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jeeagles Flag 19 Jan 21 11.30am

Originally posted by Willo

With the utmost respect I wasn't seriously denigrating Townsend.
I merely asserted that the passage of time has had an affect and that he is not the attacking force he was in his pomp.
He certainly offers defensive diligence,his effort cannot be questioned and his form is improved from last season.

My comment was aimed at the OP.

 

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View Egor's Profile Egor Flag Streatham 19 Jan 21 12.21pm Send a Private Message to Egor Add Egor as a friend

I thought Townsend has done well, at least he shows willing. Would help if we had a midfield duo who could pass and were further up the pitch to support him.

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 19 Jan 21 12.36pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Townsend has done okay in my opinion.
His end product could be better but like everyone else Roy has trained talent out of him.
He is now a right sided midfield player who has to track back at every opportunity.
Sadly he doesn't have the legs for that nowadays.

 

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View WoodcoteEagle's Profile WoodcoteEagle Flag Epsom 19 Jan 21 12.37pm Send a Private Message to WoodcoteEagle Add WoodcoteEagle as a friend

He gives everything (not as young as he was), our style of play gives him responsibility to tackle back, which he does well and his stats support that. A lot of teams at the moment play with cutting in wing players, he does the job that is asked - as frustrating as results are, singling out Townsend is wrong and wouldn't address underlying issues

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 19 Jan 21 1.56pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by WoodcoteEagle

He gives everything (not as young as he was), our style of play gives him responsibility to tackle back, which he does well and his stats support that. A lot of teams at the moment play with cutting in wing players, he does the job that is asked - as frustrating as results are, singling out Townsend is wrong and wouldn't address underlying issues

Donít think all here are singling him out, heís just another player in another position where we need an upgrade. To be fair we donít have too many positions where we donít if the truth be told.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 19 Jan 21 2.12pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Donít think all here are singling him out, heís just another player in another position where we need an upgrade. To be fair we donít have too many positions where we donít if the truth be told.


Well I'm not. I'm merely responding to the title of the thread. He's certainly NOT the first on my list of players to ship out.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 20 Jan 21 10.35am Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

I think Townsends days of beating full backs have long gone, if they were ever really here, but I do wonder if he could play more centrally?

If we had a front three of Eze, Benteke and Wilf, and then three central midfielders of, for instance, Riedewald, Koyate and Townsend, that could work. Townsend certainly grafts, and from right of centre he could perhaps get forward into shooting positions from the edge of the box a bit. I think he's a better all round footballer than perhaps he shows on the wing for us, where its all about pace and isolated individuality, which he produces only occasionally.

If we have a few really good new players coming in then yeah, let him go if it balances the books, but I certainly wouldn't put him anywhere near the top of the 'do-one' list.

Edited by TheBigToePunt (20 Jan 2021 10.39am)

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 20 Jan 21 10.42am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

I think Townsends days of beating full backs have long gone, if they were ever really here, but I do wonder if he could play more centrally?

If we had a front three of Eze, Benteke and Wilf, and then three central midfielders of, for instance, Riedewald, Koyate and Townsend, that could work. Townsend certainly grafts, and from right of centre he could perhaps get forward into shooting positions from the edge of the box a bit. I think he's a better all round footballer than perhaps he shows on the wing for us, where its all about pace and isolated individuality, which he produces only occasionally.

If we have a few really good new players coming in then yeah, let him go if it balances the books, but I certainly wouldn't put him anywhere near the top of the 'do-one' list.

Edited by TheBigToePunt (20 Jan 2021 10.39am)

Not the worst idea ever mooted.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 20 Jan 21 2.22pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

He's about the only player who crosses the ball and he works hard and on his day he is capable of making things happen. Almost the dictionary definition of 'solid professional'. On the downside he gives the ball away with incredible frequency and he is quite predictable and perhaps is a bit too nice at times. A good squad player, but it certainly feels like an area we need some competition given our reliance on our wide players for creativity.

I also think his relationship with the fans isn't helped by his constant banging on about Spurs. Yes, we know you love Spurs, but you don't see other players constantly talking about the clubs they support (I don't even know who most of them actually support, other than Wilf supporting Arsenal). It does create that barrier where you can appreciate what he does for the club, but you can't really love him as a player knowing he'd rather be doing it with Spurs (a similar barrier has gone up ever since Wilf made a stink about wanting to go to Arsenal).

 

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View Elwissthebest's Profile Elwissthebest Flag Marlborough 20 Jan 21 2.41pm Send a Private Message to Elwissthebest Add Elwissthebest as a friend

Andros Townsend is still worth his place in the starting eleven. The goal he got at Citeh two seasons ago was technically something nobody else in the present squad -and certainly not Zaha- can equal. Of course it would be good if he scored more goals. He can still deliver a great ball. It's not as if he's the only one in the team who sometimes gives the ball away! That he might be turned into a creative midfield player is interesting. But I still think he and Zaha are the best wingers.
To suggest that he should be ditched for Scott Banks is wishful thinking in both senses of the phrase.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Jan 21 2.42pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

He's about the only player who crosses the ball and he works hard and on his day he is capable of making things happen. Almost the dictionary definition of 'solid professional'. On the downside he gives the ball away with incredible frequency and he is quite predictable and perhaps is a bit too nice at times. A good squad player, but it certainly feels like an area we need some competition given our reliance on our wide players for creativity.

I also think his relationship with the fans isn't helped by his constant banging on about Spurs. Yes, we know you love Spurs, but you don't see other players constantly talking about the clubs they support (I don't even know who most of them actually support, other than Wilf supporting Arsenal). It does create that barrier where you can appreciate what he does for the club, but you can't really love him as a player knowing he'd rather be doing it with Spurs (a similar barrier has gone up ever since Wilf made a stink about wanting to go to Arsenal).

Scott Dann was a season-ticket holder at Liverpool.
Eze as a very young lad was a passionate devotee of Arsenal.
James McArthur's childhood club was Rangers.
Gary Cahill was a boyhood Sheff Wed supporter.

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 20 Jan 21 2.48pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Elwissthebest

Andros Townsend is still worth his place in the starting eleven. The goal he got at Citeh two seasons ago was technically something nobody else in the present squad -and certainly not Zaha- can equal. Of course it would be good if he scored more goals. He can still deliver a great ball. It's not as if he's the only one in the team who sometimes gives the ball away! That he might be turned into a creative midfield player is interesting. But I still think he and Zaha are the best wingers.
To suggest that he should be ditched for Scott Banks is wishful thinking in both senses of the phrase.

Andros has had to reinvent his game. At Spurs he was one of the quickest players around. Unfortunately his pace has long since gone as a result of injury. The frustrating thing with both Townsend and Zaha is they both seem to be reluctant to cross the ball when they have a chance - especially when Benteke is playing. However in saying that Andros probably puts the most crosses in of anyone. I just wish he still had that extra yard or two of pace.

 

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