The entire AFL community is laughing at the Gold Coast "Football Club" (Franchise) today as the northern club lost out big time in trade week.
(It was rumoured that even AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan was heard having a chuckle at AFL House across the road from Etihad Stadium where trading was taking place.)
Gold Coast had stated earlier this year that Gary Ablett was a contracted player and would not be traded, which then changed to Gary Ablett would only be traded to Geelong for a player in return, to accepting a trade for draft picks.
But not only that Gold Coast gave pick 24 to Geelong as well. All this for pick 19 and a second round pick next year.
Then, Gold Coast gave up pick 2 in this years draft (for Lachie Weller) in surely the biggest "Fuck you!" to a rookie coach (Stuart Dew) in the history of AFL and all competitive sport ever.
As one Geelong fan said, "You only ever get one Gold Coast!"