Note: I’ll have a more “proper” post tomorrow, on MLS no less, but for now I need to write about Lukaku, because THIS IS STUPID!!! In case you haven’t seen my “about” page, I’m a Chelsea fan. That is important context.
Jose Mourinho is a great manager. Let me preface with that qualifier. He does lots of things really well, and he’s very entertaining. Some people find him annoying, but to me, any league that he is managing in is automatically 25% more fun, and no other manager does that (Ferguson was maybe 10%, and he’s probably second. Van Gaal is probably around that territory, too; he seems endearingly grumpy. Throw in Klopp and Rodgers, as well. But none of them approach the Special One).
Mourinho is great, BUT SELLING LUKAKU IS STUPID!!!!! TOO STUPID FOR ME TO HIT THE “ITALICS” BUTTON, SO I INSTEAD DO ALL CAPS, WHICH MAKES ME LOOK UNCIVILISED; AND I’M PROBABLY MISSPELLING WORDS BECAUSE SPELLCHECK DOESN’T WORK UP HERE BECAUSE THEY THINK I MIGHT BE DOING ACRONYMS!!!!!
Anyway, I’m not sure if Mourinho is even the one to blame. I haven’t gathered much real information because I’M ANGRY!!!!
The point is this: Romelu Lukaku is 21 years old. He has already scored 32 Premier League goals. When Didier Drogba, one of Chelsea’s best ever who was recently re-signed to the club, was 21, he was playing in the French second division. THE FRENCH SECOND DIVISION!!! This means that Lukaku has the potential to be better than Drogba!
But he won’t do it for Chelsea. In case you haven’t gathered, Lukaku was PERMANENTLY transferred to Everton today. He will continue to do good for them (he was on loan at the Liverpool-based side last season), and eventually get bought by Manchester City, and win the title with them over Chelsea, who have Diego “I like to start fights and go down with no contact” Costa, Fernando “I used to be really good but now I’m totally not” Torres, and Patrick “I was never really good and I probably never will be because that’s not how the world works” Bamford.
Lukaku isn’t just a player for the future. No, he’s already very good. I think that he’s the best player off the bench in the world. He’s a world class super-sub. With Diego Costa being the starter, what would Lukaku’s role be, for at least this season? SUPER-SUB!!!! That isn’t to say that he wouldn’t have started, but he would’ve played most games for only the last 20 minutes.
There has been lots of talk about Lukaku having “attitude problems.” I think it’s mainly lies, because the media wants to take the top players away from big, bad Chelsea and send them to plucky little good guys, Everton.
But I think that Lukaku does want to start. Can you blame him? Is there anything wrong with wanting to start? Him trying to force a move away doesn’t mean that he hates Chelsea or that he wants to insult the club, just that he wants to play.
Why couldn’t they at least send him on loan? As I said, I think that having him as a super-sub would be great, but why not at least have him on loan again so they don’t lose him forever? I know that that wouldn’t work because his contract was coming up next year, but why couldn’t they extend his contract? Even if they overpay him, I think he’s worth it. Selling him just seems stupid. As I alluded to earlier, he’s the best young striker in the world.
Who should I blame?
-Lukaku, for not being willing to have a little time on the bench and learn under his alleged idol, Drogba?
-Mourinho, for not being willing to compromise and keep him around?
-Chelsea owner Roman Abromovich, for paying Torres so much that he’s unsellable?
-Everton manager Roberto Martinez, for being such a warm and friendly person that it’s impossible to not want to play for him?
I really have no idea. Looking at it, I’m not sure if I should blame any of these people. It’s just one of those things that happen, I guess. AND IT’S STUPID!!!!!
Soccer is like life in many ways. In life, feelings happen. In soccer, feelings happen. Feelings just happened all over your computer screen.
I’m not sure what to say right now. This is the part in the phone call when you want to hang up, but you aren’t sure 1) if there wasn’t something else to say or 2) what the proper way to hang up even is. It’s made even more awkward by the fact that this isn’t a phone call, and is instead some guy making a blog very few people read.
I’ll go play silly computer games or something like that, and maybe later I’ll finish my MLS post. Good night, everyone.