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Newcastle Linked With Familiar Face As Potential Striker Addition



If it didn’t already feel like 2015 with an underwhelming Head Coach being announced who’s been promised a larger transfer budget. Then a link to Charlie Austin will do just the trick.

Football Insider 247 are reporting that Newcastle are looking to sign the disgruntled Southampton striker after he has been transfer listed.

This is what Wayne Veysey is reporting as an exclusive:

Newcastle United are plotting a bid to sign newly available Southampton striker Charlie Austin, Football Insider understands.

A Newcastle source has told Football Insider the club have turned their attention to Austin after he was transfer listed by Southampton.

Austin has been in the news over the past few days for all the wrong reasons. He tweeted a picture of the frozen Jack Nicholson from The Shining yesterday indicating he had been frozen out of the club.

This was in reference to him not being part of Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s pre-season squad for their training camp in Austria.

Charlie Austin– strongly linked to Newcastle four years ago

Austin has just one year remaining on his contract and reportedly wants to see if out with Southampton. So much so that he has just rejected a move to West Brom.

The report has Austin’s fee set at £8m but if Newcastle are truly interested they may be able to get him for much less. However, at 30 years old he is well past his best.

He’s scored 20 goals in his 81 appearances for Saints since joining them two and a half years ago from QPR. He has proven to be at best a top Championship level player.

He did manage an excellent 66 goals in 129 appearances in England’s second division. He has, however, failed to reciprocate that rate in the Premier League.

We don’t see much in this one, to be honest. If we’re going to bring in a broken down 30-year-old striker, we might as well bring back our own Andy Carroll.


84 comments so far

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #1

    As sure as the sun sets and the grass is green, we have our Charlie Austen rumour for this transfer window. Rejoice!

    4
  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #2

    First the worst, second the best

    0
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Bas Dost.

    1
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Name change from Chancel My Mbembaship. Needed something more topical.

    I wonder how the legal stuff with Sheffield Wednesday is going to work out. Will Bruce be allowed in the dugout at SJP if Wednesday stand firm (and I hope they do)?

    2
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Third is the royal princess. So that worked out to be true then 🙂

    2
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Charlie Austin*

    0
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #7

    20 goals in 81 appearances for S’ton.

    1 in 4! sign him up. That is better than Perez.

    0
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Steve Austin.

    We can rebuild him…

    for less than 6 million dollars.

    0
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #9

    He’s older than Rondon and not as good! Lazy reporting for sure!

    3
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Jib “MY BAD”: didn’t the 6 million dollar man have like one eye, one arm, one leg? Like Nelson?

    Sh!t, cricket again.

    0
  • giimps

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #11

    We have the technology , 1970s wheels bins and armitage shanks toilets and baths

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Dear Sheffield Wednesday
    Please take out Injunctions against Bruce, Charnley and Ashley that set up exclusion zones preventing them from entering the environs of SJP or working there or having anything to do with NUFC.

    5
  • ToonRich

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #13

    I agree that Lazaar and Aarons should have gone in the other direction…but if MA rejected that and only offered the compo, then surely he’s left himself open to legal action?
    Wednesday obviously didn’t agree to only compo money & didn’t accept the resignation…yet I bet MA weasels his way out of this!!!

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  • one fine day

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #14

    I am now of 4 things certain in life..
    1 death
    2 taxes
    3 an nufc transfer window will mention charlie austin
    4 an nufc transfer window will have a takeover rumour running for most of it.

    3
  • giimps

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Lochinvar….who the face would notice?

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  • Jib

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Weirdly
    Ashley’s pal Simon Jordan served an injunction on Steve Bruce
    when he left Crystal Palace to return to Birmingham City18 years ago
    in similar circumstances to the current situation twixt SW and NUFC

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/championship/3018642/Birmingham-confirm-Bruce-as-manager.html

    1
  • Genjikai

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #17

    got stuck in a load of traffic. Got there at 630.
    Carltoon, op well done for turning up.
    Went to a meeting after was planned for 7pm with the different groups discussing ways forward.
    This little protest organised on a short time frame has got us on SSN. Well done to all involved.
    More need to turn up though.

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  • giimps

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Hopefully the added stress of this bounder and Cadd refusing bow down and curtail to the slugs whims might just send him over the edge to a belated but called for coronary

    0
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #19

    No matter who he signs and when… Never ever forget we MUST get rid of this spineless 10faced back stabbing neanderthal… He’s the WORLD’S BIGGEST LIAR.. also.. I don’t like him.. scum

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  • carltoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Genjikai Yes I ask the lad who organised it he said you were held up. I give him my email address. So let me know if there is any more and I’ll try to make it.

    1
  • giimps

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #21

    So Mrs doubtfire has history of trying to force moves from club to club when under contract…….this just gets better and better, this just proves birds of a feather sh!t in their own nests

    1
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #22

    We have gone Back to the Future swapping one Steve for another of similar quality.

    Now we need a 6 million dollar (man) striker which seems about right. We can rebuild him.

    Now, where are my keys to the Delorean?

    2
  • lochinvar

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #24

    If Sheffield Wednesday take the appropriate legal action against NUFC then surely the FA sanctions could include Newcastle having to play home matches behind closed doors, starting with the Arsenal match. That would deprive Spots Dire of their TV exposure and put them in conflict with Sky.

    Perfect.
    And for the first time the FA would be officially sanctioning a boycott

    # faboycottarsenal

    Job done

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib “my bad”, I asked you a question google buddy. Please answer.

    0
  • giimps

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Is any injunction if taken out, against Mrs Doubtfire rather than the club he’s going to, Its Mrs Doubtfire who has broken the terms of his contract, NUFC are only the potential employer of the person already under contract……or am I missing something?

    1
  • magscar

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Genjikai

    Good on Carlton Op and yourself

    I knew of protest from something you posted yesterday or earlier today that it was to be at 6:00 but not who organised it NUST or TMG ? or what was expected to happen and given low turnout how it was publicised.

    Haven’t seen pictures on SSN but it was briefly mentioned around 6:15 and Steve Wraith was interviewed and got some good messages across.

    Whilst there is growing annoyance by the day it seems a lot will be hanging on what happens ‘re Arsenal boycott .

    1
  • giimps

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Delores s could be started with an old teaspoon handle apparently

    0
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Didn’t Donkeylu cost about 6 million dollars at the exchange rate at the time?

    Even Rafa couldn’t rebuild him.

    0
  • giimps

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #30

    I hate these bloody speelchockers

    0
  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #31

    It is quite funny looking back at The Six Million Dollar Man.

    That gets you about Pogba’s left toe nail now.

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Well done Jake Humphrey, who consistently has our back, often alone among the National broadcast journalists.

    https://twitter.com/mrjakehumphrey/status/1151406240012087296

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #33

    @lochinvar
    im reading that the FA doesnt take this lightly and NUFC are most likely to face sanctions banning Europa and Champs league for the 2020 season.

    2
  • magscar

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #34

    giimps

    That’s my view he would not be able to take up managing or coaching duties anywhere if an injunction against him was successful.

    Sheffield wed would have to prove he was actively encouraged by NUFC to leave which would not be easy beyond conjecture I suspect so action would be against Bruce. Not saying he wasn’t persuaded but doubt it would be in writing.

    Would stop him for a time though

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  • danishmag

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Repost…

    How can fans talk about what the team needs?
    “We need 2 fullbacks”..
    “we need 2 strikers”..
    “We need 2 wingers”.. etc etc ect..

    What the H.LL are you on? We need the fat bastard out!!!

    An for those who says that we should support the manager and players of the club.. what are you on? The players should be ashamed for playing under the current regime!!

    Players talking about Bruce like he is a good manager, and that they vant wait to meet the man.. what the fcuk? They are taking the piss at us!
    I say Lascelles, Ritchie and the rest of them can fcuk off as well!!
    I cannot get excited about signings anymore, as is not gonna solve anything anymore..
    I do not even get excited about rumours anymore.. We could be linked with players like Kane, Firmino, Sala etc.. i do not care anymore!

    As long they play under the fat fcuking liar/thief, they are not worthy of wearing the Black and White stripes.

    Ashley, Charnley, Bruce and the players can go fcuk themselves, and i hope the Wolves game was just the first of many severe defeats for a long time.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Judas Bruce has demonstrated his duplicity in suddenly resigning from Wednesday – leaving them in the lurch. Not really trustworthy behaviour – him Tubbs and Junior Tubbs will probably get on well together. I can imagine the three of them having a summit together with each one telling porkies to the others. Each one later thinking with glee that they have conned the other two – never assuming that the others also think they have conned the others.
    Scumbags of the first order.

    4
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Genjikai, are TMG aware of this guy’s tweet?

    I’d think, given Arsenal’s clearly larger media pull, a joint protest on the opening day could be a good idea.

    https://twitter.com/afcshanee/status/1151110734098644993

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #38

    The Collective. Where are you Tsunki – funny guy (not)? Ha Ha. Hiya.

    0
  • carltoon

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Missed the north east news. It was on though. Gaining momentum.

    2
  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #40

    To sicken Mr Tubbs any protests/poster/chants have to be at some stage be connected to Sports Direct.

    OP pointed out earlier some unsavoury/offensive chanting – this will put off the media.

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