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Hay, Motlop AFL trades in balance

By Sam Lienert 06/10/2005 07:52:38 PM Comments (0)

The deal to deliver Jonathan Hay to the Kangaroos and Daniel Motlop to Port Adelaide hung in the balance, but both clubs remained confident it could be achieved by Friday's AFL trade deadline.

"I'd like to think that by late this evening or early tomorrow morning - we can't go past two o'clock tomorrow - it will be resolved one way or the other, like most of these things," Kangaroos chief executive Geoff Walsh said.

"Largely they get resolved between 9am-2pm on Friday, that may be the case."

Port Adelaide football manager Peter Rohde also tipped there would be a last-gasp resolution to the four-day stand-off.

"We're still confident it will be done in the morning," Rohde said of the Power's bid for Kangaroos forward Motlop.

"The clock is ticking and the pressure is starting to build."

The Power is refusing to up its offer of its first-round national draft pick, selection 14 overall, for Motlop.

And Hawthorn is standing firm on its demand for two first-round draft picks from the Kangaroos in exchange for fullback Hay.

The `Roos today gained 19-year-old West Coast midfielder Daniel McConnell in return for the No.29 pick, while also giving up pick 13 in exchange for the Eagles' pick 18.

They have offered Hawthorn the No.14 and No.18 picks, but want the Hawks' No.22 pick to be included with Hay, something Hawthorn is not willing to accede to.

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