Just so you know, clubs aren’t allowed to officially lodge a trade (and its paperwork) until 3pm on deadline day.
Normally, on every other day of trade period, clubs can trade between 9am-5pm.
This ensures there’s late drama on television tonight, it seems.
As of this morning, Sydney have still not offered their first draft pick (no.5) to Essendon as part of negotiations over Joe Daniher.
To date, the Swans have only put forward pick no.9 to Essendon – a selection the Swans don’t have yet as it is conditional upon Tom Papley being traded to Carlton.
Sources acknowledge that it is possible that Swans are holding back their best offer for Daniher and that pick no.5 may be offered in the course of today.
On Monday, Sydney had put pick nine and pick 25 to Essendon for Daniher and the Bombers’ future second-round pick. That offer was rejected. On Tuesday sources told The Age that the Swans had raised the option of pick no.9 and a future first round pick.
Essendon from the outset had wanted a quality player to be part of the trade on the grounds they did not wish to go backwards in a period they believe they were entering a potential flag window.
North Melbourne have emerged as a potential late suitor for young Greater Western Sydney midfielder Aiden Bonar, who is keen to return to Victoria. The Giants are amenable to a trade. A source close to the situation said the Roos were weighing up their options with respect to Bonar this morning.
Essendon are also interested in Bonar.
Just so everyone is clear and on the same page given picks were flying around everywhere on Tuesday, here is an up-to-date look at the AFL draft order:
Tigers’ wingman Kamdyn McIntosh looks set to remain with Richmond despite being overlooked for the Grand Final. He extended his contract until the end of 2021 late in the year but only played one senior game after the deal was announced.
Although relatively happy with the Tigers McIntosh was understood to be open to a move if another club was able to provide the promise of greater opportunities however with nothing concrete coming to fruition he will back himself to win his spot back as the club attempts to go back to back.
New St Kilda recruit Paddy Ryder is speaking to Trade Radio about why he wanted to move from Port Adelaide to the Saints.
“I think just a fresh start to come to a new club which is building a lot of excitment,” he said.
He also said there were a few people at the Saints he was happy to work with again including Brendon Lade (former Power ruck coach), Jake Carlisle (former Essendon teammate) and his cousin Brad Hill.
Blake Acres is poised to become a Fremantle player today in the deal which sends Bradley Hill from the Dockers to St Kilda.
Acres has been offered a three-year deal by Freo having been offered up by the Saints. Acres had been aware for several weeks that this was a possibility but the situation only escalated in the last 48 hours. The Dockers’ interest in the West Australian Saint had been lukewarm until this week.