Player Watch #23 Buddy Franklin - 50 goals away from 1,000

How long will Buddy play for Sydney?


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Kennedy Parker

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Lance Franklin
Lance Franklin is a giant of the game. The star Sydney Swans forward has played 300 AFL games, won two premierships with Hawthorn, is the seventh-greatest goal-kicker in VFL/AFL history, is one of just five men with eight All Australian blazers and is the most recent player to have kicked 100 goals in a season. The Western Australian is also one of just two players in the game’s history, along with former Swan and Saint Tony Lockett, to have booted 300 goals for two clubs. Franklin was added to a leadership group for the first time in his career ahead of season 2020, joining co-captains Josh Kennedy, Luke Parker and Dane Rampe, as well as Callum Mills. But the 33-year-old, who was named captain of the 2018 All Australian team, has long been considered an exceptional unofficial leader, so great is his impact on Will Hayward, Nick Blakey, Ben Ronke and the rest of Sydney’s young forwards.

Lance Franklin
DOB: 30 January 1987
DEBUT: 2005
DRAFT: #5, 2004 National Draft
RECRUITED FROM: Dowerin (WA)/Perth (WAFL)/Hawthorn

 

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RW

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Given that the season is now underway and the conversation on Buddy has evolved somewhat since news of the deal broke last year, I think now is as good a time as any for a new thread to freshen up the board as the old one had amassed well over 1,000 posts and the focus has shifted from Buddy deciding to play for the Swans to how he plays for the Swans and everything else.

Feel free to discuss any news, updates, etc relating to our highest profile recruit here!
 
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Maenad

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Thx. I like the Buddy #2 version. Let's start a fresh and embrace positivity.

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Punts

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Interesting read in this weeks SEN inside Footy , how we structure up forward with Buddy , Tippett , Reid etc , is his best footy behind him , culture etc etc
 

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cinderella man

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its a joke and it might just blow up in the clubs face
A joke is understatement Punts !!! Just heard Longmire say in his press conference that Tippett wont play this week or next but they hope to have him back soon. Seriously WTF ??? I will be the broken record but seriously both Tippett and Goodes sagas are a farce. Tippett supposedly had this tendonitis while he was waiting to resume from his suspension and returned to kick 30 odd goals in half the season playing with it so just get him the out there and make him earn his overstated keep.
 

Punts

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A joke is understatement Punts !!! Just heard Longmire say in his press conference that Tippett wont play this week or next but they hope to have him back soon. Seriously WTF ??? I will be the broken record but seriously both Tippett and Goodes sagas are a farce. Tippett supposedly had this tendonitis while he was waiting to resume from his suspension and returned to kick 30 odd goals in half the season playing with it so just get him the out there and make him earn his overstated keep.
Now will miss the crows game ( looks a little soft )
 

Superstar swan

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Maybe it is time for the club to seriously start to look for a new med department. Our injury and injury management has been exceptionally poor the last few years....pretty much cost us a chance at back to back last year
 

baja

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So much for Sydney's "no acorns" policy.
I noticed the press are trying to start more sh*t with Buddy posting pics of him today at Bondi with two hot chicks in bikinis trying to suggest a rift between him and his model missus. They skip over the bit of the other two blokes there one who is Hanners who is soaking in the rays right next to Buddy.

I will start to worry when the stories start becoming about Hanners burying his nuts in Buddy's beard.
 

Punts

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They implied hannebery is on drugs

Mainly essendon crap though
He has put on weight but not from drugs , should be eating brown rice instead of white rice that's all. Have not watched since the loss 360 or OTC , are we still sh*t and is buddy finished , they still talking about us
 

The King!

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He has put on weight but not from drugs , should be eating brown rice instead of white rice that's all. Have not watched since the loss 360 or OTC , are we still sh*t and is buddy finished , they still talking about us

Turn on punts, its more north are sh*t
The media only have one week memories we didnt play
 

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