The Real Season: 8 Oct – 14 Oct

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14 Oct – Western Bulldogs

Jordan Roughead set to become a Magpie via @SamLandsberger

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13 Oct – Collingwood

Collingwood: Tom Langdon has decided to stay at the Magpies via @tommorris32

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13 Oct – Nth Melbourne

“He’s going (to Collingwood).. they need something inside (Pick) 18 is my understanding.. I think it’s going to be a difficult one for them to get done.. it does sound to me horribly like it’s on” @lennyp23 on Dayne Beams via @OffTheBenchTeam

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13 Oct – Nth Melbourne

“Aaron Hall I will get to Nth Melbourne.. I think it’s being held up a little bit by the Steven May scenario.. which is happening” @lennyp23 via @OffTheBenchTeam

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13 Oct – Fremantle/Brisbane/Melbourne

“They’re trying to call the bluff of Brisbane to give them more than (Pick) 5.. I don’t think Brisbane are going to buckle” @lennyp23 on Fremantle & why the Jesse Hogan trade talks have stalled via @OffTheBenchTeam

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13 Oct – Fremantle/Brisbane

“Fremantle are trying to play hard ball on Lachie Neale” @lennyp23 via @OffTheBenchTeam

“I was talking to the (Brisbane) List Manager.. what do they (Fremantle) want for Lachie Neal?.. he said every pick we’ve ever had plus the Gabba” @lennyp23 via @OffTheBenchTeam

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12 Oct – Melbourne

“It was made clear to Jesse (Hogan) that if we were unable to complete an appropriate deal for both clubs, he will remain a Melbourne player. Both us, and Jesse, were happy with this” GM of Football Operations Josh Mahoney

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12 Oct – Carlton

“He’ll be in full training after Christmas.. should be ready for Round 1” Stephen Silvagni on Will Setterfield via @traderadio

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12 Oct – Richmond

“They are yet to hit greatness”

“They can be exploited at times in the Ruck.. it will be reviewed ”

“The team is balanced.. they will lose depth”

@thelistmanager on Richmond via @traderadio

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12 Oct – Western Bulldogs

“On-ball they have undeniable talent & it’s all at the right age”

“The.. early season form was absolutely deplorable”

“It is the Forward line that is an absolute struggle”

@thelistmanager on the Western Bulldogs via @traderadio

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12 Oct – Fremantle/Melbourne

Fremantle have pulled out of the race for Jesse Hogan via @cleary_mitch

Melbourne would have been happy with 5 & 23 – @barrettdamian on the Jesse Hogan trade via @traderadio

“The Fremantle football club is a mess” @barrettdamian via @traderadio

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Will Setterfield joins Carlton

Carlton Receive
Will Setterfield, Pick 71

GWS Giants Receive
Pick 43, 2019 2nd Rd

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12 Oct – Geelong

Rhys Stanley, Jamaine Jones, Sam Simpson & Ryan Abbott have signed contract extensions at the Cats

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Dom Tyson joins Nth Melbourne

Nth Melbourne Receive
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Melbourne Receive
Braydon Preuss, Pick 62

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Dean Kent joins St Kilda

St Kilda Receive
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Melbourne Receive
Pick 65

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Dan Hannebery joins St Kilda

St Kilda Receive
Dan Hannebery, Pick 28

Sydney Receive
Picks 39, 2019 2nd Rd

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12 Oct – Fremantle

Lachie Neale rejects latest offer from Dockers via @FOXFootyLive

Lachie Neale has told the Dockers he has played his last game for them & is prepared to go public to help facilitate the trade to Brisbane via @RalphyHeraldSun

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12 Oct – Gold Coast

Steven May wants to play at Melbourne – @cleary_mitch via @traderadio

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12 Oct – Hawthorn

The Hawks are interested in Tom Scully – @SammyHeraldSun via @1116sen

Tom Scully has conducted a medical at the Hawks, the Giants are aware – @sam_mcclure via @traderadio

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12 Oct – 2018 AFL DRAFT

Current 1st Rd Draft Order

1. Carlton
2. Gold Coast
3. Gold Coast
4. St Kilda
5. Brisbane
6. Port Adelaide
7. Western Bulldogs
8. Adelaide
9. Essendon
10. Port Adelaide
11. Fremantle
12. Geelong
13. Adelaide
14. Greater Western Sydney
15. Hawthorn
16. Adelaide
17. Richmond
18. Collingwood
19. Gold Coast

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12 Oct – Adelaide/Brisbane

Adelaide are in discussions with Brisbane over Pick 5 – @cleary_mitch via @traderadio

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12 Oct – Port Adelaide

The contract for Chad Wingard at the Power is heavily back ended – @kanecornes via @traderadio

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12 Oct – Melbourne

Jesse Hogan still wants to get to Fremantle – @cleary_mitch via @traderadio

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11 Oct – Hawthorn

Ryan Burton has been offered up by Hawks in a trade offer to Port Adelaide for Chad Wingard via @cleary_mitch

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11 Oct – Melbourne

Dean Kent set to be traded to St Kilda via @mickgleeson

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11 Oct – Port Adelaide

Chad Wingard has nominated Hawthorn as his preferred club of choice in a trade scenario – @sam_mcclure via @traderadio

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11 Oct – West Coast

“It’s a great outcome for the club.. We will probably play in our alternate strip or in our indigenous guernsey” Trevor Nisbett on gaining a WAFL Licence

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11 Oct – Melbourne/Fremantle

The Jesse Hogan trade is in danger of falling apart – @sam_mcclure via @traderadio

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11 Oct – Brisbane

“The club has finally stabilised (Before Beams news)”

Personally I think the Lions are a little way off.. they’re not Top 8 bound yet”

@thelistmanager on Brisbane via @traderadio

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11 Oct – Collingwood

“What a remarkable year the Magpies had”

“Key Defender is.. their number 1 need’

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11 Oct – 2019 Rule Changes

11 Oct – Brisbane

“It’s news to me.. I’ll probably have a chat to Dayne to see if there’s anything in it.. This year has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for him.. Anything is possible in that regard” Chris Fagan on Dayne Beams via @1116sen

“At this stage there’s no plan not to have him as part of our plans.. He has not requested a trade” Chris Fagan on Dayne Beams via @1116sen

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Port Adelaide Receive
Picks 6, 2019 Rd 3

Fremantle Receive
Picks 11, 23, 30, 49

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11 Oct – AFLPA

“The short answer from our perspective is no.. I don’t think they should be able to force them out to another club” Paul Marsh on clubs trading players under contract without consent via @traderadio

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11 Oct – Brisbane

By the end of this trade period there will be a formal request from Dayne Beams to join Collingwood, if a deal can‘t get done he stays at Brisbane – @barrettdamian via @traderadio

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10 Oct – West Coast

The Eagles will field a stand-alone team in the WAFL next season

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Alex Fasolo joins Carlton

Carlton has signed unrestricted Free Agent Alex Fasolo

Collingwood eligible to receive a 3rd Pick (Currently Pick 57) as compensation

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10 Oct – Thursday Night Football

AFLPA has approved 1 x 5 day break per team in 2019 allowing for more Thursday night games

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10 Oct – Adelaide

Andy Otten & Cam Ellis-Yolmen have both signed 1yr contract extensions at the Crows

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10 Oct – Melbourne

Aaron vandenBerg has signed a contract extension at the Demons, he is now contracted until the end of 2021

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10 Oct – Sydney

From what we understand it’s not going to happen with Nth Melbourne – Tom Harley on Nic Newman via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Sydney

“We absolutely turn our attention to that now” Tom Harley on the Dan Hannebery trade via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Sydney

“He’s certainly a player of interest” Tom Harley on Tom Langdon via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Sydney

“The Swans don’t have great depth anymore”

“It is the Swans forward structure that needs an overhaul”

@thelistmanager on Sydney via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Nth Melbourne

“They’re back to where they normally are.. the Kangaroos are stuck in a vortex”

“This even performance that they continue to give.. also prevents them from obtaining high end draft talent”

@thelistmanager on Nth Melbourne via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Nth Melbourne

“.. at this stage Jeremy (Finlayson) is unlikely ” Cameron Joyce via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Nth Melbourne

“Dom’s indicated he’s keen to play with us” Cameron Joyce on Dom Tyson via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Sydney

“He (Tom Langdon) flew to Sydney yesterday & had a medical.. We spoke to Ned Guy about that on Monday, so we’ve been transparent with Collingwood” Tom Harley

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Tom Hickey joins West Coast

West Coast Receive
Tom Hickey, Picks 60 & 2019 4th Rd

St Kilda Receive
Picks 39, 2019 4th Rd

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Gary Rohan joins Geelong

Geelong Receive
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Sydney Receive
Ryan Clarke

Nth Melbourne
Pick 61

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Jared Polec joins Nth Melbourne

Nth Melbourne Receive
Jared Polec, Jasper Pittard & Pick 48

Port Adelaide Receive
Pick 11, 2019 4th Rd

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Mitch McGovern joins Carlton

Carlton Receive
Mitch McGovern, 2019 3rd Rd (ADE)

Adelaide Receive
Pick 13, 2019 5th Rd (CAR), Shane McAdam (State League)

Sydney Receive
Picks 26 (CAR), 28 (CAR), 40 (ADE)

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Brisbane Receive
Picks 32, 41, 44, 77

Gold Coast Receive
Picks 24, 58, 79

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10 Oct – Nth Melbourne

Ryan Clarke is set to be traded to Sydney for a ‘later pick’ via @SammyHeraldSun

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10 Oct – Delisted Free Agent

“The issue is Fremantle not only want Pick 5 for Neale, they also want a mid-teens pick from Brisbane that Brisbane just doesn’t have” @RalphyHeraldSun on a Lachie Neale trade via @superfooty

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10 Oct – Delisted Free Agent

“Pretty happy with the progress.. I feel as though I’m in a really good position” Alex Johnson on his knee rehab via @traderadio

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10 Oct – Collingwood

Tom Langdon discussions not limited to Sydney & Collingwood – Scott Lucas via @MacquarieSport

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10 Oct – Melbourne/Nth Melbourne

Dom Tyson set to be traded to Nth Melbourne for Braydon Preuss via @SammyHeraldSun

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10 Oct – Adelaide/Carlton

Port Adelaide have traded Jared Polec, Jasper Pittarrd & Pick 48 to Nth Melbourne for Pick 11 & 2019 4th Rd via @SammyHeraldSun

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9 Oct – Adelaide/Carlton

Mitch McGovern set to be be traded after an in-principle agreement reached by Carlton, Adelaide & Sydney via @cleary_mitch

CAR: McGovern (Adelaide)
ADE: Pick 13 (Sydney) & McAdam (Carlton – State league)
SYD: Picks 26 & 28 (Carlton)
*Other Picks involved

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9 Oct – GWS Giants

“We’ve got some salary cap issues we need to deal with” Wayne Campbell via @traderadio

“We’ll deal with Essendon in good faith.. we’ll be looking for Picks (in return)” Wayne Campbell on the Dylan Shiel trade via @traderadio

“He’s happy here.. hopefully he stays for a long time” Wayne Campbell on Josh Kelly via @traderadio

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9 Oct – West Coast

“What a year for the Eagles”

“Obviously the Eagles needs Ruck support”

“It really is super strong (the midfield)”

@thelistmanager on West Coast via @traderadio

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9 Oct – Gold Coast

“His vision for me is to play.. inside (Midfield) role” Anthony Miles on talks with Gold Coast Head Coach Stuart Dew via @traderadio

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9 Oct – Geelong

“It was another disappointing Finals loss (in 2018)”

“Recent results have them going backwards, not forwards”

“They never really appeared to be a settled unit”

“I don’t think their Ruckmen are good enough”

@thelistmanager on Geelong via @traderadio

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9 Oct – Essendon

Dylan Shiel has nominated the Bombers as his preferred club of choice in a trade

“He just feels they’ve (Essendon) got a great young list” Paul Connors (Connors Sports) on Dylan Shiel via @traderadio

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9 Oct – Melbourne

Jay Kennedy-Harris has signed a 1yr contract extension with the Demons, he is now contracted until the end of 2019

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9 Oct – Port Adelaide

“Chad doesn’t have to tell us he’s staying” Chris Davies on Chad Wingard via @traderadio

“We’re not going to break the bank to get up the top” Chris Davies on moving up the draft order to acquire SA talent via @traderadio

“We think our list is better than 10th” Chris Davies via @traderadio

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9 Oct – Port Adelaide


Scott Lycett joins Port Adelaide

Scott Lycett Joins Port Adelaide on a 5yr deal after the Eagles did not match his Free Agent offer

West Coast receive an end of 1st Rd compensation

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9 Oct – Geelong/Fremantle

“He is not going to Fremantle. I have had players there and I don’t think they are an attractive proposition for him” Anthony van der Wielen (Empire Sports Management) on Tim Kelly

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9 Oct – Fremantle

The Dockers are trying to break the Harley Bennell contract & move him on – @sam_mcclure via @traderadio

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9 Oct – Fremantle/Brisbane

“Lachie Neale will be going regardless of Jesse Hogan” @kanecornes via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Port Adelaide

“Geelong & West Coast will get a deal done” @barrettdamian on Tim Kelly via The Trade Table

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8 Oct – Port Adelaide

“I just can’t see the fact where he now stays (at Port Adelaide).. I’m not sure he can go back” @kanecornes on Chad Wingard via The Trade Table

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8 Oct – GWS Giants

“That won’t be happening” @barrettdamian on Dylan Shiel playing out his current contract at GWS next year via The Trade Table

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8 Oct – Melbourne/Fremantle

“It was put to the Dockers by Melbourne that Picks 5&6 would get this deal done” @barrettdamian on the Jesse Hogan trade via The Trade Table

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8 Oct – Richmond

I don’t see him in the team to be 2nd Ruck – Neil Balme on Tom Lynch @traderadio

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8 Oct – Gold Coast

Chris Burgess & Josh Corbett have been signed by the Suns as Pre-selected state league players

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8 Oct – Carlton

Andrew Russell is the new Director of High Performance

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8 Oct – Carlton

“The Blues produced one the worst seasons I can remember in recent history”

“This club still has more players clogging their list than any other”

“The Blues Midfield has been broken for years, this is a region of the ground that needs massive infusion of quality” on needs

@thelistmanager on Carlton via @traderadio

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8 Oct –GWS Giants

Rory Lobb (Fremantle) & Will Setterfield (Carlton) have requested trades

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8 Oct – Port Adelaide

“What a disastrous finish it was to the year”

“The clubs very character is being challenged & the response in 2019 will certainly be interesting as it’s now a club under pressure”

“There will be some change in the off-season, if it doesn’t turn around I get the sense that there will be some massive change in the next 12 months”

“Young Midfield talent” on needs

@thelistmanager on Port Adelaide needs via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Brisbane

“Still a fair bit to be done” David Noble on a Lachie Neale trade via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Geelong

“We made it clear to them (West Coast) we wanted him to play with us in 2019.. Unless we’re totally satisfied he’ll be playing with us in 2019” Stephen Wells on Tim Kelly via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Free Agent

“I’d be surprised.. if West Coast match” Colin Young on the Scott Lycett offer via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Gold Coast

“We certainly gave it consideration” Craig Cameron on matching the Tom Lynch offer via @traderadio

“He still hasn’t asked us for a trade” Craig Cameron on Steven May via @traderadio

“Jack Martin is a Gold Coast player.. he’ll remain one” Craig Cameron via @traderadio

“Will Brodie is not going anywhere” Craig Cameron via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Port Adelaide

“We took a step forward today.. we’re progressing” Chris Davies on a Jared Polec trade via @traderadio

“Nothing has changed.. he’s a contracted player.. Chad looks to be with us in 2019 as it stands” Chris Davies on Chad Wingard via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Geelong

“I am confident we will get Gary Rohan in” Stephen Wells on via @traderadio

“No progress has been made.. we expect him to still be playing with us in 2019.. we also met with Fremantle” Stephen Wells on Tim Kelly via @traderadio

Nathan Krueger (Carlton – Pre-selected state league player) has been traded for Pick 42 – Stephen Wells

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8 Oct – West Coast

“It’s not a TPP issue” Craig Vozzo on Tim Kelly joining the Eagles via @traderadio

“Absolutely thrilled” Craig Vozzo on Andrew Gaff staying at the Eagles via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Brisbane

“We’ve started discussions (with Fremantle)” David Noble stating Lachie Neale has indicated he wants to Join Brisbane via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Adelaide

“We’ve had some good dialogue today” Justin Reid on a Mitch McGovern trade via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Melbourne

“We did speak to Fremantle (Trade scenarios) .. we’re still open to Jesse returning” Josh Mahoney on Jesse Hogan via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Western Bulldogs

“We’ve signalled our interest” Sam Power on Chad Wingard via @traderadio

“He’s a required player at the Western Bulldogs.. we’ll hold him to that contract ” Sam Power on Marcus Adams via @traderadio

“We’re really confident Tom will be at the Bulldogs” Sam Power on Tom Liberatore via @traderadio

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8 Oct – GWS Giants

Rory Lobb has chosen Fremantle as his preferred club in a trade scenario via @JakeNiallTHEAGE

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Anthony Miles & Corey Ellis join Gold Coast

Gold Coast Receive
Corey Ellis & Anthony Miles, 2019 3rd Rd Pick

Richmond Receive
2019 3rd Rd Pick

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8 Oct – Gold Coast

“While we would all much rather retain Tom, the mechanics of Free Agency & the level of compensation we receive would suggest this is the best course of action for us at this point in time” Gold Coast CEO Mark Evans on not matching the Tom Lynch offer

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8 Oct – Fremantle

“The appeal of Jesse Hogan is obvious.. we haven’t had any further information at this stage” Peter Bell via @traderadio

“We would love to keep him at the footy club.. that’s what we’re looking towards” Peter Bell on Lachie Neale via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Richmond

Tom Lynch joins Richmond

Tom Lynch officially a Tiger

“Tom is clearly a talented footballer, but he also has great leadership qualities and a strong work ethic” Neil Balme

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8 Oct – St Kilda

“We’re waiting to here from Dylan in the next 24 hours” Simon Lethlean on Dylan Shiel via @traderadio

“We’ve put a deal to Jack.. he’ll get back to us in the next few days” Simon Lethlean on Jack Lonie via @traderadio

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Lincoln McCarthy joins Brisbane

Brisbane Receive
Lincoln McCarthy, Picks 54, 57

Geelong Receive
Picks 42, 60

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8 Oct – Collingwood

“Darcy has agreed to stay (on a 2yr deal)” Ned Guy on Darcy Moore via @traderadio

We’re hoping to lock away Tom Langdon – Ned Guy via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Melbourne

“He hasn’t made his mind up on whether he wants to leave” Josh Mahoney on Jesse Hogan via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Nth Melbourne

“Obviously disappointing.. we didn’t get him over the line.. I think he was very much undecided all the way through” Cameron Joyce on Andrew Gaff via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Carlton

“A little bit uncertain” Stephen Silvagni on any Dylan Shiel decision via @traderadio

“I think we’re reasonably close to something” Stephen Silvagni on trade negotiations with Adelaide via @traderadio

“Hopefully we may have news there in the next 48 hours” Stephen Silvagni on Alex Fasolo via @traderadio

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8 Oct – Geelong

I expect (Patrick) Dangerfield to play more forward in 2019 – @MatthewLloyd18 via @traderadio

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8 Oct – West Coast

I couldn’t believe it when I heard that Gaff was staying – @MatthewLloyd18 via @traderadio

2018 AFL Trade Period Key Dates


Fri Oct 5:
Restricted free agency offer and unrestricted free agency period starts.

Mon Oct. 8 10am:
NAB AFL Trade Period starts

Fri Oct. 12 5pm:
Close of restricted free agency offer and unrestricted free agency period

Mon Oct. 15 2pm:
AFL restricted free agency matching offer three-day period ends

Wed Oct. 17 8.30pm:
NAB AFL Trade Period closes (for exchange of players)

Fri Nov. 16 2pm:
NAB AFL Trade Period closes (for exchange of selections only)


Tue Oct 2 – Fri Oct. 5:
AFL Draft Combine

Fri Oct. 5:
Victoria / NEAFL / Tasmania State Draft Combine

Sat Oct. 13:
South Australian Draft Combine

Sun Oct. 14:
West Australian Draft Combine


Thu Nov. 22 7pm – 9.30pm:
NAB AFL Draft (Round One)

Fri Nov. 23 10am – 1.30pm:
NAB AFL Draft (Round Two onwards to conclusion)

Fri Nov. 23 5pm:
NAB AFL Pre-Season Draft and NAB AFL Rookie Draft


Wed Oct. 31 2pm:
List Lodgement (1)

Thu Nov. 1:
AFL delisted player free agency period (1) starts

Thu Nov. 8:
AFL delisted player free agency period (1) closes

Sat Nov. 10:
AFL delisted player free agency period (2) starts

Fri Nov. 16 5pm:
AFL delisted player free agency period (2) closes

Fri Nov. 23 1.30pm – 2.30pm:
AFL delisted player free agency period (3)

Tue Nov. 27 2pm:
Final AFL club list lodgement

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