White looms as bait for Tippett trade

Yahoo!7 October 18, 2012, 11:16 am

Kurt Tippett’s drawn-out contract saga is set to be given a push in the right direction with Swans forward/ruckman Jesse White looming as the bait that will help finalise the deal.

News Limited is reporting White will meet with Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson on Thursday in an indication the 56-gamer will be part of the Tippett trade.

It is likely that in exchange for Tippett - an ex-basketball teammate of White's - the Crows will receive White and Sydney’s first-round draft pick.

"We think it's getting closer and hope there is some news by the end of the week," Swans CEO Andrew Ireland told News Limited.

"David Noble (Crows list manager) and Kinnear Beatson (Swans list manager) have been working through the issues and there are some things that need to be ticked off.

"Brenton Sanderson arrives back in Adelaide (on Thursday) and that will allow some of the things that need to be finalised to be done."

The proposed arrival of Tippett at the Swans would have sent White even further down the pecking order after he played just three games in 2012.

Sam Reid, Adam Goodes and Lewis Roberts-Thompson all played the role of key forward in 2012, while Shane Mumford and Mike Pyke excelled in the ruck.

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  1. Chris05:58pm Thursday 18th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    something is better than nothing if he gets to the swans via the draft

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  2. Lorraine02:00pm Thursday 18th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Paul m i agree he is not worth the money he has done the dirty on the crows and understand why now the crows players and supporters are anrgy

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  3. paul m12:29pm Thursday 18th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Lorraine he could put a price on his head for one a year contract and have a few dollars taken off when he signed a new contact the following year and probably still end up at the swans .I don't believe Tippet is worth anymore than what the swans are offering

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  4. Lorraine12:09pm Thursday 18th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Who cares if he gets traded to the swans or not put him the draft then he wont have a choose were he goes then

  5. rob11:30am Thursday 18th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Carna Swans!!!!

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