‘A man made for the moment’: Why Lance Franklin’s legacy will endure regardless of AFL grand final result

In statistics and influence, Franklin is already an all-time AFL great. And if Saturday’s grand final goes down to the wire, all eyes will turn to ‘Buddy’Legacies are often complex. Even Mother Teresa was labelled “a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud” by the late Christopher Hitchens. And while talk of Buddy Franklin’s legacy has cooled a little since he announced his intention to play “one more”, it’s one that’s more straightforward to appraise, regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s grand...

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