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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2019, 02:11:56 PM »
As the saying goes “beggars can’t be choosers”!! I think if he stays fit and and determined he should get us a good 16-20 goals especially if he’s taking penalties. We’re so desperate for recent proven goal scorers I can see why some are disappointed and feel underwhelmed seeing that he’s only scored 9 goals in two seasons. Regular playing time a drop in division with good service it could turn out to be a good addition. Am glad it’s only a year long loan deal though!
Would be thrilled to see us sign another striker in the next couple hours!

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2019, 02:12:45 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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Had expected a higher fee, but nevertheless pleased we've got another, or even one,  recognised goalscoring striker.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2019, 02:19:36 PM »
if he stays fit

Thats the big issue. Good goalscorer, just need him up to speed and firing.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2019, 02:20:46 PM »
Had expected a higher fee, but nevertheless pleased we've got another, or even one,  recognised goalscoring striker.

I didn't expect there to be a fee at all, and can only think the £4m was wanted by Southampton to pay him off. Would have much preferred a loan though.

They were desperate to get him out so I hope we haven't paid him stupid wages and a fee.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2019, 02:22:30 PM »
being reported in several outlets that he has now signed.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2019, 02:24:06 PM »
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 #56 on: August 08, 2019, 02:25:12 PM »
If he stays fit for most of the season I reckon he will be one of our top players and make a big difference. He's a proven finisher, just what we need.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2019, 02:25:49 PM »
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.

Talksport reporting he's taken a massive wage reduction to come to us, but that doesn't mean he was paid off by the Saints.

I hope he bangs them in for us. Welcome and good luck.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2019, 02:26:21 PM »
Potentially a good signing if he stays fit. We will have plenty of capable players to provide the ammunition for him

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2019, 02:30:22 PM »
Would have preferred Gayle but we desperately needed a goalscorer up front and Austin definitely fits the bill. Very happy with this one. He's a great finisher so you'd expect him to do well with the creative players we have around him.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2019, 02:31:50 PM »
Really pleased with this one. Good fee and contract length. Think he's an upgrade on Rodriguez too personally.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #61 on: August 08, 2019, 02:33:11 PM »
Let's not jump the gun, signing hasn't been completed yet. Until it's official he's not ours, no matter how close.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #62 on: August 08, 2019, 02:34:42 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...

I'd argue that out of that list only Hartson played with us below the Prem and wasn't that bad. The other 3 all signed and played for us in the prem so hardly dropped down a division to play against poorer defenders..

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #63 on: August 08, 2019, 02:43:15 PM »
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #64 on: August 08, 2019, 02:58:43 PM »
Sam Wallace, chief football writer for telegraph and very well respected in media has reported the deal has now been completed. Would imagine we will see a confirmation tweet from club in next 30 mins.

Hope the rumours of a poor attitude are incorrect, as on the face of it he could do well here.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2019, 03:01:23 PM »
Interesting to read it was a loan deal he turned down with us earlier in the Summer, wanted a bit of security, cant blame him!
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2019, 03:13:27 PM »
Sam Wallace, chief football writer for telegraph and very well respected in media has reported the deal has now been completed. Would imagine we will see a confirmation tweet from club in next 30 mins.

Hope the rumours of a poor attitude are incorrect, as on the face of it he could do well here.

I remember him really losing his crap over a goal being disallowed - don't mind that!!!

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Re: Charlie Austin
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2019, 03:19:25 PM »
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2019, 03:20:32 PM »
£4 million fee, 2 year deal. And the greatest announcement time ever.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2019, 03:22:16 PM »
Cant wait for Saturday - although he hasn't really played pre season so may take a couple of weeks to get going

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2019, 03:22:24 PM »
Great signing. Get in. Now we're looking like the business. Perreira next please then if I die today I die happy lol.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2019, 03:22:57 PM »
Genius. And a great signing. Improvement on the outgoing J-Rod.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2019, 03:23:52 PM »
Never been a great fan, always thought he fancied himself a bit too much, but if he wants to let everyone know he's still around by knocking them in in the champ for us, I'll be happy with that, he could be a real bully in this league.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #74 on: August 08, 2019, 03:25:22 PM »
Very pleased about this. Good goalscoring pedigree and a bit of a ruthless streak about him. From the photo, seems to have gone grey rather rapidly. 
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