The Real Season: 3 Sep – 9 Sep

The Real Season – Clubs continue to search for the Premiership formula through the Draft, Trade Period & Free Agency, follow all the moves & stories right here:

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9 Sep – Fremantle

“Simply, he’s contracted for next year & I still continue to feel very positive about him staying at the club beyond 2019” Steve Rosich via @3AWisfootball on Saturday

Lachie Neale

9 Sep – Fremantle

“We’ve reinvigorated our list.. I want to reinvigorate our off-field football team” Steve Rosich via @3AWisfootball on Saturday

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9 Sep – Geelong

“The Saints have been interested” @barrettdamian on Dan Menzel potentially taking a 2 year deal at St Kilda via @SunFootyShow

9 Sep – Sydney

“The talk is that the St Kilda offer is compelling enough for him to refuse to rule it out” @barrettdamian on Dan Hannebery via @SunFootyShow

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8 Sep – Sydney

“They’ve (Gold Coast) put a very very sizeable offer to him” @barrettdamian on Jake Lloyd via @triplemfooty on Saturday

8 Sep – Geelong

“It’s a worry for the Cats.. the two Perth clubs and particularly the Dockers.. there is a belief and feeling strongly that he will go to Perth.. at some stage” @barrettdamian on Tim Kelly via @triplemfooty on Saturday

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8 Sep – Port Adelaide

“He’s very happy with the money offered by Nth Melbourne.. that is well advanced” @barrettdamian on Jared Polec via @triplemfooty on Saturday

8 Sep – Gold Coast

“I’m strongly of the view.. that his club the Gold Coast Suns will move him out (if he can’t commit long term).. Collingwood.. they’re well positioned” @barrettdamian on Steven May via @triplemfooty on Saturday

8 Sep – Adelaide

“The industry is saying that he is going to Carlton.. most people now in that.. player movement space at footy clubs are saying that’s where he will end up ” @barrettdamian on Mitch McGovern via @triplemfooty on Saturday

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8 Sep – Western Bulldogs

“.. Mitch Wallis is yet to re-sign, I believe he wants to” @barrettdamian via @triplemfooty on Saturday

8 Sep – Western Bulldogs

“There’s a 4 yearr deal in front of him right now (at Geelong).. right now that’s where he will be going” @barrettdamian on Luke Dahlhaus going to Geelong via @triplemfooty on Saturday

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7 Sep – Adelaide

Ben Davis, Lachlan Murphy & Patrick Wilson have all signed contract extensions at the Crows “We’re delighted Lachlan, Ben & Patrick have re-committed to the Club for 2019” Justin Reid

7 Sep – Western Bulldogs

Tory Dickson has signed a 1yr contract extension with the Bulldogs, he is now contracted until the end of 2019

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7 Sep – Adelaide

The Crows are preparing for a bumper draft haul in 2018, they currently have 3 picks inside the top 20 & could add another.

Mitch McGovern has requested a Trade, this will likely add at a minimum one more early draft pick either this year or next.

Adelaide will be targeting high talent in the 2018 Draft, they are almost certain to make a play to move up the draft order and have the picks to do so.

Gold Coast might be the trading partner for the Crows in the upcoming trade period.

“We plan for the hand we’ve got now, we plan for a hand that we may have”

“Not often people trade top five, or top 10 picks (but) we’re open to everything and we’ll certainly have a look at it”

Hamish Ogilvie – Adelaide National Recruiting Manager

Adelaide 2018 Draft Picks: Currently 7, 14, 19 & 37

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7 Sep – AFLW Fixture

League to adopt conference system

7 Sep – Brisbane

Matt Eagles & Mitchell Hinge have both signed 1yr contract extensions at the Lions

“When the Club said they wanted to extend my contract for another year, it was overwhelming” Matt Eagles

7 Sep – Wildcard Weekend

The AFL could be set to introduce a Wildcard weekend, teams that finish 6th-10th on the Final H&A season Ladder will play an Elimination Final with the winner of each game to progress to form the Final 8


7 Sep – 2018 Free Agency

Kane Cornes expressed his concern on Free Agency on his regular Friday spot on SEN

“The AFL Players Association, the players fought hard for free agency and they will argue after serving eight years at a club, that you’ve had no choice of being drafted to, you should have some freedom of where you want to play.

“It’s another example of the AFL Players Association having far too much power.”

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6 Sep – St Kilda

Darren Minchington has been delisted

6 Sep – Carlton

Kade Simpson has signed a 1yr contract extension with the Blues, he is now contracted until the end of 2019

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6 Sep – Brisbane

Rohan Bewick, Claye Beams, Tom Bell, Marco Paparone & Jake Barrett have been delisted

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6 Sep – Free Agency

Player Manager Marty Pask (i50 Management) clarifies his position on Free Agency via Twitter

6 Sep – 2018 AFL Draft

Mitch Grigg could be on the radar for AFL clubs after winning his second straight Magarey Medal in the SANFL, he played 20 games for the Crows between 2013-16.

6 Sep – Sydney

“He hasn’t certainly walked into our door and said that this is want he wants to do.. He’s contracted, he’s Vice Captain of the footy club so I can’t expect any major change with Dan (Hannebery)” Tom Harley via @1116sen

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5 Sep – Fremantle

“It’s incredibly strong” Chris Bond on the relationship between Ross Lyon & Lachie Neale via @SportsdayRadio

5 Sep – Richmond

Tom Lynch set to be a Tiger

It is understood both Hawthorn & Collingwood have been told – @mickgleeson via @agerealfooty

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5 Sep – Hawthorn

Paul Puopolo has signed a 1yr contract extension with the Hawks, he is now contracted until the end of 2019

5 Sep – Western Bulldogs

Lin Jong has signed a 2yr contract extension at the Bulldogs, he is now contracted until the end of 2020

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5 Sep – Fremantle

Adam Cerra has signed a 2yr contract extension with the Dockers, he is now contracted until the end of 2021

5 Sep – Gold Coast/Collingwood

Steven May could be on his way out of the Suns, the Magpies are in the market for a key defender

“There’s a real sense from some that the Gold Coast really want to go back to the draft and start things over again”

“There’s big mail here he’ll get to Collingwood. I had someone say to me last week that he’s a certainty”

“I wouldn’t pitch it quite that high, but I think he’ll be in Victoria and will make the move and my money at this stage would be Collingwood”

Nick Bowen via

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5 Sep – Melbourne

The fallout from the Mark Neeld Open Mike appearance via Fox Footy

5 Sep – Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs are currently unaware of what compensation they will receive for Luke Dahlhaus

“Certainly at the right time we’ll be making those enquiries (with the AFL)” Ameet Bains on the compensation for Luke Dahlhaus via @WhateleySEN

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5 Sep – St Kilda

Sam Gilbert has been delisted

“I have been privileged to be part of the club for the past 13 years, & I’ve loved every minute of it” Sam Gilbert

5 Sep – Richmond

Shai Bolton is set to re-sign with the Tigers

“Shai Bolton is going to re-sign with Richmond..It hasn’t been announced yet, but it will be” Ralph Carr

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4 Sep – Fremantle

Further insight into the decision by Fremantle & Chris Bond to part ways, it appears that when Steve Rosich took over making List Management decisions that the GM of Football Chris Bond situation escalated

“He’s contracted for another year”

“That is a signal that the Head of Football Operations who’s been there for 14 years is not the person they want to be doing that job (List Management after Brad Lloyd left)”

“Both parties I gather are saying that it’s amicable”

“It came to a head last week.. that’s around the time that this list management stuff took place (Steve Rosich taking over List Management decisions)”

Caroline Wilson via @SportsdayRadio

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📊 2018 H&A Season Win Line Results


4 Sep – Fremantle

“I’m just working through it at the moment, it will probably take a while” Lachie Neale on deciding his future after returning to Perth via @7NewsPerth

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4 Sep – Melbourne

Brad Green settled in for a night watching Open Mike on Fox Footy then tweeted this..

Green retired in 2012, it was the 1st year as head coach for Mark Neeld at Melbourne.

4 Sep – Gold Coast

Uncontracted Aaron Hall has been linked to a move to Nth Melbourne, however the numbers being publicly discussed are inaccurate according to his Manager Liam Pickering

“If people are throwing around numbers like this ($650K per year), that’s ok.. People throw around silly numbers this time of year” Liam Pickering on Aaron Hall via @1116Sen

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4 Sep – Western Bulldogs

Luke Dahlhaus will depart the Bulldogs via Free Agency

4 Sep – Fremantle

GM of Football Operations Chris Bond will depart the club at the end of November

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4 Sep – Western Bulldogs

Billy Gowers has signed a 2 year contract extension at the Bulldogs, he is now contracted until the end of 2020

4 Sep – Richmond

Anthony Miles has met with Gold Coast via @CalTwomey

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4 Sep – Nth Melbourne

Mitch Hibberd will be delisted by North Melbourne via @Nick_Bowen

3 Sep – AFL Trade Period

The AFL may introduce Anti-Tampering Rules, that will likely eliminate any player in-contract talking to other clubs

“There are examples of this working in American sport”

“Steve Hocking and the guys are having a look at that”

“I don’t like the look of it and I don’t think it’s necessary”

“I believe managers can talk to each other and people can have discussions, but I’m not sure that it’s something that we want in the game”

Gillon McLachlan via Fox Footy

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3 Sep – Gold Coast/Hawthorn

“We learn today that two weeks ago Hawthorn captain Jarryd Roughead actually caught up with Lynch on the Gold Coast and talked about all things regarding Lynch’s future” Sam McClure via @1116Sen

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3 Sep – Port Adelaide

Jasper Pittard & Jack Hombsch have been told they will be traded, should they seek fresh starts away from the Power – via @cleary_mitch

3 Sep – Fremantle/Brisbane

“They’ve now offered him a 4 year deal to stay.. but clearly the talks have been going on for some time with the Brisbane Lions” @barrettdamian on Lachie Neale via @triplemfooty

3 Sep – Fremantle/Brisbane

Interesting developments..

Especially after Rosich’s comments about catching up with Neale on Friday: “I caught up with him yesterday & I’m very positive about Lachie (Neale) being at our club” Steve Rosich Sep 1


3 Sep – 2018 Grand Final

Shaun Hart to present the Norm Smith Medal

3 Sep – 2018 Grand Final

Denis Pagan to present the Jock McHale Medal

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