Greater Western Sydney Giants

Silvagni set to quit GWS

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Caroline Wilson   The man who put together the playing list of the AFL's youngest team is set to quit the club after the 2014 national draft.

Saints knocked back two for pick No. 1

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Jake Niall   St Kilda spurned a Greater Western Sydney offer in which the Saints would have received picks 4 and 7 in the national draft in exchange for pick no 1.

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Bold Dogs put money down with reckless Boyd gamble

Jake Niall dinkus

Jake Niall   The mega contract for Tom Boyd is really the bastard son of the Buddy Franklin deal from 12 months earlier. Franklin's passage to Sydney, on a nine year, $10 million contract, was a game changer in so many respects, including the fact that the Swans were just warned off AFL race courses - harshly barred from punting on seasoned players - this spring.

I was close to quitting AFL, says Griffen

Ryan Griffen: 'The captaincy weighed me down a fair bit.'

Ben Horne   Star GWS recruit Ryan Griffen has admitted he was on the verge of quitting the AFL after the weight of captaining the Western Bulldogs destroyed his enjoyment of the game.

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Giants not expecting exodus, says Cameron

Giants coach Leon Cameron.

Patrick Begley   He didn't love it, so he left. But young Greater Western Sydney players will not follow star rookie Tom Boyd when their contracts are up for renewal next year, coach Leon Cameron says.

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Dogs to tip in nearly $1m towards Ryan Griffen's Giant deal

Ryan Griffen and Tom Boyd

Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle   In the most dramatic day of action in the history of the draft and trading system Tom Boyd has become a Bulldog on unprecedented terms in exchange for the Dogs captain Ryan Griffen.

Rebuilding Blues trade away the Ratten era

Kristian Jaksch is still waiting to learn his fate.

Jon Pierik   Carlton is committed to making the finals next season, as the list constructed during the Brett Ratten era continues to undergo major change.

Blockbuster deal for Boyd and Griffen close

Griffen wants a change of scenery in Sydney.

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson   A blockbuster deal in which Western Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen would be traded for Greater Western Sydney's Tom Boyd is looking increasingly likely.

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Why the Giants can't give the Dogs their Boy(d)

Jake Niall

Jake Niall   Ryan Griffen's request for a trade detonated a bomb at Whitten Oval, in which the coach was the major casualty. The Dogs have lost their coach, their captain still wants out and they have been hawking their Brownlow medallist like a used car with a phone number and "for sale" on the windscreen.

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Foot scans end Trengove-to-Tigers deal

Ronny Lerner   Jack Trengove‚Äôs proposed switch to Richmond in this trade period suffered a mortal blow on Tuesday after scans revealed the former Melbourne skipper re-aggravated the navicular injury in his left foot.

Sheedy denies approach from Essendon about return

Kevin Sheedy: homecoming looms?

Matt Murnane   Kevin Sheedy has denied speaking to any officials at Essendon about a possible homecoming to the club next season.

Jonathan Giles nominates Essendon as his club of choice

Ruckman Jonathan Giles.

Giants ruckman Jonathan Giles has picked Essendon as his destination of choice in 2015.

Crows chase Giants big man

Kyle Cheney playing in the VFL.

Michael Gleeson   Adelaide's search for a ruckman has seen it pursue talks with Giants big man Tom Downie.

Gordon calls Shepherd for Giant call to make Boyd a Dog

In demand: Tom Boyd.

Michael Gleeson   Peter Gordon calls Tony Shepherd for deal on Tom Boyd to become a Dog

GWS' Tom Boyd requests trade to Western Bulldogs

Top draft pick Tom Boyd.

GWS' top draft pick Tom Boyd has requested a trade to the Western Bulldogs, with the Dogs confirming they have been contacted by Boyd's management.

Coaches exit as player power rises in the AFL

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Caroline Wilson   Peter Gordon's extraordinarily upbeat version of just how the financially struggling Western Bulldogs had terminated a senior coach's position with two years remaining on his contract demonstrated yet again how this game and its leaders can spin just about anything.

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Brisbane Lions trade Joel Patfull to GWS for pick 21

GWS-bound: Joel Patfull.

Joel Patfull, a two-time best and fairest winner at AFL club Brisbane, has joined Greater Western Sydney.

AFL Trades 2014: wrap of day four

Ryan Griffen

Ronny Lerner   After a quiet first three days, the AFL trade period exploded into life on Thursday with some huge news.

Dogs 'won't indulge' Griffen shift

Ryan Griffen wants out of the Western Bulldogs.

Daniel Cherny   An air of uncertainty hovers around the short-term future of key Western Bulldogs personnel after a stunning day in which captain Ryan Griffen notified the club of his desire to become a GWS Giants player.

Hawthorn snares former No. 2 draft pick Jono O’Rourke in first trade of off-season

Hawthorn-bound: Jono O'Rourke.

Liam Mannix   Jono O'Rourke will move to the Hawks from GWS in the first completed swap of this year's trading period.