(NA) Dodi Lukebakio

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by Meister, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    More than N'Dong? At least he has turned out for us.

    I was one of those who could see the purpose in signing him as a backup, but even I have to admit to have not even seen him play a single second has been disappointing.
  2. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    It’s all part of Giraldi’s master plan of buying in bulk from the same superagent.
  3. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Needs to qualify for the "buy 10, get one free" loyalty card scheme.
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  4. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

  5. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    In other words if you throw enough $hit, some of it will stick.
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  6. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Will never ******* play for us.
  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  8. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I'll be in Dusseldorf the night of the everton match, I'll get some insider info then.
  9. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Will you have the will power to hold off from insulting the Dusseldorf fans for long enough to be able to glean the required information?
    Or do you intend to torture them?
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Jadon Sancho, Dodi, Alcaca - our loanees are dominating the Bundesliga.
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  11. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Well, I definitely nailed this one as I watch him slot in yet another classy goal in the Bundesliga, this time against unbeaten league leaders Dortmund...
  12. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  13. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I was of the mind that we shouldn’t interrupt his progress and keep him there.
    But with every passing week where he scores and we persevere with the strikers we have, I’m leaning more towards selling a couple of them and bringing him back in January. Will be ‘peak’ Watford though to have a striker scoring plenty elsewhere and for us to deal with watching the rubbish we have up top. Pozzo model etc etc

    Gray and Okaka out and Lukebakio recalled - no one would shed a tear.
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  14. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Of course, we might not be able to bring him back if we didn't insert a recall clause...
  15. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It would be interesting to see what they do with Lukebakio. He’s probably surprised everyone being quite so effective.

    These are not crap sides he’s scoring against. He’s scoring against established Champions League sides.

    Traditionally, the Pozzos do not like moving players that are having a good season and are happy in their environment. I would be very surprised if we recalled him, plus like SLB said, it depends on whether there is a recall clause in his contract.

    It’s more likely we’ll sell him to D*sseldorf, if they can afford him.

    Having said that, trying to second guess what Gino would do, is often a futile exercise.
  16. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    The rate he’s scoring at I suspect it maybe too expensive for them. If he really is that good I’m fairly convinced he will be here next season unless a silly bid comes in for him
  17. I imagine we will value him way beyond Dusseldorf's budget; Richarlison's fee set the bar for a young emerging winger.

    The club is sitting on a goldmine of young talent.
  18. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    You’re probably correct, but bigger German clubs will be on high alert.

    It’s always a judgement call. When I saw him in pre-season he looked a little lightweight for the Premier League. It’s probably the club’s take on it also, hence loaning him out.

    He’s clearly developing nicely where he is, but if he’s turning into a pacey striker who can actually remain cool in the vital moment, then he would be a massive asset.

    I could see him fitting in nicely with the squad, playing the Gray role when we play sides that hold a high defensive line.

    Success and Deeney are the brute force, Lukebakio and Gray could be the pace to stretch sides. It’s a good selection to have, alongside Penaranda.

    We could easily afford to offload Okaka as we don’t really need him. Both Deeney and Success are way ahead of him in terms of physical striker.
  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Did something change in our recruitment strategy recently or have we just got lucky?

    From Obbi to Lukie seems a huge shift.
  20. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    It would appear we met our quota on the junk stock when signing Kums, Obbi etc. We’ve been given access to the exclusive stuff now. Crafty Gino.
  21. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    What’s going on? I thought this guy was a dud, based on around 20 minutes of game time for us and the fact he didn’t come in as a 20 year old from another country and command a place in the starting 11?

    Ok, well let’s get back to another one then, Penaranboooooooooooooo
  22. bedmond_hornet

    bedmond_hornet First Year Pro

    Bring him home. If we sell before giving the lad a chance to show what he can do in the Prem shop window it will be criminal. Full of confidence for the run in. Perfect!
  23. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    He is a dud, stay strong. Scoring against some German farmhands means **** all.
  24. carboy98

    carboy98 First Year Pro

    I'm sure he will stay there for the season. But hopefully we see him here next year, looks to be exactly what we need. A striker who can finish!
  25. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Lukie played Dortmund this weekend.

    Dortmund is the Newcastle of Germany (albeit rather spruced up since the unpleasantness).

    More proletariat than agrarian serfs.
  26. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Not forgetting Clive Sinclair, running out of battery power at Sunderland!
  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Goes to show that signing whoever turns up in the car park is a hazardous method.
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  28. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Yes, just because you can find your way to some of these middle of nowhere training grounds does not necessarily mean you can find your way to the back of the net!
  29. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Haha, actually made me chuckle
  30. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Lukebakio has won the Rookie of the Month award. Very well deserved.

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  31. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  32. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Gladback sound like a terrible band that plays at The Flag.
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  33. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Hopefully we negotiate a deal that sees one of their CBs come this way, that would be outstanding business. More chance of getting one of the Gladbach CBs than the Dortmund ones though (Ginter would be my choice)
  34. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Will he bring any pies with him?
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  35. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    €20-25m and a sizeable sell on clause would be good business. Would have thought given his good Season we could squeeze upwards of €30m though for his age and ability to improve still.

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