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New Signing Dangerous – He Moves Forward All The Time

7:05 am, Friday, February 12th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

We have been impressed with the initial play of Andros Townsend and also his attitude, but of course it’s only been a couple of games he’s played, but it seems that Andros is simply determined to get match fit and make a contribution at Newcastle as quickly as he can.

He almost had a goal and an assist against West Brom pn Saturday when his shot hit the post in the second half and then his brilliant right wing cross was headed over the bar by Gini Wijnaldum, when the Dutchman should have done a lot better.

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Andros Townsend – in action on Saturday against West Brom

Steve McClaren was instrumental in getting Andros to the club last month and he has talked about the 24 year-old England International:

“Townsend will get better and better, the fitter he gets. When he picks up the ball he’s so dangerous. He must be a defender’s nightmare, he is relentless.”

“He does not go backwards, he goes forward all the time, he loses it sometimes and that frustrates you. But he’s so positive.”

“He deserved a goal. He hit the post but he was very good.” “Now we’ll get players fit over the next few weeks, and I hope we’ll get better and stronger as the season concludes.”

“The players have been great – good, attacking football. We’ve shown what this team is capable of doing, and it’s all about doing that consistently.”

Townsend is keen to get into the England squad for the Euro 2016 finals this summer, so it would help to put in a Man of the Match performance soon – preferably where England manager Roy Hodgson is likely to be – London.

So it could be a great opportunity for Andros to put in that kind of performance tomorrow at Stamford Bridge in the early kick-off game to catch the eye again.

If we are pull away from the relegation zone before the end of the season – which surely has to be the goal if only to relieve the stress on the fans – then we need to start putting a string of wins together.

Newcastle currently have one win on the trot – maybe we can make it two tomorrow?

Hope so.

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hate // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:17 AM

    I hope we have a backup plan if McLaren fails.

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    Morning…

    …if McC fails to?

    Morning Ron… 🙂

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    It will be an absolute Greek tragedy for Mr Ashley if we go down after he’s finally showed some kind of interest in the club for whatever reason. It will be a cruel and undeserved tragedy for the fans.

  • 4 Novocastrian66 // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:25 AM

    That’s a novelty for a winger, especially at Newcastle United. How long before he will be playing at left back?

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:26 AM

    hate?
    Who knows, the common mantra was that Mikey learns from his mistakes, he may well do after purchasing ten thousand orange and green Umbro shirts but clearly not when running a football club.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    Novo,
    Don’t joke about that 😮

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    Novo…that or he’ll be injured! That’s the tragedy of being a Newcastle supporter!

  • 8 expatmag // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:28 AM

    JFA

    Fcuk him.

    It would be more of a tragedy for 52K plus fans and all worldwide club supporters.

  • 9 Novocastrian66 // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    JFA; Ashley has realised that if he didn’t invest he would miss out on the cash windfall. Troubles it might too little too late.

  • 10 firebug666 // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    The tragedy started over 7 years ago, when he bought the club and started making such astute signings as JFK, Wise, Pardew etc.

    If we were to go down this season ( I don’t think we will) would it be a tragedy or poetic justice for the man who ripped out the heart and soul of the club, destroyed the fan base and replaced it (still replacing it) with peace loving families who quietly melt into the SD background???

  • 11 Tsunki // Feb 12, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    Tragedy, I believe, is when you’ve got no soul and you lose control….




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