Sydney Swans

Buddy Franklin’s time at the Swans has been a failure

Lance Franklin has been a wonderful servant for the Swans, surpassing all key performance indicators during his time in Sydney. He and his family have my sympathies in this time and I hope we have not seen the last of the mercurial talent that is Buddy. But his time at the Swans has been a failure. ...

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1 hour ago, The Roar, Sydney Swans

Swans call out ex-Hawks fitness boss over Franklin comments

Former Hawthorn fitness boss Andrew Russell urged Sydney star Lance Franklin to lose some weight to help prolong his career. Russell, who worked with Franklin for nine years at the Hawks, believes the veteran forward’s training program needs modifying after his latest hamstring setback. Speaking on...

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18 hours ago, SEN, Hawthorn Hawks, Sydney Swans

John Longmire defends Franklin’s physique

AFL: Following yet another injury setback, Sydney Swans coach John Longmire insists that Lance Franklin was in the best shape he's seen him in years.

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18 hours ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

John Longmire surprised by Carlton fitness boss’ blunt public advice for Lance Franklin

Sydney coach John Longmire says it was “a bit surprising” to hear Carlton fitness boss Andrew Russell provide public advice for Lance Franklin following the superstar forward’s hamstring setback.

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1 day ago, Fox Sports, Carlton Blues, Sydney Swans

Should the Swans sit Franklin out of 2020 if they're not in the finals mix?

Essendon great Matthew Lloyd believes it might be in Sydney’s best interest to keep Lance Franklin on the shelf for 2020, if they’re not in finals contention. The key forward suffered a hamstring injury last week, which could see him miss the first half of the season given it is reportedly worse than...

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1 day ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Former Hawthorn fitness bosses’ advice to Lance Franklin

The man who was Hawthorn’s fitness boss during Lance Franklin’s entire nine-year stint at the club has urged the star forward to shed weight in order to prolong his career. Franklin suffered a serious hamstring injury at Sydney training last week, with the Swans confirming he faces multiple months on...

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2 days ago, SEN, Hawthorn Hawks, Sydney Swans

Swans wanted access to Franklin in lockdown to minimise injury risk

The Swans wrote to the AFL requesting players more vulnerable to injury to have access to medical and strength and conditioning staff but were denied.

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3 days ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

'I wouldn't write him off': Clarkson tips Franklin to bounce back

The star Sydney forward could miss more than half the season after damaging his right hamstring at training.

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4 days ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Alastair Clarkson says Buddy Franklin’s career isn’t over after club great’s breakdown claim

Four-time premiership coach Alastair Clarkson insists Lance Franklin’s AFL career is far from over despite the former Hawthorn superstar this week suffering another serious injury.

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4 days ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

“An overwhelming success”: Swans defend Franklin's contribution

Sydney CEO Tom Harley says star forward Lance Franklin has been an “overwhelming success” since arriving from Hawthorn in 2013. Franklin, who joined the Swans in a blockbuster nine-year deal worth $10 million, has been injury-hit in recent years and is set to miss the majority of 2020 with a hamstring...

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4 days ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Hawthorn expected Franklin would break down in 2020

The Hawks made a bold prediction when they let Buddy go in 2013. The post Hawthorn expected Franklin would break down in 2020 appeared first on Zero Hanger.

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4 days ago, Zero Hanger, Hawthorn Hawks, Sydney Swans

Richo Yes/No: Crowds, trade heists, Franklin and much more

Richmond great Matthew Richardson has been presented with 11 of the tough questions around AFL circles this week. However, he can only answer them with a simple yes or no. See Richardson’s thoughts on crowds, trades and all the big talking points from Sportsday below: Should Max Gawn refrain from having...

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4 days ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Revealed: Hawthorn thought Buddy Franklin would only make it to 2020 when he left them

Hawthorn great Dermott Brereton says his former club expected Lance Franklin wouldn’t play out his entire contract, expecting him to only make it to 2020, when he left them for Sydney.

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5 days ago, Fox Sports, Hawthorn Hawks, Sydney Swans

'Pretty decent injury': Hamstrung Franklin could miss half the season

The Swans have not put a timeline on when the star forward will return, but believe the injury is worse than last year's, which sidelined him for nine weeks.

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5 days ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

Franklin set for MAJOR stint on sidelines

The injury is believed to be slightly worse than the left hamstring issues last year that sidelined him for nine weeks. The post Franklin set for MAJOR stint on sidelines appeared first on Zero Hanger.

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5 days ago, Zero Hanger, Sydney Swans

Franklin hamstring injury worse than first thought

Lance Franklin’s hamstring injury has been confirmed as a significant one. The star forward suffered the injury at training on Wednesday. He isn’t expected to be running for up to a month. The Swans have confirmed the hamstring injury is worse than the one he suffered in 2019, which saw him miss nine...

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5 days ago, SEN, Sydney Swans

Franklin 'really upset' by 'devastating' injury, says wife Jesinta

Jesinta Franklin says her husband, Swans star Lance, has been left "really upset" by a hamstring injury that his teammates fear is serious.

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5 days ago, The Age, Sydney Swans

'It's absolutely devastating': Jesinta says Franklin 'really upset' by injury

Jesinta Franklin has spoken of husband Buddy Franklin’s devastation at his most recent injury setback.

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5 days ago, Fox Sports, Sydney Swans

Swans star Lance Franklin faces over SIX weeks on sidelines, report says

The injury is reportedly worse than first thought ?? The post Swans star Lance Franklin faces over SIX weeks on sidelines, report says appeared first on Zero Hanger.

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5 days ago, Zero Hanger, Sydney Swans

Buddy blow: Franklin breaks down again

Lance Franklin has suffered yet another hamstring injury with the Sydney Swans now sweating on when their superstar forward might be able to start his season.

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6 days ago, Herald Sun, Sydney Swans

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