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Lance Franklin now a 'faceless man' to us, says Alastair Clarkson

Jon Pierik While appreciative of the service he gave, Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says Lance Franklin is now a "faceless man" to the Hawks as the superstar forward aims to inflict more pain on his former...

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Sydney star Lance Franklin splits with manager Liam Pickering according to reports

Lance Franklin has split with his manager according to reports.

Daniel Cherny Just nine months after securing his client an unprecedented nine-year deal, Liam Pickering has been axed as Sydney superstar Lance Franklinfrom his longstanding role as Franklin's manager, according...

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Kurt Tippett and Lance Franklin align for Sydney Swans for Hawthorn clash at MCG

Stars align for Hawks clash: Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.

Andrew Wu Sydney will field its all-star forward line against Hawthorn after welcoming back Kurt Tippett for Saturday night's clash at the MCG.

Sam Reid finally fitting in on field with Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett for Sydney Swans

Key personnel: Kurt Tippett, Buddy Franklin and Sam Reid.

Andrew Wu Sam Reid has been told by Jarrad McVeigh don't be afraid to leap over Sydney's million-dollar twin towers.

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Hawthorn proved catalyst for Lance Franklin finding form

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Rohan Connolly If a week is a long time in football, three months might as well be a lifetime - more than enough for the most sweeping of statements to be forgotten.

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2014 round 18 AFL teams (week two)

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All the ins and outs for the second half of round 18 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

Swans chairman blasts attack on club

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Samantha Lane Fed up with sniping from Victorian rivals about Sydney’s talent-laden list and recruiting coups, Swans chairman Andrew Pridham has named it a “targeted attack” that he refuses to...

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Swans-Hawks rivalry fuelled by Buddy Franklin's defection

Lance Franklin's shock defection from Hawthorn to Sydney has added oomph to what looms as the AFL's next big rivalry.

Andrew Wu When the AFL used to have their "Rivalry Round", it generally fixtured Sydney to play Brisbane. It seemed a curious choice, one borne out pragmatism than in keeping with the theme of the round.

Hawthorn's Josh Gibson hopes to return from injury to take on best friend Lance Franklin

Calendar circled: Josh Gibson has declared he is fit enough to return for the clash with flag favourites Sydney on Saturday week, where he could be set for another battle with best mate Lance Franklin.

Andrew Wu Gun Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson has declared he is fit enough to return for the clash with flag favourite Sydney on Saturday week, where he could be set for another battle with best mate Lance...

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Swans star Lance Franklin stands tall in win over GWS Giants

Celebrate good times, come on: Swans spearhead Lance Franklin reacts after potting a major.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin could not stop the Sydney derby from turning into a fizzer but the Swans restored natural order at the SCG on Saturday night.

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Sydney Swans love Lance Franklin's defence

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Coach and teammates are lauding star forward for his defensive efforts rather than his goalkicking feats

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Lance Franklin on fire in all the wrong places

Wrong place, right time: Lance Franklin's latest wonder goal shouldn't have been.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin's latest contender for goal of the year would not have happened had the prized Sydney recruit not been in the wrong place at the right time.

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Lance Franklin fires late as Swans notch up ninth straight win

Richmond's Nathan Foley is tackled by Sydney's Nick Malceski during Friday's round 14 match.

Jake Niall AFL premiership favourites Sydney survived a scare from struggling Richmond to post an 11-point win at the MCG on Friday night for their ninth consecutive victory.

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Lance Franklin shows best is yet to come after 'sensational' Swans performance

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Andrew Wu Lance Franklin's match-winning performance to sink Port Adelaide came after only a fortnight of consistent training, raising hopes for Sydney his best is still to come this year.

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Lance Franklin's golden boot sends Sydney Swans soaring

Roje Adaimy There’s no ‘‘I’’ in team, they say, but not even Sydney’s best can deny the importance of Lance Franklin.

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Lance Franklin threat prompts tag team defence

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Matt Murnane Lance Franklin in red and white is proving more dangerous than his last days in brown and gold, and opposition clubs know it, switching to more sophisticated methods to curb his influence.

Lance Franklin warns the partnership with Kurt Tippett is improving

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Lance Franklin has warned there's still plenty of improvement in his budding partnership with Kurt Tippett, as surging Sydney head into a Thursday night AFL blockbuster against Geelong.

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Lance Franklin sees positive steps on racism heading into indigenous round

Bomber basher: Buddy Franklin prepares to inflict more pain on Essendon.

Chris Barrett Lance Franklin says it is "pretty devastating" for teammate Adam Goodes to be racially abused on an AFL ground for the second time in a year, but he is looking forward to the game's indigenous round,...

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Sydney coach sure Lance Franklin will play next week

Rival coaches John Longmire of Sydney and Paul Roos of Melbourne before the start of the match.

Jason Phelan Sydney Swans coach John Longmire played down the significance of Lance Franklin's knee injury after the superstar forward limped from the field during the third quarter of Saturday night's win over...

Lance Franklin's injury clouds Sydney's victory

Lance Franklin injures his knee in a marking contest.

Jason Phelan Sydney overcame a dogged Melbourne by 31 points at the MCG on Saturday night, but the Swans' third win of the season was overshadowed by a knee injury to superstar forward Lance Franklin.