Wednesday 5 August 2015

Austin: "Yes, yes, yes!!!"

The Charlie Austin saga continued to dominate discussions yesterday ahead of the new season's kick off. As the QPR boss announced that he would be likely to start the season in the Championship with his current club, the odds of him staying at Loftus road for the coming season were listed at 10/1 against.

Meanwhile, West ham have apparently upped their bid to include Matt Jarvis plus cash and although the news about Enner Valencia is more encouraging (i.e. out for 12 weeks) they remain the 6/5 favourites to meet QPRs demands.

Ex-Hammers attacking coach, Teddy Sheringham, in an 888 Sport exclusive answered "Yes, Yes, Yes" when asked if the Hammers should sign him, while Lee Bowyer suggested that Austin would be wiser to move to Newcastle United, who are quoted as second favourites to sign Austin at 8/5.

As the Javier Hernandez campign kicked up a gear with West Ham reportedly making a 12 million bid, the plot continues to thicken and raising the question of which would be a better deal for the Hammers? £12m for Hernandez or £12m plus Matt Jarvis for Austin???


  1. very difficult call on Hernandez or Austin, one has had 1 successful year in the premiership the other several not so successful seasons. It does appear from the press that Bilic prefers Hernandez.

  2. I personally think Hernandez is more skillful but also lightweight and injury prone (and we have far to many of these already) where as Austin looks likes a real solid proposition for a season long campaign............maybe can we get both............)

    1. indeed, both is the best way to go here:)

  3. We don't want or need jarvis do west ham realise harrys left the club

  4. We don't want or need jarvis do west ham realise harrys left the club

  5. We don't want or need jarvis do west ham realise harrys left the club

  6. jarvis is under rated and for me is the only olayer whos actualy played well in pre season, hernandez is a risk as he hasnt had first team football for years but you never know? The same goes for jiminez who were signing on loan, another player who hasnt had first team football in years, and yes austin maybe another kevin phillips by having one good season except austin didnt score 35 goals. West ham would of been best signing moussa sow from the turkish league if the rumours were true?

  7. The quest for a striker is slipping away. With Giminez opting to join Benfica who can offer him european football and Hernandez staying where he is. The simple answer as previously said was just go and get Austin.
    Due to the pussyfooting about there are now other suitors interested in Austin which means capturing his signature is even more difficult!


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