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The Trades – Day 5: Freo gives a deal on Hogan the finger


After courting power Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan, Fremantle has done an about-turn on a deal with the Demons. Photo: FAIRFAX SYNDICATION

The Trades – Day 5: Freo gives a deal on Hogan the finger

Ronny Lerner    

Shockwaves were sent from one end of the continent to the other on day five of the AFL trade period as Fremantle sensationally pulled out of the running for Melbourne key forward Jesse Hogan.

Or so it seems.

While that is what the Dockers are saying publicly, this writer senses it’s just a classic bluff to try and get the Demons back to the negotiating table.

In any case, at the very least it shows how much friction now exists between Fremantle and Melbourne in dealing for Hogan.

The Dockers’ opening offer for the WA native was believed to be pick 11 and a future second-round pick – something the Demons rejected outright.

Melbourne no doubt has another first round pick in its sights as it tries to facilitate a trade for Gold Coast defender Steven May.

But the Dockers have been crying out for a genuine key target in attack for years, and now that they’ve finally got one within their grasp – one that they’ve been chasing for many years no less – it would be staggering if a deal wasn’t agreed to by Wednesday night.

Tom Scully is also attracting a lot of interest with Hawthorn and now St Kilda lining up to lure the star GWS midfielder back to Victoria.

Scully’s season was ruined by a badly broken ankle in round two, as well as efforts to expedite his rehab which backfired, but at his best he is one of the most explosive and hard-running players in the game, so his value to rival clubs is abundantly clear.

Four deals were completed on Friday with the headline act Sydney premiership star Dan Hannebery making his way to St Kilda.

The deal sees the Saints receive Hannebery and pick 28 in exchange for pick 39 and a future second-round pick.

Injuries have prevented the 28-year-old from reaching his full potential in the past two seasons, but if he manages to get his body fully fit, and coupled with his invaluable experience, he could be an inspired pick-up for St Kilda.

He heads to Moorabbin on a five-year deal believed to be worth well north of $3 million.

Melbourne was quite busy on day five as it not only agreed to trade Dom Tyson to North Melbourne in exchange for Braydon Preuss and pick 62 but also offloaded Dean Kent to the Saints for pick 65.

The final trade of the day saw Carlton welcome its 11th ex-Giant through the doors in former No.5 pick Will Setterfield.

The Blues also received pick 71, while Greater Western Sydney got pick 43 and a future second-round pick in return.

Setterfield only managed two games in his two seasons with the Giants thanks largely to ankle and knee injuries, but Carlton regard the 20-year-old highly as a midfielder with a bright future.

There are still five days remaining in the trade period and there are some other big names still set to figure prominently such as Lachie Neale, Dylan Shiel, Chad Wingard, Tim Kelly, Rory Lobb, Tom Langdon and Aaron Hall.

COMPLETED DEALS
1. Reece Conca (Richmond) joined Fremantle as an unrestricted free agent. The Tigers received pick 37 as compensation.
2. Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs) joined Geelong as an unrestricted free agent. Bulldogs received pick 25 as compensation.
3. Lincoln McCarthy, pick 54 and pick 57 (Geelong) traded to Brisbane in exchange for picks 42 and 60.
4. Tom Lynch (Gold Coast) joined Richmond as a restricted free agent. Suns received pick 3 as compensation.
5. Anthony Miles, Corey Ellis and a future third-round pick (Richmond) traded to Gold Coast in exchange for a future third-round pick.
6. Carlton traded pre-listed Nathan Kreuger (South Adelaide) to Geelong in exchange for pick 42.
7. Scott Lycett (West Coast) joined Port Adelaide as a restricted free agent. Eagles received pick 20 as compensation.
8. Brisbane traded picks 24, 58 and 79 to Gold Coast in exchange for picks 32, 41, 44 and 77.
9. Carlton received Mitch McGovern and future third-round pick (Adelaide), Adelaide received pre-listed Shane McAdam (Sturt), pick 13 (Sydney) and future fifth-round pick (Carlton), Sydney received picks 26, 28 (Carlton) and 40 (Adelaide).
10. Jared Polec, Jasper Pittard and pick 48 (Port Adelaide) traded to North Melbourne in exchange for pick 11 and a future fourth-round pick.
11. Gary Rohan (Sydney) traded to Geelong in exchange for pick 61. Ryan Clarke (North Melbourne) traded to Sydney in exchange for pick 61.
12. Tom Hickey, pick 60 and future fourth-round pick (St Kilda) traded to West Coast in exchange for pick 39 and future third-round pick.
13. Alex Fasolo (Collingwood) joined Carlton as an unrestricted free agent. Magpies received pick 57 as compensation.
14. Fremantle traded pick 6 and a future third-round pick to Port Adelaide in exchange for picks 11, 23, 30 and 49.
15. Dan Hannebery and pick 28 (Sydney) traded to St Kilda in exchange for pick 39 and future second-round pick.
16. Dean Kent (Melbourne) traded to St Kilda in exchange for pick 65.
17. Dom Tyson (Melbourne) traded to North Melbourne in exchange for Braydon Preuss and pick 62.
18. Will Setterfield and pick 71 (GWS) traded to Carlton in exchange for pick 43 and future second-round pick.
*all picks are as at time of trade

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