Young gun fires fresh jab at former club

Former No.1 draft decide Jason Horne-Francis has thrown one other jibe at North Melbourne, describing coaching at Port Adelaide as one thing he had “by no means seen earlier than”.

The 19-year-old midfield gun, who sensationally requested a trade from North Melbourne after just one season, has joined Port Adelaide’s foremost coaching group after present process surgical procedure earlier than Christmas.

The South Australian went underneath the knife to have the arteries behind his knees decompressed, fixing an issue which brought about referred ache to his calves and ft.

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He took a refined dig on the Kangaroos as he spoke on stage on the Energy’s annual common assembly on Friday night time.

“It was a reasonably heavy surgical procedure that wanted to be completed,” Horne-Francis stated.

“There is no points with them now apart from some fairly heavy scars.

“All the pieces’s going very well.

“I am again in full coaching and simply the extent that we’re coaching at right here is one thing I’ve by no means seen earlier than.

“It is a aggressive setting and that is one thing I really like. The coaching normal that we’re at is superior and I am loving being on the monitor with the boys.

“Coming to a brand new membership and being in rehab was clearly robust. I wasn’t in a position to be across the boys as a lot as I might have preferred to, however undoubtedly coming again coaching now has been superior.”

Horne-Francis’ short-lived time at North Melbourne was marred by homesickness, on-field clashes with teammates and being dropped to the VFL for not finishing an ice bathtub.

Instability within the teaching ranks was additionally a consider him rising more and more disgruntled, with Alastair Clarkson changing the axed David Noble however being stood down due to the investigation into racism allegations at Hawthorn.

Horne-Francis and former West Coast livewire Willie Rioli landed at Port Adelaide by way of a four-club deal in October.

“I’ve solely been again right here for a bit, however simply to have the help community I’ve round me now and to be at an incredible membership like Port Adelaide with the good gamers and training workers and members we’ve right here is simply superior,” stated Horne-Francis, whose step father Fabian Francis is a former SANFL footballer with Port Adelaide.

“Dad introduced me up the Port means and that is all I’ve ever recognized from a younger age, so it is nice to be at Port and dwelling what I would dreamt.

“To have somebody like dad beside me and serving to me is one thing I am going to cherish. It is the most effective factor … and I really like him to bits.”

Horne-Francis’ newest swipe at North Melbourne follows a parting shot he took in his first press conference at Port Adelaide, by which he stated the Kangaroos have been an “unstable” membership.

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