Posts Tagged "Lance Franklin"

The Sydney Swans will be looking to finally get their first premiership with their two big signings in Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.

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Sydney have played finals in each of the last seven years, and 13 of the last 14. They have finished in the top four on the ladder for five years in a row.

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Let’s face it, these lists are little more than an exercise in self indulgence. So without further ado. here’s mine.

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Three years ago, Lance Franklin joined the Sydney Swans as a restricted free agent. A nine-year, $10 million deal that set off a chain of events that continues to unfold today. One-third of the way into the deal, what’s happened?

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It’s been a week since the Bulldogs astonished the footy world by winning their club’s second premiership, in which forward Tom Boyd played arguably his breakout game.

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Early in the week, the Lance Franklin ten-year mega signing came up again and it was interesting to hear Buddy and John Longmire’s comments.

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Genius is sharp and sudden. It doesn’t run to a timeline, and it doesn’t wait for a single date – like the final Saturday of a season. It’s unexpected, and that’s what makes it so special.

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He craves it and will do everything in his power, but Lance Franklin says he does not need an AFL premiership to justify his move to Sydney.

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Liam Picken is the unlikely hero of the Western Bulldogs’ finals campaign and also the unlikely leader of The Roar’s AFL Finals MVP award at this early stage.

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All may be fair in love and war, but what about on the footy field?

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Week one of the AFL finals can make or break a club’s finals campaign. It can set up teams for a premiership tilt or send them packing for the off season.

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With the initial squad of 40 having been released, and the usual debate and discussion on how the voters stuffed up under way, here is who will make the final 22.

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Just who is the best player in the land? If you love the game it’s a very important question.

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Sydney’s superstar forward Lance Franklin has stressed the necessity for his club to generate momentum as the Swans seek redemption after being dragged back into the AFL pack.

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In 1818, as told by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein took on a daring proposition. Combining chemistry and alchemy, a fearsome creature was created – one that was almost unstoppable, and has gone down in literature and film folklore.

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Last weekend, Lance Franklin moved into 13th on the AFL’s all-time goal-kicking list, quietly passing Saverio Rocca in the Swans’ heavy loss to GWS last Sunday. He now has 749 career goals, at a clip over 3.2 goals per game.

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In a season defined by uncertainty regarding the AFL’s top teams, ambiguity has spread to debates surrounding the game’s best player.

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Two of the AFL’s biggest beasts, Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and Shane Mumford, met in a heavy collision in the match between the GWS Giants and the Sydney Swans on Sunday.

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After 11 rounds of outstandingly excellent professional Australian rules football, Cam Rose and Ryan Buckland have banged their digital heads together and drawn up competing Mid Season All Australian teams.

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After crashing out of last year’s finals in straight sets, losing nearly a thousand games’ of experience and spending so long in the AFL’s top four, it was thought that the Sydney Swans would slide down the ladder this season.

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