Andros Townsend - Leeds United

Discussion in 'Loanwatch' started by Spurrific, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. gp13tot

    gp13tot Well-Known Member

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    Think he'll make a more than acceptable back up to Bale if he can add composure and crossing ability to his dribbling and pace. Not surprised he had a good game, he is too good for the championship IMO and is not far off being a prem standard player. Hope he becomes established in the 25 next season and kicks on like Walker, and to a lesser extent Livermore
     
  2. Kalim

    Kalim Pakispur

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    Anydody got a link to a leeds forum, would be interesting to see what score he got.
     
  3. Spursidol

    Spursidol Well-Known Member

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    Comments from Leeds United forum:

    'impressive debut performance from Townsend'

    'So we defo need Townsend. Played a blinder from what I could hear'.

    'Townsend brilliant but selfish'

    'Townsend looks class, too good for us to keep once the loan is up!'

    'Townsend is a massive gain, a player in Gradel's mould - quick, brave, skillful and with a "healthy" dose of selfishness'

    ....'we didn't have much of a clue on what to do with the ball, apart from giving it to Townsend and hoping he makes something out of it'.

    http://www.lufctalk.com/forums/index.php?topic=4140&limit=5
     
  4. MrWoolley

    MrWoolley Moderator Staff

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    Great feedback. Lets just hope it can continue all season
     
  5. degoose

    degoose Well-Known Member

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    that last comment sounds just like what spurs were like when we signed lennon.
     
  6. Kingellesar

    Kingellesar Well-Known Member

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    I hope his form for them continues. Hopefully he will learn from his time there and come back and slot into the squad with us next season. We could be looking at Townsend and Caulker being added to the squad next season which would be a good boost, we could do with a winger and CB atm....shame these two are not quite ready to step up yet!
     
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  9. akie

    akie Member

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    Great comments on Townsend, can really see him Naughton and Caulker playing a part next season
     
  10. kitchen

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    I was talking to my mate who's a Crystal Palace fan and he said that in the last game, Townsend had the beating of their fullback Sean Scannell all day, hence Scanell ended up being sent off for two yellows (one yellow was for hacking down Townsend.) He also moaned that Townsend rolled around like a girl when he was fouled, to which I replied 'he'll probably make it at the top level then' :wink:

    We might have learnt more had Townsend been up against Nathaniel Clyne, but it seems that he's a dangerman in most matches he plays so far... I'm really encouraged by him. He has great pace and a sweet left foot. Can play on either wing, and with more experience, will improve his decision-making. Plus he's a die-hard Yid.

    There are some highlights of the Palace match here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQXuZ9hxRVA
     
  11. kitchen

    kitchen Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if he's ready for the premiership yet, but next season he should be. When a player is good enough to require being double marked, it's fair to say that they're a useful player to have. Nonetheless, learning to cope with that will no doubt make him a better player.

    When Lennon was our main dangerman, opponents used to double mark him out of games. Now we have both Lennon and Bale fit and they're interchanging positions, opponents can't afford to double up on both as it would leave too much space elsewhere. This, combined with Ade's hold-up-play is a big reason why we're doing so well this season IMO.
     
  12. brendanb50

    brendanb50 Well-Known Member

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    Great post, agree with all of that.
     
  13. Partizan

    Partizan Well-Known Member

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    2-2. 7 minutes of added time and Leeds score the winner in 90+9
     
  14. Marty

    Marty Throbbing member

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    Scored past David Button, who was in goal for Donny. Must've been a bit weird for them :lol:
     
  15. Dr Know

    Dr Know SC Supporter

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    On a seprate note, I'm quite happy Warnock is there now as I felt he did alot for Walker and could do the same again!!
     
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  17. AngerManagement

    AngerManagement Well-Known Member

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    Warnock's comments only really imply he is a little angry at Townsend for deciding to cut short his loan, not that he didn't like him previously or for personal/playing reasons.

    I can understand his frustration, its a player less he has at his disposal and the reason for it seems somewhat pathetic.

    Not being able to settle? he's only on loan for a short time for chirst sake and it was a decision made based on what would be best for his development as a player.

    Warnock seems to be suggesting the player decided to leave because he heard of Birmingham's interest and fancied that more, we shall see. Personally I am a little disappointed by the attitude that this suggest for a player to be cutting short spells for such reasons.
     
  18. BringBack_leGin

    BringBack_leGin I BELIEVE

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    I can understand him wanting to go to Brum instead, and I understand us wanting him there. Closer to London, better side where he'll have to try and get a place ahead of better players, fighting for automatic promotion, manager he knows (while at Leeds he's just had an unexpected change of manager). I think that him going to Brum is better for all concerned (except Leeds but fuck em).
     
  19. AngerManagement

    AngerManagement Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree, that is a better reason than if he just failed to settle, because the point of the loan should be for his development as a player.

    If he, we and his representatives have basically cancelled the move to send him on what is deemed a better one, I have no problem with that (at the end of the day this is what loans are, short term deals and we wouldn't be able to recall him without a clause)

    The only concern about attitude would be if his motives for leaving were based in any way on his failure to settle at the club or in the area.
     
  20. mattyspurs

    mattyspurs The blind man

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