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View Gribbo's Profile Gribbo Flag Bromley 27 Jan 21 12.07am Send a Private Message to Gribbo Add Gribbo as a friend

Stats are out. Lost possession 21 times tonight, after losing it 22 times against City. How he keeps getting selected beats me.

 

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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 27 Jan 21 1.31am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by Gribbo

Stats are out. Lost possession 21 times tonight, after losing it 22 times against City. How he keeps getting selected beats me.

Agree...I'd have Ayew in from now on. Not really a wide midfielder, but retains possession so much better.

 

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View Wilbraham413's Profile Wilbraham413 Flag 27 Jan 21 2.26am Send a Private Message to Wilbraham413 Add Wilbraham413 as a friend

I watched him the entire match, because I'm fascinated at how bad he is.

He literally lost or gave away the ball every...single...time...he touched it, except for one time right before he was taken off. After 60+ minutes, touching the ball dozens of times, he finally managed to successfully pass the ball to another Palace player.

Usually, Townsend gets the ball, immediately runs near an opposing player, stops, has the ball easily taken away from him, and falls down. He used to be fast enough to get around defenders before giving the ball away, now he doesn't have any pace whatsoever.

He's finished. Keep him for bench depth, maybe, but he should never be anywhere near our starting 11.

 


2017 Feb. (Van Aanholt) Palace 1 - 0 Middlesboro
2018 Jan. (Sako) Palace 1 - 0 Burnley
2019 May (Batshuayi, Batshuayi, OG, Van Aanholt, Townsend) Palace 5 - 3 Bournemouth
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View crvenaeagle's Profile crvenaeagle Flag 27 Jan 21 3.00am Send a Private Message to crvenaeagle Add crvenaeagle as a friend

Never rated him, brought in as a replacement for Bolasie but then had to completely invert the way we play because, despite being left footed, threw a tantrum as being deployed on the left wing meant he couldn't do his cut-and-shoot, which earns him one wonder goal a season, but loses us possession 10 times a game. Had one alright season a few years back before he had his arse hair relocated to his head. Desperately need a fresh new winger to revive our attacks and take some of the pressure off the left flank.

 

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 27 Jan 21 6.59am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Originally posted by Wilbraham413

I watched him the entire match, because I'm fascinated at how bad he is.

He literally lost or gave away the ball every...single...time...he touched it, except for one time right before he was taken off. After 60+ minutes, touching the ball dozens of times, he finally managed to successfully pass the ball to another Palace player.

Usually, Townsend gets the ball, immediately runs near an opposing player, stops, has the ball easily taken away from him, and falls down. He used to be fast enough to get around defenders before giving the ball away, now he doesn't have any pace whatsoever.

He's finished. Keep him for bench depth, maybe, but he should never be anywhere near our starting 11.

Absolutely correct.

 

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View Helmet46's Profile Helmet46 Flag Caterham 27 Jan 21 7.26am Send a Private Message to Helmet46 Add Helmet46 as a friend

Originally posted by Gribbo

Stats are out. Lost possession 21 times tonight, after losing it 22 times against City. How he keeps getting selected beats me.

I know. I’d have given Scott Banks some time but we’ve packed him off on loan to Scotland. He seems to have promise and, in my opinion, really couldn’t do any worse than Andros in the last few games.
But the overall passing was just absolutely woeful, through the whole team.
The problem Zaha and Eze have is, like Lombardo many years before them, they are surrounded by players who just aren’t good enough, not on the same wavelength so cannot pre-empt the runs or space.
Very poor, but this style of play has been fully found out and unpicked, so unless we change it up, which we won’t under this manager, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble I reckon.

 

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Online Flag South Croydon 27 Jan 21 7.53am Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

And will be in the starting 11 for the next match ?

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 27 Jan 21 8.00am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Townsend is an honest player who is willing to put in the effort which of course Mr Hodgson admires but as an attacking threat he is not the player of old.
Alas he has been on the wane for some time, but he is just one of a host of players in this category and before our very eyes we are seeing the deterioration of players in the 'Twilight' of their careers.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 27 Jan 21 8.10am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Townsend is an honest player who is willing to put in the effort which of course Mr Hodgson admires but as an attacking threat he is not the player of old.
Alas he has been on the wane for some time, but he is just one of a host of players in this category and before our very eyes we are seeing the deterioration of players in the 'Twilight' of their careers.


Spot on Willo. It was pain to see last night. But as the post is about Townsend, time to bench him - Ayew achieved more in 10 minutes than Andros did in his 60.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 27 Jan 21 8.18am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


Spot on Willo. It was pain to see last night. But as the post is about Townsend, time to bench him - Ayew achieved more in 10 minutes than Andros did in his 60.

What I would assert is that Ayew was introduced into the fray when W.Ham were leading 3-1 and in little danger of being pegged back and perhaps concluded that the game was won.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 27 Jan 21 8.37am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

What I would assert is that Ayew was introduced into the fray when W.Ham were leading 3-1 and in little danger of being pegged back and perhaps concluded that the game was won.


Yes but Ayew got busy and tried to go for it. He was helped by having other attacking players working with him. He is better at keeping the ball than Andros.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 27 Jan 21 8.37am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

What I would assert is that Ayew was introduced into the fray when W.Ham were leading 3-1 and in little danger of being pegged back and perhaps concluded that the game was won.

Townsend’s performance was indefensible having given the ball away 20 plus times yet again. Ayew looked more assured on the ball when he came on and he retains possession far better than Townsend. To say he only looked better because West Ham were no longer trying is unfair on Ayew.

 

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