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« Reply #9195 on: Monday, November 27, 2017, 13:53:09 »

Charlie is by far the best natural finisher I have seen for the Town and one of the best I have seen.

Its about knowing where you are in relation to the goal and the keeper at all times and just directing the ball towards the goal, with head or a pass, no need to break the net just pass it into the spaces, often very close to the keeper.

Not many English/British players ever have that skill as the modern game is more about power and pace.

Austin isn't even the archetypical English centre forward he is a breed apart and that can work againt him playing for the national side as sometimes it shows up as laziness, being unwilling to track his man back and overall not contributing to team play as much.

But given the ball in the box he will always score goals at any level and that includes national level with service.

There was a point in his first season with us where his record was a goal every other shot. I think it was right until the end of the season actually.
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« Reply #9196 on: Monday, November 27, 2017, 15:10:37 »

There was a point in his first season with us where his record was a goal every other shot. I think it was right until the end of the season actually.
I'm going from memory here & anybody who feels free to look it up please do so, but I'm sure his first four shots for us all resulted in goals (Carlisle away, Huddersfield home & Orient home).
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« Reply #9197 on: Monday, November 27, 2017, 20:35:51 »

Natural goalscorer was definitely his niche.  Like Robbie Fowler.  No great pace but such a nose for goal. 

I was very impressed when he came back with Burnley, we gave him a heap of abuse and he took it, scored but lost, then came to the town end not with abuse but appreciation which we reciprocated.  He looked a player fit to lead a line then whereas when we had him he seemed less of a presence.

Hope he manages to string some games together because as we've said, if he plays he will score.

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« Reply #9198 on: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:25:40 »

Could well be right. Over my years we've had something like 16 or so 20 goals a season strikers.  Some at times for Town like Simon Cox looked better than CA, but never quite did it elsewhere, others like Chalky White had good numbers at below top flight, and actually got more clinical as he got older, but needed plenty of chances to score.

Duncan Shearer and Jimmy Quinn both had a wider range of goals than Charlie, having shots like the proverbial mule.

Nicky Ajose would be a classic example, a clinical finisher at Town seems unable to fit in elsewhere.

...also Sam Parkin and,for one season,Chris Hay
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« Reply #9199 on: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:55:47 »

Not sure if Rory Fallon has been mentioned here... sorry if I'm repeating old news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/42139461
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« Reply #9200 on: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 14:08:11 »

Knew about the ice cream stuff, that's been going a while. But not seen the interview, that's a good read.
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« Reply #9201 on: Friday, December 1, 2017, 22:42:43 »

Gary Roberts has come on for Wigan. Is that Nathan Byrne who played for us also playing?
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« Reply #9202 on: Friday, December 1, 2017, 23:32:12 »

Byrne puts Fylde forward up in the air for a pen.
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« Reply #9203 on: Friday, December 1, 2017, 23:44:18 »

Byrne puts Fylde forward up in the air for a pen.

Dreadful challenge that. Got the assist for Will Grigg's goal in the first half too though, in the interest of balance! I was at the game and thought Byrne looked very average on the whole. Then again, in their system he wasn't given the same freedom to attack that he had at Town.
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« Reply #9204 on: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 13:09:24 »

Byrne is average, those players around him in the play off season made him look better than he was.
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« Reply #9205 on: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 13:10:58 »

he was average in ability, no argument. but his contribution was above average that year somehow.
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« Reply #9206 on: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 15:43:46 »

Austin has been plagued with injuries for the last year or so, in fact he's been plagued with injuries most of his career but there is no denying when he plays he has a fantastic goal scoring record.

Ironically or those injuries start with his shoulder injury against.....Southampton....
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« Reply #9207 on: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 15:45:41 »

Austin has been plagued with injuries for the last year or so, in fact he's been plagued with injuries most of his career but there is no denying when he plays he has a fantastic goal scoring record.

Sure i read it was 1 in 2 in the Prem or something silly like that
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« Reply #9208 on: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 00:01:37 »

Oh dear Ritchie had a bit of a 'mare
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« Reply #9209 on: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 15:49:55 »

Charlie nets another
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