Originally Posted by Cookie Monster
I've played football with both of them and you really wouldn't think either were Premier League class. It just shows if you really want something you, you can get that possibility. Andros has come and leaps and bounds, seeing him in games for Spurs and now for QPR, he has improved so much and I have no doubt it's the loans to lower league teams and just training with the likes of Modric, van der Vaart, Bale etc over the years.
Funny one with Jordan, past few years we have played football together, it would usually just be us and some friends doing a little kick a bout where we shoot at someone in goal, He'd go in goal and you'd score against him etc. you never once thought this guy is going to make it, or even this guy plays for Spurs if you didn't already know etc.
But I'm proud of both guys and hope they can find a reasonable level of success. With Townsend it's looking more likely already playing a few games for Spurs, being rated by AVB and now getting a loan deal he should have got last season. Archer is continuing to impress and was actually linked with a move to Arsenal last week.
One of mates is interestingly Andros' cousin and he wasn't sure he'd make it at Spurs, he did say that he needs a loan out to Premiership team to see if he has it at this level. He's definitely improved considerably considered him a bit too greedy with little end product but he's starting to become more of a team player. Fingers crossed that Townsend can make it at this level, we need adequate backup/competition for Lennon and Bale desperately. With Archer consistently loaning him out at a level above at a time could be really beneficial for his growth, going to be hard to ever get in the team with Lloris still being very young for a goalkeeper but you never know.