Contracted Aaron Francis [requested trade to SA]

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  1. Jade

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    Sometimes you have to help yourself; by yeah club is offering all the support it can.
     

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  2. rusman

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    This, his mental wellness is bigger then football. Everyone knows someone that is affected by a mental battle of some sorts these days. All the best to the kid in or out of footy at essendon or not.
     
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  3. Heaps of fun

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    Essendon ****** him over. Would have known how badly he was struggling and the only way he could have possibly salvaged his career was a trade home as at a low value (back with loved ones/grieving family and a huge pressure relief from being a high draft pick). Despicable club.
     
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    Totally agree that an AFL club is a good place to be in terms of the support networks available. It's just a shame that an AFL club is also where you have an incredible amount of pressure and expectation heaped upon you at the same time whether actual or imagined. If it was me I know I'd be grateful for the assistance and support but at the same time I'd have it in the back of my head that the only reason this is the case is because I was drafted to play football and that is the expectation/hope at the end of the day. Couple this with the frankly bizarre situation of having thousands of supporters aware, if even vaguely, of your struggles as well as discussing it on internet forums such as this.. well I can only imagine it making things that much more difficult.
     
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    Is there much of an echo in your sphincter?
     
  6. Jade

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    LOL.

    You haven't the slightest ******* idea.
     
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    Bigfooty is not a great place for players that are struggling. You would think most would be steered clear of any social media during difficult times.
     
  9. Jade

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    Christ - this place would be the worst for a young kid having some issues.
     
  10. Beerfish

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    Yeah totally but at the end of the day, there'd be times some of them wouldn't be able to help themselves I reckon.
     
  11. kernelT

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    Poor bastard, essendon should have done whatever it takes to help get him home, as requested… but once again instead giving zero figs about the health and well being of a young man.
     

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    Same as you know jack shit about Hawthorn.

    Still it never stopped you from posting in 2012 that they had the worst list in the AFL.

    Boy did that make you look stupid.

    On topic I agree with the poster you said had no idea about the kid.

    He was homesick and Essendon once again proved what campaigners they are at trade time.
     
  13. Jade

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    Really?

    I had, what, four of your fans losing bets last year because your fanbase was totally deluded as to the quality of your list.

    Seems I knew more about Hawthorn than you guys did.
     
  14. Wild Bill

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    You have a bigfooty betting problem.
     
  15. Jade

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    You haven't the slightest ******* clue.
     
  16. Jade

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    It's not a problem when you WIN MAN.





















    I need help. :D
     
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    Wow, just wow. The kid has lost his brother and is dealing with depression and this is your post.

    Pull your head in and have a look in the mirror.
     
  18. Jordie_tackles

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    Best of luck Aaron if you are silly enough to read this far through the thread!
     
  19. BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!!

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    Get ****** not the clubs fault that both Port and Crows didn't want him such a flog comment.
     
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    You can't expect Essendon to have traded him on the cheap, and who's to say he won't come back this year and perform?
     
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    You read the post raging. If you followed the posts you would have seen the ess posters like the post. It wasn’t having a crack at Francis or his off field troubles.

    Why do I need to look in the mirror? Your post is bizarre.
     
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  22. Wild Bill

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    Club was stuck between a rock and a hard place. Contracted kid wanted to go back home - no reasonable offer received and it ends in a stalemate so he stays.

    Not sure there is blame on any party.

    However - Bigfooty is good at making up blame.....
     
  23. HairyO

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    You guys sure showed him !

    If only Adelaide had draft picks spare. Like if they had managed to squeeze a ridiculous deal out of Melbourne for something...

    The real shame is that the AFL couldnt find a away to get Adelaide an end of 1st rounder for free which could then be used to get Francis. Like they did with Ablett.

    Hawks let Brad Hill go cheaply.
     
  24. Jade

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    Hawks also have one of the poorest lists in the league.
     
  25. HairyO

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    Apparently. And JOM will never play again. But this isnt about how rubbish we are. Its about how Essendon decided an iron fist was more important than player welfare.
     
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