James Podsiadly. Photo: Pat Scala
Some surprising names have come up in discussions of Adelaide's possible trade moves, Penalised for salary cap indiscretions, the Crows are out of the first two rounds of the national draft, making trades of picks and players their only recourse to upgrading their list. List manager David Noble told SEN Wednesday of a few of the players under scrutiny from the 2012 preliminary finalists.
"We’re trying actually to re-establish some firepower that we think we’ve lost over the last couple of years and (Eddie) Betts was a big component of that. At the moment we’re probably trying to work through where Shaun McKernan is at the moment... so with James coming on the market, Scotty Gumbleton is probably another one, they’re certainly considerations for us moving forward to look at.
"Whether we explore those in the next few days I guess our priority is trying to secure young Jared Polec, who’s indicated he wants to come back home.
"Those ones with Pods, Gumbleton, Shauny McKernan you’re looking at (Taylor) Walker and (Josh) Jenkins who are coming off two leg injuries. I think they’re areas you need to consider and that’s where the market opens up, probably in some of those smaller deals and that will probably play out in the second or third week.
"I think if you have a look at the (Eddie) Bett’s one for us, the timing’s right – it’s four years we think if that window starts to open up a bit for us then he’s able to be there and be a real key player in our forward line and the midfield.
"Whether or not the Podsiadly becomes a consideration will play itself out for us in the next couple of weeks."
"I don’t think he is (moveable). He’s a best and fairest, Showdown Medallist. For us he’s contracted. We think that he really adds some depth in the midfield area that we’ve got. He actually won the best and fairest playing his best footy off a wing and half forward and having a rotation through the midfield. We haven’t put his name on the table at all. He’s contracted."
"He is (subject to significant interest from other clubs). I think it’s based around the talent and the way he goes about it, but we offered Ricky a three-year deal a couple of years ago when he was still in contract and we saw the development of his talent.
"He’s a required player, we see that he has the essence of compiling that back end that we’re putting together at the moment to be a real strong finals performing backline. He got a couple of years to go and we don’t see him going anywhere."
Ricky Henderson. Picture: Sebastian Costanzo
JONATHAN GILES (GWS)
"We spoke to Jonathan and his manager last year we were keen to secure Jonathan last year we felt we needed some support for Sam Jacobs we ended up going down the path of Angus Graham and he decided to stay.
"So I’m not sure where that one (talk) has come from. We haven’t made any approaches or have any interest in Jonathan"