Buddy kicks four in Swans’ big win


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    Lance Franklin has bounced back to form, with Sydney cruising to a massive 104-point AFL win over Fremantle at the SCG.

    Franklin kicked just one goal in each of his past two games but booted four on Saturday afternoon, all in the first half, to help the Swans to a 22.11 (143) to 5.9 (39) victory.

    The result was never in doubt, as Sydney kicked 16 of the first 17 goals in front of a season-high home crowd of 39,281.

    It is Sydney’s highest score of the season and their biggest winning margin.

    It is Sydney’s 12th win in their past 14 games and keeps them in contention for a top-four spot.

    Seven Sydney players kicked two or more goals with 12 bagging at least one major.

    The Swans’ relentless pressure proved too much for a Fremantle side who couldn’t match the home team’s hunger or work rate. The Dockers crashed to their equal sixth-biggest loss.

    Luke Parker contributed 29 possessions and three goals for Sydney, who kicked eight goals in the first quarter and brought up their century six minutes into the second half.

    Down by 75 points at halftime, by which time they had only kicked one goal, Fremantle improved marginally in the second half.

    The only injury concern for Sydney was defender Nic Newman, who limped off the ground.

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    • August 12th 2017 @ 9:34pm
      rusty said | August 12th 2017 @ 9:34pm | ! Report

      Fremantle are laughably inept.

      • Roar Guru

        August 13th 2017 @ 12:27am
        AdelaideDocker said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:27am | ! Report

        I can’t argue with that.

        We were horrible.

        • August 13th 2017 @ 12:35am
          dontknowmuchaboutfootball said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:35am | ! Report

          truly, truly awful.

          • Roar Guru

            August 13th 2017 @ 12:44am
            AdelaideDocker said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:44am | ! Report

            Mate, generally I can pick out positives, usually with our young players. But the transcript of Lyon’s presser says it all:

            Q: Out of the younger group of players, was there anyone that stood out?
            A: No, not particularly.

            I’m on the same page as him, I reckon. That game should be forgotten, and quickly.

            • August 13th 2017 @ 8:40am
              Kane said | August 13th 2017 @ 8:40am | ! Report

              I didn’t see the game but Sydney are looking very very dangerous. In my opinion they’re the only real threat to Adelaide for the flag.

              • Roar Guru

                August 13th 2017 @ 9:12am
                AdelaideDocker said | August 13th 2017 @ 9:12am | ! Report

                Yeah, the Swans were very potent. Freo’s ineptitude certainly allowed them free reign, really. But they punished us, and the margin could’ve been a lot bigger if they hadn’t seemingly taken their foot off the accelerator in the third.

    • August 13th 2017 @ 9:31am
      Sydneygirl said | August 13th 2017 @ 9:31am | ! Report

      Sydney played well all over the ground. Multiple goal kickers is always good. They made Freo look inept. Good win Sydney.

    • Roar Guru

      August 13th 2017 @ 10:22am
      DingoGray said | August 13th 2017 @ 10:22am | ! Report

      That was one of the most inept half of football I have seen.

      Only one game that jumps out at me as being as bad as that…..

      Dees n Cats… caused a coach to be sacked.

      Ross has a lot of work to do. I think there’s going to be a big turnover come seasons end.

    • August 13th 2017 @ 11:07am
      jonboy said | August 13th 2017 @ 11:07am | ! Report

      Are all the players right behind Ross?This ugly side of freo continues too often..but if you continue to play Ballantyne,Pearce,Suban and Sutcliffe you cannot carry players who are not up to AFL standard this will happen. Ross says it’s embarrassing,well mate it’s your job to do something about it.

      • August 13th 2017 @ 12:40pm
        rusty said | August 13th 2017 @ 12:40pm | ! Report

        Exactly. But the word over here is that Ross’s manager approached Collingwood about their potentially vacant position.

        • August 14th 2017 @ 12:35am
          dontknowmuchaboutfootball said | August 14th 2017 @ 12:35am | ! Report

          How many times do the likes of Brad Hardie and Kim Hagdorn have to be publicly exposed as fiction writers propagating complete fabrications before consumers of footy media start to treat what they say with at least a bit of skepticism?

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