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Someone mentioned in another thread that we have apparently met with him. He’s tough at it, that’s for sure. I’d be happy if the club was keen.

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An upgrade on Bugg?

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We could do worse. I think he is a better option than Tim Smith if either McDonald or Weideman is out of action.

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1 hour ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Someone mentioned in another thread that we have apparently met with him. He’s tough at it, that’s for sure. I’d be happy if the club was keen.

Any connection with him to the great John Townsend Demon rover?

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56 minutes ago, poita said:

We could do worse. I think he is a better option than Tim Smith if either McDonald or Weideman is out of action.

Townsend is 187cm

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What’s knock on him??

He was lighting it up in the last third of 2017 kicking 16 goals in 5 matches, including the granny.

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1 minute ago, Moonshadow said:

Townsend is 187cm

and 84 kg and a forward pocket/half forward flank goal sneak.

If TMac or Weid go down we need a key position player to replace which Townsend definitely isn't

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1 minute ago, nutbean said:

and 84 kg and a forward pocket/half forward flank goal sneak.

If TMac or Weid go down we need a key position player to replace which Townsend definitely isn't

who said he was a replacement for a key forward...?

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He would suit us down to the ground, A must have with our chaos footy. Tackling  pressure would go through the roof with Viney, Vandenberg, Clarry and Townsend in the same team.

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Probably too similar to a lot of our other players to be legitimately interested in my view. 

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A yes for mine.

The whole 'rest Spargo' debate got tedious last year but having another mature body helping him out with the one percenters will do wonders for him.

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No thanks. VFL standard player that fluked a patch of good form at the right time.

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20 minutes ago, TheoX said:

No thanks. VFL standard player that fluked a patch of good form at the right time.

This about sums him up. If it wasn’t for those 11 goals he kicked in two weeks, no one would even know who he is. 

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Townsend is 187cm

Yes he's shorter than I thought he was, plays taller.

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No, he is a scrubber. Might aswell just re-draft Tom Bugg.

Don't understand the need to pick up spuds from other clubs unless they fill a need on our list.

And please dont say hes a premiership player.. he's the same boat as Mitch Morton, Steven Armstrong, Jonathon Simpkin as absolute duds who were carried throughout that finals period.

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Wasn’t Townsend the 2017 hero of the finals series and Grand Final? Defs an upgrade on Bugg, yes please!

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I know Jake as we are from the same town. Absolute ripping bloke who is from a great family. Plus also hard as nails. A massive tick from me.

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4 hours ago, Dr.D said:

who said he was a replacement for a key forward...?

Scroll up six posts above yours.

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If Garlett is finished, Townsend is up for serious consideration. 

What is the Garlett situation?

Do we intend to get him back in the Seniors or will he play out his contract at Casey??

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apart from a few weeks late 2017, his stats are pretty underwhelming. can see why toiges are delisting him. a no from me

 

Year   Team   #   GM   W-D-L   KI   MK   HB   DI   GL   BH   HO   TK   RB   IF   CL   CG   FF   FA   BR   CP   UP   CM   MI   1%   BO   GA  
Totals 47 19-0-28 267 124 217 484 32 16 9 196 24 70 56 127 37 73 1 223 264 13 27 45 2 18
Averages 6.71 40.43% 5.68 2.64 4.62 10.30 0.68 0.34 0.19 4.17 0.51 1.49 1.19 2.70 0.79 1.55 0.02 4.74 5.62 0.28 0.57 0.96 0.04 0.38
2012 Greater Western Sydney 31 11 2-0-9 50 25 38 88 2 3 2 37 6 9 10 13 11 8   40 52 3 2 5 2 3
2013 Greater Western Sydney 31 8 0-0-8 50 21 43 93   1 1 25 3 16 10 20 5 7   40 52 1   5   3
2014 Greater Western Sydney 31 8 2-0-6 47 17 37 84 1 3   60 7 6 19 29 8 22   42 46 1 2 12   1
2015 Greater Western Sydney 31 1 0-0-1 10 3 12 22 1   1 6 3 2 4 7   4   11 10   2 1   1
2016 Richmond 21 4 2-0-2 25 17 30 55     4 19 5 11 8 15 2 8   26 29 2   2    
2017 Richmond 21 5 5-0-0 32 14 17 49 16 2   19   7 2 16 5 8 1 21 24 2 8 10    
2018 Richmond 21 10 8-0-2 53 27 40 93 12 7 1 30   19 3 27 6 16   43 51 4 13 10   10

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Tall forwards: T Mc, Weid, T Smith
Medium forwards: Melsham, Petracca, Hannan
Small forwards: ANB, Spargo, (Garlett if he isn't retired)

Mids/forward: Vanders, JKH, ? Fritsch

There's not a lot of depth to our forwards. After the 7 who played in last years finals it's either T Smith or Preuss to cover the talls or midfielder types to cover the small and medium options assuming Jeffy is cactus. Obviously the draft is the number 1 priority here to find some long term quality but there's room for a ready made depth option. 

I'd be searching the delistings and state leagues looking for a crumber, but if there's not one out there I can see why you take Townsend because he's a reliable defensive pressure player who can do a job whilst the other forwards kick the goals.

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