#10 St Francis of the Rising Star


#5892

Why am I hearing all these in Tony Grieg’s voice?
Oh, tell a lie.
Billy Birmingham’s Tony Grieg voice.


#5893

So, so, so good. I love that he just got better and better each game. People will come to footy games just to watch him.


#5894

Imagine an overseas visitor comes to Australia watches an Essendon game on the TV.

After the game says in broken English. “Francis Arggen play very good, I like.”


#5895

Won’t play another game in the VFL again.

He is way too good for the level and now has the confidence that he knows he can do it in the AFL too.

What a foundation he has built to hit the pre season and 2019 in complete full steam


#5896

Did Francis go to handball over his head and hit himself in the face today in the VFL match?


#5897

Can confirm the head was hit. Repeat, the head was hit.


#5898

And for once it wasn’t by Johnstone!


#5899

Interesting Rawlings making a point of “put work into Francis” or something similar at the 3/4 huddle.


#5900

That’s just the typical SA accent though innit?


#5901

Was the red button triggered?


#5902

Yes, and the reaction of his teammates, woo hooing, like the player given the role was some kind of hero.
Says something, when Franga who has played a total of 9 AFL games is being tagged, albeit at a lower level.

As a matter of interest, were teams “putting work into” Jake Lever when he was at the Crows?


#5903

Melbourne was certainly putting work into lever


#5904

FWIW, I suspect Francis fading from the game had more to with his leg niggle (well, I hope it didn’t progress beyond that) than any hard tag on him.


#5905

Yep, i agree, he spent more time on the bench during the 3rd and last qtr.


#5906

#5907

I am glad Franga got some more recognition for a super mark.

BUT. WTF. $1500 ! that is a seriously insulting prize. AFL Nation needs to get some sponsors with more cash to splash. I hope they didn’t make Aaron pay for breakfast when he was there to receive it.


#5908

Let’s just be happy for the recognition.


#5909

Who gets upset at a free $1500? I have no idea who AFL Nation are, let alone why they should be expected to fork out significant amounts of money to reward people who play football in a competition they don’t run.


#5910

He can use it to pay the fine he got for the bump on Omeara


#5911

Yep. I’d take a free $1500 any day of the week.