#10 Franga: IN OUT IN OUT


#4810

Reeks of a ploy to motivate the player…


#4811

here I was hoping for their first this and next year :smirk:


#4812

Or they’re worried about his mental state.

Who knows. I find this all particularly difficult to believe. Reckon there’s some sort of campaign going on behind the scenes. No idea what’s going to be achieved, or who by, but there’s something that didn’t sound right.


#4813

The Adelaide clubs seem to be basing their valuation on Francis’ actual exposed form rather than Blitz’s hopes and dreams. I reckon a second rounder is fair.


#4814

Big wake up call.


#4815

Hooooooooly sheeeeeet, I friggin’ hope not.


#4816

Good.

No easy way out. And a fair assessment of him from outside the club.


#4817

Probably not a bad thing


#4818

Friggin’ seriously?
Of course there’s an easy way out.
You just stop.
Done.

The kid’s just turned twenty.


#4819

Hmmmm.

Psychologically, if both Adelaide teams show little interest, it kind of leaves Aaron with one option:

GET YOURSELF MEGA FIT AND KICK SOME ■■■ FOR THE DONS


#4820

There is no way club would let him go for a 2nd rounder, neither would Bris for Schache. They are both just highly rated kids who’ve not transitioned to AFL level footy / fitness / mental side of things just yet. Francis with obvious family issues affecting, and Schache said to also have some things affecting also.

It’d have to be a worthy player or low first rounder IMO

Be interesting if Crows dig their heels in on Cameron and perhaps that becomes the leverage point later in trade period.

As someone mentioned, IF Lever trade gets done then may be more likely to look at replacing him with same type of player.


#4821

Bizarre though, given the exposed form of a second round pick is precisely nothing.

They’re either seeing it as an opportunity to extract a quality player very cheap, or …actually I don’t know what the or is.

I just hope he stays and turns into the gun that we know is inside him.


#4822

Obviously in the short term, I hope the club gives him all (more?) support on a personal level to get him through whatever tough patch he is going through.

On a team level though, if nothing ends up happening (and I want him to stay), I hope they remind him in the future that these “home” clubs showed absolutely no realistic interest or faith in him when they had the chance. We only entertained trading him him for his own well being, but back him to stay & make good.

Then big red goes on to absolutely dominate at the Bombers, and the faithful will adore him even more.


#4823

Well either way

He’s demanded a trade back home yet none of the Adelaide teams are even interested in him. It’s a big wake up call like some are saying hopefully he will realise where he is truly at.

Still think he can turn it around, he’s aggressive in the vfl and makes repeated efforts to win the ball.

Need to get jobes boxing coach


#4824

Essendon are asking for a second rounder. The SA clubs seem to think he isn’t worth a second rounder. I think he is in a weak draft. Hopefully this is a wake-up call and he is stung into action.

Personally I wouldn’t be surprised if we cut our losses and traded him for a third rounder next week. Especially considering the picks we will be giving up to get SSS.


#4825

My theory on Francis

Essendon initiated putting him on the trade table and want to trade him.

Told Francis to put it the other way around (he wants to leave due to home sickness) which increase his value (reads that EFC still want him and Francis hasn’t got the best out of himself because he’s struggling being away from home)

Essendon get a sense of his value this morning and see little interest (not even a 2nd rounder)

" We can get all 3 trades done without losing Aaron"


#4826

Just because it’s on SEN it doesn’t make it fact.


#4827

And hopefully he doesn’t think, ‘Essendon don’t want me, the two Adelaide clubs don’t want me, I miss my Mum and Dad, and I miss my mates and ■■■■ this ■■■■…’

But yeah, sure, motivation.


#4828

It’s because they know what he is like.

Reality blitz


#4829

the herald sun on the other hand…