How AFL tried to deliver Buddy Franklin to GWS Giants in 2013


“Lance was going to do one of two things: stay at Hawthorn or play with the Swans,” Colless says. “The AFL, in breach of all the rules they had just created in relation to free agency, were dealing with Lance and his manager directly, trying to lure him to GWS. The AFL felt they had superior negotiating clout and thought that’s where he should go because they were desperate to fast-track GWS’s success.

“It was a nonsense and it remains so. If you think the best players of all time are going to bottom clubs to get paid more money, you’re out of touch with world sport. He just…



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