OT: Romelu Lukaku a better goal scorer or finisher?

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XxRichiexRichxX
30232 posts National Team Captain
edited October 2017
Having a debate right now. While neither necessarily mean nothing bad, I just believe there’s a difference between goal scorer and a finisher. Curious to think of what others think.

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OT: Romelu Lukaku a better goal scorer or finisher? 87 votes

Goal Scorer
86%
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Finisher
13%
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  • XxRichiexRichxX
    30232 posts National Team Captain
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    Thanks for the votes. Just bumping cuz people are voting, but not commenting, and I don’t want it to slip to the next page just yet.
  • Daveofwales01
    7836 posts League Winner
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    Scores a lot but his finishing is inconsistent.
  • DaveSaves
    20137 posts Club Captain
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    I voted scorer but he had a very good conversion % last season
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    30232 posts National Team Captain
    edited October 2017
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    Scores a lot but his finishing is inconsistent.

    Agreed. This is pretty much why I rate him as a goal scorer rather than a finisher.

    And there’s nothing wrong with either imo. I don’t necessarily think one is better than the other, just simply a different type of player/forward.
  • Michael LFC 96
    3711 posts National Call-Up
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    Anyone who says finishings only exposure to football is FIFA
  • Sxnfmuel
    1182 posts Professional
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    100%, might need a couple of chances to score but his intelligence gets him at least 2-3 chances a game usually.
  • DaveSaves
    20137 posts Club Captain
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    Sxnfmuel wrote: »
    100%, might need a couple of chances to score but his intelligence gets him at least 2-3 chances a game usually.

    There does seem to be a perception that he’ll miss a few before he scores.

    But he had a better chance conversion than Costa, Aguero and Sanchez last season. Only Kane was better.
  • SupaNoodle1990
    25970 posts Player of the Year
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    Hero
  • IDARYL
    5622 posts Big Money Move
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    i'd like to see how he does v the big team because his record v them so far is awful. United fan and i'm not completely sold on him yet great start tho when i've watched him he looks very clumsy on the ball
  • DaveSaves
    20137 posts Club Captain
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    IDARYL wrote: »
    i'd like to see how he does v the big team because his record v them so far is awful. United fan and i'm not completely sold on him yet great start tho when i've watched him he looks very clumsy on the ball

    He has a better record against “top teams” than Kane.
  • S P 4 C E Y
    2436 posts Fans' Favourite
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    Not convinced he's a clinical finisher (he does seem to miss some easy chances), but he is able to create something out of nothing and his positioning is excellent.

    No way you rack up the stats he has at WBA and Everton without being an effective number 9, but he's not the finisher Kane is.
  • IDARYL
    5622 posts Big Money Move
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    DaveSaves wrote: »
    IDARYL wrote: »
    i'd like to see how he does v the big team because his record v them so far is awful. United fan and i'm not completely sold on him yet great start tho when i've watched him he looks very clumsy on the ball

    He has a better record against “top teams” than Kane.

    Whats kane got to do with anything ? I'm looking at one player not comparing him to somebody else...
  • TriggerMike
    4709 posts National Call-Up
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    IDARYL wrote: »
    i'd like to see how he does v the big team because his record v them so far is awful. United fan and i'm not completely sold on him yet great start tho when i've watched him he looks very clumsy on the ball

    LOL.
  • Couchy
    9111 posts League Winner
    edited October 2017
    My initial thoughts were goal scorer, but looking at the stats it’s quite surprising.

    Last year up until April

    45_E59_D57-8_A19-45_DE-8872-_A3_DE997269_C4.jpg


    So far this year

    59019742-_FA0_F-438_E-90_D6-71_A64078_F0_D7.jpg
  • DaveSaves
    20137 posts Club Captain
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    IDARYL wrote: »
    DaveSaves wrote: »
    IDARYL wrote: »
    i'd like to see how he does v the big team because his record v them so far is awful. United fan and i'm not completely sold on him yet great start tho when i've watched him he looks very clumsy on the ball

    He has a better record against “top teams” than Kane.

    Whats kane got to do with anything ? I'm looking at one player not comparing him to somebody else...

    Because nobody ever says he has a poor record vs top teams.
  • IDARYL
    5622 posts Big Money Move
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    DaveSaves wrote: »
    IDARYL wrote: »
    DaveSaves wrote: »
    IDARYL wrote: »
    i'd like to see how he does v the big team because his record v them so far is awful. United fan and i'm not completely sold on him yet great start tho when i've watched him he looks very clumsy on the ball

    He has a better record against “top teams” than Kane.

    Whats kane got to do with anything ? I'm looking at one player not comparing him to somebody else...

    Because nobody ever says he has a poor record vs top teams.

    i don't know why you quoted me tho, kane has a poor record vs top teams..there i said it just to make you happy
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    30232 posts National Team Captain
    edited October 2017
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    DaveSaves wrote: »
    Sxnfmuel wrote: »
    100%, might need a couple of chances to score but his intelligence gets him at least 2-3 chances a game usually.

    There does seem to be a perception that he’ll miss a few before he scores.

    But he had a better chance conversion than Costa, Aguero and Sanchez last season. Only Kane was better.

    Yes, he probably had his best year last season, but it does too often take him a more than one chance to bury the goal. He's also misses a lot of sitters. This season I recall 2-3 alone.
    Couchy wrote: »
    My initial thoughts were goal scorer, but looking at the stats it’s quite surprising.

    Last year up until April

    45_E59_D57-8_A19-45_DE-8872-_A3_DE997269_C4.jpg


    So far this year

    59019742-_FA0_F-438_E-90_D6-71_A64078_F0_D7.jpg

    That Squawka one was before the season finished, he finished the season with a 22.7% conversion rate.
  • fluffymnuffy
    12515 posts Has That Special Something
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    Having a debate right now. While neither necessarily mean nothing bad, I just believe there’s a difference between goal scorer and a finisher. Curious to think of what others think.

    #NeverConform
  • P1tch_1nvaderz88
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    He's a bulldozer up top, scoring my any means necessary...but lacks the composure to make him the best....yet ;)
  • coatsy
    32197 posts National Team Captain
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    There is a perception of him that he's wasteful. He's not.
  • BrentfordFC
    10326 posts Has That Special Something
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    Goal scorer
  • Fred is Bae
    1353 posts Professional
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    He is an amazing finisher he just lacks a little composure
  • Reus
    22034 posts Club Captain
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    Imagine thinking shot conversion rate shows who is the better finisher

    Lukaku misses too many easy ones and until now has gone missing against good sides
  • Keano
    10617 posts Has That Special Something
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    He's like Ibra was for us last year, will always score but takes a few decent chances to get it.
  • Reus
    22034 posts Club Captain
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    Also who the hell were you debating with that would be swayed by this

    And who wins a debate by making a poll for all us plebs to vote on
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    30232 posts National Team Captain
    edited October 2017
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    Reus wrote: »
    Also who the hell were you debating with that would be swayed by this

    And who wins a debate by making a poll for all us plebs to vote on

    According to @Ridikuluz Because of my opinion that Lukaku is a great goal scorer rather than a great finisher I should admit that I'm basing my "notion on preconceived bias, and acknowledge you are a byproduct of insidious racism that has festered itself into mainstream punditry?"

    and I'm not looking to win a debate... I made the poll to see if others shared my opinion that he's a better goal scorer vs finisher, and to see of others share my opinion that there's clearly a difference between a great goal scorer and a great finisher.


  • XxRichiexRichxX
    30232 posts National Team Captain
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    Keano wrote: »
    He's like Ibra was for us last year, will always score but takes a few decent chances to get it.

    agreed
  • Painter753
    8824 posts League Winner
    Reus wrote: »
    Also who the hell were you debating with that would be swayed by this

    And who wins a debate by making a poll for all us plebs to vote on

    According to @Ridikuluz Because of my opinion that Lukaku is a great goal scorer rather than a great finisher I should admit that I'm basing my "notion on preconceived bias, and acknowledge you are a byproduct of insidious racism that has festered itself into mainstream punditry?"

    and I'm not looking to win a debate... I made the poll to see if others shared my opinion that he's a better goal scorer vs finisher, and to see of others share my opinion that there's clearly a difference between a great goal scorer and a great finisher.

    Sounds like @Ridikuluz is a moron.

  • Reus
    22034 posts Club Captain
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    Reus wrote: »
    Also who the hell were you debating with that would be swayed by this

    And who wins a debate by making a poll for all us plebs to vote on

    According to @Ridikuluz Because of my opinion that Lukaku is a great goal scorer rather than a great finisher I should admit that I'm basing my "notion on preconceived bias, and acknowledge you are a byproduct of insidious racism that has festered itself into mainstream punditry?"

    and I'm not looking to win a debate... I made the poll to see if others shared my opinion that he's a better goal scorer vs finisher, and to see of others share my opinion that there's clearly a difference between a great goal scorer and a great finisher.


    He sounds like a right king cnut
  • JIMMY BA11BA65
    188 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Where is the option that says "they are both the same thing"?
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