Andros Townsend Watch: better than Bale and Lennon, the Spurs legend made Arsenal buy Ozil
ANDROS Townsend Watch: the Spurs winger is being hailed as the greatest England prospect since…well, the last one. One match and he’s a superstar. In the Mail, Adrian Durham has more to say:
Does Andros Townsend really need a huge pay rise? Does he deserve one? He’s had a decent start to the season and very good game for England and now Spurs are apparently ready to hike up his wages.
I can only hope money doesn’t change him because he seems like a decent lad from a good family.
From a good family? Is Durham now a godly social worker?
One question remains though: Roy Hodgson said Townsend really caught his eye on loan at QPR last season. Makes you wonder doesn’t it? If AVB had more faith in Townsend and kept him at Tottenham, they might have made the top four. And Ozil would never have joined Arsenal. What a massive mistake.
Got that? AVB is a fool. QPR, managed by media darling Harry Redknapp, are enlightened and – gulp – Arsenal only bought Ozil because Townsend wasn’t at Spurs to pressure Gareth Bale (who he?).
And that would be Towsend for whom the loan industry has been so poor that on Spurs’ books he has played for: Yeovil, Leyton Orient, MK Dons, Ipswich, Watford, Millwall, Leeds, Birmingham and QPR. He was loaned to QPR having played for Spurs in the Premier League as an 88th minute substitute for the dynamic Aaron Lennon (currently injured), an 85th minute sub at Aston Villa for Bale; and a 72minute sub for Adebayor against Swansea.
AVB that mad fool then let him go, thus consigning Spurs to fifth place in the Premier League and enabling Arsenal to find £42m for the German.
Oh, and QPR. They were relegated. And with Andros Towsend in the side, who’d have believed it..?