Andros Townsend ‘Banished’ From Tottenham Squad After Altercation With Fitness Coach

Chris Wright

4th, November 2015



Huge news – well, huge-ish – on the Tottenham front going into Thursday night’s Europa League tie against Anderlecht with reports that Andros Townsend has been “banished” from the senior squad after scuffling with a member of Mauricio Pochettino’s back-room staff.

Townsend is said to have “shoved and argued” with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner on the White Hart Lane pitch during the warm-down after Monday night’s win over Aston Villa. The winger was an unused sub during the match itself.

It’s now emerged that Townsend has been dropped entirely for the Anderlecht match, as confirmed by Pochettino this afternoon:

He did not train with the group. He is not available to be selected.

It’s because of Monday. If you behave the wrong way you always need to pay.

Indeed, Townsend was conspicuous by his absence as the Spurs first team mob posed for an ensemble photo in support of Poppy Day at their training ground earlier this afternoon…


Photo: @SpursOfficial/Twitter

As of yet, there’s been no official word on how long Townsend has been ordered to stay away for, but we’re guessing he’ll come ambling back in good time once the football world loses interest and moves onto the next thing.

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  1. chris says:

    Would hedge a bet he was told to do fitness with the rest of the tam after the game and he complained what was the point after not being played.
    If my employer says can you put toner in the printer im not going to say “no im not because i didnt use it today”..
    Andros im assuming your paid over a grand a week. and you signed the contract… just do it. you aint making no England squad..tosser

  2. Lizard Creatureson says:

    I’m pretty sure he earns over a grand a week.

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