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Four clubs, 17 picks, AFL furore: Inside the Giants’ bombshell trade attempt – Fox Sports

Former GWS list manager Stephen Silvagni has revealed an extraordinary bid to try and secure No.1 draft pick Jaeger O’Meara ahead of the club’s inaugural AFL season….



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As part of GWS entry into the competition leading into 2012, the club was allocated up to four selections in a mini-draft, which was comprised of a small pool of 17-year-olds who were too young to nominate for that years national draft.
The catch for the Giants was that they could not use these draft picks directly – they had to trade them to other clubs. In 2011, Gold Coast would end up trading pick No.4 in the National Draft and a mid-first round compensation pick to the Giants in order to select…

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