Posted: 11 October, 2012
by Triple M Footy
Josh Caddy Heading To Geelong, Brent Moloney Off To Brisbane
Gold Coast say Josh Caddy will be heading to Geelong and the Suns will receive "a prized first round compensation selection and draft selections" in return. Meanwhile, Melbourne's Brent Moloney is headed to Brisbane.
LATEST: Gold Coast say Josh Caddy will be heading to Geelong and the Suns will receive "a prized first round compensation selection and draft selections" in return.
The deal agreed upon with the Geelong Football Club, which will be officially lodged with the AFL later in the exchange period, also includes the exchange of a number of other draft picks that are being finalised.
Football Operations Marcus Ashcroft confirmed to on the club's website the two clubs had agreed on the exchange.
Geelong, clearly pumped about the deal, says:"The Cats will send its compensation pick (received for losing Gary Ablett) to Gold Coast, and the clubs will ultimately exchange a number of other draft picks that are still to be finalised. The paper work will not be lodged with the AFL until later in the trade period, however Caddy will be lining up for the Cats in 2013."
"The deal is the biggest trade since the Cats engineered the move of Brad Ottens to Simonds Stadium in 2004. That swap saw Brent Moloney move to Melbourne and the Cats first round draft pick go to Richmond."
UPDATE: Melbourne midfielder Brent Moloney will join the Brisbane Lions for the next two seasons.
Moloney will sign with the Lions for the next two seasons, AFL Media is reporting, pending the results of a physical.
Meanwhile, defender Luke Thompson has signed a new contract with the Adelaide Crows.
Crows football operations general manager Phil Harper said: "We are very pleased that Luke has decided he wants to continue his career with us. He played some great SANFL football this year but had to be patient waiting for AFL opportunities."
"His form in the last two finals was very good which was no surprise as we know Luke's capabilities. He had a frustrating year trying to break into the senior side and we are really pleased that despite this he has decided to stay with the Club, as he sees a bright future for this team."
Thompson played 3 of his 13 games in 2012.
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Tredders made the comment in his Hot Breakfast segment on Wednesday morning, where he also threw up the fact Western Australian-born Lewis Jetta was in Adelaide this week - right as Sydney and Adelaide are in talks to reach an agreement that would see ex-Crow Kurt Tippett become a Swan.
While it may be wishful thinking on Tredders part that Jetta would end up a Crow, the two clubs are not near finalising a deal with the Swans not offering much.
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In other trade speculation, Clinton Young has been linked to Collingwood and Brisbane, with both clubs reportedly expressing an interest in the unrestricted free agent.
Gold Coast's Josh Caddy is still being tipped to end up at Geelong, but the Suns will not get the two first round draft picks they had initially hoped for. The deal could be announced before the end of the week.
Geelong is also still keen in getting North ruckman Hamish McIntosh to its club, while the Cats are believed to have still not tabled an offer to Jared Rivers despite constant speculation the Demon free agent will head down the highway.
The Roos' haggling with Lachie Hansen over a new deal has caused rival clubs to smell blood in the water, with the Herald Sun reporting the Dockers, Suns and Giants are now circling the enigmatic forward.
Scott Gumbleton appears set to stay at Essendon, which has done very well in the off-season after securing Brendon Goddard from St Kilda and Joe Daniher in the draft. Angus Monfries has left the Bombers for Port, which has lost Danyle Pearce to Fremantle and Troy Chaplin to Richmond.
With Goddard leaving the Saints, St Kilda has been active in the trade period and looks a certainty to sign Gold Coast ruckman Tom Hickey.
Sharrod Wellingham is now a West Coast Eagle after Collingwood accepted pick 17 in the draft for the utility. The Pies had already secured the Q-Stick (Quinten Lynch) for two years before they lost Wellingham.
The Pies are still set to lose big man Chris Dawes, with Melbourne keen, while Collingwood is trying to cut a deal that would see Hawthorn's Clinton Young swap the Brown and Gold for the Black and White.
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Completed Deals (Wednesday Arvo)
1. Fremantle made an offer to Restricted Free Agent Danyle Pearce (Port Adelaide). Port Adelaide elected not to match the offer and Danyle Pearce is now able to join the club.
2. Essendon made an offer to Restricted Free Agent Brendon Goddard (St Kilda). St Kilda elected not to match the offer and Brendon Goddard is now able to join the club.
3. Richmond has made an offer to Unrestricted Free Agent Chris Knights (Adelaide Crows). Chris Knights is now able to join the club.
4. Richmond made an offer to Restricted Free Agent Troy Chaplin (Port Adelaide). Port Adelaide elected not to match the offer and Troy Chaplin is now able to join the club.
5. Collingwood has made an offer to Unrestricted Free Agent Quinten Lynch (West Coast). Quinten Lynch is now able to join the club.
6. Melbourne has made an offer to Unrestricted Free Agent Shannon Byrnes (Geelong Cats). Shannon Byrnes is now able to join the club.
7. Port Adelaide exchange its Round Three Selection (currently number 48) to Essendon for Angus Monfries.
8. GWS Giants exchange its Trade Incentive Selection (number one) and its 2011 Compensation Selection End Round One (R Palmer) to the Gold Coast Suns for its Round One Selection (currently number two), its Round Four Selection (currently number 63) and its 2010 Compensation Selection End Round One (J Brennan).
9. Western Bulldogs exchange Brian Lake and its Round Two Selection (currently number 27) to Hawthorn for its Round One Selection (currently 21) and its Round Two Selection (currently number 41).
10. GWS Giants exchange Tom Lee (Claremont, taken by the Giants as a player previously listed by an AFL club) and its Round Two selection (currently number 24) and its Round Three selection (currently number 43) to St Kilda for its Round One selection (currently number 12).
11. GWS Giants exchange Dominic Barry (NT Zone selection), its Trade Incentive Selection (number two) and its Round One Compensation Selection (currently number 20) to Melbourne for its Round One Selection (currently number three) and its Round One Mid-Round Compensation Selection (currently number 13).
12. Collingwood exchange Sharrod Wellingham to West Coast for its Round One Selection (currently number 17).