Free Agency Jacob Townsend [signs with Essendon as a rookie during the supplemental selection period]

tiger_tough

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I'm surprised but happy for him. Hopefully he can have an impact on field although I suspect he'll play the majority in the VFL.
 

markm106

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I didn’t mind if Melbourne has a look at him for a role player as a defensive forward who can apply pressure and knows where the goals are. Not sure he’ll make it as an inside mid. Maybe in the rotations but I don’t think he has the numbers.
 

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THE_GUN

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I didn’t mind if Melbourne has a look at him for a role player as a defensive forward who can apply pressure and knows where the goals are. Not sure he’ll make it as an inside mid. Maybe in the rotations but I don’t think he has the numbers.
Jake Lever would never play again if Townsend went to Melbourne , I fear for his health


Congratts to Towno , The man is a legend as a human and a great man for any young team
 

THE_GUN

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This boy hits hard , Very hard

Bombers will know about it during the preseason and the kids should really take notice on how much it means to Jacob
He was brilliant in 2018/19 for the kids at Richmond and left everything on the ground every game
 

Ambrosia

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Mar 11, 2010
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Bit worried that he sees himself as inside mid. I think his value lies in his ability to execute the zone and being able to compete with players bigger than himself through hardness.

As a mid he doesn’t find enough footy and is a slow decision maker so would be a designated blocker/tagger.
 

Vindicater

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Bit worried that he sees himself as inside mid. I think his value lies in his ability to execute the zone and being able to compete with players bigger than himself through hardness.

As a mid he doesn’t find enough footy and is a slow decision maker so would be a designated blocker/tagger.
Reckon Caracella has bought him in for the sole purpose of setting the tone. Not a long term solution. More a cure for the Zaharkais effect.
 

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