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Wellingham will cost Eagles: McGuire

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Claire Siracusa

Sharrod Wellingham ... now the subject of a tug-of-war between Collingwood and West Coast.

Sharrod Wellingham ... now the subject of a tug-of-war between Collingwood and West Coast. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

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Eddie McGuire has told Triple M radio that West Coast will need to come up with something "fairly substantial" if it wants to sign Collingwood's Sharrod Wellingham.

Originally from Western Australia, Wellingham has requested a trade from the Magpies and has nominated the Eagles as his club of choice.

The midfielder is out of contract, but is not a free agent, so both clubs would have to come to a deal during the trade period if any move was to be made.

But McGuire said the deal was nowhere near done. "Hopefully things work out, but it'll be everyone coming to their senses and offering decent compensation," he said.

Wellingham announced his desire to change clubs via the West Coast website on Thursday.

''The dealings I have had with West Coast have been really impressive and I will now go on a break overseas and wait for the two clubs to reach a deal on the terms of my move back home,'' the West Australian native said.

''It will be exciting to get back to Perth and play in front of my family every week. That was a very strong influence on my decision to leave and I look forward to playing with the Eagles.

''Playing against them, we had enormous respect for West Coast, and I believe they have a young list capable of winning a premiership in the next few years.

''I will always have some very good friends [at Collingwood], but it is now time to move on.''

  • Collingwood has decided not to nominate James Stewart, son of defender Craig, as a father-son pick in the draft. Craig Stewart played 115 games for the Magpies. The cutoff for father-son nominations was 2pm today.

33 comments

  • Good luck mate. Thanks for your effort, it will be a loss for us Pies fans.

    Commenter
    Colonel83
    Date and time
    October 05, 2012, 11:22AM
    • We need another couple of forwards so how about Nik Nat and Josh Kennedy? That'd be fair. Nik can also play ruck. Re Watts rumours he should go to Carlton as that would really stuff them up. By the end of next year the Blues will be wanting Ratts back...

      Commenter
      Greg
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      October 05, 2012, 11:24AM
      • @Greg, are you a car salesman by chance? Where your asset is worth everything and the trade-in worth nothing? Asking (tongue in cheek or not) Nik Nat & Josh Kennedy for Wellingham you sound as unintelligent as Eddie Everywhere. As for has beens that never were (Watts) your mob can have him. Typical Collingwood rabble like your President who has never been told that Greed, Ignorance and a BIG mouth are a bad combination.

        PS God help you if Ratts does come back....we will do the double on you again next year.

        Commenter
        cyborg
        Date and time
        October 05, 2012, 12:35PM
    • Good player with plenty of upside,let's see what we get back for him!

      Commenter
      ZB
      Location
      GC
      Date and time
      October 05, 2012, 11:29AM
      • If only West Coast had a tall marking forward it could give to Collingwood...

        Commenter
        hmm
        Date and time
        October 05, 2012, 11:30AM
        • Why is everything this Eddie idiot says published?

          Good luck Sharrod - enjoy being back home.

          Commenter
          Eddie Enough
          Date and time
          October 05, 2012, 11:32AM
          • Big loss to the Pies, we better get something decent for him.

            Bucks is certainly putting a knife thru the list - first Dawsie now this. Hope it turns out okay....I'm a bit nervous....

            Commenter
            Pedro
            Location
            Vic Park
            Date and time
            October 05, 2012, 11:37AM
            • C'mon Eddie, of all people you should know you can't get a Rolls Royce for the price of a Datsun. Sharrod "pretty boy" Wellingham is just another overated Collingwood hack, and I don't think there would be many clubs lining up for him, especially if you want top dollar. West Coast might trade Craig Turley or Dwayne Lamb for Wellingham, I reckon at thier age they could still preform better than the punce from the pies !

              Commenter
              Eric Major
              Location
              Sydney
              Date and time
              October 05, 2012, 11:38AM
              • Obviously you never watch him play. The cowardly jaw breaking incident aside, he is a very courageous player, running back into packs, putting head over the ball.

                Yes - haircut looks 'pretty boy', but he sure as hell doesn't play like one. He's a very tough player.

                Commenter
                Mr. Environment
                Location
                Melbourne
                Date and time
                October 05, 2012, 12:15PM
              • another Collingwood hater, unoriginal, sheepish and lacking wit, such a yawn.

                Commenter
                Genghis
                Location
                Lounge
                Date and time
                October 05, 2012, 12:41PM

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