Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett's stunning offer to be traded back to Geelong was a "good Samaritan" act, according to Suns chairman Tony Cochrane.
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It was tough to keep up with which picks ended up where, let alone what was in it for the clubs.
Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett tried to leave the club at the end of the 2016 season, asking the Suns to trade him back to Geelong.
Gold Coast and Port Adelaide will square off in Shanghai on May 14 next year in the first AFL match for premiership points to take place in China.
The AFL has firmly denied that there were any illegallities involved in the trade that sent Jaeger O'Meara from the Gold Coast to Hawthorn.
Geelong are pushing for eight games at Simonds Stadium in a 13-week period, with the 2017 AFL fixture due to be released on Thursday.
The first round fixture of the 2017 AFL season has been released, with Essendon's banned players to return on Saturday night against Hawthorn at the MCG.
Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade has a simple message for Geelong if they hope to lure favourite son Gary Ablett back to Simonds Stadium: "good luck".
Jaeger O'Meara took the long way round to Waverley in a deal made with minutes to spare.
Gold Coast believe they "extracted their pound of flesh" from Hawthorn in the Jaeger O'Meara deal which was finally sealed at he eleventh hour.
Gold Coast remain hopeful that Jaegar O'Meara will stay at the AFL club after the Suns refused Hawthorn's "low-ball" offer for the young star midfielder.
Pearce Hanley's younger brother is staying at the Brisbane Lions, despite Pearce being traded to Gold Coast.
One of Hawthorn or Gold Coast may need to bring in a third party for the Hawks to secure the services of Jaegar O'Meara, with trade talks between the two clubs continuing to stall on day two of the AFL trade period.
Hawthorn star Luke Bruest has stated categorically the he will be remaining at the club, despite persistent trade talk linking him with a move away.
The hard work begins for the Hawks trying to find trades for Sydney's Tom Mitchell and Gold Coast's Jaeger O'Meara.
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The Gold Coast Suns are standing firm on the deals with wantaway midfielders Jaeger O'Meara and Dion Prestia, saying they will hold out for the best trades possible.
The AFL Commission has approved the notion for a game for premiership points to be played in China in 2017.