It was a slow starting but fast finishing trade period between October 7 and October 14. The first week was relatively slow with only a dozen or so trades, but the last day was a frenzy with everyone trying to get deals done before the 7:30 PM AEST cut off time. St Kilda was the most active, reaping a bonanza of talent at the expense of draft picks. In the summary, "on-traded" draft selections means a club traded a selection they previously received from another club. All clubs are required to submit "list lodgements" - a current roster of their players by the end of October. This is the first of several they are required to submit to the AFL before the start of the next season. The next listing will be due after the national draft and the final list will be due after the pre-season and rookie drafts.
Callum Ah Chee
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The AFL would have been hoping for a close, exciting match to display the best of the game to their new Chinese audience. Unfortunately their worst fears were realized when the Gold Coast Suns appeared to not be up for the fight. Port Adelaide dominated the match from start to finish, running out 72 point winners in the historic clash in Shanghai.