Newcastle Getting Help To Sign Charlie Austin


Ever since Harry Redknapp accepted the manager job at Newcastle in January of 2008 to replace the fired Sam Allardyce,  and then changed his mind the next day – Harry has always said good things about Newcastle United.

There was news late last night in the Express that Newcastle were again favorites to sign Charlie Austin from QPR, and Harry was QPR manager most of last season managing Austin, until he resigned in early February of this year.

Harry Redknapp, QPR v Fulham

Harry Redknapp – gives the thumbs up for Austin to sign for Newcastle

Many think that Charlie Austin would be a great number 9 for Newcastle United, and certainly if we do manage to sign him it was be a big boost to the fans.

Newcastle fans need something good to happen in this summer’s transfer window – like we sign three or four really good players.

It seems like Newcastle, Southampton, Chelsea and West Ham are the four clubs still interested in signing the 25 year-old striker.

Harry has put a post up on www.kicca.com and Harry thinks Newcastle would be his best destination:

“A move to Newcastle would be the best one for Charlie Austin,” “He’s 25 and he’s scored some good goals and I think Newcastle would be a good move for him and a good challenge.”

“He’s a good lad and knows Steve McClaren from when Steve was at QPR and I reckon he’ll do well at Newcastle.” “He’s rumored to be on Chelsea’s radar as well but no disrespect to him, he won’t make their starting line-up.”

“They only play one up front and he’s not going to replace Diego Costa.”

That’s a very good point Harry makes about Chelsea – and Loic Remy played well when he got a chance last season, but he didn’t get many chances because of the great form of Diego Costa.

And the rumors now are that Loic wants to move on so he can play more than he does at Stamford Bridge.

We had all but given up hope that we can sign Charlie Austin, but there looks to still be a chance.

Newcastle need to get a (big) shot of ambition and make every effort possible to sign this lad – he would be simply great for Newcastle next season – and it could be a great move for Charlie too.

Comments welcome.


218 comments so far

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #1

    G2 Parma have gone bust any defenders there we could get on the cheap?

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Rent a quote Harry.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Excellent news TFL. We could lower bid to 5 packages of spaghetti then! Huzzah! As for the Rednapp news, it sounds like absolute bollocks. Rednapp didn’t want the job as our manager and I doubt he wants Austin coming to us. Why would he? Surely he knows it’s a clown show up in the Toon these days?

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I hear we are waiting for the women’s world cup to finish before signing anyone

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #5

    I won’t believe it until I see someone holding up the shirt for us. So much absolute drivel in the papers. If our transfer budget really is 25M then I can’t see us spending 15M of it on Austin.

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki
    I hear all your saying about Ashley. I don’t think he’s a good owner by any means; far from it. But have we had any better owners? Not in my lifetime. I suspect people’s opinions depend on how old you are.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #7

    The Japanese striker is excellent Our Toon. I watched them play against the Netherlands last night. I think she’s all of 5 feet 1 tall as well. Perfect for us.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Geordie two

    The English goalscorer against Norway could do a job as well, think it’s forward planning by the club, bring them in put them on zero hour contracts….win win!!

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Our Toon
    That Colombian forward Lady Andrade looks good

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #10

    *you’re
    I will make only this one spelling and grammar correction.

    Suffice to say, for some reason I post and then see immediately the glaring error. It happens all the time. My mobile’s just had a software update and I keep hitting the wrong keys, which doesn’t help.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #11

    TFL

    She has some silky skills, might even teach Cabella a trick or 2.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #12

    The American lass named Morgan is a stunner worth a punt just on looks alone

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #13

    So if we build a front line of women players, and a midfield of dwarves, possibly we need a back 4 of mountain trolls?

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #14

    We need Vic Keeble back. He was said to want to try taking penalties with his head for us. 😯

    0
  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #15

    nice one toffee face

    0
  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #16

    G2

    There are plenty of trolls on this blog. Maybe our back four could come from here 😀

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Yes definitely YCMIU mate. But only in our worst nightmares. I would take Vlaar in a heart beat. He is solid as a rock. Come on Newcastle, I’m sick of this BS. Sign somebody good and give us a breath of fresh air!!

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #18

    YCMIU
    hahaha

    OurToon
    is that the plan get the sexy women footballers to play so the other team will just stand in awe?

    0
  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Looks like bad news for a new centre half. The official site has published an interview with Williamson who says he’s getting better and has a contibution to make to NUFC – this season.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    JFA, with a face like Peter Beardsleys nutsack

    0
  • scottoon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Willo probably thinking he had better keep his current employer happy because no one else will be coming in for him. Best to say the right things about NUFC

    0
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Don’t want to alarm the flappy birds but even Huddersfield Town have managed today to get their first signing over the line.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Our Toon @13

    Please refrain from punting on someones looks in the public domain!

    0
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Is Williamson not on 20 or 30 k a week ? We will never get rid of him if thats the case cause no one else will pay him that at all !!

    Saying that its not his fault he keeps getting picked if Colo and Saylor stopped getting injured and suspended Iron Mike would hardly get a game

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #26

    is there soemthing in the water at SJP that turns people utterly delusional. First pardew, then carver, now williamson!!

    What type of (in his words) positivity does willo bring to the team exactly? Every time he plays he gets torn a new one when anyone runs at him on the deck. He has zero technical ability as a footballer and makes saylor look like usain Bolt!

    so from Matip and Abdennour we now have the nearly 30 year old derby captain. If we are going championship then at least get someone like Dunk who is up and coming.

    Really should have been out the door a long time ago

    0
  • BandB

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #27

    I think you’ll have to paint it on your bottom and show it in Fenwick’s window before the flappy birds er….twig….Blackley.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #28

    willo that is

    0
  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Tuff

    But this means willow will be like a new signing. Yay. Our first one over the line….

    ….ffs. I’d jump off the tyne bridge but there’s a queue.

    0
  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Mister Tuff

    The usual diatribe that was probably scraped together from previous interviews, or scripted. I was hopefully about the number of past tense terms used and the article seemed to be advertising his strengths, but all to no avail no doubt.

    0
  • toonicle

    Jun 24, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Wasn’t Willo supposed to be on his way to Leeds or something?

    0
  • croftus5678

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #32

    williamson needs to do a fishermans friend (for cough)

    if we dont sign a well established solid cb this window its a huge fail imo as its our most needed position for years and only getting worse.

    and well done harry its nice to have you lined up as our next manager if macca doesnt come off >.<

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Murmurings on Twitter that Bob Moncur is ringing up supporters with lapsed season tickets to ask for their support

    0
  • Ashton

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Willo is shit. Just want to put it out there.

    0
  • Jib

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #35

    just come back from the beach
    I left the blog in a reasonably amicable state 4 hours ago to go to the beach
    However I return to find BandB is back after a few days blessed absence
    Yes folks the Ego has landed
    People are back at each others throats

    By the way Richard Keogh is an absolute 100 percenter.
    Heart of a lion.
    The stuff that has been missing from NUFC recently

    I know they play different positions but he reminds me so much of Kevin Nolan.
    Must be the Irish blood English heart

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoS5X4SMrY

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #36

    TFL

    Sexy ladies and Colo as captain, think it could work buddy

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Lindisfarne

    Taking a punt ie gamble buddy!!

    0
  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Our Toon

    Like your thinking 🙂

    0
  • BandB

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Are they Jib?

    I don’t think they are.

    0
  • croftus5678

    Jun 24, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #40

    @36 jib

    never seen keogh but i hope your right ! nolan was a god send to us and has been greatly missed since he went.

    0
1 2 3 6

You must log in to post a comment.