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Lance Franklin impact still being felt around the AFL (1)

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Rewind back to early 2014 and there was one story which dominated the AFL.

It was a move that sent shock waves through the competition.

The shock decision of Lance 'Buddy' Franklin to leave reigning premiers Hawthorn for premiership rivals Sydney Swans on an eye-watering $10m nine-year contract caused as much controversy as it did excitement.

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Shock announcement

Whilst widely expected to depart the Hawks having put contact talks on hold, Franklin was thought to be on his way to expansion club Greater Western Sydney.

The shock announcement of his move to a direct competitor and the financial nature of the deal left supporters, pundits and media alike in a Franklin inspired frenzy.

Impact being felt

One year on, GMS takes a look at how those involved have been affected by the deal...

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