2016 AFL Trade Day 1 Summary

The 2016 AFL Trade opened Monday and here are some of the news coming out of day 1.

  • Ty Vickery signed for Hawthorn on a 2 year contract after Richmond decided not match the offer
  • Bryce Gibbs had requested a trade back to South Australia with the Adelaide Crows the destination he wants to go to
  • Tom Mitchell requested a trade to Hawthorn
  • Daniel Wells wants a move away from North Melbourne
  • Zach Touhy has requested a trade to Geelong
  • Brett Deledio could be interested in leaving Richmond to go to Geelong
  • Michael Barlow is likely to leave Fremantle at this stage
  • Up to 8 Hawthorn players have been discussed as trade bait for Gold Coast’s Jaeger O’Meara with Luke Bruest and James Sicily being a couple players named
  • Melbourne are reportedly close on signing Michael Hibberd from Essendon
  • Collingwood have talked with Tom Rockliff on a move away from Brisbane
  • Richmond are interested in Sydney ruckman Toby Nankervis
  • Port Adelaide have confirmed their interest in Geelong big man Nathan Vardy
  • Collingwood ruckman Jarrod Witts is on the verge of joining Gold Coast
  • Hayden Ballantyne could still stay at Fremantle next season

2 thoughts on “2016 AFL Trade Day 1 Summary

  1. Right now it is the Cats/Hawks and FigJams trade show which is surprising considering the GWS, Dogs & Adelaide have had fine seasons and play an awesome brand of football. I see the players go to the FigJams due to salary and loyalty because hardly anyone gets traded out of Collingwood. Everyone else is almost basket case material. Port have the game plan but not the mental edge, Richmond don’t have the game plan or cattle, Carlton seem intent on bringing in rubbish whilst watching Adelaide tear them a new one without a fight, years gone by nobody would leave them. Melbs are coming off being a basket case but threw too much money at Hogan, NMelbs have crucified themselves wow!!!!! Saints on the up, good choice by Steelopad but Zac Tuohy would be great there. Freo = basket case, Brisbane = basket case. Arguably so many basket cases due to poor distribution of players. Draft week should be weighted towards the bottom 5 teams, 2 picks each in top 10 and then start the merry-go-round with last place restarting at 11 all the way up the food chain. This would also make trading picks for players more palatable and give lower teams more currency to get better players. Minimum 4 year contract on drafting a kid with year 4 an option for the club to keep or trade. Only restricted and unrestricted free agents get to nominate where they wish to be traded. You know it makes sense!!!

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    1. I agree with everything you said.
      Collingwood seem to be the club that is linked with nearly everyone that is up for trade.
      Touhy and Deledio might be heading to Geelong so they will be in the trade news for the next week or so.
      Hawthorn with O’Meara, Tom Mitchell and the prospect of Sam Mitchell going to the West Coast will have them under the media spotlight.
      Gold Coast need experience players in their team especially in their midfield and they will be hoping that comes from Hawthorn.
      GWS may have salary cap problems so I don’t see them trading in, only trading people out and getting their academy players in the draft.
      Adelaide just need a gun midfielder and looks like Bryce Gibbs is the man.
      Western Bulldogs will likely get Travis Cloke which i’m not sure about but other than that, not much I would think in this trade period.
      North Melbourne are in trouble due to losing their key ball users in Wells, Harvey and Dal Santo.
      Melbourne are on the way up and as you said, too much money spend on Hogan who may eventually go home to WA in the future.
      Port need to improve their skills and be mentally ready for next season.
      Richmond need to develop some youngsters in their team as I don’t see much for the future.
      Jack Steele should get game time at St Kilda and with the return of Jake Carlisle, they are in the running for finals next season.
      Fremantle could do okay next season if Fyfe, Michael Johnson and Sandilands can play a full season, get the best out of Cam McCarthy and keep Harley Bennell fit.
      Brisbane will be done the bottom end of the table for a little while, just need some experience down back and keep playing talented kids like Josh Schache, Eric Hipwood, Harris Andrews etc.
      Good idea with the draft week but not sure if the AFL will do that.
      The 4 year minimum contract for drafting a kid is a good idea as these days, kids are requesting trades despite only being at their clubs for 2 years.
      Like you said, only free agents should have the right to pick their club as they have earned the right for playing for many years at their club.


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