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Newcastle Concerned About Charlie Austin Injury

10:42 pm, Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

Things are heating up with Newcastle’s pursuit of QPR striker Charlie Austin, but there’s some new news tonight that the reason Newcastle are only willing to pay £12M for Austin and will not meet the £15M demanded by QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand is because of his long-standing shoulder problem.

The report is in the Mail but it’s hard to believe.

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Charlie Austin – long term shoulder injury

Charlie failed a medical at Hull City back in 2013 and that was assumed to be because of the shoulder injury.

It seems that he damaged the bone and cartilage in his shoulder and that required surgery.

We looked on at his injury record,  and he was out 116 days from March 6th, 2011 and missed 13 games because of that injury – but it doesn’t say what that injury was.

He had signed on at Burnley from Swindon Town  in January of 2011.

But this is not the way to handle long term injury problems in a transfer – you don’t try to get him cheaper because of an injury he picked up.

Newcastle should check him out during his medical once a fee and personal terms have been agreed with QPR.

The medical staff at Newcastle should then make a determination if the injury is a problem – and if it is they should fail his medical and he wouldn’t join the Magpies.

While Charlie didn’t miss many games at all last season the Mail is reporting he did miss a number of games in QPR’s Championship winning season.

In fact he played 31 times in the league in 2013-2014, and scored 17 goals so he did miss 15 league games in that season.

But In the last four seasons he’s played 36, 37, 40 and 46 games starting from last season and going back – so it doesn’t seem like he misses too many games in the last four seasons.

In fact if he was at Newcastle that would be an excellent record, given all the injuries our players pick up every season.


It’s difficult to believe this is the reason Newcastle will not bid the £15M  for Charlie.

It may be a concern that Newcastle have about the player whose 26th birthday was today – but it should be handled in the medical.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Hes got injury problems now has he? We are certainties to sign him then we love damaged goods

  • 2 beermonkey // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    if its anything like ba’s knee whats the problem

  • 3 optimistic prime // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:48 PM


    I’ve seen this lad play a lot. He can play anywhere across the midfield including as a winger and is accomplished in all.

    Very quick and athletic, box to box all game.

    If he joins he’ll be first on the sheet, seems to have his head screwed on and is already a expirienced captain.

    I’m surprised bigger clubs aren’t in for him, he was Dutch player of the year last year.

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Yo…yeah I hear you mate 🙂

    But if Steve wants to play 4-3-3 then I say bring him on!

  • 5 WWSBRD // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Must admit I dont know much about him, only heard good things though.

    From ur description sounds like what we need (maybe what we need de Jong could already be what we need but who knows on that one)

    Sounds great though am all for it. Him Tiote de Jong Colback and Sissoko fighting out for 3 spots wont be bad

  • 6 WWSBRD // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    ….and Anita just for u op haha

  • 7 WWSBRD // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    I think 433 is what SM has played regularly isnt it? Certainly played it with Derby so Id imagine thats how we will aim to play

    Fingers crossed then. Still want Austin and some damned defenders in afterwards

  • 8 Average_Contents // Jul 5, 2015 at 10:58 PM


    This bit made me laugh mate. Just woke the missus up. Prestigious….Lmfco.

    He was said, by sources in Holland, to be close to signing for a “prestigious Premier League club”, with Newcastle at the head of the queue.

  • 9 optimistic prime // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:00 PM


    That’s why I’m not to fussed on Sissoko leaving, Windi is the player Sissoko thinks he is.

    I’ve even seen him slot in at RB.

    Man U paid £30m for Depay and Windi beat him to Dutch player of the year, so as I said I’m surprised there’s not more Intrest. 17 goals and 12 assists last year is great for a midfielder in any league.

    I’m with you, I think we’re a little heavy on the midfield front. Who goes though?

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    I think the reason why clubs like Newcastle are stumbling at the asking price of £15M for Austin is because him current value is probably closer to £8-9M with his contract running out next year.

    He’s still a huge gamble at that price because he’s still a PL novice. It’s not just Newcastle who are hesitant!

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM


  • 12 optimistic prime // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM


    Is that Dutch for rebuilding?

  • 13 optimistic prime // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:03 PM


    I agree on Austin, I’d be dissapointed if we paid £15m as I beleive there’s better out there for that sort of money.
    £8-9m is his true value.

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Yo…we definitely need a goal scorer and two new CB 🙂

    …probably even a RB and a winger!

  • 15 Belfast // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Charlie Austin failed his medical due to a knee problem not shoulder problem.

    When he scored against Hull and held his knee in his celebration well that was kinda a give away hahaha

    Some turkeys among these journalists like.

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    …a modern winger 🙂

  • 17 WWSBRD // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    He similar is style to Sissoko?

    In regards to the CM in an ideal world no one, we would be building a competitive squad let them fight it out each week and whoever’s best gets the spot, much better way than what we have now

    Did he really beat Depay to Dutch player of the year? Impressive because Depay is one hell of a player

  • 18 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Imagine just imagine we end up signing Wijnaldum , Thauvin , Austin , Rolan and Matip with Ginkel and Lindegard on loan ……

    Happy to eat humble pie if that happened also happy to see Tiote and Sissoko sold to make up some of the transfer fees

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    OP…I wouldn’t mind us signing Austin but it’s alot of money…too much!

    I agree a great scout can find better at that kind of money.

  • 20 WWSBRD // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Am not sure we need 2 CBs if am honesty mate, I reckon we probably only need 1

    We do need a RB to understudy for Janmatt I agree, Winger would be nice but I assume we would need to shift Goofy before we would think about that

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Lee…when you say Lindegaard are you referring to Anders Lindegaard the keeper or Jesse Lingard the midfielder?

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Yo…but if we move on Willo and Staylor we do 😀 lol

  • 23 la.jim // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    They have already rejected 12m,what makes you think they would be interested in 8/9m,c;mon.

  • 24 Belfast // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Lazy journalism is being too kind.

    They’re just useless twats.

    Austin, 25, notched his 14th of the campaign for Rangers thanks to a close-range header.

    And during his celebration, Austin held his knee in a comedy style in a signal to his failed medical at City 18 months ago.

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Yo…I am really hoping we are going to move on alot of deadwood this season

  • 26 optimistic prime // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 PM


    I believe Depay got young player of the year.

    He has all the attributes of Sissoko but with much better skill and technique. He’s strong and quick can make a tackle, spot a pass and can run all day. Makes intelligent runs, he’s a beast on the counter attack. Oh and he scores headers from set pieces too

  • 27 welshgeordie9 // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Injury so what, that didn’t stop newcastle sign remy and ba.

  • 28 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    la.jim…we are talking about what QPR would be interested in mate!

  • 29 WWSBRD // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    If we move on both yeah but if we just move on 1 then I think Lascelles will play 4th CB with Saylor(or Willo) 3rd and Colo and hopefully a new CB starting

  • 30 Jib // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Just seen Wijnaldum on Dutch tv

    He thought Sunderland were in the Championship
    Ha ha ha
    When they asked if he wanted to work with Advocaat
    he called him an “oude scheet”
    Ha ha ha

  • 31 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Yo…please don’t take that away from me 🙂

  • 32 WWSBRD // Jul 5, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Ah haha so they both deserved an award and thats a good loop hole

    Sounds good, might even make Sissoko try for more than 5 minutes a match as well. We just need to sign him now

  • 33 nufc 11 // Jul 6, 2015 at 12:44 AM

    Let windi play pl every week buddy different ball game just ask cabella or reviere Austin and Dawson frn hull Matt Phillips too Boyd frn Burnley players with skill that give the all overseas players dnt understand that and when they do it’s all ready to late always remember bebe at man u saying everyone took football so serious in England and he didn’t and he never grasped his opportunity because of it, where is he now? Buy British nufc need a spine.

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