Newcastle Moving In For Tottenham Winger


Tottenham will have yet another management change in the summer, as Chairman Daniel Levy tries to mimic our former Chairman Freddy Shepherd by constantly changing managers, but Levy will realize it doesn’t get you very successful very quickly, because there is constant player churn, with the managers playing in different ways and formations, and they like different sets of players – so it also gets to be very expensive.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – Tottenham and England winger

There’s news in the Journal today that Alan Pardew is interested in England winger Andros Townsend, as we seem to be zoning in on a number of English players this summer, which is probably a good thing.

Pardew spoke about Townsend earlier in the season when Villas-Boas was still the manager, and Andros broke into the England team this season, but he is out injured, and will miss the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

This is what Pardew had said:

“We know Townsend because there was talk of him going out on loan.” “Obviously, when you look at his career, he’s been out on loan a number of times and we looked at him this year and thought ‘would he interest us?’.”

“We weren’t sure; I think that’s where everybody was at the start of the season.” “You’re talking about a high level  in the Premier League.” “We’ve got fantastic players at our football club and is he better than the ones we’ve got?

“I was a bit like ‘Hmm, not sure’. I think Andre Villas-Boas was a little bit like that as well. But fair play to the lad, he’s come into Tottenham’s team and done terrific and now he’s made that extra step which is great for England and Spurs in particular.”

Hopefully Pardew and the scouting team have now determined whether he’s better than what we have at Newcastle, but based on this year, where most of our players have under-performed, he’s got to be better than what we have.

And a number of winger like Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and even Ben Arfa will be leaving the club this summer, so it’s not surprising we are linked with wingers.

Andros has certainly had his loan spells, and he joined Tottenham in 2000, but has been on loan to Yeovil Town, Leyton Orient, Milton Keynes Dons, Ipswich Town, Watford, Millwall, Leeds United, Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers.

Townsend has played for all the England Youth sides, and 5 times for England, and when he’s been in the England side he’s looked a star player, but became out of favor at Spurs, when Tim Sherwood took over as manager.

And we suppose getting this 22 year-old on a season long loan deal wouldn’t be a bad option, because we’ve seen teams like Everton perform very well this season, as they have loan players who have helped their side big time.

However, if he does well at Newcastle there is no guarantee we could sign him permanently, as other bigger clubs would likely come in for him.

That’s what’s happened this season with Loic Remy – but of course with that rape charge hanging over hos head last August, it would have been a risk for us to sign him permanently at that time.

Those are some of the things Newcastle must consider when deciding to buy a player outright or bring him in on loan in the summer.

Andros has played 50 times for Spurs with 5 goals, and while on loan at all those other clubs, he played another 97 times with 11 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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25 comments so far

  • G

    May 7, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Well he has to be better than Obertan. George Robledo is better than Obertan, and he’s dead.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #2

    “Fantastic players” Alan?

    And you also have the joint worst ever loss record at the club? And just survived relegation through the help of others, not doing it yourself?

    Careful, if they are fantastic players then why are we clueless in the final third and aim to contain for most of the game?

    Oh yes, Pardew Out.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #3

    G,
    If Pardew can’t see that he is better than Oberton or Sammi he needs to get some real glasses instead of those mister potato head ones he was wearing on Monday.

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  • G

    May 7, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #4

    JfA, we all know AP is blind when it comes to good players. Never mind glasses, a transplant is needed… manager transplant that is.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 7, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Due to the price comparison of British players against ones from abroad, for the same amount of money the players here will generally be a lot lower calibre in skill set.

    If we’re on a supposedly mesely budget then the general quality of what will come in will be probably average at best. Pardew is lucky that Carr influenced signings have had the skill to dig him out points so far. That individual skill will decrease with similar priced British players.

    If you want good British talent then you have to pay the high cost for them. That cost is above what the fat man will pay.

    Unacceptable. Ashley out, Pardew out.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #6

    G,
    Does he honestly not know what is coming his way next season if there is another summer of bullshit.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #7

    In fact we’ll probably here very little from anyone this summer and it will be Charnley giving a very scripted version of transfer events.

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  • croftus5678

    May 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #8

    i’d <3 townsend a winger who can cross has pace and has a lot of fight in him (if only we was really after him lol)

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  • G

    May 7, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    JfA, I retain a glimmer of hope that he won’t be given the opportunity to give us another summer of bull. The fact that the club have given no public assurances regarding Pardew’s future speaks volumes. Of course, it might just be the fact that they never speak to the press, however, I live in hope.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #10

    G,
    Like I said a few weeks ago the only person able to give him the dreaded vote of confidence is him.

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  • croftus5678

    May 7, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    tbf we lost 1 player (cabaye) and we went from challenging top 6 to relegation form ! so with an acm and 2 strikers (only remy was any good to us in the end) we could be looking at top 6 again but ofc it will never work that way and in reality we need 5/6 players to reach that goal.

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  • G

    May 7, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Is it wrong that when they showed his face during the game on Saturday, I actually enjoyed the pained expression. He actually looked close to tears at one point.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #13

    G,
    At first with the AC thing then the summer we finished fifth I defended him to a point as I thought he’d been dealt a bum hand, this season has shown him fully complicit and he deserves all the shite he is about to get.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    May 7, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    When Newcastle played against this player,he doesn’t look dangerous for our team.Because of that i think that he is not a top class winger.We need to go for Adam Johnson if we can.He is something else.

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  • estechco

    May 7, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Ed man, how on earth does AP being vaguely interested in Townsend (on loan) before the 13/14 season started and him then stepping up, getting capped etc equate to “Newcastle moving in for…”?

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  • Ancientcoptic

    May 7, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    “There’s news in the Journal today that Alan Pardew is interested in England winger Andros Townsend”

    You would think the media might have caught on to the fact that Pardew has literally nothing to do with transfers. When Ashley wants Pardew to know about a transfer, he will have Charnley send a text to Pardew’s mobile.

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  • Go toon gooooo

    May 7, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #17

    And someone who said that Obertan is bad player I will ask:Maybe Sissoko is better winger?How many games Obertan have played.Extremelly small number.How he can be good or bad when he hasn’t played games for about two years.I don’t know why this player stay here at all.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    May 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Not a chance – he will say hes after Messi if it sells a few more season tix

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  • Greebol1892

    May 7, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #19

    LOL JFA 😀
    I just watched MOTD last night and couldn’t help myself when I saw our manager in stands with those paedo-specs… “FOUR-EYED C**T!”, I exclaimed. Even though I was alone and quite calm, just find myself becoming uncontrollably ‘Tourettish’ when I see the bloke.

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  • lesh

    May 7, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Alan Pardew is interested in this one and that one?

    Christ, he’s going on as though his future’s assured – you wouldn’t think it’s uncertain….. or is it?

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  • bobby mango

    May 7, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #21

    I would be very keen on him but if we’re looking at Tottenham plays Holtby and Siggurdson would be top of my list.

    Both would be available and would be a good fit, helping fill the hole left by Cabaye.

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  • Phil K

    May 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #22

    French experiment has imploded. Time to bring in Brits. But they’ll not get young Townsend.

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  • NEoffers.co.uk

    May 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Big American Breakfast FOR TWO – Only £8 (usually £17.02)

    http://neoffers.co.uk/products/big-breakfast-for-two-newcastle

    Based at arguably Jesmond’s best cafe.

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  • Phil K

    May 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Liverpool leading 0-3 – Pardew appears on screen and they end up 3-3. Pardew even having effect on other clubs !!!

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  • the truth will out

    May 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #25

    CROCKED AVOID

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