Player Watch #23 Buddy Franklin

How long will Buddy play for Sydney?


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Tedeski

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Oct 2, 2006
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Don't agree with this at all. Why get rid of a player of a generation because he potentially won't be around in time for a hypothetical premiership tilt?
Because he won't get on the ground for enough games & our whole game plan will have to revolve around what he used to be when at peak.
Time to move on. Bring him on for pre game & half time trick shots at goal. That's apparently what attracts a crowd nowadays because crowds are lower when they know he isn't playing.
 

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wilsonmatic

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Sep 25, 2011
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You've got to be joking right? There is no way Buddy should ever play NEAFL after a soft tissue injury at the Swans. If he is passed fit by medical staff then he plays seniors without a doubt.

You don't buy a Ferrari only to leave it in the garage as a backup car. You drive the damn thing!!!
I wouldn't be driving it to work every day!
 

Skeparovic

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Jul 14, 2014
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Oh the coach gets credit for goals?

Just not the poor skills of players?
My reply was to your comment that Swans coach can't drive the Ferrari.

Yes, players not coaches ultimately are responsible for goals kicked as the ball comes off their boot and goes between the big sticks.

Given Franklin has achieved just as many Coleman's at Sydney as he did at Hawthorn it suggests that John Longmire also knows how to use a gameplan that works with the Ferrari rather than being stuck on an auto licence as you propose.
 

Bloodied52

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May 24, 2017
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Get him to 300 & pull the pin.
Won't be part of our next p'ship tilt.
Get him to do pre game & half time goal kicking tricks to get bums on seats if that's what we want & in the coaches box during games as forward coach.
He's played 9 games this season & won't add many to that, was brilliant last season but injured all year & will be lucky to play another 20 games in the next 3 years.
Make the hard call!
Slaughtered by own docs for two years since game one last year.meanwhile continue to enjoy your unique Tedeski narrative.
 

sthmelb_dimmies

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Jun 29, 2010
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Get him to 300 & pull the pin.
Won't be part of our next p'ship tilt.
Get him to do pre game & half time goal kicking tricks to get bums on seats if that's what we want & in the coaches box during games as forward coach.
He's played 9 games this season & won't add many to that, was brilliant last season but injured all year & will be lucky to play another 20 games in the next 3 years.
Make the hard call!
Whether or not this is the correct call, we’ll know by next year.
 

The King!

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My reply was to your comment that Swans coach can't drive the Ferrari.

Yes, players not coaches ultimately are responsible for goals kicked as the ball comes off their boot and goes between the big sticks.

Given Franklin has achieved just as many Coleman's at Sydney as he did at Hawthorn it suggests that John Longmire also knows how to use a gameplan that works with the Ferrari rather than being stuck on an auto licence as you propose.

Clarko got 2 flags out him
 

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The King!

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His hammy is still tender and sore there is no point playing him this season, we made a good decision with Sinclair to send him for surgery and rule him out for 2019 do the same to Buddy.

I think they want the 300 game marketing so pushing for him to come back

He shouldn’t play in 2019 again
 

Tesla Tenet

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Apr 13, 2016
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Get him to 300 & pull the pin.
Won't be part of our next p'ship tilt.
Get him to do pre game & half time goal kicking tricks to get bums on seats if that's what we want & in the coaches box during games as forward coach.
He's played 9 games this season & won't add many to that, was brilliant last season but injured all year & will be lucky to play another 20 games in the next 3 years.
Make the hard call!
Also 1000 goals please.

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S120

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Jun 19, 2011
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The prospect of Bud going through a full pre-season (even like 80% of a pre-season, he probably wouldn't do 100% of sessions at his age) is really exciting. It highlights just how remarkable a player he is that he has barely ever done a pre-season of any note and yet still dominates the league.
 

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