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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. RW

    RW Premium Platinum

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    Davis did play him extremely well today, and the delivery he got was atrocious.
     
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  2. Tedeski

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    Unpopular opinion I know but is the reason our talent depth is thin & more of the same so we need him fit all year.
     
  3. Heeney2Franklin

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    Davis stays on the field and we likely lose round 22 and struggle to make the 8.
     
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  4. Heeney2Franklin

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    What i wanna know is how the heck did they underdone players perform at such a high level Green, Williams etc looked like they didnt miss a game.
     
  5. TheMase

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    Was clearly hampered. Was unable to get up the ground at all. 0 inside 50s (ave 5), 2 Marks (ave 7), 2 score involvements (ave 9), 0 tackles (ave 2).

    Shouldn’t have played clearly but in saying that, McCartin didn’t fare well with even him there so I am not sure what other options were available to us.

    Earlier in the year we should have tried Cameron in the ruck and Sinclair up forward but oh well.
     
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  6. Heeney2Franklin

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    Definately more than just a "tight" groin looks like your typical 5-6 week injury he was back playing in 3.
     
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  7. The King!

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    He didn’t move too badly at times, decent delivery would of helped, he wasn’t fit enough to overcome it
    Just a shame he has effectively been useless the last two finals we played
     
  8. Superstar swan

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    Imo buddy should lose a little weight. I dont think he is overweight but he doesnt require that much size especially at this point of his career. If he was contested marking player,that would be different as the extra strength would be handy, but hes not. If he lost say 5kgs, he would be much lighter on his feet and may even extend his career/form as he ages
     
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    Hes not fat or overweight by any means,when fit he is still at his age a freakish mover. Id just like to see hin ahed a couple of kgs to help take the stress off of his body, similar to goodes in the latter stages of his career
     
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    Well if it is true he hardly trained this year then it’s hardly surprising he would have put on a little weight.
     
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  12. scaryness

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    Anyone blaming Buddy is ignorant or trolling

    See main board.
     
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    He's a man as a swan, was still just a boy before...
     
  14. The King!

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    I think we have bulked him up a bit

    Mind you the stripes are always more flattering except for the poo and wee
     
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    Why? You're out of line with saying it's trolling.
    39 inside 50's for 0 goals & second worst rated player on the ground behind McCartin.
    Davis has also be lauded with the best performance of the round by all & sundry.

    Now the poor guy is obviously not right & hasn't been right for most of the year. But he ran out meaning he thought he could make a contribution. He takes a fair portion of the blame along with the midfield in the second half.

    This place is gold sometimes.
     
  16. scaryness

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    No forward could have succeeded with the conditions, the injury, the delivery and the midfield smashing that Sydney compiled together on Saturday.

    And I was referring to very specific, baiting posts that were clear troll attempts.
     
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    Theres a brick wall here if you want to bang your head against it
     
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    Buddy Franklin isn't just any forward though so he should have been good for one goal. Don't excuse him from being part of "the worst score in the history of finals". As for baiting posts, good luck with that.
     
  19. The King!

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    Buddy to be held to account for the result

    Highly paid coach not held to account for the result

    Some people have NFI
     
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    One goal in last 4 finals.
     
  21. BloodySwan

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    I know he hasn't been fit all year but he had zero movement on the weekend. Didn't help that the delivery was absolutely atrocious as well and never to his actual lead. Davis was given a very easy job on the weekend covering Buddy
     
  22. swansfan51

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    This week's fun fact, this year Franklin moved into 9th place on the all-time Swans goalscorers list with 337.

    Next season he will have his eye on Ted Johnson (385) and Tony Morwood (397), and in 2020 it is look out Bob Skilton
     
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  23. Superstar swan

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    Im not sure why but for some reason, buddy having kicked 337 goals has surprised me. How many players have kicked 500 goals for two different clubs
     
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    No player has ever kicked 500 goals for two different clubs.

    Tony Lockett is the closest, 898 for his main club and 462 for the Swans
     
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    Incredible...buddy a lock to achieve it
     
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