The Real Season: 15 Oct – 21 Oct

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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20 Oct – West Coast

Josh Kennedy (Shoulder surgery) not expected to return to full training until late January

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19 Oct – Hawthorn

Hawthorn officially announce Sam Mitchell as an assistant coach

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19 Oct – Fremantle

“I’m 10 weeks into a 12 week program.. I want to be feeling as good as I possibly can & ready for Round 1” Jesse Hogan on his foot injury

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19 Oct – Essendon

Michael Hartley has signed a 1yr contract extension with the Bombers, he is now contracted until the end of 2019

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19 Oct – Hawthorn

“I think it’s a challenge I need.. I’m confident this is the right step for me” Chad Wingard on moving to the Hawks

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18 Oct – AFL Draft

Gold Coast has been approached by Adelaide regarding Picks 2 & 3 – @kanecornes via @SportsdaySA

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18 Oct – GWS Giants

The important thing to remember is that we have been focused on getting quality returns for our players and obtaining high draft picks to add more talent to our already outstanding list – CEO David Matthews

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18 Oct – Carlton

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

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18 Oct – Carlton

Sam Rowe, Jed Lamb, Sam Kerridge & Nick Graham have been delisted

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18 Oct – West Coast

Mark LeCras has retired

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18 Oct – Geelong

“He didn’t get the result he ideally wanted last night but he knew it was always going to be a bit of a long shot to leave after one year” Anthony van der Wielen (Empire Sports Management) on Tim Kelly via @1116sen

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18 Oct – St Kilda

Jack Lonie has signed a 2yr contract extension with the Saints, he is now contracted until the end of 2020

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18 Oct – 2018 AFL Draft

Current 1st Rd Draft Order

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

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17 Oct – Geelong

“Tim (Kelly) understood all along that it was unlikely to happen” Stephen Wells via @traderadio

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17 Oct – West Coast

“Unfortunately we weren’t able to come to an agreement with the Cats.. it’s disappointing for Tim” Brady Rawlings via @traderadio

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17 Oct – Trade Period

2018 Trade Period is closed

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17 Oct – Geelong / West Coast

Tim Kelly was not traded to the Eagles

“Talks have broken down” @barrettdamian on a Tim Kelly trade via @traderadio

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Dayne Beams joins Collingwood

Collingwood Receive
Dayne Beams, Pick 41, 44

Brisbane Receive
Pick 18, 56, 2019 1st Rd

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Nic Newman joins Carlton

Carlton Receive
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Sydney Receive
2019 4th Rd

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Dylan Shiel joins Essendon

Essendon Receive
Dylan Shiel, 2019 2nd Rd

GWS Giants Receive
Pick 9, 2019 1st Rd

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Travis Colyer joins Fremantle

Fremantle Receive
Travis Colyer

Essendon Receive
2019 4th Rd

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Jordan Roughead joins Collingwood

Collingwood Receive
Jordan Roughead

Western Bulldogs Receive
Pick 75

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Marcus Adams joins Brisbane

Brisbane Receive
Marcus Adams

Western Bulldogs Receive
Pick 32 & 2019 3rd Rd

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17 Oct – Essendon

“There’s been progress.. by the Bombers” @barrettdamian on the Dylan Shiel trade via @traderadio

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17 Oct – Port Adelaide

The reality for Port (Adelaide) is that Chad (Wingard) was going to be a Free Agent next year” Tom Petroro via @traderadio

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17 Oct – Fremantle

“We might get another deal done in the last hour” Steve Rosich via @SportsdayRadio

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17 Oct – Fremantle / Geelong

Fremantle working on a deal to get Tim Kelly – @kanecornes via @traderadio

“We’ve had discussions with Geelong today” Steve Rosich on Tim Kelly via @SportsdayRadio

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17 Oct – Collingwood

Collingwood will ultimately end up with Jordan Roughead & Dayne Beams @cleary_mitch via @traderadio

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17 Oct – GWS Giants / Essendon

We understand the Giants still want 2 x 1st Picks for Dylan Shiel – @cleary_mitch via @traderadio

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17 Oct – Port Adelaide

Having Picks 5, 10 & 15 now is a good outcome for us – Chris Davies on via @traderadio

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17 Oct – Port Adelaide

“I think he will provide us with great flexibility” Chris Davies on Ryan Burton via @traderadio

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Melbourne Receive
Pick 28

St Kilda Receive
Picks 36 & 46

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Jackson Thurlow joins Sydney

Sydney Receive
Jackson Thurlow

Geelong Receive
Pick 70

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17 Oct – St Kilda

Mav Weller has been delisted

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Jack Hombsch joins Gold Coast

Gold Coast Receive
Jack Hombsch

Port Adelaide Receive
2019 4th Rd

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Rory Lobb joins Fremantle

Fremantle Receive
Rory Lobb, Picks 14 , 43 & 47

GWS Giants Receive
Picks 11 & 19

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Steven May joins Melbourne

Melbourne Receive
Steven May, Kade Kolodjashnij

Gold Coast Receive
Pick 6

Melbourne: “We think our list is better balanced” Josh Mahoney via @traderadio

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Fremantle Receive
Pick 31

Nth Melbourne Receive
Picks 47, 49 & 55

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Jesse Hogan joins Fremantle

Fremantle Receive
Jesse Hogan, Pick 65

Melbourne Receive
Pick 6 & 23

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Lachie Neale joins Brisbane

Brisbane Receive
Lachie Neale, Pick 30

Fremantle Receive
Pick 6, 19 & 55

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Gold Coast Receive
2019 1st Rd

Brisbane Receive
Pick 19, 2019 2nd Rd & 3rd Rd

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17 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Chad Wingard joins Hawthorn

Part 1

Hawthorn Receive
Chad Wingard, 2019 3rd Rd

Port Adelaide Receive
Ryan Burton, Picks 15, 35 & 2019 4th Rd

Part 2

Port Adelaide Receive
Sam Mayes, Pick 5

Brisbane Receive
Pick 6, 35, & 2019 3rd Rd

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17 Oct – Fremantle

Harley Bennell set to remain at the Dockers

“He did have a meeting with the club.. Harley knows exactly what he has to do next year to get back to becoming an elite player” Colin Young via @1116sen

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17 Oct – Melbourne

“The (Jesse Hogan) deal as of last night was still being thrashed out” @barrettdamian via @traderadio

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17 Oct – Hawthorn

Ryan Burton did agree last night to join Port Adelaide – @barrettdamian via @traderadio

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16 Oct – Hawthorn

“We’re talking to Port Adelaide & hopeful of getting something done” Graham Wright on a Chad Wingard trade via @traderadio

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16 Oct – Fremantle/Melbourne

“Jesse Hogan I think gets to Freo” @Nick_Bowen via @traderadio

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16 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Taylor Duryea joins the Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs Receive
Taylor Duryea

Hawthorn Receive
2019 4th Rd

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16 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Tom Scully joins Hawthorn

Hawthorn Receive
Tom Scully

GWS Giants Receive
2019 4th Rd

“He’s about another 5-6 weeks away from jogging.. I’m sure he’ll do everything possible” Graham Wright on Tom Scully via @traderadio

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16 Oct – St Kilda:

Darragh Joyce & Doulton Langlands have signed 1yr contract extensions with the Saints

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16 Oct – Collingwood

Collingwood recent contract extensions

Tom Langdon (3yrs)
Josh Thomas (3yrs)
Flynn Appleby (2yrs)
Darcy Moore (2yrs)
Lynden Dunn (1yr)
Tim Broomhead (1yr)
Jamie Elliott (1yr)

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16 Oct – Gold Coast

Steven May has requested a trade, Melbourne most likely his destination – @cleary_mitch via @traderadio

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16 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Tyson Stengle joins Adelaide

Adelaide Receive
Tyson Stengle

Richmond Receive
Pick 68

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16 Oct – Geelong

“The deal can be done, but I don’t expect it to get done.. We’re far enough apart that I don’t expect it to get done” Stephen Wells a on Tim Kelly trade to West Coast

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16 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

George Horlin-Smith joins Gold Coast

Gold Coast Receive
George Horlin-Smith

Geelong Receive
Pick 59

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16 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Gold Coast Receive
2019 4th Rd

Adelaide Receive
Pick 68

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16 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Jack Scrimshaw joins Hawthorn

Hawthorn Receive
Jack Scrimshaw, 2019 4th Rd Pick

Gold Coast Receive
2019 3rd Rd Pick

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16 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Aaron Hall Joins Nth Melbourne

Nth Melbourne Receive
Aaron Hall

Gold Coast Receive
Pick 68

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16 Oct – Nth Melbourne

“He’s getting done this morning” @lennyp23 on Aaron Hall via @1116sen

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16 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. GWS Giants
15. Hawthorn
16. Adelaide
17. Richmond
18. Collingwood
19. Gold Coast

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15 Oct – Port Adelaide

“He’s heart broken.. he loves Port Adelaide” Jared Polec on Chad Wingard via The Trade Table

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15 Oct – Hawthorn/Port Adelaide

“Ryan Burton, I believe.. will happily.. find his way to Port Adelaide (if a better deal can be put before him)” @barrettdamian after Ryan Burton completed a positive Medical exam with the Power via The Trade Table

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15 Oct – Brisbane

“Today & right up until the completion of the Trade Period, he will be in Perth with Lachie Neale making sure it (the trade) goes down” @barrettdamian on Chris Fagan via The Trade Table

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15 Oct – Western Bulldogs

Tom Liberatore won’t be traded – Sam Power via @traderadio

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15 Oct – Gold Coast

Sam Collins is set to join the Suns as a State League pre-Draft selection

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15 Oct – Carlton

Ciaran Byrne & his Irish teammate Cillian McDaid have decided to end their AFL careers

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15 Oct – St Kilda

Ben Paton & Oscar Clavarino have signed 1yr contract extensions at the Saints, they are now both contracted until the end of 2020

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15 Oct – Western Bulldogs

“The Bulldogs are keen to take Pick 7 to the Draft” @cleary_mitch via @traderadio

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15 Oct – TRADE COMPLETED

Sam Lloyd joins the Bulldogs

Western Bulldogs Receive
Sam Lloyd

Richmond Receive
Pick 64

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15 Oct – Hawthorn

“I think it is very unlikely he stays at Hawthorn” @barrettdamian on Ryan Burton via @traderadio

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15 Oct – Connors Sports Breakfast

“If your Freo, you would love (to get) Jesse Hogan” Paul Connors via (Connors Sports Breakfast) @traderadio

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15 Oct – Adelaide

“We’re open minded” Justin Reid on moving up the draft order via (Connors Sports Breakfast) @traderadio

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15 Oct – Brisbane

“It would have to be a very good deal for Brisbane.. Dayne would be happy to stay (at Brisbane)” Paul Connors on Dayne Beams moving to Collingwood via (Connors Sports Breakfast) @traderadio

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15 Oct – Carlton

Trading Pick 1 “is not off the table”.. it’s more “unlikely than likely” Stephen Silvagni via (Connors Sports Breakfast) @traderadio

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2018 AFL Trade Period Key Dates

FREE AGENCY

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)

DRAFT COMBINE

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


AFL DRAFT & ROOKIE DRAFT

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

DELISTED FREE AGENCY & LIST LODGEMENTS

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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