One of the biggest splashes of this year’s AFL trade period has occurred months in advance, with big fish Stephen Coniglio re-signing with the GWS Giants for seven years at close to a million dollars a year.
Carlton and Hawthorn were supposed to be in the box seat to lure the midfield star away from Homebush, but will now have to look elsewhere or bide their time in their quest for a new star.
With what was set to be one of the biggest pieces of the puzzle placed well in advance, what impact will that have on the rest of the trade period?
We were joined by Roar AFL expert, editor and trade enthusiast Josh Elliott on the Game of Codes podcast to make a call on how this season’s trade period will play out in light of Coniglio’s move.
Listen to the discussion:
There are plenty of big names left on the market, with Tim Kelly, Brad Hill, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti and more potentially on the move,
It’s never too early to speculate with trade time, so we did our best to see how things will all play out this October.