The silly season has arrived and it’s now over to list managers and recruiters to help shape their clubs 2021.

There’s a lot of water to go under the bridge in the upcoming free agency and trade period, but we already have Essendon seemingly holding on for dear life as some of their biggest names look for a new home.

We have Geelong, who are now looking to bring in 2019 Coleman Medalist Jeremy Cameron, as well as being linked to seemingly every player whose name has been raised.

We take a look at how all 18 clubs stand as we enter the player exchange period.


Adelaide Crows

Who do they want?

The Crows are at the start of the club’s biggest rebuild, they have been heavily linked to Giants youngster Jackson Hately, who looks destined to make his way to the Crows. They have signalled an interest in Essendon forward Orazio Fantasia but it is believed he’d rather head to Port Adelaide despite Essendon stating they will deal with whatever club can offer them the best deal.

Who’s on the move?

Brad Crouch has nominated St Kilda as his club of choice as a restricted free agent. This gives the Crows the opportunity to match the Saints’ offer which they may do to force a trade to occur if Crouch is to make his way to Moorabbin. Defender Kyle Hartigan has also signalled his intent to move to Victoria as a free agent andit’s believed he will land at Hawthorn.

Rory Atkins announced mid-season that he was going to be exercising his free agency rights with Gold Coast his most likely destination.

Draft picks

1, 8, 20, 29, 44, 50, 60, 74

What we think will happen

The Crows won’t play a massive role this off-season – their biggest play surrounds Brad Crouch. They will be hoping they can earn pick 2 as compensation for his departure which would give them a very strong hand at draft night. Jackson Hately is a handy replacement for Crouch.

GWS Giants Media Opportunity & Training Session
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 20: Jackson Hately of the Giants in action during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at GIANTS Stadium on March 20, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)