Brisbane GM of footy David Noble says the Lions removed their “emotional attachment” to Dayne Beams when trading him to Collingwood yesterday.
Beams is heading back to the Magpies, with the 2018 runners-up eventually handing over two first round picks to the Lions, along with other pick swaps.
Despite Beams publicly stating on numerous occasions his plan was to remain in Brisbane, a late change of heart led to the trade, and Noble has explained how it played out from the Lions’ perspective.
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“You really have to at this point in time try and remove that emotional attachment and look at the deal as a logical asset and value and where that sort of lands,” Noble told SEN Afternoons.
“I guess once Collingwood were able to come to the party with something that we could consider, the discussion goes back to the CEO, goes back to the Chairman, the board.
“You then have to look at whether or not that value is at a point that you’re going to consider.”
Noble also explained how Brisbane understood the personal challenges Beams has dealt with.
“The way he and his family have handled themselves have been extraordinary,” he said.
“What he had to deal with this year, there’s been a lot made of it, the way he continued to play and held and conducted himself.
“He was very public about his mental illness and battles there.
“We certainly were understanding and emphatic around what that needed to look like.”
Listen to David Noble's chat with Kris McKenzie on SEN Afternoons in the player below