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Lennon relishing link-up with Lukaku

06/02/2015  Comments (18)  jump
Aaron Lennon says that having an "unbelievable" striker like Romelu Lukaku as a target is going to be a big help as he bids to grasp the opportunity of a fresh start at Everton.

Having played against the big Belgian and heard stories from some of Lukaku's international teammates at Tottenham, the on-loan winger knows what the kind threat that the striker can pose and he is looking forward to linking up with him.

He is an unbelievable striker, Lennon told evertontv. I have played against him many times and I've watched him for a few years. Even a few of the Belgian lads at Spurs told me how good he is, so hopefully, if I get the games, I'll be able to get some assists for him.

I think it helps as a winger to have someone like him, who you know will be in the box causing a threat. He is a presence and he's not just dangerous in the box — he can score all different types of goals.

I definitely think it helps when you have someone with his ability and quality in there to aim for and to pick out.

Lennon is line for his debut for the Blues if selected in tomorrow's Merseyside derby.  

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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 06/02/2015 at 18:32:17
I wonder if Lennon will be a direct replacement for super Kev next season?
John Francis
2 Posted 06/02/2015 at 18:34:41
"I think it helps as a winger to have someone like him, who you know will be in the box causing a threat. He is a presence and he’s not just dangerous in the box – he can score all different types of goals.

"I definitely think it helps when you have someone with his ability and quality in there to aim for and to pick out."

In the box? er try just outside the box Aaron. ThatÂ’s where he,s spent most of the season, and good luck btw.

Colin Glassar
4 Posted 06/02/2015 at 19:02:34
I think Lukaku has probably forgotten what a decent pass into the box for him to latch on to looks like.
Darren Hind
7 Posted 06/02/2015 at 19:41:45
Hope he starts tomorrow, he can get The Old Lady bouncing.
Michael Kenrick
8 Posted 06/02/2015 at 19:49:03
Colin, as I recall, he was given a brilliant pass in front of him in last weekÂ’s game, and the chance again went begging. He just doesnÂ’t seem to move his big body with the right timing to where the ball is going.
Tony Draper
9 Posted 06/02/2015 at 19:57:33
You may well be right Michael.

But what those of us who will be inside the "Hallowed Halls" can do is to make some fuckinÂ’ noise for the mighty Blue Jerseys.

Moan all we like on here before or after.
Make life impossible for the visitors throughout.

No excuses for going home with a single functioning vocal chord !

Jamie Crowley
11 Posted 07/02/2015 at 03:49:16
Which pass last week?

The one from Naisy that he put in the back of the goal with his junk?

Works for me. Dude's had poor service this year. Hopefully Lennon get get in some crosses and get down to the byline (which never, ever seems to happen any more) and find our Big Belgian Beast.

Neil Pickering
12 Posted 07/02/2015 at 06:58:13
Nice idea Aaron. There is however one slight flaw in the plan! "The Belgian beast" is too cumbersome to get in box, so will be spending most of the time about 10 yards from you, on the wing, with the ball bouncing off his shins in and around where you are supposed to play. That's if you play on the right wing of course, as our manager has been known to do some fucking stupid things in the past 6 months.

Anyways, good luck. The manager has already put pressure on you by telling everyone what an 'incredible' player you are, and we've all seen what that did to 'Russ' Barkley's confidence.

Love the focused face though!

Colin Glassar
13 Posted 07/02/2015 at 10:59:24
Like I said, Michael, this is a technique that is learnt/practiced. If Lukaku isn’t given this type of service on a regular basis then when a decent ball does come in he probably hesitates.
Paul Andrews
14 Posted 07/02/2015 at 11:04:41
Michael, he scored in the game though, the match winner, as it turns out.
Al Reddish
15 Posted 07/02/2015 at 11:59:08
I like his thinking... try and get Lukaku some assists. Our other two want to take on the world and get the glory themselves... only one is capable on his day!
Sean Kelly
16 Posted 07/02/2015 at 13:13:36
He has to put it on a plate for Lukaku. Anything else he canÂ’t control as his second touch is a tackle.
David Greenwood
17 Posted 07/02/2015 at 15:12:49
Aaron Lennon, maybe he is not smiling in the photos at Finch Farm as some part of an initiation ceremony that the lads have put him up to? Or something he promised his old team mates at Tottenham he would do? Who knows? If he scores or sets up the winner today no one will care.

Colin Glassar
18 Posted 07/02/2015 at 15:16:44
Why do footballers have to smile all the time? Boxers don’t.
Ant Dwyer
19 Posted 09/02/2015 at 09:12:44
I'm not one bit bothered about a smile or a scowl. All I care about is having someone with Premier League ability and the much needed injection of pace. Lennon is like shite off a shovel which is something we have missed badly since Delboy left the club. Welcome and good luck.
Jim Hardin
20 Posted 09/02/2015 at 15:51:24
For those arguing Lukaku's ability versus service and form, remember, Torres had problems at Chelsea (except when Rafa played Moses on the right wing and then Torres started gaining form and confidence again) which JM and the dribbling Brazilians destroyed promptly. Now at Atletico Madrid, Torres looks like a new man with confidence and getting good service.

Don't condemn Lukaku until and unless he gets consistent service and then fails. For all of 2014 in the EPL, his shot on target rate exceeded 50% and was higher than the rates of the big name strikers in the league.

Andrew Clare
21 Posted 09/02/2015 at 16:36:42
It was the same under Moyes. Everton was a strikers graveyard. They would arrive be impressive the first season then fade away.Lukaku had a good year last season because we played attacking football. This season we have out of necessity become more and more defensive making it almost impossible for a forward to make any impact. We have now become the Everton of David Moyes. Unless two top class creative midfielders are signed in the summer things will be the same next year.

It must be murder being a striker at Everton at the moment!

Chris Corn
22 Posted 09/02/2015 at 16:49:35
Andrew, he still scored ten goals and there's at least 16 games left.. He could well score another 5 at his current rate and if he goes on a run he could get a few more. He's scored almost 50 goals whilst in England and almost 30 for us, so as poor as his general play can and has been, he can't be written off.

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