Season 2018 - Sydney - Diggers.. come at him


#242

No he’s kneedling you.


#243

@Diggers


#244

1: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFRANKLIN!
2: Daylight


#245

I won’t get into a debate about who is the best ever player of them all but since I’ve been watching VFL/AFL (1982), he’s the best I’ve seen.


#246

You’ve needed to watch other teams then


#247

For mine, it’d be out of him, Ablett Senior and Hird.


#248

Capper > Lockett > Franklin


#249

Cringe if that’s comin from the official swans page


#250

Seen 'em all.


#251

Well you mustn’t have been taking much notice then.

PS: get yourself over to the DJ thread…you’ve been nominated to spin


#252

This is how you decide who’s best.

You’re the captain of a Best of the Best team and you’ve won the toss and are lucky enough to have the first pick. All those players and everyone else since 1980 is fit and available for selection.

You ask yourself “who is the one player I don’t want to be playing against?”

Then you select L Franklin.

He’s the best.


#253

No he’s not…certainly if you’re going that far back…Franklin has always struggled to take an overhead mark so how can he be THE BEST.

I’d take Ablett Snr, Lockett and Carey before Franklin (and that’s without trying to remember who else has played in that time)


#254

I’m sure every player that’s ever played (regardless of how good) has had a deficiency in at least one aspect of their game.

Otherwise we might as well exclude Ablett snr from the conversation because he’s shorter than the rest, or Plugger because his aerobic capacity is the lowest, Carey because he’s the slowest of that selection etc etc


#255

Ok.

You pick Ablett. I’ll pick FRANKLIN!


#256

Deal :slight_smile:


#257

That’s right. Apart from J Hird, none of them are perfect.


#258

Why did they start at 15? Are there only 15 players? And why the …at number 2? Why not just add in the word but after equally?


#259

Why do you care?


#260

Credit where it is due, they have bounced back strongly from the big defeat at the hands of the Bombers.


#261

Reported that both D Hannebery and G Rohan has asked Sydney to be traded to Victorian clubs. J Lloyd offered a contract but yet to sign.

Lloyd is the one they’d want to keep but if the scuttlebutt is to be believed, Hannebery to St Kilda and Lloyd to GC would both generate 1st round picks in exchange. Rohan a second rounder.