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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #625 on: October 16, 2020, 12:52:13 PM »
I think Bilic prefers HRK so wonder if he will leave Austin out as he's 4th choice it seems.
As it's 12 weeks until the next transfer window opens and Robson-Kanu could be out injured for at least half of that time, another option would be to leave Robson-Kanu out of the 25 man list. Personally, I'd prefer Austin to him.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #626 on: October 16, 2020, 12:54:18 PM »
As it's 12 weeks until the next transfer window opens and Robson-Kanu could be out injured for at least half of that time, another option would be to leave Robson-Kanu out of the 25 man list. Personally, I'd prefer Austin to him.

I would too but we all know Bilic won't play people he's not fussed about unless essential. Also the fact they are still willing to let him go speaks volumes.

They will be happy to manage with Robinson and Grant for a few weeks.

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« Reply #627 on: October 17, 2020, 08:21:01 AM »
Assume that Charlie stayed after all that and may have to lead the line on Monday.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #628 on: October 17, 2020, 09:15:07 AM »
Not bad as a substitute option?

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #629 on: October 17, 2020, 09:19:53 AM »
Not bad as a substitute option?

Not for me. He’s past it.

He looks like a cart horse trying to get around the pitch.

A shame really as he could have been useful had there been some life in his legs.

He’s clearly not in Bilic’s plans so I wouldn’t expect to see him any time soon.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #630 on: November 22, 2020, 11:41:14 AM »
A waste of time, finds himself 4th in the pecking order.  Might as well loan him out in the Championship in January, then take a nominal fee <= £1m in the summer.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #631 on: November 22, 2020, 11:57:45 AM »
A waste of time, finds himself 4th in the pecking order.  Might as well loan him out in the Championship in January, then take a nominal fee <= £1m in the summer.

Out of contract in the summer so will leave on a free. We might be able to unload in January but that is just a case of recovering some of his wages, nobody is going to pay us a fee.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #632 on: November 22, 2020, 11:58:21 AM »
Letting him go for sweet fa is better than paying him 50K+ pw

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« Reply #633 on: November 23, 2020, 04:10:59 AM »
Letting him go for sweet fa is better than paying him 50K+ pw

Agreed taking his wages off the books might enable us to get some bodies in January
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #634 on: November 23, 2020, 06:15:28 AM »
A waste of time, finds himself 4th in the pecking order.  Might as well loan him out in the Championship in January, then take a nominal fee <= £1m in the summer.

I thought I had read somewhere that he was off to the MLS in January?
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« Reply #635 on: November 23, 2020, 09:43:03 AM »
I thought I had read somewhere that he was off to the MLS in January?

That was the rumour some months back, build his money pot here off us for another few months knowing he wont be involved then off to sunnier ventures.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #636 on: January 08, 2021, 02:16:17 PM »
According to SSN, QPR are in advanced talks to sign Austin on loan until the end of the season. When is he contracted to us until?!
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #637 on: January 08, 2021, 02:17:15 PM »
According to SSN, QPR are in advanced talks to sign Austin on loan until the end of the season. When is he contracted to us until?!

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End of the season! Even if we save half his wages thats 35k pw

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #638 on: January 08, 2021, 02:38:13 PM »
According to SSN, QPR are in advanced talks to sign Austin on loan until the end of the season. When is he contracted to us until?!

The end of the season

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #639 on: January 08, 2021, 02:46:55 PM »
Having watched him come on in the last few games, it looks like his legs have gone. Sadly, you need to be topfit to play in the Prem League. I expect SA has got that message now.
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« Reply #640 on: January 08, 2021, 02:50:15 PM »
This is brilliant news
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #641 on: January 08, 2021, 02:59:32 PM »
So, 18 months after forking out a rumoured £11m for Zohore and Austin, both will be playing the rest of the season elsewhere. Austin was more useful than Zohore, but those are eye watering figures considering what other championship clubs pay.

Leaves just Robinson and Diaby available for the Wolves game, which suggests Allardyce is confident of landing somebody from abroad very soon.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #642 on: January 08, 2021, 03:02:42 PM »
I can’t imagine QPR are going to be paying his full wages. I’d hate to think the overall cost Austin has cost with his wages included you could see his legs had gone the first couple of games with us, him & Zohore we’re bad bits of business that probably cost the club the best part of £15m+ when wages, fee’s etc. are accounted for.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #643 on: January 08, 2021, 03:08:12 PM »
So, 18 months after forking out a rumoured £11m for Zohore and Austin, both will be playing the rest of the season elsewhere. Austin was more useful than Zohore, but those are eye watering figures considering what other championship clubs pay.

Leaves just Robinson and Diaby available for the Wolves game, which suggests Allardyce is confident of landing somebody from abroad very soon.

When our boards remit is to invest the little they have as wisely as they can it's staggering bad value for money.

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« Reply #644 on: January 08, 2021, 03:11:40 PM »
If QPR are picking up any more than 20k a week of that reported 70k I'll be staggered.

Still, every little helps.
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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #645 on: January 08, 2021, 03:12:18 PM »
Having watched him come on in the last few games, it looks like his legs have gone. Sadly, you need to be topfit to play in the Prem League. I expect SA has got that message now.

You have to be fit to play in the Champ too. He looked lost in a lot of games for us last season.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #646 on: January 08, 2021, 03:16:56 PM »
You have to be fit to play in the Champ too. He looked lost in a lot of games for us last season.

Lets not curse this until hes signed for them.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #647 on: January 08, 2021, 04:20:22 PM »
he was never match fit because there were problems at Southampton so he did not have a pre season he was training alone.

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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #648 on: January 08, 2021, 05:26:14 PM »
he was never match fit because there were problems at Southampton so he did not have a pre season he was training alone.

He wasn't the Tractor that Lambert was but had just llost the goalscorers instinct and that half a yard all over the pitch. Was always just behind the game. 

But to me, he was as frustrated with his own body as we were.   He wanted to do more and I respected him for that.


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Re: Charlie Austin
« Reply #649 on: January 08, 2021, 05:32:35 PM »
YEah i think he knows his body can't do what his mind remembers it can. Shame really as i do like the guy but not cut out for PL football unless you can subs specifically for taking penalties then he'd kill it.