If This Happens, Austin Will Not Be Joining Newcastle


QPR seem to be working on how they can protect their valuable asset called Charles Austin, because as things stand at the moment, Charlie will be available to talk to clubs in January, because his current contract runs out next summer, when he will become a free agent.

So it’s not surprising that QPR are trying to get Charlie to sign a new deal,  that will mean QPR can still ask for a big transfer fee if the player leaves QPR for a PL club in the next year.

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Charlie Austin – will he sign new deal at QPR?

Not one club were willing to pay the £15M QPR were asking for him in the summer, and some of that reticence was due to some injuries Austin has picked up over the last few years, which include a shoulder injury.

The Mirror are reporting QPR are willing to insert a buy-out clause in a new contract if the player will only sign it.

But that may not be good for Charlie – for one thing it depends on what the buy-out clause amount is.

If it’s £15M no club will come in for him – if it’s about half that amount then clubs like Newcastle, West Ham and Leicester may be interested – but maybe not.

The other thing is that Charlie will forgo a big signing-on fee if clubs have to pay a transfer fee for him, whether that’s in January or next summer, and that’s the situation if he signs a new QPR deal.

A new contract is very good for QPR, but not so good for Charlie Austin, and we’d be very surprised if he signs a new deal at QPR.

But Charlie is also loyal, and he had this to say in the Mail this week about not getting a big summer move:

“I’m not disappointed.” “It’s a decision I’ve taken, with my family and agent. If the move happened, it was going to be big but it wasn’t something I was going to rush in to.”

 “I didn’t want the club to be pushed on me.” “I spoke to Les Ferdinand (the Director of Football) and told him if the move was not right then I wasn’t going.”

“But I also knew he had to do everything to get the best for QPR.” “I told him if I was here on September 2, I’d be giving 100% to help the club get promotion. That is the goal now.”

Nothing from Charlie there about a new deal.

Once his agent has a talk with him,  we’d be very surprised if he signs any new deal at QPR, and if he does we doubt Newcastle would be interested in signing him.

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78 comments so far

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Andy Carroll is back in the squad to face us next week. Typical.

    Hoping for a draw since we are away.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Just when you thought all chance of A Charlie Austin article has left….

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  • AncientC

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Who is this Austin fellow?

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    😀

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Prodigy
    Hoping for a draw? We should be beating West Ham howay

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Seems familiar. But…where have I sent him before?……..

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #7

    There’s another residual Pardew effect – we can’t be competing with the likes of West Ham now, can we?

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #8

    never heard of him

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #9

    Ed and Charlie Austin, something doesn’t add up, did IBM have offices in Hungerford in the late eighties ?

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 4, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #10

    Wwsbrd,

    I wish! Last time we won away in the league was back in January against Hull, im not expecting much but I’ll be over the moon with a win!

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  • Jib

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11

    Jail for Ashley

    Well googled !

    Now get back to the lavvies.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Ian Toon
    “I haven’t been around but was surprised reading through the blog just how much negativity exists following the close of the window. ”

    People are entitled to be suspicious, cynical and withhold positive judgement regardless of whether we welcomed the new signings or not. We will wait and see. Toon fans have been diappointed more often than not by the current owner. Why shouldn’t we reserve judgement ? We don’t look like a top ten, let alone top eight side at the moment do we ?

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    Prodigy
    Christ bud ur gonna be in for a poor season if u expect last season tail end to carry on! West Ham were crap end of last season and now they have defensive mistakes all over the place and a certain love for red cards

    Nar I will be disappointed if we don’t beat them

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #14

    We’re not all on board Ian’s boat it seems. There’s only room for the barefooted garland wearing revellers no room at all for anyone hanging on to their shoes in case they have to do some serious walking when they land.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #15

    Jeff trying to call someone out on Googling. No more to add.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    For heavens sake Ed give Austin articles a rest already!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Wwsbrd,

    True, I am lacking in some optimism arn’t I haha. The squad is stronger and we need to get an away win at some point I guess!

    I do fancy wins with Watford and Chelsea though! We’re always up for a good scrap against the latter at home.

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  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    Glad, relieved to see this article. I was worried that I might have to last the day without an Austin fix.

    Phew, feel much better now, I can cope.

    😀

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  • WWSBRD

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #19

    Prodigy
    Just a bit mate haha! West Ham are nothing special imo

    I reckon Watford we will beat but I worry for Chelsea it’s only a matter of time before Jose gets them firing again and Costa will batter our defence.

    Speaking of Chelsea is Remy still there?

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  • lesh

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #20

    Toon P

    Worry not, Carroll’ll be crocked again before we play WHU. He’s got a couple of weeks on the hoy

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Wwsbrd,

    Im hoping Cisse takes his chance and proves a point.

    I think he is aye, wasting away.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #22

    Lesh,

    Lol! I’ll be gutted if he starts his comeback and scores against us!

    Well done to young Armstrong aswell, he has scored some cracking goals for them, bodes well for the future, good stuff.

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  • martoon

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #23

    If Carroll is fit Ed can alternate between Austin & Carroll to the Toon stories 😀
    Seriously if Carroll is in the squad it’s worth putting Williamson on the bench – whatever you think about him he has always handled Carroll pretty well certainly better than Colo can.

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  • Jib

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Thauvin is going to have some legal problems over image rights.

    It looks like France has more than its fair share of Agents/Leeches ready to get their pound of flesh

    http://www.madeinfoot.com/infos/article-newcastle-de-nouveaux-ennuis-judiciaires-a-prevoir-pour-thauvin—124968.html

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 4, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Here is our 25 man squad.. Just been submitted.

    Newcastle United 25 squad players
    (HGP = home grown player)

    Vurnon Anita
    Gael Bigirimana (HGP)
    Papiss Cisse
    Jack Colback (HGP)
    Fabricio Coloccini
    Karl Darlow (HGP)
    Siem de Jong
    Paul Dummett (HGP)?
    Rob Elliot (HGP)?
    Curtis Good
    Yoan Gouffran
    Massadio Haidara
    Daryl Janmaat
    Sylvain Marveaux
    Tim Krul (HGP)?
    Jamaal Lascelles (HGP)
    Gabriel Obertan
    Ayoze Perez
    Emmanuel Riviere
    Moussa Sissoko
    Steven Taylor (HGP)?
    Florian Thauvin
    Cheick Tiote
    Georginio Wijnaldum
    Mike Williamson (HGP)

    Under-21 players
    Rolando Aarons
    Dan Barlaser
    Alex Gilliead
    Kevin Mbabu
    Chancel Mbemba
    Aleksandar Mitrovi?
    Callum Roberts
    Lubo Satka
    Ivan Toney
    Macaulay Gillesphey
    Tom Heardman
    Liam Smith
    Jamie Sterry

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  • barkel

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #26

    martoon

    Taylor against Carroll would be good to see, likely to end up in a couple of red cards tho!

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  • martoon

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #27

    Toon-Prodigy @25 – Not wanting to sound bitchy but that was yesterday’s news.
    barkel @26 – Yes I’d forgotten about the broken jaw incident!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #28

    Sorry lads, i never had much chance to pop in yesterday! It’s just came on news now in the past 10 mins I automatically thought it was new news! Bahh!

    Surprising to see Marveux in there with him apparantly being blacklisted for whatever reason! Lets see how he does this season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #29

    jeff,
    Your two mates Ian Toon and welsh will be spitting coffee on their keyboards and PTSL over that one !

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  • kakaobi

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #30

    And to think I had my Austin song all worked out…..bollox

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #31

    Just been catching up. What a muppet wrighty can be. For one, since when have we, as fans, been anything but biased? Not just Newcastle, but all fans? We saw it as a harsh red card and responded. Fans at games seldom take a ballanced view anyway – players too, come to that. Cue the gentle applause and mumbled hear hear’s. Didn’t like it eh? Good. Now you’re getting the point. It’s called ‘home advantage’. That’s how SJP used to be like and should be like every home game. Make visiting players as uncomfotable as possible and they’ll likely make mistakes. But really? The FA should step in and muzzle us? I seldom revert to wholesome language on here, but seriously. Ian Wright. What a knobhead. 😉

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #32

    Tsunki-
    Last October and November we picked up 40% of our points gained for the whole season. Pardew left us after we had beaten Everton and in 9th position in the PL. Pardew wasn’t the one who appointed Carver.
    However, given the number of posters on here who claimed the only reason Pardew had a good spell was because he finally did what they had been saying all season. Maybe Ashley should have given the job to a collective of the usual suspects.

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki- if you don’t buy into “Macca’s brave new world”. Then maybe the common denominator is Ashley. Who would have thunked it!

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #34

    Martoon, you beat me to it marra. 🙂 Willo has ALWAYS had Carroll in his pocket every game they’ve faced each other and under the ‘horses for courses’ rule, if Carroll plays, so should Willo. He’s the only centre back who can get anywhere near Carroll on crosses and has done so in previous games. Has Carroll ever scored against us whilst Willo marked him? Not sure he has. Can’t see Carroll starting, but if he’s even on the bench, so should Willo be imo.

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  • anthc

    Sep 4, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #35

    With regards to Mr Wright I personally didn’t have issue with the sending off. It was his overall performance which was poor. We were penalised at almost every foul with a yellow card rightly or wrongly. However, some arsenal players were immune to cards like the deliberate hand ball and other persistent fouls. That coquelin could’ve had three or four yellow cards.
    As for Mr austin news this morning that he didn’t want to come to us I can’t see where it says that in his comments. By established pl clubs I think the offers he referred to was Bournemouth and Leicester as they were the only clubs that bid for him!

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  • BandB

    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Ian,

    Much as on try to lay it on with a trowel, the fact is most people have been prepared to give the club some credit.
    It just doesn’t suit your score-settling agenda to acknowledge it.
    So you persist in your talentless inability to invent a catchphrase that isn’t ploddingly awful and repeating until it becomes the more repetitive thing about your increasingly samey posts.
    The people with the real fixation on Ashley are, in my view, touchy hero-worshippers who believe he has splendidly hard-line views and would make a jolly decent fist of sorting out all the country’s ills.

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #37

    Tsunki- I had to revert. You could argue that given Ashley’s lack of financial ambition that Pardew took us as far as he reasonably could. Pardew was “successful” at Newcastle. For me Cabaye was the most influential player in Pardew’s time particularly with the French contingent and his sale without a comparable replacement flawed our attempts to contest a top four spot. Some investment in the team at that time could well have had us kicking upwards instead of stagnating. But selling our best player in January and not replacing him sent out a message to the other players that the club lacked ambition.
    Furthermore, Pardew constantly withstood massive criticism and flack that should have been directed at Ashley. This did nothing to take his job of managing the players any easier. I would suggest this was the general outside nufc view of his time at the toon. Although clearly he remains an unpopular figure within our fan base.

    For me It was no mean feat managing the toon. A club that for 60 years has not won a domestic pot to pee in. Mind losing to the mackems so often does stick in the craw.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #38

    Pardew was happy with his lot which is what stuck in most fans craw. I distinctly remembering him dedicate the home win against Chelsea to Mikey after being completely hung out to dry in the transfer window that summer.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Strange in football how many times the posts get moved. This is nothing more than an observation and shouldn’t be viewed as criticism aimed at ANYBODY. My observation is this: a banner was touted as exactly what the complaint was. That is: we don’t demand a team that wins, we demand a club that tries – or something very close to that. We’re all very reasonable and that’s not too much to ask for is it? Not at all. It’s spot on. And yet…. So, the club removes the coaching staff and brings in much better people to replace them. Ashley admits he got things wrong and steps back from football matters, putting up instead, a board to decide transfers etc. He stumps up £50m now, with a promise of a further £100 over the next year. We start the rebuilding by buying four very talented players who are all first teamers, whilst greatly improving the play of footballers who previously looked pants. The club also targets cup success, another wrong that HAD to be put right. Imho, that is a club that is trying to put right the terrible
    wrongs of the recent past. In other words, a club that is trying. All we asked for, right? Now I’m reading, ‘yes, they’ve done that, but we’re still bottom after four whole games and we haven’t won a game yet…’ so now we need a new banner that says ‘scub that, we demand a team that wins after all’. 🙂 Just a bit of fun, don’t take it personal.

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  • Graeme

    Sep 4, 2015 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Charley’s stated opinion in all of this – we are not right for him, he wants an “Established” premier league club!!!!

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/newcastle-united/latest-nufc-news/charlie-austin-claims-newcastle-move-wasn-t-right-for-him-1-7443862

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