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AFL trade period updates: Friday 18 October

* Paul Chapman has become an Essendon player, signing with the Bombers as a free agent. Chapman, 32, will be reunited with his former coach Mark Thompson on an incentive-based deal in which he can earn a second season. Read more

* Michael Gleeson reports that St Kilda's Nick Dal Santo will join North Melbourne as a free agent today after paperwork was completed Friday to confirm him as a free agent.  Dal Santo will now receive a contract offer from North Melbourne as a restricted free agent. St Kilda will not match the offer and so the veteran Saint will become a North player by the 2pm free agency deadline. Read more

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* Jake Niall reports that gun GWS midfielder Dom Tyson will be moving to Melbourne. The Demons have finalised a deal in which Tyson will join them in exchange for their pick number 2, with Melbourne also receiving GWS pick number 9 in return. Read more

* Jake Niall reports Geelong's 2011 premiership key forward James Podsiadly is set to be confirmed as an Adelaide player as soon as today. Podsiadly, 32, has been considered by a number of clubs, initially including Carlton and Fremantle, but the Crows were the keenest suitor. Read more

* The deal that will see Brisbane Lions defender Sam Docherty move to Carlton should be done either Friday or early next week, his manager Matt Bain said. Bain said he had hoped to have completed the deal last week but it has been held up by the Lions wanting to continue scoping the landscape before finalising a decision.


The No. 12 draft pick from the 2011 national draft has met with new Lions coach Justin Leppitsch but has maintained his wish to return to Victoria.

‘‘I would have liked to have got it wrapped up last week ... (draft picks) 28, 29 they are going back and forth over which sounds a little bit funny,’’ Bain told SEN.

‘‘We’ll get something done either today or the start of next week.’’

* Delisted Geelong veteran Josh Hunt believes he still has much to offer a club in his twilight years.  However, Hunt confirmed that Greater Western Sydney had been the only club to have shown interest.

 ‘‘I went up there and had a medical so you can sort of take out of there whatever you want,’’ Hunt said.

‘‘I’m not someone who likes to start something and walk away when it’s not really finished or I don’t feel like it is, I still feel like I have that desire to compete so until I don’t have that or I get told by every club that I’m not needed and not wanted that’s when I’ll close the book on it.’’

He said an attractive lure of GWS was that he could help develop the younger players.

‘‘I’ve been at a club where we’ve had a lot of success and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot from the players and the coaches that have been around me,’’ Hunt said.

‘‘I think being up there and hopefully being able to help and impart a little bit of those skills and the stuff that I learnt off those guys, (that is) something I really really enjoy doing, is helping these guys develop and at same time still playing footy.’’

* North Melbourne defender Luke Delaney said St Kilda was looking likely as his likely destination in his quest for more playing time.

‘‘I’ve been at North Melbourne footy club for five years now and I’ve probably been in and out for most the last three yeas and I’ve always relied on probably injury and form dropping off from other players at times just to get a game,’’ Delaney said.

‘‘After probably waiting that many years I thought it was time for me to look elsewhere and find opportunities at another club.

‘‘I picked (St Kilda) as I found that they probably had the best opportunity form to play footy week in week out. Whether or not the deal actually gets done is another story but that will probably be my best fit and fingers crossed that’s where I’ll end up.’

* Emma Quayle reports that the onus is on the Giants to finalise a deal trading Heath Shaw and Taylor Adams.

They owe it firstly to Shaw, whose decision to join them, after Lance Franklin turned his back, was important for the club. They also owe it to Adams, who they could have signed up weeks or months ago but instead made him wait. Read More


Ben McEvoy (Hawthorn)

Big-bodied 24-year-old ruckman swapped from St Kilda for Shane Savage and pick 17.

Shane Savage (St Kilda)

Pacy midfielder/forward leaves Hawthorn with pick 17 as part of the Ben McEvoy trade after 56 games.

Lance Franklin (Sydney)

The Hawthorn forward will sign a contract worth about $10 million over nine years in a deal no one, including GWS, saw coming.

Dale Thomas (Carlton)

Joins Carlton on a four-year agreement at nearly $700,000 a season, an offer the Pies did not match.

Eddie Betts (Adelaide) 

Carlton forward accepted a four-year offer of about $2m from the Crows.

Colin Sylvia (Fremantle)

The Demon No.3 draft pick to join Ross Lyon's pursuit of a premiership.

Shane Mumford (GWS) 

Sydney ruckman has accepted a three-year deal with Giants.

Matt White (Port Adelaide) 

White has left Richmond to join Port Adelaide on a three-year deal. 

Shaun Hampson (Richmond)

The back-up Carlton ruckman goes to Punt Road in exchange for the Tigers' second round pick, No.28 overall.


CLUB BY CLUB (before the free agency/trade period)


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 42, 60, 78, 96, 114


Free agents: Simon Black and Jonathan Brown

Draft picks: 7, 25, 41, 59, 77, 95, 113


Free agents: Heath Scotland

Draft picks: 12, 28, 29, 47, 65, 83, 101, 119


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 10, 27, 45, 63, 81, 99, 117


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 44, 62, 80, 98, 116


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 16, 33, 51, 69, 87, 105, 123


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 15, 32, 50, 68, 86, 104, 122


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 5, 18*, 23, 39, 57, 75, 93, 111


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 1, 9*, 19, 35, 53, 71, 89, 107


Free agents: Xavier Ellis

Draft picks: 34, 52, 70, 88, 106, 124


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 2, 20, 36, 54, 72, 90, 108


Free agents: nil

Draft picks:  8, 26, 43, 61, 79, 97, 115


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 13, 30, 48, 66, 84, 102, 120


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 11, 46, 64, 82, 100, 118


Free agents: Nick Dal Santo

Draft picks: 3, 17, 21, 37, 55, 73, 91, 109


Free agents: nil

Draft picks: 14, 31, 49, 67, 85, 103, 121


Free agents: Dean Cox

Draft picks: 6, 24, 40, 58, 76, 94, 112


Free agents: Dylan Addison

Draft picks:  4, 22, 38, 56, 74, 92, 110

* Expansion club compensation picks


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