Charlie Austin – Why I Am Not Playing For QPR Today


We had wondered whether QPR would risk injury to the players they are expecting to leave the club this summer, and both Charlie Austin and Leroy Fer have not been included in the squad to play Atalanta today.

Both players have been linked with Newcastle this summer, although Charlie Austin has been heavily favored to join the Magpies,  if only a fee can only be arranged with QPR for his signature.

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Charlie Austin – not in QPR squad for today’s friendly

QPR fans have reacted to Charlie being left out of the side and here’s what Charlie put out on his twitter account to allay any fears.

There was news yesterday that Newcastle would try to seal the deal for Austin this week, but Steve McClaren said he didn’t expect anybody to be signed before the Premier League kicks off next weekend.

However, we reported on the news today that West Ham may make a move for Charlie after they lost Enner Valencia with a serious knee and ankle injury in their Europa League tie last week against Astra Giurgiu.

West Ham said it was a significant injury and it looks like the Ecuador International could be out maybe even for the rest of the year.

Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is also out injured again – this time with a medial ligament injury to his knee, and the big striker is not expected back until late October.

If West Ham do make a bid for Austin and it is accepted, that would presumably see Newcastle go into action to try to do the deal.

Newcastle would probably match West Ham’s bid, since the news is that Charlie wants to join Newcastle, as his first choice.

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62 comments so far

  • Derek

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Charnley out! Ashley out!

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Belfast

    That was bad. Try again 😀

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  • Belfast

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #3

    *Bangs head of wall* Some of the articles on here lately…

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  • Belfast

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Was pretty shite average contents.

    Condolences to our Graham.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Belfast

    Whats happened?

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  • Belfast

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Cilla Black has died.

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #7

    I just cannot believe we going to go into the new season with the same crap defence that has plagued our team for years now.
    Lascalles has looked out of his depth and we are imo putting to much on the young shoulders of Mbemba .
    Willo is a walking disaster and Taylor is not far behind.
    Collo is Awol……So all in all we look all set for next Sunday’s first game against the Saints.
    I will be taking my seat in the ground with worry as I feel a bad start could start another snowball of the continuation of last season

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  • Southern Pride

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Lads whats your team for saturday?

    This should be our formation till we get proper wingers…

    GK Krul

    CB Colo
    CB Mbemba
    CB Janmaat

    WBL Colback
    WBR Anita

    DMC Tiote
    CMR Sissoko
    CML Wijnaldum

    AMC De Jong

    CF Mitrovic

    Subs:

    Elliot
    Saylor
    Haidara
    Ayoze
    Obertan
    Cisse
    Aarons

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  • expatmag

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Jazzy

    I think we will beat them. It will be close.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 2, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Krul

    Janmaat, Taylor, Mbembe, Haidara

    Colback, Anita

    Sissok, De Jong, Wijnaldum

    Mitrovic

    Subs

    Darlow
    Lascelles
    Aarons
    Cisse
    Obertan
    Perez
    Bigirirama

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  • nut meg

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #11

    southern pride
    Collo….. .. .zero minutes on the pitch
    Mbemba 28 mins
    Tiote 45 mins
    2 CBs & DMF TOTAL 73 MINUTES PLAYING TIME !!

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Expat

    Im glad you have faith mate.Bringing in the 3 lads showed a glint of ambition. But as it stands we are way short of quality on the pitch. Our back four looks like a patched up quilt and has not made any improvements from last season.

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  • Slank

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #13

    An anorak question, my apologies.

    I’m watching the Charity Shield and wondered whether anyone else had found it difficult to follow the newly coloured ball especially in the sunny part of the pitch. Or is it just me !

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  • Derek

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #14

    _______________Krul______________
    Janmaat__Mbemba__Saylor___Haidara
    ______________Anita______________
    ______Wijnaldum___DeJong________
    Perez________Mitrovic_______Aarons

    Sub: Cisse, Sissoko, Colback, Lascelles, Obertan, Bigi, Darlow

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  • Jib

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Slank
    It’s just you 😎

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  • Jamseyd24

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #16

    Any body got a link to the chelsea/gunner match??

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  • bladeuser

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Willo and saylor the new sholas earn a fortune for being totally useless at what they do
    if s mac starts with these two he will be the new pardew
    ASHLEY OUT

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Slank; agree, the new ball is terrible. It appears to be blurry and sounds flat.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Jazzy

    Might as well put them straight in. Only way they are going to learn about the PL.

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  • expatmag

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Slank

    Yes. It is difficult. We are further away from you in Australia though ……..lol

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Nice goal.

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  • Jib

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #22
  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #23

    It seems Chelsea are trying to injure the Gunners starting 11 in order to win today

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #25

    With the squad as it stands today where do people think we will finish?

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  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Charlies been house hunting in the north east for some reason and has been missing training.. naughty boy..
    Naughty boys in..
    Big SD Mike in..

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  • Jamseyd24

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Cheers Ron,

    What ever way the internet is set up here at work I cannot get into VIP directly but can from a link.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #28

    JB
    13th

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #29

    For some, great things are expected from the same players and a few new signings. For others, a relegation fight beckons. If we “win” relegation, does anybody think Mashers will leave, or do we have to “win” 4th spot before he keeps his promise. In which case he will be at the Toon forever. I am willing to concede any position in the league as a “win”, Mike. But in the meantime I will stay away. Thanks but no thanks mate.

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  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #30

    8th

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #31

    JB,
    I would settle for 4th.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #32

    WWSBRD

    Is that purely because of our back line mate?

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  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Big Mike is going nowhere..

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  • jimiley

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #34

    JB,

    No its because the team is generally crap. And so is the manager.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #35

    A bad start can be disastrous for our season..

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  • JackButler

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Jimiley

    Come on mate, it’s not that bad is it!

    Our midfield is pretty decent, up front could use reinforcing but is still very capable and our manager and staff arean upgrade on Pardew and his merry bunch of dinosaurs

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  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Jim
    Get off the blog man..

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Team vs Southampton: (4-2-3-1)

    ——————–Krul
    Janmaat-Colo-Mbemba-Haidara
    ————Anita-Wijnaldum
    Vuckic——De Jong——-Marveaux
    —————-Mitrovic

    Subs:
    Colback
    Sissoko
    Taylor
    Aarons
    Perez
    Cisse
    Darlow

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #39

    JB
    Not only that mate though its a big concern, Sissoko will start every match and he doesnt really fit the set up imo, the CDM spot is an issue, wingers we dont have great quality and I think we will struggle a lot in the first 10 or so games then itll be catch up for the rest of the season

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  • Jack

    Aug 2, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh and 16th.

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