Supercoach 2012 Rookie Cheat Sheet – version 4

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JOCK’S SUPERCOACH 2012 ROOKIE CHEAT SHEET  <<click here for version 3

You’d reckon picking these rookies would get easier as AFL Supercoach Season Round 1 approaches. Wrong folks.

We discussed in our weekly podcast the balls up that us Supercoach and Dreamteam coaches are now in. We all need to attack the grizzly task of finding replacements for midfield rookies James Magner and Lachie Neale who both came a cropper last weekend. And what in the blazers is up with Dylan Shiel and Adam Treloar from GWS? Ducks and Drakes or something more serious?

Follow the link at the top of the page for the fourth in my series of Supercoach 2012 Rookie Cheat sheets. Was it a daunting task? Yes. Does your old pal Jock Reynolds let his followers flail in a swirling sea of Rookie uncertainty for long? Course bloody not. Here it is folks.. let me know your thoughts.

Arrivals on the scene for Rookie Cheat Sheet v4:

  • A big bunch of GWS lads including Devon Smith, Anthony Miles and “Uncle” Toby Greene.
  • Midfielders Clay Smith (WBD) and Tommy Ledger (Mighty Saints)
  • Mark LeCras potential replacement Koby Stevens

Apologies to these other kids on the radar who I’ll be watching like a fair dinkum Wedgetailed Eagle this weekend. Make sure you watch em too orrite?:

  • Doggie Tory Dickson (FWD $106,600 SC)
  • GWS Curtly Hampton (MID,FWD $113,200 SC) and Jeremy Cameron (FWD, $113,200)

Jock Reynolds.

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another beauty Jock, love your work mate!


Hi Jock I need help on choosing my rookie midfield im not sure if I should have Chad Wingard or Stephen Clifton can you please help!thnx jock 🙂

Jordan Forrest via F

good on ya jock, great stuff!

Also, any chance of a supercoach league for some followers :)?

Jock Reynolds Fantas

Cheers Jordan Forrest flat chat mate and not sure I'll get one organised this season old son – appreciate the support mate

Jordan Forrest via F

Yeah not a problem, thanks again 🙂

William Cornwill via

Good on ya jock great read

Kade Birchall via Fa

Keep em coming !

Benjamin Nolan via F

so many more options for consider for the midfield

Adam Tanti via Faceb

Thanks Jock helps a lot mate. 😀

Jock Reynolds Fantas

No worries at all Jordan Forrest, William Cornwill, Kade Birchall, Benjamin Nolan and Adam Tanti.. you are all good eggs! 🙂

Trent Candy via Face

Thanks Jock!


Can anyone tell me why The G’n'R strategy is somewhat popular?

I just rekon with the Substitute Rule enforced, alot of the lower price rookies will spend more time on the sidelines. It doesnt really help that we dont know who will wear the vest till gameday either


Mark a valid point on the sub rule but the Gun n Rookie strategy is still the popular way to go for a couple of reasons.

1. You get to select more premiums in your team to start with. The players that are going to give you 100+ pts.

2. If you have too many midpricers in your team to start with you will find it hard to upgrade them to premiums as they tend not to go up in value. Where as the rookies are guaranteed to go up in value (even if they cop a sub vest) and tuss make it easier to upgrade to premiums later in the year.

Hope this helps and remember its only a guideline and if you can find a midpricer to is about to explode lock them in (trouble is thats harder than it sounds)


I've got Hayes, Lake, P. Davis, Dangerfield, Sidebottom and Porplyzia, and considering Hargrave/Conca

Too much?

Im sure each will play games.. And are more trustworthy than having a rookie on the field.. When rookies can get a Big 0 for your team, these guys will get 60 – 100


Mark, supercoach is getting that popular now mate, some and Im not referring to jock and co……will lead you astray whether be blogging, tweeting or forums. In the past G and Rs have come out on top, but if you have a midpricer you have that hunch will do good well then buy and squeeze him into your side. Good luck and have fun.

Travis Poorter via F

broughton or birchell… thoughts? Oh Yeah… thanks for the cheat sheet mate.


im going with Broughton 😀


What about pfieffer from port jock?

Mature ager at Port surely to get a game?!


They should play him as he has experience, plus he was handy last year out of AFL.

Also what are your thoughts on the team so far Jock?

B: Goddard Broughton Suckling Heppell

Hargrave Guthrie Ellis (Bugg , Tynan)

M: Ablett A.Swallow Bartel Clifton

Stevens Pfeiffer (Smith , Magner)

R: Cox Stephenson (Giles , Redden)

F: Franklin Fyfe Martin Zaharakis

Dangerfield Rohan D.Smith (Smedts , Kerridge)

Still have $403,200 not sure what to do with it. Not many great ruckman around that price maybe Kruezer, Guthrie to anyone in defence, upgrade Stevens or save it.


Have done a trim:

Franklin to Goodes – age will not weary him

Fyfe to Pfeiffer , therefore wingard comes into mid

Suckling to Deledio

Hargrave to Lake – battle of the old bulls

Stephenson to Burger

And I'm interested in Pearce Hanley , who is apparently having a great preseason which I upgraded Guthrie to.

Rohan I want to change but not sure who too. Risk it with Curtley Hampton and Smith in forward line and have $259,500 to spend somewhere else.

More all rounded team then.

Brent Goodwin via Fa

Great work jock

Ken Jamieson via Fac

are magner , neale out injured jock , is it long term ?

Sam Kleis via Facebo

Thanks jock! Helps like anything 🙂


What do you think of Spurr's chances to play Rd 1 in Freo's defence Jock?

Jock Reynolds Fantas

Gday lads, Travis Poorter very close call, like Broughton if Ross keeps playing him in the midfield. Ken Jamieson yep Magner has what appears to be a minor hand injury and MAY be out for just the week, still not good for RD1 prospects, Neale sprained ankle. And no worries Brent Goodwin and Sam Kleis 🙂


Also, T.Mitchell (Mid – Sydney) – much hyped in the 2012 prospectus, but almost seems to be a myth, as no sign of him at all this pre-season, nor mention of him on any Fantasy blogs?


I heard from a source inside the club he is battling with osteitis pubis and won't be expected to play for a least the first month.

PS thanks for all the great info Jock et al, love the site

Scotty B

What about Coniglio mate? Seems to be in stealth mode….?

Paul Cassat via Face

Senbloodysational podcast Jock. We are lucky to have a guy like you on the inside, with your wealth of knowledge from the grassroots right up to the senior coaches. Keep up the good work!


Hey Jock, great site.

Any more thoughts on Hogan.??

Seemed a great steal until last game

I'd love to have him but if someone like clay smith is likely to get more security, higher average and less $$ then it makes it an easy answer

Ashley Luke Ryan via

Thoughts on Ivan maric jock? I think he is the bargain of the year in the ruck


Jock thanks for all your info – you are an absolute legend. I've set up a DT and a Supercoach league if anyone wants to join – Jock let me know if it ok to post league codes here


Great site mate, podcast very funny. Keep up the good work, should contact heraldsun to get an 'add jock to your league' button like crawf has, would be classic!


My Team so far

B: Goddard, H Shaw, Broughton, Lake, Ellis, Bugg, Darley, Smedts, L Brown

M: Pendles, Ablett, Murphy, Fyfe, Martin, Wingard, Ledger, Magner

R: Goldstein, Giles, Redden, Stephensen

F: Franklin, Pavlich, Cloke, Sidebottom, Dangerfield, Hall, Dickson, Dell' Olio


I'm not normally a fan of 3 rookie rucks, but I like this version alot!

My only question is do you have enough mid rookies to provide enough cash (they tend to deliver better price rises).

That said, this combo looks to be a very competitive strategy. It will score well early, has decent bye balance and if your rucks (and Lake, Wingard & Dangerfield) come through you will be laughing your way into the top 500+


Thanks mate, yeh I'm still thinking of adding another rookie mid, and I swapped Broughton into Suckling and Dell' Olio into Jerermy Cameron

Ben Wrigley via Face

Onya jock, great work over pre-season mate…. U have helped out heaps!!!! Now its nearly time for the games to begin!!!!!! [email protected] love footy season!!!

Scotchn Coke via Fac

top stuff Jock, I think I'll skip preseason next year and just log on here when the cheat sheets done 🙂


First time poster – avid reader.

Jacob Brennan? Looks OK so far


Good Call – Bad Call??

Smokey call, sneaky call, keep under your hat call, great point of diff call, GOOD CALL NYTx3

Jordan P. McNutsack

Love the cheatsheet almost as much as I love your moustache Jock; you are a fair dinkum Aussie cobber.

Leigh Pridham via Fa

Great stuff Jock, love the cheat sheets but the podcasts are great entertainment. LOVE YA WORK!!

Julza Keller via Fac

This is going to be my go-2-page for supercoach this season. Love your work!


would like ur opinion anyone, still a work in progress

B: goddard, birchall, broughton, lake, hargrave, guthrie, ellis, bugg, brown

M: Ablett,Boyd, watson, kelly, b. ebert, d.smith, c.smith, magner

R: nik nat, kruezer, redden, stephenson

F: franklin, fyfe, martin, dangerfield, rohan, porpos, cooyou, smedts, hall


Not bad at all. Would worry about having lake and hargrave both mid priced same team and injury prone. Watson is a hammy concern too but a gun!


Yeh agree on hargrave and lake, been tossing up between them two and dempsey. Watson worth the risk I reckon at that price, too good ti pass up on

Sammy Winter

whats your thoughts on cloke and burgoyne

Sammy Winter

Is it an good idea to have one player per team in each position for the upcoming byes. Is one premium three rookies in ruck gonna do any good? I have Cox, Giles, Redden and Stephensen.

Sammy Winter

may upgrade stephensen ito mcintosh

Jacob Cecil

im gonna agree with jock on this one. But maybe stephenson to maric(rich) might work.

Jacob Cecil

Finally someone has noticed Stephen Clifton …. AMEN! Had him in my team since the start! Also good to see clay smith in there. Always good to see a Gippsland boy starting in the footy! Go Gippsland!

Jacob Cecil

have been on the site since it first launched. Also remember on the Facebook page, I wrote up a report on the first nab cup game (rich/nm/haw) and I commented on Ellis being a gun of the future? Was I right or what!

Jock The Boss

Hey Jock,

Great work mate. Avid reader.

What do you reckon of the side;

Backs – Goddard, Deledio, Broughton, Waters, Ellis, Smedts, Bugg, Darly, Brown

Mids – Ablett, Swan, Murphey, Boyd, Watson, Miles, Reid, Magner

Ruck – Cox, Giles, Redden, Stephenson

Forward – Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Dangerfield, Porplyzia, Smith, Hall, Weedon, Kerridge.

As you can see, gone basically all out on mids because thats where most of the score comes from. Also gut feeling telling me Waters is going to become premium again this year. And do you think Porpy is too big of a risk or has he shown enough for you?


Hi Guys. I've set up a Supercoach league and Dreamteam leaque and Jock given the all clear to post the league codes here – thanks heaps Jock. If anyone is interested in joining the codes are Supercoach 971170 and Dreamteam 265695. At this stage I will not invite anyone other you Jock fans. If you join give me some your thoughts what we should call the leagues eg Jocks Jokers etc

Jock The Boss

Joined Mate! All for a competitive league.. Obvious everyone who checks up on jock is serious about sc, so im all for this!


Get Jock onboard!!! Definitely like the name!


Hey Jock, Higgo and Crouching Tiger,

How are your Supercoach and Dreamteam teams coming along? Have been doing a bit of research. Just after an analysis on a few players I have in mind.

1: Jack Darling (Eagles) av 69.5 2011, possible break out year with no Le Cras in the Team ? and the only other reasonable option in the Rookies is Garrick Weedon whom i have a few concerns over picking him.?

2: Jack Steven (Saints) av 78.25 2011, possible breakout as well considering that Lenny Hayes is getting old.?

3: Ashley McGrath (Lions) av. 72.48 2011, not looking at him as a long term keeper, but with Brown out for a while might be a good money maker as Brisbane don''t have any real go to men in the forwards, except for maybe Zorko but is a rookie and small Forward.?

4: Taylor Hunt (Cats) av 53 2011, whats your opinion ?do u think he has a starting spot in the cats this year. Looking for value for money and has been playing pretty well ?

5: James Hawksley (Lions) av 62.5 2011. again in the backs the lions up and down scorers. looking here for value as well , Jed Adcock being the premium back in the team will definitely be tagged this year , your thoughts ?

6: Nick Riewoldt (Saints) av 87.14 2011. Dirt Cheap this year, think he will fire up this year, or will the likes of Siposs and Saad take away some of the lime light, or on the other hand will they draw away the taggers to get Riewoldt into the open and kick heaps of goals ?

Also do u know what Supercoach points they have scored so far.

I have revised my team since I was last on your blog.

Backs: Fisher, Birchall, Duffield, Hawksley, Hunt, Hargave, Clarke, Bugg, Morris.

Midfield: Boyd, Swallow, Bartel, Beams, Lewis, Steven, Reid, Magner.

Rucks: Giles, Redden, Jenkins, Stephenson.

Forwards: Martin, N Riewoldt, Crameri, Dangerfield, A McGrath, Darling, Pfeiffer, Hall, Panos.

This team isn't final and still have 357,400 left in the kitty.

Also you have probably noticed that I have four rookies in the Ruck. Now most people will think I am mad doing this, but I have weighed up the pros and cons of it and believe I am better off spending money else where.Plus Giles and Redden are playing extremely well. Believe all 4 rookies will be prime for upgrade come round 6-8 enabling me to buy the likes of Goldstein, Cox etc when there prices have levelled out.

As you can see I dont have Goddard , Pendlebury, Ablett, Swan, Cox, Dal Santo, Marc Murphy, Goldstein etc. Simply they are way over priced for the points they have to score and they have other competition for possessions in their team. I am looking at overall points and as proven the early leaders rarely win. I am prepared to wait 4-5 rounds before trading them in plus, if I have found some POD's (Players of Difference) that are in my side, I will be way ahead of people that loose money on these players.

I tried to access , has always been free but now its $5 weekly subscription, definitely not looking on there anymore for info.

Finally I have created a league called 4 Quarters on Supercoach the league number is 813017.

Jock, Higgo and Crouching Tiger, you are all welcome to join up, as well as any Supercoaches looking for a competitive comp.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated once again.



Jacob Cecil

thats interesting…. a 4 rookie ruck strategy. If you cash left i would do a i med 3 rookie strategy.


Mark – Thanks I have just joined your leaque – great stuff – can't wait for round 1. If your interested your welcome to the Jocks Jokers leagues as above.



I have joined your competition as well.



Sammy Winter

Hey Guys,

Just letting you all know that Tom Ledger for the Saints is playing a great game right now.

He seems to be a great rookie at the moment.

Sammy Winter

Hey Everyone,

Who wants a challenge. Join my supercoach league Future Kings. This is the right league for you if you have been thrashing everyone in all your leagues for the last or two.

The code is 498459.

I hope to see you there!!!

Jacob Cecil

Jock, Cecil again! Don't mean to be picky or anything but are we going to see a new premium cheat sheet? Just strugling with some good prem backs. Love ya work, also do you listen to the coaches box podcasts, i have for the year or so and just wondering if you do? Alright i think thats all! Cya jocka

Sammy Winter

A premium sheet work great for I am struggling on premiums as well.

I have really been liking the work from Matty Boyd. Expensive but worth every penny.

Sammy Winter

Also if you do make a premium sheet I would be interested in who you consider out of Swan and Pendlebury. Swan is cheaper but I have Pendlebury.

If I need any cash I would definately swap them around.

I am also struggling on who to choose as my premium backs. There's Goddard, Deledio and Scotland I can afford two of those three. Wondering on who to pick.

Anyway like my premium forwards Franklin who I think should be in every supercoach team, Pavlich and Cloke. I also have Nick Riewoldt if you count him as a premium.


Sammy – Matthew Boyd is a gun – he will definately be in my team too. I see you have joined my league – thanks. Unfortunately I have run out of leagues – all five used up – so I can't join yours – bugger. Good luck & Cheers Talk to you in my league

Sammy Winter

Hey Tony,

No problems that you can't join my league.

Anyway what's your opinion on Shane Tuck has been racking up disposals, I have been thinking about either grabbing Tuck or Barlow don't know which. Right now its Tuck only because Barlow hasn't played a game.

Just wondering but do you have Swan or Pendlebury.




Sammy – Not keen on Barlow but Tuck is worth considering depending on other players in your midfield but I probably won't have him. Swan and Penelbury are both guns – probably lean towards Pendelbury but ask me tomorrow and I could say Swan – not much help!!! Tony


G'day Sammy,

I think I'm the only one that has joined your league atm, needed to fill a couple of spots.

One question too. Will Tuck get game time?? Sure he racks up possessions but the tigers have robbed him of games in the past when they should've played him.

youdumpit wepumpit

Jock love your stuff mate.

Wondering if you blokes would have a geez at my team and let me know what you think. any feedback appreciated!

God (angry pills? looks like he'll stay at hb because st kilda struggling for good kicks?) Deledio Suckling pig hargrave (or lake?) ellis bugg darley smedts brown

pendles(will price drop?) gablett boyd lennard (knocked out today any thoughts?) clifton smith magner ledger

cox giles redden stephenson (how will nick nat and cox effect each others scoring)

franklin fyfe martin sidebottom dangerman porpus devon smith treloar zorko



Jock That is sen-bloody-sational that you've joined Jock's Jokers. Thanks mate. Any chance Higgo and TheCrouchingOne to sign up too-that would be great!!!! Anybody else – you can still sign up!!!


Yes, lve joined too…..Great to be in a league with "Uncle Brumbie"and all u footy freaks too.Great info on this site…..uncle jock,crounching one,higgo….take a bow…..


hamish mcontosh looks a great buy this year and if u dont want 1premium ruckman and 3 rookies id get him cheap and will definately make u money

Sammy Winter


Would anyone tell me who to get out of Hayes, Cornes and Tuck.


Sammy – Lenny Hayes has been in and out of my side a few times – at the moment he is in but??? I probably wouldn't have Tuck or Cornes – and I'm a PORT supporter – yes its been difficult at times but I've followed PORT since I was 4yo. Have you considered Rory Sloan – he could go alright this year???


Jock, you are a legend mate !! – hey as a long time Blues supporter anyone ever say you look like Phil Maylin ?


JVC Yeah Jock and the boys are doin a great job!!!!

Phil Maylin – I think you might be right???


Is Brian lake even going to get some game time?


Just paid Manuka a vist. Reiwoldt J and Deledio looked very good. Those thinking of IvanMaric at R1 or 2, don't he spudded it up. The other Maric however showed plenty, and Ellis did enough to suggest a rnd 1 start.

For GWS, Jmac = lock. He was everywhere in the second half and will score plenty in the opening half of the season. J Giles or Freezeframe also looked very good, got plenty of ball and kicked 2 goals.

The surprise was Will Hoskin-Elliot, he is an awkward price, but OMFG the boy took a screamer & launched a couple more attepmts he also had the tigers midfielders grasping at air as he spun and side stepped around them and he just ran and ran. Jeremy Cameron showed plenty as well, Kennedy was very good as were Tomlinson, Bugg and Townsend.


Chillimaster – Thanks for the 'around the grounds report' Great to see Delidio was on the park and played well. Jack too!!! Ellis will be good. What about Morris??


If he played, he didn't stand out at all.


Hmmm, Sorry Tony. I had a look at the stats sheet and he clearly got plenty of it. I wasn't looking out for him, so I failed to notice how well he must have played.


No probs – I think he and Ellis will be good – have you joined Jock's Jokers (sc 971170) Be great to see yoy there


Joined your league Tony in S/Coach. Cant wait to lock horns in some good weekend battles to come!


Adam – Great to see you onboard mate. Jock's Jokers (sc league 971170 nearly full) don't miss out to compete against Jock and his followers!!! Where are you Crouching and Higgo – you guys are doing a fantastic job!!! Don't miss out guys!!!!

Not many takers for Dreamteam leaque 265695 – come on you guys!!!!

Sammy Winter

Hey Everyone,

Who wants a challenge. Join my supercoach league Future Kings. This is the right league for you if you have been thrashing everyone in all your leagues for the last or two.

The code is 498459.

I hope to see you there!!!

This is a copy of a message is said earlier, but only have four people. Please join


Sammy Winter

Who wold you guys choose if you only had room for one. Ellis or Morris?

Sammy Winter

Anyone who wants to, feel free to answer these questions.

Ellis or Morris? Redden or Stephenson?

Pavlich or Fyfe? Goldstein or Cox?

Swan, Pendlebury or Ablett? If you could choose any midfielder but Swan,

Bugg or Darley? Pendlebury or Alett who would you choose?

Nick or Jack Riewoldt?

Broughton, Adcock or Suckling? Hope you all answer the questions. It will help me

Hargrave or Lake? and i'm sure a lot of other Supercoachers.

Priddis or Thompson? Cheers all!!!

Sammy Winter

Sorry about the layout of the last message if it's confusing. It came out different then what I set it to be.


Tough first one, ellis may get game time however morris is a mature age recruit. Ellis

Redden, port has ruck issues and injuries in that department with renouf and lobbe.

Fyfe but price should come down early.

Can't go past Cox been the best for so long, but If u need money goldstein.

Ablett he'll get most of Gold Coasts points.

Boyd is shredding!

Darley been great so far, consistent!

Ablett, Pendles price will drop and Ablett does't had many players to steal his points like Pendles with Swan and co.

Nick may hav a better season than last.

Broughton although Suckling will hav support with players back from injury last year.

Personally I have taken the risk with a rookie instead of those 2.

Priddis is a gun and has two supreme ruckman to palm him the ball.

Alphacats 07 09 11

In Short,






If you could choose any midfielder but Swan, –

Picken (Bulldogs)


Jack Riewoldt





hey guys what do you think of my team would appreciate some feedback, thanks!

Backs: deledio, h shaw, broughton, c dempsey, m clark, b ellis, smedts, townsend, morris

Mids: ablett, boyd, mitchell, a swallow, t ledger, j mcdonald, pfeiffer, magner

Rucks: cox, sandilands, giles, stephenson

Forwards: fyfe, chapman, d martin, dangerfield, j reiwoldt, folau, dickson, hall, kerridge


Please get Devon Smith over Folau!


yeah ive done a fair few changes around! thanks


join my league jock please 963031


Hi Nicko – Is there a spot foe me in your league??? Cheers


Yer mate 🙂


Nicko – Thanks mate just joined your league – yes it would be great if Big Jock could join us – come on you legend


Hey fellers whats ur thoughts on paul bower (injury risk to big?) & b mccauley while baileys out, would be 2nd ruckman, would he increase in price enough? Cheers


hey can i get some feedback on my team please. cheers.

backs: Goddard, Deledio, Shaw, Broughton, Burgoyne, Guthrie, Bugg. Int: Darley, Webberley

mids: ablett, swan, selwood, chris mastin, clifton, smith. Int: Reid, Gibson

rucks: leunenberger, redden, giles, stephenson

forwards: franklin, goodes, fyfe, martin, dangerfield, d smith, smedts. Int: Hall, Kerridge


change webberly for ellis! goodes wont fire till half way through, not sure about leunberger, burgoyne and guthrie!


Great cheat sheet Jock, very handy or everyone involved.

Sammy Winter

Hey Everyone,

Just an reminder of my league Future Kings. There is seven spots remaining I hope it is

full before round one.

The code is 498459.

Hope to see you there!!!

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