Tippett deal struck with Swans: report

Yahoo!7 October 19, 2012, 9:13 am

Adelaide have reportedly caved into a deal from the Swans for Kurt Tippett, accepting a deal they refused a week ago.

Tippett, who nominated Sydney as his preferred trade destination, will reportedly be swapped for the Swans' pick 22 and ruckman/forward Jesse White.

White met with Crows coach Brenton Sanderson yesterday and reportedly completed a medical with the club.

According to News Limited, just last week the Crows rejected the same offer in the hopes of being able to deal with Greater Western Sydney.

They had hoped to lure ruckman Jonathan Giles to the club to help Sam Jacobs, but the Giants star chose to stay in Sydney on a three-year deal.

Tippett has copped a lot of criticism for the way he has handled the trade period after he originally gave assurances that if he left it would be to go home to Queensland.

The news also quashes any talk of any agreement that Tippett would be traded for a second round pick at the end of his contract.

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  1. paulski06:53pm Monday 22nd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Looks like I jumped the gun (and took this silly article as gospel). Everything I've heard from the club since indicates they're doing what they can to squeeze something out of this lemon in a difficult situation. Just another lesson to not believe everything you read!!

  2. Geoff05:47am Saturday 20th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Adelaide just proved that Sydney can walk all over them. No wonder South Australia are called the back woods state.

  3. Detlev03:02pm Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Once he was out of contract the crows had no real options left other than something or nothing. The real problem was the unwillingness of the crows to drop him and run Jenkins in the finals so now he would be leaving a premiership team without a medal. The agents / managers have a lot to answer for

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  4. Saint01:29pm Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    No Underarm_bowler you idiot, he was better off staying since the Crows are one of the better positioned teams to win a flag over the next five years, his move to Sydney could in turn backfire due to Sydney's aging list, Sydney will want to begin the rebuilding process as soon as possible due to the pending retirements that will occur in the next 2-3 maybe even four years. In reality this year was Sydney's best chance to win a flag before they lose most of their players due to retirement.

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  5. underarm_bowler11:53am Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Better off going than staying.

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  6. Saint11:26am Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Paulski, as a Crows supporter I am more dissapointed in Tippett then my club, Crows turned down the offer because Sydney weren't going to give the crows the compensation they believed they deserve, in reality Tippett doesn't need a concussion one more of those and his career as an AFL player is all but over.

  7. andrew10:40am Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    sa stand your bloody ground and let thse interstate players know well you want to do what tippet did we will just set an example to our advantage and draft the player or take the best offer on the table to a club they dont want to go to if a deal cant be done,if one can and all is fair for player and both clubs well yeah but tippet screwed the crows over as did bock,and a few others,marich another.

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  8. 10:36am Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The crows had no choice. Mr potential would have just gone into the pre season draft with only Sydney having the $1m. Too early to call on Jessie White? but if Sydney are to pay out his contract while he is with the crows then that is a definite bonus. Who knows what draft pick 22 will bring? the only certainties are that Tippett wanted out two years ago and should have been culled then. He has been a financial drain has limited football smarts and ability, grossly overpaid, and a big distraction to the club during finals. He could prove the ultimate dud and I am beyond pleased the footballing imposter is no longer a crow.

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  9. andrew10:36am Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    A bit like nick stevens did lol and ended up at carlton,they had an offer from the gws for there number 2 draft pick and money there way but adelaide must be fu--ed in the head,to not take that offer,I would have stuck him back on the draft to make him go anywhere or taken the offer from steven salvani at gsw to set an example,like bock just walked away enough is enough.Port lost nick stevens in 2003,im a goldcoast supporter but south australia enough is enough.

  10. paulski09:35am Friday 19th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh, for christ's sake. There's going to be a lot of unhappy Crows fans if this turns out to be true. Very poor effort by the club - so much for playing hardball...

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