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The AFL has been touting a mid-season trade period after the success of this year’s mid-season draft, but that has been scrapped in favour of a window to open before Round 1.

 

“The mid-season trade period is going to become the pre-season trade,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.

“There’ll be a 48 to 72-hour window that will open just before the season, I’m not exactly sure what the dates are going to be, but there will be a window that opens when those trades can occur.

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So many rule changes and changes in general yet they can't even get the umpiring or look of the game right, Gil must go, the current standard is the worst I've ever seen. This will just make it more uneven IMO.

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Early season trade period

My cynical read of this 'The AFL is mindful of the enormous interest generated when players move clubs – web traffic is enormous in the major media outlets and on the AFL’s website during the trading period – and has clearly been keen to open this up further, as happens in American sports'  is that the AFL wants to generate 'click bait' and copy yet another element of US sports.  All under the guise of more player movement!

My practical view is:

  • not much changes from the usual trade period in October to this proposed presason trade period in February. 
  • no games played so no exposed form. 
  • there will be no draft picks to trade just players. 
  • there is more than enough happening in February to keep fans engaged:  Preseason, draftee progress, JLT games etc etc.
  • another daft idea that diverts attention from the AFLW.

What's more clubs have until mid March to top up their lists with 'rookie drafts' if they have list spots, with players who were previously on a list or a previous draft.  As we did with Sparrow Lockhart.

Ridiculous idea!!

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7 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

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What's more clubs have until mid March to top up their lists with 'rookie drafts' if they have list spots, with players who were previously on a list or a previous draft.  As we did with Sparrow.

Ridiculous idea!!

We took Sparrow in the Draft as a normal pick.

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Just now, Redleg said:

We took Sparrow in the Draft as a normal pick.

Thanks, I meant Lockhart.  Will correct post.

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As a player it would be awesome training with your team all summer only to be traded on the eve of season commencing!

Another brilliant idea from the AFL! *sarcasm meter has exploded*

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

there will be no draft picks to trade just players.

If you cant trade picks then it will never work. Whens the last time teams just traded players straight up?

Edit: To answer my own question. WC & Syd Lewis Jetta for Callum Sinclair in 2015.

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