect'. If he has so little respect for his team mates he can hardly blame them if they collectively tell him to "f off" and go and chase his impossible dream elsewhere. How many times did we see him just throw his arms up when the play went against him last season instead of getting his head down and doing something to try and change things like a real world class CL player would have done?

Let the big-headed prat go to Chelsea (no CL there Rom either), and try to gain a regular starting place over Costa, (no guarantees there either Rom). Or,as his dad doesn't want him in Italy where the defenders are too good for his little boy, let him try Greece or Turkey where he can get loads of goals and play in the CL group stages from time to time.

With his 'I'm bigger than Everton' attitude as long as we get what we paid for him I'd be happy to see this super-inflated who go anywhere rather than see him cause more disruption and discontent among the playing ranks as try to rebuild after the shambles left by Martinez.

Maybe one day he'll grow up and realise which club gave him the chance to show his ability, something he succinctly failed to do in the last two months of the season, including the infamous semi final which he almost single handedly threw away with his weak penalty miss and at least three other gilt edged chances thrown away by poor ball control more reminiscent of a Sunday League player than a wannabee Champions League performer.

Bye bye Rom, we don't need you as much as you need us because the world isn't exactly battering our doors down to say they want you are they?

Gareth Clark
98 Posted 26/05/2016 at 06:43:11
He wants to win things?

His attitude this whole year has shown the complete opposite!

In short - he doesn't want to work thaaat hard to win anything. Put me in a side like PSG, and even I will win trophies.

He is the laziest footy player I've ever seen!!!! "I want to win trophies" but instead of keeping his fat mouth shut, working hard, scoring goals - which would have most likely got him a transfer away from Goodison. No, he just stops playing...

I don't think anyone will want to sign him! Absolutely disgusting

Paul Conway
99 Posted 26/05/2016 at 06:43:33
£65 million for Lukaku is pure pie in the sky!
Especially when you see the likes of Willian, valued at £60 million, whom imo is a 'World Class' player!
Peter McCann
100 Posted 26/05/2016 at 06:58:14
Lacks class and common curtesy . Arrogant self centred and totally out of touch with reality.

I hope some of the lads took him to one side and asked him how he managed to fluff so many chances in that semi final when he would have been being watched by people in Belgium !

If he plays the euros like he played Wembley which some total lack of basic ball control and muscled out of the action then his value will plummet and we will be lucky to break even on this buffoon.

Brian Cleveland
101 Posted 25/05/2016 at 07:03:28
Lukaku has always been excellent at shooting.... his mouth off
Ben Mackenzie
102 Posted 26/05/2016 at 07:26:18
Jay Harris @ 86. Couldn't have put it any better than that. Echoes perfectly my sentiments.
Steve Bingham
103 Posted 26/05/2016 at 07:35:21
You get silverware by putting away penalties in semi finals... Not by gobbing off to the oress every other day . Talks a great game but yet so far not really walking the walk eh Rom ! Just learn a bit of class and humility.... Quick.
Martin Nicholls
104 Posted 26/05/2016 at 07:52:51
So he's concerned that people in Belgium don't see him? In that case he'd best hope that the likes of Anderlecht or Bruges can meet our valuation as no decent CL club will give him a game and thus TV exposure in his homeland.
David Barks - I assume you enjoy playing devil's advocate as it seems you voice a different view to the majority on every thread you go on. Good on you - it stimulates healthy debate.
Martin Nicholls
105 Posted 26/05/2016 at 07:57:52
As an aside and looking at many of the posts on here, either most of us work shifts, live on the other side of the world, or EFC have turned us into insomniacs!
Mark Jensen
106 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:08:07
I see Lukaku has the same control of his tongue as he does a pass to feet. It's all over the feckin place. Could he have been any more disrespectful? It is obviously a tactic dreamt up by his agent to force efc to sell an unsettled player with 3 years remaining on his contract. Bye Rom. You were good on your day but not as good as you think.
Eugene Kearney
107 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:13:40
Bye bye Lukaku

Let the bidding begin......

Mike Green
108 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:14:22
Martin #105 - I'll be the first to admit its giving me sleepless nights :)
Thomas Surgenor
109 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:28:44
I hope the first thing moshiri says to him is "your fined" just before he slides a copy of his contract over the table and asks if he recognises it.

I hope he reminds him that this isn't knewright he is dealing with and tells him that he didn't get to be a billionaire by being a soft twat and that lukaku is an asset and that he will leave when it makes good business sense for Everton.

This is moshiris first chance to put down a marker!

Eddie Dunn
110 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:33:33
He was up at the top of the charts at one point, along with Vardy and Kane, but he took his foot off the gas .

if he wanted to send a message to a "big club", then why didn't he put in a real shift in his last ten games?

If he had buried his chances in the semi, he would have had a crack at a trophy against Palace.

He can't blame those around him for the semi, as they provided him with lots of opportunities.

I really hope he leaves.

Thomas Surgenor
111 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:34:22
I'd also correct the poor grammar but it was a rage fueld rant!
Martin Nicholls
112 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:35:05
Mike#108. I'm in the insomniac category as well - I'm retired but still get up early to check for any EFC related (good) news!
Martin Nicholls
113 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:38:06
Thomas#109 - spot on and wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall at any such meeting!
Martin Nicholls
114 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:45:25
Anyone old enough to remember the old game show in which you had 30 seconds to rearrange a bunch of words "into a well known phrase or saying"? Just played it with heading to this article and easily got "Moshiri will hear Lukaku out but wants silverware" first!
If Rom carries on like this he'll end up a pariah in the same way that Judas Barmby did.
Paul Birmingham
115 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:50:16
Rom has shown his true colours... which run. He is as deluded as El Bob, as he thinks he's the finished article. He's miles away and He failed to score in crucial games and didn't score for the last 11. If he gets crocked in the Euros, who will have him?

Whoever takes command, I hope they see him for what he is. Sell him now before his 'damaged goods' badge and inflated ego will cause disruption in the dressing room. Off ski to the highest bidder also!

Ken Buckley
116 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:59:24
I wonder if he is being advised to come out with these inflammatory statements in a bid to get his Everton valuation lowered so that his agents/advisors will have more clubs able to compete for his sevices.

It's a shabby and sinister old world out there when big money is involved.

Andrew Ellams
117 Posted 26/05/2016 at 08:59:52
Totally agree with Gareth @ 98. PSG is the club for this guy. Maximum return for the least amount of effort. Massive wages, guaranteed trophies and entry in the Champions League every year.
Christopher Wallace
118 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:00:09
"That is why I play football. I get that bench-warming mindset from Chelsea."
Danny Halsall
119 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:08:58
Oh my word get rid of him. Absolutely sick to death of hearing him and his dad ramble on about how great he is. Yes, on his day he is unplayable and he has always scored goals, but he is far from the finished article. When you look at top quality, world-class forwards like Lewandowski or Suarez he just doesn't compare. However, that doesn't seem to have stopped him from running his mouth at every opportunity to the Belgian press.

I think what Lukaku needs to remember is that we were the club who gave him his chance and invested a lot of money in him after he flopped at Chelsea. If he wants to leave to, in his opinion, further his career then fine. I've no problem with ambitious players who want to win as much silverware as possible in what is a relatively short career. But please, show respect for the people and fans of a club that have help make you what you are.

At this point flog him to the highest bidder. £60 million and he is yours!

Mark Melton
120 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:14:16
Has he ever apologised to Everton fans for missing a penalty and a hatful of chances in the semi final? Delusions of grandeur I think...
Nick Entwistle
121 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:17:32
Reminds me of when Rooney's agent demanded to see proof we could pay him the £50k pw offered.
Alan Bodell
122 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:24:51
Listening to him over and over it wouldn't surprise me if he was the reason the whole team dropped their game halfway through the season, how would you like to be in the same dressing room as him all the time moaning then watching him fluff chance after chance and those pens. and freekicks, what a joke.
Andrew Clare
123 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:26:07
Colin #30,
Your last paragraph made me laugh out loud.
I know it's not a wise business decision but I would stick him in the reserves until he apologises.
If he had done his job properly we probably would have won the Cup.
No one will pay £65 million.
Ray Roche
124 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:29:00
If he's that desperate to leave let him put in a transfer request. Everton should not countenance any mind games from this guy, if he wants to go tell him that's how he should go about it. And the quicker the better.
Tony Draper
125 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:29:43
Whilst I am on record in this and other threads regarding my agreement with his ambition (I want ambition from our players, manager and board), there is no denying that Big Rom should have buried Man Utd with a scorching hat-trick or even four in the semi.

That really would have substantiated his bold ambitions, greatly enhanced his "visibility" and massively increased his resale value.

Instead Rom didn't take his opportunities, whereas Anthony Martial buried his. Therein, lies the difference, at present. that and the £30M difference in purchase price.

Shane Corcoran
126 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:31:25
Get out to fuck and take your no goals in ten games form with you.

Shane Corcoran
127 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:33:37
Oh yeah and Souness, an expert? "Liverpool will win the Europa League final with some style." Who'd have thought that Souey didn't have a clue about Sevilla.
Dave Abrahams
128 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:35:09
I agree with most on this thread, the one that stands out for me is Robbie Muldoon(42) with " his sense of entitlement" this for me describes Lukaku perfectly, he was born into a rich family, speaks six or seven languages, was excellent at tennis, never had to fight and scrap for anything, it was all there for him.

When he had to fight for anything, like a first team place at Chelsea, he gave up, wanted out, like he gave up at Everton for the last months of the season, he wants great thing but will not fight for them.

Sometimes he can play like a beast, not very often, when things are not going his way, he is like a little lamb.

If you have no aggression in your nature you will never be the player you think you can be, at twenty two going on twenty three I don't think mental and physical aggression is coming your way.

Craig Walker
129 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:36:27
No team will win titles with you in their side Rom. My mum would have stuck more of those chances away than you did in the semi-final and she's 77 years of age. Your problem is that you need 5 or 6 chances in a game in order to put one away. You couldn't trap a mattress and your second touch is always an attempted tackle.

Hope your dad can help you carry all that baggage to your next club. Au revoir.

Tony Abrahams
130 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:45:46
Think we need to go and get Purple Acki, to go and teach this kid some respect!

At least he's got the excuse of only being a kid, but he should be looking at David Moyes, to see how quick the circle can turn in football.

Out of courtesy? Tells me everything I need to know about you really RRrromelu.

Liam Reilly
131 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:48:55
It's Sterling all over again from last year.

Petulant twat who as many above agree, doesn't see himself as being part of the reason behind a seriously underwhelming season although he played in the majority of games.

Let him go and preferably before the Euros in case he actually gets on. There are other hungrier strikers out there that can do a job in a team who don't see themselves as the next Pele before their career has even started.

Tony Waring
132 Posted 26/05/2016 at 09:49:36
Let's be honest, he has many faults but he's also scored more goals than any other Everton striker in years even though he has had barren stretches. Despite some of the above comments he would not be easy to replace no matter how much we got for him. Keep him I say and hope that Mr Moshiri has a quiet word or two with him to remind him of his obligations to the hand that feeds him. In summary most footballers these days are mercenary. Unfortunately that's the price we have to pay for Sky domination. More's the pity.
Jim Lloyd
133 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:00:01
Dave (128) "Never had to fight or scrap for anything." Exactly right.
Nothing against the lad for that; but you look at Vardy and see how he plays, chases amd fights for everything.It's not so much that though for me, it's how EFC handle the situation that I want to see.

My own view of Lukaku is that he is deadly in certain situations buit isn't the all round top class goalscorer that Suarez is, or Rush was. blimey sound like a red jessie here, or Lineker or Andy Gray, Roy Vernon and even my hero Alex Young. All those players contributed more to the team than Rom does.

Even Alex, who wasn't the most aggressive of players (according to the Cat, his shirt didn't need washing) scored 20 odd goals in one season, while making loads of chances for Roy Vernon to score his (28, I think) in our title winning season 62/63.

There are other players out there who will bring other aspects of the game as well as scoring goals, and we now have the money to buy them.

I'm waithing to see how Marhad Moshiri handles this. My hope is that he will let Rom stew after the meeting with him. He will hopefully point out that we are in for the best manager we can get (whoever that may be) and that he will want to the manager to decide who will stay or go.

He would hopefully want to see the manager talk to Lukaku and tell him that, if he is going to be put up for sale, we will set a price and if anyone meets it, then they can talk to the club.

It's disconcerting to me that he is the openly saying he wants top leave and win cups etc; because I think he has distanced himself from other players in the team.

Whatever; we now are in a position that we don't have to sell him for dribs and drabs like we had to with Wayne Rooney. It looks very much like he isn't interested in playing for us any more; but want's to play for a club that is more attractive to him.

I'm hoping that Stonesy will stay but to me; Lukaku has burnt his bridges and we set a price and sell him.

Anthony J Owens
134 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:10:10
Rewind November 1983, Andy Gray has just signed for Everton and is getting pictures taken outside Goodison and fielding questions from the press. A local journalist asked "What have you come here for then Andy?" To which he replied "To win things."

The journalist added "We've heard that before..." Andy went nose to nose with the journalist, telling him "Not from me you haven't."

And there lies the difference between Lukaku and Gray. One was a player that had won Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season in the same season, had been sold for a record British transfer fee, and had been leading goalscorer in the league, golden boot these days.

Now, apart from having a better touch than Lukaku, better heading ability than Lukaku, better movement than Lukaku, being braver than Lukaku... he was HUNGRIER than Lukaku. Oh I forgot to mention he'd been blighted by serious injuries.

Lukaku is typical of the majority of today's footballers that he's riddled with self-indulgence, deluded and very egotistical. But what do you expect when the manager who signed him and the chairman who signed the manager are both riddled with self-indulgence, deluded and very egotistical.

One has gone, one looks like he's going, unfortunately one is still here.

Mark Cooper
135 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:12:49
Nothing is going to happen, untill new a manager is in charge.
More important that the right manager appointed soon (not Moyes personally), to give him time to deal with these issues and to have time to rebuild the squad. It's going to be a busy summer.

If he does move on this summer, then I doubt very much that whoever buys him will make any money on him in the future, as I don't think he will ever sell for more (no matter what his opinion of himself). I also think that in twelve to eighteen months, you will hear his father again start to tout him again at his new club. He will never be happy, seen it all before.

Dean Peamum
136 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:19:16
If his talent was as big as his mouth he'd have a FA cup winners medal now. Simples.
He thinks he's out of this world and I'm starting to wish he was.
Ray Said
137 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:33:36
If you want a transfer then ask for one in writing, send it to the Chief Executive and wait to see who wants you and whether a deal can be done that suits all parties.

My view is that that Moshiri should refuse any contact with any player. They should be directed to the manager or, as we don't have one in place, the Chief Executive. I think it feeds a players ego to be in a position where they have a direct line to the owner. It works like this in Italy and Spain because they have presidents who run the place. Football is not structured like that here so cut off access to the owner and treat them as employees who need to perform for their money like the rest of us.

Phil Martin
138 Posted 26/05/2016 at 10:40:30
I hate his mouthing off however when Rooney did a similar number on ManUtd and threatened to join City. ManUtd showed their "ambition" by throwing an extra 100k a week at him.

I'm not advocating EFC doing that however if our new boss really rates him. Then maybe a Suarez-esque agreement can be done. He gets a payrise and commits for one more year (unless of course we then get into the CL). If we haven't progressed as a club he gets his transfer with a pre agreed release clause (e.g. 60M).

Top clubs tend to see these outbursts as a test of their ambitions. Ambitions which can be demonstrated by offering players more money. That said I don't like it one bit.

Lewis Barclay
139 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:41:26
I would expect that a new manager is going to come in and upset Romelu rather quickly.

I don't think he'll be much of a player next season after eating so much humble pie and playing with his tail between his legs – on that basis – place him in the shop window and look for someone better and less lazy!

Joe Foster
140 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:54:33
There does not seem to be any rumours of clubs coming in for him at the moment.
Kev Johnson
141 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:56:11
Oh you make me laugh, Rom. You should've scored 1 of those 6 chances at Wembley. Off you go. Forgotten already.
David Midgley
142 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:57:59
Just a few notes.

John (#15). Have you got "Words of Wisdom-by Belgian Footballers"? It's a very thin book.

Derek (#72). I thought Perry was a really good mover! I even had a pair of Comos from The Stirling Boot Company.

Dave (#128). I wish he had a bit more Noblesse Oblige about him.

Tony (#130). He looks like Purple Aki – You'll have to explain. Only Scousers of a certain age will know what you're talking about. It's a great idea!!

Jim (#133). Your post brought lots of things back to mind about the '60s. The respect and esteem that our club had then. But also The Cat. (Do you remember the TV series T Hewit Edward – The Cat?)

For those a little younger, Harry Catterick was a great manager. An ex-player, he really got Everton.

The way he conducted his operations, he was more suited to the secret service. None of this "Everton are interested in X or Y. They will make an offer for so-and-so." Complete silence till you read in the Echo or Daily Post – Alex Young and Alec Parker have signed for Everton. A proper manager and disciplinarian.

Mr Moshiri strikes me as being in a similar vein. He has enough money and business savvy about him not to go shouting his mouth off about what he is doing. And why should he? He is looking after his huge investment and considering what is best for that and Everton Football Club.

Remember what your mum said? "A still tongue makes a wise head." He has enough money to pay Rom's wages for the length of his contract. Financially we aren't forced to sell.

So – for all us insomniacs, twitchers, Valium users and second-guessers... Lay back, take a deep breath, think of Everton, look at the ceiling and just take it. For, as Scarlet said, "Tomorrow is another day."

Jim Lloyd
143 Posted 26/05/2016 at 11:59:04
Well said Ray. I think Mr Moshiri has lots more about him than this young man has.

I think he will tell Lukaku that we are getting a new manager and he will decide who stays or goes; but obviously, the new manager will consider his transfer request in due course.

Dave Abrahams
144 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:15:26
David (#142) off the point, Comos shoes, brilliant, can't get them now, wish you could, used to get mine from Saxone, black or oxblood, dead comfortable, like a pair of slippers.

That's took my mind off Lukaku.

Bob Cumiskey
145 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:20:37
I hope he stays as I have said previously but I doubt it very much. I agree with an earlier post in that he just needs to come out now and request a transfer. He won't do that because he knows it will mean him and his agent missing out on royalty payments.

Here's hoping he has a great Euros which will help to inflate his price should he leave. Should he stay at EFC however, he needs to be spoken to and possibly fined for his comments.

This type of behaviour can't be good for team morale though and it needs sorting out ASAP.

Jim Lloyd
146 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:27:49
David, are you on about Captain Scarlet! :)
You are dead right about the 60's and Catterick. He could have been "M" in his spare time. Or come to think of it, he probably trained "M"

I think Mr Moshiri is a bit like Sir John Moores and will stand no nonsense from uppity players, or anyone else. It might take a while but I certainly think we will be moving away from the little ole "Punching above their weight" club, so beloved of Kenwright.

I don't think Mr Moshiri will rest until he has the the right man in the job, even if it takes a couple of tries to get him.

Good post Dave!

Steve Bingham
147 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:38:17
Very simple really ... Show some class and prove your hunger for bigger and better by putting in a transfer request. That way I would take your "I want to win things" footballing verbal diarrhoea crap more seriously instead of thinking you are a loud mouth big headed over inflated ego statistical spoilt brat.

At least Stevie Naismith would run and work for the cause. Give me a team of those style players than a prima donna like Mr Bottle It Penalty any day. Jog on and go warm the bench fir someone else asap!

And even if he stays and scores 40 goals next season, my opinion WILL NOT change... He has got no class whatsoever.

Tim Greeley
148 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:38:36
What the fuck is with Belgians!?!?

As one of the roughly 12% of Americans who could actually point to Belgium on a map, I gotta say that Jean Claude van Damme would be disappointed. Or not, actually he was the worst too. A whole nation of arrogant, over-inflated egos!?!?

I officially retract my "Buy More Belgians" campaign from this time last year. Hey thanks for the waffles, beer and French Fries though!

Sam Bull
149 Posted 26/05/2016 at 12:50:42
Send him out on loan to Inverness.
Tony J Williams
150 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:24:20
Look at Suarez, he nearly single handedly won the league for the redshite.

He went to one of the best teams in the whole world for £65m

Look at Lukaku, didn't score in his last 10 games, missed a semi-final penalty along with a hat full of easyish chances, first touch has gone questionable again after a spell when it looked like he was learning. Lazy in games where he couldn't be arsed...

And we expect a team to pay the same amount for him as Suarez?... fuck's sake!

We need Everton to come out and say, "He's not for sale, but if he wants to go he will need to put a transfer request in and even then we will only let him go if we agree with the valuation."

Simple, short and sweet – puts the pressure on the mouthy prick when it shows him up to be a greedy twat and not prepared to drop his "loyalty" bonus... loyalty, don't make me laugh!

Jim Lloyd
151 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:27:26
That's it Tony. The only way to deal with him,
Gary Ashworth
152 Posted 26/05/2016 at 13:54:49
“...but I am respected in England by fans, managers and experts...”

I can assure you the respect from Everton fans is dropping and fast.

Kieran Kinsella
153 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:07:45
I am respected by Graeme Souness the legendary Torino boss and a man of great judgement who sold his story to Merseysides favorite paper, The Sun. And Jamie Carragher who said on Twitter he'd love to get Everton relegated. Rolf Harris will vouch for me too.
Andy Meighan
154 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:17:31
What a shabby fucker Lukaku is. He seems to forget we were the only ones who were willing to take him in when others baulked at the asking price.

Since Day One, all he's done is talked about bigger and better things. Well I havent seen much of a queue around Goodison Park after his services.

This isn't the first time after xmas hes downed tools – he did the same last season. I've been saying for ages he's just a good player, no more.... yet, in his own lunchtime, he's a legend.

If anyone thinks we would get close to £60 mil for him, they are seriously deluded. The sooner him and his father are gone, the better. Grubby pair of bastards.

Kevin Rowlands
155 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:24:12
No more comments from me on this lad.

On another note, for those interested in the Usmanov coming on board, a rumour in the the Guardian is reporting this morning that Kroenke has INCREASED his Arsenal shareholding to 67% leaving Usmanov even more out in the cold. Keep your eye on this one...

Christopher Wallace
156 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:31:59
Can't wait to hear this "I want to win trophies" gash when he signs for West Ham for £150k per week.
John Otway
157 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:40:57
Well spotted Kevin (155). The Usmanov Arena does have a nice ring to it!
Brin Williams
158 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:41:23
Does anyone think this demented soul wants a team that will carry him to silverware. A team where he will do just as much work as he thinks fit and a team that will out of courtesy not kick his arse when he is blatantly slacking and performing only when he likes.

I wonder whether he also thinks that he is being badly done by Everton who have had the courtesy to pay him handsomely for his underperformances during the latter part of the season.

And does he thinks that the fans give two fucks what he thinks - wake up mate and smell the coffee!

Denis Richardson
159 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:51:26
'I get that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea.' Looks like he's not too fussed about CL football afterall.

I've heard enough from Lukaku tbh, time to cash in and buy someone with a better attitude. If he delivered like an Ibrahimovic then I could live with the ego but he's not anywhere near that level.

Admittedly Drogba was a late bloomer but I've had enough of this bullshit, almost on a daily basis.

Steve Brown
160 Posted 26/05/2016 at 14:51:40
Here's what we need to do with Rom - absolutely nothing. This is all obviously orchestrated by his agent buts sadly his three year contract means these little co-ordinated comms mean nothing.
Martin Swindley
161 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:04:41
Has anyone noticed that Lukaku is not on any poster or billboard around the ground advertising the new kit! Deal has been done a while ago I suspect.
Dennis Ng
162 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:13:23
Steve 160, whoever the mastermind is, the only way to get rid of this problem is to get rid of Rom. I agree, do nothing and reassess it when the new man comes in, but most likely, we'll have to get rid of him in order to rid ourselves of all this drama.
Steve Brown
163 Posted 26/05/2016 at 15:38:16
Dennis agreed, I really like him as a player but this is becoming boring. If anyone bids over £50 million let him go.
Steve Pugh
164 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:03:27
Tim #148, am I just being stupid but don't French Fries come from France?
Tim Locke
165 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:36:04
Get the man some big shoes, red hair and a squeaky nose, the circus has arrived in town
David Connor
166 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:36:09
What an absolute arsehole this player is. We all want silverware, you fucking moron. We've been waiting over 20 years for some but we haven't been on astronomic wages while we have been waiting unlike you.

Get what we can for him and move on. I for one am sick and tired of his talk and actions on the pitch in the last 2 months of the season. This is Everton – not some crappy team in the middle of nowhere. Now fuck off...

Ian Burns
167 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:41:42
Tim - 148 - I can tell you Jean Claude Van Damme is actually a real gentleman.

Steve - 164 - French Fries are in fact Belgian.

Gordon's Gin is not the best gin in the business - far from it - just thought I would throw that one in.

Brian Wilkinson
168 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:45:23
If we get a bid as big as his ego we should be quids in.

If he wanted silverwere, then he should have stayed at Chelsea, with his dad pulling the splinters out of his lazy fat arse with his teeth.

Ive had enough of his daily I want, I want, get rid and bring someone in who will put a shift in and score goals, and be a team player, theres plenty out there.

Gerry Morrison
169 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:45:25
Steve #148
If you live in America, ever since those cheese-eating surrender monkeys refused to go on the hunt for the weapons of mass destruction, fried spuds have to be referred to as "freedom fries".
Eric Myles
170 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:53:51
Steve #164, French Fries are an invention of America that they copied from chips which are from Belgium, mistaking it to be France.
Alan Bodell
171 Posted 26/05/2016 at 16:57:39
He has to get sold before the euro's because 'if' Wimotts needs to use him and he performs like he's done for the last 5 months his price will crash and I can see him warming the bench next month because Wimotts is no fool, he's there as back-up.
Kev Nulty
172 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:06:45
Rom, I will miss you. I will miss the the way that you stroll around the pitch occasionally throwing your arms in the air instead of tackling back; I will also miss the picture of abject misery that you have portrayed for the last three months like a five-year-old child when he can't get his own way.

I will miss the unprofessional behaviour you have displayed to the fans and the club that took chance on you when Chelsea and Jose decided to dump your ungrateful ass two years ago....

Mick Davies
173 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:14:38
It's on SSN that he wants to leave Everton to win silverware, so that must be the final insult - he has to go. I don't think he'd fit into a 'modern' manager's plans, with the pacy, ball-playing striker now in vogue, as opposed to a lumbering target man. He may have scored plenty of goals early on but so did Franny Jeffers, and we luckily made a lot of wedge on him too.
I don't know if it's something that afflicts Belgian players more than any others but they do seem to be a bunch of self-centred twats; great individuals but not a team.
I reckon with all the money coming into our club, plus his sale, we could afford to be a top quality proven striker to replace him, and it wouldn't help team morale if we kept him. Good for us then but I'd be happy to see the back of him and his baggage now
Joe Edwards
174 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:21:18
Lukaku and his motormouth pater are both typical examples of egotistical narcissistic disillusioned cretins who don't realise that the only outcome from these disrespectful outbursts is to gain a reputation for being unprofessional and greedy.

The nonsense about building a CV and "I will listen to our new owner out of respect," should be interpreted for what it really is: "I want more money".

One comment from De Boer's brother makes me smile and think he is the right man for the job was: "I would leave him to rot in the reserves", much the same as Pullis did with Berahino.

Without a doubt Lukaku"s goals were what kept us in the Premier League, however his ability to display any shred of dignity or maturity leaves the club with only one course of action to sell him to the highest bidder.

Winston Williamson
175 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:22:31
Well well well...

He couldn't make it at Chelsea, as Mourinho didn't like his attitude.

He was on loan at West BROM, where he scored goals (a number on the last day against United boosted his tally), but mainly from the bench. West BROM didn't see him as a regular starter.

He came to EFC on loan and, due to the paupacy of strikers at the club, became first choice. He continued to score goals and was a hit.

It seems he was afforded superstar status at EFC after his first season, which has clearly gone to his head.

RM must take some blame: for pandering to him and for being shite at defense, which clearly effected the whole teams effect, including RL...

We'll find it hard to get anything over 45mil with his shocking attitude! Not exactly a great advert for future employers is it?

Tim Locke
177 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:35:41
Eric so close chap. French fires come from Belgium circa 1600. Long before America as we know it existed. The name comes from America soldiers stationed in Belgium during World War One. They name the dish, French fries, because the lanague spoken by the Belgium army was French. They therefore thought they were of French origin.
Carl Peters
178 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:43:01
He'll hear Moshiri out, how nice of the lazy big lump... but all he's really after is a pay rise. Typica footballer, greedy bastard.
Kev Johnson
179 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:48:44
It's all becoming clear now, why Jose bombed him out of Chelsea. Will be interesting to see if he buys him back... and buries that hatchet. I'm disappointed by the way he's behaved.
Keith Harrison
180 Posted 26/05/2016 at 17:52:16
So he's dropped his sights from ' Champions League' as neither Utd nor Chelsea are in, to 'titles'. He will also 'see Moshiri' to be courteous.
Take you and all yours with you Romelu. Make sure you're negotiating on Everton's behalf, as people will want to pay Messi type money for someone as good as you modestly profess to be.
Paul Hewitt
181 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:11:09
Who the hell does Lukaku think he is' "I will listen to what Moshiri has to say". You work for the fella you idiot, he tells you if you are going to be sold. Not the other way round.

This guy has one big ego about himself.
Brian Williams
182 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:23:43
It's only just dawned on me just HOW fucking cheeky the "WE have a new investor and out of courtesy I'll listen to what he has to say" comment really is.
I hope the new investor (Mr Moshiri) appoints a new manager and instructs the new manager to tell Lukaku that he'll (Lukaku) speak to and be spoken to by the manager, not the new investor, and he will return for preseason training at the appointed date ready to fight for his place and honour the remaining three years of his contract unless Everton decide otherwise. If Everton do decide otherwise then he'll be informed by the manager as and when necessary.
If it was my club I'd have a quiet word in his ear something along the lines of "Who the fuck do you think you are"?...and by the way you've been fined a months wages for conduct unbecoming. Shut the door on your way out of my office."

Colin Glassar
183 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:34:57
In a way I understand where he's coming from. He's ambitious, he wants to win things and he wants to know where the club is heading. I don't have a problem with that tbh but, like Brian, I don't like his tone and he should talk to the manager, not the owner. Cheeky bugger.

Since players stopped referring to the managers as the boss or gaffer, and started using first names, football has gone down the toilet.

Archie Bigalow
184 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:52:11
As much as I have enjoyed watching Rom, on occasion, there cannot be any place in the team for a player who wants to win silverware but also wants it put on a plate for him. To win silverware one needs to work for it on the pitch - not off it. Get shot.
Mike Green
185 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:54:16
Brian Williams for manager - hear, hear!

I will crack up if he comes back from the Euro's having not kicked a ball, with his tail between his legs. Lukaku going this summer is in no way a foregone conclusion.

And if he does stay, I'd have Niasse on pre-season striking practice and him in nets for the duration.

Very long, very boring days...

Brian Williams
186 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:56:34
Mike. #185.
Cheers! There's a place on my staff for you!
Tony Abrahams
187 Posted 26/05/2016 at 18:58:08
David 142, just look at the ceiling, and take it, is a perfect discription, of Purple Acki, teaching Rrromelu, some respect!
Dan Davies
188 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:00:52
Problem being is that at the moment he can't really talk to the manager can he.

I think Rom wants to be wined and dined by Moshiri, he wants it all laid out in front of him the near future of the club.

If Moshiri does that he might talk him into staying. Who's to say Moshiri would want to do that? He might see beyond Rom to bigger and better signings.

It will be interesting to see how this is handled because a £28 million asset to the business is big money by anyone's standards.

Barry Jones
189 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:07:51
I find it amazing these days how easy it is to build a reputation, often courtesy of the media or people who know fuck all about football. Rom's Everton career to date (regardless of his own tainted and egotistical perspective) has not been an unqualified success.

Last season, he was failing to hit the target over an extended period, so much so, that Martinez (to save his own blushes) took Bainsey off penalty duty so that Rom could improve his own goal tally. Many of his goals that season came from poorly executed penalties.

On top of which, over the last two seasons, many people on here have correctly pointed out Rom's incredible laziness and at times, his leaden footed touch.

Rom has built his Everton reputation largely on a purple patch this season, when he couldn't stop scoring, including his Chelsea wonder goal.

In my humble opinion, a great and valuable player is one who can perform consistently week in and week out. Someone that you can consistently reply upon for quality, attitude and work ethic. Does this describe the Rom we know and love?

I think we should get down on our knees and thank the media for building up this deluded guy ( a legend in his own mind). We may get a ridiculous return on our investment.

Brian Williams
190 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:07:57
No he can't, and he wouldn't be while away on international duty anyway.
The point I was trying to make is that there's a protocol to be followed, a way of behaving and conducting yourself while in the employ of a Company.
There can be no argument whatsoever that Lukaku is conducting himself in a very disrespectful way.
I've previously always thought of him as quite an intelligent person. Known to study other strikers methods, watches lots of footage to learn etc...
but his behaviour lately, in my humble opinion, has been scandalous.
Doesn't matter how good you think you are you don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Mike Green
191 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:10:13
You're absolutely right boss! (see it's not difficult is it Colin)
Frank Crewe
192 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:33:05
So he wants to win trophies? Maybe he should practise taking penalties more.
Peter Howard
193 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:37:48
Brian (190)

He watches loads of footage etc. because he has no mates and doesn't go out .

He would have some mates but his dad doesn't like them.

Barry Thompson
194 Posted 26/05/2016 at 19:39:21
I've read thousands of comments on hundreds of threads on TW but I would never in my wildest have imagined Purp's would ever get mentioned in a football thread. Well done you, Tony Abrahams and go ToffeeWeb.
Dave Ganley
195 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:00:57
To be honest, I'm just fed up with the players attitudes at our club. Say what you like about Moyes, and to be fair there is a fair amount to criticise, but one thing he did do was get the right players in the dressing room. He dithered around and sometimes lost out on players but for most part, the players he had at the club were players who were willing to put their body on the line for the club. Blomqvest was shown the door as soon as dissent was shown and Lescott was sold as soon as, when it became apparent that the situation was affecting the team.

Martinez had no control over that dressing room. Lukaku has been bitching since the first season, there have been constant sub standard effort from a lot of the players. How the fuck have performances from Barkley, Delofeu, Lukaku etc gone on for so long. It only took Unsie one match to say to Barkley, "No chance lad you're not playing with that attitude".

So for me, Lukaku can take that big fucking ego of his and spin the dice to see which unsuspecting manager will tolerate that pissy attitude. Can bet it wont be Man Utd now Mourhino is there. As good as he can be, its good riddance for me, his crappy attitude along with quite a few others have contributed to the downward spiral of our club and the sooner he and others fuck off then the new manager can actually start with a clean slate and forge a team spirit with players who actually want to play for EFC.

Alan Bodell
196 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:09:44
Barry #189, nailed it mate, I just pray the bids fly in before he steps his fat arse out during his sub. appearances at the euros.
Roberto Birquet
197 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:09:51
Gerry 169

How did that $3 trillion search go?

Roberto Birquet
198 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:10:27
Nice one Frank 192
Dan Davies
199 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:20:03
I agree Brian he's taking the piss.
Nicholas Ryan
200 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:34:50
Dear Rom, Mr. Moshiri is away on business, but; purely as a matter of courtesy; he's asked Duncan Ferguson to see you!
Brendan Fox
201 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:45:51
News for you Romelu there's this little thing stopping you swanning off to where ever you feel like and it's called the three years remaining on your contract. Stop acting like Billy's big bollocks pipe your mouth and let your football do the talking.

You'll be sold but only on the clubs terms. I'd rather he rot in the reserves then be able to force a move in this most distasteful and classless way he is shooting his mouth off to the press.

Paul Kossoff
202 Posted 26/05/2016 at 20:48:55
If this egotistical, self deluded lazy man had been a quarter decent in the semi-final, we would have won and gone on to lift the cup, then he has his silverware.

He obviously has a higher regard for his abilities than we do, so let's wait and see what offers come in for him close season. If we do get an offer over £40 million then we should take it, after he has handed in a transfer request... has he done that?

Les Martin
203 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:03:33
Thanks for goals Rom, now you can leave, we don't want any players who are not committed to the cause.

We are on a win win here anyway, we get a bucket of money for a player who does not want to be hear. Now that's the type of deal I like.
Andrew Williams
204 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:04:01
Trophy winning mindset? How many Premier League games did you start for Chelsea exactly? Jumped up little turd!

Billy Fisher
205 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:08:00
The lad wants success and pride AND SO DO FUCKIN I !!!! To all those pining for the "security' of Davey Moyes whilst casually slaggin off Bobby Martinez who brought us Sin Miedo = Without Fear........short memories .
Have you read or understood what big Nev said on Grand old Team?
Well in my humble opinion, here's a management team and a new format to break the mould. Unsy, Big Nev and Dunc, Peter Ried, Sharpy and Big Joe the fucking Godfather, they,d do it for fuck all.
Break the mould! we always have in this city.
Leicester just battered hoards of millionaires, with a gentleman manager who's not a snide.
Some people on here depress me more than the people who want to leave the European union cos they,v forgotten what it was like before we had one. I'm going for a lie down, don't speak to me. ( editors excuse the swearin , the paragraphs are in the right place,)
Eric Myles
206 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:14:02
We should have no problem selling Lukaku. Didn't Martinez say he would pay £100mn for him?

We just have to find Martinez a job now, that's going to be the difficult part.

Kristian Boyce
208 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:36:16
I'm only hearing Lukaku and his old man bleating about him needing to move. I haven't heard his agent (who's normally very vocal), Everton or any other team talk about him leaving. He can pimp himself as much as he likes but if is agent isn't finding him a new home or other clubs aren't that interested, he ain't going anywhere. I can see the exact thing that happened with Mirallas last year, who was making all the noises, and ends up signing a new contract.
Gerry Morrison
209 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:49:26
Roberto 197
As far as I know, they are still looking.
Andy Meighan
210 Posted 26/05/2016 at 21:50:29
Well Roger lad, I see your lad's old nemesis Jose has got the United gig, hey? Well that rather narrows the field down on your beloved wishlist doesn't it? Can't see the Gerries paying 55/60 mil for him can you? So who's left that may be mug enough to shell out that sort of wedge? Er, possibly PSG. Won't hardly be tested in that league will he?

Who else? Oh you don't fancy Italy do you, no? Those naughty defenders there slyly spit, kick and pinch when the ref's back is turned and your Rom can't handle himself can he? Ask Ashley Williams and Jonas Olsson. They'll verify that. What's the betting Romelu will go to the board and beg them to lower the asking price so he can skulk off and down tools after Christmas for someone else.

Or here's another thought: how about no one comes in and you're stuck on the bench for the remainder of the forthcoming season. What goes around comes around, hey?
Shaun Murphy
211 Posted 26/05/2016 at 22:14:02
What an absolute muppet, keeps talking because no one wants him and he thinks he's worth 65m.
He's not and we'll do well to get rid. Lazy and an average finisher who couldn't take a pen to save his life.
James Marshall
212 Posted 26/05/2016 at 22:38:05
Most of the best players in world football feel like he does – that's why they're the best players at the best clubs.

We're a small-time outfit and he knows it.

We might be heading toward bigger things, but a footballers career is short, and he makes a fair point about wanting to win things. Does anyone actually believe we're going to win anything, anytime soon? I don't.

Fraser Auld
213 Posted 26/05/2016 at 22:46:15
Watching Everton since 1990, the one thing I've always noticed about Rom is how much he wants to score goals, more than any player for us in that period. His goal scoring record is no coincidence, he'll score in any team.

If a one in two goal ratio makes you a great player, he's a great player.

Personally I think he's too lazy to be considered a great player. If he spent half as much energy pressing the ball as he does waving his arms around every time a pass doesn't go exactly where he wants it to, he'd be a much better player.

Sell him.

Mike Green
214 Posted 26/05/2016 at 22:51:06
That's right James #212, the kicker being he has to hold up his side of the bargain and be one of the best players in world football. He's not even the best player in his position in the North-West of England though, and that's the rub.
Patrick Murphy
215 Posted 26/05/2016 at 22:58:08
James (212) I honestly don't know why Everton FC don't just pack up and give it all a rest. I couldn't see Everton FC dominating football for two or more years in 1983 and nobody could see Man U dominating football for two decades and very few saw Leicester City becoming Champions this time last year. That's the game, we live in hope and expectation.

I have no truck with any player being ambitious but they also have to show a modicum of respect to the club that has and is paying their wages. Could Everton do better of course it could, will it become successful if it allows players to say whatever they like or it panders to one ego at the expense of others? No, it will be doomed to failure.

I'm sorry you continue to see Everton FC as a small-time outfit, mismanaged probably, naive in the ways of modern football perhaps, but small-time outfit I think not.

James Marshall
216 Posted 26/05/2016 at 23:12:24
"Everton FC as a small-time outfit, mismanaged probably, naive in the ways of modern football perhaps, but small-time outfit, I think not."

I would say that it's exactly what you say that amounts to us being a small-time outfit. I've been a blue for 35 years (I'm in my early 40s) and from when I started following Everton in the early '80s, I don't feel as though we've really moved on very much.

Billy Fisher
217 Posted 26/05/2016 at 00:09:12
A lot of people on here are of different ages and either mourn or missed ,or have maybe been spoilt by glory years. My first match was 1975 v West Ham and I was a kid wondering where Alan Ball was. I just missed the School of Science.

The proud and relatively recent history of success and the respect Everton Football Club gets all over the country and abroad would be, in my opinion, enough to suggest we are a big club in the hearts of fans of the game of football.

Soren Moyer
219 Posted 27/05/2016 at 00:39:15
Another spoiled footballer who believes his own hype. Needs at least 5-6 clear cut chances to score one! Terrible header of the ball, his first touch is awful and he is lazy. Sell him ASAP.
Dick Fearon
220 Posted 27/05/2016 at 00:41:03
So Romelu will listen to Moshiri, how jolly decent of him.
Kevin Rowlands
222 Posted 27/05/2016 at 02:11:27
Too good for Everton? want to win trophies? Oh really....

Ray Jacques
223 Posted 27/05/2016 at 06:44:58
Just go. Don't want him at Everton any longer. Put in a transfer request and piss off, had enough now
Sean Lennon
224 Posted 27/05/2016 at 07:51:49
John Daley @15 wins this thread hands down. Bravo John.
Tony Abrahams
225 Posted 27/05/2016 at 08:13:35
You are right James, we never moved on, we went backwards. Had a Chairman, with the clubs best interests at heart, and we went backwards?

But we never really did we, because Everton sometimes came best of the rest? Enough to rest your case I suppose James.

Lukaku, is decent James, but he's not fit to lace the boots of some of the forwards, who have worn the Everton shirt.

Honestly think it's a fifty, fifty, that he's good enough to lead the line on a regular basis for a really top side, but it's just an opinion.

I've heard he's definately going back to Chelsea, let's see how he gets on at a really top club? Hey James

Peter Roberts
226 Posted 27/05/2016 at 11:59:13
James Marshall 212... the best players in the world have clubs clamouring to get them. Yep, they do. That will be the reason that Lukaku will end up at a club that can't get the best players in the world but has the money to buy over hyped ones... See PSG & Chelsea.

Lukaku isn't even the best player at Everton. It really does seem to me that you bought into the hype machine.

My only nervousness around the sale of Lukaku is that it doesn't happen. If we get £50m plus for this lad it will be like Liverpool getting that money for Torres.

James Marshall
227 Posted 27/05/2016 at 12:25:42
Hype? He's scored a lot of goals for a kid of his age - for that alone, he's worth a few quid. Yes he has poor touch, and appears lazy, but his goalscoring record is what counts.

Look at players like Lineker, Gerd Muller, Klose etc - not exactly players you associate with being great footballers, but scored bags of goals.

Damian Wilde
228 Posted 27/05/2016 at 12:38:52
Tony, 'best of the rest', that supposed to be good? Mid 80s we were bigger than Arsenal. Look at them as we're stuck in our tired old ground with no trophies in over 20 years. This is where the BK failure shows up.

Virtually every club in the Premier League and the Championship either have a new ground or revamped stadium. But we got new bogs in the Lower Bullens concourse.

Mark Stone
229 Posted 27/05/2016 at 12:44:19
As someone wrote on twitter, how's he going to write a CV when he can't even handle a pen?
Alan Bodell
230 Posted 27/05/2016 at 13:28:51
About time daddy came out with another statement pimping the lump ain't it ?, been a couple of days at least.
World class my fucking arse.
Peter Roberts
231 Posted 27/05/2016 at 17:48:10
James people go on about his goalscoring rate like it's extraordinary... it really just isn't. Considering he does naff all else and so many attacks break down when the ball "hits him" you would expect something exceptional to make it worthwhile having him over a good all rounder... he doesn't deliver that.

18 prem goals this season, 10 the year before, 15 before that... woopy do

Jim Knightley
232 Posted 27/05/2016 at 18:02:29
You are right Peter. Woopy do. He only managed 18 Premier League goals this season, and 25 in all competitions despite the lack of European football. And he turned 23 two weeks ago so is basically over the hill.

He is a lump, who has done nothing but score 25 goals this season and assist 6 in the league. If you remove his goals what is he?

When are you guys going to remove your blue-tinted glasses and see the trees through the grass like Peter.

First player to score in 8 consecutive games for Everton in 52 years.
First player in Premier League history to score in six consecutive games against the same opponent.
First player to score 20 plus goals in consecutive seasons since Sharp.
Most goals in a Premier League season of any Everton player.

Selby Wells
233 Posted 27/05/2016 at 18:18:58
I think its about time the board brought the players into the modern world and made them sign a code of conduct to avoid this debacle.

That said a 2 weeks pay fine for bringing the club into disrepute wouldn't go amiss

Trevor Powell
235 Posted 27/05/2016 at 18:24:33
There should be a simple statement by the board. If you want to leave EFC before the end of your contract then put in a formal transfer request like Rooney and Fellaini.

With Lukaku that should stop him earning a £5million plus signing on fee!

He can really demonstrate that it's silverware over wonga that spurs him on!


Tony Abrahams
236 Posted 27/05/2016 at 21:48:47
Damien 228, what can I say mate? People like Kenwright, he's our saviour, where would we be without him?

Best of the rest means fuck all to me. Never has, never will do. I don't always agree with James, Damien, but if you read through what he said, I was just saying that best of the rest, should help him rest his case.

Meaning, James, has got a point with what he says in post 216, last paragraph!

Peter Roberts
237 Posted 27/05/2016 at 00:22:49
Jim... are you sure you want to continue applauding a modern day goal hanger for making charlie austin goal returns at the expense of actually being able to play football?

OK... if you do can you at least be quiet about it whilst Evertonians who have an idea as to what our club means takes offense to this classless overrated balloon.

David Fanning
238 Posted 28/05/2016 at 14:09:53
Phil Jeffries [66]: "... ask Chelsea how they got on with trying to bully us over Stones last year. And that was without Moshiri!.."

This has made me think. At the time, not selling Stones for the silly £30+million offered seemed like a mistake. It was completely atypical of Kenwright's usual modus operandi, which was "sell the best to fund the rest". I reckon the decision to keep Stones, whatever the offer, was made with the knowledge that Moshiri was waiting in the wings.

Regarding Lukaku, the Stones episode gives me confidence that the Club will do the right thing, whatever it is.

Jim Knightley
239 Posted 28/05/2016 at 14:35:55
Your comments are among the most idiotic I've read on here Peter, and I'm glad that you are in the minority. They represent lazy unvalidated opinions which ignore the most important signifier of a striker's ability: goals. I can only think that you watch little football, or watch only Everton, and assume all strikers work their socks off because you've seen Luis Suarez or Tevez run around alot on Match of the Day.

Lukaku's 6 assist in the league this season is equal to Vardy and better than Kane (1 assist), Aguero (2 assists) despite playing for a team that did not finish in the top 4. Of all the strikers in this league, only a withdrawn Deeney assisted more goals (7). For some this would illustrate that Lukaku has all round ability, and has the vision to play others in.

But don't let goals and assists get in the way of logic. You must be right, because you can evidently see through statistics.

Lukaku is acting up, although I can't blame him after the mismanagement of the past two seasons. If we let him go, then we should make sure that we get above market value for him. His stock is high, he is young, and he is coming into the prime years. I don't see why we shouldn't aim for at least 45million for him. Then we should spend that on a couple of striking replacements (Janssen?, Inaki Williams? batshuayi? Babamukuru? Lacazette?). I expect that we will have a singificant amount to spend anyway this summer, and I don't see why we cannot aim for a far better squad than we finished this season with. Losing Lukaku and Stones is a real worry as they have such a high ceiling and finding players to come in and gel is never easy. But we can sell a club with ambition now, and hopefully we will find a new manager capable of attracting the players we need to push the top 4.

I will not criticise Lukaku's ability however, just because he wants to leave our club. His ability is clear for all to see and I expect that it will lead to him leaving this summer.

Peter Roberts
240 Posted 28/05/2016 at 21:11:30
Jim. There is nothing more to say. The likes of yourself have he got peeved off because your golden boy has decided to up sticks.

Blaming Martinez? Get real. Is it Martinez's fault that Rom is lazy, couldn't trap a bag of cement, jumps "under the ball" ?

No. It's clear you have absolutely no idea about the role of a forward, non whatsoever. That's fine... just stop pretending you do, it's embarrassing.

Andy Crooks
241 Posted 28/05/2016 at 22:37:26
I would like Lukaku to stay. He is good and, in my view, will become an exceptional striker. Good scoring and assist record in a team utterly mismanaged and bereft of confidence.

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