TWEET: Andros Townsend’s Dad Takes Giant Dig At Alan Pardew

0 Posted by - November 30, 2017 - Daily Thoughts, News

The appointment of Alan Pardew as West Brom boss has set tongues wagging across the game, with Andros Townsend’s father all too happy to wade in on the debate over whether the former Palace gaffer deserves another shot in the Premier League.

Pardew was the man who sold Crystal Palace to Andros Townsend at the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season, only to completely strip the England winger of confidence during their few months together in SE25.

Having left Spurs for Newcastle and flourished on Tyneside despite the Magpies eventually falling through the relegation trap-door, Townsend decided to move back into the Premier League with Palace at the earliest opportunity, not realising that he and “Pards” would be unable to keep a working relationship going for more than a couple of months.

It’s easy to forget now but Andros was on the verge of leaving the club at the end of the January transfer window before Sam Allardyce arrived and kick-started his season in spectacular fashion. Having played a key role in a goal away at Watford and again off the bench away at Bournemouth at the end of January, Townsend was a player reborn under the former England boss, much to the joy of his father and Palace’s fans.

For the remainder of the campaign, Townsend, along with Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke worked wonders at the head of our side, helping to score the goals which kept us afloat in the Premier League and reminding everyone who had doubted Andros, just why Pardew had splashed out to prise him away from St James’ Park in the first place.

Whilst specific details surrounding the family’s obvious dislike of Alan have never been made public, tweets such as the one attached above leave no one in any doubt as to the general view of him from inside the Townsend household.

The fact that Palace travel to the Hawthorns this weekend is rather convenient for those who thrive on drama, with one or two players no doubt feeling they have a point to prove against their former boss. A penny for the winger’s thoughts heading into the game anyone?

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  • aljac November 30, 2017 - 8:41 am Reply

    Perhaps he should accept that his son didn’t do himself justice in that early period. Pardew had faith in him and gave him another chance in the prem. It didn’t work out but why publicly slate your sons ex manager, embarrassing for Palace and for his son.

  • tzcar November 30, 2017 - 9:34 am Reply

    listen,pardew distroyed the whole team when manager have u forgotten.2 dredfull performances against swansea in particular.townsend,maybe has,nt set the sky onfire.but every game this lad fight,s for the cause.offensively against brighton,he was lac king.but boy,did he put in a shift helping the defence out.i,d have him in the team week in/out giving his all.pity u can,t say that about players like puncheon.

  • Muddler November 30, 2017 - 11:15 am Reply

    Allegedly still a free country. He can say what he likes. Let’s hope Andros makes a point …. or three.

  • wrighty December 3, 2017 - 9:19 am Reply

    Gibbs had andros in his pocket all day yesterday. Is daddy going to tweet what a nasty man Kieran Gibbs is for not letting him play with the ball?
    He needs to man up and start playing.

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