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Rumour Mill-Austin Powers His Way to Turf Moor?

Rumour Mill-Austin Powers His Way to Turf Moor?

Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough have all been linked with a move for 20-year-old Swindon striker, Charlie Austin. It is understood £1 million could be enough to secure his services.

The hotshot forward scored 20 goals in 31 games for Swindon last season and played a major part in their promotion campaign from League One. Sadly Swindon lost at Wembley to Millwall in the League One Play-Offs final

He started with Reading as a youth player in 1999 but was released for being too small!

Swindon was his first professional club having played previously for Thatcham Town, Kintbury Rangers and his hometown side of Hungerford Town. He later moved with his family to Bournemouth and joined nearby semi-professional Wessex League Premier Division team Poole Town.

Austin was offered a trial at Swindon Town and signed in October 2009 for an undisclosed fee being given a contract until the end of the season.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday June 10 2010
Time: 1:13PM

Comments

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Ooh er! Where's the Ghost of Coates when you want him? ;-)
turfmanphil
10/06/2010 13:19:00
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This lad is 6ft 2in I can't for the life in me think why Reading deemed him to be to small?
8clarets8
10/06/2010 13:40:00
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I first heard of this lad in emails with a Bashley supporter who came on this site after 'Bashley Wade' won it at Wembley! We were discussing non-league footy; and when I asked whether there were any more Elliott's gracing the local scene, he said this guy was one who was doing well. Maybe I should have alerted God! But I don't think the Bashley fan was talking him up this big! Back to the future... I would have thought we had higher priorities at this point. Keeper. Left-side midfield. Combative/creative central midfield. Right back if Mears goes.
Couch Potato
10/06/2010 13:42:00
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I quite like being linked with strikers as it probably means we are trying hard to sign a keeper and another midfield general. Plus it allows some the freedom to say "we let Fletcher go for a few bob and now are looking at spending pennies on this lad, sack the Board and let them take the Manager with" However as an unproven Happy Clappy I couldn't care less about this link! Sorry GoC
VinRogue
10/06/2010 14:32:00
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We still need a striker in my opinion unless you think Iwelumo is the ideal replacement for Fletcher! Bear in mind we also lost Nugent. My feeling is we will get one more from the linked list re Hulse, Sharp, Maynard and now Austin
turfmanphil
10/06/2010 14:52:00
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Fair comment, TMP; I think there are probably plenty of BA cabin crew strikers available as well. On the subject of fares, I reckon that a Day Saver on the London to Weymouth train line from New Milton, the stop for Wade's Bashley, to Austin's Poole would probably be about £3.75. I feel an afternoon nap coming on.
Couch Potato
10/06/2010 15:26:00
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I feel we need two more strikers with one being a replacement for Fletcher so get the cash spent on a decent player
Totally_Claret
10/06/2010 16:01:00
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He has looked quite useful in the games I have seen and was very unlucky to get that bobble at Wembley! Dont think he would be a bad signing, Just dont know if it asking to much to soon if we were to ask him to do it next year ( another DJ Campbell?)
Claretdale
10/06/2010 17:04:00
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Got to say 20 goals in 31 games is very impressive. I haven't seen him play so I can't comment. GOC would be best for this one. We do need another striker at least and some wingers and perhaps a central midfielder.
skutter169
10/06/2010 18:15:00
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I have been impressed with Charlie's brother Steve but I doubt we would be prepared to pay the 6 million dollar asking price?
8clarets8
10/06/2010 19:10:00
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