Archive | October, 2012

Trade Period Final Week: Final 48 Hours Wrap – Chaos reigns as Tippett trouble overshadows fringe trades

The 2012 trade period finished not with a whimper, but with bang. Not only were an assortment of players on the fringe and outer finding new homes, but perhaps the biggest trade of all – Kurt Tippett, didn’t occur due to the previously reported shock announcements from AFL House. But, as the plot thickened for […]

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Barry Hall’s close shave

Barry Hall’s close shave: former Saint, Swan and Bulldog Barry Hall opens up about trading clubs. Big, bad, bustling, Barry Hall wasn’t shy of controversy throughout his career. Here, the much talked about goal kicker catches up with AFL experts Mike Sheahan, Angus Sampson, and Cam Mooney over a Gillette close shave. Talking about his […]

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Trade Period Final Week: Day 3 Wrap – Stevens deal done; Adelaide reaches Tipping point

  In a day marred with controversy, there was still some action to be had on the trade tables as we countdown with two days remaining in the 2012 trade period. The AFL has launched an official investigation into Adelaide’s last contract with on-the-move forward Kurt Tippett after the Crows board revealed they had come […]

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Trade Period Final Week: Day 2 Wrap – Hickey and Hombsch head home

After the tepid stalemate that was Monday, the trade rivers began to flow today – but the floodgates haven’t opened just yet. Two trades were done today as the Saints got one of the two big men they were aiming for, and Port Adelaide pulled a surprise coup to snatch two players from the clutches […]

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Trade Period Final Week: Day 1 Wrap – No progress for big men

  The first day of what we expect to be a frenzied final week has concluded, but it was a case of all quiet on the trading front today as clubs assembled their decks. The main news today was in fact a case of no news, in two cases. The first was that after rejecting […]

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Trade Period Week 2 Wrap: Free agency done, chaos to come

Free agency is over and the final week of the trade period looms large as another busy week has finished up. It started predictably slow, but finished with a flurry as a host of players – some expected, some not so much so, found new homes. There was a lot of speculation and plenty of […]

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Trade Period Week 1 Wrap: Ohh, we’re halfway there…

The first week of the trade period has come to a close – along with the second week of free agency, and we’ve had quite a bit of action, with six trades total taking place. BigFooty News looks at the move your club has made in the weeks action. Completed trades are highlighted in bold […]

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Take the Tipp on the cost of living

A furore has erupted over Sydney’s salary cap concessions after the reigning premier announced the signing of key Crows forward Kurt Tippett. Representatives of Hawthorn, Brisbane and Adelaide have all questioned the additional 9.8% increase afforded the Swans in their salary cap for the increased cost of living allowance. While it seems that a major […]

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Free Agency Wrap Day 4 – Chaplin move finalised, Demons snag Byrnes

Day 4 of free agency was a bit more lively than the past couple of days, with clubs re-signing and searching as the beginning of the trade period looms. Two players officially found new homes today, while others expressed and changed their interest. A key signing for the Dockers leads the ‘hands off’ section today. […]

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Free Agency Wrap Day 3 – Pearce docks in another port

  Day 3 of free agency has concluded, and it was another quiet day from AFL HQ. One more move was finalised today, with Port Adelaide choosing not to match Fremantle’s offer for midfielder Danyle Pearce. Power football manager Peter Rohde said today that to match the offer Fremantle put up was not an option. […]

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