Player Watch #6: Jason Horne-Francis - Selection 1 in the 2021 Draft - Welcome to North Melbourne

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Nutjob

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Is this guy serious? I mean, FFS, it's fine if you aren't old enough or you just don't remember. But otherwise, don't offer your hot takes about Boomer's status in the game if you don't know anything about him.
I have watched Boomer since his debut in 96. Tell me a year and I will tell you 10 better players for that year.

Again I rated him highly, just not top 10 in the league. Is that so unreasonable?


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ferball

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What do you mean they weren’t playing?

Brown kicked 150 goals over the 07 & 08 seasons ??? He was at his absolute peak. He followed up with another 85 goals in 09.

Hall kicked a lot of goals over a long period and a lot regarded him as the best forward in the game. Right up until 2010 where he kicked 80 goals, he was an absolute gun.




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It was a joke.

I was referring to Ben Brown and Aaron Hall.
 

King Corey

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The hype around this bloke is almost out of control. Looks the goods, for sure. But will be interesting to see if Adelaide can muster one last deal that may tempt. Hope not. But you just know they will come at us again.
Unless they're throwing in the takings from the Adelaide Oval on gamedays they can GAGF.
 

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The hype around this bloke is almost out of control. Looks the goods, for sure. But will be interesting to see if Adelaide can muster one last deal that may tempt. Hope not. But you just know they will come at us again.
They'd need to come up with more than pick 6 and next year's first. Can't see how they do it now they can't trade players.

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The hype around this bloke is almost out of control. Looks the goods, for sure. But will be interesting to see if Adelaide can muster one last deal that may tempt. Hope not. But you just know they will come at us again.
There's really nothing that they can offer now that is any different to what we've already been offered.

The only thing way that they could "up" their previous offer is:

Adelaide - Pick 1
North - Pick 4, Future First, Future Second

Won't get it done for Pick 1 IMO.
 

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There's really nothing that they can offer now that is any different to what we've already been offered.

The only thing way that they could "up" their previous offer is:

Adelaide - Pick 1
North - Pick 4, Future First, Future Second

Won't get it done for Pick 1 IMO.
As it stands I reckon Fremantle are the only team that could tempt us.
We wont get any more offers. The whole world knows he is ours now.
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+ future first.
 

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There's really nothing that they can offer now that is any different to what we've already been offered.

The only thing way that they could "up" their previous offer is:

Adelaide - Pick 1
North - Pick 4, Future First, Future Second

Won't get it done for Pick 1 IMO.
Had to look it up, with them sending to Sydney Melbs pick they can only trade their first OR the second... so its Pick 4 & Future first at best only
 

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There's a fair bit of pressure on this kid. He definitely looks up to it, but plenty haven't lived up to the expectations.
That is pick 1 every year.
They don't all fail because pressure.
Only 2 x pick 1's ever have not played 100 games.
Both were talls. One of those still managed a premiership.
The Hype comes every year because pick 1 is a good young player.
 
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There's a fair bit of pressure on this kid. He definitely looks up to it, but plenty haven't lived up to the expectations.
So true. The hype is amazing. I can't wait to see him in our stripes. Hope he can handle the pressure that comes with being the number one pick - we don't have much experience handling that - in fact no experience.
 

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Imbrace pick one and what it will bring instead of finding ways to do a trade.
North will not trade Pick 1 we know what we are getting and this is a major major piece of the jigsaw.
We have finally had some luck picking up Edwards in the mid season draft and we are kissed on the dick with this years pick 1 unlike some previous pick 1’s.
This is huge for the club
 

Mjs94

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There's a fair bit of pressure on this kid. He definitely looks up to it, but plenty haven't lived up to the expectations.
It's going to be outside pressure only because when he walks in he is not going to be the great hope, he is going to join Jy, LDU, TT, Powell & Phillips plus the rest - there is so much there and as it has been said many times across many threads there is going to be a time where you might be able to stop one or two of them but not all 6. All the club has to do is get him to block the outside noise out and we're set
 

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That is pick 1 every year.
They don't all fail because pressure.
Only 2 x pick 1's ever have not played 100 games.
Both were talls. One of those still managed a premiership.
The Hype comes every year because pick 1 is a good young player.
Yeah agree.....but there hasn't been one that other clubs have tried to use multiple first round picks to acquire. Or if there has it hasn't played out in the media like this year. We don't just want him top play 100 games, we wan't him to seek and destroy. He looks like he has the goods. Can't wait to see him running around in the new Puma jumper
 

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Yeah agree.....but there hasn't been one that other clubs have tried to use multiple first round picks to acquire. Or if there has it hasn't played out in the media like this year. We don't just want him top play 100 games, we wan't him to seek and destroy. He looks like he has the goods. Can't wait to see him running around in the new Puma jumper
I reckon the guys at our club leaked those offers.
It wouldn't make sense for Richmond/ Adelaide to promote a failed offer in the media.
 

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Yeah agree.....but there hasn't been one that other clubs have tried to use multiple first round picks to acquire. Or if there has it hasn't played out in the media like this year. We don't just want him top play 100 games, we wan't him to seek and destroy. He looks like he has the goods. Can't wait to see him running around in the new Puma jumper
I'd reckon IMHO that was the biggest offer made for a pick one, ever. Sends a big message.
 

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