Posted: 3 October, 2012 by Triple M Footy

Henry Slattery Leaving Essendon, Danyle Pearce Joins Fremantle And Hamish McIntosh Requests Trade To Geelong

Essendon has confirmed defender Henry Slattery will be leaving the Bombers to "seek better opportunities". In other movements, Danyle Pearce is clear to sign a contract with the Fremantle Football Club and will leave Port Adelaide under the AFL's new free

Tags: Henry Slattery, Danyle Pearce, Hamish McIntosh

With the AFL's trade period in full swing, we will provide daily updates. For more details on each story click on the links with the article where relevant.

UPDATE 9:30PM: Essendon has confirmed defender Henry Slattery will be leaving the Bombers to seek better opportunities.

However, there's been no word on Angus Monfries. He has been linked to Port Adelaide for some time, with the Bombers' contract offer considered to be far inferior to the Power's.

But coach James Hird is hopeful Monfries will remain with Essendon.

UPDATE 5:30PM: Hamish McIntosh has requested a trade from North Melbourne to Geelong.

"We've asked (North) to be fair in their negotiations and, if possible, facilitate a trade if it suits both parties," McIntosh's manager Tom Petroro told the AFL website.

"There's interest across three or four clubs but I would say Geelong is the keenest and probably the one that we're prepared to go down the path with at this point."

"Some of the other clubs that have shown some interest … might have been interested in Quinten Lynch and I guess at this point Geelong are in the box seat."

UPDATE 3:30PM: Danyle Pearce is clear to sign a contract with the Fremantle Football Club and will leave Port Adelaide under the AFL's new free agency rules.

Port Adelaide general manager football Peter Rohde said the club did not want to match Freo's offer for the speedy left-footer.

"We have taken time to think about the situation and have resolved that it would be irresponsible in the context of our team structure at Port Adelaide to match the offer put forward by Fremantle," Rohde said.

"Danyle has made a strong contribution during his eight years at Port Adelaide and we wish him well with his new opportunity in the AFL."

Pearce said the decision to leave Port was a difficult one for him and his family, but he now looked forward to making an impact at Fremantle.

"I would like to thank all at the Port Adelaide Football Club, especially my teammates whom I have shared the past eight years with," he said.

"I would also like to thank Ross Lyon and the Fremantle Football Club for the opportunity they have presented to me and look forward to the next chapter in my football career."

OCTOBER 3: Another day and probably some more AFL Player movements following former West Coast Eagle Quinten Lynch signing with Collingwood for two years and time running out for Port Adelaide to keep either or both of Danyle Pearce and Troy Chaplin.

Chaplin has a contract offer from Richmond, believed to be for at least three years, while Pearce is being offered what some commentators are suggesting is 'overs' by the Fremantle Dockers.

Port has the chance to try to retain the players with counter offers but it seems unlikely in both cases.

Adelaide big man Kurt Tippett finally confirmed he was leaving the Adelaide Crows on Tuesday, but given he is not a free agent clubs must wheel and deal to get him.

He has long been linked with the two Queensland-based clubs, and Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has now confirmed the Blues' interest.

Collingwood says it has no interest in Tippett but with Magpie Sharrod Wellingham looking poised to head to West Coast and Melbourne going hard for Chris Dawes, who knows? Maybe the potential departure of both of those players frees some room in the salary cap.

The Eagles could lose Mitch Brown if St Kilda gets its way, the Saints keen to recruit him.

Magpies President Eddie McGuire said on Triple M on Tuesday he wanted it on the record that he was against free agency as he believes all the big clubs will end up better off. However, he sounded almost ominous in terms of what could happen before the trade period is over.

Gold Coast young gun Josh Caddy is being chased Geelong, North Melbourne, St Kilda and Melbourne but could possibly end up in the draft.

The Dees are also likely to secure Cats forward Shannon Byrnes while former Geelong ruckman Mark Blake may be recruited by the GWS Giants.

Geelong is looking a big chance to have Jared Rivers on its playing list next year and will likely make a play for North Melbourne ruckman Hamish McIntosh.

New Bomber Brendon Goddard will apparently meet some of his new team-mates in Colorado after attending St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt's wedding in the United States while Essendon may lose 'required player' Angus Monfries to Port Adelaide.

Restricted Free Agents (Updated on October 3)

Angus Monfries (Essendon); Brent Moloney (Melbourne); Troy Chaplin; Luke McGuane (Richmond).

Unrestricted Free Agents (Updated on October 3)

Jordan Russell, Bret Thornton (Carlton); Ben Johnson (Collingwood); Ricky Dyson, Dustin Fletcher, David Hille, Nathan Lovett-Murray, Henry Slattery (Essendon); Luke McPharlin (Fremantle); Shannon Byrnes, Josh Hunt (Geelong Cats); Thomas Murphy, Michael Osborne, Clinton Young (Hawthorn); Matthew Bate, Lynden Dunn, Jared Rivers (Melbourne); Brett Ebert, Steven Salopek, Jacob Surjan (Port Adelaide); Jason Blake, Raphael Clarke (St Kilda); Jude Bolton, Jarred Moore (Sydney Swans); Quinten Lynch, Mark Nicoski (West Coast); Will Minson (Western Bulldogs).

HOW THE SYSTEM OPERATES FOR ALL PLAYERS

A player has served seven seasons or less of AFL football at one club, and is now out of contract.

- The player is not eligible for free agency if his club wishes to retain him. He may only move clubs via a trade or the Draft. If he delists himself, he is subject to the Draft, and may be selected by any club.

A player has served seven seasons or less of AFL football at one club, and has been delisted by his club.

- The player is a Free Agent and is eligible to field offers from all rival AFL clubs.

- The player must decide on the best offer of his choice from one rival club.

- The player can move AUTOMATICALLY to the new club of his choice.

- His original club, which chose to delist him, does not receive any compensation pick for the loss of the player.

A player has served eight or more seasons of AFL football at one club, is one of the top 25 per cent highest-paid players at his club, and is now out of contract for the first time since March 1 in his eighth season. (Restricted Free Agent)

- The player is eligible to field offers from all rival AFL clubs.

- If he wishes to change clubs, the player must decide on the best offer of his choice from one rival club.

- His club has the right to match the presented offer.

- If the club matches the offer, he may choose to remain with his original club, seek a trade or enter the Draft.

- If the club does not or can not match the offer, the player can move to the new club of his choice.

- His original club will receive a compensation pick for the loss of the player, on an AFL-determined formula to apply where clubs lose more free agents than they gain in any single transfer period.

A player has served eight or more seasons of AFL football at one club, is NOT one of the top 25 per cent highest-paid players at his club, and is now out of contract for the first time since reaching eight seasons of service. (Unrestricted Free Agent)

- The player is eligible to field offers from all rival AFL clubs.

- If he wishes to change clubs, the player must decide on the best offer of his choice from one rival club.

- His club does NOT have the right to match the presented offer, and the player can move AUTOMATICALLY to the new club of his choice.

- His original club will receive a compensation pick for the loss of the player, on an AFL-determined formula to apply where clubs lose more free agents than they gain in any single transfer period.

A player has served ten or more seasons of AFL football at one club, has already come out of contract once in the period after March 1 in his eighth season, and is now out of contract. (Unrestricted Free Agent)

- The player is eligible to field offers from all rival clubs.

- If he wishes to change clubs, the player must decide on the best offer of his choice from one rival club.

- His club does NOT have the right to match the presented offer, and the player can move AUTOMATICALLY to the new club of his choice.

- His original club will receive a compensation pick for the loss of the player, on an AFL-determined formula to apply where clubs lose more free agents than they gain in any single transfer period.

Tags: Henry Slattery, Danyle Pearce, Hamish McIntosh

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