Originally Posted by andy78
No, we have youngsters like Campbell, Waghorn and Noble, they should be given a chance up front before someone like Austin.
I know what you mean, you dont want to stop anyone's development - I just have a sneaky feeling about Austin that he will go on to be a very good player - Or at least get himself a cracking goal scoring record at any level he plays at.
Sometimes you can tell for me by the sort of goals people score. The amount of times Earnshaw or someone puts the ball in through a flukey scuff or you think Christ, what was the keeper doing there or similar. He was a good poacher but could never do it at a higher level. Unlike your Earnshaws etc...
Whenever I have seen Austin he looks different (Predominantly on the football league show
) the goals he gets are the sort that suggest he could make it at a top level. He always strikes it cleanly, seen loads go in off or near to the post, being basically unstoppable whoever he has to beat. which to me suggests provided he could find space he could be a great finisher at the highest level.