Middlesbrough In Move For Townsend – Bad News, Good News


There is is report in the Sun that Middlesbrough have made  a move for Newcastle target Andros Townsend and we suppose that’s what happens when you leave the move for your target until the last moment.

However, Rafa Benitez is confident the deal will go though – which is what he said in his press conference.

We would also be very surprised if Townsend had any inkling to move to the Tees-side club who are just above the relegation zone in the Premier League.

Andros Townsend – while at Newcastle

The report is that Middlesbrough have made contact with Palace over Townsend but why would Palace want to sell Townsend to a relegation rival – Sam Allardyce is not that daft.

So the news is that Palace have dismissed the approach from the Premier League club out of hand – so all is well.

So it’s a case of bad news – good news on Townsend.

Here’s the tweet from the Sun’s north-east correspondent David Coverdale.

We are still hoping the Townsend deal will be completed today when Andros will either join Newcastle via direct transfer or will be on loan until the summer when we can then buy him.

In the first case he would cost £13M but if we take him on loan it will likely cost another £2M.

Comments welcome.



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99 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Wildschitt is going to Norwich, now!
    He must have got lost!
    long as the chitt is in, as someone said, by 11!

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  • Spoof

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Palace won’t allow Townsend go to a relegation rival, Boro aren’t in the reckoning for him.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Palace released this story through TheSun not Boro
    make your own minds up on this one !!!!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Still no closer to signing Townsend or anyone else for that matter then!

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Has Soccer Sauce died it was always good for a laugh

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #6

    welshgeordie9,
    I don’t like you!

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Odenwingie’s in North Shields, ootside the Powburn!

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  • Belfast

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Cracking “Edline” non story.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #9

    Hibbitt

    Think they realised no one believes them. Sure they had a ding dong with a sky correspondent too for chatting shite

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Odemwingie is in fenwicks window

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #11

    toontaff2 @7

    more likely Oddfellows in pennywell
    would do well for that lot down the road

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  • Toonces

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #12

    If Townsend has to come from Bournemouth maybe he can save a seat for Max Gradel. Gradel would be a good #10. Apparently a planned loan to Hull fell through so Gradel is in limbo at Bournemouth. If not for recovering from that injury that cost him almost all of last season, he might have been able to show the class that he displayed before coming to England. Worth a hmmm at the least.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s highly likely Soccer sauce got a girlfriend and no longer partake in virgin activities.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #14
  • Jib

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #15

    That David Coverdale at the Sun is a bit of a snake I hear .

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  • Belfast

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Now that’s a shameless stay tuned into sky sports all night tweet.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Toonces
    Max Grade would be a good shout for a short term loan used to love him at leeds but must be getting on abit now ??

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Belfast

    Exactly what I though too

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Job done. Changed Andros to a Toon player on Wikipaedia!

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Gradel…………….sorry

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #21

    toontaff2
    if only it was that easy!!!

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  • Toonces

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Hibbitt… Yes Gradel on a loan until the end of the season. He is 29, no too old just yet.

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #23

    It worked for about 5 minutes, hahhaa!

    Someone just told me they had changed it back!

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Glad we are not playing til tomorrow!
    Lot of games tonight – cannot be helpful, all the transfer gossip!

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  • toontaff2

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Someone needs to put a crazy offer in for Defoe now!
    Sunderland are after Barrow, apparently.
    If Swansea sell him to them he must be really shyte!

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #26

    toontaff2
    hopefully the dust has settled by then !!!

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Cannot see us getting anyone in now. The lights will be switched off at Darsley Park by now.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #28

    toontaff2
    would do a good job for us and lives in the toon anyway LOL

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Novocastrian66 @27
    do you need the samaritans number ???

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  • Legolas

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #30

    I have been to work all day and not had my phone on. Hoping for a signing and now disappointed.

    Even Townsend would do now. Lol.

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  • giimps

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #31

    As likely to get max wall as max gradel unfortunately

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Sky not expecting Townsend to be at bournmouth.
    Also, the same reporter aluded to a photo of gradel appearing on social media, in which he is “in a chicken restaurant in Hull”. Hahahahaha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #33

    6Jail for Ashley // Jan 31, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    welshgeordie9,
    I don’t like you!

    Don’t be like that honey.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Still no sign of us signing anyone, not going to say I told you so but ….

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #35

    It’s hard work being right all the time.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #36

    welshgeordie9

    so if we do sign a player will you leave ???

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #38

    I’d love to see even Shefqi Kuki if it meant getting rid of that half witted fool.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 31, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Here we go again.

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 31, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Kevin Nolan has signed himself as a player while being the Manager at Notts County and has taken Shola on trial …..

    Silly season….night is but yet young

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