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Cats CEO explains why they completed Kelly deal so quickly


Geelong CEO Brian Cook believes the Tim Kelly trade was a win for all involved, despite the club giving up the elite midfielder.

The Eagles acquired Kelly yesterday, with the Cats receiving picks 14, 24, 37 and a 2020 first-round pick.

It was the first deal of the trade period and Cook said they wanted to get it out of the way fast, with Geelong looking to explore their options given their new arsenal of picks.

“We’re happy with the draft (picks). I think in terms of the picks we got, it’s pretty exciting, isn’t it?” he told SEN Breakfast.

“It gives us the opportunity to do a lot of things. Whether we want to pick up kids, whether we want to bundle up a couple and get a pick in the top 10 and so on.

“We’ve got a few opportunities now and that was the reason why Stephen Wells and our team went early and we pretty much think it is a win-win-win for us, the Eagles and also for Tim of course.

“We don’t know who is going to win in the long term, but let’s not worry about that at the moment.”

Listen to Brian Cook on SEN Breakfast below

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