Former AFL coach Terry Wallace has concluded the Crows have paid too much to restock their list after being forced to the trade table by disgruntled players.
The Lions completed a trade with the Gold Coast and Melbourne that will see the club receive local Queensland rover Dayne Zorko and third round selection (Pick No.47 overall) in exchange for the club’s second round selection (Pick No.34) and third round selection (Pick No.52) at the 2011 AFL National Draft.
Paul Bower and Setanta O’hAilpin face uncertain futures with the Blues after failing to find new clubs during Trade Week.
The Magpies recruiting team will deliver coach Nathan Buckley eight new players next season, including another Irish prodigy and a ruck star worthy of a top-10 selection.
The club yesterday lost out on its priority over trade week following a last-day effort to secure contracted Gold Coast teenager Josh Caddy.
Club director Ben Allan says Dockers supporters have given the club a clear vote of confidence after he was returned to the member- elected position on the board.
The career of Mark Blake remains in limbo after the Cats failed to broker a trade for the premiership ruckman yesterday.
Greater Western Sydney:
Greater Western Sydney’s clever draft positioning has made the expansion club the big winners of an otherwise extremely low-key AFL trade period.
Melbourne defender Matthew Warnock will continue his AFL career with fledgling club Gold Coast.
According to North Melbourne legend David King, the Hawks should try to “steal a premiership” by recruiting troubled full-forward Brendan Fevola.
The Demons have made a massive investment in Mitch Clark in terms of both money and faith.
The Kangaroos have continued their post-season turnover with Gavin Urquhart and Daniel Pratt among seven delisted players at the completion of trade week.
Unlike other Port Adelaide players who have changed clubs, Chad Cornes knows he will still command the cheers rather than jeers of Power supporters at AAMI Stadium.
The club has shored up its position in the National Draft over the next couple of years following a deal with Gold Coast just before the 2011 Trade Week deadline.
After a deflating final day of trade week, the Saints now face the prospect of losing key players for nothing.
The Swans yesterday pulled off a trade week coup by sneaking under the guard of St Kilda at the last minute to poach highly rated key-positional utility player Tommy Walsh.
In a last day trading frenzy, the Eagles have snared Josh Hill from the Western Bulldogs while offloading Brad Ebert to Port Adelaide.
Airport West’s push for Essendon District Football League promotion has been ramped up with the appointment of former Western Bulldog Adam Contessa as senior coach.