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The third day of the 2019 AFL trade period gets underway at 9am (AEDT) this morning, with plenty of deals begging to be done.
It was a quiet first day of actual trading yesterday, with clubs just keen to feel each other out and see where they stand on a host of potential player moves.
We did get our third and fourth free agency moves of 2019, however, with GWS’ Adam Tomlinson finalising his long-expected move to Melbourne. The Giants received an end-of-second-round draft pick as compensation. Later, Collingwood’s Jamie Elliott knocked back offers from Brisbane and Melbourne to remain with the Magpies.
Tim Kelly figures to be the biggest fish this trade period in his quest to return to Western Australia after two seasons with Geelong. The Cats are demanding more than two first-round draft picks in return, leaving preferred suitor West Coast in a tough spot as they try to stump up the capital to meet those demands.
Fremantle CEO Peter Bell said late yesterday that he held out hope they could convince the wantaway midfielder to don the purple next year, but claimed the Dockers were also being respectful of Kelly’s wishes.
Joe Daniher, Tom Papley and others will all get a mention at some point during the day too, so keep it tuned in to The Roar as we cover all the latest news and rumours.