AFL trading period day three: all eyes remain on Carlton and Cerra, Betts set to join Geelong coaching team
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The Western Bulldogs’ first round roster is being sought by clubs involved in two different deals as a possible key to unlocking talks for Jordan Dawson and Callum Coleman-Jones.
The Dogs’ pick 17, who the club is eager to trade for multiple later draft picks that could earn them more ranking points to help cover a bid for star father-son prospect Sam Darcy than the pick 17 would pull alone, is being announced. sought as a potential circuit breaker in trade talks of both Dawson and Coleman-Jones.
Under a trading scenario being explored on Tuesday, Adelaide would trade later picks to the Bulldogs for pick 17, but only on the condition that the harvest was enough to satisfy the Swans in a trade for Dawson.
Retired AFL star Eddie Betts is expected to join Geelong in an off-field role that will include coaching in revamping their football division after three assistants moved last month.
The 35-year-old retired at the end of this season as one of the most popular figures in the AFL after 350 games and 640 goals and was expected to continue playing an off-field role at Carlton.
However, the Cats will lure him to the GMHBA Stadium in a development coach role, as Geelong rejuvenates off the pitch after making the preliminary finals again in 2021.
This is our indicative AFL draft order panel showing how the draft order is currently going and what choices each club has.
Pick numbers may change after the trade period as teams receive a fee for some player moves and teams can still trade picks live during the draft.
Jake Niall reported Tuesday that Carlton has poached Ashley Hansen, who was slated to become Luke Beveridge’s senior assistant, to fill the same role under new senior coach Michael Voss.
Hansen, who was a fixture with the Bulldogs during Beveridge’s time at the helm and was promoted to senior assistant following Steven King’s departure to the Gold Coast, will coach the forwards and act as Voss’ senior lieutenant in a revamped coaching panel.
A summary: Scott Pendlebury, the great Collingwood, signed a two-year contract extension to usher in a “new era”, but whether he stays on as captain will be decided by a talk with new coach Craig McRae during pre-season .
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When Carlton brought in both Adam Saad and Zac Williams in the off-season last year, quite a few rival clubs felt they had invested too heavily in running defenders.
The Blues had paid more than $1.4 million for that pair, their purchase based somewhat on their hopes that Williams, to whom the Giants had offered $700,000 per season for five years, would strengthen their weakest area – the midfield.
And the AFL trading period is officially entering its third day.