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Hope for Daniher deal until the 11th hour


Joe Daniher’s manager Tom Petroro says his client understands that moving to Sydney from Essendon as a contracted player was always going to be difficult.

Daniher expressed a desire to move cities and was one of the most talked about players during the trade period.

“Joey’s OK, he understood that as a contracted player its never easy,” Petroro told SEN Breakfast.

In order to get Daniher to Sydney, the Bombers wanted a player, not just picks which is where the deal became unstuck.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t get to an arrangement where a player was interested to go to the Essendon footy club in lieu of Joey.”

Petroro said there was still some hope before Wednesday night’s trade deadline that the deal would get done.

“Until 7.30 there’s hope," he said.

“I feel that Essendon had the door slightly ajar through the (Joe Daniher) negotiations. Would we have liked Sydney to put something firmer on the table? Probably. But ultimately when a player is contracted the club does have the upper hand."

Petroro, who also manages Port Adelaide captain Ollie Wines, was quick to reiterate that Wines was never leaving the Power.

“Ollie had no discussions (with other clubs). Ollie is captain of the Port Adelaide footy club, he’s comfortable where he is," Petroro said.

Listen to Tom Petroro's chat on SEN Breakfast in the player below

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