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AFL trade period: Jordan Dawson moves to Adelaide, Jordan Clark and Peter Ladhams strike deals on Day of the Dead

By on October 13, 2021 0

It wasn’t until the last hour of the AFL commercial period, but all of Jordan Clark, Jordan Dawson, Peter Ladhams and Jonathon Ceglar are getting the moves they want.

Clark got a move to Fremantle, Dawson is heading to Adelaide, Ladhams is on his way to Sydney and Ceglar has joined Geelong in a frantic finish at the window.

There were also trades for Max Lynch and Darcy Fort, but bad luck for Bobby Hill and Tristan Xerri, who were forced to stay at GWS and North Melbourne respectively.

Get the full details of each transaction and see how it all went below.

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By Dean Bilton

Well exchanged, all

That will be enough for me, I think. As expected, it all happened at the last minute, with deals for Jordan Clark, Peter Ladhams, Max Lynch, Darcy Fort and Jonathon Ceglar arriving in the final 45 minutes of the commercial period. Fortunately, Jordan Dawson’s was checked off earlier today, giving us six much-needed hours of respite between Deadline Day trades.

Of course, it wasn’t the most exciting commercial period we’ve ever seen, but they can’t all be blockbusters. And as I mentioned yesterday, this year’s blog is going to be really interesting, and will be where the real post-season action takes place in 2021. Blogging and coverage will be back for that – and don’t miss our full review – ups and analysis, arrival here and in a more complete form at abc.net.au/sport tomorrow.

Thanks for hanging out, I’ll see you next time!

By Dean Bilton

Bad luck for Xerri or Hill

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So, we already knew it a bit, the deals for Tristan Xerri and Bobby Hill in St Kilda and Essendon respectively were not done.

In Xerri’s case, the two clubs were just too far apart in their assessment of the player, and in Hill’s, it turns out the Giants had no interest in letting him go.

There was also that brief burst of Luke Breust. According to GWS list manager Jason McCartney, this would have happened if Breust had been willing to leave Hawthorn. What he wasn’t. So no.

By Dean Bilton

Here is the mermaid!

The exchange period is over! Did you get everything you wanted this year?

By Dean Bilton

The important event

Max Lynch was traded to Hawthorn

It’s true, it’s complicated. AFL House confirms that the agreement is:

  • Hawthorn receives Max Lynch, a future third-round pick (tied with Fremantle) and a future fourth-round pick (tied with Gold Coast) from Hawthorn
  • Collingwood receives two future third-round picks, one of which is related to Brisbane (the one they sent to Geelong for Fort, and Geelong sent to Hawthorn for Ceglar. Still with me?)

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

By Dean Bilton

The important event

Peter Ladhams was traded to Sydney

Just in time.

AFL House has confirmed that the deal is:

  • Sydney receives Peter Ladhams and chooses 16 in Port Adelaide
  • Port Adelaide receives 12 pick and future third-round pick from Sydney

Pretty good result for Sydney on paper.

By Dean Bilton

Fifteen minutes left

Okay, good luck again …

By Dean Bilton

Thirty minutes left

What’s left? Peter Ladhams? It’s gone a little quiet for the moment, but there is still time.

By Dean Bilton

The important event

Jordan Clark was traded to Fremantle

And Fremantle kept his coveted choice 19.

This has now been confirmed by AFL House:

  • Fremantle receives Jordan Clark and a future fourth-round pick from Geelong
  • Geelong receives 22 pick and future third-round pick, tied with Carlton of Fremantle

Fair play to Freo to stick to their guns. A fair result in every way, I would say.

By Dean Bilton

The Jordan Clark deal looks like it’s over too!

What a shock, everything happens in the last 45 minutes! Details and confirmation to come, but Freo has his man.

By Dean Bilton

The important event

Jonathon Ceglar traded to Geelong

Looks like Ceglar landed a two-year contract with the Cats, and the Hawks will pay part of his salary as well.

This has been confirmed by AFL House: The breakdown is:

  • Geelong receives Jonathon Ceglar and future Hawthorn fourth-round selection
  • Hawthorn receives future Brisbane-related third-round selection (the one the Cats just received for Fort) from Geelong

I’m just waiting for Lynch2Hawks to be confirmed now.

By Dean Bilton

The important event

Darcy Fort was traded to Brisbane

We have news from the trade! The roulette ruck has stopped and it turns out that everyone is a winner.

This has just been confirmed by the AFL house, so let’s break it down:

  • Brisbane receives Darcy Fort and chooses 41 from Geelong
  • Geelong receives 50 pick and future Brisbane third round

And very soon we will have confirmation of Jon Ceglar’s move to Geelong, as it was tied to this deal, and Max Lynch’s move to Hawthorn. Technically, they’re all separate agreements, but they’re all related.

By Dean Bilton

An hour to go

And real news is imminent …

By Dean Bilton

Last nail in Bobby Hill’s business

GWS roster manager Jason McCartney has been on 3AW confirming Bobby Hill will stay with the Giants.

The deal was never alive to be honest – he’s a required player for the Giants.

He’s a valuable player for us, we don’t have a lot of small forwards and Toby Greene doesn’t play for the first five games of 2021. So that’s where it happens.

Well, here. Difficult for Bobby Hill, who looks like he’s been pretty torn by it all today.

By Dean Bilton

Ninety minutes to go

An hour and a half. Time to squirm, folks.

Sidenote: I just remembered that Amazon was apparently doing a documentary about this commercial period. I know which side of the all-or-nothing scale we’ll fall on.

By Dean Bilton

Don’t ask, Mitch

Hi Dean, me again.

What is your over / under for how many transactions will go through after 6 p.m. AEDST. I think the line is 8.5 Trades

-Ninja spoon

Hello again Mr Spoon. I would take the unders there and set my line to 5.5. I think Clark, Ladhams, Ceglar, Fort, and Lynch will pass in the next 100 minutes.

Or maybe nothing will happen! Who can say!

By Dean Bilton

Patrick Dangerfield Scoop

Thanks Pat, come back when you have more.

By Dean Bilton

Two hours to go

Hope your typing fingers are ready …


Turns out all those thousands of COVID blogs were just training for the big one – the end of this AFL trade period.

By Dean Bilton

Carlton has re-signed some players

It took me a minute to figure out what was going on here …

But it turns out that Matthew Owies, Oscar McDonald, Jordan Boyd, and Luke Parks all signed one-year deals. The Blues have also announced that they will renew the contract with Lochie O’Brien and Matthew Cottrell via the rookie draft.

By Dean Bilton

It’s too quiet …

It reminds me of the Simpsons gag when Principal Skinner was surveying the sky and constantly reporting “no sightings” …

Where are the trades!

-Ninja spoon

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