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Russell to Collingwood, Young to Bulldogs as trade period heats up

Former Carlton coach Brett Ratten speaks to Jordan Russell, who is now heading to Collingwood.

Former Carlton coach Brett Ratten speaks to Jordan Russell, who is now heading to Collingwood. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

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COLLINGWOOD will pass on the draft pick they secured for defender Tom Young to Carlton for Jordan Russell. Effectively Collingwood has replaced one young defender with another older more experienced one and the Dogs have recruited another strong bodied young player after earlier snaring midfielder Koby Stevens from the Eagles.

Both Young and Russell were most likely to have been delisted by their clubs next week and thus would have become free agents and able to move to new clubs for no compensation.

Therefore the deals to move the players delivers certainty to both clubs and the players.

Young was a former NSW scholarship player while Russell was runner up in the Carlton best and fairest in 2010.

In other moves former Port Adelaide and Richmond midfielder David Rodan has joined the Demons in exchange for pick 88. Rodan also would have been delisted and become a free agent so the trade made a certainty of the move for Melbourne after other clubs had expressed mild interest in the player.

Rodan, who recently turned 29, played 111 games for Port after moving to Alberton in 2007 after 65 games with the Tigers.

Swans player Campbell Heath will move to Port Adelaide for a late draft pick and Lewis Stevenson from West Coast is also likely to move to Port Adelaide for a pick in the 70s.

21 comments so far

  • Best of luck Jordan Russell - not the worst player on our list. If last year taught us anything, Carlton's list is not as deep as previously thought. Will Carlton pick anyone in the draft or is life on hold until Mallthouse plugs his memoirs. Sighs... long year ahead...

    Commenter
    Gerry
    Location
    Brighton East
    Date and time
    October 25, 2012, 3:45PM
    • good business, Pies!

      Commenter
      genotek
      Date and time
      October 25, 2012, 3:52PM
      • Collingwood will need all the help they can get after tying up so much of their salary cap for years with the grossly over-rated Cloke. It will set them back for years, just like Brisbane Lions with their Fevola experiment. I will admit Cloke takes a couple of good contested marks on a good day, but then he mostly kicks behinds or out of bounds. As one of those Collingwood haters, I was overjoyed when they signed Cloke with that overly inflated package.

        Commenter
        JD
        Location
        Canberra
        Date and time
        October 25, 2012, 5:02PM
    • Queue the collingwood haters comments zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      Commenter
      Genghis
      Location
      Lounge
      Date and time
      October 25, 2012, 4:00PM
      • Wrong use of language bud. Try cue.

        Commenter
        Sympathetic
        Location
        Anywhere but Collingwood
        Date and time
        October 25, 2012, 5:11PM
    • Jordan Russell, talented player, I'm sure he'll thrive under a good coach. Tom Young courageous player, something the doggies desperately need.

      Commenter
      Ivor Biggen
      Date and time
      October 25, 2012, 4:01PM
      • Is there something going on internally with Tom Young. He played well in his few games. Russell had want to play well.....

        Commenter
        azzos
        Date and time
        October 25, 2012, 4:17PM
        • Hey azzos - why don't you use your real name - Tom Young's dad

          Commenter
          Gaz
          Location
          Yarrawonga
          Date and time
          October 25, 2012, 4:34PM
        • Azzos, I don't know who you have been watching. I wish the young fella well and hope he gets some games at the Dogs but he is slow and an in-between height, I am not sure what position he could play. I think Collingwood can probably only gain from the trade.

          Commenter
          Jeff
          Location
          Melbourne
          Date and time
          October 25, 2012, 4:50PM
      • Dogs do bad business again. Still can't get that key forward, can you? How long do we have to wait for a premiership? Another 60 years?

        Commenter
        micka
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        October 25, 2012, 4:30PM

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