Bust Up Will Only Help Newcastle Get Their Man


Andros Townsend seems like he will almost certainly leave Tottenham in January after the altercation he had with a fitness coach at the end of the 3-1 home win against Aston Villa on Monday night at White Hart Lane.

What made things worse was that after the altercation Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino went public and said that Townsend would not be allowed to train with the first team squad this week and he will not be in the squad for tonight’s Europa League game against Anderlecht.

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Andros Townsend – bust up at Tottenham

This is what Mauricio said after the altercation:

“Andros Townsend did not train with the group and he is not available to be selected.”   t is because of Monday, if you behave the wrong way you always need to pay.”

“It is always my decision when he is available again to be part of the squad, discipline for me is very important.”

Andros was obviously very frustrated that he didn’t get an outing against Aston Villa which caused the altercation.

Newcastle were linked with Townsend in the summer and if he is indeed a target for us in January there’s now a good chance we could get him to Tyneside, although there will be other clubs interested in the England International.

For his own good Andros will want to move to a side where he will get regular football to give him every chance to make the England squad for the European 2016 finals in France next summer.

The 24 year-old 10 times capped England International would be a good acquisition for Newcastle – maybe even on loan through the end of the season.

It’s clear Newcastle will be very active in the transfer market in January and only today we have been linked with Dutch International winger Anwar El Ghazi.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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112 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed…Surely you’re not suggesting that it’s clear we’ll be active in the January market, due to all of the links to players? 🙂

    If so, you may want a trip down blog memory lane.

    I’d say it’s clear that we need to be active this window and we probably / hopefully should be.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Pete Townsend more likely to start for us. Meh.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #3

    oops not the correct attitude nope im out

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #4

    try palarse

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Let’s keep looking at forwards and wingers. All this talk of goalies, defenders and the like is pointless..

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Tsunki…Pointless you say. Do you not see our performances are improving?

    Oh wait, that’s not what you’re talking about. Don’t mind me. Just hear to do some scheduled maintenance.

    “Whistle while you work” *Whistles away*

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #7

    here*

    Seriously. I’m getting worse by the day.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #8

    No. Please not Townsend. We’ve just bought one duff winger.

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  • Jan Stavik

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #9

    The English Obertan? No thanks ??

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #10

    No thanks to Townsend – he had a few decent games last season -which has not been replicated this season. Plus fighting with staff is not a quality we should import.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #11

    A very good player, but I don’t see him suiting our system. Our wingers need to play box to box role. That’s why we have sissoko & wijnaldum on our wings, they can play that role

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d like to see Benny be selected for France for the friendly with England. Interesting to see how he plays. He’s scored 7 in 12 starts this season which seems decent.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Townsend
    Who the bloody hell would want him.
    It’s defenders and a creative midfield player we NEED.
    and someone who can whip in a FREE kick

    anyway who is or penalty take if we ever get one!!!!!!!

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #14

    best get in lindi st clair

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #15

    So it’ll be a no10 after the winger

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #16

    why on earth would we want townsend we have enough crap of our own …………over priced over paid not what we need

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #17

    Senor Tuff…it would be great to see Benny get his career back on track!

    …well done to him!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #18

    hibbitt…but he’s English? 😉

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #19

    jesper -indeed. Reports are that he is playing well. Looking back it must take a player about a year to be de- Pardewed.
    For me it is a bonus to see something magical -that other players just cannot do – despite trying.

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  • lesh

    Nov 5, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Jesper

    We know you’re Carr’s man on the ground in Scandinavia – what do you make of Emre Mor who’s said to have ManU and Liverfool sniffing around him.

    Now in complete confidence Jesper, is Mor going to join us in January?

    As said earlier, your opinion will be treated as very hush hush, between you and me, it’ll go no further.

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  • lesh

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Tsunki

    Who? !

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #22

    Err….no thanks. Alien heed mk2.

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  • lesh

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Average

    You probably told everyone a while ago, but how much did the bairn raise on his Snowdon climb?

    He’s a tough little cookie – even the easy Snowdon climb’s anything but.

    I did it years ago as part of a three-day jaunt around the Snowdon horseshoe and was I pi$$ed to hear the *chuff chuff chuff* of the railway!

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  • Jib

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Remy Garde’s first interview in the next hour on SSN

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  • JDdubai

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Townsend, god no. Lower-mid tsable player, we need to be aiming higher if we look to progress.

    We need a CB at Mbemba quality, plus who is around 6″4 too.
    A Cm like Cabaye, who can do the hard work but also can pick a pass and offer a threat going forwards.
    A CF with pace

    Get these 3 in and we will be looking good. Other positions can be fixed later, but the spine of the team needs the work the most.
    Shawcross
    Tielemens
    Bellamy(mk2) whoever that is…….

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  • nut meg

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #26

    Townsend again! NO thank you,not even for free!

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib, I dont think Garde will save Villa. I dont think so anyway. It wudnt surprise me if he is gone at the end of the season. As for the Pardew haters, well I guess if ye couldnt give him a shred of credit for fifth and a decent run in europe at the time, ye aint gonna give him anything now. As I have said before he is a mid level manager, and do not wish to elevate him beyond that. Still, those who said he would relegate them last season were make to look a bit stupid werent you ? And it aint looking like relegation this season either for the guy you think is so useless! He’s not useless lads, you just called it wrong. He’s average. Anyway he was right – 5th was getting above ourselves and does not match the full history of NUFC. And yes, I’m glad he’s gone and am pleased to see the style of play we have now. Bear in mind though, that apparently Steve talked a lot of guff at Forest too.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #28

    lesh…I bet it won’t 😉

    Do he cost much money then don’t bet on it mate!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #29

    lesh…I can ser some of your papers calling him a wonderkid…I am not sure I’ll go so far just yet.

    Now Victor Fisher would be the real deal. Great player just ready for us to ruin 😉

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #30

    Munster – you cannot bloody resist a King Percy post – just cannot understand your love in with him.
    I picture you dancing around the Emerald Isle wearing a pearly king suit with a Chas n’ Dave song in the background, eating a large slice of eel pie in one hand and a King Percy blow up doll in the other.

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  • TroubledToon

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Percy Posters OUT!!!

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  • TroubledToon

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #32

    Teddy Sheringham has re-registered as a player at the age of 49… I’d rather take him than Townsend

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  • AncientC

    Nov 5, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Why should Pardew get any credit for the season we finished 5th. From what I recall we were outplayed by nearly every team that season and won games against the run of play.

    It was backs to the wall defending and riding our luck, with Ba and then Cisse having a fluke of a season. If we had played good football, made good substitutions and looked the part, then Pardew would have been deserving of credit.

    I certainly will not miss watching the side being dominated by relegation candidate teams… Pardew’s luck ran out, which explains why he never came close to reproducing a 6 finish again. It is there on paper, a complete ‘one off.’

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  • catchy in norway

    Nov 5, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #34

    33AncientC

    It’s very funny how a league table can make it look like you play good football or bad football based on positions

    Deluded p45 fans take it upon themselves to tell us we played well because we finished fifth, other than 6 games where 3 players played well we were pants.

    Talk about re writing history

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 5, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Catchy…the worse part is that some of these Pardew devotees actually sat through these games every other week at SJP despite it was rubbish!

    …imagine doing that knowing you had a son or daughter back home you could spend time with instead!

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 5, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Tuff you seem to be one of the lesser species on this site. Put the tired cockney stereotype away man. you sound like a 16 yr old. How many times havebu mentioned eels? He isnt even a cockney. There is no love in. I just think the criticism has to be accurate thats all. For example his free kick training was crap. Fair point. But i’m sorry chaps, 5th is 5th even in a weak division. Just as 17th was crap.

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  • IITianToon

    Nov 5, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #37

    @Catchy I agree with what you are saying.
    But we really need to win tomorrow.. simple.

    Otherwise Leicester, Palace away, Liverpool and Spurs away after this.. this is THE important game. Win and momentum builds for all the subsequent fixtures, Lose and morale drops, and McClaren will be under humoungous pressure

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  • Jib

    Nov 5, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Munster Mag // Nov 5, 2015 at 5:16 PM
    Tuff you seem to be one of the lesser species on this site.

    Cheers Munster , I have to mop coffee off of me screen 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 5, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #39

    Lesh @21 just got back in, I see you were the only one able to deliver the punchline to my Townsend joke. Oh well, I guess it must just be my generation that knows Who he is.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #40

    “My Old Man says
    Follow Birmingham,
    To relegation all the waaaayy….
    Off went Cabaye an’
    The ‘ole team wiv’ ‘im
    It weren’t Percy leavin’
    But John Carver that did it- taahhhh.”

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