List Mgmt. AFL Trade & Free Agency IX

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AFL TRADE, DRAFT AND FREE AGENCY DATES 2021

Grand Final
Saturday September 25


Draft Combine – Vic Country
Friday October 1

Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agency Window
Friday October 1 – Friday October 8


Delisted Free Agency Window 1
Wednesday October 3 - Monday October 15

Trade Period (picks and players)
Monday October 4 (9am) – Wednesday October 13 (7.30pm)


Draft Combines (States and Regions)
VM: Saturday October 9 (tbc)
Qld: Sunday October 10

Tas: Monday October 11
SA: Saturday October 16

WA: Sunday October 17
NSW&ACT: tbc
NT: will join SA or Qld


Trade Period (picks only)
Monday October 18 – Monday November 15

List Lodgement 1
Friday October 29


Delisted Free Agency Window 1
Wednesday November 3 (9am) – Tuesday November 9 (5pm)

List Lodgement 2 (Final date for primary list delistings)
Wednesday November 10 (2pm)


Delisted Free Agency Window 2
Thursday November 11 (9am) – Monday November 15 (5pm)

Draft Nominations Due
Wednesday November 17 (3pm)

Pre-Season Commences (First to fourth year players)
Monday November 22


National Draft
Round 1: Wednesday November 24 (7pm)
Round 2–end: Thursday November 25 (7pm)

Rookie Upgrade Period
Thursday November 25 (10pm) - Thursday November 25 (11pm)


Delisted Free Agency Window 3
Thursday November 25 (10pm) - Thursday November 25 (11pm)

Pre-Selected Rookie Nominations Due (Includes Academy, Father/Son)
Friday November 26 (12pm) - Friday November 26 (12.30pm)


Preseason Draft
Friday November 26 (3pm)


Pre-Selected Rookie Notification
Friday November 26 (3.15pm)

Rookie Draft
Friday November 26 (3.20pm)

Final List Lodgement
Monday November 29 (4pm)


Pre-Season Commences (All other players)
Monday December 6


Pre-Season Supplemental Selection Period (SSP)
December - March (tbc)
Current Contract Status
2021 Draft Watch
Father/Son and NGA
Adrian Dodoro

 
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eth-dog

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Okay so we have up to two spots available for this stuff. Some plausible candidates:

Zavier Maher: 184 cm, 83 kg Inside Midfielder, Murray Bushrangers.

AFL Draft Central says: Zavier Maher is an explosive inside midfielder who, while not the prototype tall in there, is able to use his strength on the inside and speed on the outside. While he has plenty of upside, he has had some injuries over the journey – such as a broken ankle and a minor medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear – and still has areas to improve on such as his ball-winning and short kicking. Still, Maher lays claim to some seriously eye-catching traits.

Kyle Dunkley: 185 cm, 84 kg Inside Midfielder, Melbourne.

Dunkley obviously aids us in our pursuit of brother Josh, and is a defensively minded inside midfielder that our list sorely lacks. Can also play forward and kick a goal as shown by his work in the VFL.

Zac Dumesny: 186 cm, 77 kg Half Back, South Adelaide.

AFL Draft Central says: After competing in back-to-back SANFL Under 18 grand finals with South Adelaide in 2018 and 2019, Zac Dumesny made his League debut in Round 1 of this season. He made an immediate impact and looked comfortable at senior level, playing predominately on the wing but also spending some time as a high half-forward and a medium-sized defender. A member of the AFL Academy, Dumesny represented Australia and was also selected to participate in the Under 17 All-Stars match in late 2019. This year, he suffered an ankle injury whilst playing in the Reserves, which kept him sidelined for a number of weeks. However, he returned to the Panthers’ Under 18s side for their must-win clash with North Adelaide in the final home and away round, where he gathered a game-high 33 disposals. He accumulated a further 20 touches in the semi-final defeat to Woodville-West Torrens the following week.

Max Heath: 203/94 Key Forward/Ruck, Sandringham Dragons.

AFL Draft Central says: Heath has seemingly come out of nowhere to become a genuine draft chance in 2020. Standing at an impressive 203cm, the Xavier College and Sandringham Dragons prospect wasn’t on the radar last year; playing only a single game for Sandringham and collecting a lowly four disposals, seven hit-outs, and one goal in Round 9 against Gippsland. It wasn’t much of a surprise to see him miss out on the original AFL Academy intake, but a standout performance in the pre-season against Oakleigh Chargers put him firmly in recruiters’ sights. With that brilliant display, he earned selection for the AFL Draft Combine, but the Covid situation has certainly hampered his progress this year as he would have also gotten the opportunity to be Victoria Metro’s leading ruckman, competing against the likes of Kalin Lane, Shannon Neale, Riley Thilthorpe and Henry Walsh of the other regions.

But yeah there are plenty of other possibilities
 

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JayJ20

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When can clubs start making their SSP selections?

I'm hoping we look at Dunkley before the start of the season and keep a spot open for the MSD.
 

Seagrave_Holmes

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Z.Maher isn't tall but at least he makes up for it with pace.

Hopefully the club invites him to train over summer and get a closer look at him.

Barracks for the Dons too.
 

TheGrizz

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Fun little possible wrinkle.

2022 we have the Davey twins and our first rounder will likely be absorbed so maybe we do a Collingwood and look to trade it.

Could we offer a 2022 first round pick amd a sweetener pick for Dunkley next year? Essentially the same deal as this year but a year on with salary cap pressures they might take it.

Add Dunkley to McGrath, Shiel, Parish, Merrett, Caldwell, Langford, Heppell, Perkins plus a top 5 pick next year (Sinn/Johnson/etc) and that midfield rebuild happens quick
 
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Cup_o_Jobe

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Just to continue the "Bring in all the talls at once" theme of this off-season, would we at least look at Baldwin or Callow for one of the picks? That kind of big, dominant, "drop-it-on-my-head-and-I'll-catch-it" power forward is something I'd like to see on our list. Would fit in well with our current f50 entry strategy.
 

ghostdog

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Just to continue the "Bring in all the talls at once" theme of this off-season, would we at least look at Baldwin or Callow for one of the picks? That kind of big, dominant, "drop-it-on-my-head-and-I'll-catch-it" power forward is something I'd like to see on our list. Would fit in well with our current f50 entry strategy.
It's a no from me.
 

naraku

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Is our two spots including Mozzie going to LTI or would that make it 3 spots?


I'd hope for a combo of : Dunkley, Maher, Kolar, Duval and Callow.
 

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TheGreatBarryB

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Is our two spots including Mozzie going to LTI or would that make it 3 spots?


I'd hope for a combo of : Dunkley, Maher, Kolar, Duval and Callow.
Cant remember if it was Twomey or even Knightmare that had Callow in top 20 and didn’t even get picked in rookie draft. Isn’t he a 190+ plus forward? Not sure we need another tall
 

Maxabillions

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Kyle Dunkley in the SSP then leave a spot in the mid season draft for an inside mid surely
 

ghostdog

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Kyle Dunkley in the SSP then leave a spot in the mid season draft for an inside mid surely
I wouldn't be against redrafting Hibberd. Is there any reason, egg on club's face notwithstanding, that we can't or shouldn't?
 

ant555

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Fun little possible wrinkle.

2022 we have the Davey twins and our first rounder will likely be absorbed so maybe we do a Collingwood and look to trade it.

Could we offer a 2022 first round pick amd a sweetener pick for Dunkley next year? Essentially the same deal as this year but a year on with salary cap pressures they might take it.

Add Dunkley to McGrath, Shiel, Parish, Merrett, Caldwell, Langford, Heppell, Perkins plus a top 5 pick next year (Sinn/Johnson/etc) and that midfield rebuild happens quick
Hope they do not change the FS rules to match the NGA rules.
 

Maxabillions

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I wouldn't be against redrafting Hibberd. Is there any reason, egg on club's face notwithstanding, that we can't or shouldn't?
He’s not Josh Dunkley’s brother
 

ghostdog

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He’s not Josh Dunkley’s brother
Rather, KDunk and Hibbo, and not concern ourselves with the midyear draft at all.
 

Fin ice Smuggler

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Some think we need another mid, maybe? But with our bid on walker I think we need that running defender or a crumbing defensive small forward. Must be over 180cms though, no Snellings.
 
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