Free agent Steven Motlop nominates Power


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    Port Adelaide are set to land another big-name AFL recruit, with Geelong goalsneak Steven Motlop nominating them as his new home.

    The Power on Friday confirmed they had lodged paperwork with the AFL, having reportedly offered the restricted free agent a four-year deal.

    Geelong have three days to decide whether to match the Power’s offer but are considered unlikely to do so.

    Port edged out cross-town rivals Adelaide in the race to lure the 26-year-old, who played 135 games for the Cats across eight seasons.

    The Power have been active players during the first week of the trade period, signing former Brisbane skipper Tom Rockliff as a free agent, while offloading Jarman Impey to Hawthorn and Jackson Trengove to the Western Bulldogs.

    Port have also been linked to Melbourne forward Jack Watts, who is under contract but has been encouraged to consider his options.

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    The Crowd Says (10)

    • October 13th 2017 @ 4:45pm
      Big Pete said | October 13th 2017 @ 4:45pm | ! Report

      Watts has a great chance to play in a grand final if he decides to go to Port Adelaide the chance to get out of Melbourne and the environment Port will provide will improve is football significantly.

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        October 13th 2017 @ 4:50pm
        Cat said | October 13th 2017 @ 4:50pm | ! Report

        Gotta learn how to beat a top 8 side first

    • October 14th 2017 @ 1:50pm
      Brendon the 1st said | October 14th 2017 @ 1:50pm | ! Report

      Port is starting to look good for next year, good midfielder, tick, outside pace, tick, quality third tall, tick.

      If I could have named Ports needs, those probably would have been the three.

      Impey gone is a good thing, you cant run around and get 9 touches in the AFL then spray sitters for goal, it will be interesting to see what Clarkson can do with him, its also probably saved Matt Whites career.

      Jacko is a loss, but I understand both parties decisions to move on, WB have themselves a good footballer there.

      Now if we could just offload Lobbe this could be the best trade period ever

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        October 14th 2017 @ 2:01pm
        Cat said | October 14th 2017 @ 2:01pm | ! Report

        Good luck with Motlop if Impey frustrated you.

        • October 14th 2017 @ 6:17pm
          Brendon the 1st said | October 14th 2017 @ 6:17pm | ! Report

          Impey is a gun, he just needs to work harder to get to contests, maybe Clarkson can get him going, ditto for Motlop, the Power’s work with indigenous players is wonderful and maybe that will help him get that consistency.

    • October 14th 2017 @ 5:48pm
      Nineteen said | October 14th 2017 @ 5:48pm | ! Report

      Motlop had a good final series but he’s been ordinary for years. I can’t see any Cats fans clamoring to keep him at Kardinia Park

      • October 15th 2017 @ 5:44am
        Slane said | October 15th 2017 @ 5:44am | ! Report

        I thought he was a pretty clear worst on ground against Richmond in that first final.

    • October 14th 2017 @ 10:24pm
      Basil said | October 14th 2017 @ 10:24pm | ! Report

      Amazing how Port are the “winners” in this trade period for picking up 3 players that there previous clubs didn’t want to match offers for.

      • October 15th 2017 @ 12:15am
        Brendon the 1st said | October 15th 2017 @ 12:15am | ! Report

        Your Port hatred aside, they are three good pickups, Rockliff, Motlop, Watts.

        You’d have all three of them in your team, unless your team is Richmond I guess.

        • October 15th 2017 @ 5:42am
          Slane said | October 15th 2017 @ 5:42am | ! Report

          Watts wasn’t even in Melbournes best 22 but Port has an open spot for him? The guy is a dud. Rockliff is a good pickup. Motlop is unreliable. Watts is useless.

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