I’ve always hoped Francis would become a Pavlich type of player, that can play forward, back and midfield but honestly my head says he is best suited as an intercept marker like Hurls.
I want to keep him if we can. He’s worth the risk of him walking away from footy as I think he’s an extraordinary talent. Settling him back, keep hooker forward (I can’t believe I’m saying that) and just PLAY HIM.
What little we’ll end up for him now we come back to bite us down the track.