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AFL trade period updates: Friday, 25 October

AFL trade period wrap

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall analyse the key moves during the AFL trading period.

THAT'S IT ... The AFL trade period comes to an end. The deal that would have seen Swan Jed Lamb join GWS didn't happen so he's set to go to the the Giants in the pre-season draft. Stay with this website for a complete wrap up of the three-week trade marathon and expert video analysis from Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall.

LATE TRADE: Andrejs Everitt goes to Carlton. The former Swan goes to the Blues along with pick 39, in exchange for selection 32. Carlton effectively gets Everitt for very little, only going back a few places in the draft order. This is where the Blues stand:

Another deal done. Sam Darley to the Bulldogs. The Giant goes for a fifth round pick, number 78. Darley joins teammate Josh Bruce in leaving GWS. Bruce is on his way to St Kilda for a third round selection, number 48.

St Kilda staffer Luke Holmesby gives his thoughts on his club's approach during his player movement period:

Here's a link to the AFL draft order for next month's event. This was current as of Friday morning but there have been changes as a result of trades completed today. Have a look. This will be updated with the final information.

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Just 35 minutes to come now until the trade period concludes ... Just a reminder that most deals are done and dusted. Andrejs Everitt is still in play with a move to Carlton on the cards. Will there be any other late surprises? There have been murmurings of a deal involving Travis Varcoe leaving Geelong. Surely not ....

Geelong has already wished its departing premiership players the best of luck at their new homes:

New St Kilda ruckman Billy Longer walked into the building at trade HQ not long ago and he looked like any other athletic young man getting around town ... 20 minutes later he's decked out in St Kilda attire and facing a range of questions from the assembled footy scribes. That's trade time in the AFL.

The Trent West deal is done. The Geelong ruckman is heading to Brisbane for a second round pick, number 41 overall. Wow! So that means Cats Trent West, James Podsiadly, Josh Hunt and Paul Chapman will all be playing for new AFL clubs in 2014.

One of our top footy scribes is backing Geelong's moves .... do you agree?

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There goes Scott Gumbleton. The one-time injury-prone Essendon forward is now a Fremantle player. He leaves the Bombers in exchange for a third round pick, number 55 overall. So Essendon loses two forwards in Crameri and Gumbleton. How will these moves impact on Essendon's forward structure in 2014?

A very good question has just been asked among the media throng assembled at Etihad Stadium ... with Geelong picking up late picks for James Podsiadly (number 64), Josh Hunt (number 75) and Paul Chapman (number 84), does that mean that Pods is considered more valuable that Chappy? One for you folks ....

Well, the Bombers don't waste any time, do they?

And here's another late selection for the Cats .... Paul Chapman officially joins his former coach Mark Thompson at Essendon. The premiership player is on his way to the Bombers in a swap for a fifth round selection, number 84 overall.

One of the big names still in play is Essendon forward Scott Gumbleton. The Bombers have already off-loaded another spearhead in Stewart Crameri, who officially made his way to the Western Bulldogs on Thursday.

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Geelong gets another late selection. The trading of two-time premiership defender Josh Hunt to GWS sees the Cats pick up a fifth round selection (number 75). Nice to see details of the deals emerge as the trade deadline looms closer ...

The details of the deal that gets Geelong forward James Podsiadly to Adelaide have come through. The key forward has been swapped for a fourth round selection (pick 64).

Saints pick up another player. Josh Bruce is heading to Seaford from the Giants. That's a straight swap for pick 48.

There's confirmation that Patrick Karnezis is joining Collingwood. In yet another departure from the Brisbane Lions, the utility goes to the Magpies in a straight swap for Jackson Paine. What do you think folks?

Breaking news .... Billy Longer has been traded to St Kilda from Brisbane Lions in exchange for picks 41 and 25. Saints also get pick 48. That trade has been touted for some time and it means the Saints bring in a new ruckman after the off-loaded experienced big man Ben McEvoy to Hawthorn.

Billy Longer (right).
Billy Longer (right). Photo: Getty Images
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