VIDEO: This Andros Townsend Montage Will Excite Every Single Palace Fan

4 Posted by - July 2, 2016 - News, Video

Andros Townsend became Crystal Palace’s all-time record transfer when joining us on a five-year deal from Newcastle yesterday morning, and as I’m sure you’re already aware, he’ll bring a hell of a lot to the Palace side. 

This Andros Townsend montage will excite even the most pessimistic of Palace fans. He’s exactly what we like in SE25. 

Having been rescued from relative obscurity at Tottenham when Newcastle acquired his services during the January transfer window of last season, the pacey winger appeared to go on something of a one man mission to secure the Magpies’ Premier League status in the months that followed. 

Given a platform to perform that he was never afforded during his lengthy stay at White Hart Lane, the England international, spurred on by the inspired appointment of Rafa Benitez in the St James’ Park dugout, quickly worked his way into the hearts of Newcastle fans across the world with his direct and eye-catching performances in black and white. 

Indeed, one of his best moments in the North East came against his new employers, when, in a tight game towards the end of the season, his superbly flighted free-kick was enough to secure three potential massive points in the battle against the drop and ensure an even bigger spike in his general popularity on the banks of the river Tyne. 

The decision he has since made to leave Newcastle hasn’t been taken lightly, but having inserted a relegation release clause of £13 million into his contract when he first agreed to move north, the lure of an instant return to the top flight and with it a greater potential of recognition on the international stage, has proven to be strong enough to convince him that a move to Selhurst Park is in his best long-term interests. 

Geordies everywhere did their level best to convince him that a year of hard graft in the second tier would be worth it when promotion likely arrives in May of 2017, but for a man who has already spent a large chunk of his career waiting to be given the chance to dazzle on the big stage, a switch to a club who rely heavily on pace and width clearly made a great deal of sense to him and his representatives. 

If you have any nagging doubts over Townsend’s suitability to our side, the above video should put each and every one of them to bed quite quickly. His game is one which should in theory suit us perfectly, all that is left now is to see where Alan Pardew decides to use him in our starting XI. 

Enjoy. 

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5 Comments

  • Richard C July 2, 2016 - 9:07 am Reply

    Great signing, when he is on form I honestly can’t think of many better wingers. Should definitely have gone to the Euros. Bring on a top quality centre forward for our wide guys to hit and we will be flying…….Eagles!

  • Spiceboy July 2, 2016 - 9:46 am Reply

    I echo Richards sentiments a top draw signing. If truth be known not so keen on Tomkins an average defender at best top value 5-6 million. Would of been better off signing dunk & the young wolves kid for around 14 million the pair far better value for money. Bad transfer Pardew very bad.

  • Tommy July 2, 2016 - 11:06 am Reply

    You’ve got yourselves one hell of a player there lads and lasses, and I’m genuinely gutted he’s left, but he does deserve to be playing in a much higher standard of league to that of the championship.

    Really pleased that he’s gone to somewhere like Palace where the fans will appreciate what quality he has and get right behind him, but a little bit concerned for him that Pardew may nullify his attacking instinct.

    Having said that, along side his genuine skills and potent attacking threat, he’s actually a very hard worker that doesn’t shy away from the defensive side of the game.

    He should 100% have been at the euros as well, but fortunately for you lot he wasn’t , as a “bigger” club would have swooped in way before now.

    Good luck Andros, you absolutely did everything within your power to try and no keep us in the league. And good luck Palace, I really hope you push on next year and begin to truly cement yourselves in the Premier League for many years to come.

    • admin July 2, 2016 - 11:28 am Reply

      That’s a top comment Tommy, cheers.

  • Richard C July 2, 2016 - 2:03 pm Reply

    Wow Tommy, great post demonstrating an appreciation for players and other clubs alike. Wish there were a lot more fans around like you.

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