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‘It’s disappointing’: Terry Daniher weighs in on Joe trade

Joe is Anthony’s son and because Anthony played 100 games for both Essendon and the Swans, Joe had the choice of which club he wanted to play for under the father-son rule before starting his AFL career. He ultimately opted for the Bombers, but now wants to head to the harbour city. Joe’s brother Darcy also played six games for Essendon.

While Terry insisted he would support Joe in any decision he made, from an Essendon perspective, the Hall Of Famer suggested it would harm their chances of becoming a contender again.

Essendon great Terry Daniher.

Essendon great Terry Daniher.Credit:Pat Scala

“We’ve got Joe who’s looking for a trade along with [Orazio] Fantasia, I don’t know why,” he told Triple M on Thursday.

“It’s probably a little bit disappointing. We all want to head north [on the ladder], we want to push ourselves back up the ladder and be up there with the Richmonds and the Collingwoods and the Geelongs.

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“That doesn’t help when you’ve got players that put their names up for trade but they must have their reasons and I just hope the club can work it out.”

Joe Daniher looked like he was set to tear the competition apart after a stellar 2017 season which saw him named in the All-Australian team, win a best and fairest and kick a career-high 65 goals.

But groin injuries have restricted the key forward to just 11 games in the past two seasons.

“Anyhow, that’s Joe’s decision and we [the family] are with him every trip of the way,” Terry said.

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