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Title: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Jonesracing82 on October 09, 2015, 11:18:09 AM
SEN reporting we are keen on Townsend
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 09, 2015, 11:36:01 AM
SEN reporting we are keen on Townsend
Wonderworld... :shh
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 09, 2015, 11:37:18 AM
@theafloffseason: Richmond has reportedly set it's sights on snaring young GWS mid-fielder Jacob Townsend in the trade period which... http://t.co/KdAHUjbhRz

Thoughts / views?

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 09, 2015, 11:40:00 AM
@theafloffseason: Richmond has reportedly set it's sights on snaring young GWS mid-fielder Jacob Townsend in the trade period which... http://t.co/KdAHUjbhRz

Thoughts / views?
He'd be a great addition but hardly the "big fish" we're all hoping to land.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 09, 2015, 11:49:26 AM
@theafloffseason: Richmond has reportedly set it's sights on snaring young GWS mid-fielder Jacob Townsend in the trade period which... http://t.co/KdAHUjbhRz

Thoughts / views?
Would rather a kid called Jake "Billy" Barrett WP. Townsend not really doing much in the NEAFL but "Billy" is tearing it up there.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: scjhammo on October 09, 2015, 11:52:18 AM
@theafloffseason: Richmond has reportedly set it's sights on snaring young GWS mid-fielder Jacob Townsend in the trade period which... http://t.co/KdAHUjbhRz

Thoughts / views?
Gee the way its looking GWS wont have a team next year if all the reports are true
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 09, 2015, 12:59:17 PM
Richmond has reportedly set it's sights on snaring young GWS mid-fielder Jacob Townsend in the trade period which begins on Monday.

The Tigers appear to have missed out on Adam Treloar and Harley Bennell but are still a big chance to land Carlton's Chris Yarran.

"The Tigers are having a very significant crack at a young GWS boy by the name of Jacob Townsend, another one of these giants that seems to be expendable," Andy Maher has told SEN.

The 22-year-old has played 28 games for the Giants since making his debut in 2012, but managed only one game this season which saw him collect 22 possessions in the club's final match against Melbourne.

http://www.sen.com.au/news/10-15/richmond-chasing-giants-midfielder#rjDMxrlPhMO0KYT7.99

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: wayne on October 09, 2015, 01:30:05 PM
We got him!!

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/ghyy9md5addw0xtcpbjy.jpg)
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Francois Hackson on October 09, 2015, 01:30:47 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: mat073 on October 09, 2015, 02:46:11 PM
We got him!!

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/ghyy9md5addw0xtcpbjy.jpg)

He's a beaut - instant replacement for Maric right there . Nephew of Essendon and Hawthorn great Paul Samon  .
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 03:03:29 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Loui Tufga on October 09, 2015, 03:05:33 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 03:08:03 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......

Thought that when posting the message but not the same really. At 22 he would have shown something by now.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Loui Tufga on October 09, 2015, 03:12:04 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......


Thought that when posting the message but not the same really. At 22 he would have shown something by now.

Agree but is is hard to tell, so much talent up there you list don't know.
He's a good size and we may have a position other than an inside mid in mind.
As long as he's better than anyone currently in our botom 6 the I don't care


Edite to correct quote
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 03:15:19 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......

Agree but is is hard to tell, so much talent up there you list don't know.
He's a good size and we may have a position other than an inside mid in mind.
As long as he's better than anyone currently in our botom 6 the I don't care👍

Thought that when posting the message but not the same really. At 22 he would have shown something by now.

If he ends up like Miles then yes, but we dont need another whipping boy, I'm flat out now with Batch.. ;D
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 09, 2015, 03:15:47 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......

Thought that when posting the message but not the same really. At 22 he would have shown something by now.
He's not a big fish but think of it like this:

We'd probably get him for absolute peanuts, our 4th or 5th pick. He's probably far more likely than anything we'd grab at that spot in the draft this year.

Hard as nails, had a very solid '14. Admittedly isn't much chop, but was rated higher than Miles (they came from the same NSW academy), so ya never know :shh
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 03:36:45 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......

Thought that when posting the message but not the same really. At 22 he would have shown something by now.
He's not a big fish but think of it like this:

We'd probably get him for absolute peanuts, our 4th or 5th pick. He's probably far more likely than anything we'd grab at that spot in the draft this year.

Hard as nails, had a very solid '14. Admittedly isn't much chop, but was rated higher than Miles (they came from the same NSW academy), so ya never know :shh

For a 4th or 5th rounder I'm on board!

GET THIS KID.. ;D
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 09, 2015, 03:38:48 PM
LMAO
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 03:41:19 PM
LMAO

Why :huh
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 09, 2015, 04:08:21 PM
reflex action...
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 09, 2015, 04:08:55 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......


Thought that when posting the message but not the same really. At 22 he would have shown something by now.

Agree but is is hard to tell, so much talent up there you list don't know.
He's a good size and we may have a position other than an inside mid in mind.
As long as he's better than anyone currently in our botom 6 the I don't care



Agree, if he comes cheap say our 3rd round pick which for memory is in the late 40's but could end up early 50's then it's a punt worth taking

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: scjhammo on October 09, 2015, 04:43:52 PM
did play last game of year and get 22 touches probably put his currency up a bit... Tomilson the one from GWS id take as a backman .

Must remember how hard it is for blokes to get a game in GWS when they have about 40 kids trying for 15 spots  miles struggled know look at him they all need the chance go and get him tigers
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 09, 2015, 04:49:21 PM
did play last game of year and get 22 touches probably put his currency up a bit... Tomilson the one from GWS id take as a backman .

Must remember how hard it is for blokes to get a game in GWS when they have about 40 kids trying for 15 spots  miles struggled know look at him they all need the chance go and get him tigers
Exactly! I think the point with this kid is that he has plenty of potential, has proven he can play at the top level and we'd pick him up for absolute peanuts. Instead of being the 40th bloke in line for development he'd get Choco's ear whenever he needs. I would have absolutely no quams in snaring this guys, the risk v reward and its really a no brainer.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Jonesracing82 on October 09, 2015, 05:52:19 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

GWS have 15 1st rd picks in thier 2nds with a fully fit list, just think about that for a second...
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Andyy on October 09, 2015, 06:56:52 PM
claw will be happy
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: bojangles17 on October 09, 2015, 08:07:50 PM
Would be a pretty shrewd pick up by the Tigers , built like a Sherman tank , is a ball magnet , avg 22p a game this year. He s a yes for me  :shh, get him amongst some AA quality and watch him thrive  :clapping
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 09, 2015, 08:16:03 PM
#31. Jacob Townsend

(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jacob+Townsend+5LCNFYOcPTWm.jpg)

DOB:    20-06-1993
Height:    186 cm
Weight:    89 kg
Recruited From: Leeton-Whitton/NSW-ACT U18
Drafted: 2011 NSW-ACT zone selection (GWS GIANTS)
Debut:    2012


Games
2015    1
Career    28

Goals
2015    1
Career    4

2015 stats:
GWS vs Melbourne R23 -  22 disposals; 10 kicks; 12 handballs; 3 marks; 6 tackles; 4 free against; 1 goal)

Career stats: http://finalsiren.com/PlayerStats.asp?PlayerID=2208&SeasonID=ALL#ind


Summary

Riverina recruit Jacob Townsend made his AFL debut in Round 1, 2012 and played 11 games for the GIANTS in his first AFL season. Originally from Leeton, Townsend joined the GIANTS under the club’s zoning concessions and has been part of the club since its inauguration in 2010. Townsend was awarded the Coaches Award at the 2012 Kevin Sheedy Medal for his fearless attack on the footy.

2012 Preview:
A hard-nosed utility, Townsend is another latecomer to Australian Football who has a background in rugby union. Hailing from Leeton in southern NSW, he was another player selected in the AIS-AFL Academy and has a bright future.

2013 Preview:
Townsend made a tidy start to his AFL career, featuring in eight games over the first 10 weeks of the season. One of the club's better tacklers, a broken jaw interrupted his promising year before a groin injury ended it. But it was still another step forward for the former rugby union junior, who showed ability at both ends of the ground.

2014 Preview:
The tough youngster appeared in 11 games last season, adding to the 11 from his rookie campaign, as he continued his AFL development. A latecomer to the sport after playing rugby union as a junior in NSW, a calf issue interrupted his year before it was brought to a close by hip surgery.

2015 Preview:
A tough, hard-working midfielder, Townsend made further strides in 2014. Usually given a tagging role, he is a ferocious tackler, and averaged 7.5 a game in his eight senior appearances. Is still learning how to win his own ball to have a greater impact on games, but remains on track to become the hard nut most teams crave.



http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/player-profile/jacob-townsend#sthash.48ffQWbD.dpuf
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 08:26:05 PM
Would be a pretty shrewd pick up by the Tigers , built like a Sherman tank , is a ball magnet , avg 22p a game this year. He s a yes for me  :shh, get him amongst some AA quality and watch him thrive  :clapping

Averaged 22 p a game...WTF. That was the one game he played, the only game, the last game against the Dees...
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 09, 2015, 08:40:26 PM
http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/video/2014-04-12/highlight-townsend-the-wrecking-ball
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Andyy on October 09, 2015, 08:49:52 PM
I would take him if he's cheap, purely because of his physique and tackling ability. Same with that Brandt fella from WCE. Good size.

We need blokes to replace Tuck/Jackson, which we haven't done at all. Only thing close we've had is Thomas, and IMO he would have been far more serviceable than Griffiths and Conca in the EF.

Happy to get good players or pick up potential role-players for cheap. Doing something is better than nothing and if the draft is shallow this year all the better...
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: cub on October 09, 2015, 09:05:22 PM
Another I've never heard of FMD you dudes
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 09, 2015, 09:22:40 PM
If he can tackle and they stick, then he is worth looking at because we are the worst tackling side in the AFL
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 09:28:03 PM
If he can tackle and they stick, then he is worth looking at because we are the worst tackling side in the AFL

Yeah, but apparently that doesn't matter to some..bloody smashing tackle though :clapping
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: the claw on October 09, 2015, 09:48:59 PM
What the hell is he? 22 years old, been at GWS for 3 years and played one game this year.. :facepalm

Cant get a game at GWS and yet we are apparently a top 4 side and we are looking at this kid... :facepalm :facepalm

Miles......

Thought that when posting the message but not the same really. At 22 he would have shown something by now.
You realise Miles was close to  22 when we got him.  He hadnt done a real lot outside of the odd good game of afl up until then.
The only reason we got Miles was because  he could not dislodge one of the freakin hundreds of first round mids that GWS HAD.   It is no different with Townsend.
I have mentioned this kid on several threads and he is worth going after,  ffs it is worth  at the  least giviing him a go.

How many big hard at it ferocious tacklers do you see on our list, even if he fails he is a type we need to go after. What makes this even better is if he works out we get a decent player for przctically nothing and if he fails we have at the least tried do something towards correcting a hole in the list at little cost..
The last time i looked there were no big hard at it mids up for trade and certainly no big fish who want to come to us.
You know what maybe we should just do away with the draft and any sort of trades unless there is a big fish involved. eff ME DEAD.
Just one question have you even seen this kid play or how about even seen a highlkight reel, do you even know what role he plays.


edited to correct quote, hope I got it right
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 09, 2015, 09:52:54 PM
look...

that all makes heaps of sense, but....

he is not the big fish.

as such he does not satisfy the messiah complex.

nothing else matters
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 09, 2015, 10:08:06 PM
Hmmm... a big bodied inside mid who tackles a lot but doesn't get it much and has average disposal....well I hope we land him, as I'm looking forward to his two senior games a year in the forward pocket....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: the claw on October 09, 2015, 10:11:49 PM
look...

that all makes heaps of sense, but....

he is not the big fish.

as such he does not satisfy the messiah complex.

nothing else matters
It certainly seems that way with some.
Im wrapt we are looking at this kid. He not only has talent but he fills a list need. I couldnt care less if he ultimately fails b i think that will happen  he will offer a bit.
Title: Richmond shows interest in GWS midfielder Jacob Townsend (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on October 09, 2015, 10:27:15 PM
Richmond shows interest in GWS midfielder Jacob Townsend

    MICHAEL WARNER
    Herald Sun
    October 09, 2015 8:00PM


“We have always liked Jacob and have been tracking him for a couple of years and we feel he is a big-bodied, tough mid that we think can help us. He certainly fills a need," Tigers football boss Dan Richardson said on Friday.

“He’s obviously not a big name but we are more about needs than names. We’ve had some positive discussions.”

Townsend is out of contract and likely to cost the Tigers a third-round pick at next month’s draft.

http://www.themercury.com.au/afl-trades-2015-richmond-shows-interest-in-gws-midfielder-jacob-townsend/story-fnj3twbb-1227563687972
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 09, 2015, 10:54:14 PM
Snip! Stick to the topic about Townsend.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 09, 2015, 11:04:30 PM
He is our ………..



(http://www.riverart.net/southafrica/Little_fish_nadalian_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 09, 2015, 11:06:14 PM
lol at the snips
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: big tone on October 09, 2015, 11:10:08 PM
I know nothing about this kid but is he just another Nathan Gordon type?
To be totally honest from the little bit I have read about him, I think he is.
No real weapon by the sound of it. Tackling isn't even close to enough at this level.
"Big bodied mid" at 186cm he isn't big. Take a look at Cripps, Barlow, Mundy, Fyfe......

We need guys that are going to push players like Grigg, Houli, Chaplin, Hunt out of the side. Not players that might be simular to these types.

I'd rather take an unknown kid in the draft that potentially may become an upgrade of those "recycled" players I mention. They have all played a roll but it's time to upgrade everyone of them....and some.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 09, 2015, 11:14:45 PM
he wont upgrade on all of them, but maybe 9 or 10 of them?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on October 09, 2015, 11:19:57 PM
If he can tackle and they stick, then he is worth looking at because we are the worst tackling side in the AFL
x2
 :clapping
 :clapping :clapping
 :clapping :clapping :clapping
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on October 09, 2015, 11:23:41 PM
I know nothing about this kid but is he just another Nathan Gordon type?
To be totally honest from the little bit I have read about him, I think he is.
No real weapon by the sound of it. Tackling isn't even close to enough at this level.
"Big bodied mid" at 186cm he isn't big. Take a look at Cripps, Barlow, Mundy, Fyfe......

We need guys that are going to push players like Grigg, Houli, Chaplin, Hunt out of the side. Not players that might be simular to these types.

I'd rather take an unknown kid in the draft that potentially may become an upgrade of those "recycled" players I mention. They have all played a roll but it's time to upgrade everyone of them....and some.
And how good is FJ at getting the unknown kid with potential?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 09, 2015, 11:24:38 PM
just think about that statement
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 11:25:34 PM
just think about that statement

Yes.....do so please.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 09, 2015, 11:28:26 PM
seriously, just consider what is being said. surely i dont have to spell it out?

Oh, OK then, maybe i do.

If a kid is unknown, how much potential can he have?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 09, 2015, 11:32:35 PM
 :sleep :sleep :sleep...........I am very tired now, the RFC with their years of failure during the lead up to FA/Trade week have worn me down... :snidegrin
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on October 09, 2015, 11:32:58 PM
He is our ………..



(http://www.riverart.net/southafrica/Little_fish_nadalian_01.jpg)
:lol
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: tiga on October 10, 2015, 12:19:53 AM
Townsend is a gun. Watched him play quite a few games in the NEAFL this year. Averaged over 20 disposals and in his only game for the Giants this year, racked up 22.
He is a tough midfielder and a very capable tagger. Doesn't take any crap and ALWAYS goes hard at the footy. Would be a great pickup. Like Miles, has been starved of opportunities due to the Giants having so many high quality mids.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 10, 2015, 02:42:00 AM
He is our ………..



(http://www.riverart.net/southafrica/Little_fish_nadalian_01.jpg)

Thanks for that.

I'm still laughing.  :rollin
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 10, 2015, 02:43:14 AM
Need another 30 of him.

Get it done RFC.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: bojangles17 on October 10, 2015, 06:32:04 AM
Saw a highlights reel of this kid and he s a tackling machine , must be his rugby union background , get the deal done and out some work into how to use our r1 pick  :clapping
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: 1965 on October 10, 2015, 07:29:36 AM
Saw a highlights reel of this kid and he s a tackling machine , must be his rugby union background , get the deal done and out some work into how to use our r1 pick  :clapping

link?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Knighter on October 10, 2015, 07:30:28 AM
Plodder!

Pies get Treloar and Aish we get this guy. FMFD we are hopeless
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: lamington on October 10, 2015, 10:14:18 AM
if we get him on the cheap then sure get him into the side. But why are we going for these 'tough big bodied' types? we have a few of these types in the team already. what we need is a classy speedster that kicks goals. I thought the lack of firepower we have when lids goes down would mean we would need another classy goalkicker
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 10, 2015, 10:22:19 AM
if we get him on the cheap then sure get him into the side. But why are we going for these 'tough big bodied' types? we have a few of these types in the team already. what we need is a classy speedster that kicks goals. I thought the lack of firepower we have when lids goes down would mean we would need another classy goalkicker
Absolutely agree. We have one of the biggest bodied players in the AFL in Thomas and we hardly played him. What's with the club? When Thomas played he actually played well and got the pill. I'm not a fan of his, but if the club really felt we were deficient in that area, surely they would have played him in the final ahead of Conca or Griffiths, or at least played him a lot more!
This reeks of pushing the panic button as a result of one game - the elimination final. We lost that game because Maric got mauled and none of our stars turned up to play. The only guy with any outside run at all that day was McIntosh. I doubt a guy who cannot get a game with the GWS would have made the difference, as good an inside player as he might be.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Andyy on October 10, 2015, 12:15:26 PM
I know nothing about this kid but is he just another Nathan Gordon type?
To be totally honest from the little bit I have read about him, I think he is.
No real weapon by the sound of it. Tackling isn't even close to enough at this level.
"Big bodied mid" at 186cm he isn't big. Take a look at Cripps, Barlow, Mundy, Fyfe......

We need guys that are going to push players like Grigg, Houli, Chaplin, Hunt out of the side. Not players that might be simular to these types.

I'd rather take an unknown kid in the draft that potentially may become an upgrade of those "recycled" players I mention. They have all played a roll but it's time to upgrade everyone of them....and some.

Townsend 186/89
Cripps 193/90
Barlow 189/91
Mundy 192/89
Fyfe 190/85

He's a touch shorter than that bunch, but a very similar weight. So he's probably the same size or bigger if there's any difference due to being shorter.

We need blokes who will tackle and take the inside pressure off Cotchin. Have never seen anybody on our list tackle a bloke like Townsend did on Ryan Griffin. So if he's cheap he's worth a crack. Could be a hidden gem like Miles...

if we get him on the cheap then sure get him into the side. But why are we going for these 'tough big bodied' types? we have a few of these types in the team already. what we need is a classy speedster that kicks goals. I thought the lack of firepower we have when lids goes down would mean we would need another classy goalkicker

Who are these 'few' in the team already? Arnot - never really played inside mid. Thomas never really played but should have been. That's it?

Absolutely agree. We have one of the biggest bodied players in the AFL in Thomas and we hardly played him. What's with the club? When Thomas played he actually played well and got the pill. I'm not a fan of his, but if the club really felt we were deficient in that area, surely they would have played him in the final ahead of Conca or Griffiths, or at least played him a lot more!
This reeks of pushing the panic button as a result of one game - the elimination final. We lost that game because Maric got mauled and none of our stars turned up to play. The only guy with any outside run at all that day was McIntosh. I doubt a guy who cannot get a game with the GWS would have made the difference, as good an inside player as he might be.

Thomas is listed at 186/87. Smaller than Townsend. And by your own admission we should have played him in the EF - a sentiment I have also echoed recently.

Just remember Miles didn't get many games at GWS at all and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF. McIntosh tried too. If Townsend comes cheap and has the potential to be the next Miles why shouldn't we have a crack? God knows we need big bodies in the midfield. Look at the North mids - they smashed us due to their size. Higgins, Ziebell, Swallow, Cunnington etc. Bigger/tougher men.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Francois Hackson on October 10, 2015, 12:52:07 PM
who cares what his height is, if he can assist us in being a contender then his a good recruit.

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Chuck17 on October 10, 2015, 03:59:12 PM


Just remember Miles didn't get many games at GWS at all and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF. McIntosh tried too. If Townsend comes cheap and has the potential to be the next Miles why shouldn't we have a crack? God knows we need big bodies in the midfield. Look at the North mids - they smashed us due to their size. Higgins, Ziebell, Swallow, Cunnington etc. Bigger/tougher men.

Did you watch the game or do you have memory issues or just a pessimist set of glasses.  Miles and McIntosh only ? What about Riewoldt, Rance, Martin, Grimes.

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Andyy on October 10, 2015, 06:15:26 PM


Just remember Miles didn't get many games at GWS at all and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF. McIntosh tried too. If Townsend comes cheap and has the potential to be the next Miles why shouldn't we have a crack? God knows we need big bodies in the midfield. Look at the North mids - they smashed us due to their size. Higgins, Ziebell, Swallow, Cunnington etc. Bigger/tougher men.

Did you watch the game or do you have memory issues or just a pessimist set of glasses.  Miles and McIntosh only ? What about Riewoldt, Rance, Martin, Grimes.



Well I'm a 14 year member, drove to Adelaide last year, and went in 2013. I was at the game this year too, were you?

Perhaps I should have been clearer - I am talking about the midfield specifically. Rance was solid as usual. Jack played very well and tried very hard. Grimes put his body on the line but didn't have a huge impact. Martin are you serious? Was prominent early but faded and was basically ineffectual by the end of the game. Had a mammoth 21 touches and 62 fantasy points - 40 of which he had by quarter time? So you tell me who has memory issues if you think he stood up you're crazy.

We got smashed in the middle of the ground by Goldstein and the North mids. Miles stood up - nobody else really did...
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 10, 2015, 06:22:06 PM
Chuck, pay a bloodytention... :banghead
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 10, 2015, 06:23:50 PM


Just remember Miles didn't get many games at GWS at all and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF. McIntosh tried too. If Townsend comes cheap and has the potential to be the next Miles why shouldn't we have a crack? God knows we need big bodies in the midfield. Look at the North mids - they smashed us due to their size. Higgins, Ziebell, Swallow, Cunnington etc. Bigger/tougher men.

Did you watch the game or do you have memory issues or just a pessimist set of glasses.  Miles and McIntosh only ? What about Riewoldt, Rance, Martin, Grimes.



Well I'm a 14 year member, drove to Adelaide last year, and went in 2013. I was at the game this year too, were you?

Perhaps I should have been clearer - I am talking about the midfield specifically. Rance was solid as usual. Jack played very well and tried very hard. Grimes put his body on the line but didn't have a huge impact. Martin are you serious? Was prominent early but faded and was basically ineffectual by the end of the game. Had a mammoth 21 touches and 62 fantasy points - 40 of which he had by quarter time? So you tell me who has memory issues if you think he stood up you're crazy.

We got smashed in the middle of the ground by Goldstein and the North mids. Miles stood up - nobody else really did...

Sorry mate but ive been a member for x years, I drove really far etc. adds nothing to your argument

Miles is a star but that doesn't mean every gws plodder nobody will be too
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 10, 2015, 06:25:13 PM
yeah chucky. surely you have reading this forum long enough to know that what people say isnt what they mean?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 10, 2015, 06:30:00 PM
Martin got the ball ten times in the first quarter

Gained 500 meters, far more than any other Richmond player, almost equal Harvey

Richmond fans hve very high expectations of our stars. And allow the limp goats liberties
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Andyy on October 10, 2015, 06:36:23 PM
^ Then a further 11 disposals in the last 3 quarters.

Just making a point - yes I watch and go to the games. Martin didn't stand up.

And I'm talking about our midfield here, which is clear if people are following the discussion.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 10, 2015, 06:38:05 PM
it really only became clear after you specified the midfield
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Andyy on October 10, 2015, 06:41:24 PM
Absolutely agree. We have one of the biggest bodied players in the AFL in Thomas and we hardly played him. What's with the club? When Thomas played he actually played well and got the pill. I'm not a fan of his, but if the club really felt we were deficient in that area, surely they would have played him in the final ahead of Conca or Griffiths, or at least played him a lot more!
This reeks of pushing the panic button as a result of one game - the elimination final. We lost that game because Maric got mauled and none of our stars turned up to play. The only guy with any outside run at all that day was McIntosh. I doubt a guy who cannot get a game with the GWS would have made the difference, as good an inside player as he might be.

Thomas is listed at 186/87. Smaller than Townsend. And by your own admission we should have played him in the EF - a sentiment I have also echoed recently.

Just remember Miles didn't get many games at GWS at all and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF. McIntosh tried too. If Townsend comes cheap and has the potential to be the next Miles why shouldn't we have a crack? God knows we need big bodies in the midfield. Look at the North mids - they smashed us due to their size. Higgins, Ziebell, Swallow, Cunnington etc. Bigger/tougher men.

 Pull your head out. Clearly a midfield discussion...
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 10, 2015, 06:46:59 PM
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and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF

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and he was IMHO the only midfielder who really stood up in the EF

see the difference?

i think, deep down, you can

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Perhaps I should have been clearer

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Chuck17 on October 10, 2015, 09:03:55 PM


Just remember Miles didn't get many games at GWS at all and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF. McIntosh tried too. If Townsend comes cheap and has the potential to be the next Miles why shouldn't we have a crack? God knows we need big bodies in the midfield. Look at the North mids - they smashed us due to their size. Higgins, Ziebell, Swallow, Cunnington etc. Bigger/tougher men.

Did you watch the game or do you have memory issues or just a pessimist set of glasses.  Miles and McIntosh only ? What about Riewoldt, Rance, Martin, Grimes.



Well I'm a 14 year member, drove to Adelaide last year, and went in 2013. I was at the game this year too, were you?

Perhaps I should have been clearer - I am talking about the midfield specifically. Rance was solid as usual. Jack played very well and tried very hard. Grimes put his body on the line but didn't have a huge impact. Martin are you serious? Was prominent early but faded and was basically ineffectual by the end of the game. Had a mammoth 21 touches and 62 fantasy points - 40 of which he had by quarter time? So you tell me who has memory issues if you think he stood up you're crazy.

We got smashed in the middle of the ground by Goldstein and the North mids. Miles stood up - nobody else really did...

Yes you should have been clearer, thank you for acknowledging that.

Now that your argument is concise I agree with what you said Miles was the only midfielder who consistently stood up.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Chuck17 on October 10, 2015, 09:06:05 PM
Chuck, pay a bloodytention... :banghead

Sorry my bad I didn't have my cap of clear intention understanding on
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Chuck17 on October 10, 2015, 09:23:09 PM


Just remember Miles didn't get many games at GWS at all and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF. McIntosh tried too. If Townsend comes cheap and has the potential to be the next Miles why shouldn't we have a crack? God knows we need big bodies in the midfield. Look at the North mids - they smashed us due to their size. Higgins, Ziebell, Swallow, Cunnington etc. Bigger/tougher men.

Did you watch the game or do you have memory issues or just a pessimist set of glasses.  Miles and McIntosh only ? What about Riewoldt, Rance, Martin, Grimes.



Well I'm a 14 year member, drove to Adelaide last year, and went in 2013. I was at the game this year too, were you?

Perhaps I should have been clearer - I am talking about the midfield specifically. Rance was solid as usual. Jack played very well and tried very hard. Grimes put his body on the line but didn't have a huge impact. Martin are you serious? Was prominent early but faded and was basically ineffectual by the end of the game. Had a mammoth 21 touches and 62 fantasy points - 40 of which he had by quarter time? So you tell me who has memory issues if you think he stood up you're crazy.

We got smashed in the middle of the ground by Goldstein and the North mids. Miles stood up - nobody else really did...

Yes you should have been clearer, thank you for acknowledging that.

Now that your argument is concise I agree with what you said Miles was the only midfielder who consistently stood up.

PS congratulations on your 14 year membership, it adds considerable significant weight to your arguments
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Raoul Duke on October 10, 2015, 11:03:59 PM
How long until  young Jacob knocks us back for a better offer?
 :facepalm
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: the claw on October 10, 2015, 11:51:23 PM
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and he was IMHO the only bloke who really stood up in the EF

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and he was IMHO the only midfielder who really stood up in the EF

see the difference?

i think, deep down, you can

Quote
Perhaps I should have been clearer
And yet it did not take much of a leap to   clearly see he was talking about mids.

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 10, 2015, 11:59:38 PM
ok then
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: the claw on October 11, 2015, 12:11:28 AM
I know nothing about this kid but is he just another Nathan Gordon type?
To be totally honest from the little bit I have read about him, I think he is.
No real weapon by the sound of it. Tackling isn't even close to enough at this level.
"Big bodied mid" at 186cm he isn't big. Take a look at Cripps, Barlow, Mundy, Fyfe......

We need guys that are going to push players like Grigg, Houli, Chaplin, Hunt out of the side. Not players that might be simular to these types.

I'd rather take an unknown kid in the draft that potentially may become an upgrade of those "recycled" players I mention. They have all played a roll but it's time to upgrade everyone of them....and some.
We also need players who will compliment the likes of Cotchin and Miles. You wanty to keep going with Thomas and do absolutely nothing to upgrade on him  great.
Not sure why you would want to compare (a big bodied hard at it INSIDE mid who really can tackle, you would know that if you had seen him,)  with Grigg, Houli, Chaplin, and ffs Hunt.
Mate  186cm makes him a tallish medium sized player, at 89 kg combined with a height of 186cm  that makes him bloody  big bodied.

 At pick 50 odd in what is being touted as one of the weakest drafts in recent memory  he is more than worth us looking at him.  You really aren't saying you would rather take a punt on a kid are you. Akid who will probably take 2 or 3 yrs just to bulk up  ad another two years to iron out the weaknesses.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 11, 2015, 04:17:39 PM
From Inside Football ...

Jacob TOWNSEND

#31   GWS Giants
Age: 22yr 4mth    Games: 28    Born: Jun 20, 1993
Height: 187cm    Weight: 89kg    Position: MID


2015 Digest:   In and out of the senior team throughout 2014, he faces a big task to work his way up the depth chart and into the best 22.

2015 NAB Cup:   Put a line through him for Round 1 due to a foot injury suffered against Gold Coast.

2015 Season
1       Foot.    
2       Foot.    
3       Foot.    
4       Foot.    
5       Foot.    
6       Foot.    
7       Foot.    
8       Foot.    
9    NEAFL    Bye.    -
10    NEAFL    Chimed in with 26 disposals and four inside 50s.    -
11    NEAFL    Foot.    -
12    NEAFL    Foot.    -
13    NEAFL    Foot.    -
14    NEAFL    Back from suspension and played his part with 18 touches.    -
15    NEAFL    Did job in midfield with four inside 50s.    -
16    NEAFL    Played part without starring with 16 touches.    -
17    NEAFL    Strong game with 25 possessions and two goals in romp.    -
18    NEAFL    Good contributor for all four quarters in 15-goal win.    -
19    NEAFL    Attacked the ball strongly on way to 22 touches, 11 clearances.    -
20    NEAFL    Bye.    -
21    NEAFL    Attacked ball with ferocity. 23 touches, two goals.    -
22    NEAFL    Physically imposed himself with 13 tackles in defeat.    -
23    Melb    Made his presence felt physically and will have caught eye of opposition clubs.    6

2014 Season
1    PM    Did well early to help UWS gain the advantage.    -
2    StK    Went onto Hayes but not a big game and subbed off in third term.    3
3    Melb    Good signs including a huge mark in third term.    5
4    WB    Didn’t find much ball and his opponent had it on a string. Disappointing.    2
5    NEAFL    Bye.    -
6    NEAFL    Very impressive, 28 touches and eight inside 50s.    -
7    NEAFL    Won plenty of hard ball in the engine room.    -
8    NEAFL    Did some good things, four clearances and six inside 50s.    -
9    NEAFL    Bye.    -
10    Rich    Blanketed Cotchin early but the tiger started to get into after first break. OK.    6
11    Haw    Mixed it up in the middle and threw his weight around. Laid 11 tackles.    7
12    Ess    Had the main tag role on Watson and kept him within reasonable output early.    6
13    Bris    Subbed off in fourth quarter.    2
14    NEAFL    Bye.    -
15          
16    NEAFL    Brilliant game and should be recalled to seniors.    -
17    Frem    Didn’t get into the game at all and was disappointing. One inside-50.    3
18    NEAFL    Pushed his case for a recall with an impressive display.    -
19    NEAFL    Got through his return game OK.    -
20    NEAFL    In a couple of scuffles, went hard as usual.    -
21       Knee.    
22       Knee.    
23       Hamstring.    
QF    NEAFL    Impressed with a team-high 22 disposals.    -
SF       -    
PF       -    
GF       -    

2013 Season
1    NEAFL    Battled hard and did his bit when required.    -
2       Suspended.    
3    NEAFL    Super at the stoppages and tackled well.    -
4    Melb    Played a defensive forward role on Watts and was paid little respect.    6
5    NEAFL    Chipped in with three goals across half forward.    -
6    Ess    Quelled Watson and was a physical presence in the packs. Big future.    7
7    Adel    Looked to be tracking Dangerfield on ball early but quickly burnt off like others    3
8       Calf.    
9    NEAFL    Battled hard but wasn't unable to have a huge influence.    -
10    Carl    Sub. Came on at half time and aggressive at the man and the contest.    5
11    Geel    Did some tough stuff including bump on Stokes. Handy effort.    5
12    Port    Did a reasonable job on Hartlett until junk time when the Port star racked them up.    5
14    NM    Sub. Thrown in late third term and used as one of many loose men.    1
15    WB    Couldn’t get his hands on the ball or produce his usual defensive pressure.    3
16    NEAFL    Kicked two goals and was impressive with his defensive work.    -
17    NEAFL    Bye.    -
18       Rested.    
19       Injured.    
20       Rested.    
21       Rested.    
22       Hip.    
23       Hip.    
QF          
SF          
PF          
GF          

2012 Season
1    Syd    Real hard nut who will carve a niche.    4
2    NM    Didn’t get much of it.    3
3    WCE    Tackled hard but gave away a few silly frees.    4
4    Adel    Tough ex-rugby league player pushed his weight around when introduced.    4
5    WB    Kept Murphy in check for most of the day.    6
7    GCS    Just fearless at the opposition’s body, rewarded with a bullocking goal.    5
9    Ess    Late inclusion for Folau, tackled hard but that was about it.    3
10    Geel    Tagged Selwood pretty well until copped injury and subbed out at half time.    3
16    NEAFL    Attacked the ball hard in first game back from injury.    -
17    Frem    The sub. Didn’t get a lot of ground time.    2
18    Coll    The ball rarely came his way on the half-forward flank.    2
19    Port    Fairly quiet off halfback, but did have 100% disposal efficiency.    3

http://www.aflplayerratings.com.au/Ratings/Player/116372/Jacob-TOWNSEND
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 11, 2015, 04:22:07 PM
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http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/trade-free-agency-open-discussion.1114612/page-64#post-41447514
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 11, 2015, 05:06:57 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 11, 2015, 05:17:08 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.

Will fit right in at Tigerland.. :snidegrin
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 11, 2015, 05:19:29 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.

Will fit right in at Tigerland.. :snidegrin
Good replacement for knights.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 11, 2015, 06:36:00 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.

Will fit right in at Tigerland.. :snidegrin
Good replacement for knights.

Just a good fit, we love trying to manage injured players all year for no return and making them long term injuries. We have always done it, well before Knights or is your memory rose coloured as well.. :snidegrin :snidegrin
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 11, 2015, 06:42:34 PM
Heard he likes to throw a lot of windmills but his best trick is a smashing a guitar over his opponent's head.....



Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 11, 2015, 06:52:39 PM
Heard he likes to throw a lot of windmills but his best trick is a smashing a guitar over his opponent's head.....
:lol but he sure plays a mean pinball.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on October 11, 2015, 07:57:02 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.

Will fit right in at Tigerland.. :snidegrin
Good replacement for knights.

Just a good fit, we love trying to manage injured players all year for no return and making them long term injuries. We have always done it, well before Knights or is your memory rose coloured as well.. :snidegrin :snidegrin
You're the same guy whinging about trolling a few months ago right?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: 🏅Dooks on October 11, 2015, 08:07:53 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.

Will fit right in at Tigerland.. :snidegrin

Can shack up with Conca and sleep top to tail in his single bed
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 11, 2015, 08:41:16 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.

Will fit right in at Tigerland.. :snidegrin
Good replacement for knights.

Just a good fit, we love trying to manage injured players all year for no return and making them long term injuries. We have always done it, well before Knights or is your memory rose coloured as well.. :snidegrin :snidegrin
You're the same guy whinging about trolling a few months ago right?

Perhaps you should go have a lay down.....on a couch... :snidegrin
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 11, 2015, 08:42:23 PM
Seems to be injured or suspended a fair bit.

Will fit right in at Tigerland.. :snidegrin

Can shack up with Conca and sleep top to tail in his single bed

Yeah and then get brought out in September for a game... ;D
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: lamington on October 11, 2015, 11:18:10 PM


if we get him on the cheap then sure get him into the side. But why are we going for these 'tough big bodied' types? we have a few of these types in the team already. what we need is a classy speedster that kicks goals. I thought the lack of firepower we have when lids goes down would mean we would need another classy goalkicker

Who are these 'few' in the team already? Arnot - never really played inside mid. Thomas never really played but should have been. That's it?


sorry for late reply, weekend beekeeping. My point is that we have Thomas and Arnot in the sidelines. If a big bodied type is needed why not develop Arnot say 2 years ago? Or play Thomas more regularly? Or use Martin as a battering ram like the early part of his career. I don't think the tigers are too bad at the stoppages. but jesus sometimes I think our spread and run is beyond average.

I am not against picking this guy up on the cheap but I think the club really needs to look for fast/classy mids who can push forward to compliment Riewoldt, Lids, and Lennon.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 11, 2015, 11:29:27 PM


if we get him on the cheap then sure get him into the side. But why are we going for these 'tough big bodied' types? we have a few of these types in the team already. what we need is a classy speedster that kicks goals. I thought the lack of firepower we have when lids goes down would mean we would need another classy goalkicker

Who are these 'few' in the team already? Arnot - never really played inside mid. Thomas never really played but should have been. That's it?


sorry for late reply, weekend beekeeping. My point is that we have Thomas and Arnot in the sidelines. If a big bodied type is needed why not develop Arnot say 2 years ago? Or play Thomas more regularly? Or use Martin as a battering ram like the early part of his career. I don't think the tigers are too bad at the stoppages. but jesus sometimes I think our spread and run is beyond average.

I am not against picking this guy up on the cheap but I think the club really needs to look for fast/classy mids who can push forward to compliment Riewoldt, Lids, and Lennon.
Although I agree with you, it's a bit of a chicken and egg argument. Did the fact that we were being killed on the inside in the elimination final lead to lack of run on the outside? There's no doubt we did get beaten in both areas. This is common for us (and for others). That is to say we really drop off in the run and spread area when we get beaten on the inside.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 11, 2015, 11:36:10 PM
Why not play as Arnot inside mid bit forward?

#crazyshyte
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 12, 2015, 02:31:53 AM
Yep....we delisted Arnot...and now we're chasing another Arnot.....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 12, 2015, 11:16:19 AM
SEN just said that although Townsend is a delisted free agent, he'll be traded by GWS to Richmond for a late pick. Likely done today.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Jonesracing82 on October 12, 2015, 12:05:18 PM
if he's delisted we no longer need to trade, can get him as DFA
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: the claw on October 12, 2015, 10:30:41 PM
if he's delisted we no longer need to trade, can get him as DFA
so could someone else.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 12, 2015, 10:31:20 PM
up ya bum...
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: the claw on October 12, 2015, 10:45:22 PM
Yep....we delisted Arnot...and now we're chasing another Arnot.....
We delisted Arnot because he was total shyte. Geez the love for the dud is amazing. You probably haven't even seen Townsend play yet he is already tried judged and executed.
Having seen a little of both, Townsend is a far better prospect than Arnot ever has been or will be.
Seems you would rather hang onto known Hacks and not try anything new.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 13, 2015, 06:46:12 AM
 And grigg ain't total shye?

Got me buggered
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: 🏅Dooks on October 13, 2015, 07:02:51 AM
Yep....we delisted Arnot...and now we're chasing another Arnot.....
We delisted Arnot because he was total shyte. Geez the love for the dud is amazing. You probably haven't even seen Townsend play yet he is already tried judged and executed.
Having seen a little of both, Townsend is a far better prospect than Arnot ever has been or will be.
Seems you would rather hang onto known Hacks and not try anything new.

Claw can you explain in your view how and why Townsend is better?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 13, 2015, 01:38:20 PM
Because he doesn't currently play for Richmond....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 13, 2015, 09:26:35 PM
From Twitter

@AFLTrade: According to reports, Richmond and GWS have agreed on a trade to see Jacob Townsend go from Giants to Tigers. #AFL #AFLTrade

@AFLTrade: @AFLTrade However, Richmond will wait for a trade to be completed with Carlton for Chris Yarran before completing the trade for Townsend.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Petey on October 13, 2015, 09:29:07 PM
Who does Townsend play for?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: mightytiges on October 13, 2015, 09:30:24 PM
Who does Townsend play for?
The Who.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 13, 2015, 09:31:13 PM
But he won't be the "Substitute "
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 13, 2015, 09:32:31 PM
Who does Townsend play for?
Woodrow?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Petey on October 13, 2015, 09:32:52 PM
Who does Townsend play for?
The Who.
Bass?

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: mightytiges on October 13, 2015, 09:33:24 PM
From Twitter

@AFLTrade: According to reports, Richmond and GWS have agreed on a trade to see Jacob Townsend go from Giants to Tigers. #AFL #AFLTrade

@AFLTrade: @AFLTrade However, Richmond will wait for a trade to be completed with Carlton for Chris Yarran before completing the trade for Townsend.
Sounds like we want a late (3rd round?) pick from the Blues and then pass it on to GWS.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: tiga on October 13, 2015, 09:35:53 PM
Who does Townsend play for?
The Who.
Bass?
Ahh so he's the "Big Fish"

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: mightytiges on October 13, 2015, 09:40:14 PM
Who does Townsend play for?
The Who.
Bass?
Lead guitar.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 13, 2015, 09:44:53 PM
He can see for Miles out here on the field, they look pretty good together. Here comes the new Arnot, same as the old Arnot....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 13, 2015, 10:06:31 PM
He can see for Miles out here on the field, they look pretty good together. Here comes the new Arnot, same as the old Arnot....

You better, you better, you bet
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: bojangles17 on October 13, 2015, 10:09:23 PM
Just sign townso up, could be anything his kid  :shh
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 13, 2015, 10:12:00 PM
Just sign townso up, could be anything his kid  :shh
Whoa! :shh
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: tiga on October 13, 2015, 10:46:25 PM
He can see for Miles out here on the field, they look pretty good together. Here comes the new Arnot, same as the old Arnot....

You better, you better, you bet
Who are you???  ;D
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on October 13, 2015, 10:48:20 PM
He can see for Miles out here on the field, they look pretty good together. Here comes the new Arnot, same as the old Arnot....

You better, you better, you bet

GWS fast becoming a teenage wasteland.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 14, 2015, 10:05:57 AM
AFL.com.au understands the Tigers will send a later-round selection to the Giants, but that pick will be determined by a potential swap of picks between the Tigers and the Blues in the Yarran deal.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-10-13/trade-wrap-yarran-stalemate-high-price-on-hawk-kanga-in-demand
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 14, 2015, 11:56:08 AM
He can see for Miles out here on the field, they look pretty good together. Here comes the new Arnot, same as the old Arnot....

You better, you better, you bet

GWS fast becoming a teenage wasteland.

they got 700 first round draft picks

they are only allowed to play 21 per game

it was always going to happen

last year, the reserve side was winning games by 10+ goals with a crap load of high draft picks in it
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 14, 2015, 12:40:27 PM
What Who song are those lyrics from? Must be an outttake from Quadrophenia....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 14, 2015, 12:53:03 PM
He's clearly not part of My Generation

Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 14, 2015, 12:59:40 PM
Just hope we don't get fooled again....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: eliminator on October 14, 2015, 01:07:28 PM
He's clearly not part of My Generation

a substitute?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: mat073 on October 14, 2015, 01:09:51 PM
We desperately need another " big bodied " Ranga midfielder to fill the void made by the departure of Jet Jackson .

Townsend is the man to fill that void.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 14, 2015, 01:31:44 PM
I would hope he's better than Hackson....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: camboon on October 14, 2015, 08:07:07 PM
I hear he hits the packs like a pinball wizard
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Gigantor on October 14, 2015, 08:17:30 PM
for gods sake..hes a boy ,hes a boy but his mom wont admit it
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 14, 2015, 08:23:16 PM
So what are his skills like? Never mind hitting the packs hard, bloody hell, it's not all about that. Look at Morris, he hits everything hard, gets around the ground like a mobile windmill doing very little other than taking himself out.

We need someone with skills, who can hit up targets, kick a goal when needed and actually contribute.

We don't need another broken arrow.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 14, 2015, 08:25:18 PM
So what are his skills like? Never mind hitting the packs hard, bloody hell, it's not all about that. Look at Morris, he hits everything hard, gets around the ground like a mobile windmill doing very little other than taking himself out.

We need someone with skills, who can hit up targets, kick a goal when needed and actually contribute.

We don't need another broken arrow.
Well they think a late draft pick will do the deal, that should answer your question in part.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 14, 2015, 08:25:58 PM
for gods sake..hes a boy ,hes a boy but his mom wont admit it

And let's not forget

The simple things you see are all complicated
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 14, 2015, 08:27:36 PM
 :sleep
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 14, 2015, 08:36:05 PM
So what are his skills like? Never mind hitting the packs hard, bloody hell, it's not all about that. Look at Morris, he hits everything hard, gets around the ground like a mobile windmill doing very little other than taking himself out.

We need someone with skills, who can hit up targets, kick a goal when needed and actually contribute.

We don't need another broken arrow.
Well they think a late draft pick will do the deal, that should answer your question in part.

That answers stuff all, your response was a poor attempt at baiting.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 14, 2015, 08:38:39 PM
So what are his skills like? Never mind hitting the packs hard, bloody hell, it's not all about that. Look at Morris, he hits everything hard, gets around the ground like a mobile windmill doing very little other than taking himself out.

We need someone with skills, who can hit up targets, kick a goal when needed and actually contribute.

We don't need another broken arrow.
Well they think a late draft pick will do the deal, that should answer your question in part.

That answers stuff all, your response was a poor attempt at baiting.

hes saying chances are, hes a rubbish kick
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 14, 2015, 08:41:05 PM
So what are his skills like? Never mind hitting the packs hard, bloody hell, it's not all about that. Look at Morris, he hits everything hard, gets around the ground like a mobile windmill doing very little other than taking himself out.

We need someone with skills, who can hit up targets, kick a goal when needed and actually contribute.

We don't need another broken arrow.
Well they think a late draft pick will do the deal, that should answer your question in part.

That answers stuff all, your response was a poor attempt at baiting.

Would think tiga's view hold some weight here seeing tiga's watched him live a fair bit. tiga rates him, so that to me as he's worth a shot
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 14, 2015, 08:44:21 PM
So what are his skills like? Never mind hitting the packs hard, bloody hell, it's not all about that. Look at Morris, he hits everything hard, gets around the ground like a mobile windmill doing very little other than taking himself out.

We need someone with skills, who can hit up targets, kick a goal when needed and actually contribute.

We don't need another broken arrow.
Well they think a late draft pick will do the deal, that should answer your question in part.

That answers stuff all, your response was a poor attempt at baiting.

Would think tiga's view hold some weight here seeing tiga's watched him live a fair bit. tiga rates him, so that to me as he's worth a shot

Why does he rate him though? Because he crashes packs? What attributes does he have that will be value adding come round 1?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 14, 2015, 08:45:27 PM
What attributes does he have that will be value adding come round 1?

the max brothers can continue to write the who lyrics

should be barrels of fun
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 14, 2015, 08:59:53 PM
Just wondering, if this kid is any good then why are people predicting a late pick getting the trade done?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: camboon on October 14, 2015, 09:02:19 PM
Who who I really want to know
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 14, 2015, 09:04:56 PM
the max brothers can continue to write the who lyrics

should be barrels of fun
yeah, bjork or radiohead's "my dog just died" type would be more appropriate
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 14, 2015, 09:07:17 PM
 :gotigers

I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation
Come on Barbie, let's go party!
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 14, 2015, 09:08:35 PM
 :clapping
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 14, 2015, 09:12:35 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 14, 2015, 09:14:43 PM
I'm just trying to work out who the "Max Brothers" are   :-\
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 14, 2015, 09:15:58 PM
like the marx brothers but not funny
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 14, 2015, 09:17:39 PM
like the marx brothers but not funny
sharp reply :lol
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Penelope on October 14, 2015, 09:19:50 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Smokey on October 15, 2015, 02:45:28 PM
:gotigers

I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation
Come on Barbie, let's go party!


First post I've seen from Bents without grammatical or spelling errors!!   :congrats

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 15, 2015, 02:50:22 PM
:gotigers

I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere
Imagination, life is your creation
Come on Barbie, let's go party!


First post I've seen from Bents without grammatical or spelling errors!!   :congrats

 ;D ;D

The italic font indicates he cut and pasted it..... :shh
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Smokey on October 15, 2015, 06:27:12 PM
Really?

 :sarcasm2
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 15, 2015, 07:58:02 PM
A deal to send Greater Western Sydney midfielder Jacob Townsend to Punt Rd for a third or fourth-round pick is expected to be sealed tomorrow.

Townsend, 22, has played just 28 games in four seasons at the Giants but was targeted by the Tigers for his ferocious tackling and inside grunt.

Source: Herald-Sun website (http://www.themercury.com.au/afl-trades-2015-ben-lennon-signs-new-contract-with-richmond/story-fnj3twbb-1227570586393)
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Gigantor on October 15, 2015, 08:00:58 PM
no mention of his great song writing?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Andyy on October 15, 2015, 10:58:27 PM
Ready to welcome the kid. Hope he's another Miles!
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: one-eyed on October 15, 2015, 11:40:07 PM
Ready to welcome the kid. Hope he's another Miles!
So does the Club ...


Richmond, likewise, expects a deal for young Greater Western Sydney inside midfielder Jacob Townsend is not far away, with the Tigers preparing to hand over one of their later picks.

“I know people out there who would probably be asking who’s Jacob Townsend. I think he’s probably a player like Anthony Miles,” Richardson said.

“We’ve been watching GWS clearly quite closely over the last few years – not only their AFL team, but also their NEAFL team.

“Look, we’ve made no secrets that we think a big-bodied, strong, powerful midfielder, with a bit of aggression, is somebody that ticks a real need for us.

“Sometimes out there, supporters, for sure, would say we want a bigger name than Jacob Townsend. But we tend to recruit more on need than name.

“We think that Jacob will provide the sort of midfield grunt that we need a little bit more of – in particular, to support the likes of Cotchin and these guys around the footy.”


http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-10-15/tigers-right-in-the-hunt-for-yarran
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Diocletian on October 15, 2015, 11:43:27 PM
We also need some better footballers....bigger names are bigger names because they're better footballers....ergo we also need some bigger names....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: JP Tiger on October 15, 2015, 11:58:41 PM
I just want to see him smash his guitar & trash the hotel room on the way out  ...  ;D   :bow   :clapping
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: mightytiges on October 16, 2015, 12:32:29 AM
I can see for Miles

















that Townsend will be a welcome addition to our inside midfield brigade.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: tiga on October 16, 2015, 09:29:26 AM
As I said before, watched this kid play live a fair bit over the past 4 years. Has shown constant improvement. He is as tough as Miles but taller with more pace. Was swallowed up by high draft picks constantly coming into the club. When you have Ward, Treloar, Shiel, Greene, Griffin & Coniglio in front of you, its pretty hard to crack the 1's. Miles as we know was also a victim of this.
Had a foot injury which kept him out footy for the first half of 2015 but he got straight back into it in the NEAFL and became a tackling machine. I have no doubt he would be a regular starter for us in 2016 if we land him.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 16, 2015, 09:46:32 AM
As I said before, watched this kid play live a fair bit over the past 4 years. Has shown constant improvement. He is as tough as Miles but taller with more pace. Was swallowed up by high draft picks constantly coming into the club. When you have Ward, Treloar, Shiel, Greene, Griffin & Coniglio in front of you, its pretty hard to crack the 1's. Miles as we know was also a victim of this.
Had a foot injury which kept him out footy for the first half of 2015 but he got straight back into it in the NEAFL and became a tackling machine. I have no doubt he would be a regular starter for us in 2016 if we land him.

Especially if we can pick him up for doughnuts. 4th rounder for this kid and we're laughing all the way to the draft.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 16, 2015, 10:55:22 AM
I'm warming to this guy now, must play round 1 though. Will also push Morris out of the team which makes me satisfied that this is a good deal.

Now a replacement for Batch... :snidegrin
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 16, 2015, 10:56:27 AM
Calm down

What about Thomas?
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WA Tiger on October 16, 2015, 11:08:54 AM
Calm down

What about Thomas?

Him too.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Stalin on October 16, 2015, 11:11:41 AM
Calm down

What about Thomas?

Him too.

Miles struggled to get past Thomas in the 'Lord Hardwick Rankings'

whats to townsend would get a fair shot? Arnot? Helbig?  :whistle
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 16, 2015, 12:20:22 PM
Calm down

What about Thomas?

Him too.

Miles struggled to get past Thomas in the 'Lord Hardwick Rankings'

whats to townsend would get a fair shot? Arnot? Helbig?  :whistle
I hope Hardwick has learnt his lesson....
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: The Mole on October 16, 2015, 12:21:30 PM
Looks like Jacob Townsend trade to the Tigers is imminent. Richmond & GWS meeting now to finalise details
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 16, 2015, 12:23:28 PM
Yes fromhttp://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-10-16/live-whos-on-the-move-on-day-five-of-trade-period

Via Twitter

Jen Phelan (Witham)@AFL_JenPhelan

Looks like Jacob Townsend trade to the Tigers is imminent. Richmond & GWS meeting now to finalise details #TradePeriod
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 16, 2015, 12:27:01 PM
Yes fromhttp://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-10-16/live-whos-on-the-move-on-day-five-of-trade-period

Via Twitter

Jen Phelan (Witham)@AFL_JenPhelan

Looks like Jacob Townsend trade to the Tigers is imminent. Richmond & GWS meeting now to finalise details #TradePeriod
:thumbsup

Looks like the Yarran deal must be close as well.
Title: Re: Tigers interested in Giants' Jacob Townsend
Post by: scjhammo on October 16, 2015, 12:33:09 PM
tough inside  mid will be good another mid will allow the tigers to have a small crumming forward in dusty and dids I believe they will play more forward this year and possibky put vlaustin in mid with yarran of half back flank
Title: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: The Mole on October 16, 2015, 12:41:28 PM
confirmed deal done  welcome to tigerland
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: The Mole on October 16, 2015, 12:51:21 PM
For a late 3rd round pick
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 16, 2015, 12:59:17 PM
Now all you need is for one of dimmers darlings to Aquire a long term injury,
So that some talent can get a shot!!

Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 16, 2015, 01:13:02 PM
Done and only cost us a 4th rounder

Townsend a Tiger
richmondfc.com.au
16 October 2015 12:44 PM
 
Richmond has secured a trade for young Greater Western Sydney midfielder Jacob Townsend, on a two-year contract.

The Tigers have swapped their fourth round selection (currently pick 70) in the 2015 National Draft, for Townsend and the Giants’ seventh round selection.

Townsend, a strongly-built (186cm, 89kg), tough, inside midfielder, played 28 games in four years with the GWS.

Full article  http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-10-16/townsend-a-tiger
.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: TigerMonk on October 16, 2015, 01:23:20 PM
Just what the team needs is a player like this. He will be the Jackson / Tuck role as a support  to the midefield. Good trade, l reckon a job well done.

 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 16, 2015, 01:29:21 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: cub on October 16, 2015, 01:30:02 PM
Simon or Pete?
Have no idea about this bloke, but geez ewes are easily pleased aye  :huh
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: WA Tiger on October 16, 2015, 01:43:36 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: scjhammo on October 16, 2015, 01:46:43 PM
for a 4th round pick ud take it he played 14 games in the neafl last year and was amongst the best about 7 times so clearly can play his last game for gws was against Melbourne yeah I no Melbourne who by the way we haven't beaten in the last 2 bloody years got 22 touches so lets hope he can prove gws wrong...
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 16, 2015, 01:53:00 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.

Oops think you missed the :sarcasm2
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 16, 2015, 02:04:23 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.

Oops think you missed the :sarcasm2
Sarcasm, the LOWEST form.of humor... :rollin
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 16, 2015, 02:05:28 PM
Thanks WP.
I do need to grow up though
welcome to Tigerland Jacob, good deal 4th round pick for a miles mark 2 would be a great result. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: WA Tiger on October 16, 2015, 02:11:57 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.

Oops think you missed the :sarcasm2

I got it, hence my response.... :snidegrin
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 16, 2015, 02:12:32 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.

Oops think you missed the :sarcasm2
Sarcasm, the LOWEST form.of humor... :rollin
ohhhhh! Good comeback! :lol
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Penelope on October 16, 2015, 02:13:21 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.

Oops think you missed the :sarcasm2
Sarcasm, the LOWEST form.of humor... :rollin

how's the view way up there?
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Stalin on October 16, 2015, 02:15:03 PM
wit
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on October 16, 2015, 02:17:09 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.

Oops think you missed the :sarcasm2

I got it, hence my response.... :snidegrin
:lol at those ( who throw tantrums each time another club recruits a player) whom label posters as RCGG  telling others  to grow up when they post.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: one-eyed on October 16, 2015, 02:43:44 PM
Back to the topic, ppl.


Townsend highlights: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2015-10-16/townsend-highlights


Townsend is a strongly-built (186cm, 89kg), tough, inside midfielder, played 28 games in four years with the GWS.

The Tigers and Giants met on Friday at AFL House to finalise the trade, which has gone through for the current pick No.70.

Richmond also receives the Giants' pick No.120 as part of the deal.

He joins the Tigers on a two-year contract.

“A big-bodied midfielder is something we consider is a real need for us,” said Richmond’s General Manager of Football,” Dan Richardson.

“We think that Jacob will provide the sort of midfield grunt that we need some more of, and he will provide good support in the midfield.

“We’ve been watching GWS clearly quite closely over the last few years – not only their AFL team, but also their NEAFL team.

“We recruited Anthony Miles from the Giants a couple of years ago, and we are confident Jacob will make the same sort of impact Anthony has had over the last two seasons.”

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-10-16/tigers-give-giants-fourthround-pick-for-midfielder-jacob-townsend

Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on October 16, 2015, 02:50:03 PM
Looking forward to see how that pick 120 goes
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: one-eyed on October 16, 2015, 02:51:12 PM
Looking forward to see how that pick 120 goes
Probably be used to promote Lambert to the senior list.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: JVT on October 16, 2015, 02:55:27 PM
Not convinced on his skill level/decision making with the ball, but definitely tackles well based off that footage.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Dougeytherichmondfan on October 16, 2015, 02:59:28 PM
Its not Treloar :banghead

Grow up.

This is a very good dal, for a 4th round pick we really have nothing to lose out of this deal!!

Welcome to the club Jacob.

Oops think you missed the :sarcasm2
Sarcasm, the LOWEST form.of humor... :rollin

how's the view way up there?
I think you missed the joke  ;D
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: one-eyed on October 16, 2015, 03:05:06 PM
Get to know: New Tiger Jacob Townsend

Adam Curley 
afl.com.au
October 16, 2015 1:36 PM


(http://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL%20Tenant/Media/Images/338202-tlsnewsportrait.jpg)

Name: Jacob Townsend

Height: 186cm

Weight: 89kg

Age: 22

Games: 28

Goals: 4

Drafted: Greater Western Sydney, 2011, NSW/ACT zone selection

2015 trade: Involved in a swap with Richmond in which the Tigers gave up their fourth round selection (currently pick 70) in exchange for Townsend and the Giants' seventh round selection (currently 120).

What the 2015 AFL Season Guide said:
"A tough, hard-working midfielder, Townsend made further strides in 2014. Usually given a tagging role, he is a ferocious tackler and averaged 7.5 per game in his eight senior appearances. Is still learning how to win his own ball to have a greater impact on games, but remains on track to become the hard nut most teams crave."

Where will he play? Townsend is an inside midfielder who could fit in well at Richmond and has the ability to pick up possessions while also shutting down a dangerous opponent.

State league form:
A pre-season foot injury ruined the first half of Townsend's season and a bout of concussion late in the year limited him to 10 games in the NEAFL. He was consistently among the best players but found opportunities at senior level difficult.

Best AFL performance: Townsend picked up 22 possessions and kicked a goal in the Giants' round 23 loss to Melbourne this season, which was his only senior game for the year.

Why Greater Western Sydney traded him: The pick acquired for losing Townsend – who isn't in their best 22 – allows the Giants greater flexibility in this year's draft.

What is he good at? Townsend works hard and has a fearless attack on the footy. He can be a valuable run-with player, with his tackling a standout.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-10-16/get-to-know-jacob-townsend
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: mat073 on October 16, 2015, 03:13:20 PM
That's a nice little highlights video.

Tackling was quite impressive - looks like they hurt.

Excited to see how this kid goes.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: WA Tiger on October 16, 2015, 03:29:09 PM
Yes, if he can do that in the centre and turn the ball over regularly it will definitely help. Will also help the tag on Cotchin, probably why we got him.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: JP Tiger on October 16, 2015, 04:31:42 PM
... and they couldn't prevent Jack from being happy ...    ;D 
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Raoul Duke on October 16, 2015, 04:39:21 PM
I really like the way this guy goes balls & all in on his tackles, probably have to wait his turn though as Morris will probably get a gig as a defensive pressure midfielder.

 :highclap
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: MintOnLamb on October 16, 2015, 04:50:54 PM
Good luck to him, I notice a bit of Ranga in there, hope he's better than Steve O'Dwyer, PLUS hope the PB gets a go and doesn't sit in the Maggos for 3 years.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Andyy on October 16, 2015, 04:51:10 PM
Welcome to the team kid! Fingers crossed you're the next Miles! And why shouldn't you be? Clearly going to be a few of these guys at GWS and maybe GC who can't get a game.

Now it's time to play Thomas too, and I mean that genuinely.

Miles, Thomas and Townsend all inside mids.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: tiga on October 16, 2015, 05:20:45 PM
Great pickup for a 4th Rounder. Welcome to the RFC Jake!  :clapping
This kid will not let us down.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: TigerLand on October 16, 2015, 05:37:25 PM
Will be a good squad player and decent deal. He can certainly tackle, thanks to his rugby background. We love a steal from GWS.

My issue is that thats all we have done in the past decade just recruit squad players. Even with FA. Miles is an exception but we got pretty lucky there.

If we keep continuing to recruit players in our 15th - 30th picked player rank how long do we have to do this for top 4?
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Penelope on October 16, 2015, 05:40:20 PM
id guess 90 - 100 years
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: TigerLand on October 16, 2015, 05:41:43 PM
Phew, was thinking longer
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Penelope on October 16, 2015, 05:43:46 PM
see, things aren't always as bad as they seem
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Chuck17 on October 16, 2015, 06:23:55 PM
Will be a good squad player and decent deal. He can certainly tackle, thanks to his rugby background. We love a steal from GWS.

My issue is that thats all we have done in the past decade just recruit squad players. Even with FA. Miles is an exception but we got pretty lucky there.

If we keep continuing to recruit players in our 15th - 30th picked player rank how long do we have to do this for top 4?

Was Miles luck?
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: bojangles17 on October 16, 2015, 06:55:05 PM
Welcome to tigerland townso   :clapping pretty shrewd pick up by the Tigers , adds some brute strength to the contest , I wouldn't wanna meet him in a dark alley  :shh
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Willy on October 16, 2015, 08:47:24 PM
http://win-cdn220-is-3.se.bponlinewoc2264.ngcdn.telstra.com/PlatformRelease/649/346/FS_WBD_GRIFFIN_TACKLED_Q3_RD04.transfer_S_1103736357__905189.mp4

Can tackle.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Diocletian on October 16, 2015, 08:49:31 PM
Softwick will soon coach that out of him...
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: JP Tiger on October 16, 2015, 10:21:58 PM
:o   Vlastuin's bigger & meaner evil twin?   :clapping

Hurry up & bounce the ball!    :gotigers
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on October 17, 2015, 12:34:09 AM
He's already our best tackler.  :clapping :clapping
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: one-eyed on October 17, 2015, 05:08:49 AM
Champion Data’s Jacob Wilson joined Fox Footy’s Market Watch podcast to provide all of the latest information on the players traded on Friday.

JACOB TOWNSEND

GWS youngster Jacob Townsend joined Richmond along with pick 120 in a deal that saw pick 70 head to the Giants.

The 22-year-old only managed one game in 2015, but Wilson provided some of his statistics from the NEAFL that would have undoubtedly attracted the Tigers.

“He’s an inside midfielder, so hopefully he can come in and fix the Tigers’ midfield,” Wilson said.

“In 2014, the Tigers were the third best stoppage team. Last season, they dropped down to 11th.

“They’re bringing in a guy who is a really strong tackler and a really strong clearance player.

“He averaged six clearances and six tackles (per game) in the NEAFL and in 2014 — from his eight games in the AFL — he averaged 7.5 tackles per game.

“Hopefully he can come in and be that big body they need to supplement their midfielders.”

http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-premiership/afl-trades-the-best-qualities-of-jed-anderson-jacob-townsend-curtly-hampton-dawson-simpson/story-e6frf3e3-1227571964469
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: WA Tiger on October 19, 2015, 08:10:04 PM
Nick name will be the smashing machine, named after Mark Kerr.....the original MMA Smashing Machine... ;D
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Petey on October 19, 2015, 08:22:29 PM
is this dude the new Adam Thomilf Thomson?
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Diocletian on October 19, 2015, 08:25:14 PM
Nick name will be the smashing machine, named after Mark Kerr.....the original MMA Smashing Machine... ;D

Hopefully he'll smash his brother Wayne Kerr aka Boomer.....
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: one-eyed on October 20, 2015, 02:55:38 PM
Player manager Winston Rous has already helped seal a move for another Giant this Trade Period, with tough inside midfielder Jacob Townsend and pick 120 going to Richmond in exchange for pick 70.

"It's a very good opportunity for Jacob … they identified him a fair way out," Rous said.

"Probably their best season of late was maybe 2013 when Dan Jackson won their best and fairest. Probably since that time they've maybe lacked a bit of grunt on the inside, that real enforcer-type role.

"Jacob through his 20 games of AFL football is something he's really shown, he's really aggressive, a strong tackler and he'll give Cotchin and the likes a chop out."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-10-20/blues-move-closer-to-securing-four-giants-in-one-swoop
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Stalin on October 21, 2015, 02:55:08 AM
Should get a medal if he puts grigg in the twos
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: one-eyed on October 21, 2015, 10:43:26 AM
Who won the Townsend trade?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Source: SportsFan
Author: Ben Hocking



The big question

One of the least visible trades done so far this exchange period involves the move of Jacob Townsend from GWS to Richmond in exchange for the Tigers' fourth-round draft pick (currently pick No.70). The Tigers are no strangers to spotting unwanted GWS talent, having picked up Giants discard Anthony Miles in the 2013 draft. They obviously haven't paid a high price for Townsend, but have they got another success story or have they bought a list-clogger?

Giants win

This is a difficult one to spin. Townsend only played one game for the Giants this year and the club was genuinely trying to find him a new club so that he could continue his career, rather than being cut and disappear into obscurity. It is the sort of list management that holds you in good stead with players and player managers, who can see you care about their welfare, rather than picking players up, using them and throwing them on the scrap heap when they are no longer required. It is hard to see the Giants even using pick No.70 in this year's draft.

Tigers win

The Tigers are the kings of recycling unwanted talent. Miles, Bachar Houli, Ivan Maric, Shaun Grigg, Troy Chaplin and Taylor Hunt can all attest to that. In Townsend they have picked up a player they clearly think will add something to their list for next to nothing, and avoided another club potentially poaching him in the draft (assuming the Giants were planning on cutting him loose). The Tigers managed to finish inside the eight with a game-plan that didn't require a great deal of tackling last season, but having a player prepared to put his head over the ball and make his opponents accountable is something the Tigers lack, and Townsend will at least add something different in that regard.

Our verdict

Townsend is the real winner here, getting to continue his career with a club looking to play in its fourth straight finals series, rather than having to wait anxiously to see if any of the other clubs would take a punt on him in the draft. Richmond have done well to pick up for practically nothing a player that targets an area they are deficient in, but these trades that involve finding players new clubs so they can continue their careers elsewhere ensure that virtually everyone is a winner.

http://www.sportsfan.com.au/who-won-the-townsend-trade/tabid/91/newsid/178343/default.aspx?cid=SF_LOWDOWN_AFL_article_whowonthetownsendtrade_211015
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: one-eyed on October 22, 2015, 11:34:40 PM
Dan Richardson on Thursday said of Townsend: “I’m sure fans out there may think that we’d like a bigger name than Jacob Townsend ... but he’s a tough inside midfielder and apart from being a good player himself, I’m sure he’ll help out other midfielders like Trent Cotchin.

“He’s a clearance player and kicks goals from clearances.”

http://www.themercury.com.au/afl-trades-2015-richmond-carlton-complete-chris-yarran-deal-30-minutes-before-deadline/story-fnj3twbb-1227579020391

Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 23, 2015, 12:21:15 AM
Taylor hunt??
Grigg?
Chaplin?
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on October 23, 2015, 06:02:19 AM

“He’s a clearance player and kicks goals from clearances.”

http://www.themercury.com.au/afl-trades-2015-richmond-carlton-complete-chris-yarran-deal-30-minutes-before-deadline/story-fnj3twbb-1227579020391

Ermm......see this is what poos me is spin statements like above which paint an incorrect picture .

in his career Townsend has only kicked 4 goals from 28 games. They might have happened mostly from clearances but it hardly can be relied on as a key attribute of the player if he's only done it a few times and averages 1 goal per 7 games

http://m.gwsgiants.com.au/player-profile/jacob-townsend
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Penelope on October 23, 2015, 09:33:17 AM

“He’s a clearance player and kicks goals from clearances.”

http://www.themercury.com.au/afl-trades-2015-richmond-carlton-complete-chris-yarran-deal-30-minutes-before-deadline/story-fnj3twbb-1227579020391

Ermm......see this is what poos me is spin statements like above which paint an incorrect picture .

in his career Townsend has only kicked 4 goals from 28 games. They might have happened mostly from clearances but it hardly can be relied on as a key attribute of the player if he's only done it a few times and averages 1 goal per 7 games

http://m.gwsgiants.com.au/player-profile/jacob-townsend
he did kick 11 in the NEAFL though,










for the last season.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [update]
Post by: Stalin on October 23, 2015, 09:44:48 AM
   really had Ainslie & Eastlake shaking in their boots
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: one-eyed on October 26, 2015, 11:11:41 PM
First pick of Townsend in a Tiger guernsey  :thumbsup.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSO5BGSUEAAk2DG.jpg)
https://twitter.com/stu68christie
https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: mat073 on October 26, 2015, 11:31:05 PM
Looks like Jamie Tape ( may he rest in peace )
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: one-eyed on October 27, 2015, 12:20:17 PM
Townsend's first interview on the RFC website ...

VIDEO: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2015-10-27/townsend-the-tiger


* I think there’s a better opportunity for me to play more senior football here. As everyone knows, there’s a fair bit of top-end talent up there at the GWS. And, talking to Anthony Miles, he’s enjoyed his time here. He was playing some pretty good footy up there (at GWS) but at each club some players just don’t get the opportunity that they would like or they probably deserve. He thought his career was up but he went off and got really fit and then the Tigers gave him a chance. And, he took that with both hands and finished top four in the B & F in his second year. It’s probably also credit to the Tigers themselves. It shows that if you get put into a club, with the correct training environment and standards, then anyone can come out and play how he’s played the last two years. So, I’m really happy to be here at the Tigers.

* Playing style is nothing too fancy. I’m not that quick or can’t jump that high, so I just like to go out there and try my best. I like to put a tackle on here and there. That’s basically what you can expect coming from me. I’ve spoken to a few of the Richmond coaches and they’ve said bring what you bring every week. Go out there and play your role for the team, whether that’s tagging someone or playing normal footy. Helping out Trent Cotchin as well because he obviously gets tagged a fair bit, being the superstar that he is. That’s basically what they told me my job was for the team.

* I can’t wait to get started and stuck into training. It’ll be good. Get out there on the training track and get taught a fair few things off some of the boys here.

Full article: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2015-10-27/townsend-tracking-miles
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: Stalin on October 27, 2015, 12:46:50 PM
Looks like Jamie Tape ( may he rest in peace )

Rip

I liked him
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 27, 2015, 07:43:03 PM
Nickname: the enforcer......
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: JP Tiger on October 27, 2015, 07:44:44 PM
How bout 'Tommy'?    :-\
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 27, 2015, 08:18:39 PM
"I think there’s a better opportunity for me to play more senior football here. As everyone knows, there’s a fair bit of top-end talent up there at the GWS."

Hahahaha. The kid is honest.

"And, talking to Anthony Miles, he’s enjoyed his time here. He was playing some pretty good footy up there (at GWS) but at each club some players just don’t go"

What's that, Jacob?
Some blokes don't get a go??
Yes......we know all about it at the RFC.
Ask your mate, Miles.
He was fortunate enough to be selected when Damian's boy list was decimated.
 Welcome ! 
*laughs to self*
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: Stalin on October 27, 2015, 08:21:20 PM
grigg and chappy thinking 'think guys an idiot'
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 27, 2015, 08:25:37 PM
First pick of Townsend in a Tiger guernsey  :thumbsup.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSO5BGSUEAAk2DG.jpg)
https://twitter.com/stu68christie
https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC

Pfffft.

I could shoulder that little prick into tomorrow.
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 27, 2015, 08:36:40 PM
First pick of Townsend in a Tiger guernsey  :thumbsup.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSO5BGSUEAAk2DG.jpg)
https://twitter.com/stu68christie
https://twitter.com/Richmond_FC

Pfffft.

I could shoulder that little prick into tomorrow.
How many kilos are you now Ox?......
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 27, 2015, 08:45:36 PM
310
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: taztiger4 on October 27, 2015, 08:46:32 PM
310

cool, you've lost some then :)
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 27, 2015, 08:47:18 PM
Lost 90
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on October 27, 2015, 08:54:43 PM
Lost 90
:clapping
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 27, 2015, 10:26:41 PM
Lost 90
:clapping

 ;D
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: Stalin on October 27, 2015, 10:29:13 PM
Beefcake

BEEFCAKE
Title: Re: Tigers secure Jacob Townsend [official]
Post by: (•))(©™ on October 27, 2015, 10:32:38 PM
Potato cake.....mmmmmmmm
Title: Jacob Townsend targets AFL season-opener for Richmond debut (Daily Advertiser)
Post by: one-eyed on December 04, 2015, 10:39:53 PM
Leeton's Jacob Townsend targets AFL season-opener for Richmond debut

By Peter Doherty
Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga)
Dec. 1, 2015


There’s 3000km and three months between Richmond’s pre-season training camp in Palm Cove, Queensland, and the start of the AFL season at the MCG in March.

But they’re two key points in Jacob Townsend’s mission to make the most of an opportunity at the Tigers.

An ankle injury has limited the former Leeton footballer’s training since he was traded by GWS, but he’ll be ready to throw himself into it in a couple of weeks.

“It’s been a bit frustrating coming to a new club and you want to make a pretty good impression the way you attack the pre-season, but it’s been pushed back a bit,” Townsend said.

Townsend has renewed an association with former Giants assistant, Mark Williams, who’s on the Tigers’ coaching staff and was on the phone as soon as the trade was confirmed.

“I’ve sat down with him and we put together some pre-season targets to hit,” Townsend said.

“Hopefully I can achieve those and be there for the first pre-season game (against Fremantle in Mandurah, WA, on February 18).

“Hopefully I can play some good footy in the pre-season and the goal is to play the first round against Carlton.”
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Townsend played 28 AFL games in four seasons with the Giants but was becoming starved of opportunity.

The switch has been good for his confidence.

“When a club says there’s a contract for you, they’re obviously keen,” he said.

“And they’ve shown in the past, the Tigers, that they recruit players that fit their team well and they think can play in their side in certain positions.”

Richmond made it clear they were after an inside midfielder and Townsend’s role will be to win contested ball, lay tackles and help out players like Trent Cotchin.

“I just want to work on my hand-balling in tight and my clearance work… and in the AFL games I’ve played, I’ve been a bit inconsistent so I’ll try to improve there.”

The 22-year old has sound advice for the latest crop of Riverina rookies.

“Be patient, bide your time and when it comes, make the most of it – there’s always someone the following year getting drafted,” he said.

http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/3530294/tiger-aims-high/?cs=2375
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 17, 2016, 11:21:10 PM
Astbury's view of Jacob Townsend:

We had an intra-club match last Friday and he really showcased why we brought him to the football club. He was extraordinary.  He went forward and he hit the scoreboard. He’s an absolute brute and he really bullied some of our young midfielders. He really showed us why we’re looking forward to him playing in 2016.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-02-17/a-tale-of-three-new-tigers
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on February 17, 2016, 11:25:22 PM
Good to have a little prick on board
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on February 17, 2016, 11:32:31 PM
If he simply just does the job we bought him in to do, he could turn out be our most important recruit in years.... :shh


Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Willy on February 18, 2016, 11:55:42 AM
Yep, looks like he tries to hurt blokes when he tackles them which I likey very much.

 Hopefully he becomes an enforcer for us -  the type of player who makes those around him play better.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on February 18, 2016, 12:39:01 PM
Well there is no better team to test him against then a full strength Freo.

Any of the players that stand out in this game should go on with it..
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: mat073 on February 18, 2016, 01:03:12 PM
Of all our newbies - I'm probably most excited about this bloke. Can't wait to see how he goes in the NAB challenge.

Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on February 18, 2016, 06:11:11 PM
He's certainly rather agricultural and i have modest expectations but he does seem to kick goals which i like as a mid.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Stalin on February 18, 2016, 07:43:21 PM
It he can make griggster play Vfl

 :bow :bow :bow
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on February 18, 2016, 08:22:19 PM
He's certainly rather agricultural and i have modest expectations but he does seem to kick goals which i like as a mid.

He was brought in to add concrete, not silk....
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on February 19, 2016, 09:08:16 PM
Bleeding from the ear. So how do we think he went?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on February 19, 2016, 09:24:12 PM
Bleeding from the ear. So how do we think he went?

By all accounts he is a bleeder
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on February 19, 2016, 09:49:31 PM
Only had 11 possies (6 contested, D.E. 72% ) but had an equal high 7 tackles for us.

I'd like to see how Townsend goes when we have our full midfield contingent playing and we can judge him properly. He's been brought in an extra hardnut around the ball to protect and help out Cotch and Miles.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Lozza on February 19, 2016, 10:13:16 PM
Certainly doesn't take a backward step and no doubt will help Cotch and Co. but the coaching staff need to provide some guidance re his stand-over style as giving away stupid free kicks via brain explosions can be momentum killers, Jacko was a master and there was nothing more frustrating to watch.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on February 19, 2016, 10:41:45 PM
Only had 11 possies (6 contested, D.E. 72% ) but had an equal high 7 tackles for us.

I'd like to see how Townsend goes when we have our full midfield contingent playing and we can judge him properly. He's been brought in an extra hardnut around the ball to protect and help out Cotch and Miles.
Miles doesn't need any help..... :whistle
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on February 20, 2016, 12:00:58 AM
He might be a type of player we need, but is anyone convinced he's actually any good?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on February 20, 2016, 09:42:53 PM
Thought he just went , will get more chances to prove himself, would need to lift a cog or two to break into the team, interested to see how Moore goes by comparison .....Markov and costagna caught my eye more 
Title: Protecting Cotchin from tags is new Tiger Townsend's aim (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on February 27, 2016, 03:29:01 PM
Protecting Cotchin from tags is new Tiger Townsend's aim

AFL.com.au
February 27, 2016


HARD-bodied Richmond recruit Jacob Townsend says he is committed to helping Trent Cotchin break tags this season and giving his new captain more freedom to win the ball. 

Cotchin's average disposals have dropped the past three seasons from a career-high 27.5 in 2012, when he finished equal runner-up in the Brownlow Medal behind Jobe Watson.

The skipper was shattered after being held to just nine possessions in last year's elimination final against North Melbourne, with Ben Jacobs tagging him out of the match.   

Townsend, who played 28 games in four seasons with Greater Western Sydney, was targeted by Richmond in last year's trade period to fill an inside midfield role and take some pressure off Cotchin.

"That's going to be my focus coming in to this year, being there to help him break the tag a bit and allow him to play his natural game," Townsend told AFL.com.au. 

"I'm really keen on building that friendship and on-field relationship to help improve his game and my game as well.

"I'll try and take a bit of that inside job off him but, 'Cotch' being 'Cotch', he tries to take more responsibility on himself because of the competitiveness in him.

"He needs to ask for help because your teammates are there to help in a game."

While Townsend has the size and physical game style to help break tags for his teammates, the Tigers have also recognised his pure ball-winning ability after a standout performance in round 23 last year.

The 22-year-old won 22 possessions (11 contested) against Melbourne in a performance that put him firmly on the radar of opposition clubs and had GWS lifting its efforts to re-sign the New South Welshman.   

"GWS was making a play for me as well but I came down here to seek more opportunities," he said.

"If a club comes and seeks out your service, obviously they're pretty keen on you and that made me feel pretty good.

"The Tigers said they were after an inside midfielder and I think I fit that bill."

Richmond has not been renowned for tagging in the past few years and Townsend will bring an ability to play that role when needed.

He has also spoken to his coaches about a secondary role at half-forward, given the interchange cap will be reduced to 90 this season.

The onballer did not start full pre-season training with his new team until after Christmas because of a foot injury, but he has barely missed a session since and said his skinfolds and body composition were at career-best levels.

"The program down here has put me in pretty good stead before the season," he said. 

"I've just got to crack in now and go out there and play my way and hopefully that gets me a game."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-02-27/protecting-cotchin-from-tags-is-new-tigers-aim
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on February 27, 2016, 07:39:30 PM
Tackling machine with another 9 tackles today. 3 goal assists as well.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: wayne on February 27, 2016, 08:08:18 PM
He and Moore provided good grunt
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on February 28, 2016, 11:52:19 AM
Was better yesterday. Still can't help but think he's a less athletic Dan Jackson. Nice seeing him crunch some blokes though.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on February 28, 2016, 03:02:29 PM
Pfft...Townsend at least looks a genuine midfield enforcer, not a plastic one like Hackson was......
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: 1980 I Was There on February 28, 2016, 06:56:07 PM
Looks like he could be an asset to Tigerland. Time will tell though.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on February 28, 2016, 07:13:45 PM
Must be in the first 14-16. Push the hacks out
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: wayne on February 29, 2016, 04:02:06 PM
Laid a couple of crushing tackles within a minute in the third quarter. I haven't seen tackling like that from a tiger since Tim Fleming.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Andyy on February 29, 2016, 04:45:03 PM
Looks like he has a bit of filling out + maturing to do despite being a solid build already. Will be interesting to see how he turns out.

Maybe Tuck MKII?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on March 11, 2016, 11:37:00 AM
Havent watched the NAB cups fully so may be making the same half assed assumption as Dad usually does but I reckon I have seem Townsend kick almost a handful of absolutely shocking kicks

Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Willy on March 11, 2016, 12:18:08 PM
I actually thought he was good last night before getting KOd.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Stalin on March 11, 2016, 12:24:03 PM
I actually thought he was good last night before getting KOd.

Looks genuinely hard at it
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Willy on March 11, 2016, 01:25:57 PM
Yep. Moves well in traffic too.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 11, 2016, 01:26:41 PM
I actually thought he was good last night before getting KOd.

Agreed

If fit for round 1 shpuld play

Prefer hom over Moore, who hasn't impressed me at all but early days
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 11, 2016, 02:07:20 PM
As expected, new recruit, Jacob Townsend was concussed after hitting his head in a tackling contest in the third quarter of last night’s match, but is expected to recover fully and be available for selection in Round 1.

Source: RFC website (http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-03-11/edwards-cleared-of-serious-damage-)
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on March 11, 2016, 02:10:02 PM
I actually thought he was good last night before getting KOd.

Agreed

If fit for round 1 shpuld play

Prefer hom over Moore, who hasn't impressed me at all but early days

Moore's played like that since 2010...hardly "early days".....
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on March 11, 2016, 03:06:40 PM
Havent watched the NAB cups fully so may be making the same half assed assumption as Dad usually does but I reckon I have seem Townsend kick almost a handful of absolutely shocking kicks



Tis true but I think he's one of those players that, if he does mostly good, you're going to have to take some bad moments. Had some real clean looking clearances, seemed to work well with the ruckman
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on March 12, 2016, 05:11:31 PM
Reminds me of jacko, will get better with experience , goes hard , must improve on his head first tackling , will only come to harm doing that
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 12, 2016, 06:10:03 PM
I actually thought he was good last night before getting KOd.

Agreed

If fit for round 1 shpuld play

Prefer hom over Moore, who hasn't impressed me at all but early days

Moore's played like that since 2010...hardly "early days".....

I was referring to early days at the RFC  ::)
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on March 12, 2016, 06:33:51 PM
After 6 seasons of evidence, you still need another few months to judge because he's wearing a different jumper? Surprising after you apparently only required two practice matches to judge Chol as having already surpassed McBean.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 12, 2016, 10:20:29 PM
After 6 seasons of evidence, you still need another few months to judge because he's wearing a different jumper? Surprising after you apparently only required two practice matches to judge Chol as having already surpassed McBean.

Nice twist of things but whatever.

Moore is player I don't rate, TBH dont understand why we picked him up but will give him sometime to settle in and hope he shows somethin. So far he's shoen zilch, which is disappointing

And stand by what i said about Chol, facts are he played all NAB games, McBean (the great hope of so many) played zero, zilch, nada....question remains why?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: The Machine on March 13, 2016, 08:31:45 AM
After 6 seasons of evidence, you still need another few months to judge because he's wearing a different jumper? Surprising after you apparently only required two practice matches to judge Chol as having already surpassed McBean.

Nice twist of things but whatever.

Moore is player I don't rate, TBH dont understand why we picked him up but will give him sometime to settle in and hope he shows somethin. So far he's shoen zilch, which is disappointing

And stand by what i said about Chol, facts are he played all NAB games, McBean (the great hope of so many) played zero, zilch, nada....question remains why?

Why you ask? Its because he doesn't put enough pressure on when the ball is in his area. If he Fails to add this to his game and add it fast, its see you later. McBean needs to wake up or his career will be over before it even started.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on March 13, 2016, 09:27:51 AM
After 6 seasons of evidence, you still need another few months to judge because he's wearing a different jumper? Surprising after you apparently only required two practice matches to judge Chol as having already surpassed McBean.

Nice twist of things but whatever.

Moore is player I don't rate, TBH dont understand why we picked him up but will give him sometime to settle in and hope he shows somethin. So far he's shoen zilch, which is disappointing

And stand by what i said about Chol, facts are he played all NAB games, McBean (the great hope of so many) played zero, zilch, nada....question remains why?

Why you ask? Its because he doesn't put enough pressure on when the ball is in his area. If he Fails to add this to his game and add it fast, its see you later. McBean needs to wake up or his career will be over before it even started.

Yep there must be certain 'non-negotionables' that Dimma thinks McBean doesn't do and Chol does. That's why he is playing. There's no way it's because he's surpassed him as a footballer.

Personally I think it's Dimma not seeing the forrest for the trees. Sure McBean's pressure might be poor but he's so far ahead of Chol in many ways and has attributes that can help us at AFL level. Needed to play some games in the pre-season.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: The Machine on March 13, 2016, 10:13:54 AM
After 6 seasons of evidence, you still need another few months to judge because he's wearing a different jumper? Surprising after you apparently only required two practice matches to judge Chol as having already surpassed McBean.

Nice twist of things but whatever.

Moore is player I don't rate, TBH dont understand why we picked him up but will give him sometime to settle in and hope he shows somethin. So far he's shoen zilch, which is disappointing

And stand by what i said about Chol, facts are he played all NAB games, McBean (the great hope of so many) played zero, zilch, nada....question remains why?

Why you ask? Its because he doesn't put enough pressure on when the ball is in his area. If he Fails to add this to his game and add it fast, its see you later. McBean needs to wake up or his career will be over before it even started.

Yep there must be certain 'non-negotionables' that Dimma thinks McBean doesn't do and Chol does. That's why he is playing. There's no way it's because he's surpassed him as a footballer.

Personally I think it's Dimma not seeing the forrest for the trees. Sure McBean's pressure might be poor but he's so far ahead of Chol in many ways and has attributes that can help us at AFL level. Needed to play some games in the pre-season.


The AFL industry is obsessed with defensive pressure but don't forget you need to kick goals to win a game. If we had small fast forwards who put pressure on, that would be a start. Chol still has a long way to go but he does provide defensive pressure.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 13, 2016, 10:20:20 AM
I know the reasons. Was well aware of them last season when everyone was calling for him to be played and he wasn't.  Biggest issue is his lack of defence pressure and 2nd efforts

Have just been trying to get people to discuss the possible reasons without simply saying "the coach doesn't like him". Which IMHO is a cop out.

On Thursday night Chol had little impact posession wise but his efforts in chasing and defensively are there to see, pity it didn't showup on the TV coverage
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Stalin on March 13, 2016, 11:36:07 AM
After 6 seasons of evidence, you still need another few months to judge because he's wearing a different jumper? Surprising after you apparently only required two practice matches to judge Chol as having already surpassed McBean.

Nice twist of things but whatever.

Moore is player I don't rate, TBH dont understand why we picked him up but will give him sometime to settle in and hope he shows somethin. So far he's shoen zilch, which is disappointing

And stand by what i said about Chol, facts are he played all NAB games, McBean (the great hope of so many) played zero, zilch, nada....question remains why?

Why you ask? Its because he doesn't put enough pressure on when the ball is in his area. If he Fails to add this to his game and add it fast, its see you later. McBean needs to wake up or his career will be over before it even started.

Yep there must be certain 'non-negotionables' that Dimma thinks McBean doesn't do and Chol does. That's why he is playing. There's no way it's because he's surpassed him as a footballer.

Personally I think it's Dimma not seeing the forrest for the trees. Sure McBean's pressure might be poor but he's so far ahead of Chol in many ways and has attributes that can help us at AFL level. Needed to play some games in the pre-season.


The AFL industry is obsessed with defensive pressure but don't forget you need to kick goals to win a game. If we had small fast forwards who put pressure on, that would be a start. Chol still has a long way to go but he does provide defensive pressure.

The obsession with pressure is largely due to full team pressing

Where the last defender is located near the middle Of the ground , to try lock the ball in forward

I the ball gets over the last line you are generally screwed. UNLess rance does something miraculous

Hence chols speed, defensive abilities are valuable 
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on March 13, 2016, 12:45:32 PM
Yes Vickery's and Griffs pressure acts are exemplary
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: The Machine on March 13, 2016, 01:14:57 PM
Yes Vickery's and Griffs pressure acts are exemplary

Thats why they will not play both in the same team unless they (Griff ) lifts in this area. Time is running out for him too :whistle
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on March 13, 2016, 02:16:07 PM
Yes Vickery's and Griffs pressure acts are exemplary

Exactly. Vickery has at least one or two efforts every game that are embarrassing for a bloke in his 8th year now. Seems to certain standards some blokes must meet and not others. 

I appreciate that pressure is important but you're more likely to be chasing, harassing etc if you're losing every aerial contest/ not getting the pill.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on March 13, 2016, 03:48:54 PM
I know the reasons. Was well aware of them last season when everyone was calling for him to be played and he wasn't.  Biggest issue is his lack of defence pressure and 2nd efforts

Have just been trying to get people to discuss the possible reasons without simply saying "the coach doesn't like him". Which IMHO is a cop out.


McBean not getting picked because of his lack of defensive pressure only proves Hardwick has one rule for some and another for others....there's a few one-way running , no second effort bludgers who've been walk up starts right throughout his tenure.....Vickery,  & Grigg for starters. Houli was allergic to physical contact for his first two years. B.Ellis runs but does stuff all else, in fact those last three were/are bywords for downhill skiing. Newman made a career of unaccountable football yet was a lock at the selection table. Add regulars like Griffiths & Lloyd.....hell Aaron Edwards got a start in a final despite not having a defensive bone in his body..meanwhile, Lennon gets dropped from a final for it.  But hey yeah Supercoach 7 of 9 doesn't play favourites... :whistle

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On Thursday night Chol had little impact posession wise but his efforts in chasing and defensively are there to see, pity it didn't showup on the TV coverage

Did you also see the at least three times when he gave up completely because doesn't have anything even close to a VFL - level tank, let alone an AFL one yet?

Oh & btw - contrary to your assertion, at this stage, McBean is far superior below the knees...picks the ball up cleanly for start, rather than fumbling, tripping over himself and stumbling about like a newborn giraffe as his big clown feet get in the way and inadvertently kick the ball from his grasp...
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Francois Hackson on March 13, 2016, 05:46:45 PM
well not much more left to say is there

Could never understand why,to this point, he has never really been given a shot at it at a consistent level.



Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on March 13, 2016, 08:42:30 PM
I know the reasons. Was well aware of them last season when everyone was calling for him to be played and he wasn't.  Biggest issue is his lack of defence pressure and 2nd efforts

Have just been trying to get people to discuss the possible reasons without simply saying "the coach doesn't like him". Which IMHO is a cop out.


McBean not getting picked because of his lack of defensive pressure only proves Hardwick has one rule for some and another for others....there's a few one-way running , no second effort bludgers who've been walk up starts right throughout his tenure.....Vickery,  & Grigg for starters. Houli was allergic to physical contact for his first two years. B.Ellis runs but does stuff all else, in fact those last three were/are bywords for downhill skiing. Newman made a career of unaccountable football yet was a lock at the selection table. Add regulars like Griffiths & Lloyd.....hell Aaron Edwards got a start in a final despite not having a defensive bone in his body..meanwhile, Lennon gets dropped from a final for it.  But hey yeah Supercoach 7 of 9 doesn't play favourites... :whistle

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On Thursday night Chol had little impact posession wise but his efforts in chasing and defensively are there to see, pity it didn't showup on the TV coverage

Did you also see the at least three times when he gave up completely because doesn't have anything even close to a VFL - level tank, let alone an AFL one yet?

Oh & btw - contrary to your assertion, at this stage, McBean is far superior below the knees...picks the ball up cleanly for start, rather than fumbling, tripping over himself and stumbling about like a newborn giraffe as his big clown feet get in the way and inadvertently kick the ball from his grasp...

Yep. Had a moment in the ruck where he completely gave up on a contest. Got noticed by the commentators and seemed to get a massive spray from Cotch.

I'm certainly not having a go at Chol. He's an 18 year old rookie with no tank. However, if Dimma is playing him ahead of McBean based on these "pressure" and 2nd efforts then that's a serious indictment on his judgement imo.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 16, 2016, 11:46:17 PM
Meanwhile, tough Tiger mature-age midfield recruit Jacob Townsend, who was concussed last Thursday night, will be available for Round 1 selection.

“He just had a bit of whiplash with his neck, but he’s resumed training this week, so no dramas there,” Burge said.

Source: RFC website (http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2016-03-16/grigg-eyes-of-early-return)
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 17, 2016, 07:10:30 AM
Needs to tackle without leading with his head.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: wayne on March 17, 2016, 07:26:44 AM
Townsend, Griffiths and Vickery all need Phil Narkle headwear.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Stalin on March 24, 2016, 10:56:35 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on March 24, 2016, 11:02:51 PM
If he's our tagger who did he tag?

Wasn't effective.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on March 24, 2016, 11:17:42 PM
He wasn't really given a tagging/run with role as far I could tell.

Ironically I thought he looked better in his perceived weaker areas tonight - kicking and outside play - than he did  in his strengths - contested possession , tackling & shepherding. He certainly wasn't "protecting" Cotchin from Curnow in the first half. If he can can get both areas going at the same time he'll be more than useful.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Andyy on March 25, 2016, 12:18:53 AM
Want to see more from the kid but would certainly keep playing him. Definitely has a crack!
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on March 25, 2016, 10:35:16 AM
He's slow and an ordinary kick. Well on his way to selection impunity simply because he "has a crack" and apparently Cotch needs more protection.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Stalin on March 25, 2016, 10:36:55 AM
One trick pony
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: wayne on March 25, 2016, 10:38:01 AM
Thought he could have at least tested Murphys shoulder out. He was more fired up in NAB 3 than round 1.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Stalin on March 25, 2016, 10:40:39 AM
Thought he could have at least tested Murphys shoulder out. He was more fired up in NAB 3 than round 1.

Yeah

Or chopped out titch, gettin roughed up
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Lozza on March 25, 2016, 05:29:36 PM
Was just okay in fact I hardly noticed he was on the ground (yet to watch the replay). I think we need to give this guy a nickname including the word "blood". Has he played a game yet where he hasn't come off the ground under the blood rule?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on April 02, 2016, 01:31:16 PM
This guy forward of centre with the ball in the space is the most frightening prospect for tigers fans. He's foot skills are shocking and his turnovers are killers. I'll give the kid some credit he's got balls and this comes through in his overhead marking but having blokes like him in the side isn't taking us forward.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on April 02, 2016, 02:28:13 PM
So where's this midfield "enforcer", "protector" and "physical presence" we've been told about? I think I saw glimpses of him the hit & giggle matches, but sadly, he remains unsighted in the real stuff thus far....
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 02, 2016, 02:38:49 PM
This guy forward of centre with the ball in the space is the most frightening prospect for tigers fans. He's foot skills are shocking and his turnovers are killers. I'll give the kid some credit he's got balls and this comes through in his overhead marking but having blokes like him in the side isn't taking us forward.

Agree with this

Was another major disappointment last night

His kicking was deplorable
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: TigerMonk on April 02, 2016, 02:45:59 PM
This guy forward of centre with the ball in the space is the most frightening prospect for tigers fans. He's foot skills are shocking and his turnovers are killers. I'll give the kid some credit he's got balls and this comes through in his overhead marking but having blokes like him in the side isn't taking us forward.

Agree with this

Was another major disappointment last night

His kicking was deplorable

kicking from both teams was absolutely shocking. At half time l was thinking of just getting up & leaving. Dusty is the only reason l stay to watch you never know what's going to happen he is explosive  :snidegrin. if you were watching Townsend was injured in the 2nd quarter. He takes some big knocks. The team down a player don't help any. Too much overuse of the football we cause our own grief.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on April 02, 2016, 02:51:38 PM
This guy forward of centre with the ball in the space is the most frightening prospect for tigers fans. He's foot skills are shocking and his turnovers are killers. I'll give the kid some credit he's got balls and this comes through in his overhead marking but having blokes like him in the side isn't taking us forward.

Agree with this

Was another major disappointment last night

His kicking was deplorable

kicking from both teams was absolutely shocking. At half time l was thinking of just getting up & leaving. Dusty is the only reason l stay to watch you never know what's going to happen he is explosive  :snidegrin. if you were watching Townsend was injured in the 2nd quarter. He takes some big knocks. The team down a player don't help any. Too much overuse of the football we cause our own grief.


He's there to dish the hits out, not just to cop them....
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Penelope on April 02, 2016, 02:53:37 PM
dont think he is smart enough to do the former without the later
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on April 02, 2016, 02:58:44 PM
Agree - but at the moment he only seems to be doing the latter....
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: TigerMonk on April 02, 2016, 03:02:21 PM
This guy forward of centre with the ball in the space is the most frightening prospect for tigers fans. He's foot skills are shocking and his turnovers are killers. I'll give the kid some credit he's got balls and this comes through in his overhead marking but having blokes like him in the side isn't taking us forward.

Agree with this

Was another major disappointment last night

His kicking was deplorable

kicking from both teams was absolutely shocking. At half time l was thinking of just getting up & leaving. Dusty is the only reason l stay to watch you never know what's going to happen he is explosive  :snidegrin. if you were watching Townsend was injured in the 2nd quarter. He takes some big knocks. The team down a player don't help any. Too much overuse of the football we cause our own grief.


He's there to dish the hits out, not just to cop them....

Well he ain't no Tuck or Jackson yet so we must have patience. His only been out there 2 games & he is on report also
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Stalin on April 02, 2016, 03:08:45 PM
bit of a plodder
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Penelope on April 02, 2016, 04:16:04 PM
stuff, that is being generous
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Penelope on April 02, 2016, 04:23:17 PM
three potato,
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Heart of Darkness on April 02, 2016, 05:01:56 PM
bit of a plodder

Plodder is the perfect description
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on April 02, 2016, 10:47:12 PM
Pretty good over head. Funny our inside beast got twice as many uncontested possies than contested.

Short with all contest possies :clapping
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on April 03, 2016, 07:49:10 AM
bit of a plodder

Plodder is the perfect description

Plonker
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: mat073 on April 15, 2016, 10:50:01 AM
So is the Townsend experiment over now  ????

Another Adam Thomson esque  flop
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 20, 2017, 11:04:15 PM
Another former Giant shows his wares

Picked for his first game of the year and just his fifth as a Tiger, Jacob Townsend could hardly have chosen a better time to put in a career-best performance. The ex-Giant was recruited to Richmond at the end of 2015 with the brief of adding grunt to a midfield then lacking a hard edge. As such, it was surprising to see him thrown forward with such good effect. Having booted just four goals in 32 games prior to Sunday, Townsend had three majors to half-time and was consistently found himself in dangerous positions. But beyond his scoreboard impact, the 24-year-old was clever with his leading patterns, clean below his knees, showed strong hands and tackled with intent. He finished as the game’s leading goalkicker with six majors and has made it hard for the selectors to drop him before September.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-20/five-talking-points-fremantle-v-richmond
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: The Machine on August 21, 2017, 07:42:04 AM
Townsend has changed the way he plays this year. He is still hard at it but he controls his aggression and when to use it. He is not rushing his kicks now which has helped his overall game and confidence. I see him and Caddy playing the role as targets in the forward line to assist with Jack. Well done :clapping
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: 1885 on August 21, 2017, 09:31:30 AM
So is the Townsend experiment over now  ????

Another Adam Thomson esque  flop

Not yet

 :lol
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: mat073 on August 21, 2017, 09:27:30 PM
Better kick for goal than Caddy .

Have we seen a Liam Jones style reinvention of a spud footballer  lol
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on August 21, 2017, 09:36:57 PM
Good on the kid, deserved his chance after a consistently strong season in the twos and took his chance with both hands. Now to back it up this week and cement his spot for the finals and probably save his career
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on August 21, 2017, 10:24:16 PM
Good on the kid, deserved his chance after a consistently strong season in the twos and took his chance with both hands. Now to back it up this week and cement his spot for the finals and probably save his career

What's the bet he does a Marty McGrath this week?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: DCrane on August 21, 2017, 10:41:06 PM
Good on the kid, deserved his chance after a consistently strong season in the twos and took his chance with both hands. Now to back it up this week and cement his spot for the finals and probably save his career

What's the bet he does a Marty McGrath this week?

He needs to have a bad game against St Kilda to remind us not to play him in the finals.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on August 21, 2017, 11:03:03 PM
Good on the kid, deserved his chance after a consistently strong season in the twos and took his chance with both hands. Now to back it up this week and cement his spot for the finals and probably save his career

What's the bet he does a Marty McGrath this week?

Get on the turps?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 27, 2017, 01:44:23 PM
Tough Tiger hoping to time his finals run

afl.com.au
27 August 2017


THE PLAUDITS came thick and fast after Jacob Townsend's six-goal haul for Richmond against Fremantle last Sunday, but one of the game's greats took the praise of the Tiger to the next level.

While Richmond coach Damien Hardwick labelled Townsend's performance as "impressive", Hawthorn legend Dermott Brereton emphatically declared the hard-nosed 24-year-old as "the toughest player in the AFL".

Townsend told AFL.com.au the Hawks hardman took a shine to him during their time together at Greater Western Sydney.

"Derm has always had a few nice things to say about me, even back at my time at the Giants," Townsend said.

"He was a specialist coach working with the key forwards, but we'd always stop for a chat.

"I actually got told by my mum what he said, so it's always nice to be spoken about in that manner.

"I don't think that's true, though, there's a lot of tough players out there, but it's always nice to hear that from a great of the game like Derm."

Townsend knows he can't live on compliments if he wants to survive in the highly-competitive world of AFL football, but his day out against the Dockers not only tripled his career goal tally, it gave the Tigers' match committee a reminder of what he can achieve if he's given the chance.

Last Sunday was Townsend's first senior game of the season, and opportunities have been few and far between at AFL level for the Leeton product. He's played just five games in two seasons at Punt Road after only 28 games across four years at the Giants.

A hamstring injury to teammate Josh Caddy opened up a spot for Townsend in the finals-bound Richmond side, but it's his physical approach – not kicking goals – that is likely to give the tenacious Tiger the best chance of retaining his spot.

"I certainly wasn't expecting to go out there and kick six when I got picked in the side, I was trying to shut down Michael Johnson and I found myself on the end of the play," he said.

"That's the most I've kicked in a game at any level, so it wasn't a bad day.

"I only started playing footy when I was 12, because before that I played rugby. I've always been a fan of tackling blokes hard – I guess it's my calling.

"Hopefully I can keep my place in the side with a good performance against the Saints on Sunday, and make it pretty hard for the coaches to drop me."

For a player who likes it rough and tough, it shouldn't come as a surprise that a career as a tradesman awaits Townsend when his time at the highest level concludes.

Out of contract at season's end, he hopes his days "on the tools" are still a while off yet.

"I'm doing a carpentry course, which I'm pretty passionate about, so when the times comes to hang up the boots I look forward to that," he said.

"But I feel I have plenty more to give with my footy, so every week I'm going to go out there and play my best I can, and hopefully that gets me more games."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-27/tough-tiger-hoping-to-time-his-run
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 27, 2017, 07:41:07 PM
Wouldn't stress about a carpentry apprenticeship
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: lamington on August 27, 2017, 07:57:13 PM
so far an upgrade on Caddy purely because he is a great set shot kick!
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: The Machine on August 27, 2017, 08:17:15 PM
Has had a great year and deserves to be playing in the senior team. Well done son :cheers
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on August 27, 2017, 08:21:30 PM
so far an upgrade on Caddy purely because he is a great set shot kick!

Caddy kicks a better goal from 1m out though
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: lamington on August 27, 2017, 08:22:14 PM
 :lol
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: the claw on August 28, 2017, 10:40:54 AM
so far an upgrade on Caddy purely because he is a great set shot kick!
Purely because he kicks more than one goal a game.
Still think another good  quick strong marking tall fwd  is badly needed and would significantly improve  us.

Caddy, Butler, Castagna, Rioli  and Edwards who has spent a lot of time fwd have given us just 4 - 5  goals a game as a collective and far too often  we have struggled to kick a score which has left us vulnerable and caused us some close losses as well.

Is anyone disappointed about Townsends defense pressure? id say not yet he aint super quick its important that we get both parts of the equation good defense and goal kicking from all of our fwds.
If we only get one or the other from players  then surely that means there is room for improvement and possible change.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 28, 2017, 01:35:41 PM
Players should never give up on winning a spot

Jacob Townsend's extraordinary ascension to Richmond's senior side in the past fortnight is a win for fringe footballers. The 24-year-old kicked six goals in his season debut against Fremantle a week ago, then five more on Sunday against St Kilda in the Tigers' most important win in a long time. Townsend's career is a tale of persistence, after he previously played 28 games in four years at Greater Western Sydney before adding four for Richmond last season. He has been outstanding at VFL level, showing no outward signs of frustration at his plight. Townsend's reward will almost certainly be a spot in the Tigers' final in two weeks' time. - Marc McGowan

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-27/nine-things-we-learned-from-round-23

Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on August 28, 2017, 07:13:12 PM
History repeating?

Is Townsend our 2017 version of Peter Welsh?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on August 28, 2017, 08:47:34 PM
Happy for him to pull a KB in the finals series.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on August 29, 2017, 06:28:08 AM
Happy for him to pull a KB in the finals series.

How do you think KB feels about that?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on August 29, 2017, 07:28:35 AM
Happy for him to pull a KB in the finals series.

How do you think KB feels about that?

As long as he makes him a cup of tea afterwards, im sure he'd be fine
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: dwaino on August 29, 2017, 07:41:12 AM
I reckon it would fall off.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: 1965 on August 29, 2017, 09:54:02 AM
Happy for him to pull a KB in the finals series.

How do you think KB feels about that?



I thought about commenting but didn't want to touch it.


 :lol
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on August 29, 2017, 10:55:41 AM
Happy for him to pull a KB in the finals series.

How do you think KB feels about that?

Kevin would be fine with both.
Title: How Richmond scored Jacob Townsend for nothing (Age)
Post by: one-eyed on August 29, 2017, 01:36:32 PM
How Richmond scored Jacob Townsend for nothing

Sam McClure
The Age
29 August 2017


lmost exactly two years ago – in round 23, 2015 – Jacob Townsend kicked a goal midway through the second quarter to give the Giants a five-point lead over Melbourne.

Two of the 8974 in the crowd at Etihad Stadium were Richmond's head of footy, Dan Richardson, and list manager Blair Hartley. They were there specifically to watch Townsend, who they believed could be the answer to their needs for another inside midfielder.

Hartley wasn't happy. He was worried the career-high 22 disposals Townsend amassed that day would cost them more in a trade.

In the end, they gave up a fourth-round pick that GWS didn't use. They got him for free.

"It's a credit to our recruiting team," Richardson said. "Our scouting suggested he did have the capacity to go forward and find the goals; that game showed us he could play at the level."

It was the fourth goal of his career and he didn't kick another one at AFL level for nearly two years. He's now kicked 11 in two weeks after defensive forward roles on Michael Johnson and Jake Carlisle.

Townsend is now in the box seat to walk out onto the MCG in front of a potential crowd of 90,000 in a qualifying final against Geelong.

He originally came into the team because of Josh Caddy's injury, but it would seem unthinkable to drop Townsend now.

The man who helped find him at Greater Western Sydney, Kevin Sheedy, says he's one of the toughest players he's seen.

Sheedy said he couldn't be happier that Townsend has managed to silence the doubters.

"Everybody has doubts early," Sheedy said. "Unless you have super talent ... they're always ready to doubt you.

"He never had the speed to do it early, but I'll tell you what, there won't be any kid tougher at Richmond. He's the toughest kid I coached at the Giants.

"He was a very good, tough young rugby kid who crossed over to the AFL. I have no doubt Mark Williams would have convinced Richmond to get him."

For all of his Giants career, he was essentially used as a second-string inside ball winner, filling in for the likes of Callan Ward when required.

Townsend grew up in Leeton, a town in NSW's Riverina region, a little more than 500 kilometres west of Sydney.

He would travel huge distances for games, before the Giants eventually relocated him to Blacktown in his final year of high school.

He played in the Giants' TAC Cup team before being selected on their inaugural list for the 2012 season, where he played in the club's first five games.

"He's a beautiful young kid," Sheedy said. "He's honest, dedicated and he's a listener; he takes it all in."

At 187 centimetres and 89 kilograms, Townsend wasn't the player Richmond expected to line up next to Jack Riewoldt as a second marking option.

Richardson admits even they have been a little surprised by the past two weeks, but also said his form in the VFL had been consistently excellent.

"He's actually deceptively tall and deceptively strong," Richardson said.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/afl/how-richmond-scored-jacob-townsend-for-nothing-20170828-gy5seo.html
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Owl on August 30, 2017, 10:15:10 PM
pretty impressed and pretty happy this feller has taken his chance.  He earned a go and proved he was up to it so he should stay in.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on August 30, 2017, 10:45:39 PM
Lennon could learn something from this kid.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 06, 2017, 10:27:41 PM
Your club's X-factor in the finals

Herald-Sun
6 September 2017


RICHMOND — JACOB TOWNSEND


Perhaps not even Jacob Townsend could have imagined a month ago that he’d be in this position. Having not played a single game all season, Townsend replaced the injured Josh Caddy in a mid-forward role in a Round 22 victory over Fremantle, kicking six goals from 16 disposals. A one-hit wonder, surely? Not quite. He backed it up with five goals from 12 disposals against St Kilda a week later. Now, he’s set to feature in September. Can he prove an unlikely spark for the Tigers throughout this year’s finals series? Richmond fans will be hoping so.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-finals-2017-your-clubs-finals-xfactor/news-story/df5c77a8ade5328c46f2f091890ee6ed
Title: Jacob Townsend has been battling away under the radar & likes it that way (HSun)
Post by: one-eyed on September 07, 2017, 10:32:30 PM
Jacob Townsend has been battling away under the radar and that's the way he likes it

MARK ROBINSON,
Herald Sun
8 September 2017


JACOB Townsend is a bolt of lightning.

Three weeks ago he was looking to find work as a carpenter next year but, after two stunning games for Richmond, he’s now football’s version of Roy Hobbs, the kid with talent who virtually disappeared and who has returned to be the wildcard match-winner.

“I’ve heard of Roy Hobbs,” Townsend said. “I don’t know who he is because I don’t watch a lot of movies.”

Hobbs was a baseball fantasy story which became a movie. Townsend’s story is inspiring and real and upon us at the MCG.

Unbelievably, it is Townsend’s third game of the season.

The promising junior from Leeton in NSW was preselected by the GWS Giants in 2011. He played eight games in 2012, then eight, eight, one, four and now three games in each season since.

So, who are you and where have you been?

“Just been battling away,” he said.

His story is untold because Townsend has wanted it to be untold. Until now.

Townsend has a stutter. He can’t remember when he didn’t stutter. Regardless of his football talents, he never wanted to be superstar footballer because he knew he’d have to do TV interviews and, well, that wouldn’t be happening.

He kicked six goals in Round 22 against Fremantle and he wasn’t approached by the TV boundary rider on the field after the siren.

He kicked five goals in Round 23 against St Kilda and again wasn’t sought after on the ground for an interview.

If he kicks another bag against Geelong on Friday night, there probably won’t be a post-match interview, either. He says he will wave them away.

“That’s my plan anyway,’’ he said. “I’m not sure if that works or not.”

Townsend likes to talk. He’s sharp, he’s interesting and he’s interested. But always there’s the stutter. It stops him, he says, from joining conversations because he knows he’s going to stutter before he speaks. So, he shuts up.

The internal torment rages. “I know what to say and how to say it, but can’t say it,” he said.

The condition affected his confidence as child.

“Definitely. I didn’t talk much, didn’t want to talk much. Even now, talking to mates, I know when I’m going to stutter before I even do it, so I won’t say what I’m going to say.

“If we’re having a conversation about something and I know some facts to add to the conversation, and if I know I’m going to stutter, I won’t say it and I won’t try to say it. There’s the frustration.

“I could talk to you now and I could do it once or twice, but if I see you tomorrow it might be 10 times worse.

“Sometimes when I’m comfortable and calm, it doesn’t really come as much, but when I’m anxious or put on the spot a bit more, it does.

“I’m good right now, but if you put a camera there (pointing across the table), even if it’s not live, but I know the camera’s there, I’d go to poo.’’

Townsend was a normal kid from Leeton, near Wagga Wagga. He had mates galore, two older sisters in Emily and Sarah, and played as much sport as he could. But there was the speech problem.

He says he was never bullied at school or on the football field as a junior or as an AFL player; “I don’t really talk that much on the ground’’.

“I wish I didn’t have one, but you have to face it,’’ he said. “I know people don’t judge me, well, I don’t think they do — I haven’t been bullied or teased growing up.

“Going through school everyone says what they want to do. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but I knew I couldn’t do anything where I’d have to talk in, you know, I can’t do anything where I have to talk a fair bit because I wouldn’t be able to do it.

“I am self conscious about it ... internally, I wish I don’t do it.’’

Mum Denise and dad Peter took him to speech pathologist in Leeton when was a young boy. “I remember half going to him, but I can’t remember what I did there,” he said.

In Year 7, he started online therapy with a specialist, which lasted until Year 10.

His parents, who separated when Townsend was in Year 2, he said, were constant support, even sitting in on the online therapy sessions. He’d also have one-on-one sessions.

“For some reason I was worse with Dad talking,” he said. “He was never harsh with me, but for some reason it was worse. I always remember him telling me to be calm and to settle down.”

The therapy stopped when he was about 16.

“You can’t beat it, you can’t completely cure it. I know there’s things I could do but I just don’t choose to do them,” he said.

“I don’t know why, it’s weird. If ... I ... talk ... real ... slow ... like ... this ... and I think about what I’m going to say, I could talk like this for hours, but I feel like I’m talking slow and it sounds weird.’’

Townsend was challenged when he made rep teams as an under-15, then at the nationals in the under-16s, for the GWS TAC Cup team in 2010 and then at the AIS Academy when 17. That season he moved to Sydney as a zone selection by the Giants.

Being out of his comfort zone in the Riverina meant meeting new teammates and officials.

“I was sort of scared, not scared, but embarrassed by it at the start of rep footy,” he said.

In his AIS year, in 2011, he thrived as a rugged inside midfielder and when he got to the Giants, coach Kevin Sheedy loved him.

“He’s the toughest kid I coached at the Giants,” Sheedy said.

In the AIS program, which included a trip to Italy, Turkey and London, Townsend had to introduce himself to his peers.

“I remember that speech,” he said. “I remember I had to get up and talk about myself at the start. It was daunting like it always is. The first 10 seconds is not easy, but I get calmer, I don’t know how it works, but I work myself up pretty badly if I know I have to stand up in front of a group.’’

He played 11 games under Sheedy in his first season and just two reserves game because every time he recovered from injury, Sheedy picked him.

His issues though spread wide. He wasn’t an elite runner in speed or endurance, nor did he rack up huge numbers as a midfielder and he was injury prone. His lack of professionalism didn’t aid him, either.

So much so, at the start of his third season, he was given an alcohol ban by football manager Gubby Allan.

From Round 1 to the bye round he was off the beer. A week before the bye was Josh Bruce’s birthday and, after he texted Gubby, he was allowed to break the curfew by a week.

“That’s when I started to take it more professional and knew I wasn’t just going to get games.’’

He didn’t. He played eight games in 2014, one game in 2015, and was at Richmond in 2016.

His career continued to stagnate at the Tigers.

In 2016 he played four games, his last in Round 14 against Brisbane.

Playing as a midfielder in the VFL, the 187cm Townsend was asked to play ruck/key forward when Ben Griffiths was a late out. “I didn’t get anywhere near the ball,” he said.

His 2017 season had him playing mid-forward in the VFL until Josh Caddy ripped a hamstring against Geelong in Round 21.

Then arrived the lightning bolt.

Coach Damian Hardwick called him on the Thursday before the Dockers game while he was shopping at Highpoint and told him he was playing.

His role was to be accountable for Michael Johnson, compete in the air, hit it hard on the ground and anything else would be a bonus.

Mostly always the last man picked and first player booted, he was unsure if he’d get a second game. He did.

The next week it was St Kilda’s Jake Carlisle and the instruction was the same — the 11 goals was the bonus.

Unbelievably, three weeks ago, the 24-year-old was a world away from the MCG and 95,000 fans.

He’d wondered if he was good enough, or if he would get another contract and, in fact, had started planning where he’d clock up the hours next year - he needs 800 - to become a qualified carpenter.

“It was frustrating throughout the year,’’ he said. “But I focused on playing my best footy and being the first cab off the rank if someone goes down. I had to be the first one picked.’’

He was, although he wasn’t anticipating being the second key-forward target alongside Jack Riewoldt.

It’s not known if he’ll be employed to do another pest role, because after kicking 11.1 in those two games, he might be the hunted and not the hunter. Riewoldt will likely get Tom Lonergan, Harry Taylor likely will go forward to Alex Rance, leaving Lachie Henderson for Townsend.

“Two weeks ago, I didn’t think I would be doing this,” he said.

“It is a lightning bolt, but I don’t feel any different. I don’t like or want too much attention. No one knew who I was and I was pretty pleased with that.”

They know him now and another haul of five goals will have all the footy world talking about him. All except one.

The man himself knows actions are more powerful than words.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/jacob-townsend-has-been-battling-away-under-the-radar-and-thats-the-way-he-likes-it/news-story/a6c2fb9dd2740bcb5d1bf04da1f30912
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: The Machine on September 09, 2017, 08:00:48 AM
Didn't get a heap but 2 goals were important and the way he kept Hendo out of the game was magnificent  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on September 09, 2017, 09:30:32 AM
Didn't get a heap but 2 goals were important and the way he kept Hendo out of the game was magnificent  :thumbsup

The latter was as important as the former. Should play next final especially if it's against GWS. Point to prove!
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on September 09, 2017, 09:40:45 AM
Heard a stat last night that he has kicked 12 goals in his last 21 (might have been 23) kicks in the AFL.

Crazy stuff man. Keep it up.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: The Machine on September 09, 2017, 10:21:22 AM
Heard a stat last night that he has kicked 12 goals in his last 21 (might have been 23) kicks in the AFL.

Crazy stuff man. Keep it up.


I think its 13 goals :whistle
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on September 09, 2017, 10:45:23 AM
Didn't get a heap but 2 goals were important and the way he kept Hendo out of the game was magnificent  :thumbsup

Lachie Henderson had to change nappies at half time. Played scared.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on September 09, 2017, 10:46:50 AM
Heard a stat last night that he has kicked 12 goals in his last 21 (might have been 23) kicks in the AFL.

Crazy stuff man. Keep it up.


I think its 13 goals :whistle

Even better
Title: Townsend lets stellar season speak for itself (afl site)
Post by: one-eyed on September 17, 2017, 01:43:31 PM
Townsend lets stellar season speak for itself

afl.com.au
17 September 2017


SOMETHING remarkable happened to Jacob Townsend on Monday night.

The shy kid from rugby-obsessed Leeton in New South Wales' Riverina region had only days earlier bravely discussed, in a News Corp article, his ever-present stutter.

It wasn't new for anyone who knows him, because it isn't something he can hide despite no lack of trying. He sometimes chooses listening over engaging in conversations to avoid speaking in front of others.

Then came the VFL's night of nights at the Crown Palladium this week. The J.J. Liston Trophy count was reaching a crescendo, and player-manager and MC Nigel Carmody announced, with a round to go, Townsend could not be beaten.

The 24-year-old Tiger knew what that meant: he would have to get up on stage and speak in front of hundreds of people.

"I was actually pretty calm and collected as soon as I found out I was going to win it, when I couldn't get overtaken," Townsend said.

"I wasn't sure how I spoke or anything, because I wasn't really paying attention to myself, but I was actually calm and maybe me talking about (my speech impediment) … might have helped me a bit when I had to go up there."

Townsend's life is unrecognisable from a month ago, when he was coming to terms with the possibility he might, for the first time in his six-year AFL career, fail to play a senior game. It could have ended there.

But Josh Caddy's hamstring injury in round 21 proved the stroke of fortune Townsend needed, finally giving him the chance he craved so badly.

His response is now part of the Richmond fairytale, with 13 goals in three matches, including two in the 51-point qualifying final thumping of Geelong in front of a 95,000-strong MCG crowd.

"It's obviously been good and (an experience) I'm going to cherish for a lifetime, coming from a small town and now playing in front of 95,000," Townsend said.

"We came out first and that was loud, then when the Cats came out, you couldn't hear their team song, because of all the boos. The Tiger Army, as they call it, is obviously big and a very passionate bunch of fans."

Jacob Townsend with his J.J. Liston Trophy. Picture: AFL Photos

The writing was on the wall for Townsend late last year, with established midfielders Dion Prestia and Caddy arriving at Punt Rd from the Gold Coast and Geelong respectively.

Townsend, purely an inside midfielder then, had already struggled to earn just four AFL games in his first season with Richmond after crossing from Greater Western Sydney. An honest discussion with the Tigers' coaching staff hammered the point home.

"If I was going to be playing a game in the ones, it would be more forward than coming into the middle," he said.

Townsend, never one to duck a challenge, set about thriving in his new role as a de facto key forward at just 187cm, while still spending time in the midfield.

Richmond's VFL and forwards coach Craig McRae and development coach Xavier Clarke, as well as Townsend's "crew" – teammates Anthony Miles, Sam Lloyd and Taylor Hunt – became his greatest assets.

McRae is rapt for Townsend and raves about his marking ability, which was on show late in last week's final when he outmarked the similarly sized Jed Bews on the goal line.

Less hailed but just as valuable as his scoreboard impact was his nullifying jobs on relative giants Michael Johnson, Jake Carlisle and Lachie Henderson.

McRae's sole complaint, with tongue firmly in cheek, was he wouldn't have Townsend at his disposal as the VFL Tigers also strive to win the premiership.

"He's pretty shy; the spotlight doesn't shine on him like others that like it," McRae said.

"He goes about his business really well and he's a hard trainer and uncompromising in his attack on the ball.

"I was going to ask 'Dimma' (Damien Hardwick) if he can play (in the VFL preliminary final) – he wants to play – but I think he's well entrenched in the AFL at the moment, so that's a high priority for him and the team."

Townsend is suddenly a man in demand, and the spotlight is suiting him just fine.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-09-17/townsend-lets-stellar-season-speak-for-itself
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: 1885 on September 17, 2017, 01:53:52 PM
Sell high...

 :gotigers
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: ¾ T!geɹ on September 17, 2017, 03:46:25 PM
Heard a stat last night that he has kicked 12 goals in his last 21 (might have been 23) kicks in the AFL.

Crazy stuff man. Keep it up.


I think its 13 goals :whistle
That's a figgin awesomely impressive stat. If he keeps this up, Jacks gonna have to move to a pocket  ;) (Sorry Jack still love ya work rate mate  :thumbsup)
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 29, 2017, 09:30:18 PM
The first foundation GWS Giant to reach the AFL grand final

Andrew Wu
The Age
29 September


Like every player, Jacob Townsend dreams of winning a premiership. Having done the hard yards with Greater Western Sydney, he could not have been at a better club to achieve that goal, or so you'd think. By the end of 2015, he had read the writing on the wall. He had to leave. Few could have imagined that by leaving the Giants for Richmond he would beat his former teammates to the biggest day of all.

Townsend looks at it differently. He did not leave because he felt the Tigers were better placed for success but because he believed he would be better placed to be part of their success.

"Where I saw myself playing my best footy I had to leave," Townsend told Fairfax Media this week. "I didn't leave on bad terms, I knew the team would be going OK but I didn't see myself in that team because of all the first-round draft picks, there were so many good players."

As an inside midfielder, he was competing for a spot against captain Callan Ward, high-end draft picks Stephen Coniglio and Josh Kelly. With young bulls Matt Kennedy and Jacob Hopper to come from the academy, opportunities would be scarce. Kevin Sheedy's departure hurt him as well. He had been one of the master coach's favourites.

It was not easy for Townsend to knock back the two-year contract on offer, but he knew leaving was the right thing to do. A foundation Giant, he had been part of a young team that knew their time would come. He remains close to several former teammates. He catches up with Jeremy Cameron, Devon Smith, Ward, Aidan Corr, Sam Reid and Tim Mohr whenever they are in Melbourne. He's also received well wishes from the Giants' coaching staff.

Townsend's ambition to play in a flag was not a consideration in moving. His career was on the line. It still is. He does not have a contract for next year. The grand final could be his last game.

"I was focused on trying to show them my best footy and play as many games as I possibly could," Townsend said. "I knew the Tigers were a big football club, they'd been in three finals series and been done. I knew they had a pretty good list but it didn't come too much into calculations when I was changing club."

Upon arriving at Punt Road, he was confronted with a familiar problem. He could not crack a regular start in Richmond's midfield. After four games last year, he did not get another look in until round 22 despite excelling in the VFL where he won the competition's best and fairest award.

Townsend had asked coach Damien Hardwick for the change in role to give him the best chance to break into the side. With their tall forward stocks down, Townsend, at 187 centimetres, wanted to play as the down the line target whose job was to bring the ball to ground.

"He said that's a short-term fix because I'm not a key forward," Townsend recalled. "Fortunately for me, [Josh] Caddy went down with a hamstring in round 21. I came in round 22 and played that forward role."

He excelled with bags of six and five to seal his place for the finals.

"I'm not one to get a big head, I didn't think it was normal, it's not going to happen every week," Townsend said. "The following week I just kicked two, which I was still pretty happy with. I had a focus to do my best job in the side which was to stop their key backs taking their marks. I was on the end of a few goals which has been good."

Townsend has made a mark on Hardwick as one of the players who has become "the sum of the parts for our side".

"One thing about Jacob Townsend, he will give you a contest every day of the week – he's incredible," Hardwick said. "I've got to take him out of our training drills half the time because I'm worried he'll smash half of our players. It's a great story of perseverance. It probably sums up our side a little bit: the resilient nature of a lot of our players and the stories that come through. He's a great one."

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/richmond-tigers/jacob-townsend-the-first-foundation-gws-giant-to-reach-the-afl-grand-final-20170929-gyrgxo.html
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on October 12, 2017, 07:12:24 PM
In other Richmond news, Jacob Townsend’s re-signing remains a case of when and not if.

Source: Foxsports (https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/no-shortages-of-clubs-chasing-richmond-midfielder-anthony-miles-in-trade-period/news-story/660cc4b7a24ce737ccdcc3a063290ade)
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Owl on October 13, 2017, 07:18:53 AM
Good!  Talk about blooming in spring!  What a stuffing legend!
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: wayne on October 13, 2017, 11:02:43 AM
Dead eye!
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on October 13, 2017, 11:07:52 AM
Do we let him rot in the two's next year for most of next year and then bring him in as a surprise packet again?
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Andyy on October 14, 2017, 01:31:55 AM
Maybe he would mind doing a Brad ottens every year haha
Title: Leeton helps Tiger Townsend soak up AFL success (Daily Advertiser, Wagga Wagga)
Post by: one-eyed on November 03, 2017, 09:31:29 PM
Leeton helps Tiger Townsend soak up AFL success

Peter Doherty
Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga)
3 November 2017


A trip home to Leeton is helping Jacob Townsend get to grips with his place in history as part of Richmond’s premiership-winning team.

Townsend said the magnitude of the achievement – for him personally, and for a club hungry for success – is only just beginning to hit home, more than a month after their grand final victory against Adelaide Crows.

“To come back home and see the family and everyone, they're keen to have a chat about it so it’s probably only started to sink in now that I’m a premiership player and, yeah, it’s a good feeling,” Townsend said.

”I walk up the street and there’s always someone that wants to have a chat about the game, and say congratulations. I think the whole town was behind me and the support has been good… so it’s good coming back here.”

Among the celebrations, Townsend has fond memories of the playing group gathering in the middle of an empty MCG to sing the song late on the Saturday night.

He hasn’t got around to watching the game back yet and said the excitement of the occasion has rendered the match itself a bit of a blur.

But his two goals and that tackle will go down in history.

“I can’t remember too much of the game which is weird for me because I normally can remember games,” he said.

“I suppose everyone brings up the tackle on the boundary there on Matt Crouch. And it’s obviously always good kicking goals. I can’t even remember when I kicked them!”

Townsend said the message at quarter-time was to back their game plan, and their trademark pressure. He also overcame the disappointment of kicking into the man on the mark with a shot after the siren.

“I didn’t even know I had the free kick at first,” he said. “And then I wasn’t sure whether to drop punt or barrel. I was a bit far out and it didn’t come off.”

It was the way he responded to that minor setback that mattered, as Richmond upped the pressure, took control and didn’t let up.

It summarised his season too – the Townsend tale of being called up late in the home-and-away season, making the ‘pressure forward’ role his own, and ensuring he couldn’t be dropped.

As well as an AFL premiership, it’s also earned him at least another season at Punt Road.

“I’ll be there for another season, at least,” he said. “I haven’t signed as of yet – we’re talking through it now – but I’ll definitely be there next year.”

Townsend isn’t required back at Richmond until early December. But he said there’s a commitment among the players to make sure 2017 was no flash-in-the-pan.

“You don’t win a premiership too often so I’ve enjoyed myself the last three or four weeks… but we spoke about it within the playing group to enjoy the win but make sure when we come back for the pre-season, we’re in pretty good nick,” he said.

“We don’t want to fall behind and take four or six weeks to find our feet in the season. If you don’t start well, it’s tough to come back from there.”

Townsend said they want to learn from, not repeat, some of the history lessons of others.

“I read an article the other day about (former Hawthorn captain) Luke Hodge and the 2008 premiership – they were pretty young like us and, they didn’t take it for granted but they partied hard and they found out the next year that you can't just turn up and expect to play well or to be there again the following year.”

Townsend has also caught up with some Leeton-Whitton players, where he could trade tales of drought-breaking premierships, after his junior club claimed its first Riverina League flag with victory against Collingullie-Glenfield Park.

“I had a bit of a chat to them and obviously it was a good year for the Crows as well,” Townsend said.

(http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/LnGtdETgeChUuip9WuQrnS/160aafd2-b65e-4d00-9a01-d94be41b3cb9.JPG/r292_177_3456_2128_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg)
Jacob Townsend with his AFL premiership medal at the home of Leeton-Whitton Crows.

http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/5030596/leeton-helps-tiger-townsend-soak-up-afl-success/?src=rss
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on November 04, 2017, 06:51:30 AM
Talk about rubbing salt with that photo lool.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Owl on November 05, 2017, 09:13:23 AM
the irony
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 07, 2018, 11:16:54 PM
Towners must be made of concrete. Even in a marking contest he leaves opponents crumpled on the ground :yep.

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/AFL/status/971312247938142208
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on March 08, 2018, 01:25:18 AM
Towners must be made of concrete. Even in a marking contest he leaves opponents crumpled on the ground :yep.

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/AFL/status/971312247938142208

The Crows should sign him up to show Tex Walker how to hit a pack for a contested mark.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Willy on March 08, 2018, 10:35:14 AM
Such a good set shot and competes well in the air.

Love Towner.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: wayne on March 08, 2018, 12:05:00 PM
He got Higgins and Ziebell too, and he flies in at the centre bounce looking to kill someone almost every time!  :lol
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on March 08, 2018, 11:55:05 PM
I love the way Towner looks like he is absolutely stuffed, head bowed slightly, hands on hips sucking in the deep breaths, then as soon as his opponent is in range, he gives them a sharp bump, whack with a forearm or a hard shove.

You can see it really gets under the opposition's skin. Great to watch. Like in the Grand Final when he does it to Lever in the last qtr and Hartigan gets upset and gives Towner an elbow to the back. Towner pays him the perfect insult, he doesn't even slightly react. Hartigan looks basically like a twit, and is clearly not focussed on the job.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on March 09, 2018, 01:02:09 PM
I love the way Towner looks like he is absolutely stuffed, head bowed slightly, hands on hips sucking in the deep breaths, then as soon as his opponent is in range, he gives them a sharp bump, whack with a forearm or a hard shove.


Reminds me of Hampson but without the action  after the "absolutely stuffed, head bowed slightly, hands on hips sucking in the deep breaths" bit
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 24, 2018, 04:48:43 PM
Towner is averaging a goal with every second kick.

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Six games, 38 kicks, 20 goals, six wins, one premiership . . .

Townsend’s extreme effectiveness


Round 22, 2017 v Fremantle, Domain Stadium – 10 kicks, 6 goals.

Round 23, 2017 v St Kilda, MCG – 9 kicks, 5 goals.

Qualifying final 2017 v Geelong, MCG – 2 kicks, 2 goals.

Preliminary final 2017 v GWS, MCG – 7 kicks, 1 goals.

Grand Final, 2017 v Adelaide, MCG – 4 kicks, 2 goals.

Round 1, 2018 v Carlton, MCG – 6 kicks, 4 goals.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2018-03-23/townsend-makes-every-post-a-winner
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: mat073 on March 24, 2018, 05:35:57 PM
He's a keeper. Love him .
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on March 24, 2018, 08:40:14 PM
What is his contract status?

I thought I read his contract expires at the end of this season.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on March 24, 2018, 08:45:09 PM
Yeah might be wrong but think he got one year

Would give him three and put Grigg, Houli and Eliss x 2 all on one year each
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on March 24, 2018, 09:34:34 PM
Yeah might be wrong but think he got one year

Would give him three and put Grigg, Houli and Eliss x 2 all on one year each
IIRC you are right.

Probably on both counts.....
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on March 26, 2018, 06:10:56 PM
(https://cdndata.bigfooty.com/2018/03/474288_ab0ba941908209704c0418a6efb0cef8.gif)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/uTZjZ4v8aPlv4j3iys/giphy.gif)

Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on April 08, 2018, 06:05:39 PM
0.2 today against the Hawks. Ruining his goal to kicks conversion rate

Dud. Delist :)
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on April 08, 2018, 06:40:58 PM
0.2 today against the Hawks. Ruining his goal to kicks conversion rate

Dud. Delist :)

He's going to need to step it up over the next week or 2. There's huge pressure in our f50 on our small and medium forwards
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on April 08, 2018, 11:46:23 PM
Reckon Moore will take his spot eventually... :shh
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: eliminator on April 09, 2018, 03:13:32 PM
Would like to see Moore in team but I hope we can fit both Townsend and Moore in the team.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Slipper on April 09, 2018, 07:04:32 PM
Townsend bring a lot of physicality to the game which I reckon helps or small forwards a lot. And if he does get a shot on goal, his composure is awesome.

Reckon this is what someone wanting to take his spot will need to bring to the team.
Title: Re: Jacob Townsend [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on April 09, 2018, 10:05:18 PM
Reckon Moore will take his spot eventually... :shh

Like Moore a lot, he would give us the type of versatility in our forward line that we currently get from playing Broad down back