Jacob Townsend

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by Windy_Hill » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 pm

our biggest problem is not players 1 to 15. Sure we lack a true A grade inside mid but most of our best 15 would comfortably get a game in a top 6 club.

Our problem is the quality and depth plummets when you look at players 16 to 22. Its why guys like Langford, Laverde, Begley, Ham, Guelfi get more game time than they deserve or are ready for.

Bringing in the likes of Cutler, Hibberd, Phillips and possibly Townsend provides some breathing space for players who are either not ready or through lack of form need serious VFL time. None of these four players are a downgrade on any of the aforementioned group and may well in fact be better. As a minimum they provide a degree of depth and competition for places in the best 22. Importantly, they cost virtually nothing.

The challenge for EFC is to now acquire some blue chip midfield talent to take the Top 15 to a top 4 rating compared to other leading clubs. Where is our Fyfe, Dangerfield, Neal, Martin, Coniglio, Cripps, Yeo.... Without such a player we remain one dimensional.

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by Rover99 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:35 pm

Phillips I just don't get. Haven't we learnt our lesson in that department? Now come on, Make me eat s**t and I'll gladly apologise to Dodo. "Began his career in 2011 and hopes to be a regular senior player...." vingertje vingertje vingertje

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by Windy_Hill » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:03 pm

Deal Done

Welcome to the Hangar Jacob

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by BenDoolan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:34 pm

Where’s ‘Big Kev’ when you need him?

Unfortunately, you can't drown a witch!

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by Windy_Hill » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Where’s ‘Big Kev’ when you need him?


Not sure if you are just “excited” by the prospect of Towner in the lineup or lamenting the fact that our squad is now largely made up of the cheap stuff in the supermarket aisle.

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by Rover99 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:16 am

Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Where’s ‘Big Kev’ when you need him?


Not sure if you are just “excited” by the prospect of Towner in the lineup or lamenting the fact that our squad is now largely made up of the cheap stuff in the supermarket aisle.
I'm guessing it's the latter - but at least he didnt put a clip of Dad's army in there :D :D

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by Crazyman » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:48 am

Rover99 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:16 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 pm
BenDoolan wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Where’s ‘Big Kev’ when you need him?


Not sure if you are just “excited” by the prospect of Towner in the lineup or lamenting the fact that our squad is now largely made up of the cheap stuff in the supermarket aisle.
I'm guessing it's the latter - but at least he didnt put a clip of Dad's army in there :D :D
Some mothers do ave em?

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by nudder12 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:19 am

Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 pm
the fact that our squad is now largely made up of the cheap stuff in the supermarket aisle.
And I thought you were a fan of our latest acquisitions.
Funny how so many are "excited" by a bunch of "has beens".

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Re: Jacob Townsend

Post by Windy_Hill » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:27 pm

nudder12 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:19 am
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:33 pm
the fact that our squad is now largely made up of the cheap stuff in the supermarket aisle.
And I thought you were a fan of our latest acquisitions.
Funny how so many are "excited" by a bunch of "has beens".
I wouldnt say fan but in general I can see them playing a role. My comment was an attempt to understand what BD was suggesting with his cryptic tweet

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