October 11 Business Blog & Live Chat, Business Goals, Remaining Deals, Updates, GWS Giants Plays For Chad Wingard


We are in the last days of the trade-in period, and there is still a lot to do before the Wednesday night deadline.

A four-club ruck roundabout could kick off the week.

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The GWS Giants are planning a shock game for Hawthorn star Chad Wingard.

The sun herald reports that the Giants are interested in Wingard as a potential small replacement for Bobby Hill, who has requested a trade with Essendon.

The Giants and Hawks are believed to have had preliminary talks, but it’s unclear if Wingard would be ready to move to Sydney.

It emerged last week that Hawthorn was ready to part ways with senior players such as Wingard, Tom Mitchell, Jack Gunston and Jaeger O’Meara to improve his draft hand.

SEN’s Sam Edmund reported that the Hawks’ “desperation” extended to first-year coach Sam Mitchell, who called out his rivals to generate interest.

Hawks ready to offload senior players | 02:30

Wingard responded to the business speculation by posting on his Instagram account a photo of an iconic scene from The Wolf of Wall Street suggesting he wouldn’t be leaving, captioned “IYKYK (If you know, you know”).

Scheduled to turn 29 next year, Wingard nearly a decade ago warned the Giants against his draft, saying he would return to South Australia at his first chance.

Wingard’s four-year deal since being traded to Hawthorn from Port Adelaide expires at the end of next season.


Brisbane’s first move of the trade period could spark a string of ruck exchanges, as their talks with Geelong on Fort of Darcy continue, report it Sun Herald.

The Lions are looking to send several late picks – they own 50, 54, and 60 in the third and early rounds of the fourth round – in exchange for the Cats’ 28-year-old ruckman and an earlier pick such as 41.

With minimal cap space and an inability to reload contracts much more than they already have, the Lions have been very inactive this trading period, with Fort likely being their only inclusion.

If Geelong sends Fort it will make them much more likely to acquire the veteran Hawthorn Jon Ceglar, who would team up with Rhys Stanley next season.

The Cats want a pay cap relief as part of the deal, with the Hawks able to afford to keep more than $ 100,000 of Ceglar’s salary on their books in 2022. The teams would also trade late picks; the Hawks have 59 and 65.

Once Ceglar was gone, Hawthorn would then be free to make a deal for the Collingwood backup ruck. Max Lynch.

The 23-year-old can team up with Ned Reeves as the future of the Hawks’ ruck division, with captain Ben McEvoy ahead of the pair if he’s not playing defense.

The Hawks would send the Magpies late picks in the deal, securing the Magpies’ offer for Nick Daicos in the next draft.

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