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The best footy writers from The Age and SMH bring you the weekly lowdown on all things AFL.

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    The significance of pick 19

    The significance of pick 19

    Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Peter Ryan wrap trade period, from the most significant deal, to whether any of the moves will have an impact on teams' premiership hopes and why the Pies were lucky their fire sale came last year, not in 2021.  

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    • 28 min
    The big-ticket item, a potential trade domino and a couple of bites of the Xerri

    The big-ticket item, a potential trade domino and a couple of bites of the Xerri

    Peter Ryan and Daniel Cherny discuss the latest trade period news, including where things stand on the trades for Jordan Dawson, Jordan Clark, Bobby Hill and a number of ruckmen. Plus, news about Alastair Clarkson's trip to the US and your questions answered.

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    • 22 min
    ‘The ducks have not all been in a row’

    ‘The ducks have not all been in a row’

    Michael Gleeson and Daniel Cherny discuss where things stand in any potential move for GWS’ Bobby Hill, Patrick Lipinski's move to Collingwood, whether the Swans will blink on Jordan Dawson and much more.

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    • 21 min
    A case of 'Friday-itis' before frenzied trade action

    A case of 'Friday-itis' before frenzied trade action

    Footy writer Peter Ryan joins Scott Spits to assess the trade landscape on Friday - five days before the trade period officially ends. 

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    • 15 min
    The Cerra deal, contractual purgatory and an attempted cluster-pluck

    The Cerra deal, contractual purgatory and an attempted cluster-pluck

    Jake Niall and Peter Ryan discuss the deals that were done on day four, including Adam Cerra to Carlton, and some of the other potential moves that are bubbling away as we reach the midpoint of trade period.

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    • 26 min
    ‘A formula that works’: The Dees’ trade success

    ‘A formula that works’: The Dees’ trade success

    Melbourne were the most interesting players on day three of trade period. In this episode, Jake Niall and Daniel Cherny discuss the moves the Demons made and how it builds on their work in previous years. Plus: the looming trade that involves a salary dump, where Tyson Stengle might end up and much more.

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    • 20 min

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