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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy Saint View Post
    As I have said many times - that debut goal at Old Trafford instantly repaid the £4m we paid for him - to get that back after a couple of years and him being older and slower can only be considered as a bit of a result, get the wages off the balance sheet a bonus.
    Up until very recently he put a much needed buzz in the crowd when he was on the pitch, because most ofus knew a mere sniff was all he needed to put the ball away.
    It was actually getting on the pitch he found tricky

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    Best move the club have made since getting in Ralph. ����

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    Good signing for them
    Glad it's all over.

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    Good deal for all wish him well but finished as Prem player now at right level 4m is great if used


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    Overall, he was an okay signing (although the degree to which he was taking the **** with his fitness seems to be on a parabolic trend). My only concern is that we're now lacking someone in the dressing room who is prepared to kick opposing goalkeepers in the face.

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    Thank god for that. Never justifies his wage, has an appalling attitude and thinks he's far better than he is.

    Bad egg and huge wages off the book. Win-Win.

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    Good deal always round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guan 2.0 View Post
    Best move the club have made since getting in Ralph. ����
    Hi guan. Any update on things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donatello View Post
    Overall, he was an okay signing (although the degree to which he was taking the **** with his fitness seems to be on a parabolic trend). My only concern is that we're now lacking someone in the dressing room who is prepared to kick opposing goalkeepers in the face.
    I think PEH has got it in his locker.

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    Never really seemed that interested in football during his time here, never looked fit enough or ever suited to our style of play. Good riddance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy Saint View Post
    As I have said many times - that debut goal at Old Trafford instantly repaid the £4m we paid for him - to get that back after a couple of years and him being older and slower can only be considered as a bit of a result, get the wages off the balance sheet a bonus.
    Up until very recently he put a much needed buzz in the crowd when he was on the pitch, because most of us knew a mere sniff was all he needed to put the ball away.
    Speak for yourself. I'm not sure how he gets this natural goalscorer tag on the back of 16 goals in 3.5 years.

    Good luck to him in the Championship, if he stays reasonably fit he should be able to get double figures this season. Overall I'm just glad he is (mostly) off the wage bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypochondriac View Post
    Hi guan. Any update on things?
    Most of the moves that i said would happen in the summer if they didn't happen in Jan have panned out. Shame about the full back. However I wouldn't get my hopes up for anymore incoming.

    Too late in the day to turn interest into action IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guan 2.0 View Post
    However I wouldn't get my hopes up for anymore incoming.

    Too late in the day to turn interest into action IMHO.
    Battle of the ITKs!

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    Player coming in

    Not sure if he's a CB

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    Quote Originally Posted by meatball View Post
    In my opinion, with the wages he was on, that should green light us for at least one new signing. I imagine they would have been waiting for this to be confirmed before moving ahead with any signings.


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    Trouble is there's no time to get someone in for a medical now :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Good signing for them
    Glad it's all over.
    Sums it up really. He wasn't going to play & its' great to get those wages off the books.

    With all said and done, his Saints career is book-ended by the winner @ Utd & the Winner vs Arsenal & those were 2 pretty fantastic moments.

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    Limbs in that away end when he scored at OT. Sadly it didn't really work out here imo. He'll do well there if he avoids injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnet View Post
    Trouble is there's no time to get someone in for a medical now :-(
    They could have already had it. Plus if you submit a sheet before 5pm you get an extension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saints foreva View Post
    Limbs in that away end when he scored at OT. Sadly it didn't really work out here imo. He'll do well there if he avoids injury.
    I forgot about the goal against Arsenal, that was the trigger for our safety and so those 3 points were worth millions to us

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnet View Post
    Trouble is there's no time to get someone in for a medical now :-(
    I thought that as long as it was registered with league in time, the medical could take place later..........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    They could have already had it. Plus if you submit a sheet before 5pm you get an extension
    This.

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    Thank god the fat ***** has gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guan 2.0 View Post
    Most of the moves that i said would happen in the summer if they didn't happen in Jan have panned out. Shame about the full back. However I wouldn't get my hopes up for anymore incoming.

    Too late in the day to turn interest into action IMHO.
    I suppose there's a difference between interest in a player and terms being agreed in principle in the even that we manage to sell a player further up the 'chain'. That's the hope anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unbelievable Jeff View Post
    So that ****er who wouldn't take a paycut to **** off his contract, has done just that.

    Quelle surprise.

    I think our fans have treated him pretty shabbily over the last few weeks, after the club did initially.
    I canít see what any party has done wrong here, including the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faz View Post
    I can’t see what any party has done wrong here, including the club.
    Yeah, what's all the fuss about? Footballers are mercenaries and he scored a few goals for us. As mentioned above, thanks for the goal at Old Trafford and the winner against Arsenal.

    Time for everybody to move on.

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    Good riddance. Lazy, unfit and overrated based on a season for QPR years ago. He'd have had a top career in the 70s when you could just drink and go to the horses before a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faz View Post
    I can’t see what any party has done wrong here, including the club.
    Has he taken a pay cut? Or has he got a two year contract instead of one year which would equal a gain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Speak for yourself. I'm not sure how he gets this natural goalscorer tag on the back of 16 goals in 3.5 years.

    Good luck to him in the Championship, if he stays reasonably fit he should be able to get double figures this season. Overall I'm just glad he is (mostly) off the wage bill.
    Hey I'm not claiming he was the Messiah, when we bought him I did think Eh? especially given his injury history, but for £4m that was loose change even then, his natural goalscorer tag came from his days with Swindon, Burnley, and QPR with strike rates of 57%, 50% & 55% thats a record not to be sniffed at, even if he wan't prolific for us based on previous reputation his mere presence on the pitch before this past season made defences a little wary..........he did score a few goals from nothing for us.

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    She picked us up at a disco, we were warned about her, she was fairly low maintenance, we had some great nights and some stupid ones, then her looks went, she dyed her hair and she buggered off to West Brom.
    Win-win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donatello View Post
    Overall, he was an okay signing (although the degree to which he was taking the **** with his fitness seems to be on a parabolic trend). My only concern is that we're now lacking someone in the dressing room who is prepared to kick opposing goalkeepers in the face.
    I was gonna say Wesley, but in reality he's more likely to kick ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Speak for yourself. I'm not sure how he gets this natural goalscorer tag on the back of 16 goals in 3.5 years.

    Good luck to him in the Championship, if he stays reasonably fit he should be able to get double figures this season. Overall I'm just glad he is (mostly) off the wage bill.
    I think it's more the 117 goals in 218 games before he signed for us that earned him the natural goalscorer tag.

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    Surprised he passed the medical - when he injured his shoulder and was sent to Colorado it was operated on and fixed, but he was told that one more bad landing resulting in further damage or a repeat of the injury would finish his career. Personally I think that it was after that injury that he started to go downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katalinic View Post
    Surprised he passed the medical - when he injured his shoulder and was sent to Colorado it was operated on and fixed, but he was told that one more bad landing resulting in further damage or a repeat of the injury would finish his career. Personally I think that it was after that injury that he started to go downhill.
    Can't blame him if he was told that. It would always be nagging at the back of the mind.

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    Good luck to Charlie, he scored some important goals for us and repaid his £4million fee in one appearance with that header at Old Trafford under Koeman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katalinic View Post
    Surprised he passed the medical - when he injured his shoulder and was sent to Colorado it was operated on and fixed, but he was told that one more bad landing resulting in further damage or a repeat of the injury would finish his career. Personally I think that it was after that injury that he started to go downhill.
    Good shout That’s definitely when he started to go down hill

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    I remember him getting the ball in our half the running toward their goal but by the 18 yard area he had run out of steam and under pressure could only toe poke it for a goal kick ! For the first 50 yards it looked like a certain goal .................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Kent Saint View Post
    I remember him getting the ball in our half the running toward their goal but by the 18 yard area he had run out of steam and under pressure could only toe poke it for a goal kick ! For the first 50 yards it looked like a certain goal .................................
    Was that the time he broke clear one on one from the halfway line and pulled up 20 yards later with a torn hamstring / calf / other ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsland Red View Post
    Was that the time he broke clear one on one from the halfway line and pulled up 20 yards later with a torn hamstring / calf / other ?
    Nope, his hairdresser was in the crowd and he got distracted. Instant lob on stopped him running like a penguin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsland Red View Post
    Was that the time he broke clear one on one from the halfway line and pulled up 20 yards later with a torn hamstring / calf / other ?
    That was the same game he randomly kicked Lossl in the head.

    Just when he had built up a bit of form. He was banned for 3 games but missed many more injured.

    Poor signing.

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    Should we read anything, other than him probably being light years away from being match fit, into him not even being on the bench for them on Saturday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy40 View Post
    Should we read anything, other than him probably being light years away from being match fit, into him not even being on the bench for them on Saturday?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy40 View Post
    Should we read anything, other than him probably being light years away from being match fit, into him not even being on the bench for them on Saturday?
    Picked up a knock during the medical...

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    Scores

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    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcas...=1000453091078

    Extended interview with Stan Collymore here...

    An interesting listen, but doesn't really feel that Austin was challenged that much by Collymore...

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    Chaz and his bit of plastic have been spouting off on Twitter again. They really hate being reminded of all the girls he got it on with in Buddha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGTL View Post
    Chaz and his bit of plastic have been spouting off on Twitter again. They really hate being reminded of all the girls he got it on with in Buddha.
    In English please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niceandfriendly View Post
    In English please?
    Austin is a ****.

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