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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2019, 10:31:13 AM »
His last good season was 14/15 with QPR.

I'm wary
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2019, 11:01:22 AM »
I would take Austin as he is a proven goalscorer, unlike so many forwards. Bit worried he's turned us down previously, but maybe those other Prem clubs are not coming in for him. Bit like us really. We'd probably take Gayle as a preference, but if he's not on offer, we take the next best.  But we must absolutely have another goalscoring striker.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2019, 11:02:40 AM »
A fit Austin wound be a good Austin always liked him. But!

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2019, 11:33:39 AM »
I'd be happy with Austin, fits into the system we are trying to play and has a good solid goal scoring record (134 gls in 291 games (inc subs) in league for all clubs). His injury record is a slight concern but the fact he's played pretty consistently for last 18 months takes the edge off it for me.



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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
My old man always said 'You can't educate pork!'

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2019, 12:37:28 PM »
Is this a done deal then??

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2019, 12:39:15 PM »
Is this a done deal then??

Not quite - but there are concrete links and it will prevent a good, reasoned discussion being lost in the tat thread.

Good goalscorer in this division - hopefully he will work well with the likes of Krov.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2019, 12:55:11 PM »
I don't fancy him. This seasons Ricky Lambert.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2019, 12:57:39 PM »
IMO 5 years too late.

We missed out on him for £1m when he went to the Saints, we were livid back then- he hasn't done a lot since.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2019, 12:58:59 PM »
Good signing at this level, will get chances with those around him

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »
Holloway raving about him on sky

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2019, 01:00:33 PM »
I don't fancy him. This seasons Ricky Lambert.

Will be a way better signing than Lambert imo. If we were a premier league club I wouldn't say this but, at the level we are currently, he is good.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2019, 01:12:37 PM »
Holloway raving about him on sky

Holloway is raving anyway with or without Austin
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2019, 01:40:13 PM »
Good signing, only 30, very good finisher
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2019, 01:46:33 PM »
a quote from our friend mr tigg on fb

Hopefully Charlie Austin leaves and goes West Brom. Will do good in the championship but has an awful attitude.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2019, 01:56:45 PM »
Townsend kanu Anelka lambert sturridge   

No interest in coming here

Way past their best

Not fit

Cynically looking to squeeze one last pay day out

Zero on sell value

how many times do we have to make this mistake for us to learn not to repeat it

Im so disappointed

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2019, 01:59:56 PM »
Townsend kanu Anelka lambert sturridge   

No interest in coming here

Way past their best

Not fit

Cynically looking to squeeze one last pay day out

Zero on sell value

how many times do we have to make this mistake for us to learn not to repeat it

Im so disappointed


He's just turned 30. Nothing like the others.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2019, 02:05:10 PM »
We need someone to stick the ball in the net, that's what he does. I don't care what else he does or what he thinks.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2019, 02:05:37 PM »
Townsend kanu Anelka lambert sturridge   

No interest in coming here

Way past their best

Not fit

Cynically looking to squeeze one last pay day out

Zero on sell value

how many times do we have to make this mistake for us to learn not to repeat it

Im so disappointed
Kanu was 28 (allegedly) and was ace

Townsend - 36
Anelka - 34
Lambert - 33

Therefore Sturridge is the only genuine comparison to Austin in terms of age, but that was in the Prem, so Rodriguez and Gayle are a more like for like.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2019, 02:07:03 PM »

He's just turned 30. Nothing like the others.

In fact Austin is younger than Rodriguez!

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2019, 02:07:15 PM »
Not sure what to make.   Whenever we sign a Lambert/ Kanu/ Andelka/ Hartson there is always a feeling of “fox in a hen house”- a great striker dropping down a division and playing against poorer defenders should be able to walk in the goals.  In practice, I can only think of SKP as a “once great” striker who stepped down to us and did brilliantly...

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2019, 02:09:09 PM »
Sky Sources:

CHARLIE AUSTIN passes medical and agrees a deal to join West Brom from Southampton.

Fee believed to be around £4 million.

2 year deal with a one year option.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2019, 02:11:19 PM »
Townsend kanu Anelka lambert sturridge   

No interest in coming here
Way past their best
Not fit
Cynically looking to squeeze one last pay day out
Zero on sell value
how many times do we have to make this mistake for us to learn not to repeat it
Im so disappointed

Would rather stay in PL - wouldn't you?
If he was at his best we wouldn't be in the market for him
By account has had a reasonable last 12 months fitness wise? And still popped in the odd PL goal
I don't see many footballers out there who go onto be charity workers and I imagine Southampton will need to iether contribute to his wages or pay him off.
1 year left on his contract so should be minimal outlay
Beggars and choosers....we WANTED the Albanian!!
Be disappointed when he breaks down after five games having scored no goals.

For the position we are in (Chump club on last day of the window) he would be a decent signing.   Compare to Wells and Hogan who have already moved.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2019, 02:11:43 PM »
Townsend kanu Anelka lambert sturridge   

No interest in coming here

Way past their best

Not fit

Cynically looking to squeeze one last pay day out

Zero on sell value

how many times do we have to make this mistake for us to learn not to repeat it

Im so disappointed
Austin wanted to stay in the Premier hardly at a stage of looking for one last payday.