Sydney Swans superstar Lance Franklin had a limited impact in the Swans’ 17-point loss to the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.
Sydney coach John Longmire has defended the decision to play Lance Franklin after the superstar forward had only a limited impact in their season-opening loss to the Western Bulldogs.
Franklin, whose pre-season was severely curtailed by groin surgery, finished at the bottom of the Swans’ stats sheet, with just seven possessions and one goal, in Saturday night’s 11.16 (82) to 9.11 (65) loss to the Dogs at Marvel Stadium.
The 7AFL Instagram page has been running polls this week to see who the public think is the greatest player from 2010 until now. These polls got me thinking about some of the great individual players this decade such as Garry Ablett, Nathan Fyfe and Trent Cotchin.
For much of Sydney defender Nick Smith’s 12-year AFL career, his name was put on the magnet board next to the opposition’s most dangerous small forward without hesitation by coaches Paul Roos and John Longmire.