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Trade Period Final Week: Final 48 Hours Wrap – Chaos reigns as Tippett trouble overshadows fringe trades

The 2012 trade period finished not with a whimper, but with bang. Not only were an assortment of players on the fringe and outer finding new homes, but perhaps the biggest trade of all – Kurt Tippett, didn’t occur due to the previously reported shock announcements from AFL House. But,

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Barry Hall’s close shave

Barry Hall’s close shave: former Saint, Swan and Bulldog Barry Hall opens up about trading clubs. Big, bad, bustling, Barry Hall wasn’t shy of controversy throughout his career. Here, the much talked about goal kicker catches up with AFL experts Mike Sheahan, Angus Sampson, and Cam Mooney over a Gillette

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Trade Period Final Week: Day 3 Wrap – Stevens deal done; Adelaide reaches Tipping point

  In a day marred with controversy, there was still some action to be had on the trade tables as we countdown with two days remaining in the 2012 trade period. The AFL has launched an official investigation into Adelaide’s last contract with on-the-move forward Kurt Tippett after the Crows

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Trade Period Final Week: Day 2 Wrap – Hickey and Hombsch head home

After the tepid stalemate that was Monday, the trade rivers began to flow today – but the floodgates haven’t opened just yet. Two trades were done today as the Saints got one of the two big men they were aiming for, and Port Adelaide pulled a surprise coup to snatch

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Trade Period Final Week: Day 1 Wrap – No progress for big men

  The first day of what we expect to be a frenzied final week has concluded, but it was a case of all quiet on the trading front today as clubs assembled their decks. The main news today was in fact a case of no news, in two cases. The

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Trade Period Week 2 Wrap: Free agency done, chaos to come

Free agency is over and the final week of the trade period looms large as another busy week has finished up. It started predictably slow, but finished with a flurry as a host of players – some expected, some not so much so, found new homes. There was a lot

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Trade Period Week 1 Wrap: Ohh, we’re halfway there…

The first week of the trade period has come to a close – along with the second week of free agency, and we’ve had quite a bit of action, with six trades total taking place. BigFooty News looks at the move your club has made in the weeks action. Completed

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Take the Tipp on the cost of living

A furore has erupted over Sydney’s salary cap concessions after the reigning premier announced the signing of key Crows forward Kurt Tippett. Representatives of Hawthorn, Brisbane and Adelaide have all questioned the additional 9.8% increase afforded the Swans in their salary cap for the increased cost of living allowance. While

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Free Agency Wrap Day 4 – Chaplin move finalised, Demons snag Byrnes

Day 4 of free agency was a bit more lively than the past couple of days, with clubs re-signing and searching as the beginning of the trade period looms. Two players officially found new homes today, while others expressed and changed their interest. A key signing for the Dockers leads

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Free Agency Wrap Day 3 – Pearce docks in another port

  Day 3 of free agency has concluded, and it was another quiet day from AFL HQ. One more move was finalised today, with Port Adelaide choosing not to match Fremantle’s offer for midfielder Danyle Pearce. Power football manager Peter Rohde said today that to match the offer Fremantle put

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Do good clubs lose good people?

Good clubs don’t lose great people. Whatever you think of Grant Thomas, it’s hard to argue with this contention as Brendon Goddard, 2002 #1 draft pick and life member of the St Kilda Football Club, prepares to finish his playing days at Essendon. However, the reality is a lot less

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Underrated Swans understated premiers – Sydney 2012 review

Won 16 Lost 5, 140.98% Position: Premiers The Sydney Swans were unexpected winners, and underrated by almost everyone in the AFL except themselves in claiming the 2012 premiership. The club may not have bought about a revolution in tactics or style, but did more than anyone in proving the maxim

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Free Agency Wrap Day 2 – The ‘Q-stick’ becomes a Magpie

The second day of free agency and, as expected, was quieter than the flurry to begin the period yesterday. Only one player officially moved as we wait on clubs to respond on offers from yesterday and table future offers. After quitting the West Coast Eagles yesterday, Quentin Lynch officially found

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Free Agency Wrap Day 1 – Knights the Tiger, Goddard the Don

The first day of free agency in the AFL is done and dusted, with two players officially making moves and others having deals put on the table. The biggest story of the day, and possibly the biggest story that will happen this whole week of free agency, was the move

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Free-agency, trades and drafts: The other footy season.

With the dust barely settled on the Grand Final, footy clubs are in top gear for free agency, trading and the National Draft. The BigFooty Drafts and Trading board is in full swing with threads showing free-agency trades as they happen, all the rumours and hypotheticals. Plus the full list

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Club PWLD%Pts
1 Sydney Swans Sydney221750142.968
2 Hawthorn Hawks Hawthorn221750140.868
3 Geelong Cats Geelong221750113.868
4 Fremantle Dockers Fremantle221660130.464
5 Port Adelaide Power Port Adelaide221480129.956
6 North Melbourne Kangaroos North Melbourne22148011756
7 Essendon Bombers Essendon221291106.350
8 Richmond Tigers Richmond2212100105.848
9 Eagles West Coast2211110116.944
10 Adelaide Crows Adelaide2211110114.144
11 Collingwood Magpies Collingwood221111094.144
12 Gold Coast Suns Gold Coast221012093.740
13 Carlton FC Carlton22714189.830
14 Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs2271508228
15 Brisbane Lions Brisbane22715069.328
16 GWS Giants GWS22616076.724
17 Melbourne Demons Melbourne22418068.416
18 St. Kilda Saints St. Kilda22418060.816