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LIVE: AFL trade period, day five

Here’s an hour-by-hour look:

Melbourne are poised to complete a deal today to land Fremantle wingman Ed Langdon as they look to add outside run to their emerging midfield.

AFL Media reported the Demons’ pick 22 is likely to form part of the trade for the 23-year-old, who finished fourth in the Dockers best and fairest, with the sources confirming it was close to being completed.

Melbourne defender Sam Frost is also expected to make his way to the Hawks today after playing every game in defence in 2019. The Demons couldn’t offer him a satisfactory deal, with Jake Lever and Steven May expected to form the backbone of their defence in 2020, and the Hawks were one of several clubs to show an interest in him.

It’s not related to player trades, but it is news of a big restructure to Adelaide’s football department.

The club has completed a “thorough and wide-ranging review” and the board has endorsed the following findings:

  • a change to the leadership of the football department with head of football Brett Burton to depart
  • a change to the coaching structure with senior assistant Scott Camporeale to also leave the organisation after spending nine years in the coaching department
  • the creation of a new position, head of leadership and culture, to deliver a new player leadership program across all areas of the football department, including AFL and AFLW
  • some small changes within the high performance department to enhance role clarity and communication between staff, coaches and players

Crows chairman Rob Chapman said the six-week externally-led process had been comprehensive and ran in conjunction with a detailed internal analysis, and produced consistent findings.

Adelaide say they expect to appoint a new senior coach within a week. Any other new appointments will happen after that.

Here it is as it stands right now. The Saints put the cat among the pigeons when they traded pick six to GWS yesterday.

Adelaide list manager Justin Reid has told Trade Radio that a deal to get Alex Keath from the Crows to the Bulldogs is “not at all” close. Why?

“Haven’t heard from them,” Reid said of the Bulldogs.

The AFL has announced that two father-daughter selections have been confirmed today.

Millie Brown, daughter of Paul, is headed to Geelong, while Isabella Grant, daughter of Chris, is headed to the Western Bulldogs.

Paul Brown played 84 games for the Cats, while Chris Grant played 341 for the Bulldogs. The AFLW father-daughter rules differ slightly from the father-son rules in the AFL.

Millie Brown (left) and Isabella Grant.

Millie Brown (left) and Isabella Grant.Credit:Getty Images

Mille Brown is a key defender who represented Vic Country at under-18 level for four years. She was named under-18 All-Australian and captained the Murray Bushrangers in 2019. She played in Geelong’s VFLW team in the secondhalf of last season.

Isabella Grant is a key forward who played witht he Western Jets this year.She played for Vic Metro as an under-18 in 2018 and 2019. 

Abbie McKay, daughter of Andrew, was the first AFLW father-daughter pick, selected last year by Carlton.

The AFL says the AFLW draft order will be confirmed next week.

Check out our interactive to see the most talked about players in trade period. 

Carlton’s Stephen Silvagni had told Trade Radio that the Blues are working with Sydney to get the Tom Papley trade done. He said the Blues had been “respectful” of the Swans but wouldn’t confirm the exact details of the offer.

As reported by Sam McClure last night: Adelaide’s Brad Crouch is set to stay with the Crows after negotiations between he and the Gold Coast Suns stalled.

Crouch was seeking a long-term deal – more than five years – at around $1 million dollars per season.

Even if the Suns entertained the contract, they would then have to trade with Adelaide, who would almost certainly demand one of Gold Coast’s prized top-two picks.

Sources close to Crouch suggest the midfielder is seeking long-term security in his next contract.

The Giants are hoping to receive Hawthorn’s pick 50 for key forward Jon Patton while their list manager Jason McCartney confirmed on SEN that contracted midfielder Aiden Bonar is keen to return to Victoria.

Bonar has played six games in his two years with the Giants and extended his contract during his first season in 2018.

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