Friday, October 9, 2009

AFL Trade Week

I think I belong in Melbourne, Victoria. My love my AFL is too big.
On the topic of AFL, trade week was absolutely crazy.
Personally I think Brisbane excelled in the trades and will probably come out on top. Snagging Raines (Richmond), Staker (WCE), Buchanan (Sydney )= ), Clarke (STK) and the infamous Fevola (Carlton). With the likes of Clarke and of course, Fevola, Brisbane will come out with all guns blazing in 2010.

Carlton lost their star player, Fevola which had caused them much strife over the years, most recently his drunken stunt at the Brownlow Medal presentation at Crown Casino in Melbourne. However, they managed to sign McLean (Melb.) and Henderson (Bris.) in the hectic trade week.

Over the years of my devoted love to AFL, I have managed to grow a large dislike towards the Collingwood Magpies. Their game play tactic and fans manage to hit a nerve within me that sets of rage sparks, so when I heard they secured Sydney's ruckman Jolly, my hate grew at an astonishing rate. Hate for the club aside, I adore Jolly, it is such a shame that it was the Pies who secured him.

Bombers (Essendon) fall in as my second favourite team. But I was surprised at their action of giving up Lovett to STK. In return, Bombers received Williams (Hawthorn).

Freshest premiers, Geelong lost Mumford in the trade week but welcomed in Drum (Frem.)

2008 Premiers, Hawthorn snagged Burgoyne (Port) after much trouble regarding a retracted offer to trade Brown. They also say goodbye to Kennedy and McGlynn in amongst the trade frenzy.

Port Adelaide scored Nash (Ess.) and Schulz (Richmond).

Sydney scored a deal with long running rivals WCE to snatch Seaby. Swans managed to seal a deal with Hawthorn and signed McGlynn and Kennedy late this week. With the loss of ruckman, Jolly to Collingwood, Mumford (Cats) was signed to ease the pain.

West Coast's Staker, famous for getting the rough end of the stick with Barry Hall early in the 2008 season, left for Brisbane but scored Dalziell in return.

Western Bulldogs and Sydney shared a friendship momentarily when Sydney handed over retired Barry Hall. Their desperation for a key forward has been answered.

Fremantle, Melbourne, North Melbourne & Adelaide had a small role in the trades of the past week.

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