#10 St Francis of the Rising Star


#6166

I certainly see a leaner frame this year compared to last year.
If Francis is training with the mids could it be a means of providing him with a more intensive cardio/training program, not necessarily meaning he will play a midfield role.
I really don’t see him as a midfielder at all. He’s still learning his craft as a defender to now thrust him into the midfield doesn’t make sense to me.
Anyone know if the mids have a different training/ running program to defenders, forwards etc?


#6167

He certainly wasn’t demonstrating midfield-level fitness in the run-throughs at training last Wednesday. Was consistently a significant last.


#6168

Clearly, the photo on the left is him jogging, the photo on the right is him Marngrooking.


#6169

A bargain at pick 6? It’s a pretty damn early draft pick to say ‘bargain’

Weitering, Schache, Oliver, Mills and Darce are all pretty damn handy players.

And I’d love Hopper in our side as well picked @ 7.

Reckon himmelberg, Hipwood and maybe right at the end Menengola were bargains.

Would love Hipwood and Himmelberg at Essendon.


#6170

Francis and Ridley: forward or back or midfield?


#6171

Must have missed that memo.


#6172

That’s because it’s top secret.


#6173

Yes that’s right - utility


#6174

When Francis is the number one player in the league will he be considered a bargain? They bang on about McGovern. Francis is simply better.

If that list

Weitering has flatlined
Schache gone backwards
Oliver a gun
Mills is a solid half back flanker who hasn’t come on as hoped
Darce at this stage is a second rotation midfielder
Hopper is a bull
Hipwood a giraffe
Himmelberg has a cool name
And ‘Meh’negeloa isn’t much good


#6175

Hipwood will be a star, great to watch.


#6176

Can’t tell if that post is taking the ■■■■ or not


#6177

You disagree?


#6178

Reckon franga is still very much operating on potential as opposed to few of those who to date have out put more.


#6179

Schache will get better at the Dogs


#6180

Yep. Frank is probably the most talented player on our list. Still scratching the surface.


#6181

Has already been better at the Dogs.


#6182

Francis is better than the Eagles McGovern?
■■■■ me dead give the kid a chance to develop.

McGovern isn’t a 3 x AA by accident


#6183

He actually went to training!


#6184

How ■■■■■■■ good would it be to have the top 3 in the Crichton 2019 as Joey, Shiel & Francis??


#6185

Personally I don’t care if it’s Ham, Jok and Gown running top 3 as long as we win the flag