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This Newcastle Player Near The Very Top Of His Form

12:31 pm, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

Andros Townsend has been a revelation since he arrived on Tyneside in January, and lately under the savvy tutelage of Rafa Benitez, the 24 year-old Englishman has been playing near the top of his form.

In 11 games for Newcastle he has scored four great goals and has two assists and the winger must stand an outside chance of making the England squad for the Euro 2016 Championships this summer.

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Rafa Benitez and Andros Townsend at end of Palace game

Yesterday during his news conferences his new boss Rafael Benitez has backed the former Tottenham player to make Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016 to be held in France in June.

Benitez was asked whether he thinks Andros will make the England squad:

“For me, yes, I think he’s doing so well that he can be in the squad without any problem,”

“He has quality, but it is not just that quality from free-kicks and the way that he plays, it is that he works so hard also helping the team in defense.

When you are a manager, you are looking for players you can trust. He can make the difference in attack, but he also helps out in defense.”

Townsend made the move to Newcastle for around £12M in January, but it seems he has a release clause in his contract for just £8M that can be exercised if Newcastle are relegated.

We hope that doesn’t happen and we have one hell of a player in the squad.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Andros Townsend · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League

36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Graeme // May 7, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Anyone needing a link – try

    Its good for most sports, not just Footy – NUFC is live.

  • 2 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    He’s only allowed to go if we stay up and he stays with us. Don’t want him having a blinder at the euro’s of we’ll deffo lose him. 😉 Doubt he sees it that way though!

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 7, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Martial has got injured in the warm up against Norwich !

    Some teams get all the luck !

  • 4 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    He’s never let England down when he’s played,

    But as Bobby said he would be in the spotlight although he has been before and no one tried to sign him.

  • 5 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Boro scored

  • 6 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Touch of offside, but mike dean’s the ref, so…

  • 7 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Very true bill, but he wasn’t available for 8 mil then! 😉

  • 8 bettyswallocks // May 7, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    HWTL. Paul Merson sounds like Angelos Epithemou from shooting stars. What a tosser.

  • 9 Norlinsen // May 7, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Martial injured, our relegationrivals are certainly lucky. Hopefully they wont be as toothless as they have been earlier in the season, Rooney better step up today.

  • 10 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    Betty, let him believe villa might win marra, how often is he right after all? Seldom. 😉

  • 11 ShirebrookToon // May 7, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Paul Merson the model professional/ alcoholic wife beater

  • 12 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // May 7, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    hes not injured. Van G is a scumbag and is resting the whole team. he didnt want to come out and do it all at once so he got “injured” during warmups. look at that starting team!!! this has 0-0 written all over it.

  • 13 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    In a game norwich must win, they don’t look very scary.

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // May 7, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Why are all the Championship games kicking off early?

  • 15 Munster Mag // May 7, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Bobby im not worried re norwich. I think they will go. My concern today is that chelsea dont turn up after expending so much physical and mental effort v spurs. Very worried re this.

  • 16 Average_Contents // May 7, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    Manure look proper dogshit.

    Norwich look up for it but a bit toothless up top (hoping that doesn’t come back to bite me)

  • 17 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // May 7, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    chelsea is pushing finish above klopp. they are 7 points back but one game is against pool. its a long shot but gus has the team playing well, they will not let up

  • 18 TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa // May 7, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    and hazard is back!

  • 19 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 1:25 PM


    I’ve got Cricfree up but clicking on the Toon game doesn’t do anything, will it work nearer KO?

    Boro/Brighton game pretty good, Brighton aren’t making any chances although they have more possession.

  • 20 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Munster, you might need to beat someone up to calm your nerves marra. 😉 you know, like the old days lmao! Chelsea will do what they normally do v mackems. HH has really got to you hasn’t he? Hopefully you’ll feel better later. Believe. 😉

  • 21 Ron Knee // May 7, 2016 at 1:31 PM


    You wouldn’t be related to Billy Graham, by any chance, would you?

  • 22 calvinzolamakongo // May 7, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Any spares for the game I’m at the witton arms outside the ground

  • 23 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Ron, i just think we’ll do it. Why would i not? Rafa’s got our bunch of reprobates playing like a team and sunlun are, well, sunlun. Why people think they’re suddenly world beaters i have no idea. Then, i might be wrong and it all might go tits up. I choose to believe.

  • 24 Bambams // May 7, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Man Utd are just going through the motions.

    Norwich have had a few counter attacks with man Utd players just jogging back.

    Man Utd are a shadow of teams from years ago.

  • 25 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Burnley well on their way back up as champions, two up at charlton. Just between boro and brighton now.

  • 26 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Make that three up! Cruising.

  • 27 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Game on at boro! 1-1

  • 28 JP...from The Rock // May 7, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Man U fcuk me over every time. They can never win when I want them to. Bunch of tossrs! Is a point for Norwich a really bad result for us?

  • 29 Novocastrian66 // May 7, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Jib: It’s because of the TV coverage and that the TV companies cannot show live games at 15:00.

  • 30 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Mabe not, brighton down to ten men.

  • 31 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Ironically that wasn’t malicious, more like the boro lads leg smashed into the brighton boot, but what a nasty injury. Open to the bone. Ouch!

  • 32 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 1:54 PM


    Malicious or not it was a nasty one, deserved a straight red.

  • 33 Essex Geordie Bill // May 7, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Has the Norwich game finished, a draw for them will do for me so long as we win.

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // May 7, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Antbody know why all the championship games kicked off early????

  • 35 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Bill, agreed it was a shocking injury. Ooouch!

  • 36 Ibizatoon // May 7, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Jail..Id guess it’s their last games of the season, so need to be played at the same time and TV rights don’t go to 3pm for Championship games?

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