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Rumour Mill-Blackpool want Austin?

Rumour Mill-Blackpool want Austin?

Both the local and national press are reporting that Blackpool could be about to launch a £4 million bid for Charlie Austin.

Austin was linked recently with a move to money-rich Huddersfield but that all seems to have died a death and most Clarets fans will now be hoping the Blackpool link will die in similar fashion!

Eddie Howe will be hoping 'Austin Powers' for Burnley next season rather than become 'Austin Towers' and said recently of his striker:

"Like all young players Charlie`s had a first full year at this level last year and I think that will have done him the world of good," said Howe.

"He had experiences both good and bad with injuries and the goals were obviously a highlight for him. But I think his all-round game is improving all the time.

"It`s his hunger - when he plays well you can see it in him."

Austin appears to be in top form at the moment. He was the club`s leading league goalscorer with 16 goals last season and has also been hitting the back of the net with some regularity in our pre-season summer friendlies. He has scored four goals in as many matches so far this summer including a brace in our last match last Saturday against Cheltenham at Whaddon Road.

Howe has already lost Jay Rodriguez and although the strikeforce has now been boosted by the arrival of Sam Vokes, the gaffer will be very reluctant to lose another forward of the calibre of Austin and it would also be a bitter blow to Clarets fans who now genuinely are beginning to look forward to the new season ahead following the five new summer signings to date.

So stick the tower up your **** Blackpool!

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Date:Tuesday August 7 2012
Time: 8:46AM


Ummh still unproven for me.... £4M ..... I d sell him PROVIDING we were confident we could others in
07/08/2012 09:25:00
I’m going to disagree with you Hollins, going to be a big season for Austin I think he could bag twenty goals plus this year.
07/08/2012 10:15:00
It is a balance between that shoulder being 100% for the whole season, he does climb high and his chances of injury are quite high imo, I have images of the shoulder strapping he was wearing last year. Injury free its a no brainer we must keep him...but if the offer was high enough...I would have to think long and hard.
07/08/2012 10:32:00
If a Championship rival is prepared to offer £££ for Austin that says they are prepared to take the injury risk and so should we. Our season would be knackered before it started if we lost a currently fit Austin scoring for fun at the moment! We would have very little time to find a replacement too
07/08/2012 11:02:00
Agree with fedup that I think Charlie is going to be a big player for us and I believe will score 20+. I think we will get a bigger bid for him ( injury permitting) next season.
07/08/2012 12:03:00
Yeah All good points chaps ......... However I would stick to my guns on this, I would fire sale Patto and Austin exactly for the reasons stated above. As regards that builders shoulder on Austin it aint going heal. so quick and as for Patto ya all know my thoughts on him, they are they same as they have been in the last two seasons and nothings changed he's a walking nightmare! Have to say the Vokes deal makes me sit up and think, if we got £6M for the pair what could we do with it ? In Eddie I trust... I would love to see what he would do his he had a real war chest can help but think there are deals to be done
07/08/2012 12:05:00
and yes I really do need to read my messages before posting them!!!! ... sorry, hope ya got the jist of it
07/08/2012 12:08:00
I can see your point, and we cant be certain if Pato and Charlie will stay fit and firing for the season - It is a chance you have to take, or not as the case may be.
07/08/2012 12:37:00
Understand what you are saying Hollins, and we all know if the price is right the Board will sell, and £6m for Austin and Pato with their injury records seems a good deal. Who do we buy to replace them and who will come for the wages we pay, plus they need time to settle at a new Club.
07/08/2012 14:27:00
It would be suicide to get rid of Austin at this stage of the game! For heavens sake there has to come a time when ££££ takes a back seat in an effort to make more ££££££!! i.e promotion
07/08/2012 14:49:00
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