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Sherman remains in trade limbo

By Roger Vaughan 08/10/2010 08:19:11 PM Comments (0)

The Western Bulldogs remain confident Justin Sherman will join the AFL club, despite trade negotiations with Brisbane likely to go down to the wire.

Sherman has said he will either go to the Bulldogs or stay at Brisbane and the `Dogs are resigned to not knowing whether they will snare him until close to Monday's 2pm trade deadline.

The Bulldogs are offering Brisbane the compensation pick they received for losing Jarrod Harbrow to Gold Coast.

Sydney are also interested, offering a higher pick at No.21.

The midfielder has a year to run on his contract and Lions coach Michael Voss has said previously he would prefer not to lose Sherman and utility Jared Brennan.

Brisbane had a good day on Friday as several trades were confirmed.

In a complex trade with Gold Coast, the Lions improved their first pick in next month's national draft from No.10 to No.5.

It involved Brisbane trading to Gold Coast the compensation draft pick at the end of round one they had received for losing Brennan to the Suns.

The Lions gave up the Brennan pick and pick 10 in return for selections five, 25 and 27.

In a separate trade between the two clubs, the Lions gave up pick No.48 for Rohan Bewick, a pre-selected Gold Coast player and the nephew of Essendon premiership forward Darren Bewick.

Also on Friday:

* Bachar Houli's management confirmed the forward had walked out on Essendon and was prepared to go into the draft if he was not traded to Richmond.

He only played five senior games this season and former Essendon captain Matthew Lloyd blamed sacked coach Matthew Knights for Houli's decision to leave.

"It's disappointing when you put three years into a player and then they walk out," Lloyd told SEN.

"I can understand if Matthew was still at the helm because (Houli) obviously didn't get the opportunities he should have got under him."

* Hawthorn's ruck stocks gained a badly-needed boost when they traded their Campbell Brown Gold Coast compensation pick and the No.71 selection for North Melbourne's David Hale and pick 52.

Melbourne had also been interested in Hale, who played 129 games for the Kangaroos.

* North gained West Coast forward Ben McKinley for pick 86 in the draft.

* The Bulldogs gave up the No.57 selection for speedy Geelong utility Nathan Djerrkura.

* While the AFL confirmed on Friday that the Lions would receive a compensation draft pick at the end of round one for Brennan, Collingwood will only receive a round-three selection for ruckman Josh Fraser.

The pair were Gold Coast's last two uncontracted player signings before the Thursday deadline.

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