Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown says Fremantle were the biggest winners of this year’s AFL trade period.
While they saw Lachie Neale depart, Brown believes the inclusions of Jesse Hogan, Rory Lobb, Reece Conca and Travis Colyer outweigh the midfielder’s departure.
SIGN UP FOR NBA TIPPING – Tip Friday to Sunday each week and set up a league with your mates! Win NBL Courtside seats every week and Boomers v USA tickets.
“I thought the Fremantle Dockers were the biggest winners out of the trade period,” Brown told SEN Breakfast.
“I’m not sure they would have gone into it fully thinking they would be the big winner out of it.
“I think getting Jesse Hogan was an unbelievable get. Whether that’s been in the pipeline for a while or not, the conversation only started at about Round 17 or 18 this year that it was a possibility.
“He is exactly who they need. We are talking about a young guy from Perth that kicks 50-plus goals, he is a key position forward. Cam McCarthy and those guys are makeshift forwards.
“They’ve got Rory Lobb, who is a great ruckman, but he can play forward as well. A really good modern ruckman who can play around the ground, more of a mid than tap ruckman.
“Reece Conca is an outstanding footballer who they got basically for nothing and Travis Colyer, a bit of outside leg speed and run.
“While you would have liked to keep Lachie Neale, you can manage without him.”