Aren't they both 199cm?
Aren't they both 199cm?
That looks more like Coburg Police Unit's rap sheet on Tiger Imposter with green being his arrests.......FYI... I'm keeping my own spreadsheet on this.
I’m a Lakes Entrance boy now. I had to laugh and cry at your post though as the police have been my friends here and I would’ve probably been dead without them.That looks more like Coburg Police Unit's rap sheet on Tiger Imposter with green being his arrests.......
It is a bit difficult to think of Dusty with the just the one Brownlow to be honest.
When you look at the quality of player sometimes you just have to wonder how important the time you are alive is!
Titus and his long time foe Pratt both ended up playing for Coburg after retirement and as you stated Titus kicked 119goals and Pratt kicked a 183 in the 1941 season.Perhaps if _RT_ can stand it I'll add Wrenny's picks:
Pick 8 - Jack Titus
-View attachment 1282409 if only more people knew more about him and how he is Richmond's best every player to come out of Castlemaine (sorry Dusty). Think a player the size of Daniel Rioli but with the heart of Jack Dyer and the devil may care of Dusty!:
Titus was originally recruited to Richmond from Victorian country club Castlemaine competing in the Bendigo Football League. He was noticed by the Tigers' brilliant secretary Percy Page and in 1925 at age 17 invited to play with the Richmond reserves, then known as 'The Cubs'. However, Titus' build caused concern. At just 175 cm and a bit more than 60 kg, Titus would not be considered a potential talent in the modern AFL, let alone play a key forward position as he did then. The Tigers persevered with Titus because of his excellent ball-winning ability and innate goal sense, and hoped that he would gain size as he got older.
Titus' early career was a battle for recognition at a powerful club with a number of excellent forwards. He played a single senior game in 1926, and a handful the following year but missed selection in the finals as the team finished runner-up. He attracted notice by winning the reserves best and fairest in 1928, a performance that won him a place in the Tigers' semi-final team. He booted six goals in a match-winning performance, but was more subdued in the Grand Final when Richmond went down to Collingwood for the second consecutive time.
By 1929, Titus had established himself in the senior side's forward line, playing alongside Jack Baggott. He won the best and fairest and led the club's goalkicking for the first time, but was held goalless in the Grand Final as the Tigers lost yet again. The Tigers used him as a flanker or in the pocket during the next few years as they desperately sought a combination that could break the jinx caused a succession of Grand Final losses. Finally, Richmond broke through for a premiership in 1932 and Titus was a member of the team.
In 1933 and 1934, Richmond faced South Melbourne in two Grand Finals billed as a battle of the best defence (Richmond) against the best attack (South Melbourne). The glamorous Swans triumphed the first time, but Titus was instrumental in his team gaining revenge the following year when he booted six goals to eclipse his rival Bob Pratt, the highest scoring full-forward in the game. In direct contrast to the spectacular Pratt, Titus was a hard working player, solid in the air and getting a lot of goals through opportunism and adept ground play.
For the remainder of his career, Titus was a consistent goalkicker and the team's full-forward, even though he regularly conceded several inches to taller opponents and his weight never exceeded 66 kg. His record emphasises consistency rather than big "bags" of goals, although he did have a number of notable individual performances. As Richmond's success rate slowed, he maintained his output, booting 83 goals in 1935, 84 in 1936, 65 in 1937, 72 in 1938 and 48 in 1939. By now a veteran of the team, he provided leadership to the younger players and a cool head during the big games. He earned a reputation as feisty customer who would deliberately antagonise opponents if he thought they could be distracted. Although protected by the bigger players in the team, such as Jack Dyer, Titus could handle himself and always seemed to emerge from incidents unscathed. Indeed, his ability to front up to play every week became central to his legend as a player.
Titus' golden season came in 1940. He led the VFL goalkicking for the first time as Richmond headed into the Grand Final for the first time in six years. Needing three goals to become the first Tiger to boot one hundred in a season, he duly got them, but it was little consolation as his team was thrashed by Melbourne. The next season, he dazzled by twice kicking ten goals in a match (equalling his best personal effort) and winning the best and fairest, but the Tigers were bundled out in the semi-final. A similar story unfolded in 1942 when Richmond lost the Grand Final and Titus set a record (still unbeaten) of playing in his sixth losing Grand Final team.
Season 1943 loomed as a record-breaking year for the veteran forward. He was poised to become the second player to reach 300 games and 1000 goals, and break the record streak of 191 consecutive appearances. He did the latter, but sustained serious injury for the first time causing him to miss playing in Richmond's fifth premiership. The club then decided that, at 35, his career was over. Without Titus, the Tigers stumbled to a Grand Final loss against Fitzroy, when Titus could have offered experience and another forward option. Titus accepted the decision gracefully, even though he was left stranded five games short of 300 and 26 goals from 1000.
Titus proved a point when he joined Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Coburg in 1945. He kicked 119 goals for Coburg and then retired in the middle of the next season. In all, he held the following Richmond records at his retirement:
Titus averaged 3.3 goals per game and just five players in VFL/AFL history have kicked more goals, four of those players competing in an era when more games were played in a season. Titus's record in finals, where he kicked 74 goals, has been bettered by only two men, Gordon Coventry (Collingwood) and Jason Dunstall (Hawthorn).
- Most games (since broken)
- Most goals
- Most finals games (since broken)
- Most Grand Finals
- Most finals goals
- Most consecutive games
- Most goalkicking awards (since broken)
- Most Grand Final losses
That is incredibly ironic when you consider the amazing threats that may or may not exist on a footy field in terms of sheer power and strength and he challenged them weekly, and a couple drunks did him in. The injustice of it all. I think he also came back at about aged 39 or something when the Tiges were short at Reserve grade and still kicked 12 goals then. He was a seriously good player - up there with anyone I think - and he was the size of Daniel Rioli! He kicked 970 goals - no one has looked like getting that from this Club since Roach - and even then he was off the pace still.Titus and his long time foe Pratt both ended up playing for Coburg after retirement and as you stated Titus kicked 119goals and Pratt kicked a 183 in the 1941 season.
Titus was the publican of the Limerick hotel and was sadly killed when trying to stop a fight between two drunks.
You chose wisely my friend.That is incredibly ironic when you consider the amazing threats that may or may not exist on a footy field in terms of sheer power and strength and he challenged them weekly, and a couple drunks did him in. The injustice of it all. I think he also came back at about aged 39 or something when the Tiges were short at Reserve grade and still kicked 12 goals then. He was a seriously good player - up there with anyone I think.
I was wondering who was going to pick Wiley , He was a bloody good playerRobert Wiley.
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A genuine star rover, Wiley joined Richmond in 1979 off the back of five consecutive best and fairests for Perth - in his first five seasons! He spent five years at the Tigers, playing 95 games and kicking 127 goals. He averaged 23.6 disposals and 1.3 goals per game in yellow and black and was a key member of the 1980 premiership side, forming a deadly roving duo with a young bloke called Dave Wightman, or something. In that premiership season, Wiley averaged 25.7 disposals and 1.3 goals per game, ranking 5th in the league for total disposals and 3rd for disposals per game.
In the qualifying final, Wiley had 28 disposals and 2 goals against Carlton, then 30 against the Cats in the second semi, before a lazy 26 and 3 in the granny.
In 1981 and 1982 he ranked 5th in the league for disposals per game, booting a career high 40 goals in 1982, including 7 goals and 33 disposals in the Easter Monday second half obliteration of Essendon in front of 90,000 plus, including a Richo too young to even go to a Blue Light. He kicked them from everywhere that day, sensational. In the finals that year he racked up 27 in the semi and 24 in the granny.
He left the Tiges after the 1983 season to resume winning B&Fs at Perth (3 more in a row, making it 8 out of 8). If he stayed at Richmond his legacy would be greater, but he was a deadset star. Ball magnet, quick, smart, dual sided, goal-kicking gun of a rover.
The full game's on youtube too if you're interested.
Tiger_Of_Old (hope that's the right one)