Player Watch #10: Aaron Francis

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Dons4days

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If we let this bloke walk yet continue to play Hurley as our designated kicker then I don't know what to do.
Round 1 next year this guy needs to be the general in our backline. Much better hands & kick then Hurley.
It's time for a changing of the guard.
 

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Highly Evolved

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Announced himself. Give him a permanent B22 spot in the backline and play him ahead of the old guard (or just swing Hoosky forward). If the reports about his hesitancy to sign being positional uncertainty are true, well then I think last night he just solved the problem. Absolute bull and his fitness has improved heaps.
 

Keystone agony

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Im noticing he elevates when the significance of the game is greater. Sign of a star. Im not sure why he isnt taking more kick ins. I believe its so Hurley can pad his stats.

Move aside Hooker/Hurley please
 

Bunk Moreland

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Jesus, feels like more than that.
Stating the obvious... but he’s played a smidgen more than one season.

Some of the stuff he was doing late last year - having played about 10 games - was incredible.

But we can’t forget how green he still is and we have to expect some bumps and cockups along the way. But fu** he does some special sh*t.
 

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Howard Moon

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Howard Moon what do you reckon? Not a bad game last night, eh?
Getting better... Still had the lazy kick or two and flew 4 deep at a ball letting it over the back for easy goal..but, we persist ;)

Must say I was impressed on the wing when hd made a 20m sprint second effort to force the ball out off two opponents. Seems to be building a solid tank?
 

Dero

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Getting better... Still had the lazy kick or two and flew 4 deep at a ball letting it over the back for easy goal..but, we persist ;)

Must say I was impressed on the wing when hd made a 20m sprint second effort to force the ball out off two opponents. Seems to be building a solid tank?
I thought he was good but did see him jogging without a man when the ball had gone over his head at one point.
 

Yoda_

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Im noticing he elevates when the significance of the game is greater. Sign of a star. Im not sure why he isnt taking more kick ins. I believe its so Hurley can pad his stats.

Move aside Hooker/Hurley please
Hurley hardly takes kicks in. McKenna, Saad are the two main kickers. Just saying
 

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Facebook groups trying to stir the pot by suggesting he is set to request a trade back to SA in the coming days

I genuinely laugh at some of the "reporting" that goes on by both qualified, and unqualified journalists.
 

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It was mentioned after the game he had been offered more money elsewhere. At essendon he's currently offered a performance based contract where elsewhere it's guaranteed money. I imagine we will meet somewhere in the middle because we can't afford to lose him
 

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