Day three of trade week has passed and still not one trade has been officially been lodged although a deal has been struck between Richmond and Port Adelaide.
Adam Thomson of Port Adelaide looks to be on his way to Tigerland in exchange for Richmond’s third round pick (42). All that’s left is for the paperwork to be lodged.
When North Melbourne made the shock statement that ruckman Hamish McIntosh was on the trade table it was beginning to look as if his days at Arden St were limited until the Roos released a statement today advising that McIntosh was no longer being considered trade bait.
Alistair Clarkson flew to Sydney today to try lure Ryan O’Keefe to the Hawks nest and gave every indication that he would like to play for the Hawks in ’09. If the Hawks can strike a deal with the Swans it looks likely the premiership player will make the move to Victoria.
Melbourne are still hopeful of renewing the contract of Brad Green. Hawthorn, Collingwood and Sydney have all enquired about the 27-year-old. The Demons are trying to gain the services of Geelong midfielder Brent Prismall, the Cats are looking to trade for draft picks if Prismall leaves the cattery. Robert Warnock remains on the Demons radar if a deal between Carlton and Fremantle can’t be struck before the Friday deadline.
Meanwhile Adelaide admit they struggle to attract players to make the move to the city of churches and it has nothing to do with playing for the Crows.
“It’s just a fact of life. There’s just a stigma about Adelaide in this business and we have to get over that,” Crows recruiting manager Matt Rendell told Adelaide radio station 5AA.
“Once the players get here, they love it – it’s just a matter of getting their heads around the idea of going to Adelaide.”
Carlton and Fremantle are still at a stalemate over the Robert Warnock deal. Carlton aren’t budging on their original offer of pick 24.