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ZoBlitz

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Well it's probably about time for this, I guess...

Remember, this thread is for news articles/possibly tweets if half-reputable and discussion posts will be deleted - feel free to chat about the articles in the trade thread. Note that just because I post a story here doesn't mean I don't think it's probably rubbish (Denham, Ralphy, Waldron etc.) but it's worthwhile having a place to keep these stories together.

Edit: Also I won't be posting stories that break down to "Ex-AFL media personality thinks the Lions should pick up so-and-so" if there's no evidence that we're actually interested in that player.
 
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ZoBlitz

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Cats show interest in picking up Daniher (Jake Niall, The Age, 14/09)

Geelong is among the clubs to have expressed interest in Essendon star forward and free agent Joe Daniher.

The Cats and the Brisbane Lions are two of the clubs that have shown interest in Daniher, whom sources said remained undecided about his future and whether he will remain with Essendon next year, having sought a trade to the Swans last year.
 

ZoBlitz

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Crows make Giant a ‘priority’; Lions open to anything with juicy draft hand (Ben Waterworth, Fox Sports, 03/09)

LIONS OPEN TO ANYTHING WITH STRONG DRAFT HAND

Brisbane remains open to either using or trading its two first-round selections, with recruiting manager Stephen Conole saying is prepared to be “fluid” with is juicy draft hand.

The Lions enter the 2020 draft armed with two early picks. Not only do they hold their own natural selection, they are also attached to Port Adelaide’s first-round pick.

However as the Lions sit third on the ladder and the Power first, it means their selections currently sit at Picks 18 and 20.

Speaking on AFL Media’s ‘Road To The Draft’ podcast, Conole said the Lions would be flexible around its decision on the two early selections.

“Whether or not (we use them), there’s so much water under the bridge until draft day through trade period,” Conole told ‘Road To The Draft’.

“We’re really open to using them or trading them – I don’t think we’ve got to a stage yet where we’re working through final decisions on any of that. Dom Ambrogio our list manager will spend a lot of time prior to the draft working through all those scenarios.

“But if we do happen to go to the draft with them, I’m very confident we’ll head into there and have a really good feel of the first round of the draft and confident, if we used both of those picks, that we pick players that come into our footy club and have a real impact.”

Asked if the club would consider packing up the picks to move further up the draft order, Conole said: “For sure.

“To move further up, back – I think we’d be open to any sort of discussion there. We’re always pretty fluid with that.

“I think we’ve traded really well the last few seasons and I think we’d be really open to it.”

The Lions are strong chances to finish inside the top four at season’s end.

Despite their strong position, Conole said their list could still be bolstered across all areas of the ground.

“In terms of saying ‘we’re going to put all our energies into one specific area’, we haven’t got to that stage,” Conole said. “But we’ve got some holes in each of the parts of the ground that we’d like to continue to develop and add depth to and plug some players in that we think can help us in the short-term and the long-term.

“We’ve got some big decisions to make coming up on the types of players that we target … but as a rule, we draft for talent. We’ll probably continue that somewhat and continue to add some talented boys onto our list that can really assist us.”
 

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Four-club AFL trade race begins to poach Xavier O’Halloran from the Giants (Tom Morris, Fox Sports, 07/09)

Out-of-contract Giant Xavier O’Halloran has attracted attention from four clubs looking to top up their midfield stocks in the trade period.

With less than two weeks remaining before the end of the home and away season, clubs believe the 20-year-old is gettable and are preparing to jostle for his signature.

Foxfooty.com.au understands Geelong, Brisbane, Essendon and the Western Bulldogs are interested in bringing in the former No. 22 draft pick.
The Cats and Lions are the other two clubs to have expressed interest in O’Halloran. Both have established midfields but believe they would benefit from another young on-baller with two pre-seasons under his belt already.
 

Johnny Bananas

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MoneyBall: All the latest AFL trade news and whispers (Jon Ralph and Jay Clark, Herald Sun, 15/09)

Nakia Cockatoo appears headed towards a multi-year deal at Brisbane as he seeks security after just two AFL games in three seasons at the Cats.

The wildly talented No. 10 draft pick has played just 34 AFL games and returned to Geelong for wrist surgery on Thursday.

His partner Grace is also expecting their first baby, with continuing talks underway between the Cats and Cockatoo about his future.

But the Herald Sun understands the security of a contract longer than a season on a base wage appears irresistible as he follows the pathway trodden by ex-Cat Lincoln McCarthy.

The Lions secured McCarthy for a late pick swap after years of injuries and he kicked 20 goals last season, playing 24 games after only five in the previous two seasons.

Geelong cannot yet guarantee him a list spot given the potential for lists to shrink.

But he has multiple suitors given his explosive pace and power that is untapped at only 23 given his recurring hamstring problems.
 
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REPORT: INJURY-PRONE CATS MIDFIELDER SET TO TAKE UP RIVAL OFFER (SEN Website Article 16/09/20)
Injury-prone Geelong midfielder Nakia Cockatoo is likely to leave the club and take up a multi-year deal at Brisbane, according to the Herald Sun. The out-of-contract 23-year-old has played just 34 games for Geelong after battling several knee and soft tissues injuries and is likely to move as he seeks longer-term security.

The report states that he appears all but certain to take up the “irresistible” contract from the Lions, with Geelong still undecided on his future with the make up of list sizes in 2021 currently unknown. Cockatoo was taken with pick 10 in the 2014 National Draft and is widely known as a player blessed with pace in the midfield.
 

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