The Best of Twitter From the AFL Trade Period


How AFL clubs ever did trades before of the age of Twitter and Trade Radio is anyone’s guess.

The AFL Trade period brings out the best, the worst, the funniest and the saltiest hot takes on Twitter about player movements, dodgy rumours and people declaring Essendon next years premiers.

With the AFL Trade Period done and dusted, we are proud to present a collection of some of Twitter’s finest.

When we had a major scoop of our own.

Corbin Middlemas from the ABC came up with this outstanding take when Freo finally got the Jesse Hogan/Lachie Neale deal done.

The Sweetest Plum podcast takes the absolute piss out of wannabe footy shock-jock Kane Cornes.

When Essendon fans had those 1999 Preliminary Final flashbacks when it was possible that Dylan Shiel could go to Carlton.

Carlton’s social media team couldn’t resist when they got Nic Newman from the Gold Coast Suns.

As always, Titus O’Reily delivered the goods.

Nobody does Salty (and a ratio) quite like Kane Cornes, like when Tom Scully ended up being traded to Hawthorn.

And our man Coons didn’t like some of Shock-Jock Kane Cornes takes on number one draft picks.

Many have suspected on just who the identity of the AFL Trade Whisperer is, but all clues lead to some random who spends a lot of time on the BigFooty forums and likes the attention. This was the Whisperer’s statement after he deleted all of his Tweets.

The Age/Channel 7/SEN/Trade Radio journo Sam McClure was on the Bomber Bandwagon the moment Dylan Shiel nominated the Dons.

But Jon Ralph from the Herald Sun put things in perspective for the Bomber faithful

Melbourne Storm joined in on the fun announcing they had signed Dylan Shiel.

A great take on the exedous of players from expansion clubs GWS and the Gold Coast Suns.

And Triple M Footy came up with this list of former Gold Coast Suns players.

One detects a hint of sarcasm from this bloke from SKY News about Tom Lynch heading to Tigerland.

And the Swans chairman didn’t hold back about #Lynchmond either.

Fair to say, Collingwood is more than delighted to have Dayne Beams back “home.”

And his message to the Magpie faithful was all class.

But Richmond legend Matthew Richardson had the last word which summed things up beautifully.