If Newcastle Sign Austin – It’s Great News For Fans And Club


It looks like Rob Lee has said in his Kicca column today what a lot of Newcastle fans are thinking – if we can sign Charlie Austin with a number of clubs after him, that will be terrific news for the Newcastle fans and the club itself.

From what we know of Charlie he would be great at Newcastle, and the 26 year-old would quickly become a Newcastle favorite as he puts those goals in for us.

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Charlie Austin with the England squad in June

Yesterday things lit up at Newcastle around 3:00pm Newcastle time when the betting on Charlie moving to Newcastle was suspended by a number of betting shops when he was listed at 1/10 odds-on to sign for Newcastle.

When there’s news like that it’s hard to get the articles out and I messed up that first article if you are wondering what happened to it.

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This is what Rob has written in Kicca:

“If Charlie Austin has signed for Newcastle that is great, great news for the fans and the club.”

“It shows real intent from the club and shows they are prepared to spend big and compete in the transfer market.”

“A lot of clubs were after Austin so it is great if he has chosen to go to Newcastle United.”

“Austin is British and he has shown he can score in the Premier League. That is just the kind of player the club needs.”

“He would be the second signing within a week I just hope there are three or more players on the horizon.”

“My message to the club is simple…..great signings but don’t stop now.”

We agree with Rob – Newcastle should keep going and sign more good players – we have plenty of money to spend.

Rob was at Newcastle for ten years from 1992 and he played 285 games for us with 33 goals and 3 assists.

It’s going to be an exciting time for Newcastle fans if and when we can get this lad through the door – the sooner the better.

Comments welcome.



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71 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #1

    centre back required if not two

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  • Whumpie

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #2

    No disrespect to Austin or Wijnaldum, but we are a LONG way from ‘great news’ yet and I remain massively suspicious. So far this feels very much like “just enough” to get fans to buy tickets, but with no intention of letting us get above 8th.
    I’ve love to see Austin in; we need someone just like him, and with Sissoko, Aarons, Wijnaldum and SDJ feeding him he’ll beat last year’s 15-goal total.
    But at present our back line will let in three for every one he scores.
    We need, above all else, a Colo replacement, along with a Willo replacement and backup for LB and RB. Those are still the priority, followed by strikers and then midfielders. I just hope that recruiting in reverse order is just the way things have landed and not some daft misinterpretation of what’s needed.

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Graham Carr was at Charlton on Wednesday to take in their game against Genk and watch Kara Mbodj.

    Charlton isn’t a million miles from QPR

    mmmmmm ???

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  • Graeme

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #4

    When he’s on the steps of SJP, wearing the Black & White stripes, I’ll believe it.

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Whoops the match was in Genk

    Genk aint a million miles from Anderlecht

    mmmmmmmm?

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  • Graeme

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Whumpie @ 2 – How about we get a proper LB in place before we look for a “Back-up”!!
    We have a RB, we dont have a recognised LB and we have needed one since Santon was shipped out.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib,
    QPR and Austin are over in Italy as well…

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  • hibbit

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #8

    jib/jeff/jane/toss pot/toss pot/toss pot

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  • Belfast

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #9

    You’ve been having a mare lately Jib

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Michael Fish

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Aussies declared at 564
    We are 28 for 2

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Where the f is centre backs we desperately need?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ll disagree with Rob Lee

    Signing Austin doesn’t look like intent it looks like we signed a second rate and our second choice striker to me.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #14

    We will struggle badly in the league if sign other players instead of a quality centre back.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Have a break have a kit kat

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  • geordie157

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Ben Davies can’t get in the Spurs side due to Danny Roses form, he’d be a decent shout for a new left back.

    I like Haidara but just think the injuries will keep returning and he won’t reach his potential because of it.

    So my updated wishlist in order of priority.

    Abdennour/Matip
    Austin/Mitrovic
    Ben Davies
    Mbemba/Van Dijk/Veltman
    Byram

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #17

    29 for 3
    Collapsing

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  • mickalfas

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #18

    BREAKING NEWS
    NUFC are linked with all players in Europe with one year left on contract
    My head is done in now !
    Print that Ed,covers everyone

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Have a break have a bottle of Jennings Cumberland golden ale

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  • Whumpie

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Graeme – you’re right. I do think Dummett may make the cut at LB but we seriously need a top-rate body in there.

    But Optimistic Prime @ 13 – what are you basing that on? In case you hadn’t noticed, last season he very nearly outscored all our strikers put together. If he’s “second rate” where to you put Cisse and Perez?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Mellow out in Costa with a large latte in a take out cup.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #22

    geordie157 // Jul 17, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Abdennour is going to Milano for about double what we supposivly offered

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #23

    Hahahahaha.
    Good laugh on the blog.
    Jib/Jeff/Jane – oops another blunder -what an annoying pest.
    right quick lesson
    Genk v Charlton – the home team usally is listed first -got it.
    What a tool
    What a knacker
    Wat een vilder.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    We need someone better than Haidara at left back. Someone who can perform like Enrique or Bernard at their best. I prefer to see Dummett at CB. Carr is not delivering with astute signings.

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  • nut meg

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib
    I’d rather have a pint of snecklifter!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Top clubs have a mix of experience and youth. Youth alone can never work. We don’t have the proper mix to win anything and never will with Mike. We sell good players too soon so that Mike gets maximum profit. The loss of Cabaye was a killer for us for example. Mike is a failed experiment in ownership.

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #27

    32-4
    Major collapse now

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Nut megnext one is Ruddles
    I’s my birthday soon I was given a selection of different beers
    Me next one is Ruddles

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #29

    Whumpie

    I base that on watching him play in a team set up for him and the type of goals he scored, he’s no better than Cisse who everyone seems happy to offload. Cisse is the better finisher.

    Massively overated and no improvement on what we have, there’s a very long list of players who’ve had one good season.

    Have you noticed the lack of teams after him? If he was such a hot property there’d be a cue around the block.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Cannot see Dummett making it as a full back. He is too slow and ponderous in possession. We need more options in both fullback positions and obviously in the centre of defence.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #31

    A club with our reputation of no ambition and an unknowledgeable owner, paired with poor management (Llambias, Kinnear, Charnley) is a definite deal killer in many cases. We are now famous for low bids and lack of competitiveness. We will never win anything with Ashley as owner. Take that one to the bank.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #32

    We’re an almost complete disaster at the back. Krul can’t distribute the ball (his kicking is woeful), Colo is past it, Willo never had it, Dummett is a Championship level fullback at best, and poor old Janmaat must dread the start of the new season with the load of bollocks he has to play with in defense. But we will continue to bring in midfielders no doubt.

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  • swemag

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #33

    Optimistic prime,

    don’t know too much about Austin, but agree with your views on Cisse. He is a top class finisher and it now seems he is injury free and hopefully learned a few things from last year about what not to do on a football pitch.

    I would like to see 38 games from Cisse this season and play Ayoze on one of the wings in an attacking role. Ayoze has class and knows how to take on a man.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Villa are having a bad window. Not sure who they have signed and they’re losing their best players.

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  • Whumpie

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Optimistic Prime, I’m sorry to disappoint but I have to give in to you having clearly paid more attention than me. If a lot of those goals were pens and tap-ins then the figures mean a lot less.
    I’d still want him signed, but I get what you’re saying now.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #36

    novo……. we all know what we need across the back how the club can’t see it……. talk of 2 cf a full team for mf but talk about the back4 NONE

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  • Bambams

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Rob Lee seems to think we have Austin….

    Possible fb chat with Sir Les ?

    Rob Lee ITK

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #38

    Swe mag

    I still rate Cisse, he’s the player that’s suffered most under the coaching and team selection.

    Putting him on the wing was a joke, he ends up off side as much due to the ridicoudly slow passing and through balls to him. He flourished off first time quick balls and we’ve been playing one step foward two back.

    Except his half season we finished 5th he’s rarely been deployed in his best position with the team playing to his strengths.

    I’d go for Mitrovich and keep Cisse.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Colo is past it and could never handle high balls. Experience only helps if the player can still play at a high enough level. Krul is a poor distributor of the ball and always has been. He isn’t being challenged enough for his position. Willo was never a Prem level player. He should have been moved on a couple of seasons ago along with sick note Saylor. Gouffran has lost all confidence and looked worse with each time on the pitch for us last season. These are not the experienced players that will lift us when the young have their problems. We sit on older players because Mike won’t spend, not because they are still effective.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 17, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #40

    Cisse can be an absolute flake at times. I’ve seen him shoot on goal and end up giving away a throw in many times. His ball control can be atrocious. Never seen a more inconsistent player. You can’t build an attack around that. If we don’t get a decent striker, 2 CB’s, a good winger, and at least 1 fullback in we’ll struggle again this season. I see no change in the basic method being used at the club. Charnley is hopeless.

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