2010 Trade Week Wrap-up – Fremantle Dockers

Fremantle DockersINS

Peter Faulks (Williamstown/VFL),  Tendai Mzunga (Perth/WAFL),  Jonathan Griffen (Adelaide Crows/AFL)


Chris Tarrant (To Collingwood Magpies)


  • Gold Coast have sent Peter Faulks (Williamstown, taken by the Suns as a player previously nominated for the draft) and Pick 61 (4th round) to Fremantle in exchange for pick 55 (3rd round)
  • Gold Coast have sent prelisted Perth player, Tendai Mzungu down the road to Fremantle along with pick 44 (third Round) with the Dockers sending back pick 38 (Second Round)
  • Fremantle have sent Chris Tarrant and Pick 44 (Third Round) to Collingwood for Pick 43 (Second Pick) and Pick 55 (Third Round)


20, 43, 55, 72, 89, 106, 123, 140


Tendai Mzunga of the DockersThe recruit of the year this year just gone was araguably Michael Barlow. He was a mature aged rookie that came in and looked like a 10 year vetern. Between him and Geelong’s James Podsiadly the mature rookie is back in vogue and Fremantle have gone back to the well with the help of the Gold Coast prelisting loop hole. Faulks is tall defender and was getting a lot of interest before the Dockers agree to move down 6 spots in the draft to pick him up. With Tarrant wanting to leave and eventually going back to his original club, Collingwood, Faulks will come in and compete for that open spot.

Mzungu is also an interesting player that was getting even more interest. The Dockers came in and again trumped everyone for the price of 6 spots in the draft. He is a 24 year old speedster who will likely play across Half Back and will add even more pace to an already pick Dockers team. Tendai was the Perth Demons Best and Fairest from last year.

The Last pick was Jonthan Griffen from the Crows. Griffen never found his true potential at the Crows and this trade was more of a good will move by both clubs as Jonthan has some family issues that bring him home to Perth. Having said that, he will have a chance to work to become Aaron Sandilands backup, probably not as the second ruckman (with the new interchange rules) but if he misses, Griffen may get his chance.

So what do you think of the Dockers Trade Week? Have they hit pay dirt in the minor leagues again or did they go back to the well one to many times?


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