Written by AFL Online on 13th Oct 2008
The highly anticipated Trade Week almost came to an anti-climax with only a couple of trades confirmed minutes before before Friday’s 2pm deadline. It wasn’t until last minute that the much talked about Robbie Warnock deal was confirmed with the Blues securing the young ruckman and pick 69 for round 2, 4 and 5 draft picks.
Ryan O’Keefe’s bid to return to Melbourne failed after the Swans couldn’t strike a deal with reigning premiers Hawthorn. The Swans now face losing the gun forward for nothing, to the Blues or Bombers, if O’Keefe chooses to nominate for December’s pre-season draft.
The first trade of the week occured on Thursday with Port Adelaide trading midfielder Adam Thompson to Richmond for pick 42.
Friday’s trades kicked off when Collingwood traded Rhyce Shaw to Sydney for pick 61 and then a few minutes later picked up Anthony Corrie from the Brisbane Lions for pick 93.
Not long after the Western Bulldogs traded Farren Ray and pick 48 to St Kilda. In return they received pick 31. The dogs initally want to the keep the Western Australian, but Ray was looking to move on and the Dogs were happy with a second round pick.
The Bombers managed to strike a late deal with Geelong to secure young Brent Prismall. The midfielder showed great signs after breaking into the Cats star studded side, but was unlucky when injuring his knee in the qualifying final. Geelong receive pick 35 in the trade.