Player Watch #23 Buddy Franklin

How long will Buddy play for Sydney?


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RUNVS

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Reports of Buddy's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Now that he is finally match fit he looks way way better.
 

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RUNVS

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Also this won't be until next year but Buddy is currently on 936 goals, meaning he will likely kick 1000 goals in 2020, me figuring he will probably be on about 960 or 965 at the end of this year.

What ground and against who would you like to see Buddy kick his 1000th goal, and when he does, should the fans run out onto the ground like they did when Tony Lockett kicked his 1300th goal?
 

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Also this won't be until next year but Buddy is currently on 936 goals, meaning he will likely kick 1000 goals in 2020, me figuring he will probably be on about 960 or 965 at the end of this year.

What ground and against who would you like to see Buddy kick his 1000th goal, and when he does, should the fans run out onto the ground like they did when Tony Lockett kicked his 1300th goal?
Times have changed drastically its a very risky thing to do in this day of age.
 

RUNVS

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Times have changed drastically its a very risky thing to do in this day of age.
Depends though. If the crowd does it together then there is nothing stopping them. Fans are only screwed if only a hundred run on, because then they will get in trouble.
 

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Depends though. If the crowd does it together then there is nothing stopping them. Fans are only screwed if only a hundred run on, because then they will get in trouble.
Yep exactly if its only a few your ****** but if the whole crowd swarms on i guess your okay?
 

MC Bad Genius

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Times have changed drastically its a very risky thing to do in this day of age.
I'll never forget running onto the SCG for Plugger's 1300th. Even though hundreds of people were already on the field, a security guard tried to stop me as I climbed the fence. I was puzzled and just yelled something along the lines of "Dont be stupid; he just broke the all time record" and brushed straight past him. What a clown.
 

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I'll never forget running onto the SCG for Plugger's 1300th. Even though hundreds of people were already on the field, a security guard tried to stop me as I climbed the fence. I was puzzled and just yelled something along the lines of "Dont be stupid; he just broke the all time record" and brushed straight past him. What a clown.
Great stuff mate :thumbsu:
 

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I'll never forget running onto the SCG for Plugger's 1300th. Even though hundreds of people were already on the field, a security guard tried to stop me as I climbed the fence. I was puzzled and just yelled something along the lines of "Dont be stupid; he just broke the all time record" and brushed straight past him. What a clown.
I think I read an article years ago where McVeigh stated he ran onto the field too after Plugger's 1300th, him being a kid at the time.
 

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Reports of Buddy's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Now that he is finally match fit he looks way way better.
Still looks a bit unfit to me but obviously improving. And as I've said before... He's good enough to play at 80%
 

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I think I read an article years ago where McVeigh stated he ran onto the field too after Plugger's 1300th, him being a kid at the time.
Rampe did too.

Still looks a bit unfit to me but obviously improving. And as I've said before... He's good enough to play at 80%
He also benefited from some god awful WCE defending. McGovern just allowed him to run off and get the ball a few times and Will Schofield - who I actually think is quite underrated as a pure defender - is no match for Bud one on one.

Longmire said in his press conference that he's increasing his training load now so here's hoping it's a sign of things to come.

Next to decimate those ******* Hawks.
 

MC Bad Genius

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Between Menzel, Blakey and Papley, Franklin could have a lot of silver service coming his way soon.
Buddy basically said as much in the post match interview, pointing out that our entries into forward 50 have been really poor the last couple of years.
 

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I’ve not read over the last few pages, but Justin popping in to note the also silver service Buddy got yesterday from Melzel and Blakey.

Blakey to Buddy laces out is my new favorite thing in AFLM
 

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Whilst i dont think buddy is back to 100% fitness..he definately had a bit of pace back and was covering 55m with his kicks pretty easily..very encouraging performance
 

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Some kudos to Stevie J. for the forward setup.
I remember an interview with Menzel when he first came to Sydney saying he could understand Stevie J.
Perhaps Menzel is contributing as an interpreter?
 

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Even though he has been injured this year and his performances down..we still knew he was capable of performances like we just saw. Seriously does not get enough credit...nearly 400 goals over the next best in the game..only when he is gone will people realis the greatness we witnessed
 

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Rampe did too.



He also benefited from some god awful WCE defending. McGovern just allowed him to run off and get the ball a few times and Will Schofield - who I actually think is quite underrated as a pure defender - is no match for Bud one on one.

Longmire said in his press conference that he's increasing his training load now so here's hoping it's a sign of things to come.

Next to decimate those ******* Hawks.
Will schofield is better on a bloke same size or smaller. Hes got pace and with his height can get that fist in

Against someone like bud he tries to do his trick of leaving a few metres and using closing speed to make up the distance but bud has got the pace and reach to defeat this - worked well on degoey - bud will just lick his lips if the delivery is right
 

MC Bad Genius

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Even though he has been injured this year and his performances down..we still knew he was capable of performances like we just saw. Seriously does not get enough credit...nearly 400 goals over the next best in the game..only when he is gone will people realis the greatness we witnessed
I'm pretty sure there aren't many people that don't realise his greatness already. Even Hawks fans who were extremely disappointed he left cant allow themselves to understate his greatness.
 

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Our next 4 games are Gold Coast at home, Essendon at MCG, Carlton at SCG, Freo at Optus and then Geelong at SCG.

I suspect it's likely the club won't want to play him after just three games out given this is his 2nd hamstring injury of the year. Then given what happened last year with Bud on the Optus playing surface, I imagine they'll not want him to go over there either. So I reckon he'll be aiming for Geelong on a Sunday afternoon at the SCG with a packed crowd for his 300th.
 

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Not really concerned..he obviously has a hamstring issue atm that he needs to work through. I know people jump to the conclusion that its due to age ( and it very well might be) but dont rule out it being a result of the groin issue. If budd was playing through a groin injury, its just as likely that it changed his gate/ made his hammy carry more of the load because it was compensating for the groin.

The big fella looks in terrific nick atm, hel be right
 
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