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Andros Townsend | Midfielder | #10

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170

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Andros Townsend thinks he’ll "definitely be fit for Saturday" after leaving Selhurst Park on crutches last night.
Townsend was back to his best on Monday as Crystal Palace swept a very poor Arsenal team aside to earn a much-needed victory and open up a six-point gap between them and Swansea who occupy the final relegation place. The former Tottenham and Newcastle winger was on hand to prod home Wilfred Zaha’s pass on 17 minutes to make it 1-nil while stand-in Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez brought down the 25-year-old to earn a penalty, which was converted by Milivojevic, sealing the win. But despite completing the full 90 minutes, Townsend left the ground on crutches, although he remains confident that he will be able to face Leicester City on Saturday: "I got a knock on my heel, so it's just precautionary to be on crutches," he said. "I think I'll definitely be fit for Saturday." Apr 11 - 4:17 PM

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Andros Townsend scored a goal (two shots on target) and recorded an assist in Crystal Palace's 4-1 win over Stoke City.

Andros Townsend was the driving force in a match dominated by Crystal Palace. Townsend made his first contribution by assisting on their second goal of the afternoon, a free-kick in 11th minute headed home by debutant James Tomkins, while scoring their fourth himself - a splendid finish into the bottom right corner in the 75th. The match also saw defender Scott Dann and midfielder James McArthur join in the scoring, as Palace claimed their first win of the season against Stoke City.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:43:00 AM

All of the promise and hope surrounding Crystal Palace's upcoming season hit a brick wall in the form of West Brom's stifling defense.

Crystal Palace took 14 shots and held 63 percent possession but couldn't find a way to break through at Selhurst Park against Tony Pulis' men in a 1-0 loss. Andros Townsend made his Premier League debut for the Eagles and was the club's most impressive player on the afternoon with six shots, but a lack of finishing highlighted their need for a top striker to lead their attack as they are considering raising their offers for Saido Berahino and Christian Benteke this summer. Meanwhile, Alan Pardew made the interesting decision to start Lee Chung-yong over Yannick Bolasie, who looks set for a move to Everton in the coming week.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 12:22:00 PM

The latest reports suggest Crystal Palace have triggered a release clause for Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend with the 24-year-old reportedly considering a move to Selhurst Park.

Townsend arrived at St. James’ Park in January for a fee believed to be in the region of £12million from Tottenham and was one of the few bright spots for a United side which dropped down to the second tier of English football. Scoring four times from 12 starts, Townsend created 26 chances and provided two assists – performances which almost earned him a place at Euro 2016. Earlier this month Townsend was said to have met with Rafa Benitez to discuss a new and improved deal, in return for the removal of his trigger clause, but his time Tyneside could now be coming to an end. The Guardian claim Palace are targeting up-to three players including Belgium and Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi after Marouane Chamakh and Emmanuel Adebayor were released.
Source: The Mag
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 03:40:00 AM

Liverpool is reportedly considering a summer move for Newcastle winger Andros Townsend as the club weighs up attacking options.

Manchester City has also been linked with a move for Townsend if they fail to land Schalke winger Leroy Sane or Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane this summer, both of which would command transfer fees around £40 million. But reports claim Townsend has a release clause of just £10.5 million following Newcastle's relegation, although the Magpies are desperate to keep the former Spurs winger after scoring four goals in 13 Premier League matches since arriving last winter in a £12million move.
Source: Telegraph
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 05:56:00 AM

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.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 12:01:00 PM

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
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 12:20:00 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
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 10:47:00 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.
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 02:37:00 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.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 06:06:00 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