#10 St Francis of the Rising Star


#6528

Or he could have played elsewhere…


#6529

2nd ruck? Nope

Hard running CHF? Nope

Eject Ridley from HBF? Not this time

I’m pro- Francis, an actually was all for him playing fwd when we first got him as 3rd tall which Stringer now has.

But in a week when we already playing a barely part time fwd up there in Clarke (or Belly) who will be playing from goal square, to have another very inexperienced one there would be counter productive to us winning the game IMO


#6530

Can we just the title of this page to: Francis - dropped, not rested


#6531

Why is that some weeks you justify changes by saying that the changes are like for like and then other times you justify it by saying they must want extra run or more height, etc…

You can have any formation that you actually like. There are no hard rules that a player has to be like for like and nor should there be.

When we start putting wins on the board each year and we start winning finals then the selection committee will start getting some respect.


#6532

If Francis get get a game anywhere on the field in this current side he really needs to have a chat to his manager


#6533

In starting to not like Richardson.


#6534

You said he’s not competing with Ambrose.
I assumed you meant Hurley.


#6535

Remember last week how we so happy to have a stay-at-home clunking full-forward (who wasn’t TIPPA)?

WE WERE WRONG.


#6536

You know what they say about assuming…


#6537

Well don’t be coy.


#6538

I’m a bit worried about making the assumption that I assume would be the correct conclusion to this.


#6539

Just on that, do you think we didn’t need more height against a taller Brisbane forward line? I think Hooker is needed back for his height and strength. If that wasn’t the case, then i’d say play Hooker forward and Franga back. He wasn’t going to push out Hurls. I don’t think he should be playing forward.

Or would you leave out Ambrose? Or Ridley? Apologies if you’ve already answered this.


#6540

Flaming Stupid.


#6541

Who knows whether we need more height?

I saw Zlarke get outmarked by a guy half his size last week.

I alos witnessed both Belly and Zlarke get beaten by Gawn and in Bellys case get beaten each week he’s played.

It’s easy for some to sit back and justify the clubs choices even though the results aren’t or shouldn’t be reflecting any such confidence in them.

The talented young players are the future of this club and I don’t think its an unfair expectation that they play considering it was the "experienced’ players that let us down at the start of last year and it was the experienced players that let us down again so far this year.


#6542

Didn’t he get thrown forward in round 1??

Another bull s h i t excuse


#6543

You didn’t answer my question though. I just gave my opinion on what i thought looked right. I wanted yours. How would you re-shuffle to fit him in? Hooker forward and a smaller defence?


#6544

Yep. They put him forward because nobody down there could take a mark. He kicked a goal too.


#6545

Smartest move a person could do imo

Get paid more in the media for none of the responsibility and you receive no scrutiny whatsoever. And it leaves more time for affairs of the heart, perhaps too much time.


#6546

Play him forward instead of Brown.


#6547

Fair enough. I don’t like him forward.