Player Watch #10: Aaron Francis

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Ahhh what?

Missing Cale Hooker (DEF | $421,500), intercept defender Aaron Francis (DEF | $350,900) was forced into a more accountable role, and were exposed - as a player who was expected to be a decent mid-priced defensive option, his requirement to ‘play tall’ against the Cats wasn’t encouraging from a SuperCoach owner’s perspective.”
 

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Its the 'exposed' part i have an issue with, was hardly exposed as a player having to be accountable
I think they meant exposed in the sense that he's unlikely to score well and play an accountable role, at this stage of his career it's beat the man or score highly on SC. He's also poorly priced, not really SC / Fantasy viable.
 

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I think they meant exposed in the sense that he's unlikely to score well and play an accountable role, at this stage of his career it's beat the man or score highly on SC. He's also poorly priced, not really SC / Fantasy viable.
He was never in my thoughts for that anyway especially early on in the year but he may be a good option in the 2nd half of the year.
 

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I’d love the club to make a package of the first two jlt games where he is getting blocked off the ball backing into contests, especially in the Carlton game. Think clubs are going to educate their forwards to take him out early.
 
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Can’t wait to watch Franger this season....looks like a footballer now and was the cleanest player we had across JLT.

If no injuries, I believe he will be close to the best player on our list by the end of the season. The comparison to Hodge above....never occurred to me before but it’s a good one.
 
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I think Aaron Francis is a prototype version of Luke hodge...but a better contested mark. He obviously doesn’t have the leadership genius that hodgy did/does, but, already i tout him as a better player both skillfully and physically.


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Love this - mainly because of how hawks fans would feel reading it.

Along with toughness and his precision left foot, Hodge's leadership is a massive chunk of what he offered.
For mine Francis is a very different type and it's hard to compare the two.

However - I do reckon he could emerge as a real hard nut. Hoping so - we need a few.
 
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