Buddy Franklin tipped for a 100-goal season

Lance Franklin is in fearsome form, leading the Coleman Medal race and fuelling talk of another 100-goal AFL season.


Another one through the big sticks: Lance Franklin kicks a goal against Essendon on Saturday night.
Photo: Cameron Spencer

Franklin booted six goals in Sydney’s 81-point dismissal of Essendon on Saturday night, lifting his season tally to a league-high 29.

The 29-year-old is the only current player who knows exactly what is required to kick 100 goals in a season, having achieved the feat in 2008.

The milestone looked set to become a relic of a bygone era.

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