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PODCAST: Gallagher on Hannebery

St Kilda Head of List Management James Gallagher expects to sign Dan Hannebery as a Saint this week. - St Kilda Saints,Dan Hannebery,James Gallagher,Trade,Sydney Swans
St Kilda Head of List Management James Gallagher expects to sign Dan Hannebery as a Saint this week.
We're hopefully expectant that we can get a fair deal done for Dan towards the back-end of this week.
James Gallager, Head of List Management

The Saints’ new Head of List Management James Gallagher is confident of securing Sydney star Dan Hannebery’s signature this week, as things start to heat up in the Trade Period.

Gallagher confirmed on the Drink it Through Podcast on Monday afternoon that the two clubs had met on Day 1.

“That was one of the sort of five-minute meetings on (Monday),” he said.

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“The positive there is that both sides – us and Sydney – we’re pretty much on the same page, so we’re not poles apart with what our expectations are of what a fair trade looks like for Dan.

“All clubs have got a few different moving parts this week, we’re sort of waiting on a few things to be confirmed, and then we’re hopefully expectant that we can get a fair deal done for Dan towards the back-end of this week."

The ex-AFL/SANFL footballer-come-banker also detailed the strategic side of his approach to the Trade Period.

“We had a pretty clear strategy going into this Trade Period, with some certain areas of the ground that we wanted to improve,” Gallagher said.

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“My negotiation style is a little different to some others – if you can find some common ground and a win-win for everyone, that’s probably more my approach, rather than being too big-headed about it.

“As long as we get out of (a trade) what we need to get out of it, that’s what we should focus on – what does success look like for us? – and leave that as our focus.”

Listen to the full podcast below:

In this week’s episode…

In a special Trade edition of the Drink it Through Podcast, host Clair White is joined by St Kilda Head of List Management James Gallagher to discuss his footy & financial background, the Saints' strategies and priorities for the Trade Period, the futures of some uncontracted Saints, as well as the upcoming 2018 Draft.

Episode guide:

1:37 – Footballing career

3:38 – Financial background

4:47 – The new role

7:42 – Trade Period impressions

10:37 – Dylan Shiel

12:16 – Trade strategies & priorities

12:16 – Dan Hannebery

13:00 – Dean Kent

13:30 – The waiting game

14:54 – Jack Lonie

16:29 – Weller, Longer, Pierce

16:28 – Draft Combine