AFL trades: The AFL mega trades that almost happened, failed deals

5/05/2020 7:17:00 AM

As satisfying as landing a big trade target is, missing out on one, especially after getting so far in negotiations, can be deflating.

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The Kanga King and Buddy the Giant 😤 Which trades would YOU love to have seen⁉️ The mega deals every AFL club almost pulled off 👉👉👉

As satisfying as landing a big trade target is, missing out on one, especially after getting so far in negotiations, can be deflating.

Jordan de Goey— $11 million over seven years — and GiantJade RawlingsThe Power tried to lure former Magpies starChris Grantwas seriously considering joining Port Adelaide. But his management announced Fantasia would see out the final year of his contract.

Tony Lockettalmost joined Richmond at the end of 2014, with the two clubs reportedly working out a trade that had been essentially been agreed to in principle. However the trade was abandoned after a medical for Trengove, who was told his foot injury had been “reaggravated”.

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Get that awful jumper off our Dusty! Imagine if West Coast had actually managed to pull off that Tim Kelly trade........ wait hang on. 🧐 Matthew Lobbe a mega trade? 🤣 Lobbe? He was an absolute dud

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AFL 2020: Dean Laidley arrested, police photo leaked, policeman stood down, possible punishment, North Melbourne Victoria Police have suspended a senior constable over an “appalling” and “unacceptable” leak of photos from former North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley during a police interview. So many ex-footy players end up in the Twilght Zone. Maybe a life never being told ‘no’ isn’t good for you? Someone is charged for a crime and you’ve continued to publish the photo What the actual fuck? Should be fired.

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North’s trade misses over recent years have been well documented., with the Victoria Racing Club willing to go head-to-head with the grand final if it falls on the opening day of the Cup carnival.The North Melbourne premiership player has been remanded in custody on stalking and other charges.00:33 Crows football chief Adam Kelly took a more conciliatory tone when asked about the prospect of a player refusing to go into a hub.

The Kangaroos reportedly offered Andrew Gaff more than $8 million over seven years in late 2018 before he decided to re-commit to West Coast. That came just months after the Roos threw a $5 million, five-year deal at Magpie Jordan de Goey , only for the forward to re-sign. October 31 is when the Cup carnival is due to kick off with Victoria Derby Day, although there is a view in Victorian sporting circles that October 24 – Cox Plate day – is a more likely date for the grand final. In 2017, North offered mega deals to Tiger Dustin Martin — $11 million over seven years — and Giant Josh Kelly — $10 million over nine years — before both players re-signed. The Moonee Ponds man was charged with stalking and other matters. One that got away over a decade beforehand was Jade Rawlings , who was steadfast on joining brother Brady at the Roos, only for his former club Hawthorn and the Bulldogs to concoct a deal that saw him head to Melbourne’s western suburbs. The 2020 edition faces a possible clash with a delayed AFL grand final. PORT ADELAIDE The Power tried to lure former Magpies star Alan Didak back to South Australia twice during the 2000s. A new pay deal struck with players allows the league to play games into December if required, but the AFL is aiming to complete a 17-round season by October 31.

When Collingwood was interested in Nick Stevens in 2003, the Power asked for Didak and a first-round pick in return, but the deal didn’t go through. But a number of factors, including byes, will determine when it ends. A second photo of a computer screen allegedly shows Laidley’s official mug shot. Then in 2008, the Power made another play for Didak, only for the Pies to quickly take him off the trade table. When Port joined the AFL ahead of the 1997 season, they made a massive $1. Advertisement He said the VRC would work with the AFL to get the best possible outcome for Victorian sports fans.5 million offer to Chris Grant – an offer the Dogs couldn’t compete with. Typical”. But the Bulldogs legend stayed. "Would they both be on a day format? We have to be on a day format." ©.

And last October, reports suggested Bomber Orazio Fantasia was seriously considering joining Port Adelaide. But his management announced Fantasia would see out the final year of his contract. That news [about a possible Derby Day clash], I am not falling on the ground because of that. “Disgraceful. RICHMOND At the end of 1994, Tony Lockett was all but certain to leave the Saints. The Tigers were in the box seat, with the key forward’s management essentially confirming he had agreed to a three-year deal." Williams, who has had six Melbourne Cup winners, believes that if anyone has to shift it should be the football code, not the racing classic. The decision made the papers the very next day, but Richmond failed to get a deal done with St Kilda.” Victoria’s leading civil liberties advocate on Sunday labelled the leaking of the photos “unacceptable”.

It meant Plugger joined the Swans, with the rest history. "If they must play football in the racing territory play on a Sunday. In more recent times, Demon Jack Trengove almost joined Richmond at the end of 2014, with the two clubs reportedly working out a trade that had been essentially been agreed to in principle. However the trade was abandoned after a medical for Trengove, who was told his foot injury had been “reaggravated”." Although Flemington is unlikely to be able to host the usual 100,000-strong crowd that throngs the track on most Derby Days, Wilson is hopeful restrictions will have been relaxed enough to at least allow between 10,000 and 30,000 on-course patrons for the fixture. “Not good enough @VictoriaPolice: we are watching. AFL great's return timeline 3:54 ST KILDA A few Eagles have nearly joined St Kilda over the years. Ahead of 2009, the Saints were one of several clubs considering signing Ben Cousins , even flying over to WA to meet with the Brownlow Medallist. It would be fraught with logistical difficulties for a horse who qualifies for the great race by winning the Hotham Handicap on Derby Day, giving it only a two-day break to the Cup itself.

The St Kilda players were keen, but after Cousins detailed his substance issues to coach Ross Lyon – which Lyon relayed to the board – any possible move fell over, with the board voting not to pursue the idea.” Former AFL agent Ricky Nixon, who says he managed Laidley for 15 years, posted on Twitter on Sunday it was a “bloody disgrace” that photos of Laidley were leaked. The Saints were busy during the 2012 trade period, including a strong push for then-Eagles tall Mitch Brown . The Age reported last month that Moonee Valley Racing Club would consider running the Cox Plate under lights, which would enable broadcaster Channel Seven to roll from the football into the country's top weight-for-age race. Despite being tied to West Coast for another year, Brown requested a trade and was offered a three-year deal by St Kilda. In a proposed deal, the Saints offered Jamie Cripps and a second-round pick for Brown – a trade that was rejected by the Eagles, who maintained that Brown was a required player during the trade month and, eventually, kept him. Wilson says the VRC is still planning for the status quo. Dean Laidley remains in custody. Then-Saints list boss Ameet Bains said the Saints were “very, very close” to landing Brown, but Eagles list manager Craig Vozzo said the trade was “never close at all”.

SYDNEY SWANS For months Joe Daniher was linked with a trade out of Essendon, even if the club wouldn’t buy into the speculation until late in the trade period when they confirmed the key forward was keen on heading to Sydney. "It might not be the big footprint of 100,000, but we have got so much space. But the Swans and Dons were unable to get a deal done, with the two not agreeing on the contracted forward’s worth on the market. “He was charged with stalking and other matters. Over 30 years prior to their Daniher play, the Swans also went hard at another big Bomber in Simon Madden . Loading "The AFL has been bouncing around a bit, and if they are now saying an end of October grand final it could be a mega day. Then owner Dr Geoff Edelsten offered Madden $100,000 upfront and $450,000 for three years – which was, at the time, one of the biggest offers ever in Australian sport. But Madden eventually turned it down, saying he knew Essendon had the cash but the Swans didn’t.. “As the matter is before the court it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

Joe Daniher and John Worsfold addressed reporters after the former’s near-trade. Picture: Scott Barbour Source: . but we will reach out to the AFL and work with them to see if we can get the best outcome.