AFL trade period 2022 day seven AS IT HAPPENED: Jacob Hopper becomes a Tiger; Brodie Grundy deal done; Jack Gunston flies north – Wide World of Sports

  • October 11, 2022

1. Collingwood trades Brodie Grundy to Melbourne in exchange for pick 27
2. Adelaide trades Billy Frampton to Collingwood in exchange for a future third-round selection
3. Gold Coast trades Jack Bowes and pick seven to Geelong in exchange for a future third-round selection
4. GWS trades Jacob Hopper to Richmond in exchange for a future first-round pick and selection No.31 in the 2022 draft
5. Hawthorn trades Jack Gunston to Brisbane in exchange for pick 48 and a future fourth-round selection
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Jason Horne-Francis has made it clear the uncertainty surrounding North Melbourne was a key factor in his push to sign with Port Adelaide, revealing he had been lamenting "another unstable year" at the Kangaroos.
No North Melbourne player can be confident that Alastair Clarkson will be head coach come round one due to the investigation into Hawthorn regarding allegations of racism.
Adding to Horne-Francis' turbulent time at the Kangaroos was David Noble's axing as head coach in July, which threw Leigh Adams into the hot seat in an interim role.
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Brodie Grundy has posted a heart-felt message to social media after being trade from Collingwood to Melbourne.
Jacob Hopper is officially a Tiger after Richmond and GWS reached an agreement for the midfielder's trade.
The 25-year-old has been dealt to the Tigers in a swap for Richmond's future first-round pick and selection No.31 in the 2022 draft, with Hopper and late Giants picks (No.53 and No.63) going back to the Tigers.
Richmond ruckman Ivan Soldo met with GWS last week and underwent a medical, but he's not involved in the trade.
Hopper is headed to the Tigers with Tim Taranto, who was traded from GWS to Richmond last week.
Jason Horne-Francis has made it clear the uncertainty surrounding North Melbourne was a key factor in his push to sign with Port Adelaide, revealing he had been lamenting "another unstable year" at the Kangaroos.
No North Melbourne player can be confident that Alastair Clarkson will be head coach come round one due to the investigation into Hawthorn regarding allegations of racism.
Adding to Horne-Francis' turbulent time at the Kangaroos was David Noble's axing as head coach in July, which threw Leigh Adams into the hot seat in an interim role.
"I wanted to make sure that I was in a stable environment coming into this year," Horne-Francis told reporters.
"I think a lot of people know it might be another unstable year at North, so we just thought coming back home to a great club like Port Adelaide would be best for me."
However, Horne-Francis did not shy away from the possibility that he was partly to blame for his messy time at the Kangaroos.
"On my part I probably haven't done everything right, as well," the gun midfielder said.
"As an 18-year-old kid moving out from home to Melbourne, it was tough and I had my challenges and I probably didn't get everything right.
"It was obviously a tough year but I think it's going to help me in the long run."
As North Melbourne headed for the sheds at half-time in round 13, Horne-Francis was spotted in an argument with veteran North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein.
He was also hit with a two-game ban for striking Josh Kelly in the same match.
Fox Footy's David King called for Horne-Francis to "pull his head in", while Nine's Matthew Lloyd branded him "petulant".
Horne-Francis was dropped from North Melbourne's AFL side ahead of round 22, when the Kangaroos played in his home state — Adelaide — for the first time since drafting him.
Seven's Mitch Cleary reported that a failure to complete an ice-bath recovery session was the reason for his shock dumping.
North Melbourne forward Cameron Zurhaar has taken a series of jabs at Horne-Francis following his trade to Port Adelaide.
Zurhaar's cooking business, "Bulls Cooking", posted a story on its Instagram page advertising tote bags and a 10 per cent discount, revealing the discount code "Hornetgone". Horne-Francis' nickname is "Hornet".
Zurhaarr also commented on North Melbourne's Instagram post confirming the trade, writing: "Elite".
"I think it's a bit of fun and games," Horne-Francis said when asked about Zurhaar's antics.
"Me and Cam — I thought we had a decent relationship."
Port Adelaide general manager of football Chris Davies has fronted the media with the club's new recruit Jason Horne-Francis, following the four-club deal that sent last year's No.1 pick from the Kangaroos to the Power.
"I think we've acknowledged that Jason is a generational-type talent," Davies said.
"I've heard some of the rhetoric in the last 24 hours about Port Adelaide being all in.
"We wanted to be massively better than we were last year, but don't kid yourselves that we're not planning for the future.
"This is a 19-year-old guy we hope can play for us for the next 15 years.
"The reality is we've had to give up what we thought was more than fair and reasonable in the circumstances."
Davies said it was important to note the trade period was not always adversarial, with clubs often working together.
"The mega deal that you guys have been dreaming up has taken many iterations over the last four or five days," he said.
"We entered the trade period really hopeful. The four clubs who were involved, we all had a shared sense of wanting to achieve an outcome.
"North Melbourne wanted as good a compensation for Jason as they could. West Coast had their own motives, GWS wanted to get up to pick one.
"We all entered the period wanting something to get done."
Melbourne has put out a statement saying it is "ecstatic" to have traded Brodie Grundy from Collingwood.
Grundy is expected to form a potent combination with Demons captain Max Gawn.
"We are ecstatic to have secured the services of Brodie, it's not often you can bring such a talented player into the club," Melbourne list manager Tim Lamb said.
"Brodie has had an outstanding career to date, and is a proven finals performer. We have seen from afar what he is capable of."
The Jason Horne-Francis trade continues to generate plenty of discussion, with North Melbourne great David King saying the Kangaroos have been "dudded" by the deal.
Horne-Francis will move to Port Adelaide after one unhappy season at Arden St, having been selected at number one in the 2021 draft.
Part of the Horne-Francis deal also saw the Kangaroos send the number one pick in the 2022 draft to GWS.
In return North Melbourne receives picks two and three, a future first round draft pick and two future thirds.
"Horne-Francis was pick one – gone, pick one this year – gone," King told Fox Footy.
"They've given up two pick ones for two and three. I don't understand it at all.
"They've been dudded. It just puts a full stop on an awful period."

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