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Trade Essentials

How does free agency work?

All you need to know about the free agency system

11:29pm  Oct 4, 2018

When is the 2018 AFL Trade Period?

All the key dates for the Trade Period, free agency and the draft

4:34pm  Oct 6, 2018

Indicative draft order: Check out your club's picks

Keep up to date with what picks your club has after the Trade Period

8:41pm  Oct 17, 2018



If you're not doing it, you're nowhere: The secret analytical revolution

Clubs are increasingly relying on analytics to drive their recruiting strategies

1:03pm Jun 10, 2019


Who's winning? Blues, Crows, Liam Stocker and the No.1 pick

Callum Twomey looks at how last year's historic live trade could shape Carlton and Adelaide's fortunes for years to come

11:25am Jun 4, 2019


'He's a loyal person': Giants confident free agent will stay

GWS coach Leon Cameron is confident star free agent Stephen Coniglio will sign a new deal

8:45pm May 27, 2019


Appetite growing for mid-season trading: McLachlan

AFL CEO flags the introduction of mid-year player trades after the enthusiastic embrace of next week's Mid-Season Rookie Draft

6:45am May 23, 2019


'A fair stretch': Out-of-favour Crow bemused by trade talk

Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins is contracted until the end of the 2022 season

3:20pm May 15, 2019


Saints' swoop? Giant, Sun in St Kilda's sights

St Kilda keen on free agent Adam Tomlinson and Gold Coast forward Jack Martin

2:35pm Apr 24, 2019


Time for a trade? 10 out-of-favour players your club could target

Mitch Cleary finds 10 potential trade targets for your club

4:35pm Apr 18, 2019


Cashed-up Hawks linked to recovering Giants forward

Greater Western Sydney's Jonathon Patton emerges as an early trade target

7:42am Apr 7, 2019


Out-of-favour Tiger, star Giant headline free agents list

Brandon Ellis and Stephen Coniglio among the free agents list for 2019

4:52pm Mar 25, 2019


Barrett: How Carlton almost pulled off the Shiel steal

How Shiel to Essendon almost didn't happen. Damian Barrett revisits last year's Trade Period

5:20pm Feb 26, 2019


COMMENT: Why the 'Gibbons rule' ticks every box

The AFL's latest player movement rule keeps players' dreams alive and gets the fans talking, writes Marc McGowan

6:07pm Feb 17, 2019


Deal or no deal? 31 Hawks set to come out of contract in 2019

O'Meara, Roughead and Birchall headline massive group of Hawks without a contract beyond next year

7:00am Dec 7, 2018


Can boom recruits deliver for the Dockers?

Fremantle hopes Hogan and Lobb can help break its scoring drought

6:52am Dec 6, 2018


Oldest? Youngest? Most experienced? Club lists compared

Nick Bowen looks at how the club lists stack up following the draft

12:11pm Nov 29, 2018


Roos set to pounce on ex-Dog under new rules

North Melbourne set to sign Tom Campbell under in SPP period

12:58pm Nov 26, 2018


Historic live trades not expected until after first round

Clubs and player managers give their take ahead of the 2018 draft

7:24pm Nov 20, 2018


Midfield mash-up spurs Collingwood's pursuit of Beams

Magpies list manager reveals why the club targeted Dayne Beams and Joran Roughead

1:06pm Nov 20, 2018


'Shocked, shattered' Burton didn't consider Hawks stay

Power recruit says he didn't want to force Hawthorn into honouring his contract

1:50pm Nov 19, 2018


'That one hurt me quite a bit': New Blue reveals why he left

New Blue says he was 'burnt' by not being picked for last yea's Grand Final

1:07pm Nov 19, 2018


'I want to play beside Maxy': Preuss says he's no back-up

New Demon Braydon Preuss says he wants to play in the same side as Max Gawn

9:26am Nov 19, 2018