Hawthorn have capped off a dream day of trading after receiving Tom Scully from Greater Western Sydney by finding a $10 note in his pocket.
Hawthorn and GWS agreed to a trade this afternoon that saw two-time All-Australian nominee Scully head to the Hawks in exchange for a future fourth round draft pick – a deal many see as heavily in Hawthorn’s favour. Though an injury cloud hangs over Scully’s head, Hawks list manager Graham Wright was already very pleased to secure the former number one draft pick for next-to-nothing, and said the ‘icing on the cake’ was finding money in one of Scully’s pockets.
“Oh man, how good does it feel when you find money in an old pocket? It really brightens your day!” said Wright.
“I thought I was lucky when I was flying over to Sydney and they upgraded me to first class, and then the ticket machine on the bus wasn’t working so I got to ride for free.
“This stuff always seems to happen since I’ve come to Hawthorn!”
While Hawthorn were celebrating their ceaseless procession of victories, Greater Western Sydney list manager Jason McCartney was quite content when talking to the media after the trade.
"It was a complex trade given the uncertainly around Tom’s ankle," McCartney told gwsgiants.com.au.
“And that uncertainty was worth us giving him away for peanuts, because you know how that famous saying goes? ‘You pay peanuts, you get one of our very, very best monkeys when we all want good monkeys.’
“Also, can someone check if players are paid peanuts whether the value of the peanuts goes against the salary cap? I’m asking for a friend.”
The AFL trade period ends tomorrow in what promises to be a day of several big-name moves, with Lachie Neale, Jesse Hogan, Dayne Beams, Steven May and a host of others expected to feature.