Martin going to the Swans?

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RUNVS

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Why did Franklin move?
He basically wanted to move to a non-AFL state to get out of the spotlight and he picked the team he thought was most likely to win a flag, but considering the Swans competition was GWS, Brisbane and Gold Coast who were all beyond terrible back in 2013 it isn't surprising he picked Sydney. His main reason for leaving though was he didn't like the spotlight.
 

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Farang83150

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He basically wanted to move to a non-AFL state to get out of the spotlight and he picked the team he thought was most likely to win a flag, but considering the Swans competition was GWS, Brisbane and Gold Coast who were all beyond terrible back in 2013 it isn't surprising he picked Sydney. His main reason for leaving though was he didn't like the spotlight.
No.
 

WillHayward

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I'm sure the AFL has their fingerprints all over this, the Buddy trade is turning out to be a disaster for one of their Sydney love children so they need to find some other big name player to fill the void to try even some minor interest in their bottomless money pit again.
What utter crap.

The AFL and Mike Fitzpatrick in particular were utterly livid when Buddy went to the Swans.

This is a well documented verifiable fact.

It's also a fact this so called 'story' was revealed by Martin's manager. Probably to raise his own profile.

Add to that, Dustin is contracted for 4 more years and is already 29.

He ain't going anywhere unless the Swans are prepared to pay big money and cough up a top 5 draft pick.

Not happening!!
 

theyellowsash

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Norm Smith's are pretty easy to get when your team makes the Grand Final a few times and you are undoubtedly the best player of that team. Sort of like Melbourne of yesteryear and Nathan Jones.

Plus none of the Richmond Grand Finals were close. Had Martin not played they still would have won. The best Norm Smith's are the ones where the player turns the tide for his team.
Did you watch last year? Martin absolutely won the game. And I don't think we win 17 without him, he had a direct hand in at least 5 goals.
 

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What utter crap.

The AFL and Mike Fitzpatrick in particular were utterly livid when Buddy went to the Swans.

This is a well documented verifiable fact.

It's also a fact this so called 'story' was revealed by Martin's manager. Probably to raise his own profile.

Add to that, Dustin is contracted for 4 more years and is already 29.

He ain't going anywhere unless the Swans are prepared to pay big money and cough up a top 5 draft pick.

Not happening!!
someone gets it :thumbsu:
 

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Leeda

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He comes out of contract in 4 years, so it looks like the stars are aligning for Sydney.
um they always doo... let us do beudwisier.. and let os scram.. and digging.. in..
we should not let the budmeister be a worldly embpahis...
got nothing else....
 

Obeanie1

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Did you watch last year? Martin absolutely won the game. And I don't think we win 17 without him, he had a direct hand in at least 5 goals.
Totally agree.

No Dusty>>>>>no Richmond.

Played with a corked leg v Collingwood 2019 PF, got flogged.

And that is why he wont be going anywhere.
 
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He basically wanted to move to a non-AFL state to get out of the spotlight and he picked the team he thought was most likely to win a flag, but considering the Swans competition was GWS, Brisbane and Gold Coast who were all beyond terrible back in 2013 it isn't surprising he picked Sydney. His main reason for leaving though was he didn't like the spotlight.
You have NFI.
 

Seeds

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In a century from now people will still be talking about Buddy, while Martin will have long since been forgotten about.
Afl wont be played a century from now. humans will voluntarily upgrade their offspring with genetically superior beings that within a couple of generations will be more different from us then we are from apes. And thats the optimistic outcome. The pessimistic outcome is there will be a major nuclear accident or military attack Sending us back to the dark ages.

in either scenario no one remembers buddy or dusty.
 

theyellowsash

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Afl wont be played a century from now. humans will voluntarily upgrade their offspring with genetically superior beings that within a couple of generations will be more different from us then we are from apes. And thats the optimistic outcome. The pessimistic outcome is there will be a major nuclear accident or military attack Sending us back to the dark ages.

in either scenario no one remembers buddy or dusty.
But we do and that's all that matters
 

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