Rumour Buddy back to Hawks.

Caj

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it was two games when I wrote that, and yes, like I said, he's now injury prone. Injury prone players don't win too many Colemans, and sadly that is what he's become.
Fair enough I didn't notice that, I don't think he's got another Coleman in him, but he's still going to kick goals and win games for us even as he ages.

As for the whole thread, its pointless, Buddy isn't going anywhere just because Robert Murphy writes an article suggesting it would be a good idea
 

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Caj

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Traded away their long-term prosperity for short-term gains with this back-loaded 9 year deal. Will only hurt the swans more as they get deeper into it.

Its already did its damage to the salary cap and we lost Mumford, Mitchell etc. I'm sorry to burst your bubble but it isn't going to do any further damage as the overall TPP also increases in these years, and we've got a number of retirements at the end of this year. In fact we'll be in a position to poach a highly paid player.
 

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One thing is for sure, he would have attracted another 10,000 fairweathers to the game on Sunday.
14,000 in attendance for a game at the MCG is disgraceful.
Good for him. Crowd wasn’t good and people jump off when teams not doing well, I’m not going to defend it.

Fact remains, I hope he stays at Sydney
 

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Its already did its damage to the salary cap and we lost Mumford, Mitchell etc. I'm sorry to burst your bubble but it isn't going to do any further damage as the overall TPP also increases in these years, and we've got a number of retirements at the end of this year. In fact we'll be in a position to poach a highly paid player.
buddy was being paid less than 1m or thereabouts up until 2018/19. He has been kicking 60/65 goals a year for 1m. Will now be kicking 45 for 1.3m
 

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Good for him. Crowd wasn’t good and people jump off when teams not doing well, I’m not going to defend it.

Fact remains, I hope he stays at Sydney
All jokes aside, although we haven't won a flag with him, it's fair to say it has been a win, win for both teams.
 

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Nah. He/Sydney have made their bed and they can lie in it

Even if he wasn't Buddy, why would we give a big contract to a 33yo injury prone forward when our premiership window has closed?
Because you now "play boring football" & attract a smaller crowd than the "franchise clubs"!:)
 

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Prediction on this, Franklin will limp to the 1000 goal mark either late next year or early 2021 and hang up the boots. He's just about done body wise. Hawks would be mad to take him back.
 

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Prediction on this, Franklin will limp to the 1000 goal mark either late next year or early 2021 and hang up the boots. He's just about done body wise. Hawks would be mad to take him back.
Had a good run for a key forward.

Watch this space where the afl do somersaults to help out sydney with the dead weight
 

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Had a good run for a key forward.

Watch this space where the afl do somersaults to help out sydney with the dead weight
It would be impossible to allow Sydney out of that contract.

It would cause massive issues with RFA integrity.

It allowed Swans to get Buddy in his prime without trading, therefore not affecting them getting a top 3 pick in Mills.

Jeffy would go on a war path if that happens, whether he was still HFC president or not. Other clubs would, too. I kind of hope it does happen haha
 

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It would be impossible to allow Sydney out of that contract.

It would cause massive issues with RFA integrity.

It allowed Swans to get Buddy in his prime without trading, therefore not affecting them getting a top 3 pick in Mills.

Jeffy would go on a war path if that happens, whether he was still HFC president or not. Other clubs would, too. I kind of hope it does happen haha
And the AFL would say here's a bag of dicks. Eat as many as you like because this shit is ticked off. Tick tick tickety tick.
 

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It would be impossible to allow Sydney out of that contract.

It would cause massive issues with RFA integrity.

It allowed Swans to get Buddy in his prime without trading, therefore not affecting them getting a top 3 pick in Mills.

Jeffy would go on a war path if that happens, whether he was still HFC president or not. Other clubs would, too. I kind of hope it does happen haha
Would just be another shining light of the AFL's corruption and bull****. Hopefully something will end up with them in court. The AFL needs a shake up.
 

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And the AFL would say here's a bag of dicks. Eat as many as you like because this **** is ticked off. Tick tick tickety tick.
Dillon said the AFL acknowledged that the nature of the nine-year deal was an unprecedented commitment of TPP funds to a single player over such a contract length, and as a result it sought written guarantees from all members of the Sydney board as well as its senior management.

These included:

• "An explicit acknowledgement that the long-term specific financial commitment over the nine-year agreement will apply to the Swans' total player payments for each of the nine years, regardless of how many years Franklin is available to play for the club."

• "The Swans' board and senior management will be required to meet with the AFL on an annual basis specifically to review how the club is managing its salary cap obligations in regards to the Franklin contract."

• "An assurance the board has been provided with all information it required to properly assess the contract offer, including medical reviews and financial planning around the club's long-term salary-cap position."

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/afl-clears-buddys-10m-move/news-story/0c7a141bcd96ed14358b98de4f4168e7

Tick tick tickety tick :thumbsu:
 

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Body looks gone anyway


Why would they even consider it
Have you seen the Hawks key forward stocks? An injured Franklin is still better then what the Hawks currently have right now.

This isn’t to say that he’s coming back, but if he turned around at the end of the year and said he wanted to come back and play for Hawthorn again, then I have no doubt that Hawthorn would take him back without any hesitation.

Hawthorn have the cap space to accommodate most of his salary with plenty of retirements coming up. Stranger things have happened before.
 

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