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No deal sees Daniher stay a Don

ESSENDON has denied Joe Daniher’s request to continue his career at Sydney, the Bombers refusing to do a deal for the star forward before the AFL trade period ended on Wednesday night. Essendon’s Adrian Dodoro was adamant he would hold Daniher to the final year of his contract unless the Swans came...

Port pair join Saints

ST KILDA has successfully completed deals for Dougal Howard and Paddy Ryder from Port Adelaide but their pursuit of Fremantle’s Bradley Hill is set to go down to the last day of the AFL trade period. The Saints landed Howard and Ryder as well as pick No.10 and a future fourth-round...

Nicks named Crows coach

NEW Adelaide coach Matthew Nicks says ensuring a team-first mentality will be his priority at the AFL club. Nicks on Tuesday was announced as Crows coach, replacing Don Pyke who quit last month. “We will be a team that not only embraces the contest but seeks it out,” Nicks said in a...

Port denies Wines trade talk

PORT Adelaide has denied speculation that co-captain Ollie Wines explored a trade away from the club. Wines is contracted at Alberton until the end of 2022 but has been linked with a move to Victoria. “Port Adelaide is aware of recent media speculation relating to Ollie Wines’ future at the club,” the Power...

Betts back in Blue

BRILLIANT goalsneak Eddie Betts will finish his decorated AFL career at his original club Carlton after being traded by Adelaide. The 32-year-old will reunite with his former teammate and new Carlton coach David Teague at Ikon Park. The Crows will receive a future fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Betts, who has...

Trade period set for frenetic finish

JOE Daniher’s wish to join Sydney heads a lengthy list of AFL trade negotiations ahead of the Wednesday night deadline. Essendon has dug in their heels over the All-Australian key forward, saying the Swans will have to make an attractive offer for them to let him go. The Bombers are after a...

Father-daughter picks done

ISABELLA Grant will join famous dad Chris at the Western Bulldogs, with her AFLW father-daughter draft selection confirmed. Geelong also will recruit Millie Brown, the daughter of former Cats half-forward Paul Brown. The AFLW said the Bulldogs and Cats had matched bids from multiple clubs to secure Grant and Brown through the October...

Cats commit to Brown

MILLIE Brown will become Geelong’s first-ever father-daughter selection with the club committing to taking the talented teenager at this month’s AFLW National Draft. The Cats have matched bid from other clubs for the daughter of Paul Brown, who played 84 games – including the 1994 and 1995 grand finals – and...

Fantasia going nowhere

ESSENDON forward Orazio Fantasia is staying put and Fremantle wingman Brad Hill remains in limbo as the AFL trade period deadlock continues. Fantasia’s decision to abandon a return to his native South Australia came as a significant surprise despite the fact he has two years left on his contract. The goalsneak had...

Tears of joy as TK heads West

AFL star Tim Kelly says his partner Caitlin cried tears of joy after his trade to West Coast finally went through – 12 months after it fell flat the first time. Kelly established himself as one of the league’s best midfielders during his two-year stint with Geelong, and formed a strong...

Kelly deal close

WEST Coast and Geelong are making swift progress on the Tim Kelly trade, with speculation their AFL deal could be confirmed by Wednesday. Kelly’s request for a move back to his home state was expected to dominate the trade period, which opened on Tuesday and runs to October 16. The Cats upped the...