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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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    That is just not true. He kicked 4 in an elimination final last year and would have kicked even more had he not missed half that game.

    He's been under an injury cloud in his last 4 finals anyway.
     

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  2. The King!

    The King! Supervisor

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    I like his fitness is an excuse we lost finals but then the record is used to criticise him

    We wouldn’t play finals without buddy the last 2 years
     
  3. scaryness

    scaryness Moderator

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  4. Heeney2Franklin

    Heeney2Franklin Brownlow Medallist

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    Had another round of Knee surgery today according to Harley, poor bastard seems to have knee cleanouts every post season.
     
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  5. Punts

    Punts Brownlow Medallist

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    Delayed start

    Groin surgery today
     
  6. The King!

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    Knows this will be an off year anyway whilst we move to a new coach
     
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  7. Tedeski

    Tedeski Brownlow Medallist

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    $1.3M to perhaps sit the year out?
    The Buddy deal could make Tippo's deal look like a winner.
     
  8. RUNVS

    RUNVS Hall of Famer

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    Our medical staff are on fire. I mean while most clubs would have had Buddy go into surgery 6 weeks ago our club decided that it was much more fun to wait so he would miss out on half of the preseason.
     
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  9. Bloodied52

    Bloodied52 Premium Platinum

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    Our fitness and sawbones staff make Horse look like a champion coach.
     
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  10. TheMase

    TheMase Brownlow Medallist

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    If you read up further he had knee surgery on 28th September. Probably want a break between surgeries.
     
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  11. Wolfgang West

    Wolfgang West Club Legend

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    How the **** has it just been decided now that he required surgery now ? If he has done the groin in preseason training fair enough but if has been a lingering ailment then this is ******* amateur hour at this football club. Injuries have never been worse and fitness levels lower since Dave Missen and Nathan Gibbs left the club.
     
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  12. Tedeski

    Tedeski Brownlow Medallist

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    We could ask Tippo to start training.
    At least he'll be cheap in 2019 as a rookie & he can play as a key forward target.
     
  13. Wolfgang West

    Wolfgang West Club Legend

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    Mase what were the knee surgeries ? If just minor repair or scrapes you don't need 6 weeks between surgeries Mate. I have had both knees scraped with in a fortnight and ankle surgery 2 weeks after that. We have had a habit in recent times of treating injuries and then deciding to go with surgery causing delay in players return. All we can look forward to now is Franklin at 50% for another season once again.
     
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  14. TheMase

    TheMase Brownlow Medallist

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    I have got no idea I am not a doctor or surgeon. Maybe Buddy went on holidays.

    I am sure there are reasons why. He will be fine, he wouldn’t likely train with any significant intensity before Christmas anyway.
     
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    It was planned that rest would be the optimal form of recovery post-season for Lance, however it hasn’t healed at the rate we would have liked and surgery was determined as the best course of action,” Gardiner said.


    “We are confident Lance will make a full recovery and he’ll do everything possible to bounce back and play a big part in 2019.”

    http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/2018-11-20/franklins-delayed-preseason.mobileapp
     
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  16. RUNVS

    RUNVS Hall of Famer

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    That last sentence does not fill me with much confidence. Sounds more like wishful thinking than a statement of fact.
     
  17. Number37

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    That article says he injured his groin the second last week of H&A which was almost 3 months ago. 3 months "rest" and hasn't healed doesn't bode well, so yeah probably a whole lotta wishful thinking.
    Maybe his groin hasn't done as much resting as the club believes?
     
  18. RUNVS

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    We now know in this photo that Buddy was most likely thinking about how sore his groin was rather than the AA captain award he just got. Also probably knew he was going to be pretty useless in the finals match too.
     
  19. Swansujelly

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    His missus needs to not take one for the team.
     
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  20. RobbieK

    RobbieK Club Legend

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    I seriously worry about the degree of misery on this board. This is obviously not ideal, but if a recovery can be made without requiring surgery that is always a more appealing option than something more invasive. None of us have any idea about the nature of this injury or his recovery, none of us have access to the medical records, so to second guess the medical staff is pretty pointless. We are still in November, round one is still over four months away, senior players haven't even started preseason training yet. Let's just hold on a bit before we commit ritual suicide together.
     
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    Kapanis Premium Gold

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    Agreed, a keyboard hacker supporter knows more than qualified medical staff employed by the club. Some of the bullshit I read on here I can't believe.
     
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    Also, now we have an excuse to keep him well away from the ridiculous AFLX.
     
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  23. Heeney2Franklin

    Heeney2Franklin Brownlow Medallist

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    Agree however surgeries have to be taking their toll on him groin, shoulder, hand, multiple knee cleanouts.
     
  24. Heeney2Franklin

    Heeney2Franklin Brownlow Medallist

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    Just thinking has he actually had a full pre-season since joining in 2013?
     
  25. Punts

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    Same scenario as Reid and his Achilles
     
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