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Lance Franklin fizzles as the Sydney Swans are swamped by Kangaroos

Andrew Wu On the day that Sydney farewelled Jude Bolton, the team he left behind could have benefited from having the retired warrior on the other side of the boundary line.

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Lance Franklin a real buddy, says Adam Simpson

Well done: Former Hawks forward line coach Adam Simpson and Lance Franklin.

Rohan Connolly As Lance Franklin continues to feel his way with his new club, his former line coach Adam Simpson has lent his support to the way the superstar spearhead goes about his work.

Lance Franklin a fan of Swans flyer Gary Rohan

Buddy's man: Gary Rohan has impressed new Swan Lance Franklin.

David Sygall On the second anniversary of the devastating injury that nearly cost Gary Rohan his career, Lance Franklin has given his tenacious teammate the ultimate compliment, singling out the young flyer as...

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Sydney veteran slams media scrutiny on Lance Franklin

Off and running: Lance Franklin skips clear of Adelaide's Daniel Talia on Saturday.

Greg Buckle Sydney's much-discussed culture has won the day over a series of "garbage" media reports about Lance Franklin, says former Swans star Jude Bolton.

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Lance Franklin's improved form at Sydney Swans impresses his captain Jarrad McVeigh

On the way up: Lance Franklin has kicked seven goals in three games.

Adrian Warren Sydney co-captain Jarrad McVeigh has hailed star recruit Lance Franklin’s improved form as the Swans look to build on their first win of the season.

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Sam Reid to miss Lance Franklin's SCG debut as a Swan

Key personnel: Buddy Franklin and Sam Reid.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin's importance to Sydney is set to be magnified in the coming weeks after the club ruled out Sam Reid for at least another fortnight.

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Lance Franklin an ideal buddy for Sydney Swans youngster Harry Cunningham

Sydney Swans young gun Harry Cunningham is benefiting from playing alongside Buddy Franklin.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin may have been accused of leading his junior teammates astray but the spearhead is proving to be a guiding light for one young Sydney forward.

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Swans star Lance Franklin hits out at Sydney rumour mill

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David Sygall There is a wistfulness beneath Lance Franklin's infectious positive spirit. "I haven't really seen too much of Sydney," he says, laughing.

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Lance Franklin, a Buddy remembered

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Tim Boyle I recall something about Lance Franklin that I consider an informative event, not about myself but about celebrity, and the enigmatic Sydney hero, Buddy.

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Magpies wary of threat posed by Lance Franklin, says Nick Maxwell

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Daniel Cherny Former Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell has played down the speculation his spot in the senior side is under threat, but admits that criticism is an inevitably byproduct of the football industry...

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Lance Franklin will bounce back: Kieren Jack

Swans coach John Longmire talks to Lance Franklin at training.

Sydney co-captain tips Buddy to bounce back against Collingwood.

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Lance Franklin already grabbing worrying headlines for the Sydney Swans

Marked man: Franklin was quiet against GWS.

David Sygall Whether or not Dan Hannebery has been on a problematic Lance Franklin-led path, and whether or not club great Ryan O’Keefe had words - or worse - with Franklin at a recent training session, the point...

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Lance Franklin makes his presence felt in Sydney victory

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Sydney Sydney Swans co-captain Jarrad McVeigh says the Swans look forward to prize recruit Lance Franklin getting better with each game after the star forward kicked his first goals in their colours.

Jarrad McVeigh backs Lance Franklin to improve as season goes on at Sydney Swans

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Adrian Warren Sydney co-captain Jarrad McVeigh says the Swans look forward to prize recruit Lance Franklin getting better with each game after the star forward kicked his first goals in their colours.

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AFL planned to cut cost of living allowance before Sydney Swans signed Lance Franklin, says coach John Longmire

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David Sygall Swans coach John Longmire believes the axing of the AFL's cost of living allowance was in the planning well before the multimillion-dollar deal with Lance Franklin went ahead.

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Lance Franklin headlines strong Sydney Swans outfit

Lance Franklin headlines a strong Swans outfit for this weekend's opener against GWS.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin will make his eagerly anticipated season debut for his new club in a strong Sydney team almost unrecognisable from the injury-ravaged side of last year's finals.

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Lance Franklin's car trouble

Daniel Cherny Not for the first time, Sydney's high-priced recruit Lance Franklin has run into trouble on the roads.

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Jonathon Patton says GWS didn't need Lance Franklin

Lance Franklin's critics have been loud after one quiet game.

Giants forward says his team didn't really need Lance Franklin, but Heath Shaw has cautioned against prematurely writing off the Swans star recruit.

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No rift between Lance Franklin and Swans, insists coach John Longmire

Spotlight: Swans coach John Longmire with star recruit Lance Franklin at training.

Angela Habashy Sydney coach John Longmire has rubbished rumours of a rift between superstar signing Lance Franklin and his new teammates.

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Swans' John Longmire says living allowance was on agenda before Lance Franklin deal

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17:  John Longmire, coach of the Swans looks on during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground on September 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

David Sygall, Sydney Axing of the AFL's cost-of-living allowance was in the planning 'well before' Buddy deal.