What could the Cats get for Kelly from the WA sides?

AFL Nation - Mon, 24th Sep 2018 - 1 Comment

If Geelong was to trade Tim Kelly back to Western Australia, what could they expect in return?

The young midfielder is contracted through to the end of next season with the Cats and won the AFL Players Association best first year player award.

AFL games record holder Brent Harvey looked at the West Coast side of things, should Kelly end up there.

“If Tim Kelly goes to the Eagles, Geelong should receive West Coast’s future first round pick,” Harvey told Future Stars.

“They’re playing in a Grand Final so you’d think they’ll have a pretty good year next year so it’ll be 15+.”

AFL draft expert Callum Twomey explained how the Cats could get a 2018 draft pick out of the Eagles.

“We’d say the Eagles should give up this year’s first round pick, but they don’t have one,” Twomey said.

“However, they might get a first-round compensation pick for Andrew Gaff if he goes, which would be around pick 18 or 19.”

Twomey looked at what the Dockers could give up to land the 24-year-old.

“Kelly goes to the Dockers, the Cats receive Sean Darcy their ruckman, and Fremantle’s third round pick,” he said.

“Darcy is 20 years old, played seven games this year, played really well last year filling in for Aaron Sandilands.

“Geelong need a ruckman, so it’s not a bad one to go for.

“I believe Sean Darcy can be one of the best ruckman in the competition. What we’ve seen so far is really impressive.”

Harvey feels the Dockers will need to part with more than that to land the contracted midfielder.

“I think Tim Kelly’s nearly in the elite category of AFL midfielders now. Is that enough? A third round pick and Darcy, yes they do need a ruckman, I’m not sure about this one,” he said.

Watch the full trade discussion on Future Stars below.


John Burke

2 years ago

Just wondering if the cats have asked Brisbane for Toby Wooller in exchange for Lincoln McCarthy. Sounds like a fair deal to me.Cats fans would love to see the Grandson of the 1963 Premiership winning Captain running round in the hoops.