Emma Quayle Collingwood used their first selection in Friday's rookie draft on Lachlan Keeffe because they suspected Essendon was interested in the suspended defender.
Michael Gleeson AFL clubs assess, interview, check medical records, but they don't have a crystal ball.
Michael Gleeson The trouble with being a seven-foot American basketballer contracted by an AFL club and being picked to play your first game is not, as you might imagine, worrying about fluffing a kick of the oval ball. It is working out where the bloody hell Bendigo is.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley was glad his recruit Adam Treloar was so bullish about the Magpies' list.
The AFL has fined Collingwood and Fremantle after players from the two clubs had failed to provide up-to-date drug testing information.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Carlton made an 11th-hour bid for the Giants' Adam Tomlinson that, if successful, would have freed them up to agree to trade Andrejs Everitt to the Suns on a hectic final day of the trade period.
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle The most prolonged and acrimonious deal of the trade period has been completed with Adam Treloar finally becoming a Magpie.
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle Collingwood are scrambling to find a future draft pick to satisfy Brisbane for James Aish after the Lions have all but finalised a separate deal with North Melbourne for Ryan Bastinac.
Matt Murnane and Scott Spits Adam Treloar's move to Collingwood has been considered a certainty of the AFL trade period. Now it's as close to official as possible.
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Carlton are prepared to sacrifice classy forward Troy Menzel to Adelaide so they can bring in five new players and safeguard their early draft picks, as part of the aggressive rebuild of their playing list.