EssendonFCSEN | Adrian Dodoro has explained the situation that led to Bachar Houli being delisted and picked up by Richmond. 

Houli has gone on to become an All-Australian and premiership defender with the Tigers and Dodoro says their decision to delist him was based on Houli’s steadfast wish to head to Punt Road.

The defender had struggled to crack into the Essendon line-up, playing 26 games in four seasons, and requested a trade to Richmond in the 2010 trade period.

A trade didn’t eventuate, but Dodoro says that Houli was set on leaving the Bombers, despite pleas from himself and new coach James Hird.

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