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Jacob Townsend

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GWS 2012-2015. 28 games.
Richmond 2016-2019. 20 games.
Essendon 2020. 12 games.

9 seasons. 60 games. 1 premiership.

Well done JT.
 
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Midsy

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Whatever happens now, he’ll always be a part of Richmond FC folklore.

He shone briefly, but oh so brightly.
 
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UKTiger

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Towner may have had limited talents but he gave everything he had to the game and got a couple of medals to show for it. His 2017 final game was great with his kicking and tackling especially burying Crouch into the MCG turf. Always will be remembered fondly by most of us
 
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Mac

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Good on him.

2017 Grand Final -

18 minute mark of the 2nd quarter and we’re 8 points down. Clear free to Towner. They guy next to me reckons he’ll miss. I had very little doubt he’d glide it straight through the middle...and so he did. Very, very important goal..

18 minutes into the last quarter and a sealer will allow me to bask gloriously for the remainder of the greatest game I’d been to. Towner intercepts the kick in, goes back, slots it and I hear him say in my mind “mate....soak it up!”


What a magnificent grasp of an opportunity and a worthy Richmond premiership player. Always looked his best in the yellow and black!
 
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I still think if there is one turning point in the 2017 Grand Final, then it's THAT tackle.
The second quarter looks one-sided if you look at the scoreboard now in hindsight or even watch it again, but it was five scoring shots a piece and I remember at the game thinking the whole quarter was such a tight arm wrestle. I was very surprised after the game to realize that they hadn't kicked a goal in the quarter.
I reckon it was a real struggle and that tackle went a long way to breaking them.
 
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DavidSSS

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I still think if there is one turning point in the 2017 Grand Final, then it's THAT tackle.
The second quarter looks one-sided if you look at the scoreboard now in hindsight or even watch it again, but it was five scoring shots a piece and I remember at the game thinking the whole quarter was such a tight arm wrestle. I was very surprised after the game to realize that they hadn't kicked a goal in the quarter.
I reckon it was a real struggle and that tackle went a long way to breaking them.

Yeah, that was a very tight quarter, but I was the opposite. I remember hearing that Adelaide had scored most of their goals in the second quarter in 2017. So, watching a tight tussle, but I was very aware of Adelaide not kicking any goals in their scoring quarter. As the time ticked down in that quarter I'm just willing them to keep Adelaide goal-less in the second quarter. At half time I knew we were a chance, little did I know we would roll over the top of them and I was not confident, but we were in it up to our eyeballs.

Townsend was great at the end of 2017, thought he would go on and play 100 games for us but it wasn't to be.

Hope he gets an opportunity somewhere, he has talent, he seems to work hard, there must be a place for him somewhere.

Will always be a tiger after that Grand Final.

DS
 
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kiwitiger

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I still think if there is one turning point in the 2017 Grand Final, then it's THAT tackle.
The second quarter looks one-sided if you look at the scoreboard now in hindsight or even watch it again, but it was five scoring shots a piece and I remember at the game thinking the whole quarter was such a tight arm wrestle. I was very surprised after the game to realize that they hadn't kicked a goal in the quarter.
I reckon it was a real struggle and that tackle went a long way to breaking them.
Yeah early in the quarter they still looked to have a spring in their step , probably blew a few opportunities , and then it started to turn

I think it was more about us taking away how they liked to play in that quarter that got inside their heads ,

The defensive pressure was getting to them , and Towners tackle was symbolic of us hunting them down
 
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artball

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is that it for Townsend now ? what an odd career .. good luck to him.
as others have mentioned the 2017 GF has his name on it and he's a Tiger for life.
 
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waiting

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Yeah early in the quarter they still looked to have a spring in their step , probably blew a few opportunities , and then it started to turn

I think it was more about us taking away how they liked to play in that quarter that got inside their heads ,

The defensive pressure was getting to them , and Towners tackle was symbolic of us hunting them down
Once they started the ‘panic’ kicking in the backline we were in with a chance.
That Towner ‘spear’ hurt.
At half time they were arguing amongst each other.
They thought we would ‘roll over In ‘their ‘ second quarter( as other teams had during the year ).
We didn’t.
Rest is history.

Forever grateful for that purple patch of Towner period.
He has a medal.
Premiership player.

Come back to our VFL side.
 
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jokershoppe

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MAKE OUR TREASURE captain or joint captain of our vfl side along with steve morris possibly.
 
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DavidSSS

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Interesting that it is actually a medal but is still known as the J.J.Liston Trophy.

Really?



DS
 
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DavidSSS

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Once they started the ‘panic’ kicking in the backline we were in with a chance.
That Towner ‘spear’ hurt.
At half time they were arguing amongst each other.
They thought we would ‘roll over ‘ in their second quarter.
We didn’t.
Rest is history.

Yeah, really didn't get that. Adelaide thought they had our measure and they would prevail no matter what.

I don't get how any team can think the other side has no way of beating you, it is a Grand Final, the other team made it and will be going as hard as they can.

A truly great team will know when they need to find an extra gear. They know that things need to change when the other side prevents you from implementing your normal game.

Look at the way Geelong kept pummelling Port in that massive Grand Final win, I think they took the foot off late in the last quarter, we kept hammering GWS in last year's GF until the last minute.

We went in going hard, believing we could win. Players like Townsend and a lot of others knowing this was the chance to play the game of their lives so they did. WTF Adelaide were doing/thinking is a mystery. Maybe the way they kicked a few easy goals in the first quarter gave them a false sense of the effort needed to win.

DS
 
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