Callum Coleman-Jones North Melbourne, Tristan Xerri St Kilda, Jordon Sweet contract
The Kangaroos’ decision to target Callum Coleman-Jones led one of their own ruckmen to want to leave.
But the Bulldogs are on the verge of retaining their own emerging big man, who is on the verge of signing a new deal.
Meanwhile, the Crows could have the trump card to end the standoff with the Swans against Jordan Dawson.
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Trump card of the ravens in the dead end of DAWSON
Adelaide could look to play a new card to help him land Jordan Dawson as extended trade talks between the Crows and Swans are set to continue next week.
The two clubs have so far been unable to come to a suitable deal for the out-of-contract Dawson, who demanded a trade from Sydney to Adelaide after finishing third in the best and fairest tally of the first this year.
Sydney believes Dawson is worthy of a draft pick from the start to the middle of the first round. However, the Crows to this day have remained steadfast in their refusal to part with their first selection (Pick 4), as well as their forthcoming first round, as they continue their rebuilding.
As reported by foxfooty.com.au, Adelaide has signaled to Sydney that she could get her hands on the Western Bulldogs 17 pick if that is enough to satisfy the New South Wales-based club in a Dawson trade. This offer, however, was rejected.
And less than 24 hours after the Swans turned down the No. 17 pick, Melbourne rushed into the draft selection in a four-club mega trade concluded late Wednesday afternoon.
As part of the big exchange of picks, Adelaide’s second selection (Pick 23) went to the Dogs, meaning her second selection in this year’s draft now comes to Pick 33.
But the Crows now have a future second first round up their sleeve after acquiring the Demons’ natural opening pick in the 2022 draft. The final destination of that selection, however, depends on Melbourne’s final position in 2022. A second flag Back-to-back Demons would give Crows Pick 18, but nothing short of a Melbourne preliminary final appearance would see Adelaide hold a top 15 pick.
The newly acquired Melbourne-linked first round now appears to be a crucial card for the Crows to secure a deal with the Swans for Dawson. It’s unclear if Sydney is ready to face this Dees first round.
The Crows are keen to secure a trade for Dawson, even though they have the opportunity – and threat – to secure him for nothing via the preseason draft – a move they used last year to secure the ‘ex-Giant and the return of South Australian Jackson Hately.
Adelaide director of football Mark Ricciuto has said his club’s preference is not to use the preseason draft in this way.
“They like to reward the club that had the player,” Ricciuto told Triple M.
“But I guess at the end of the day, if that (a trade deal) doesn’t happen, I guess that’s an alternative.”
ROOS AND THE TIGERS CONTINUE TALKING CCJ AS XERRI ASKS THE SAINTS
Richmond’s desire to avoid diluting a recently acquired compensation choice has led to an array of business ideas raised in talks with North Melbourne, reports AFL Media.
While the Tigers soar Callum Coleman Jones signaled his wish to be traded to the Kangaroos, Richmond set to land the veteran defender of the North Robbie tarrant.
The Tigers made it clear at first that they want North’s Pick 20 in exchange for Coleman-Jones – a request the Kangaroos don’t want to honor. Corn Age did not signal that none of the Roos, Coleman-Jones and his management wanted the former Pick 20 to travel north for free via the preseason draft.
While Tarrant is eligible for free agency, it is understood that the Tigers’ preference is to trade him in as his acquisition through free agency would likely dilute the choice of end-of-second-round compensation they earned for losing. Mabior Chol against the Gold Coast Suns late last week.
AFL Media reported that North and Richmond had offered various business suggestions for getting Coleman-Jones and Tarrant to their respective destinations, including the Roos sending Tarrant and a future third-round selection to Richmond in exchange for Coleman-Jones and a future fourth – round peak.
AFL’s unrestricted free agency period ends Friday at 5 p.m. (AEDT).
This comes as the Kangaroos prepare to lose a ruckman, with Tristan xerri reportedly informed the club of his preference to join St Kilda.
It emerged earlier this week that the Saints are considering a game for Xerri, who is under contract with the Kangaroos for another year and has played 12 games in his four seasons on the roster.
AFL Media reported Wednesday night that Xerri had informed North of his desire to explore a trade with the Saints following Coleman-Jones’ interest, as well as the lack of senior games in recent seasons.
St Kilda is now well stocked with draft picks – Picks 9, 62, 66, 67 and 85 – but plans to use them to match offers outside the top 20 on its two Next Generation Academy products. Mitchito owens and Marcus Windhager.
DOGS RUCK SET TO STAY
Western Bulldogs are now likely to retain marginal ruckman Jordan Sweet, report it Sun Herald.
Sweet had attracted interest from rival clubs, including the West Coast Eagles, after being left out of the Bulldogs senior squad late in the season, despite the 2021 campaign being cut short by Stefan Martin.
But the Sun Herald reported Wednesday night that Sweet was to stay with the Dogs on a two-year contract.
Even with Martin out for most of the 2021 backstage, Sweet has managed just five senior games, neglected late in the season for 202cm defenseman Lewis Young in stages.
Despite this, the Bulldogs have remained keen on retaining Sweet, which they see as an important part of their future plans.
Sweet, 23, was selected with Pick 23 in the 2018 Rookie Draft.