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Charlie Austin

Postby pushpinpussy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:47 pm

He has been told he can leave Southampton this summer. still only 29. would love him back. suits us perfectly.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:51 pm

pushpinpussy wrote:He has been told he can leave Southampton this summer. still only 29. would love him back. suits us perfectly.


We did better without him though....
When we played with him as a lone target man we weren't that prolific as a team were we?

He's actually no better than our current front two.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby joey13 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:51 pm

Don’t be silly

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby ElectroClaret » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:53 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
He's actually no better than our current front two.


This.
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby pushpinpussy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:55 pm

Austin, Barnes and Wood. I like the sound of those 3 next season

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby ClaretLoup » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:55 pm

Probably on big dollar at Southampton, has a racing stable down there in the south, so cannot see him moving back up t'north.

More likely to move to Bournemouth or Brighton.

Also he is injury prone.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby claptrappers_union » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 pm

I feel a bit sorry for Charlie Austin. He's a decent striker but can never seem to find himself a settled home. Will probably be remembered as journeyman when he retires but he's better than that.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby FactualFrank » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:59 pm

It's a no from me. And besides, he's all about the money, so will go to whoever pays the most.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby theroyaldyche » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:18 pm

Hes good enuf to push the other 2 we have

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Damo » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:20 pm

One for the pr*ck list
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Blackrod » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:25 pm

Personality might well be suspect off the pitch but a a very good player and finisher. Always looks committed too.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Dark Cloud » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:44 pm

He's a more than decent PL striker when fit. But the "when fit" part is clearly the issue. If they were confident he'd get fit and stay fit, surely Southampton would no way be looking to let him go. And as said, he's not really an upgrade on the 2 we have starting. We need a really good back up guy to bring on and change games when things require it and although Vydra sits there week in week out thinking it could be him, SD really thinks it isn't! But it's not Charlie either.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Quickenthetempo » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:03 pm

Burnleys transfer policy is to sign players that haven't reached their peak. So I would be surprised if we signed him now.
Decent player though.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Colburn_Claret » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:08 pm

Charlie is still the best goal scorer I can remember, and I ain't young. But we did play better football without him, and we do have 3 very good strikers.
Time to move on.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby FactualFrank » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:09 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Burnleys transfer policy is to sign players that haven't reached their peak. So I would be surprised if we signed him now.
Decent player though.


I'm looking forward to Crouch's best.
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby IanMcL » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:11 pm

pushpinpussy wrote:Austin, Barnes and Wood. I like the sound of those 3 next season

Sounds good for conveyancing!

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Vegas Claret » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:26 pm

unfortunately for him I don't see anything to suggest he would have the level of fitness required by us to be more than a bit part player, waste of a wage

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby claptrappers_union » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:41 pm

Cardiff or Brighton will be a good move for him or maybe one of the clubs looking to win promotion

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Rick_Muller » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:45 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:Cardiff or Brighton will be a good move for him or maybe one of the clubs looking to win promotion


you mean like Leeds...? :D :lol:

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby fatboy47 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:52 pm

Won't be coming here.

Dyche won't want this gobbin stinking the place out.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Tricky Trevor » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:03 pm

Best days well behind him. Thanks for the memories but no thanks from me.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby TVC15 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:10 pm

He was quality when he played for us - natural goalscorer is an over used term but think Austin is (or was)
Liked him when he was here - but after he left he has not had a good word to say snitch his time here. He made a disgraceful challenge on Trippier in one game and for whatever reason showed a real contempt for us everytime he has played Burnley.
His off the field issues are well documented and his injury record is awful....he does not seem capable of getting fit again without picking up more injuries.
Someone will take a risk on him and give him a decent last payout which should mean he can afford his favourite hobby for a few more years...i’m just glad that it not likely to be us.
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby claptrappers_union » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:12 pm

Rick_Muller wrote:you mean like Leeds...? :D :lol:


No, I said clubs looking to win promotion!
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby RalphCoatesComb » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:30 pm

Given his history, it's a "NO" from me.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Bosscat » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:31 pm

No thanks.... I liked the lad when he was here.

But since he has gone we have moved on .... when his football career is over he can go back to building walls

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby ksrclaret » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:38 pm

Sadly for Austin I think he's had his time in the PL, his next move will be back down to the championship.

He can score goals at any level, but his body just won't sustain the physicality of the premier league

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby beddie » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:33 pm

We don't want yet another Crocked player thank you very much.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Steve1956 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:43 pm

Bench warmer at best, would be well down the pecking order here, he's Bournemouth bound without a doubt £50,000 a week he'll play about five time's for them and be on a three year contract..it will end in tears all round.
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Burnleyareback2 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:59 pm

doubt he would come and will have other offers.

Does he enhance the squad we have, absolutely

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Touchline » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:17 pm

Not a chance Dyche would want him. I certainly don’t.
We have bigger plans.
Did well whilst he was here and saved us from administration. We’ve moved on now.
Why would Saints want him to go if he’s such a big draw? New Manager has seen enough and knows he needs to cash in now and save the wage.
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby randomclaret2 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:21 pm

If I played 6 times a year for Bournemouth at £50k a week I'd be in tears too...

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby SkiptonClaret » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:23 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:Burnleys transfer policy is to sign players that haven't reached their peak. So I would be surprised if we signed him now.
Decent player though.


Reid, Taylor, Defour, Lennon, Walters, Bardsley, Crouch, Hart...

Yeah, “policy”.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby FactualFrank » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:25 pm

Burnleyareback2 wrote:doubt he would come and will have other offers.
Does he enhance the squad we have, absolutely


I don't think he'd be value for money. We have a budget, and who would you rather have in the box, him or Wood? Wood, every time.
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Quickenthetempo » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:34 pm

SkiptonClaret wrote:Reid, Taylor, Defour, Lennon, Walters, Bardsley, Crouch, Hart...

Yeah, “policy”.

Should of said New policy of Director of football.

Crouch was last minute as we didn't sign Che Adams

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Touchline » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:40 pm

It’s not a straight line Skipton. It’s a mixed bag.
4 of those players did well for us and 4 didn’t.
Of course we want young players with development potential and a good sell on value. Which club doesn’t?
However, you can’t have a team full of them.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Burnleyareback2 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 pm

FactualFrank wrote:I don't think he'd be value for money. We have a budget, and who would you rather have in the box, him or Wood? Wood, every time.


Seriously?

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby SussexDon1inIreland » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:56 am

I thought I read somewhere he didn't like it at Burnley ?

I have always been pleased that super Ash settled so well in the Burnley area - unlike Charlie and Eddie Howe.

I would be happy if Charlie came back

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Quickenthetempo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:00 am

SussexDon1inIreland wrote:I thought I read somewhere he didn't like it at Burnley ?

I have always been pleased that super Ash settled so well in the Burnley area - unlike Charlie and Eddie Howe.

I would be happy if Charlie came back

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Charlie seemed to love it in Ramsbottom.

He probably prefers the weather down south mind.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Bordeauxclaret » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:09 am

Dyche apparently was more than happy to move him on.

Shame for him injuries have ruined a good career at the top level.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Steve1956 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:10 am

Quickenthetempo wrote:Charlie seemed to love it in Ramsbottom.

He probably prefers the weather down south mind.

Is that we're he lived,why did he love Ramsbottom?

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby GodIsADeeJay81 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:25 am

Burnleyareback2 wrote:Seriously?


Yeah, based on the last couple of seasons you'd have to put money on Wood to score ahead of Austin.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby ClaretTony » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:32 am

pushpinpussy wrote:He has been told he can leave Southampton this summer. still only 29. would love him back. suits us perfectly.


Have you not asked the question as to why he has been told he can leave Southampton? I always rated Charile as a top goalscorer but he's nothing like the player he was. We know about the shoulder and we know about the chronic knee problem because Steve Bruce told the world about it six years ago.

He's scored twice for Southampton this season in the Premier League - both coming in the last few minutes, albeit one was a winner against Arsenal. That's in 11 starts and 12 sub appearances.

I didn't know what we were going to get from him when he signed but he was an outstanding goalscorer for us, but I wouldn't touch him now.

One interesting aside, in his two years at Burnley, our results were significantly better when he didn't play than when he did but I think that was purely down to us tactically playing too much to him as anything else.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Quickenthetempo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:35 am

Steve1956 wrote:Is that we're he lived,why did he love Ramsbottom?

I know you're angling for a punchline but he was very active on twitter at the time praising the town and especislly his local pub.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby ClaretTony » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:35 am

SkiptonClaret wrote:Reid, Taylor, Defour, Lennon, Walters, Bardsley, Crouch, Hart...

Yeah, “policy”.


Yeah SkiptonClaret who slammed Dyche on the board as a bad appointment in October 2012 and hasn't let up yet. I'd drop the Claret from Skipton if I were you.
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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Quickenthetempo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:43 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:Yeah, based on the last couple of seasons you'd have to put money on Wood to score ahead of Austin.

I'm not 100% sure on how Austin is playing at the moment but if I had to put money on one of them scoring a chance like Wood got against Chelsea, clean through with a bit of time to think. It would go on Charlie.
Wood seems to be an instinct type of player. Snapshot rather than slow it down and think about things.
Like against Brighton away, clean through and smashed it. Most strikers would of just slotted it either corner such was the big gaps.

Not to say Wood's scoring record with us isn't good enough. It clearly is.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby LeadBelly » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:11 am

Austin's a very good finisher and has a great goals:appearance ratio over his career (league games only: 48 from 42 at Poole, 31 from 54 at Swindon, 41 from 82 at Burnley, 45 from 82 at QPR) but 16 from 66 at Southampton.

He's great at banging them in but your body has to be up to working around and getting into the positions/getting through traffic etc- his cant do that as well as it used to do at the top level (as his decreased ratio with Saints indicates).

He probably needs to drop a division now, maybe QPR would have him back.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby ClaretTony » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:12 am

Quickenthetempo wrote:I'm not 100% sure on how Austin is playing at the moment but if I had to put money on one of them scoring a chance like Wood got against Chelsea, clean through with a bit of time to think. It would go on Charlie.


2017/18 Premier League
Wood 10 goals
Austin 7 goals

2018/19
Wood 10 goals
Austin 2 goals

You did say you didn't know how he is playing, I think you are relating back to when he was scoring goals for fun for us and QPR. Austin has scored twice since 8th April last year.

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Steve1956 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:16 am

Quickenthetempo wrote:I know you're angling for a punchline but he was very active on twitter at the time praising the town and especislly his local pub.

No I was just interested why he liked Rammy,lived there for six years and it's a lovely place,can you remember the name of his local

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby Steve1956 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:18 am

ClaretTony wrote:Yeah SkiptonClaret who slammed Dyche on the board as a bad appointment in October 2012 and hasn't let up yet. I'd drop the Claret from Skipton if I were you.

Geez,you can remember what a poster said seven years ago,I can't remember what day it is. :lol:

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Re: Charlie Austin

Postby ClaretTony » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:24 am

Steve1956 wrote:Geez,you can remember what a poster said seven years ago,I can't remember what day it is. :lol:


It sort of stands out when everyone else is nervously welcoming a new manager, wondering whether he's going to be a good, bad or indifferent appointment.


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