Mega Thread The Franklin Mint - All Buddy angst, rants, etc to go in here AND NOWHERE ELSE

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Watched the Mike Fitzpatrick Open Mike a few days back and was staggered there hasn’t been more noise made over his admission that the AFL had been trying to get Buddy to GWS.

To me, it’s absolutely scandalous that the AFL were trying to manipulate the competition behind the scenes like that in trying poach a player on a particular team’s list. Surely the hawks would be fuming?

Of course it’s understandable that the swans go for him, alls fair in the competition between clubs. But the officiating league, that’s pretty bad...
 

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Watched the Mike Fitzpatrick Open Mike a few days back and was staggered there hasn’t been more noise made over his admission that the AFL had been trying to get Buddy to GWS.

To me, it’s absolutely scandalous that the AFL were trying to manipulate the competition behind the scenes like that in trying poach a player on a particular team’s list. Surely the hawks would be fuming?

Of course it’s understandable that the swans go for him, alls fair in the competition between clubs. But the officiating league, that’s pretty bad...
Try as hard as they did, Buddy still snookered them, so when he moved he fickle AFL just changed their spots and now give him all the support he needs as a $wine.
 

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Buddy at Hawthorn Frees for 219 against 397, at Sydney frees for 132 against 157, so the question is more discipline at Sydney ? Or do the umpires just see the game differently when he's in a red and white jumper ? Also never been suspended at Sydney in 4.5 years, we all know about his Hawthorn days.
 

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Jason Dunstall

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Bump.....So there you have it. Buddy had already undertaken a medical with Shitney mid 2013. He was clearly never going to stay despite all the bullshit we were being fed by him and that snake Pickering. Just so happy that he and Shitney have failed to win a premiership and hope that continues. They ******** deserve each other.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/andrew-ireland-giants-were-never-really-in-the-race-for-buddy-20181221-p50nt4.html
Makes me laugh when people think that this sort of thing doesn't happen.

So here's proof that the highest profiled player in the AFL, while under contract, met with another club in January & then a few months later had a medical....:rolleyes:
 

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Makes me laugh when people think that this sort of thing doesn't happen.

So here's proof that the highest profiled player in the AFL, while under contract, met with another club in January & then a few months later had a medical....:rolleyes:
We always knew Buddy approached Shitney, but the mid year medical test? That’s news to me. Isn’t there some sort of rule against this, or is it deemed ok if the player instigates it. I’m certain clubs aren’t permitted to go poaching contracted players??
 

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We always knew Buddy approached Shitney, but the mid year medical test? That’s news to me. Isn’t there some sort of rule against this, or is it deemed ok if the player instigates it. I’m certain clubs aren’t permitted to go poaching contracted players??
It’s the love story of our times. Bud met Jessinta during the finals, and by the grand final week (where Hawthorn played sydney) he had reportedly approached the move to sydney. We don’t know the exact order (yet). I don’t think we know who thought of the GWS red herring, but it was a definite tactic, and had been used with the tippett move
 

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Buddy at Hawthorn Frees for 219 against 397, at Sydney frees for 132 against 157, so the question is more discipline at Sydney ? Or do the umpires just see the game differently when he's in a red and white jumper ? Also never been suspended at Sydney in 4.5 years, we all know about his Hawthorn days.
Correct, similar to when plugger Lockett left the Saints to play for the Swines. Not much love with the umps or the judiciary wearing the saints jumper , but a complete love affair when he was wearing the AFLs red and white.
 

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Nah let it keep it running. I still shake my head when I see him in a swans jumper, makes me want to puke.

Gotta laugh how he dropped Pickering like a hot potato and signed up with his Mrs’s management for “wider opportunities “

God bless Napoleon for giving Pickering the ass once he found out what he did.

May he never win a single premiership whilst he is with that overhyped, AFL backed franchise.
 

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Nah let it keep it running. I still shake my head when I see him in a swans jumper, makes me want to puke.

Gotta laugh how he dropped Pickering like a hot potato and signed up with his Mrs’s management for “wider opportunities “

God bless Napoleon for giving Pickering the ass once he found out what he did.

May he never win a single premiership whilst he is with that overhyped, AFL backed franchise.
In fairness once he signed with the Swans he wasn’t in need of a football manager again
 

Flamin Joe

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Is it just me or did he add 10 years since the end of the season?

Maybe it's the short hair but when I saw this photo yesterday it was first time I though to myself that Buddy looks old.


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Looking 5KG lighter than he normally does at this time of year, expecting him to want redemption for a 10 game season in 2019. Wouldn't shock me if he kicks 60+ earning a 9th AA guernsey in 2020.
I'll be so happy for him if/when he reaches goal 1,000... Could very well be the last player to achieve this milestone in our lifetime.
 

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Buddy with a short hair cut, looks pretty fit , saw an article about his body change so what's he done? Got skinnier, or bulked up?

I couldn't see any difference if he has leaned down a bit, he maybe faster than he's ever been, as for looking old, half the young blokes you see on TV that plays AFL look like they're about 45 some of them , whether its the stupid haircuts or just that training like mad dogs for months ages them prematurely, who knows but there are a couple who look like old mid life blokes and they are about 25, Shuey looks old whereas bloody Fyfe looks 14 .
 

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