THE AFL’ S LEADING GOAL-KICKER HONOURS SEEMED OUT OF REACH… AND THEN THE SYDNEY SWANS’ SUPERSTAR WENT OUT IN THE LAST ROUND AND PUT TEN ON CARLTON.
Buddy’s dominance wasn’t only reflected on the scoreboard – he dominated around the ground, grabbing ten marks and leading in metres gained.
Kennedy, the AFL’s leading goal-kicker the last two years, could only manage one the next day for the Eagles.
Franklin kicked his first goal five minutes in, and had three for the first half.
With 69 goals on the season, Franklin had his fourth Coleman Medal ... Only three players have more.
When he landed a snap from 30m out late in the fourth, he had ten. He missed a shot just before the siren for 11.
Buddy Franklin was five behind West Coast’s Josh Kennedy in the goalkicking tally as he started the Swans’ lastround match against Carlton.