Horror finals series exposed Sydney Swans great Lance Franklin’s mobility, say AFL greats

Lance Franklin looks to break free of a rock solid Cats defence.

Lance Franklin looks to break free of a rock solid Cats defence.Credit:AFL Photos

“He has to play like a key forward for the rest of his career, and that’s not what he is.

“They [Geelong] played Jack Henry on him, who’s got the mobility to go with him, but then he [Franklin] hasn’t got the aerial ability.

“It’s going to be a real challenge for him next year.

“He has to play like a Jonathan Brown or a [Wayne] Carey in his last year, which he isn’t, because he can’t move like he used to.”


Franklin managed just two goals from 23 disposals across three finals matches,…

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