Post NAB 4 Review Podcast – Supercoach and DT 2012

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The Father of Fantasy - Mr Jock ReynoldsOver the next 5 days we’ll all need to make some tough decisions. We will all need to lock those unpredictable GWS lads that we’ve had our eyes on into our team. Take a deep breath. Sit in a comfortable chair. Go to your happy place and listen into this podcast. In this our 11th podcast this preseason we make sense of the swirling swamp of choices that us Fantasy Footy coaches face in the coming week.

Got a wife? Children? Job? Put all that aside for the next few weeks and leave no stone unturned in your search for the best Supercoach and Dreamteam rookies. In this podcast we focus on the rookies and bargains that you need to consider for round 1 with particular focus on the GWS young guns.

Stay glued to the site this week, my Rookie Cheat Sheet verson 5.0 has now been released – have a look and see how ya go

Don’t be a stranger.. post the GWS and Sydney fellas that you’ll be locking into your Supercoach and DT teams below

Jock Reynolds

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  1. Abe says:

    Hey Jock what do you think of Robbie Gray? would you have him or dangerfield in your forward line?

    • James says:

      Dangerfield easy! Robbie wont be very consistant this season. Dangerfield has also shown us his talents in the nab cup with consistant scores

  2. Stroppy Jocks says:


    after several years of dutifully plugging away at DT, decided to shift to SC. Several years too late to avoid watching dud players rack up big scores.

    But getting ready to have a crack at SC by paying attention to Higgo, and occasionally tuning in you and Crouching.

    Current team has 4 GWS and 2 Swans.

    I find the rookie forwards the hardest. Not sure the St Kilda boys or A. Hall will play early.

    So 2 GWS FWD rookies in Smith and Cameron.

    Giles of course.

    And only Mohr in the backs. As a big body, should play all the early games. And the Richmond rookies give more options in the behind area.

    Swans are Goodes and Parker.

    I know some people avoid mid-pricers like Parker, but I will pick them if they offer good value with low risk. Less risk than many rookies, anyway. In this, I think Higgo and I agree.

    • Jock says:

      Gday there old stroppy Jocks thanks for visiting mate and a good move over to SC I reckon.

      Would slip Tomas Bugg in front of Mohr I reckon mate. Mohr will play but seems like your draft horse type. Bugg named in back and has been running through the midfield.. just a thought mate

  3. Adam says:

    Please explain the swing captian again ?

    • Jeffro Jones says:

      To make it work, you need

      a: a partial lockout

      b: a bench player who won't play.

      This weekend, GWS and Swans players will be playing, so their players are "locked out" once the game starts on Saturday. But you have all week to continue tinkering with the rest of your squad, because none of them are "locked out". So – choose a likely Swans lad as your Vice Captain. Say Mumford, who should rack up the points against the Giants. Fine, Mummy is locked in as VC, that can't be changed. If Mummy smashes it and gets a big score, put your Captain on the bench, make him an emergency, and put your non-playing reserve on the ground. As your captain isn't playing, Mummy's VC score is now doubled, as he is your de-facto captain, and you also get your Captain's vanilla score as an emergency. If Mummy fails to score well, simply keep your regular Captain on the ground, and hope he scores better than Mummy.

      • Jeffro Jones says:

        To clarify just a little bit – the non-playing bench player you put on the ground will be your new captain, as you can't have a captain on the bench.

        • Jock says:

          We shouldnt forget that theres another partial lockout with Rich v Carlton next Thursday as well.. do Deledio could be another VC target then

      • Adam says:

        Thanks too many options !!!!! so hard to get your around !

        • Jeffro Jones says:

          yeah, you can get too tricky for your own good. I'll think about the tricky business, but I might just lock and load one "G Ablett" πŸ™‚

  4. josh says:

    higgo and jock

    is luke parker a def lock for u guys? can see him averaging 80+ loves the contested footy and looks like a gem.

    yeah im also keen to here your thoughts on porpliza and dangerfield… for me they are both in my side at the moment or is there any other mid-price picks u would prefer?

    had a bit of a look at g.rohan but may not be there just yet?

    • Jock says:

      Parker far from a lock – not a massive fan of the risky midpricer and I consider him to be one of those mate.. having said that mate completely agree he looks a real gem.

      Tread carefully with Porps and Danger.. gotta say though that they are very close to being in my squad rd 1.. and rohan.. not there yet

  5. Spifflicator says:

    The MUST have GWS rookie is James Mac ($94k), played the general accross half back & racked up effective possesions. A proven performer and will play most games this year. Ignore him at your peril

    • Willo says:

      Seriously misguided advice my friend

      • Jock says:

        Reckon theres some merit in considering old Madonald.. if his body stays together he'll be valuable

    • Tigerman says:

      He is already out with a hammy, one questions his durability. These old blokes are there for some wise heads, Sheeds would play the young bloke before Old Mac I would think.

  6. Jon Jon says:

    Hehehe, he (Kane Lucas) chop-up ball like I chop-up bokchoy. He make mess on floor.

  7. Jesse says:

    G’day mate

    Just got on to your webisite

    It’s amazing!

    Mind giving my team a quick look at?








    S Frost


    (S Morris)





    Dusty Martin

    S Coniglio

    A Miles

    (S Clifton)

    (J Magner)




    (J Giles)

    (J Redden)



    Nathan Fyfe





    A Black


    (A Hall)

    Cheers mate

    • Jock says:

      Cheers Jesse! Nice looking team mate.. just a shuffle but reckon Giles would be your better bet in the R2 position on the ground?

  8. James says:

    Jock, what do you think of caddy, coniglio and cloke?

    • Jock says:

      Gday James, better options than Caddy, Coniglio yes but may be better value in the mids at the lower price, Cloke very close to a yes from me

  9. Stoney says:

    Tomlinson, Treloar?? worth it?

    • Jock says:

      Both will play.. Treloar surely cant be playing rd 1 after being a phantom all season.. Tomlinson worth thinking bout πŸ˜‰

  10. Dan says:

    Backline –

    Deledio, Shaw, Broughton, Lake, Hargrave, Ellis, Bugg

    (Darley, Morris)

    Midfield – Murphy, Boyd, Watson, Sloane, Masten, Coniglio ( Treloar, Miles)

    Rucks – Kruezer, Hale ( Giles, Reddan)

    Forwards – Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Zahakarakis, Dangerfield, Porplyzia, Smith (Smedts, Hall)

    Any info?

    • Jock says:

      Gday there Dan – really liking Broughton in the backs this season. Rossco is running through the midfield

  11. Dwaino says:

    Website is a dead set ripper. Love the podcasts and have been coming back constantly for the past few months getting the info from other comment writers. Down to the nitty gritty now and I reckon after a few weeks I have my skeleton of premiums, vanilla rookies, and a sprinkling of not-too-shabby mid pricers who will fast track a premium upgrade or two, but will most likely tweak it every night from here on out. Wouldn't mind a bit of feed back and also don't mind sharing for anyone who may of overlooked a player or two.

    (in no particular starting order at this stage)

    DEF: Scottland, Deledio, Birchell, Broughton, B. Waters, R. Hargrave, B. Ellis, Tomlinson, Bugg

    MID: M. Murphy, Priddis, J. Selwood, Sloan, Clifton, C. Smith, Ledger, Magner

    RUC: Nicnat, Longer, Giles, Redden

    FOR: Franklin, Fyfe, Dusty, Sidebum, Dangerfield, D. Smith, A. Hall, Smedts, T. Dickson

    Wasn't particularly pleased selecting 5 GWS at this stage. But after some deliberation I guessed Giles doesn't count since everyone would have him and he's safe, and Tomlinson/Smedts gives me that for/bac flexibility if the poo hits the fan one week. Fingers crossed the rookies can generate enough cash early on to upgrade blokes like Waters before/if they start going down.

    I'm a Tigers man and I'm going Ellis over Morris. Plenty of talk on the Tiger boards what's going here. I'm a bit worried Ellis will start as sub against the Blues with Conca coming back in. It's a tough one to call when there will be blokes like Conca and Batchelor playing very similar roles. Leaning to Ellis because his disposal and tackling is class and is third in line for kick in duties behind Newy then Houli. Morris has pretty poor disposal if the NAB Cup is anything to go by and he was recruited for a lock down type role – an argument in his favour to play round 1 to take out the Betts/Garlett type, but wouldn't exactly be the best scorer. Just what I reckon anyway.

    • Jock says:

      Dwaino! Thanks for such a ripping post mate – rapt to have attracted some dead set rippers like yourself to the site..

      Very interested in your thoughts on Ellis v Morris.. and the point you raised about Brandon's kicking duties is a good one. Was surprised by Morris' disposal on the weekend @ 81% efficiency – looked ok

    • Tigerman says:

      Fantasy suicide not having one gary ablett from round 1 IMO

  12. Trav says:

    Crouching is definately on the money. Couldnt agree more with everything he said. Wicked podcast boys

  13. adam says:

    gday jock would just like to know your opinion on A.Gaff from WCE I'm watched him this preseason and has impressed me and for $331,000 could be a great bear gain

  14. Abe says:

    Jock your dedication to your readers is nothing short of brilliant… You're a #&^%ing legend, serious man crush going on right now.

    • Jock says:

      I'll give ya half an hour stop that talk you! πŸ™‚ Mate – Higgo, Crouching and I are just so bloody happy to have such good eggs visiting the site

  15. Mark says:

    Thoughts on Malceski mate??

  16. Stephen says:

    Broughton or enright?

    • Dwaino says:

      Lyon has had Broughton ripping through the midfield during the Nob Cup.

  17. Andrew says:

    Backs – Deledio, Goddard, Lake, Hargrave, Ellis, Smedts, Guthrie (Morris S & Bugg)

    Mid – Ablett, Mitchell, Priddis, Thompson, Scotland, Martin (Smith C & Magner)

    Rucks – Macitosh, Maric (Giles & Stephenson)

    Forwards – Franklin, Fyfe, Gunston, Dangerfield, Rohan, Porplyzia, Smith D (Treloar & Tomlinson)

    Thoughts Jock?

  18. Teeks says:

    Love your posts Jock they have helped me out heaps since I've missed majority of the NAB cup.

    Backs – Goddard, Shaw, Broughton, Lake, Dempsey, Ellis, Bugg (Morris & Guthrie)

    Mid – Ablett, Murphy, Goodes, Watson, Clifton, Smith (ledger, magner)

    Rucks – Mumford, Giles (Redden & Stephenson)

    Forwards – Franklin, Fyfe, Martin, Hurley, Chapman, Porplyzia, Smith D (Smedts & Kerridge)

    What are your thoughts Jock?

    ?Dempsey or Hargrave

    ? on putting Tomlinson in backline instead of Morris or Guthrie as a DPP

    Any thoughts would help! Thanks

  19. COYS says:

    Wow I didn't realise Jensen Button was Chinese!

  20. Michael Kilkeary says:

    Hey lads,

    Just a couple of questions,First of all love the site helps me loads as I'm in Copenhagen and the TV coverage of the NAB cup was minimal.

    What do you think about Rohan as a mid price forward?

    Also Hargrave as a mid Defender?

    Would you have any other players of the same price (280-300k) instead?



  21. KONGYYY says:

    Hey jock been like a stalker of this page and loving the work you put in. Just wondering if u can give me ur opinion on my team. 

    Def: goddard, deledio, shaw, newman, broughton, ellis, bugg. Res: smedts & brown

    Mids: pendles, ablett, boyd, clifton, ledger, old mac. Res: clay smith & magner

    Rucks: cox and giles. Res: redden & stephenson.

    Fwds: buddy, goodes, fyfe, martin, dangerfield, devon smith, kennedy. Res: jeremy cameron & t dickson. 

    Ive gone the 3 mid premiums because it allowed me to make my def and fwd line stronger, which will more than cover the points i would lose from not havin that 4th premium.Plus the mid rookies are going to increase in value faster, so i can upgrade to premiums eventually.

    Ive also gone the 1 prem ruck cause i feel giles will be good enuf to score close to what another premium would.

    As u can see ive gone for the gun rookie strategy, which gives me the point scoring ability from my premiums and hopefully some well chosen rookies, but also gives the opportunity to really make some money off my rookies. 

    Lastly i have chosen a fair amount of gws players, but most would agree they are mainly mature big bodies or players who will be almost guaranteed a spot. 

    Would love any feedback from a sc legend like yourself jock πŸ™‚ cheers mate!

    • Jock says:

      Firstly thanks for the top post Kong – 4.16am… respect!!

      Like your thinking.. another way to look at structuring up might be this (this is the way I am leaning)

      There's more certainty and reliability in the midfield premiums than the fwd/back premiums. Would you consider stacking up on a solid (ie 5) premium midfield giving you a rolled gold point scoring engine room from day 1? Go leaner on your premium def/fwds… and upgrade your maturing cash cows to the premium def/fwds who are revealing themselves as the quality selections midseason?

      The downside to this is that you miss some of the mid rookies who should be the most lucrative.. but the flipside is that there are plenty of rookies available across all lines this seaosn.

      The upside is a far more reliable premium core of players who will better guarantee your early season score output. Also.. with uncertainty around many of the fwd and def premiums you could hold off on some of them and pick them off as the real guns reveal themselves…

      What ya reckon?

  22. Adam says:

    Pavlich or Chapman???

    Or even someone else?

  23. Paul says:

    Trust Chappy's body Jock – IMO, he will be back in a big way in 2012.

  24. Shabby says:

    Hey Jock lovely site mate great reading!

    What are your thoughts on such players as porplyzia, Brown (mitch) and zeph skinner? Porp's was alright with being impressive in the NAB from what I saw anyways, Zeph skinner looks a good price but not sure about the game time he'll get and same with mitch brown.

    Bit shakey on gunston and stratton. Gunston looks like an ok price for what his abilities are. Also Haven't seen much of brissy did zorko get a run? they had some good raps on him from what i've heard.

    Any thoughts??


  25. Grunyans says:

    jock or fellas

    you got a defender for me under a 104K that will play round 1,2,3?

    need one bad.

    Jock I would get my mrs to give you a wristy if I seen you at the pub.


    • Shabby says:

      Mate your going to be s-t-ruggling here. Yagmoor at $106,000 but he'll prob struggle to play the rounds I reckon.

      Maybe try and look at structuring in something like a Smedts ($113,200)/tomlinson (156,600) type set-up, its a defence/forward swap…that's if you can afford it or just go straight out Smedts.

      Looking forward to see what others would say.

    • Jock says:

      haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa cheers mate

  26. BomberB says:

    Hi Jock,

    Loving the work, eagerly waiting every podcast and article you put up.

    I have been chopping an changing my team around like a madman this pre-season. I wanted to get your take on running with two premium rucks this year with two gun rookies on the bench, currently running with Cox & Luenbeeeerrrger with Giles and Redden on bench, whats your take on this strategy?

    Also Pav vs. Fife, whats your take?

  27. Superwolf says:

    Hey Jock,

    Myself and a mate have started up a new website to cover all things fantasy footy, punting, media and basically anything to do with AFL. We've already given Jock Reynolds a plug on our first podcast and will be referring to you guys a lot during the year during our 'SuperCoach Match Committee' segment. Hopefully you don;t mind the free plug here on your site.

    Cheers, keep up the good work.


  28. KONGYYY says:

    Haha what can i say mate, supercoach has taken over..

    Thats how i did have my team structured and with two premium rucks. But i feel a large majority will also adopt that strategy so going out of the norm might be a way to get an advantage. I was even considering dropping goodes for another fwd rookie so i could get another prem midfielder.

    But havnt decided completely yet… But will definitely take ur idea into consideration! Cheers mate.

  29. adam says:

    gday jock struggling here, would like your opinion on a mid that i could get for under 500k . cheers

    • moncon says:

      Mate for 507k you could have Simon Black, what's that moncon you say, are you out of your freakin mind? well let's see, he's a gun Brownlow medallist with total JS and unbelievable durability who would also be a totally unique POD, so that's all good, and then if you're the opposition coach you'd be looking at the Lions midfield and thinking about a tag on Rockliff…no, Redden…Rockliff…Redden…or what about former Rising Start winner Daniel Rich who had better pull his finger out this year…you get my drift, I reckon Black's got one more year in him.

      But it's a big call and I'm probably not brave enough to pick him myself.

  30. Diggers says:

    Fantastic work all, very helpful and just a ripper of a read. One question I pose to you all (and Jock), which package would you pick ahead of the other? Swan and Hayes or Boyd and Watson? Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

    • Mark says:

      Boyd and Watson.

      I have been asking the same question alot these few weeks.

      I've come to reaslise that Hayes may not get a full season in.

      Whilst Watson has just recovered from a serious injury too, he is younger and a superstar.

      Hayes may also be past his prime.

  31. Alphacats 07 09 11 says:

    I'm going for this side in DT


    Deledio, Birchall, Broughton, Waters, Malceski,

    Golby, Dempsey, Bugg, Morris

    Mid Fielders

    Ward, Mzungu, Caddy, Parker, Polec, Magner, McDonald, Kennedy


    Mumford, Hale, Giles, Redden


    Franklin, Fyfe, Cloke, Martin, Petrie, Dangerfield, Hurley, Smith, Hall

  32. Flagpies says:

    Im a mad pies man, but today my heart beats true, not only for a legend of our game, but a legend in more ways than football. A man to leave a wife and 2 young children breaks my heart.

    Dublin Jim, my heart breaks for you.

  33. Andrew says:

    Hi Jock where did you finished overall last year in super coach and when will your team for round 1 be put up

  34. Paul says:

    Would love your thoughts on this…

    Option 1: Malceski, Caddy and $147K


    Option 2: H Shaw, Ledger and $73K

    Malceski makes me nervous, and I’m worried $218K is too much to pay on Caddy who is essentially on a rookie. But option 1 could really pay off?

  35. Dylan says:

    Jock, old son, how ya doing? What do you reckon of Mr. Weedon out west? Haven't heard much lately, JS? Might jump back on Saad. Thoughts?

    Keep up the good work lads! Hopefully my mates haven't found your site

  36. Sean says:

    Hey want to know what you reckon about my side for supercoach 2012 πŸ™‚

    DEF: Deledio, Fisher, Enright, Heppel, Hargrave, Clarke, Bugg

    SUB: Ellis, Morris

    MID: Ablett, Swan, Murphy, Selwood, Shiel, McDonald

    SUB: Magner, Cunningham

    RUCK: Mumford, Giles

    SUB: Redden, Stephanson

    FWD: Franklin, Martin, Zaharakis, N Riewoldt, Sidebottom, Porplyzia, Saad

    SUB: Pfeiffer, Dickson

    Not sure about Saad in the starting team, is it a risk going with McDonald?

    What about 3 rookie rucks?

    Any feedback would be awesome!! πŸ˜€

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