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    I heard from a QPR season ticket holder within the last hour that they, QPR, have approached Saints looking to bring Austin in on loan until the end of the season. He doesnít know any more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalEagle View Post
    I heard from a QPR season ticket holder within the last hour that they, QPR, have approached Saints looking to bring Austin in on loan until the end of the season. He doesnít know any more than that.
    Snap. Itís very possible. Austin and Gabbi are likely off.


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    May very well have approached us, but whether we'd bite is another matter given our dearth of options up front. That said CA does seem off the pace especially for the game Ralph wants us to play.

    Accepting Gabbiadini goes that would leave us with Ings (injuries permitting), Gallagher (largely untied), and Long, along with some untested youngsters, assuming no forwards are brought in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    May very well have approached us, but whether we'd bite is another matter given our dearth of options up front. That said CA does seem off the pace especially for the game Ralph wants us to play.

    Accepting Gabbiadini goes that would leave us with Ings (injuries permitting), Gallagher (largely untied), and Long, along with some untested youngsters, assuming no forwards are brought in.
    Guess we might need to Poul Sen transfers together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    May very well have approached us, but whether we'd bite is another matter given our dearth of options up front. That said CA does seem off the pace especially for the game Ralph wants us to play.

    Accepting Gabbiadini goes that would leave us with Ings (injuries permitting), Gallagher (largely untied), and Long, along with some untested youngsters, assuming no forwards are brought in.
    I think Obafemi counts as a first teamer now? I’ll drive Austin there myself if they are paying his wages

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    Quote Originally Posted by labibs View Post
    I think Obafemi counts as a first teamer now? I’ll drive Austin there myself if they are paying his wages
    I'd include Obafemi within the untested youngsters category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labibs View Post
    I think Obafemi counts as a first teamer now? I’ll drive Austin there myself if they are paying his wages

    Oh oh it’s so easy to write on a forum, “I’ll drive him there myself....”. So on the drive up the M3, Charlie asks, “So you’re driving me because you think I’m ****?”


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    Quote Originally Posted by LegalEagle View Post
    I heard from a QPR season ticket holder within the last hour that they, QPR, have approached Saints looking to bring Austin in on loan until the end of the season. He doesnít know any more than that.
    A shame he's Cup-tied. Could have helped them deal with P*mpey.

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    They'd be stupid to pay his wages. Its Cheltenham in 8 weeks. He'll have another injury by then.

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    Quicker to take the m4 from his house. But he has a driver so does not need your kind offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Oh oh itís so easy to write on a forum, ďIíll drive him there myself....Ē. So on the drive up the M3, Charlie asks, ďSo youíre driving me because you think Iím ****?Ē


    No you wouldnít!
    He'd be in the boot.

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    The other players have been mocking him for his poor shooting. They have been likening him to the ex-Watford striker Odion Ighalo (random...) Presumably Ighalo's 1 goal in 18 season rather than his 15 in 37.

    I don't think it would necessarily be a mistake to get rid of him, but I think it would be unless we were certain of getting someone else in.

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    Interestingly just been sent this

    ďQPR can only sign a free or loan at the moment and we can only spend the lesser of £600K pa salary/£11.5k pw or 75% of Sylla's wages which I'd be amazed if he was on more than £10k so £7.5Kpw. So unless Soton swallow a heap of salary its not likelyĒ


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    QPR would love to have CA back there. They are making a push for the Championship playoffs and definitely need the scoring help. Plus they love the guy for historical reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    May very well have approached us, but whether we'd bite is another matter given our dearth of options up front. That said CA does seem off the pace especially for the game Ralph wants us to play.

    Accepting Gabbiadini goes that would leave us with Ings (injuries permitting), Gallagher (largely untied), and Long, along with some untested youngsters, assuming no forwards are brought in.
    It hasn't taken Ralph long to see that Austin can't run. Others might be untried but he's shown he's not afraid to play them.

    Be surprised if QPR can come up with a deal wage wise that's worth it for us though.

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    So your itk that the other players are taking the **** out of Austin, and comparing him to a player no one's ever heard of?
    This post really doesn't sound plausible to me.
    I can just imagine the training ground banter - **** me austin, how'd you miss that one? You been watching too many of them Odion Ighalo videos again? Ahaha. Cor Austin's shooting sucks. Reminiscent of that Odion Ighalo really. You know Odion Ighalo. I'm referring to the season where he got 1 in 18 of course.

    Pure bantz

    On a serious note I did hear that a few of the chaps have been ganging up on Redmond and comparing him to little known and often forgotten Mido

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    It would be madness to let Austin AND Gabbi go! Surprisingly, Ralph seems to quite like Austin even though my money would have been on him preferring Gabbi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryhagman View Post
    So your itk that the other players are taking the **** out of Austin, and comparing him to a player no one's ever heard of?
    This post really doesn't sound plausible to me.
    I can just imagine the training ground banter - **** me austin, how'd you miss that one? You been watching too many of them Odion Ighalo videos again? Ahaha. Cor Austin's shooting sucks. Reminiscent of that Odion Ighalo really. You know Odion Ighalo. I'm referring to the season where he got 1 in 18 of course.
    Iím guessing this unknown Odion Ighalo must be a different player than the one that scored 15 goals in the Premier League the season Watford got promoted? Because for a while that Odion Ighalo was getting a fair bit of press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    The other players have been mocking him for his poor shooting. They have been likening him to the ex-Watford striker Odion Ighalo (random...) Presumably Ighalo's 1 goal in 18 season rather than his 15 in 37.

    I don't think it would necessarily be a mistake to get rid of him, but I think it would be unless we were certain of getting someone else in.
    Hasn’t Ighalo been linked with us recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryhagman View Post
    So your itk that the other players are taking the **** out of Austin, and comparing him to a player no one's ever heard of?
    This post really doesn't sound plausible to me.
    I can just imagine the training ground banter - **** me austin, how'd you miss that one? You been watching too many of them Odion Ighalo videos again? Ahaha. Cor Austin's shooting sucks. Reminiscent of that Odion Ighalo really. You know Odion Ighalo. I'm referring to the season where he got 1 in 18 of course.

    Pure bantz

    On a serious note I did hear that a few of the chaps have been ganging up on Redmond and comparing him to little known and often forgotten Mido
    Translation please anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryhagman View Post
    So your itk that the other players are taking the **** out of Austin, and comparing him to a player no one's ever heard of?
    This post really doesn't sound plausible to me.
    I can just imagine the training ground banter - **** me austin, how'd you miss that one? You been watching too many of them Odion Ighalo videos again? Ahaha. Cor Austin's shooting sucks. Reminiscent of that Odion Ighalo really. You know Odion Ighalo. I'm referring to the season where he got 1 in 18 of course.

    Pure bantz

    On a serious note I did hear that a few of the chaps have been ganging up on Redmond and comparing him to little known and often forgotten Mido
    Of course it’s not plausible. Most ITK garbage post on here is fake news.

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    Would love QPR to pick up Austin; give them Long as well.

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    He's on huge wages for a guy who isn't first choice. Wouldn't be too fussed to see him go in all honesty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulletsaint View Post
    I’m guessing this unknown Odion Ighalo must be a different player than the one that scored 15 goals in the Premier League the season Watford got promoted? Because for a while that Odion Ighalo was getting a fair bit of press.
    Still a fairly obscure and unlikely player to compare someone to ****-takingly.

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    I was referring to post by mrfahaji, just a couple of posts earlier.
    He said the other saints players were ridiculing Austin's shooting and comparing it to Ighalo's. So wierd and obviously made up that I had to pass comment on it. I hope that explains.
    Even stranger we were actually linked with Ighalo recently. Suppose thats where fahaji got the idea

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    i dont thnk that there are any in the squad who could mention CA's goalscoring ability

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    Quote Originally Posted by K,Billy's supersound View Post
    Quicker to take the m4 from his house. But he has a driver so does not need your kind offer.
    I thought he lived in Otterbourne/Hursley area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryhagman View Post
    I was referring to post by mrfahaji, just a couple of posts earlier.
    He said the other saints players were ridiculing Austin's shooting and comparing it to Ighalo's. So wierd and obviously made up that I had to pass comment on it. I hope that explains.
    Even stranger we were actually linked with Ighalo recently. Suppose thats where fahaji got the idea
    It's possible that the source of this could be making things up, but I'd say fairly unlikely. But I can assure you that I haven't made it up, that's why I said "random..." in my post. When I was told about it my assumption was that the name was wrong and I had to ask, "what, you mean the ex Watford striker?"

    I didn't even know about this link - perhaps that's where the players heard it and why they were using him as a comparison. I too am sceptical of 'ITK' people, but this is a pretty trivial thing, it's not like I'm pretending to know who our next signing is going to be...
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    If they are comparing Austin to Ighalo, They must be comparing Long to Joey Deacon.

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    Would be happy to see him and Gabbiadini go, as long as we bring in a new striker. Should have enough with the below.

    NEW
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    Long
    Gallagher
    Obafemi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Would be happy to see him and Gabbiadini go, as long as we bring in a new striker. Should have enough with the below.

    NEW
    Ings
    Long
    Gallagher
    Obafemi
    Agree, but the emphasis is on this player called "NEW". Don't think getting rid and leaving ourselves just with the other four is wise.

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    Can we throw Long in for free too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    Agree, but the emphasis is on this player called "NEW". Don't think getting rid and leaving ourselves just with the other four is wise.
    Yup - and we should only let them both go if we have someone else lined up before.

    Can't imagine Ralph H would let the club weaken his squad losing those two without at least one replacement

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    I'd find it odd if we let Austin go without having replacements.

    Odd also that all these proposed deals are loans, which to me doesn't seem to help with raising funds to buy, unless its more wages that is the issue not the cash for transfers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    Can we throw Long in for free too?
    Saints to QPR "So you want Charlie Austin ? "
    QPR "Yes please"
    Saints "OK, we'll throw in Shane Long for free"
    QPR "Deal's off"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Garrett View Post
    Would be happy to see him and Gabbiadini go, as long as we bring in a new striker. Should have enough with the below.

    NEW
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    Gallagher
    Obafemi
    "NEW" had better be a goal machine.

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    Let em all go and then people cant moan about how crap they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    Guess we might need to Poul Sen transfers together.


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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Saints to QPR "So you want Charlie Austin ? "
    QPR "Yes please"
    Saints "OK, we'll throw in Shane Long for free"
    QPR "Deal's off"
    Makes me think of a scene from Life of Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajjuk View Post
    I'd find it odd if we let Austin go without having replacements.

    Odd also that all these proposed deals are loans, which to me doesn't seem to help with raising funds to buy, unless its more wages that is the issue not the cash for transfers.
    I'm pretty sure it's wages it doesn't make sense to just keep buying new players and adding to the wage bill while paying all or some (for those on loan) wages of players contributing next to nothing to the club of which we have quite a few at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    Makes me think of a scene from Life of Brian.
    Shane Long for that? You must be mad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Oh oh it’s so easy to write on a forum, “I’ll drive him there myself....”. So on the drive up the M3, Charlie asks, “So you’re driving me because you think I’m ****?”


    No you wouldn’t!
    brilliant Norm. Like that reply a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    It would be madness to let Austin AND Gabbi go! Surprisingly, Ralph seems to quite like Austin even though my money would have been on him preferring Gabbi.
    yeah me too. Gabbi is quicker across the ground, offers better movement and no one has ever questioned his work rate since he was here. In the past he has run around chasing balls with no support. Under Ralf the support (press) is there, so he seems like a decent fit to me.

    In terms of finishing, they are similar, but Austin gets into better areas more often, which is a genuine weakness in Gabbi's game. he just doesn't get `in there' enough. I think Gabbi has a much better first touch. The ball doesn't stick with Austin at all (certainyl this season anyway). Both offer little when the service is of an lofted variety.

    I think the key difference is Gabbi's name and reputation is decent in Italy and thus he can still demand a fee. I get the impression he is also keen to go back to Italy. I think Austin has a reputation for having no knees and being injury prone. Whether that is founded or not I don't know. I don't think he has any desire to leave. You cant force a player out these days, thus Gabbi is the one out the door...maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Saints to QPR "So you want Charlie Austin ? "
    QPR "Yes please"
    Saints "OK, we'll throw in Shane Long for free"
    QPR "Deal's off"
    Ho Ho Ho, we will need Shane this weekend as it looks as he is the main option

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Oh oh it’s so easy to write on a forum, “I’ll drive him there myself....”. So on the drive up the M3, Charlie asks, “So you’re driving me because you think I’m ****?”


    No you wouldn’t!
    “No Charlie, I think you are a good finished who has made the most of his talents to forge a professional career. However, you don’t seem up to the physical demands of playing in a pressing team and seem to need have the team built around you to thrive. This coupled with your age and sizeable wages, mean in my opinion, it’s probably best you move on”

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    Quote Originally Posted by labibs View Post
    “No Charlie, I think you are a good finished who has made the most of his talents to forge a professional career. However, you don’t seem up to the physical demands of playing in a pressing team and seem to need have the team built around you to thrive. This coupled with your age and sizeable wages, mean in my opinion, it’s probably best you move on”
    "and stop flicking v-signs at me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by labibs View Post
    “No Charlie, I think you are a good finished who has made the most of his talents to forge a professional career. However, you don’t seem up to the physical demands of playing in a pressing team and seem to need have the team built around you to thrive. This coupled with your age and sizeable wages, mean in my opinion, it’s probably best you move on”
    Too many big words in there for Charlie to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets B Avenue View Post
    "and stop flicking v-signs at me."
    Has the FA not sent him to HMP Parkhurst yet for the Archers salute??!!!!................thought he would be a dab hand at sewing post bags by now!

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    When do we find out what the FA's punishment is?

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    Banned for two games Iím hearing.
    If true...itís ridiculous.
    Not available for Leicester or Derby.


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