Crows won’t use pick bounty on Gibbs: Reid


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    The Jake Lever trade has given Adelaide the ammunition, but the Crows maintain they won’t attempt to pull the trigger on an AFL trade for Carlton star Bryce Gibbs.

    After a quiet start to the trade period, paperwork for the first three trades was lodged with the AFL on Thursday.

    Nearly two weeks of acrimony came to an end when Lever officially became a Melbourne player, Greater Western Sydney sent Devon Smith to Essendon and Port Adelaide traded Jarman Impey to Hawthorn.

    The Bombers remain a key player at this year’s trade period after they sent pick No.11, with a swap of later picks, to the Giants for Smith, with the club still hopeful of landing Adam Saad and Jake Stringer.

    But Adelaide have four first-round draft picks over the next two years following the Lever trade – No.10 and 16 this year and their own and the Demons’ first call in 2018.

    With the likelihood of another first-round pick coming from Brisbane for want-away speedster Charlie Cameron, speculation is swirling that the Crows will make a last-ditch bid to land Gibbs.

    “There’s still some noise there but nothing has changed from our point of view,” Crows list manager Justin Reid said of a potential move for Gibbs after the Lever trade was lodged.

    “We’ll get on with the next fortnight and see how things play out.”

    After last year’s failed attempt to trade for Gibbs, Adelaide were widely expected to have another crack at the 28-year-old, but Reid said club and player had moved on on the opening day of the trade window.

    Reid may be playing his cards close to his chest but the Crows almost certainly aren’t done with trade proceedings.

    The club has an offer before Geelong free agent Steve Motlop, who they hope to lure ahead of other suitors Port Adelaide and Gold Coast.

    Cameron’s camp have been steadfast in their desire to secure a move to the Lions.

    Reid has maintained his poker face stance – that Cameron is a contracted and required player next year – but put a slightly different spin on the situation when he spoke to Adelaide radio station FIVEaa on Thursday night.

    “He is a required player but in speaking to Charlie and his management we’re certainly very clear on his situation as they are on our position,” he said.

    “Brisbane have had some dialogue with us and obviously you’ve got his mum, dad and brother living in Perth, so there’s been some strong interest from other clubs as well.

    “We’ll see how that plays out.”

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    The Crowd Says (10)

    • October 13th 2017 @ 9:37am
      Mattician6x6 said | October 13th 2017 @ 9:37am | ! Report

      Now I know adl are blustering a little bit in regards to Cameron going west brcsuse let’s be realistic wc have a poor trading hand and seem like not wanting to trade away their rd1 pick and freo have categorically stated they won’t so what are the options?

      • October 15th 2017 @ 4:30pm
        David C said | October 15th 2017 @ 4:30pm | ! Report

        Just playing games to drive his price up. The fact they mentioned Charlie going West means they will trade at the end of the day.

    • October 13th 2017 @ 12:04pm
      GJ said | October 13th 2017 @ 12:04pm | ! Report

      6×6 – You miss the point of the negotiation. He has a year left on his contract and its becoming increasing clear that the reason for his move to Brisbane, family, is a little bit of a furphy. CC has more family in Perth and WA than he has in Brisbane. In fact people are struggling to find any direct family in Brisbane at all.

      The fact his manager come out publicly and made comments along the lines of, “CC will never sign another contract with Adelaide”, “CC head was not entirely in the game this year, imagine what he’ll be like next year if he has to stay” etc diminishes Adelaide’s position in the negotiation.

      Wouldn’t that seem a little unfair? Rumour continues that CC’s Brisbane contract will be close to double the payments of his existing contract. Any chance his manager is acting with a degree of self interest.

      No. I’ll just jump on the bandwagon and help pile the rubbish on Adelaide.

      • October 13th 2017 @ 12:28pm
        Mattician6x6 said | October 13th 2017 @ 12:28pm | ! Report

        I don’t miss the point. Camerons brother ,mother ,father are in Perth so therefore adl are trying to call him out on the statement bris is for family reasons, no?
        Fairly straight fwd I’d have thought gj.

        • October 13th 2017 @ 12:44pm
          GJ said | October 13th 2017 @ 12:44pm | ! Report

          His fathers in Newman. His mothers on Mornington Island. His brother is in Perth in a development program with Swan Districts.

          You should be thanking Adelaide. Have you ever considered that cases like this and Jake Lever may actually to lead to interstate clubs in SA and WA having a valid argument for priority access to local talent? Or even providing a position to look at modifying some of the rules in regard to player movement prior to any form of FA kicking in.

          • October 13th 2017 @ 1:11pm
            Mattician6x6 said | October 13th 2017 @ 1:11pm | ! Report

            No I haven’t gj, wce keep who they want or get a excellent return if a player leaves, if wce view a non wa as the best player available we take them and accommodate them creating loyalty.

            • October 13th 2017 @ 6:28pm
              GJ said | October 13th 2017 @ 6:28pm | ! Report

              So you are telling me that while the SANFL and WAFL continue to produce less elite talent at AFL than the Victoria, you are not interested in being able to access what little talent there locally along the same lines the NSW and QLD clubs?

              I don’t know about the WA clubs anymore, howeever the SA clubs and the Lions have openly stated that they prioritise finding players from regional areas in Victoria. Slowly the Melbourne based clubs are getting an advantage by having access to a much larger draft pool than the rest of the competition.

              If you’re ok with that, no problem.

              • October 13th 2017 @ 6:35pm
                Mattician6x6 said | October 13th 2017 @ 6:35pm | ! Report

                As stated when it comes to recruiting we draft best talent, accommodate them and create loyalty from there hence why our captain is sa and his vice captain is Vic.

    • October 15th 2017 @ 10:34am
      The Finger said | October 15th 2017 @ 10:34am | ! Report

      Not convinced that Gibbs would be the best answer for the Crows.

      They need someone who can go in and get the hard ball consistently. Gibbs doesn’t stand tall in that regard.

      • October 15th 2017 @ 10:38am
        Slane said | October 15th 2017 @ 10:38am | ! Report

        Don’t they already have Sloane and the Crouches for that?

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