Will the pre-season trade period be beneficial? Pies coach breaks it down

SEN - Wed, 14th Aug 2019 - 0 Comments

Tim Watson this morning broke the news that the AFL will introduce a pre-season trade period that will take place across a 48 to 72 hour window next year.

When asked his thoughts surrounding this scheme, Collingwood head coach, Nathan Buckley said it would have a greater effect on the recruiting team but coaches would adjust.

“I must admit, I’m probably in the camp you just give us the rules and well make the most of it,” he told SEN's Whateley.

Buckley understood the possible angle that the AFL are taking with the pre-season trade.

“The AFL are just trying to make fluid of the game,” he said.

But ultimately, he couldn’t see reasons why the pre-season trade window would need to be introduced, considering not much of the game plan should change so close to the season.

“You’ve gone through a pre-season and you’ve had two JLT’s and a practice game, I’m not sure why your plans would change too much,” he said.