Starting thread early, because it’s going to happen - probably has already happened, but the AFL holding this back to close to the 2pm deadline to create some fake drama for the media outlets.
UPDATE: Confirmed (at least publicly) at 1:45pm that she’s coming to Essendon in an AFL scripted… sorry… negotiated 11 club mega trade.
UPDATE: At 2:22pm (Richie!) it was confirmed that in exchange for getting Maddi Gay and picks 19 and 37, we gave up picks 13 and 33. So, a good player, and we still have picks in the first and second round of the draft, just shuffled back a little bit.
Maddison Gay (born 28 September 1996) is an Australian rules footballer playing for Melbourne in the AFL Women's (AFLW). She was recruited by Carlton in May 2017 as a rookie signing after previously playing netball. She made her debut in the eight point win against Collingwood at Ikon Park in the opening round of the 2018 season.
Ahead of the 2019 season, Gay was traded to Melbourne as part of a three-way deal in which Amelia Barden moved from Collingwood to Carlton.
* denotes rookie listed ...
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH GEELONG? Get involved, ya softies.
OK, I can see why Peter said the AFL was holding back this stage-managed setup.
Is this player going to add significantly to our list and list needs
The AFLW showing the men’s game what a real mega trade deal actually looks like!!
Maddi Gay is a good player, and may improve like Bonnie, being an Essendon supporter coming home.
That said, who knows, considering no one knows what are actual game plan is!
We get Maddi Gay, and Picks 19 and 37.
Dees get Picks 13 and 33
Thank you, contrived AFL.
So our picks in the 70s are likely irrelevant, unless we decided to jettison more than strictly required.
ONE OF US! ONE OF US! ONE OF US!
So when is the “really good” Prespakis coming to Essendon?
Now this is more like it welcome Maddison
I think we’ve done well here. Gone back a few spots but still retain 2 picks in the first two rounds so hopefully we can also pick up some talent via the draft as well.
Was expecting to get less back in the trade than that. We’ve done well on this deal.
It seems like all the girls end up at the club they supported as a kid!
Also sounds like the Dees didn’t value her all that highly.
They also let Libby Birch go for waaayyyy less than what I reckon she was worth.
Suspect they are trying to turn the list over.