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LIST OF 2023 AFL FREE AGENTS (Yet to be confirmed by AFL)

*Can qualify as a restricted free agent, as they’re in their 8th or 9th year of service, but only if in the top 25% of payments at the club

ADELAIDE CROWS

Matt Crouch

Paul Seedsman*

Rory Sloane

Taylor Walker

Tom Doedee*

BRISBANE LIONS

Daniel Rich

Dayne Zorko

Rhys Mathieson*

CARLTON

David Cunningham*

Ed Curnow

Jack Silvagni*

Lachie Plowman*

Sam Docherty

COLLINGWOOD

Jack Crisp*

Jeremy Howe*

Mason Cox*

Scott Pendlebury

Steele Sidebottom

ESSENDON

Darcy Parish*

Dyson Heppell

Mason Redman*

FREMANTLE DOCKERS

Michael Walters

Nathan Fyfe

GEELONG CATS

Mark Blicavs

Rhys Stanley*

Tom Hawkins

GOLD COAST SUNS

Alex Sexton

Brayden Fiorini*

Charlie Constable

Rory Thompson

Sam Day

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Callan Ward

Daniel Lloyd*

Harrison Himmelberg*

Matthew Flynn*

Phil Davis

HAWTHORN

Nil

MELBOURNE

Alex Neal-Bullen*

NORTH MELBOURNE

Ben McKay*

Jack Ziebell

Todd Goldstein

PORT ADELAIDE

Charlie Dixon*

Tom Jonas

Travis Boak

RICHMOND

Dylan Grimes

Jack Riewoldt

Jason Castagna*

Kamdyn McIntosh

Nathan Broad*

Trent Cotchin

ST KILDA

Dan McKenzie*

Jade Gresham*

Jimmy Webster

Seb Ross

SYDNEY SWANS

Dane Rampe

Lance Franklin

Lewis Melican*

Sam Reid

WEST COAST EAGLES

Jamie Cripps

Jeremy McGovern

Luke Shuey

Bailey Williams*

Roarke Smith*

Tom Liberatore

Toby McLean*

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Great the club has locked away the talent and we don't have anyone significant at risk .

I think the priority would be looking for KPP's.

Of those listed, Ben McKay would be handy and free up Petty. Might also be able to go forward himself.

Hipwood would also help by going forward allowing us to play with 3 key tall's including the resting ruck man.

Himmelberg would be the other possibility and seems to have got a fair bit of the pill going by the stats. I think he can play at either end also

McGovern might want to get to a team in the premiership window in his older years.

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34 minutes ago, Demons1858 said:

Great the club has locked away the talent and we don't have anyone significant at risk .

I think the priority would be looking for KPP's.

Of those listed, Ben McKay would be handy and free up Petty. Might also be able to go forward himself.

Hipwood would also help by going forward allowing us to play with 3 key tall's including the resting ruck man.

Himmelberg would be the other possibility and seems to have got a fair bit of the pill going by the stats. I think he can play at either end also

McGovern might want to get to a team in the premiership window in his older years.

I’d go for all of those except McGovern, he’s a strong back man but he’s 30 and May is in better form and fitness. They will be retiring around the same time so I don’t see him adding much to our list.
I’d add Sonny Walters as the type of player we don’t have many of and could improve our team.

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1 hour ago, Demons1858 said:

Great the club has locked away the talent and we don't have anyone significant at risk .

I think the priority would be looking for KPP's.

Of those listed, Ben McKay would be handy and free up Petty. Might also be able to go forward himself.

Hipwood would also help by going forward allowing us to play with 3 key tall's including the resting ruck man.

Himmelberg would be the other possibility and seems to have got a fair bit of the pill going by the stats. I think he can play at either end also

McGovern might want to get to a team in the premiership window in his older years.

We have the next McGovern on out list in Daniel Turner.

Yes it's a big call from my end but happy to stick my head out on this. 

Tough ountry lad who doesn't take a backwards step with his intercept defending being his biggest strength.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

We have the next McGovern on out list in Daniel Turner.

Yes it's a big call from my end but happy to stick my head out on this. 

Tough ountry lad who doesn't take a backwards step with his intercept defending being his biggest strength.

Assuming you mean Mitch, then yes, I agree.

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3 hours ago, Demons1858 said:

Great the club has locked away the talent and we don't have anyone significant at risk .

I think the priority would be looking for KPP's.

Of those listed, Ben McKay would be handy and free up Petty. Might also be able to go forward himself.

Hipwood would also help by going forward allowing us to play with 3 key tall's including the resting ruck man.

Himmelberg would be the other possibility and seems to have got a fair bit of the pill going by the stats. I think he can play at either end also

McGovern might want to get to a team in the premiership window in his older years.

Himmelberg has been reinvented as a defender. He was an ordinary fwd IMO

 

He's also an academy player I believe so might be hard to prise out of GWS

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

We have the next McGovern on out list in Daniel Turner.

Yes it's a big call from my end but happy to stick my head out on this. 

Tough ountry lad who doesn't take a backwards step with his intercept defending being his biggest strength.

Agree Dazzle. 

I think he has huge scope, and will surprise many - including some Demon fans.

He just has 'it'. 

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25 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

Jordan isn't an unrestricted free agent.

Yes he is. Because he was delisted and rookied, now every time he comes out of contract, including next year, he's UFA.

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Ben McKay looks the attractive option here.  With Steven May getting on we need a replacement.  If Daniel Turner comes on as hoped, McKay may allow Harry Petty to move forward which would kill two birds with one stone.  I don't see Turner as May's replacement, Petty is currently that.

McKay will be RFA and North will finish low so wouldn't match to force a trade because they won't get better than the pick 2 or 3 they'd get for compensation.  That means we can retain our strong 2023 draft hand.  Any other KP is going to involve an expensive trade.

There'll no doubt be plenty of competition for his signature and the ball will already be rolling.

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4 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Himmelberg has been reinvented as a defender. He was an ordinary fwd IMO

He's also an academy player I believe so might be hard to prise out of GWS

gws will struggle at the bottom again next year imo, maybe he'll be looking to get out and try and find some success if we can convince him we can fit him in

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the list should also include these players who have been previously delisted OR previously FA eligible making them FA for life 

*for those delisted and yet to be re-rookied this year

** for those yet to sign a 2023 contract

 

ADELAIDE CROWS

Jackson Hately

BRISBANE LIONS

Ryan Lester**

CARLTON

COLLINGWOOD

Cooper Murley*

ESSENDON

Will Snelling

FREMANTLE DOCKERS

Joel Hamling

Lachie Schultz

GEELONG CATS

Isaac Smith**

Jonathon Ceglar

Tyson Stengle

GOLD COAST SUNS

Levi Casboult

Nick Holman

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Jacob Wehr

Lachie Keefe

HAWTHORN

Dylan Moore

MELBOURNE

Luke Dunstan

James Jordon

NORTH MELBOURNE

Jared Polec

Hugh Greenwood

PORT ADELAIDE

Dylan Williams*

Trent Dumont

Trent McKenzie

RICHMOND

Bigoa Nyuon**

Robbie Tarrant

ST KILDA

Mason Wood

Tom Campbell

SYDNEY SWANS

Sam Naismith**

WEST COAST EAGLES

Shannon Hurn**

Jermaine Jones

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Ryan Gardner

Tim O’Brien

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No good KPF's the right side of 30 up for grabs unfortunately. The only one we'd consider is Hipwood, but he's not great and isn't a strong contested marking type. 

Missing out on McKay was a bummer. We were chasing him, but he wound up signing a long extension with the Blues. He would've been a great acquisition. Seeing the Tigers get Tom Lynch as a free agent really hurt. Big salary isn't an issue, it's getting a gun in without even having to trade for them that's the key.

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3 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

No good KPF's the right side of 30 up for grabs unfortunately. The only one we'd consider is Hipwood, but he's not great and isn't a strong contested marking type. 

Missing out on McKay was a bummer. We were chasing him, but he wound up signing a long extension with the Blues. He would've been a great acquisition. Seeing the Tigers get Tom Lynch as a free agent really hurt. Big salary isn't an issue, it's getting a gun in without even having to trade for them that's the key.

I still don't understand why McKay wants to be remain under the shadow of Curnow? 

It's clear Curnow is the fan favourite. Assuming of course that Curnow stays healthy.

I am also thinking if there is a huge salary cap issue at Carlton in the near future...🤔 (Fingers crossed they become Collingwood ala 2019-2020)

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I would have thought a great goal kicking small like Gresham would be a no brainer.

Aren't we also looking at players who are going one year before the end of their contracts?

We can use outr 2023 draft hand to get a young forward is out out of contract in 2024?

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