AFL grand final: Buddy defies knockers, but Cats are on fire

AFL grand final: Buddy defies knockers, but Cats are on fire

Lance Franklin clearly could not wait to tell the football world, “I told you so” this week. The goal-kicking superstar shocked all by signing a monster nine-year deal with the Sydney Swans – and not the GWS Giants as expected by many – at the end of 2013. The Swans, and Franklin, were smashed at the time by a chorus of naysayers who questioned the logic of such a long contract. The man known as ‘Buddy’ – who sits fifth …