Prediction How many career goals can Lance Franklin get?

How many career goals will Lance Franklin kick?


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RUNVS

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Sorry ,, I luv this guy and the champ he is but I think hes about buggered ,, past 2 seasons has seen him play minimum games and today its bgeen announced he needs motre clean up ops on his knee that will keep him off the track for 10 weeks ,,, Sorry but hes about stuffed and no way he will kick 1200 goals
Today? It was 2 days ago that it was announced, and he might be ready to go round 1.
 

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RUNVS

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Buddy has now passed 950 goals .Looks like he can get to 1000 .
I think the question is can he remain fit for long enough. I think he can average close to 3 goals a game when fit, which means he needs to play another 17 games in his career to reach the 1000 goal mark.

The question is, does he have 17 games left in him.
 

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I think the question is can he remain fit for long enough. I think he can average close to 3 goals a game when fit, which means he needs to play another 17 games in his career to reach the 1000 goal mark.

The question is, does he have 17 games left in him.
Could play a burgoyne role to Blakey and McDonald and get carried at worse, easily reach 1000 I feel/hope.
 

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Is it inconceivable that he plays in 2023 and eyes 1100?

If the Swans are up and about playing finals, I think he could.

You don't want to burden the likes of Logan McDonald with being the main man at 21.
 

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1360 Tony Lockett
1299 Gordon Coventry
1254 Jason Dunstall
1057 Doug Wade
1031 Gary Ablett
970 Jack Titus
950 Lance Franklin
926 Matthew Lloyd
915 Leigh Matthews

Hopefully he can kick another 42 this year, 40 next year and go past the great Gary Ablett
 
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RUNVS

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1360 Tony Lockett
1299 Gordon Coventry
1254 Jason Dunstall
1057 Doug Wade
1031 Gary Ablett
970 Jack Titus
947 Lance Franklin
926 Matthew Lloyd
915 Leigh Matthews

Hopefully he can kick another 45 this year, 40 next year and go past the great Gary Ablett
Pretty sure that is an old list and after yesterday Buddy is at 950.
 

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His goal kicking record is ******* phenomenal when you think of the era he has played in

Honestly with all of his accolades I still think he is under rated. If the last 10 years was played liked the opening 3-4 rounds this year he would be on 1,200+ goals

It will be a long time before we see another player of his calibur
 

ashep

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Is it inconceivable that he plays in 2023 and eyes 1100?

If the Swans are up and about playing finals, I think he could.

You don't want to burden the likes of Logan McDonald with being the main man at 21.
I reckon if he gets through the next 18 months ok and the premiership window looks open, he may definitely take a haircut for a 1 year deal.

Agree with keeping him as long as possible to mentor and keep the pressure of McDonald.

I also think after 2014/16 it would gnaw at him if he didn't do everything he could to deliver a Swans flag.
 

RUNVS

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His goal kicking record is ******* phenomenal when you think of the era he has played in

Honestly with all of his accolades I still think he is under rated. If the last 10 years was played liked the opening 3-4 rounds this year he would be on 1,200+ goals

It will be a long time before we see another player of his calibur
I think in many ways Buddy is completely unique as no other player in the history of the game plays like him. He may be in the conversation with the best goal kickers in the games history but how he gets those goals is very different to how players like Lockett, Ablett, Dunstall, Lloyd etc got them.
 

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Ablett was never a permenant full forward. Like Franklin, in the first half of his career, he was a roaming forward. Guys like Dunstall, Lloyd and Lockett are goal square forwards. Only in Lloyd's final season or two under Knights, did he venture out of the goal square.
 

RUNVS

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Ablett was never a permenant full forward. Like Franklin, in the first half of his career, he was a roaming forward. Guys like Dunstall, Lloyd and Lockett are goal square forwards. Only in Lloyd's final season or two under Knights, did he venture out of the goal square.
True, but I was more thinking about how Buddy plays like a huge small forward. He is the only one in the top goal kickers who isn't a particularly strong mark as well.
 

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Can someone remind me if it’s tradition to run on the field when a player hits 1000?
I think so.

If Buddy gets close enough the weeks before, the media speculating that if he has a big game today then this will be the day, but if he falls short then it is the next week that it happens.

I am personally hoping it happens against Hawthorn at the SCG. Would feel appropriate somehow.
 

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