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St Kilda handed pick 13 for Goddard

Sportal October 19, 2012, 6:25 pm
Brendon Goddard

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St Kilda have received a first-round draft selection as compensation for losing Brendon Goddard to free agency, while Port Adelaide were a big winner with two extra second-round picks.

The Saints will get pick 13 in the national draft for losing 203-game veteran Goddard, who joined Essendon on a four-year deal on the opening day of the free agency period.

The Power will now have pick 30 and 31 after losing Danyle Pearce and Troy Chaplin to Fremantle and Richmond respectively.

West Coast received a third-round pick for losing Quentin Lynch to Collingwood, as did Hawthorn, who lost Clinton Young on Friday to the Pies.

Melbourne also gained a third-round selection, with their signing of ex-Cat Shannon Byrnes slightly offsetting the loss of Brent Moloney to Brisbane and Jared Rivers to Geelong.

Adelaide received no compensation for losing Chris Knights to Richmond, while Geelong and Hawthorn also received nothing in regards to Byrnes and Tom Murphy respectively.

Among those players left stranded after the inaugural free agency period include Carlton pair Bret Thornton and Jordan Russell, Port Adelaide's Steven Salopek and St Kilda's Raphael Clarke.

One trade went through on Friday with Richmond exchanging Angus Graham and pick 50 to Adelaide for selection 40.

But there has been no movement on the Kurt Tippett trade with Crows list manager David Noble saying 'we are working our backsides off to get the best deal for our club'.

Meanwhile, Scott Gumbleton and Lachlan Hansen are off limits for rivals clubs after the duo signed contract extensions at Essendon and North Melbourne respectively.

Despite being linked to a number of rivals clubs, 24-year-old key forward Gumbleton signed a one-year contract extension to remain at the Bombers.

Hansen, 24, also ignored offers from other clubs to remain at the Kangaroos and signed a two-year extension.

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  1. Anthony09:20pm Saturday 20th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Essendon is the big loser in this trade...............i would have thought goddard was spent as a top player and was just doing the rounds till he retired........ Now we have him for 4 years!!!!!! he wont last that long...... what were they thinking?....

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  2. Tim Sainter11:47pm Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    On oct 1st "sportal" had reported that the saints are in line to receive a "high first round pick"for the departure of goddard and he wanted $600,00 + lol He was very ordinary in a lot of games for 2012 and his last game against carlton he seemed to slow.....# 13 is a high pick? The saints considered josh caddy from GC suns and he went to geelong....The saints really need to lift the ante on accurate kicking for goal the last 2 yrs have been average...won 12,lost10 games and finished 9th at least 4 games slipped away to easily and lost...Scott Watters 1st year being coach...next year hopefully a better outcome. The next 5yrs is looking good from the re building prospective.....I have faith in Scott Wattters ,he is a cool calm type and hoping he is the one to break the drought and give us that long awaited premiership!

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