Our experts Riley Beveridge and Jordan Witte have had their ears to the ground, hearing all the latest rumours and whispers from the busiest time in the footballing calendar. Stay tuned over the next month as they give you the most comprehensive day-by-day rundown of who’s heading where.
For the second day in a row, no trades were completed today. Despite no official paperwork being lodged to the AFL, deals seeing Brent Moloney move to Brisbane and Josh Caddy to Geelong have been confirmed.
The highest profile trade saga this October is believed to be nearing a conclusion, with Sydney claiming they are closing in on Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett. The Swans were quick to reject claims that youngster Tom Mitchell could be on the table, as reported yesterday by From the Sideline. Despite this, Sydney has said they are ‘confident’ of securing a deal for Tippett, with no third club believed to be involved.
Rumours swept the footy world last night that Collingwood forward Chris Dawes would be traded to the Bulldogs. Social media was buzzing when rumours went into overdrive that the Dogs were offering pick 21 and pick 41 for the maligned Pie. The Bulldogs have since rejected the claim. Meanwhile Melbourne still believe that they are in the box seat to sign Dawes. A decision on his future is expected by Monday.
If Melbourne lose out on Dawes, they could turn their attentions to Essendon forward Scott Gumbleton. Although Fremantle has been in constant contact with Gumbleton’s management, it is believed that Melbourne is primed to make a late swoop for the injury-prone forward.
Gold Coast defender Josh Toy is looking to return home this October. It is believed Hawthorn, Essendon and Melbourne are interested in the talented youngster. However the Victorian trio could be turned off Toy after it was revealed he had a serious heart condition. It is believed Toy’s heart is unable to reach 100 beats per minute, making endurance running an extremely difficult prospect.
Port Adelaide has said ‘no’ to Carlton defender Jordan Russell, once again raising worrying concerns over the free agency rules. It is believed that the Power had a long-standing interest in Russell, however reneged on their option to sign him as a free agent as they didn’t want to lose the compensation they would received for losing Troy Chaplin.
Port Adelaide will however lose defender Ben Jacobs, after the player requested a trade home to Victoria. It is believed Jacobs was involved in lengthy meetings with new Power coach Ken Hinkley, however opted against the chance to stay in South Australia.
North Melbourne midfielder Cruize Garlett has rejected the offer of a new contract at the Kangaroos, instead opting to request a trade home to Western Australia.
Melbourne forward Lucas Cook will search for a new club after requesting to be traded from the Demons. Cook was chosen at pick 12 in 2010, however never received a first team debut, leaving him frustrated.
The Free Agency Period opened on Monday October 1st and closes on Friday October 19th at 5pm.
The Trade Period opened on Monday October 8th and closes on Friday October 26th at 2pm.
Remember to check back tomorrow for all of day 10’s action.