Revisting some of the biggest deals from the 2015 AFL trade period

Which 2015 AFL trade has been the best to date?

  • Trade 1 - Patrick Dangerfield to Geelong

    Votes: 55 55.6%
  • Trade 2: Jeremy Howe to Collingwood, Ben Kennedy to Melbourne & Paul Seedsman to Adelaide

    Votes: 2 2.0%
  • Trade 4: Stevie J to GWS

    Votes: 17 17.2%
  • Trade 5: Adam Treloar to Collingwood

    Votes: 15 15.2%
  • Trade 5: Melbourne & Gold Coast exchange draft picks

    Votes: 6 6.1%
  • Trade 8: Charlie Dixon to Port Adelaide

    Votes: 4 4.0%

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It’s time to take a look back on some of the most intriguing trade deals from the 2015 AFL offseason.

With names like Dangerfield, Treloar, Dixon and Johnson, we take a look at how the trades have unfolded almost one season on.

Trade 1: Geelong and Adelaide
Geelong received: Patrick Dangerfield and pick 50
Adelaide received: Dean Gore, picks 9, 28

After one season? Tick. Next.

No, in all seriousness, this trade was handled impeccably by all parties, and it seems to be one that has worked out well.

Would Adelaide love to still have their superstar midfielder? Sure, but I bet they’re pretty happy sitting second on the AFL ladder, with one of the best squads and forward lines going around.

The Crows drafted small forward Wayne Milera with their first pick (pick 9 became pick 11), while Dangerfield has starred for the Cats, and firms as the Brownlow favourite.

Trade 2: Adelaide, Collingwood, Melbourne and Port Adelaide
Collingwood received: Jeremy Howe and pick 68
Melbourne received: Ben Kennedy and picks 29, 50
Port Adelaide received: Jimmy Toumpas and pick 32
Adelaide: Paul Seedsman

At this very early stage, Collingwood and Jeremy Howe are the winners of this complex four-way trade.

Although producing some average performances throughout the season, Howe has found his niche in the Collingwood backline, keeping veterans Alan Toovey and Tyson Goldsack on the sidelines. He’s played 19 games and averaged a career-best 19 disposals and 6.9 marks a game.

Seedsman, Toumpas and Kennedy have been in and out of their new clubs, but have added some important depth throughout the season. Kennedy provided some spark to Melbourne’s forward line early, while Seedsman and Toumpas have been on the fringe at their new South Australian homes.

Trade 3: West Coast and Sydney
Sydney received: Callum Sinclair
West Coast received: Lewis Jetta

After the paperwork was signed, this trade seemed like the perfect deal for both clubs. Sydney got a ruckman, and West Coast added some speed and class to the big wings of Domain Stadium.

Without being dominant, Sinclair played his role for the Swans before succumbing to knee surgery in June. Meanwhile, Jetta’s first year at the Eagles has been less impressive, with the winger copping a lot of criticism for his lacklustre performances.

This trade could spice up if the teams meet in the finals, but as of one season, it hasn’t been the best of the 2015 bunch.

Trade 4: Geelong and Greater Western Sydney
GWS: Steven Johnson
Geelong received: 2016 fifth-round draft pick

Stevie J has 20 games, 39 goals and 18 disposals a game – not bad for a 33-year-old veteran. And not bad at all for a player who was traded for – well – basically nothing.

This trade does nothing but prove the Giants’ list management team is one of the best in the competition.

And don’t forget that one year earlier GWS had offered a top-ten draft pick to Geelong for the triple premiership forward.

You can’t blame Geelong for wanting to move on one of their great champions, and considering how well they did in the 2015 offseason, this trade is one that wouldn’t bother them all that much – that is, unless Stevie J makes a mockery of them come September.

Trade 5: Collingwood and GWS
Collingwood received: Adam Treloar and pick 28
GWS received: Pick 7, 65 and 2016 first-round pick

The commentary surrounding this trade one year on is that Collingwood paid overs for Treloar.

However, Treloar has been one of the best recruits, and with the Copeland Trophy all but around his neck, the pacey midfielder has done everything he can to prove his worth.

GWS drafted academy midfielder Jacob Hopper with pick 7, while their 2016 first-rounder will be more favourable now considering the Magpies’ average record this year.

At this stage, both clubs would be happy with the trade, but it will be interesting to see if yielding a future first round pick will come back to haunt the Magpies.

Trade 6: Melbourne and Gold Coast
Melbourne received: Picks 3, 10 and 43
Gold Coast received: Picks 6, 29 and a 2016 first-round draft selection

The Demons looked to strategically move up the draft, and they found a trade suitor in Gold Coast. Pick 3 became pick 4, and pick 10 was exchanged for pick 7, when the Demons orchestrated a deal for Tomas Bugg from the Giants.

With their two first-round picks, the Demons selected Clayton Oliver – who has averaged 19 touches from 13 games in his debut season – and key forward Sam Weideman, who made an impression in his debut game a few weeks ago.

The Suns, on the other hand, drafted Callum Ah Chee, who has kicked nine goals and averaged 12.7 possessions in his first 15 games.

The Demons are the winners of this trade, as their list is in better shape after this deal. But with the Suns being the owners of their first-round pick in the upcoming draft, the deal could even out in a few years time.

Trade 7: GWS and Carlton
Carlton received: Jed Lamb, Andrew Phillips, Lachie Plowman, Liam Sumner and pick 8
GWS received: Picks 28, 77, 95 and a 2016 first round pick (on-traded from Carlton’s Lachie Henderson deal with Geelong)

Carlton needed a list reinvigoration, and the Giants were more than happy to offload some of their fringe players in order to stockpile draft picks.

Lamb has been a find for Carlton, having a career-best season with 13 goals from 15 games, and 12.4 disposals. Sumner has also recorded 15 games with the Blues this year, kicking a total of eight goals and averaging just over nine touches a game.

Phillips has partnered with a new and improved Matthew Kruezer in the ruck this year, averaging 16.4 hitouts from 15 games.

Meanwhile, Plowman has been a good addition to a young and inexperienced Carlton backline. He’s played 18 games, although first-year player Jacob Weitering has outplayed him for the number one Carlton defender.

Carlton used pick 8 to draft Harry McKay (later became pick 10), who has yet to register an AFL debut.

GWS wanted to accumulate points to bid for their academy players, and that’s exactly what they achieved. It will be interesting to see what they do with Carlton’s 2016 first round draft pick (probably set for a late first-rounder).

Trade 8: Port Adelaide, Richmond and Gold Coast
Port Adelaide received: Charlie Dixon and pick 49
Gold Coast received: Pick 10, 31 and two 2016 second-round draft picks
Richmond received: Pick 19

One year on, and this trade doesn’t look anything like the original deal itself.

The pick 10 that the Suns received for Charlie Dixon was on-traded to Melbourne in their exchange of first-round draft picks.

Richmond got involved in this trade, so they could offer a first-round pick to Carlton for half-back flanker Chris Yarran. They gave pick 31 and a future second-round pick to Port Adelaide, in exchange for pick 19 – which travelled all around the AFL draft period.

Finally, Gold Coast then on-traded its pick 31 to West Coast for midfielder Matt Rosa.

None of these trades have eventuated to their full potential, yet.

Dixon has been solid, yet inconsistent – kicking 30 goals from 18 games. With a depleted midfield around him, Matt Rosa has willed his way to 14 games – averaging 20.6 touches this season. And Chris Yarran is yet to play for his new club, after announcing he would be out indefinitely with mental illness.

The trades you should keep a close eye on next season…

Trade 9: Western Bulldogs and Carlton
Western Bulldogs received: Picks 20, 21 (draft picks became Josh Dunkley and Keiran Collins)
Carlton received: Pick 11 (Charlie Curnow) and 2016 third-round pick

Trade 10: Essendon, St Kilda and Sydney
Essendon received: Picks 5 (drafted Aaron Francis at pick 6), 24 and Craig Bird
St Kilda received: Jake Carlisle, pick 14
Sydney received: Picks 23 (on-traded to West Coast), 44

Trade 11: Fremantle and Gold Coast
Fremantle received: Harley Bennell and pick 22 (became Darcy Tucker at pick 27)
Gold Coast received: Picks 16 (became Brayden Fiorini at pick 20), 35 (became Harley Balic at pick 38)

Trade 12: Collingwood, Brisbane and North Melbourne
Collingwood received: James Aish and picks 34, 53
Brisbane received: Ryan Bastinac and picks 38 (became Rhys Mathieson with pick 39), 40 and a 2016 second round, and third round selection
North Melbourne received: Picks 17 (from Lions), 26, 28 (from Pies, became Ryan Clarke with pick 31) and 47

*This article was originally posted on The Roar*
 

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The Melbourne/GC trade is interesting.
Melbourne would of backed themselves in to be higher up the ladder.
Its pretty even IMO.

Id love to see GWS play the Cats in a final.
 
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The Melbourne/GC trade is interesting.
Melbourne would of backed themselves in to be higher up the ladder.
Its pretty even IMO.

Id love to see GWS play the Cats in a final.
GWS v Geelong, or GWS v Adelaide ... or even Geelong v Adelaide is what I'm hoping for.
 

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If anyone picks someone besides Dangerfield in the poll they are deadset having a lend.

Sure other trades have been successful but Danger has virtually become the franchise player for Geelong this year.
 

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Trade 2: Adelaide, Collingwood, Melbourne and Port Adelaide
Collingwood received: Jeremy Howe and pick 68
Melbourne received: Ben Kennedy and picks 29, 50
Port Adelaide received: Jimmy Toumpas and pick 32
Adelaide: Paul Seedsman

At this very early stage, Collingwood and Jeremy Howe are the winners of this complex four-way trade.

Although producing some average performances throughout the season, Howe has found his niche in the Collingwood backline, keeping veterans Alan Toovey and Tyson Goldsack on the sidelines. He’s played 19 games and averaged a career-best 19 disposals and 6.9 marks a game.

Seedsman, Toumpas and Kennedy have been in and out of their new clubs, but have added some important depth throughout the season. Kennedy provided some spark to Melbourne’s forward line early, while Seedsman and Toumpas have been on the fringe at their new South Australian homes.
Actually Seedsman has been in the Adelaide team apart from when he was injured. He possibly played 1 SANFL game coming back from a hamstring injury, but that's it.
 

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If anyone picks someone besides Dangerfield in the poll they are deadset having a lend.

Sure other trades have been successful but Danger has virtually become the franchise player for Geelong this year.
For value for money the Stevie J trade is the best of the lot though. Gave up basically nothing and Johnson has been in great touch!
 

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For value for money the Stevie J trade is the best of the lot though. Gave up basically nothing and Johnson has been in great touch!
True, but as good as Stevie J has been he hasn't impacted GWS in the same way Danger has Geelong.
 

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True, but as good as Stevie J has been he hasn't impacted GWS in the same way Danger has Geelong.
To a degree, actually think Johnson has really helped GWS though. Their forwardline whilst talented was never functioning until this year.

The biggest nil all draw trade is the Sinclair-Jetta trade! We just got a ruckman to play in the NEAFL...good times I guess...
 
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Missed the Redden to West Coast trade which...I dont think West Coast are satisfied with now.
Didn't miss - just mentioned the biggest ones to have played out. At the moment, the Redden deal doesn't factor in comparison to some of the others
 

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To a degree, actually think Johnson has really helped GWS though. Their forwardline whilst talented was never functioning until this year.

The biggest nil all draw trade is the Sinclair-Jetta trade! We just got a ruckman to play in the NEAFL...good times I guess...
Noted.

We looked good early on the Sinclair-Jetta trade but West Coast might have the last laugh on that one if Jetta can start playing like he did for the first half on Friday night.
 

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Noted.

We looked good early on the Sinclair-Jetta trade but West Coast might have the last laugh on that one if Jetta can start playing like he did for the first half on Friday night.
At least, at worst sinclair is depth, and you need depth in rucks as a few teams are finding out this week.
 

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At least, at worst sinclair is depth, and you need depth in rucks as a few teams are finding out this week.
West Coast fans are pretty dirty on the Sinclair trade now that Nic Nat is gone. The irony is they might snap up Nankervis.
 

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Geelong got a top 3 player in the comp, now the best in the comp, walked in at 25 years old, is making the club a killing off field, media present, leader on field.

Judd was pick 3, pick 4 and upgraded pick 46 to 20. We got a VFL player, pick 11 (thanks academies) and 50 to 28.

Geelong got the best deal in the history of the game. They are paying him unders too. **** me.
 
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To a degree, actually think Johnson has really helped GWS though. Their forwardline whilst talented was never functioning until this year.

The biggest nil all draw trade is the Sinclair-Jetta trade! We just got a ruckman to play in the NEAFL...good times I guess...
Sinclair has played 16 games for the Swans this year. He would have played a lot less if Tippett wasn't injured, but that's exactly why you traded for him.
 
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Geelong got a top 3 player in the comp, now the best in the comp, walked in at 25 years old, is making the club a killing off field, media present, leader on field.

Judd was pick 3, pick 4 and upgraded pick 46 to 20. We got a VFL player, pick 11 (thanks academies) and 50 to 28.

Geelong got the best deal in the history of the game. They are pay him unders too. **** me.
And if you beat them in the finals all with be forgotten.
 

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Sinclair has played 16 games for the Swans this year. He would have played a lot less if Tippett wasn't injured, but that's exactly why you traded for him.
He's lucky it was 16, he was as uncoordinated as anything out there. He does compete and give his 100% every week, so I could see where the coaches saw his value, but Naismith has waltzed past him on form.
 
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