Player Watch #10: Aaron Francis - Staying at Essendon! - 19/10

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Put it out there
  1. BomberTime

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    I can't see a deal getting done here. Essendon would be after an end of first round around.

    Port don't have the picks required to facilitate the trade.

    Adelaide will more than likely have picks 10 (Lever), 16, 18 (Cameron). If Gibbs nominates, then one of them will be needed, possibly two. I can't see Adelaide spending any of those picks on Francis.

    I think this wil drag on through the trade period and we try but only get offered later picks for him. He stays and buckles down and they boys get around him.
     

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  2. Stopher

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    If Adelaide consider him an afterthought in the pursuit of Gibbs, fine. Port also don't have much in the way of picks. Ok.

    Given the situation, and considering he had signed an extensIon, I don't see why a trade must be facilitated at any cost.

    I'd hope the club risk his value dropping a round in the next 12 months in order to see if this whole thing can be turned around.
     
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    Yes I believe you are in agreement with Mr Package.
     
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    Would prefer a good inside midfielder but there are none available so MR Package will do.
     
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    I said they haven't said he's massively discontented! :D
     
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    Outstanding communication gentlemen. You have my backing for re-enacting who’s on first base :D
     
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    Hahaha I wasn't entirely sure whether ant555 was being clever or entirely missed my point, either way I like it though. :D
     
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    This is what happens when men try to multitask ;) Well according to Mrs Ant it is so I am running with it.
     
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    Trying to be clever after failing one of the basics of a forum , reading :D
     
  10. Wayne's-World

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    Sorry for intrusion, but think you're correct ......probably #18

    Port don't have a first round pick & their next is #29 ......that won't get Francis
     
  11. Bomber_Dan

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    I would take 18 and run, don't think Adelaide would give that up. Hopefully we give him another preseason to get it all together both mentally and physically.
     
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    This. And if hes feeling off and wants some extended leave, of course he'll be granted it.
     
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    Crows would do well losing Lever+18 and gaining 10+27+Francis from Melbourne and Essendon imo

    And still go to the draft with 10,16,27
     
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    That would still leave some picks to get Gibbs.


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    We're trying to use 10+ to get into top 5 of the draft .......IMO the Essendon deal (if it happens at all?) will be a straight trade ......probably you need the pick to get all your new trades completed, whilst holding #11
     
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    We wont be keeping 11
     
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    I don't want to see him go but the fact an obviously tallented South Australian actually wants to go home would be a very good look for the Crows (members) after the GF and loss of another good player to Victoria.

    Guessing of course but this may be a bit more motivation for them to table something competitive.
     
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    Why is that ......surely not req for Smith, Stringer? .....another 2017 #18? plus a 2nd 2018?
     
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    I'll defer to the people who actually watch juniors and VFL and talk about his talent, but he's obviously struggled to make the step up and a reasonable trade could be a win for all involved.
     
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    Not in a direct swap but I think the dogs will get it with something coming back to us.

    Smith is uncontracted so GWS dont have that much leverage.

    Saad could be a bit tricker but I think GC will eventually accept a 2nd rounder as the core trade. The suns might also possibly be interested in bird howlett or colyer for some depth as steak knives.
     
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    You think the Smith trade will get done first followed by Saad and then Stringer last
     
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    Totally agree although he was a #6 draft pick he has shown bugger all . A few years ago we had a kid who was unfit and lazy ala Francis except he played 30 or so games and looked like something . Francis is jay neagle mark 2
     
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    Is it confirmed he wants to leave or is it just a rumour?
     
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    His manager has 'requested it' but understands it will be difficult for it to happen.
     
  25. bombreys

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    Jesus H Christ. Jay Neagle Mk2?

    People are grossly overstating the fitness thing here.

    Our coaching department didn't think Josh Jenkins was ready either. Footy clubs get things wrong sometimes.