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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

How Shiel almost back-flipped on Bomber move


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Dylan Shiel finally secured his move to Essendon, but with the trade window dwindling down to its final hour, it has been revealed that he almost back-flipped on the move.

Speaking on The Trade Table, AFL reporter Damian Barrett revealed how with 40 minutes to go in the trade period, the 25-year-old had second-guessed his decision to nominate Essendon as his club of choice. 

"Dylan Shiel had basically second-guessed himself through this entire period," Barrett said.

"He had second-guessed himself after nominating Essendon to the point where with 40 minutes to go he was more than happy to go to Carlton, more than happy to go back to GWS.

"It was why Stephen Silvagni was still in that meeting area for as late as he was."

Following the startling revelation, Shiel spoke for the first time since becoming a Bomber and admitted that he stayed out of the trade talks on Wednesday.

"It was certainly a difficult decision," he said.

"I'm not working behind the scenes today so I was unsure about the situation of a deal getting done with Essendon.

"I tried to stay out of it today and I let the managers take care of it and I'm rapt that Essendon could get the deal done and I'd like to thank the Giants for cooperating with them.

Shiel was a part of a mass exodus at the Giants during the trade period which saw Rory Lobb join Fremantle, while Tom Scully and Will Setterfield joined Hawthorn and Carlton, respectively. 

The 2017 All-Australian revealed that after Lobb, Scully and Setterfield's trades, the Giants indicated that they had enough cap-space to retain him at the club.

"The Giants had obviously made some big trades throughout the trade period and expressed that they may be able to keep me at the footy club," Shiel said.

"There was a conversation there and I expressed my intention to still come down to Melbourne and to still get a trade done with Essendon.

"I'm not sure how close Carlton were in the negotiations."

There had been speculation about whether Shiel had been pushed out by the Giants, but he explained that the decision to part ways had been mutual.

"The Giants certainly weren't pushing me out," he said.

"There was intentions from me to want to return to Melbourne at some stage throughout my career.

"It just happened that it was the right time and both myself and the Giants parted ways with the relationship intact." 

 

Dylan Shiel finally secured his move to Essendon, but with the trade window dwindling down to its final hour, it has been revealed that he almost back-flipped on the move.

Speaking on The Trade Table, AFL reporter Damian Barrett revealed how with 40 minutes to go in the trade period, the 25-year-old had second-guessed his decision to nominate Essendon as his club of choice. 

"Dylan Shiel had basically second-guessed himself through this entire period," Barrett said.

"He had second-guessed himself after nominating Essendon to the point where with 40 minutes to go he was more than happy to go to Carlton, more than happy to go back to GWS.

"It was why Stephen Silvagni was still in that meeting area for as late as he was."

Following the startling revelation, Shiel spoke for the first time since becoming a Bomber and admitted that he stayed out of the trade talks on Wednesday.

"It was certainly a difficult decision," he said.

"I'm not working behind the scenes today so I was unsure about the situation of a deal getting done with Essendon.

"I tried to stay out of it today and I let the managers take care of it and I'm rapt that Essendon could get the deal done and I'd like to thank the Giants for cooperating with them.

Shiel was a part of a mass exodus at the Giants during the trade period which saw Rory Lobb join Fremantle, while Tom Scully and Will Setterfield joined Hawthorn and Carlton, respectively. 

The 2017 All-Australian revealed that after Lobb, Scully and Setterfield's trades, the Giants indicated that they had enough cap-space to retain him at the club.

"The Giants had obviously made some big trades throughout the trade period and expressed that they may be able to keep me at the footy club," Shiel said.

"There was a conversation there and I expressed my intention to still come down to Melbourne and to still get a trade done with Essendon.

"I'm not sure how close Carlton were in the negotiations."

There had been speculation about whether Shiel had been pushed out by the Giants, but he explained that the decision to part ways had been mutual.

"The Giants certainly weren't pushing me out," he said.

"There was intentions from me to want to return to Melbourne at some stage throughout my career.

"It just happened that it was the right time and both myself and the Giants parted ways with the relationship intact." 

 

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