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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #125 on: August 14, 2019, 05:25:31 PM »
His goal yesterday may have been easy, however, he followed the ball, anticipated it hitting the bar or staying in play and that's what we have missed in these first few games; killer instinct and experience. Get him up to speed and on the pitch for 70-80 minutes and then full games and hopefully he'll flourish.

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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #126 on: August 14, 2019, 08:52:28 PM »
I noticed he was always talking to and directing the midfield telling them where they should be.
Give it a few weeks to settle down and I think we'll be fine
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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #127 on: August 14, 2019, 10:10:12 PM »
I noticed he was always talking to and directing the midfield telling them where they should be.
Give it a few weeks to settle down and I think we'll be fine
I hope and like the idea, that an experieced player does this.

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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #128 on: August 15, 2019, 01:02:36 AM »
 ;D Reminds me of SuperKev. Has the same "tenacity" and is an in "the box" type of poacher. Will pick up the scraps or rebounds...not bad with his head either.

Think he will be a threat to defences all season...one of those you can't take your eye off when you are a defender.

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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #129 on: August 15, 2019, 01:58:54 AM »
Needs to get his fitness levels up ASAP. Clearly a good player with a footballing brain but he wants to get that brain (and his feet) moving into the right areas at the right time. He was blowing out of his backside after ten/fifteen minutes against Millwall.
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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #130 on: August 15, 2019, 05:27:53 PM »
As good as Gayle in this league. Should score 20+ goals. Great signing.
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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #131 on: September 23, 2019, 12:22:26 PM »
Ricky Lambert springs to mind, hope to be wrong but he needs to take a half chance sooner rather than later else Zohore should get another run.

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Re: Charlie Austin signs from Southampton
« Reply #132 on: September 23, 2019, 01:43:31 PM »
He worked hard yesterday and set up Phillips first, but hard to see either him or Zohore hitting double figures at this rate.

Not sure he is that suited to playing up front alone, especially when our attacking midfielders are much more suited to playing more play maker type roles (as opposed to a Stirling/Ronaldo type who almost plays as a second forward).

Hope he finds his place in the team as Zohore's cameo yesterday didn't really threaten enough.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #133 on: October 05, 2019, 06:18:32 PM »
Big shout to Charlie for breaking his duck today.

Thought it would be another game where nothing went for him, but he kept preserving and got his reward.

Seems to enjoy playing for the club, works unbelievably hard, is clearly a leader and has a good connection to the fans already. Gave us a clap in the Smethwick after missing a chance when we were singing his name.

Can tell he’s well liked and respected by the entire outfield team going to celebrate with him when he scored.

So glad he got his goal, could see his frustration at half time.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #134 on: October 05, 2019, 06:57:35 PM »
Big shout to Charlie for breaking his duck today.

Thought it would be another game where nothing went for him, but he kept preserving and got his reward.

Seems to enjoy playing for the club, works unbelievably hard, is clearly a leader and has a good connection to the fans already. Gave us a clap in the Smethwick after missing a chance when we were singing his name.

Can tell he’s well liked and respected by the entire outfield team going to celebrate with him when he scored.

So glad he got his goal, could see his frustration at half time.
He's not THAT old.
Looked fitter today. Lots of energy and good to see how delighted he was to get a goal. Our best forward on current form.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #135 on: October 05, 2019, 07:07:55 PM »
Did anybody see him giving the Cardiff fans stick after the second goal?! It was great!

The fans realky got behind him today and he really ky deserved that goal.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #136 on: October 05, 2019, 07:38:41 PM »
Said on Twitter when he signed he is class, just needed to get fit. Some of the criticism has been well over the top.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #137 on: October 05, 2019, 07:54:19 PM »
Charlie getting better every game that goal will do him the world of good, can't wait to see a 100% confident and fit Austin in these attack-minded team

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #138 on: October 05, 2019, 10:16:04 PM »
Did anybody see him giving the Cardiff fans stick after the second goal?! It was great!

The fans realky got behind him today and he really ky deserved that goal.

Yeah I saw that. Thought it was great. I imagine they were giving him stick after the missed chance a few minutes earlier. Shut them up in the second half anyway

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #139 on: October 05, 2019, 10:25:58 PM »
After the two chances in the first half I just had the feeling this would be his day. Thrilled for him and us.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #140 on: October 06, 2019, 10:33:15 AM »
You could see how desperate he was to break his duck but he's been working extremely hard and that was undoubtedly his best performance for us yesterday. He truly deserved that goal yesterday and it was refreshing to hear the support he was getting from the stands and quite frankly the relief from himself and supporters when he finally got the goal. If anything the international break has come at a poor time for Charlie now but hopefully he can keep his confidence up and carry on where he left off when we go to Middlesbrough.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #141 on: October 06, 2019, 10:55:17 AM »
Big shout to Charlie for breaking his duck today.

Thought it would be another game where nothing went for him, but he kept preserving and got his reward.

Seems to enjoy playing for the club, works unbelievably hard, is clearly a leader and has a good connection to the fans already. Gave us a clap in the Smethwick after missing a chance when we were singing his name.

Can tell he’s well liked and respected by the entire outfield team going to celebrate with him when he scored.

So glad he got his goal, could see his frustration at half time.



You could say it was a jammy goal  ;D
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #142 on: October 09, 2019, 09:49:06 AM »
i was not a fan of Charlie, was horrified by the signing .. but his goal celebrations kind of won me round - I dont think I have ever seen an Albion player so pleased with a goal !

- shows he does care for the club and fans

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #143 on: October 09, 2019, 08:58:11 PM »
Really hope he does well for us, but for some reason I just can't warm to him. Absolutely no logical reason why, just something about him. Very odd.  :-\
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #144 on: October 09, 2019, 09:42:43 PM »
Really hope he does well for us, but for some reason I just can't warm to him. Absolutely no logical reason why, just something about him. Very odd.  :-\
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I wasn’t sure on this signing, but I think he looked sharper and fitter vs Cardiff, goals are everything to strikers , 1 at Middlesbrough followed by a brace against Barnsley and he will fly .
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #145 on: October 09, 2019, 09:55:53 PM »
Signs are he's fitting in well personality wise. I think he recognises that that there are some very talented players at the club and there's no question of him being on some different level. He could have scored 3 or 4 in the past 3 games e.g. the last ditch block on his shot at QPR. Get the impression he's working hard to hit his best form.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #146 on: October 10, 2019, 07:30:52 AM »
Really hope he does well for us, but for some reason I just can't warm to him. Absolutely no logical reason why, just something about him. Very odd.  :-\

I warmed to him a couple of weeks ago when the team were on the pitch beforehand. They were all sat in a circle and Charlie was talking to them. He appeared to be talking tactics [from his animated way] and the thing I really noticed was how they were all listening to him. I know its an odd thing to notice but he is there with good intentions so when he scored on Saturday I was really pleased for him. You could see that it really meant something to him as well.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #147 on: October 10, 2019, 08:51:17 AM »
He's looked more Ricky Lambert than Kevin Phillips for a few games - lacking pace. good touch but not really effecting games. The past few games, he's been missing chances which is good because he's in there and the team are creating.

He's definately all about goals - he has a decent touch and brings others players in well but if he scores a few games in a row , I think he could light up the team a bit as he gets more confident and be what we've been missing this season - a go to player to get a goal when we need one.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #148 on: October 10, 2019, 09:19:15 AM »
I have been a sceptic from day 1, but what I will acknowledge is, he is trying his damnedest for the team, hopefully he comes good and it sounds like its going the right way, so lets hope he has consigned HRK to the bench (or worse) for quite a while !!
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #149 on: October 10, 2019, 11:05:57 AM »
He has a winners mentality, you can tell by the way he speaks, and incidents like the goal celebration and his interview last season about the refs.