#10 St Francis on the Joy of Poverty


#2894
  1. He’s ready, himself; and
  2. Form dictates.

Aaron decides 1, IMO.

Holding him back out of sympathy or misguided hyper-empathy is not helpful.

Believe in him.


#2895

Blitz would never do that!

That’s a useful phrase.


#2896

and like economists and traders who read every Federal Reserve statements for changes in terms…

Worsfold had previously said fitness was there but commented that he would become more ‘match hardened’ over time. Now saying he is basically match hardened.

I am now getting hardened.


#2897

giphy


#2898

Ease him in :wink:

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#2899

Please have a good game. Please have a good game. Please have a good game. Please have a good game. Please have a good game. Please have a good game. Please have a good game. Please have a good game. Please have a good game.


#2900

Okay, seems like a good time to rip this out again…

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#2901

Agreed. A big percentage gain against the worst team in the league will put us in third spot on the ladder.


#2902

I can feel a thread title change coming on …


#2903

What does Austin think about this?


#2904

tl:dr ITS TIME


#2905

Austin Lucy’s diminutive appendages


#2906

FRING


#2907

On board.


#2908

IMO what Francis brings is exceptional intercept marking…but at the expense of mobility.

So his role overlaps a bit with Hooker.

I can’t see him being picked unless Hooker is injured or moved forward again.


#2909

This is what happened the last time someone compared Francis’ mobility to Hooker’s.


#2910

Since going back, Hooker is now going to the no 1 opposition tall forward. He is playing a much more negating role. The role Francis would play is more like Dea or Marty: intercept defender. But Francis is not slow. In the VFL, Francis even has stints in the midfield and plays OK.


#2911

His mobility is good. His burst/power over a short distance is really good. He’s not a lumbering type at all. His tank is never going to be that of one of the elite running mids, but I don’t think he’s costing the side mobility compared to many whose role he might be rotating through. (Dea, Goddard, Ridley, Hurley, even Stringer and Laverde if he was to go forward, etc etc)


#2912

FRANGS ability to burst from a standing start gives him a distinct advantage over many his size,and particularly Hooker.

This kid WILL be a star,as long as his mental health is maintained,and he continues to tick all the training boxes.


#2913

Nahhh