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Player Watch #23 Buddy Franklin - All-Australian captain, equalled the record for AA selections with 8!

Discussion in 'Sydney' started by RW, Mar 23, 2014.

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How long will Buddy play for Sydney?

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  1. End of 2018

    3.7%
  2. End of 2019

    2.5%
  3. End of 2020

    13.6%
  4. End of 2021

    21.0%
  5. End of 2022

    33.3%
  6. Beyond 2022 (another contract)

    25.9%
  1. caesar88

    caesar88 Norm Smith Medallist

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    And the irony is that a lot of those games against non-finalist sides were losses, where we were decimated in inside 50s.

    In fact I hope the AA folks take that into account. We are ranked 15th in the competition for inside 50s. The three teams above us are the Bulldogs, St Kilda and Brisbane, and the three teams below us are Fremantle, Gold Coast and Carlton. That he managed to kick 57 goals, despite missing 5 games, is actually unbelievable really.
     

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  2. MC Bad Genius

    MC Bad Genius Premiership Player

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    Why were we even discussing it? Named the big fella as captain no less!!!
     
  3. Tuco

    Tuco Brownlow Medallist

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    Have to pick my stat...another record breaking AA selection perhaps, knocking a few more legends down the goal kicking lists, another Premiership?

    Not sure when...but the GOAT title shall be his.
     
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  4. Punts

    Punts Brownlow Medallist

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    Think we are all really lucky as swans fans to see one of the best players to play the game in red and white.

    Unbelievable addition on and off the field
     
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  5. Kirkswan

    Kirkswan Premium Platinum

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    100% spot on!
     
  6. Tedeski

    Tedeski Brownlow Medallist

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    Even though Buddy's signature cost us the signature of the greatest ball winner of all time?;)
     
  7. Superstar swan

    Superstar swan Brownlow Medallist

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    Wrapt for buddy. Terrific decision to make him captain
     
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  8. mattpolo8

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    Put a Facebook post up saying how I can appreciate what he did for Hawthorn but now fortunate I am as a passionate fan of Sydney to see him in red and white. He cemented himself last night as truly one of the greatest of all time. Bring on a big finals series bud. Strut your stuff. Do what you do best.
     
  9. Kirkswan

    Kirkswan Premium Platinum

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    What?
     
  10. MC_9

    MC_9 Premiership Player

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    Absolutely stoked for the big Bud. Hopefully next year he breaks the AA record. Will always be on of my all time favorite players.

    Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
     
  11. JackSwan

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  12. JackSwan

    JackSwan Rookie

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    Champion.!
     
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  13. The King!

    The King! Supervisor

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    He must regret moving to play under horse sometimes
     
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  14. Troystenvic

    Troystenvic Premiership Player

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    Had a good season but cant carry the club from here on in. Looked cooked most of the season but natural talent makes him something else. Hopefully a good rest and a full preseason will help but we may have already seen the best of him
     
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  15. The King!

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    Well yep he won’t be as good but he can still be a star

    I just think we need to manage him

    He can miss the odd game when fit not finally when he is crippled
     
  16. TheMase

    TheMase Brownlow Medallist

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    I think he has plenty left in him. Has been hobbling around all year.

    Let him rest now / on a program until after Christmas and look forward to a fit Buddy in 2019.
     
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  17. The King!

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    I agree

    His best is past him but that’s because he is 31

    I think he will play the deal out
     
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  18. scaryness

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    I thought he looked out of shape for chunks of the season. Didn't matter a whole lot but just noticed it.
     
  19. The King!

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    He is heavier as a swan
     
  20. caesar88

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    Looked hampered tonight (and played against an opponent at his peak) but the team did absolutely NOTHING to give Bud even a sniff of getting into the game. Every kick went either over his head, to his feet, or to a two onto one or three onto one.
     
  21. TheMase

    TheMase Brownlow Medallist

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    Needs the extra weight and strength to carry the team?

    Amiright? :p
     
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  22. The King!

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    He will be a big boy post footy I reckon
     
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  23. Punts

    Punts Brownlow Medallist

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    What’s his weight at

    He does look bigger
     
  24. The King!

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    They are never honest

    But yeah looks skinny in the 13 goal video compared to today
     
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  25. Heeney2Franklin

    Heeney2Franklin Brownlow Medallist

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    Needs to know his limitations to play under duress 2017 Semi and today whoever made the call got it wrong.
     
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