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How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby White Winmar » Mon 17 Jul 2017 9:15pm

I know he's only one man in a side full of quality, but I'm already worried about one Lance "Buddy" Franklin. He tore us a new one in the second half last time around. He has a high quality midfield to deliver to him, but it's his ability to do the freakish things that makes him so dangerous. Last year we were undermanned down back, but who would you start on him? Brown? Athletic enough? Carlisle? Quick enough? Team defence? Gilbo would've been useful as a spare man filling space and providing an extra man in the contests, but that option's gone as well.

Richo on 360 was typically guarded on the question, as you would expect. He said he hadn't thought about it in the light of the loss on Friday, but when pressed just said he wouldn't say. I bet he's given it plenty of thought. I just hope he can come up with a pan that has a realistic chance of succeeding. Any suggestions gratefully accepted.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby longtimesaint » Mon 17 Jul 2017 9:38pm

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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby St Chris » Mon 17 Jul 2017 9:46pm

Carlisle's the man.

Franklin plays small, he doesn't take pack marks and his hands overhead are far from his greatest weapon.

Dempster was our best option, he matched up really well. Carlisle has some of the similar traits, good below his knees, strong tackler, and won't get outbodied. And is coming off his best game for our club.

Only concern is going with Franklin on the lead. Like any great forward, limiting supply from the middle is the key...
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby SydneySainter » Mon 17 Jul 2017 9:49pm

Buddy loves us and always kicks a bag. Even when he's been down, we run him into form.

If we are any hope of causing one of the upsets of the year, we must finally find a way to stop Buddy.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby skeptic » Mon 17 Jul 2017 9:58pm

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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby mr six o'clock » Mon 17 Jul 2017 10:17pm

skeptic wrote:Crowbar


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But of course one should never condone mindless violence.
What about speculation of trouble in paradise between him and his lady. A bit of salacious gossip could put him off his game.
But of course one should never condone mindless muck raking.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby Jacks Back » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:19pm

skeptic wrote:Crowbar

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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby Enrico_Misso » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:51pm

Give him some drugs.
He's on two strikes.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby ausfatcat » Mon 17 Jul 2017 11:54pm

Enrico_Misso wrote:Give him some drugs.
He's on two strikes.


thought he already had his third a number of years ago before they changed the rules
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby stonecold » Tue 18 Jul 2017 12:32am

I could sort it, but don't need another stint at this point!!!!!
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby skeptic » Tue 18 Jul 2017 1:20am

mr six o'clock wrote:
skeptic wrote:Crowbar


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But of course one should never condone mindless violence.
What about speculation of trouble in paradise between him and his lady. A bit of salacious gossip could put him off his game.
But of course one should never condone mindless muck raking.



Oh pick pick pick...
Here I am giving you some out of the box gold... and you're weighing me down with your morality clause.

Don't be such a nerd :twisted: :wink:
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby bigcarl » Tue 18 Jul 2017 1:32pm

stonecold wrote:I could sort it, but don't need another stint at this point!!!!!



:lol:
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby spert » Tue 18 Jul 2017 2:04pm

We can limit Buddy if the midfield turn up and play strong footy, not the fairy-floss effort of last game.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby Sainternist » Tue 18 Jul 2017 2:04pm

Definitely put Carlisle on him and then get Jake to tell him what he really thinks about Buddy's missus (just kidding!).
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby Junction Oval » Tue 18 Jul 2017 2:25pm

Gilbo was our best chance. It will now have to be Jake.

Brown doesn't have the speed or flexibility at ground level. Buddy is not great overhead - could Webster be a fit??

I just hope that they give Buddy's knee a rest this week.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby WellardSaint » Tue 18 Jul 2017 4:22pm

Hire a Jeep for him, and hand him the keys and tell him you'll pay for all the excess for any accidental damage.

It's been a few years since he used Jacinta's Jeep to hit 4 parked cars,
firmly believing he was in a Virtual Reality
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game.
He's well overdue for another go at GTA, the time is ripe.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby WellardSaint » Tue 18 Jul 2017 4:50pm

I still cringe when I think of his mark against NJBrown last time.
Brown and Cokehead were toe-to-toe in a bear hug with the ball coming in,
Buddy just pushed Brownie away at the last second, and chest mark.
Buddy is Bloody strong...
Summertime just means lots of sunburn, lots of pain.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby mr six o'clock » Tue 18 Jul 2017 6:43pm

skeptic wrote:
mr six o'clock wrote:
skeptic wrote:Crowbar


Like
But of course one should never condone mindless violence.
What about speculation of trouble in paradise between him and his lady. A bit of salacious gossip could put him off his game.
But of course one should never condone mindless muck raking.



Oh pick pick pick...
Here I am giving you some out of the box gold... and you're weighing me down with your morality clause.

Don't be such a nerd :twisted: :wink:


The wink suggests you know I was being sarcastic .
if not , the morality is to avoid the mods wrath . 8-)
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby The Fireman » Tue 18 Jul 2017 7:10pm

how do Sydney get to keep buying all the top full forwards...
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby remboy » Tue 18 Jul 2017 7:42pm

mr six o'clock wrote:
skeptic wrote:Crowbar


Like
But of course one should never condone mindless violence.
What about speculation of trouble in paradise between him and his lady. A bit of salacious gossip could put him off his game.
But of course one should never condone mindless muck raking.


Easy solution to that problem. Send an unsubstantiated rumour to Damien Barrett. Should be on the front page within 48 hours.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby Teflon » Wed 19 Jul 2017 7:41pm

spert wrote:We can limit Buddy if the midfield turn up and play strong footy, not the fairy-floss effort of last game.


Bingo!
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby IanRush » Wed 19 Jul 2017 8:32pm

Just dump his medical records on an Ivanhoe Street and hope a journo walks by there about two seconds later.... Think man, think
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby Yorkeys » Thu 20 Jul 2017 7:08am

Can't stop him while he is fit. Have to concede him 5 goals and just kick more. If we are inaccurate again it will be goodnight, ta ra finals and hello another low draft pick (it might even be used wisely). At the SCG our mids need to make sure they are not intimidated by the Swan's mids who usually make it look like men against boys. Swans can't keep winning forever (famous last words) however if it is another ritual thrashing there will be serious negative* repercussions for the club, players and coaches. Essendon and a couple of other teams should have beaten them so its possible but have to be clinically professional for the whole game.


* negative: coaching term for really in the Sh*t.
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Re: How do we stop Lance Franklin?

Postby spert » Thu 20 Jul 2017 8:15am

Another way to curb Franklin is to slip a scorpion down his undies
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