A week is a long time in football. There seems to be a new form team every Monday. However, Lance Franklin has shown that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Love him or hate him, either way, you have to respect his game. Buddy is still the greatest game changer in the AFL. If Sydney continues their red-hot form into the finals, then expect big things from Buddy.

The one thing Lance Franklin does not have is a signature Grand Final performance. It would be a wise man could even try to take advantage of the narrative with this season’s Norm Smith Medal.

Check out these quick highlights of Lance Franklin’s career to date.