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Andros Townsend | Midfielder | #29

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 168

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Rafa Benitez celebrated his birthday by managing Newcastle United to their first win under his reign, defeating Swansea City 3-0.
What on earth is going on in Tyneside today? For the first time this season, Sunderland and Newcastle win in the same gameweek, as both fight for their top flight lives. While the result can partially be pinned on a mostly lifeless Swansea side, the Magpies deserve credit. Andros Townsend notched an assist when he delivered a corner kick that was headed home by Jamal Lasacelles on 41 minutes to take the lead. The Magpies intensified their attack when Aleksandar Mitrovic was subbed on in the final 20 minutes. His header created a loose ball that Moussa Sissoko stuck in the net for Newcastle's second goal then Mitrovic showed his strength in setting up Townsend for the final goal in the closing moments. Townsend is in cracking form right now and the defense didn't make any mistakes. It is still a tough task to stay up, but today's win should give them a real shot of confidence. Apr 16 - 12:01 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Newcastle United continue to sink into the relegation quicksand with another loss today, this time to Southampton, 3-1.

Make that one point over four games in charge for Rafa Benitez, who is probably double-checking the validity of the opt-out clause in his contract. The defense was horrible today, as they have been for the majority of the season. A shambolic defensive display by Steven Taylor allowed the Saints to score inside of four minutes. They failed to defend a counter attack on another goal and did nothing to stop a short corner kick developing into a third goal. Compounding things, both Taylor and Daryl Janmaat had to leave early with injuries, leaving Moussa Sissoko and Vurnon Anita as their fullbacks for much of the game. They showed a bit of life when it was too late as Townsend picked up a ball fed by Sissoko and took it on his left foot to strike a cracking goal. That moment will be all the club and its supporters can cling to though as relegation looks all but assured at the moment.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 9 - 12:20 PM

Andros Townsend missed out of Newcastle United's loss to Stoke City yesterday evening after picking up a knock and, with the quick turnaround for Week 29, is a doubt for the match against AFC Bournemouth.

The news of Townsend's injury was not revealed until just shortly before the Magpies team news was released yesterday, so only fantasy managers with the ability to adjust their rosters during the gameweek and had seen the news as it broke were able to make any adjustments. Yoan Gouffran was given the start instead, marking only his second league start of the season. Gouffran himself picked up a knock during the loss to Stoke and is currently injury flagged ahead of the weekend.
Source: Express
Mar 3 - 10:47 AM

Newcastle will be miserable after dropping a 5-1 decision at Stamford Bridge but at least Andros Townsend got his first goal for the club.

There really weren't many positives to take away from a wretched performance. The Magpies dropped into the relegation zone after Norwich picked up a point against West Ham. The ony bright spot was Townsend who has been good over his past two matches for his new club.
Feb 13 - 2:37 PM

Newcastle United have agreed to a fee of £12m for the transfer of Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur.

With less than a week left in the January window, it seem virtually all new transfers have gone the way of AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United. The Magpies look to have shored up the center of the park with Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey and have now added an outside threat in Townsend, who can play on either side of the wing and offers plenty of pace. Townsend was one of the odd men out for Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs this season, and had a row with the coaching staff that saw him frozen out for much of the campaign. Still, with a fresh start, he has much to offer and is still only 24 years of age. SPurs did well to collect £12m for a player no longer in their plans.
Jan 26 - 6:06 AM

A frustrating season came to a head for Andros Townsend after Tottenham's win over Aston Villa Monday night, when the wide midfielder got into a row with a member of the club's fitness staff.

This may spell the end of the line for Townsend with Spurs, as the club will likely look to move him in January after fining and banning him from the club for the in-house row. In a season where the likes of Nacer Chadli and Heung-min Son have been injured simultaneously and the play of Erik Lamela has been erratic, Townsend still could not manage to find playing time, making just three substitute appearances thus far. He is still relatively young and has shown to be an impactful player when given pitch time, such as the season when he was on loan to QPR, so there should be some interested parties in the winter transfer window.
Source: The Guardian
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 08:39:00 AM

With Nacer Chadli the latest casualty in Tottenham's injury-riddled midfield, the question is raised of who will line up along with Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela in the attacking three.

After Chadli went down and out ten minutes into the Liverpool match, Mauricio Pochettino called upon young Clinton N'Jie to enter the fray. N'Jie showed some flashes of promise but also periods of poor decision making in his first true test of league action, having been only making cameo appearances until now. The other wide option is seldom used Andros Townsend, who has seen just 67 minutes of pitch time to date. If he trains well enough to Pochettino's standards this week, we may see a rare start from Townsend. It is a winnable game against a sputtering AFC Bournemouth side and if Spurs want to get use out of Townsend other than simply pay his wages, this may be the weekend to do it. Heung-Min Son is thought to be ready to return the following week, though injury timetable for Tottenham this season have been off the mark more often than not.
Source: HITC Sport
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Andros Townsend, who has yet to make the Spurs squad this season, may take part in their Week 4 match with Everton according to Maurico Pochettino.

With news coming in tandem that Christian Eriksen has been ruled out of Week 4, Spurs may have an extra midfield option in Townsend if he looks sharp in training the next couple of days. Erik Lamela didn't seem to take advantage of Eriksen's absence in Week 3 and Townsend is certainly more dangerous out wide than a Moussa Dembele. Still, it sounds like it will be a matchday decision for Poch to even include Townsend in the squad, so he cannot be looked at as a fantasy option.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:55:00 AM

According to Tottenham's official Twitter feed, Andros Townsend is set to miss Spurs trip to Leicester City this weekend.

Townsend has yet to make the team sheet this season after having a shoulder issue hold him back heading into Week 1. Speculation this summer has talk of Townsend being on the outs of White Hart Lane. He doesn't appear to be in Maurico Pochettino's plans this season and therefore has no fantasy appeal at the moment. That could all change if he lands on the right club by the end of the summer window.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Andros Townsend is a doubt for week one after suffering a shoulder injury.

Townsend suffered the injury in a behind-closed-doors game but that may not really effect his value much. He's out of favor at Tottenham and probably wasn't going to start in week one regardless of his injury status. The injury could hurt his chances at moving to another team, but we don't know how likely that was in the first place. His former boss, Tim Sherwood, is interested in bringing him to Aston Villa, but we wouldn't touch him in fantasy until a move seems more likely.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 08:59:00 PM

Aston Villa are still chasing Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.

Townsend played under Tim Sherwood at Tottenham and the manager seems keen to bring him to Aston Villa despite a £15 million price tag. Townsend is also being pursued by Sunderland, Swansea, and Newcastle, so getting him might require a small bidding war. Townsend's fantasy value would be much higher at any of his suitors' clubs than it is at Tottenham as he's likely to get regular playing time at his new club. He will be an interesting fantasy player to follow this season.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 08:33:00 AM

Sunderland lead the way in the chase to snap up Tottenham and England winger Andros Townsend…

Sunderland are on the verge of making a move for Andros Townsend as they start the rebuild for next season. Manager Dick Advocaat has said they need six quality signings and 23-year-old Townsend would solve their left-sided problem – a position variously filled by Fabio Borini, Will Buckley, Conor Wickham and Jemain Defoe last season. And also provide an alternative to Adam Johnson whose legal case is ongoing. Despite starting just 22 matches for Spurs since joining the club as a trainee and spending loan spells at no less than nine clubs, Townsend has been a regular for England in the last couple of years. He is equally at home on either flank, has pace, a goal threat and will relish the chance to link up with former Tottenham team mate Defoe. Sunderland are likely to face competition though from Aston Villa, Swansea and local rivals Newcastle.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 05:12:00 AM

Andros Townsend's spectacular strike gave an experimental England line-up a creditable draw against Italy in Turin.

Saints' striker Graziano Pelle's first-half header gave Italy a deserved first half lead, but England were lifted by the introduction of several substitutes in the second half. Andros Townsend was one of them, and the winger capped a fine display with a rising 20-yard drive 11 minutes, while Ryan Mason made is debut and Kyle Walker came on at right-back. Harry Kane got his first international start and gave an energetic display upfront alongside Wayne Rooney as Roy Hogson's men left Turin with a 1-1 draw.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 06:32:00 AM

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend became the second England player within the last 24 hours to withdraw from the upcoming internationals against Slovenia and Scotland because of injury.

Townsend arrived at the England training camp on Monday and has failed to train with the main group following his enforced half-time substitution during Sundays’ Premier League defeat to Stoke at White Hart Lane because of an ankle problem. For many his inclusion came as a big surprise having failed to establish himself domestically this season – only 1 start & 154 minutes of play – but on the international stage Townsend has been a solid performer scoring on his last appearance for the Three Lions in October during the rout of San Marino. The Tottenham player will return to North London for further assessment although his ankle injury is only believed to be minor.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 08:04:00 AM

Southampton have had a bid for Andros Townsend rejected by Tottenham, according to Sky sources.

Sky Sports are reporting that Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has identified Townsend as a potential replacement for his England colleague Adam Lallana, but Spurs have dismissed an initial offer of £10million. Townsend made his first appearance for Spurs since a serious injury last season, coming off the bench for the final 20 minutes at West Ham on Saturday, and he impressed with some direct running and powerful shots at goal. If Southampton want to sign the winger they will need to up their offer, but Sky sources are suggesting Townsend would want to stay at White Hart Lane even if a bid was accepted by his current club.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:28:00 AM