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  1. The state of play as at the end of the day on Tuesday 4 October, 2022 MONDAY - TRADE Bobby Hill (GWS Giants) and pick 40 to Collingwood in exchange for pick 43 
and a future second-round selection MONDAY - TRADE Tim Taranto (GWS Giants) to Richmond in exchange for picks 12 and 19 TUESDAY - TRADE Blake Acres (Fremantle) to Carlton in exchange for a future third-round selection TUESDAY - TRADE Melbourne trades picks 33, 43 and 53 to Port Adelaide for pick 27
  2. The state of play as at the end of the day on Tuesday 4 October, 2022 FRIDAY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT Karl Amon (Port Adelaide) to Hawthorn. The Power receive a Round Two selection (currently No. 27) in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft. MONDAY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT Jayden Hunt (Melbourne) to West Coast. The Demons receive a Round Three selection (currently No. 52) in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft. TUESDAY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT Daniel McStay (Brisbane) to Collingwood. The Lions receive a Round Two selection (currently No. 35) in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft. TUESDAY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT Liam Jones (Carlton) to Western Bulldogs. The Blues receive a Round Three selection (currently No. 49) in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft.
  3. Cal Twomey reporting on Twitter ~ “A deal has been agreed upon that will see Griffin Logue & Darcy Tucker join the Roos. The Dockers to receive North's AFL assistance picks - the future 2nd & 3rd round selections - and North's future 4th-rounder. In return Roos to get Logue, Tucker & Freo's future 3rd.”
  4. The best thing Trade Radio has done is this speculative multi club trade scenario that covers just about everything.
  5. Your effort at stereotyping one group of people without thinking too hard about it is poor. In the first place, there have been plenty of footballers of Greek origin, starting with the Pannamopoulos (Pannam) family which included Collingwood greats like Lou and Ron Richards. There's also a connection between Greeks and a large number of people of Macedonian heritage (some say there's no difference but I won't get into that debate) so we can include the Daicos family. Peter Daicos was included in the Greek Team of the Century compiled by AFL historian Col Hutchinson and I didn't see any temperament issues with young Nick this year but I'm now aware that you wouldn't draft someone like him. Or ... Ang Christou, Luke Beveridge, Josh Daicos, Nick Daicos, Peter Daicos, Andrew Demetriou, Josh Francou, Gary Frangalas, John Georgiades, John Georgiou, Con Gorozidis, Athas Hrysoulakis, Patrick Karnezis, Paul Koulouriotis, Spiro Kourkoumelis, Anthony Koutoufides, George Lakes, Angelo Lekkas, Stephen Malaxos, Spiro Malakellis, Tony Malakellis, Alex Marcou, Daniel Metropolis, Russell Morris, Albert Pannam, Alby Pannam, Charlie Pannam (born 1874), Charlie Pannam (born 1897), Matthew Panos, Chris Pavlou, Phil Poursanidis, Lou Richards, Ron Richards, John Rombotis, Jimmy Toumpas, Jason Traianidis, Zeno Tzatzaris, Vasil Varlamos and David Zaharakis. I don't have the data regarding the numbers of Italian and Greek footballers but I wonder about your argument about cultural differences too. I once was involved in a discussion with a Greek friend who put it down to the strength of soccer in our Greek communities and my observations anecdotally of the strength of the predominantly Greek club South Melbourne Hellas in junior ranks certainly bears this out. They've produced plenty of good Australian soccer players as well. All in all, I have to agree that ruling out potential recruits by reason of a perception about their temperament based on race or nationality is not just stupid, but also offensive and not welcome on this board.
  6. Jackson is also a "unicorn" in the sport - a near 200cm giant who can ruck and also play mid type role which makes him a valuable commodity and in my view, his trade value is greater than Taranto's because he's a few years younger.
  7. The state of play as at the end of the day on Monday 3 October, 2022 MONDAY - TRADE Bobby Hill (GWS Giants) and pick 40 to Collingwood in exchange for pick 43 
and a future 
second-round selection MONDAY - TRADE Tim Taranto (GWS Giants) to Richmond in exchange for picks 12 and 19
  8. The state of play as at the end of the day on Monday 3 October, 2022 FRIDAY - UNRESTRICTED 
FREE AGENT Karl Amon (Port Adelaide) to Hawthorn. The Power receive a Round Two selection (currently No. 27) in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft. MONDAY - UNRESTRICTED 
FREE AGENT Jayden Hunt (Melbourne) to West Coast. The Demons receive a Round Three selection (currently No. 52) in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft.
  9. The main AFL Draft Combine involves three days of testing from October 7-9. The State Combines take place thereafter, usually in the following week.
  10. Some interesting observations and differences of opinion here. I mentioned on another thread that the Rookie Me Central AFL Draft Power Rankings – October 2022 dropped today. This is what it says about Tsatas - “ELIJAH TSATAS OAKLEIGH CHARGERS | MIDFIELDER Height: 186cm Weight: 79kg D.O.B: 18-10-2004 FLEET OF FOOT Plenty of top-end prospects are labelled ‘jets’, and Tsatas is one who embodies that moniker on-field. The Oakleigh Chargers speedster is an athletic type at 186cm, able to seriously hurt the opposition with line-breaking dashes through the corridor. Given his outside tendencies, Tsatas mostly featured on the wing at NAB League level, but really catches the eye when utilised at the centre bounces with his ability to break away cleanly and hit targets at full tilt. Coming into the year, he was one of three Victorian midfielders in the mix for pick one, and has pressed his claims with terrific numbers in the back-end of the year.”
  11. The Rookie Me Central AFL Draft Power Rankings – October 2022 have also dropped today.
  12. 2022 NATIONAL DRAFT ORDER AND SELECTIONS 2022 AFTER DAY ONE OF THE TRADE PERIOD ROUND ONE 1. North Melbourne 2. West Coast Eagles 3. GWS Giants 4. Essendon 5. Adelaide 6. Hawthorn 7. Gold Coast Suns 8. Port Adelaide 9. St Kilda 10. Carlton 11. Western Bulldogs 12. GWS Giants (Tim Taranto) 13. Fremantle 14. Sydney Swans 15. Brisbane 16. Collingwood 17. Sydney Swans 18. Geelong 
 ROUND TWO 19. GWS Giants (Tim Taranto) 20. West Coast Eagles 21. GWS Giants 22. Essendon 23. Adelaide 24. Hawthorn 25. Gold Coast Suns 26. West Coast Eagles 27. Port Adelaide (Karl Amon) 28. St Kilda 29. Carlton 30. Western Bulldogs 31. Richmond 32. Gold Coast Suns 33. Melbourne 34. Brisbane 35. Gold Coast Suns 36. Sydney Swans 37. Geelong ROUND THREE 38. Western Bulldogs 39. West Coast Eagles 40. Collingwood (Bobby Hill) 41. Essendon 42. Melbourne 43. GWS Giants (Bobby Hill) 44. Gold Coast Suns 45. Brisbane 46. St Kilda 47. Geelong 48. Collingwood 49. Collingwood 50. Hawthorn 51. Melbourne 52. Melbourne (Hunt) 53. Geelong 54. Gold Coast Suns 55. Port Adelaide 56. Geelong ROUND FOUR 57. North Melbourne 58. Port Adelaide 59. GWS Giants 60. Essendon 61. GWS Giants 62. Geelong 63. Hawthorn 64. Carlton 65. Melbourne 66. Carlton 67. Western Bulldogs 68. North Melbourne 69. Gold Coast Suns 70. Melbourne 71. Brisbane 72. Gold Coast Suns 73. Sydney Swans 74. Fremantle ROUND FIVE 75. North Melbourne 76. West Coast Eagles 77. GWS Giants 78. Essendon 79. Adelaide 80. Hawthorn 81. Gold Coast Suns 82. Port Adelaide 83. St Kilda 84. Carlton 85. Western Bulldogs 86. Richmond 87. Fremantle 88. Melbourne 89. Brisbane 90. Collingwood 91. Sydney Swans 92. Geelong
  13. Chris Doerre’s October Power Rankings have landed. In them you’ll find some new names emerging in the first-round calculations.
  14. I spoke with Harry last week and asked him what he thought about being drafted by Melbourne in light of the fact that we might potentially get an early draft pick in the Freo trade. He was a bit wary because he felt it was a tough team to break into but I think he was being modest. He’s a Hawks fan and would be thrilled to end up there.
  15. Hear me out on this one. If there was any justice in the world Melbourne would somehow end up with selection three in this year’s draft after trading Luke Jackson who we picked with #3 in 2019. I first came across the name of this Wesley College (Glen Waverley campus) student when the Victorian Under 15 schoolboys squad was announced in mid 2019. Others in the squad were Will Ashcroft and George Wardlaw, who I knew about from my grandson’s local competition but there were also players like Jhye Clark, Blake Drury, Harry Flynn (unfortunately injured for most of 2022) Cooper Harvey, Matthew Jefferson, Noah Long, Paul Pascu and Jonti Schuback who have all made a mark at NAB League and/or National Championships level and will be discussed at length until the draft at the end of next month. It didn’t matter who I spoke with, the name “Elijah Tsatas” was foremost in the minds of the good judges at this level of football. I knew how good a footballer Wardlaw was already and had heard about Ashcroft but for Tsatas to be ranked ahead of them, meant that he had to be something very special. We didn’t see much of him this year because injury hampered his season but … we saw him last week for Vic Metro and he’s just won the best and fairest at the Oakleigh Chargers off the back of playing only five games so I would say that all of the promise he showed in that pre Covid19 period, is still very much in place. He’s categorized as a midfielder but he’s not an inside bull like his Oakleigh teammate Wardlaw, might not accumulate as much Ashcroft and isn’t your key position prospect like Cadman but my vote goes with Tsatas. We Demon fans have been spoiled over the years by the sight of skillful players running up and down the wings at the MCG - Dixon, McLean, Adams, Alves, Flower, Tingay and Langdon - and (yes, it’s a big statement) I have a feeling that this kid would not look out of place among that lot! And the jumper number 2 is sitting in the cupboard waiting for someone fit to wear it over the next decade or so. Okay - that’s my early October pipedream.
  16. Here’s Cal Twomey. Things will start to get interesting with the Luke Jackson trade happening over the next week or so and though many favour using an early pick for a young key forward like Cadman, I agree with Ivan that Elijah Tsatas who has been a standout in junior ranks for a few years already, is the one (given that Ashcroft is unattainable). Cal Twomey's Phantom Form Guide: Top draft prospects' September ranking
  17. And to top off the State League dominance of the red and the blue, West Perth (though they are not the WA Demons duly saluted yesterday!
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