Dodi Lukebakio

Discussion in 'Former Players Archive' started by hornmeister, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    It'd be a shame after the season he's had if we didn't get a chance to see what he could do for us. I can't say I saw anything instantly special about him in the very brief time that he played for us, but he has clearly kicked on and developed this season and seemingly has an eye for goal, and his versatility across the front would be very handy.

    His agent can p**s off!
  2. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    And were good at mastersinging a while before that
  3. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Its been a very good breakout season for him, 14 goals making him the clubs top scorer.

    Hes also scored against the best teams in the Bundesliga, 4 against Bayern, 1 against BVB and Eintrecht Frankfurt.

    More impressive than Richarlisons breakout season for us.

    Would love to see if he can do it in the Prem next season. Can play wing and CF too.
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  4. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Hopefully the rumour about him not wanting to play here turns out to be a load of crap. Looking like he could do a very good job for us!
  5. reids

    reids First Team

    Reports from Germany that Schalke are offering us €20m for Lukebakio (along with paying him almost £70k a week!). Can't see us or Lukebakio turning that down tbf.
  6. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Cant wait for us to do a djedje on him and wreck his career.
  7. Bore

    Bore Reservist

    Personally think €20m is way too low. If teams want to offer a young striker 70k per week he is worth more than 20m

    Why no5 give him a go in premiership - 20m gets you nothing. If he scores a few he will be worth 40m
  8. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    20m Euros is peanuts these days even 30m would not be enough IMO!
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  9. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Sounds like Vydra's agent - who may have done wonders for his bank balance for all I know, but certainly hasn't helped his career
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  10. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Nominated for rookie of the year in Germany
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    He's no Vydra.
  12. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Has Wagner just gone to Schalke and aren't they completely dotty bonks as a club?
  13. If they can afford to pay him £70k a week they can afford to pay more than £20Mill.
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  14. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    I think we'd be silly to sell him for that, especially while we could do with competition in wide areas ourselves. He should have a season in the Prem. If he can reproduce his numbers for Fortuna with us then he'll be more like Richarlison money should we wish to sell (i.e. at least double that).
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  15. He's been playing as a striker I think hasn't he? Not so much wide. In a side which plays counter attack.
  16. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    From my favourite website ;)
    He's played about half the time as a striker, half the time on the wing:
    He mostly seems to be used as a striker against top half teams.

    When he plays as a striker it's very much in the same way as Deulofeu does for us. The part about Fortuna largely favouring a counter attacking style is true, and it's a style which plays to Lukebakio's strengths, regardless of his starting position.

    Another thing to add, when he's played as a winger I think he shows a bit more of a willingness and ability to defend than either Pereyra or Deulofeu when played out wide; probably not as much as either Hughes or Sema, but that side of his game seems alright for a player who very much prefers playing on the front foot.
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  17. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Hopefully we use that 20 mill on another Andre Gray!
  18. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

    Rumours this morning that we've SLAPPED a price tag on him.

    No wonder he wants to leave. Disgraceful.
  19. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    That's actually what Schalke mistakenly believed we'd done, hence the €20m bid for him - but in fact it's just his shirt number.


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  20. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    We would be foolish to sell him now after such a good season for him. Needs to come back and see if he can do it in the Prem, half his goal tally this season next season would be a good start and an achievable target.
  21. Reading the Express again, GD?
  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  23. GoingDown

    GoingDown "The Stability"

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  24. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    He won’t need a luck , he ll be a multimilllionaire 25 year old , drowning himself in high class hookers , coke and baileys
  25. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Starting on the right of a 4-3-3 for Belgium U21s vs Poland in the U21 Euros in a minute.
  26. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Thought lukebakio had a decent first half, some decent defensive work and looked lively
  27. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Indeed. Although by the same token Isaac Mbenza, of relegated Huddersfield, also looked decent on the opposite wing.

    Still, from what I saw of Dodi it tied in with the general view I have of him. He has pace and creativity, and seems ready to rotate with Pereyra, Hughes and Deulofeu, but he still has a bit of work to do if he'll want to nail down a starting spot for us. He showed again a habit of sometimes being lazy when making passes and unnecessarily giving the ball away (a la Doucoure), and he really struggles to stay lively and involved for 90 minutes; in fact he seems to usually fade already after just 60.
  28. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Great goal by Fred Church for Italy v Spain in a lively match.
  29. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

  30. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    More like just his own opinion and if it is a pop it is at the 90% of professional footballers who ink themselves.
    No reason for him to have a go at players who could be his team mates and his captain at the club that pay his wages.
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  31. The Recluse

    The Recluse Reservist

    I don't think he's having a go at anyone hornetboy1, simply putting across his own point of view which comes with a religious slant.
    In fact I'd say that's the most humble interview I've read from him and the first time I've noticed him accept the move to Watford was too soon.

    During the season with Dusseldorf he came across as somewhat conceited and a tad too big for his boots, something the head coach mentioned more than once.
    Maybe he's maturing as a person and/or getting some good advice.
  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well if he can make the sort of impact Deeney has done for us then great!
  33. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Starting as the lone striker vs Spain u21 now (on Sky sports football)
  34. I didn’t read his comments as having a pop at anyone

    Sounds like he’s grown up a it which is a positive
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Neatly fills the religious winger slot vacated by Kechi.

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