TL;DR news on Buddy Franklin at February 19, 2023
Lance Franklin has kicked his 1000th goal, mobbed by fans in epic scenes at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Franklin had just turned to run with it, and already got to full pace. Franklin celebrates a goal with Shane Crawford in 2006. Buddy made himself right at home. Franklin kicked four goals in the win but the Swans performance was exceptional as they controlled the match for all but the opening minutes of the night. To gain Roughead and Franklin, simply by finishing second bottom with four wins and picking the right names, is a largesse that will never be available to Mitchell.