#10 Aaron Francis - “Hurley, except he’s a better mark”


#1625

Got it. I’ve just seen the story on the AFL website. Gives us a hell of a lot more information than we had from yesterday’s piece rolled together with the Laverde news.


#1626

This would have seemed a lot more impressive had I not met you a few days ago…


#1627

Missed your chance, kid.


#1628

Shut the thread down. The kid is clearly going through some serious problems and right now footy is a non issue. Sounds like the club is doing all they can to support him. The discussion and guessing around his health can’t be helping. Leave the kid alone.


#1629

I thought you would have had a beret and a moustache?


#1630

What was it like hip and shouldering the Titanic?


#1631

Damn, we could have had Curnow!

Get well soon Francis, so maybe you can play 50 games one day.


#1632

I was pleasantly surprised at how supportive the general public’s Facebook comments were on the club’s post about Aaron.


#1633

Appreciate the feedback he is such a talent and I love watching him play. I just hope he gets happy and healthy and can fulfil that talent


#1634

Thank god for this thread, we’ve all been far too nice to each other in the off-season so we really needed an injection of eating our own, abuse and puns to get us through.


#1635

Nah, still impressive for mine…


#1636

Indeed. Perhaps more so, come to think of it.


#1637

You see… :slight_smile:


#1638

Very impressed by what Woosha had to say, very glad that Aaron’s wellbeing is the primary consideration.


#1639

I’d be lying if I said I knew what a cortisone injection was beforehand too.


#1640

I’ve had 5 or 6 corrisone shots, from 40 to 30 years ago. Never any side effects for me.


#1641

Injury plagued, still not AFL fit, homesick, possible mental health issues - the odds are well and truly against him forging a successful AFL career.
No-one should expect much, if anything, from Francis in 2018.


#1642

As a club, we have been fairly lucky with the mental health of players needing time away from football(which we are publicly aware of). From memory this is the first time a player has asked for time away because of mental health issues.

It’s seriously laughable reading comments from people making outlandish statements about someone’s ability to work & train effectively with mental illness. Scientific evidence will confirm that Mental illness effects physical wellbeing, and physical wellbeing effects mental wellness. It’s a cycle.

I don’t think its appropriate to be talking about list management issues right here, right now.


#1643

Rather than closing the thread, can we stop discussing all the horriblemental health stuff and just recommence harmlessly making fun of his gingerness?


#1644

It can also turn around very quickly. He could be back in a few weeks. No one knows. And there shouldn’t be any expectations on returns.