Franklin reveals Lockett influence

You can't imagine a bigger name in AFL working with arguably the biggest name in AFL today, Lockett and Franklin. The legendary goal kicker is back working with the Swans, once a week, has already have a significant impact on Lance Franklin and Sam Reid.

But even the biggest drawcard in the AFL admits that he's a little star struck by Lockett.

“Just having him down at the club, we have him down here once a week and then he came in game-day for our first round,” Franklin said.

“Having him around’s been pretty special and I’ve loved working with him and so have pretty much all the young fellas.

“It’s a great experience to have the greatest goal kicker of all-time coming here and teaching the boys their trade.

“The coaching tips he’s given me have been really good and hopefully I can kick a few straight ones.”

When asked to elaborate on any advice or words of wisdom the legendary forward has passed on, Franklin replied:

“We’ve kept it pretty simple for myself but it’s stuff that I know that (I’ve done wrong) when I’ve missed a goal.

“We’ve sat down and spoken about when I have missed a shot and what it’s looked like but we’ve kept it pretty simple for myself.”

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

Melbourne, Australia

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