#10 St Francis of the Rising Star


#7310

Francis is so laid back and lacking in intensity than he makes Langford appear manic.


#7311

Marking tall plays awefull in the wet, who would of thought.


#7312

We are nearing the halfway point of the season:

  • We haven’t heard anything about his contract status.

  • He isn’t able to play in his correct position. Don’t think that will change.

  • I actually think both Redman and Ridley have overtaken him this season.

  • It’s looking like some changes will be made at the end of the season.

What do we think is going to happen? I think he is going to leave. I have said for months that all of the signs are right in front of us.


#7313

mark kick player, once it hits the ground we are a man down, attitude is shiit house, look to get something for him at the end of the year.


#7314

100% this, Played what 4 half decent games in he’s career? Jason Cloke like, 3rd man up defender or nothing


#7315

LOL you all judging a marking forward on a wet night… seriously???

He was very good last week.

Please don’t do a Woosha and drop a youngster after 1 bad game like he has been doing to Parish (who is starting to shine after a run of games) and Ridley


#7316

Francis, Parish, Redman, Begley, Laverde, Langford, McGrath play all games for the rest of the season.

We need youth!

We have traded away 3 first rounders in past 3 years.

Give these guys a proper run to get some continuity and confidence!


#7317

Tom Lynch, aka the “best player in the competition”: 3 kicks, 2 handballs, 1 mark, 2 goals (cough).

Aaron Francis, aka “get rid of him now”: 3 kicks, 9 handballs, 3 marks


#7318

I don’t think he should be dropped, but it’s not his output that’s annoyed people. His awareness was terrible on Saturday. Just a bad game though.

He needs to play in defence. It’s where he reads the game best.


#7319

Awareness is a mixed bag
He hand balled well to advantage
He got chased down from behind
Which also happened to Dusty- do the Tigers drop him for lacking awareness?


#7320

I said i don’t think we should drop him. But let’s not make ridiculous comparisons.

Dusty had 35 touches and over 700 metres gained in the wet.


#7321

I was picking you up on the generic use of ‘awareness ‘ - Francis has excellent awareness on the field
What he doesn’t have is experience as a forward- though the creative nature of forward play actually suits him better


#7322

It was a criticism of that particular game, not him as a player in general. He did lack ‘awareness’ and it was evident. Like i said, he just didn’t have a good game. This was what stood out. He should be playing and it should be in the backline.


#7323

Being a first round pick literally guarantees you 10 years at Essendon.


#7324

What’s this rumour on Deesnation…

Surely not true?


#7325

Care to elaborate?


#7326

Not sure it’s worth repeating, especially if it’s not true.

But basically Aaron was in an altercation with someone at the club…


#7327

I don’t even know what a deesnation is


#7328

Forward group review

Corrigan - “you weren’t good enough”

Francis - “what would you know?”


#7329

The footy equivalent of an AA meeting.