Rumour Buddy to retire at seasons end?

Maddo11

Premiership Player
Apr 17, 2010
3,746
3,843
AFL Club
Sydney
Buddy's per game averages for this year equate to 121 marks (42 contested marks) and 59 goals when spread out across 22 games. Pretty decent for a bloke that people are talking about retiring.
He'll play out his contract. If he gets a decent injury in his last year he might pull the pin early but he'll play it out.

He could barely get out of second gear in the second half, still took 5 marks, 2 goals. Laid 3 tackles.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Damon_3388

Hall of Famer
Jun 23, 2008
31,858
24,861
Headed for Kirribilli House
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Norwood, Everton, Detroit Red Wings
He'll play out his contract. If he gets a decent injury in his last year he might pull the pin early but he'll play it out.

He could barely get out of second gear in the second half, still took 5 marks, 2 goals. Laid 3 tackles.
Look set for a big pre season and hopefully a big 2020.
It might not be a "pass" from a pure dollars-and-cents perspective, but if Buddy can play 20+ games and kick 50+ goals next year, you'd have to say that's a great season for the age and stage of his career he's at.
 

Superstar swan

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 16, 2012
18,975
14,390
AFL Club
Sydney
I have complete confidence buddy will see out his contract.

However if for some reason he pulls the pin early i have no doubt the swans are already aware of some loop hole that will get the money out of the cap.

Time and time again the afl have proven to be unproffessional and incompetent and whether you agree with things like cola or not, time and time again the swans have proven to be shrewd operators and a step ahead of the afl. It would be silly for the afl to go to "war" with the swans.

Prime example was the " tampering" the swans did in last years draft to hide their 2nd pick from beung used in for the blakey points
 

Upgrayedd

A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice
Aug 11, 2006
30,301
21,969
Perth
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Timberwolves, Crystal Palace
Surely the Swans loaded this contract heavily in the early to middle years so there won’t be a massive loss in years 7,8 & 9.

Buddy will play next season but wouldn’t be surprised if he retires in 12 months time when he has fully broken down and his contract only being valued around $600k per year.....
What was reported was

Early years Structured to be around 700k the first 3 years. They had Kennedy on a big deal, Tippett on a huge $$$, Malceski, Jack, Reid (Remember when he played like 7 good games, and Sydney Panic Signed him)

Over the middle years it was roughly 1M a season.

From the 2019-2020-2021 was the big one. As Sydney had structured. It would be that Franklin was on the big $$$. 2020 was the year which was reported was the peak of his contract, 1.5M dollars, Before 2021 went down to 650k.

I Still think he was worth the 10m 9 year deal, Obviously we can crow about it now because he may of had his worst year since 09, But he had a fantastic 2018 and im not going to call it after one bad year after the career he has had so far.

I personally think he's probably carrying too much weight. He wouldnt be as effective if he dropped 10 kilos however IMO would prolong his career
 

matthew_s

All Australian
Aug 19, 2013
620
866
AFL Club
West Coast
I personally think he's probably carrying too much weight. He wouldnt be as effective if he dropped 10 kilos however IMO would prolong his career
This.

Seeing all the career highlight packages last week for his 300th, it was obvious he must be 10-15kg heavier than he could be. Would absolutely prolong his career.
 

Tedeski

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 2, 2006
15,782
17,160
Melbourne
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Sunnybrook Farm
What was reported was

Early years Structured to be around 700k the first 3 years. They had Kennedy on a big deal, Tippett on a huge $$$, Malceski, Jack, Reid (Remember when he played like 7 good games, and Sydney Panic Signed him)

Over the middle years it was roughly 1M a season.

From the 2019-2020-2021 was the big one. As Sydney had structured. It would be that Franklin was on the big $$$. 2020 was the year which was reported was the peak of his contract, 1.5M dollars, Before 2021 went down to 650k.

I Still think he was worth the 10m 9 year deal, Obviously we can crow about it now because he may of had his worst year since 09, But he had a fantastic 2018 and im not going to call it after one bad year after the career he has had so far.

I personally think he's probably carrying too much weight. He wouldnt be as effective if he dropped 10 kilos however IMO would prolong his career
We are ahead of any other club when it comes to this stuff.

We are easily covering his contract with the annual increases due to the new pay deal struck in 2017.


"Under the new six-year pay deal, the players will receive the following increases: 20 per cent in 2017, then 1.2 per cent (2018), 1.3 per cent (2019), and 2 per cent in each of the last three years (2020-2022).
"The player salary cap has increased from $10.37m to $12.45m per club ($224m in total) in 2017, while the average player wage will go from $309,000 to $371,000."


So in other words, any increase in Buddy's contract in these final years has been easily offset by the increase in the total cap.
Buddy in 2020 & 2021 is reported to be on $1.5M then back to $1M in his final year 2022.
The total cap in 2016 was $10.37M & by the end of Bud's contract it will be $13.54M....................so suddenly we have an extra $3.17M to accommodate these reported increases in Buddy's salary.
Now the best part for the Swans now is that at going into season 2020, we have Tippett, McVeigh, Jack, Grundy & Smith all retired so let's assume that they were on 400K each, that's another $2M free to pay for any increases to any of our remaining young stars & Buddy.

Make no mistake, if anyone really believes that the Swans are mugs with this sort of stuff, they need to think again & it's about time people actually did their sums on how many other clubs have multiple players on 900K to $1.2 M on their books.

I have also heard that even though Buddy is on $1.5M in these next few years, a fair portion of it includes out of cap payments for marketing in a non traditional AFL state. Now if we are going to speculate, I reckon we should speculate how much of his salary is outside the cap.

Just some thoughts not necessarily just directed at you Upgrayedd.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)


Top Bottom