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Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Podcast – 2 weeks till kick off!

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AFL supercoach 2013 NAB

2 weeks to go folks can you bloody believe it!

Get stuck right into this week’s podcast as we have an absolute feast of Supercoach and AFL Fantasy gold just waiting to be discovered. It has been a very interesting week of NAB Cup action and the tide has turned on many fronts.

I know I bang on a bit kids but I must take this opportunity to remind you to stay calm. The next fortnight is a stressful time for all fantasy footballers. It is a time for cool heads and steely nerves. It’s not the players you pick in these 2 weeks that will win you the prize. It’s the players you’re wise enough not to pick.

Discussed this week;

  • Dyson Heppell
  • Patrick Ryder
  • Tex Walker
  • Josh Jenkins
  • Patrick Karnezis
  • Travis Varcoe
  • Dean Terlich
  • Daniel Currie
  • Koby Stevens
  • Leuenhamneggenburger
  • And a hell of a lot more..

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Backs: B Goddard, B Gibbs, P Duffield, D Heppell, S Atley, B Goodes, (N Vlastuin, S Colquhoun)
Mids: G Ablett, S Pendelbury, L Shuey, H Hartlett, B Moloney, K Stevens, O Wines, K Mitchell (B Crouch, J O’meara)
Rucks: S Jacobs, D Currie (S Rowe, J Witts)
Forwards: J Roughead, D Zorko, J Bartel, T Rockliff J Kennedy, B Macaffer (S Kerridge, J Lamb)
Feedback is very welcome. Feeling as though my team is looking a bit shaky cheers Jeremy!


Pretty close to mine Jeremy, so I like it! Currie is the key


Like it… like it very much! Rucks are risky, but if Currie gets the nod ahead of Goldstein, thats a bloody solid team. How much cash have you got? If possible, id upgrade Hartlett to Bennel


Yeah man Hartlett is going to be your burn man if any. Also make sure those forward rookies can get games. Lamb will probably not break into Sydneys best 22


Hartlett is looking in ripping form and very hard to ignore particularly in the backline rather than the midfield. But his injury prone history can't be dismissed so I've now gone with Duffield instead who's proved to be very durable in contrast.

Still has me tossing and turning at night though as I reckon Harlett could have a blinder this season if those hammies hold up!


thanks for that guys swapped hartlett to the defence for heppel and traded hartlett for birchall whos popped into my mind with injuries to piggy and others


Your team look excellent but if there was one problem it would be the rucks as I believe Currie's job security good but not great, however the rest is magnificent.


bwahaha, pod cast, sneaky little peak comment from Crouching, gold!


Hey jock, higgo & crouching when will you guys be putting up your teams??:)

We would all love to see them


good stuff fellas!!

Anyone got a league i can join?? consider myself a pretty good coach ahha


Great podcat again guys. Just a question for higgo, i cant see your complete guns and rookies strategy paying off. Who will you go for in the forward line if your just saying that midpricers like varcoe and karnezis are too risky? Surely with the lack of rookies that are guaranteed games in the fwd line, you’d have to take at least one mid pricer? Cant say i’ll be taking any of your advice on the guns and rookies strategy. Seems stupid to me.


Perhaps you could've worded it a little nicer Kodesz but yes I'd like to see Higgo's forward line too with only GnRs.

I've gone guns and mid pricers across that line instead otherwise reckon you will run the risk of either picking up regular donuts or burning trades instead.


Agreed, probably sounds a bit nasty but i’m just interested to see who he’s going with.


5 guns forward
5 rookies midfield
Simple really in 2013


We're talking about the forward line Eagle not the midfield where obviously a GnR strategy is easily achievable.


That’s what eagle is saying SCaddict, u can put 5 premiums in your forward line and then have more rookies in other lines to keep a GnR strategy going even though forward rookies and slim this year


Yes somehow he edited his post whilst I was replying. It initially read just 5 guns 5 rookies so makes more sense now.

Well I guess it's doable then. But that's spending a heck of a lot of cash in just one line though and limiting yourself for trading in premium forwards who emerge during the season unless you want to burn a few extra sideways trades.

But the main reason I'm against it is I think you will likely be missing cash generating opportunities if you pass up on a good choice of value mid pricers up forward this year.


lol cash generation will be huge in the midfield u dil!
Thats the whole point. MORE CASH GENERATION!
From midfield rookies.


Yeah I mystically edited my post LOL

THe link between your eyes and brain works intermittently!

Good luck! it looks like you will need it.


OOps a bit harsh
Now where did that mystical edit button go…………………?????


Woh Lads, Suppossed to be a happy Place
Like comin to Grandmas house after school, you said yes please No thanks and eat all the tea cakes offered and in return you put up with the Ps & Qs
Don't hijack this site for the rest of the community


Good on ya Dools. Agree wholeheartedly mate. Don't want this great site to turn into many forums out there where they are more trouble than they are worth.

Debate and idea sharing is what's it about not juvenile name calling!


i think it would have to consist of mainly guns, with maybe 6 rookies in the midfield…. i can find 4 rookies up back, 2 in the ruck and none up FWD so my forward will mainly prems with karny as the mid pricer.


Higgo has insisted on going with 6 premiums in the midfield. Just dont know where he'd get the money to afford a safe forward line. His backline must be very weak if he goes with all guns in the forward line?


whats happened to heath scotland in defence?


Suspended for the first two rounds and he's getting on about to turn 33 in a few months.


Out of some of the "cookie-cutters" I do NOT have players such as,
Franklin, Zorko, Luenberger, and out of some of the rookies named I don't have Vjney.


I actually dropped Viney recently too.


Like your thinking guys. Viney hasn't come on as much as I thought. Maybe kommer might be passing him?


For me, it came down to picking two out of Viney, Mitchell and Stevens. Since i'm starting 3 rookies in my guts, I went for the bit more mature players in Mitchell and Stevens. 5-5 approach has me with Ollie Wines, Koby Stevens, Kane Mitchell, Jaegar O'Meara and Brad Crouch in my mids.


Going with the 'set and forget' forward line this year as there are hardly any forward rookies. The mid pricers aren't looking all that good either. Bynes will burn, Varcoe doesn't look all that great, Monfries has an injury scare, Karnesis unproven, Siposs awkwardly priced…. So here it is, thoughts please:






I'm of similar thinking regarding the forward structure RR although perhaps a fraction top heavy for my liking so I'm going with a few mid pricers with high job security instead such as Lecras, JJKennedy and Karnezis.

Not even confident that Macaffer will get a game each week such is the depth of the Pies atm. It's certainly very lean pickings in relation to forward rooks this year.


Carefuk of Vardy – injury?


Hey guys great work again! What are your thoughts on Lecras in the forward line?


An enticing option although there will probably be a few mid pricers more popular at this stage if you can only fit in 1 or 2.

However I have 3 mid pricers in my forward line so can squeeze him in and reckon he'll be a good stepping stone to Nic Nat by about Rd 6.


I'm not sure mate that bloody ACL injury is a real pain in the A*s


No question players returning from long term injuries have an added degree of risk hence the favourable pricing whether it be Leuey, Varcoe, Macaffer, Ball, Embley, JJK, Gray, Krakouer, Staker, Bock or Lecras.

Reckon it's a risk worth taking though especially with the extra 6 trades this season. Also I intend to use him as a stepping stone to a premium player so will unlikely still be in my team by mid season even if he remains fit and healthy.

But I also understand his selection is not for everybody so I'm hoping it will be a fruitful POD in my leagues early on.


Yeah Lecras is a tough sell and I can certainly understand why many coaches won't be able to fit him in.

For a player returning from a whole year out of the game with a serious injury $370K is certainly on the steep side. If he was under $300K like his mate JJKennedy then he would likely attract more interest.

But the guy is pure quality up forward and also capable of rotating through the midfield as well so I'm willing to roll the dice on him myself.

But at the same time I can fully appreciate whilst others are looking elsewhere. Certainly a decent talking point anyway.


I know Lecras is a bit of a risk, but one I am contemplating taking. Most of my team is guns and rookies at the moment but i feel there are not enough solid rookies in the forward line to make that strategy work, so I feel I have to put a couple of mid pricers in there.


Expensive for the scores he will averaged.
Need High average scores or cash generation
He wont give you either.


Another enjoyable and informative listen again fellas but missed the LOCK OR NOT segment.

Varcoe is one cookie cutter I'm passing up on along with Viney.

Viney hasn't done enough just yet to justify the hype in my view and reckon there are more attractive alternatives to Varcoe for forward mid pricers such as Karnezis, Lecras, JJKennedy, Petterd, Siposs, Cornelius etc.


Yeah hopefully they are two PODs I don't live to regret as they are both very popular selections he he.


I said it last week and i'll say it again, poo Dan Hannebery isnt coming under any consideration for a potential premium. 2 solid performances from him with great efficiency, just lacking clearances.


Yes a serious alternative to Bennell, Shuey, Mundy etc and will be a nice POD for you mate.

Cold Ass Honky

At the moment im sporting a forward structure to 'Ram-Rod', for similar reasons.

Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Watts, Newman, Goodes, Terlich (Stevenson, Docherty)

Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Watson, S Mitchell, Mundy, Stevens, Mitchell, O'Meara (Viney, Crouch)

Ruck: Cox, Currie (Rowe, Witts)

Fwd: Ryder, Zorko the magnificent, Rockliff, Martin, Cloke, Macaffer (Neade, Lee)

Changing about 5 times (or more) a day, so this may not last long lol


*forward structure similar to 'Ram-Rod'


That being said, have already modified this slightly:
In: Wines, Heath Shaw
Out: S Mitchell, Docherty.

Going 4 starting rookies in the mids, and 1 in each other line. Makes money in the mids, sures up the other lines. Far more value in the midfield rookies than in any other spot.

Cold Ass Honky

Ok im obviously posting with two different names and are going mad. Also, Duffield Heppell combo looking better than Shaw Newman i believe


Jock mate Walker is being severely underated by you. Kicked 5 goals on the weekend too not 3 like you said


pretty sure he only kicked 3 dude


2 Super goals and 3 Goals. scored 36 points. I watched the game and the AFL stats also say 2 super goals and 3 regular.

AFL Guru

Correct, 2 Super goals and 3 goals.


t walker with Adelaides draw IS A LOCK!!!!


His ability to boot goals from 60 metres out from a few steps is one of the reasons I think he won't suffer as much as some people believe due to the loss of Tippett. He doesn't need to stay in the forward 50 to be involved, an excellent kick (Check out something like this to see how accurate he can be… and has a good pair of hands on him, too.

With that being said, I'd agree that Sheenan(sp?) putting him at #9 is an overestimation on his part. He's the 2nd best forward in the game, only currently listed player to kick more goals at 64 games is Lance Franklin (Franklin had 167, Tex has 153). Easy fit in the 25-20 range, but can't add him as a top 10 guy yet.


Great pod cast again guys, this seasons structures are starting to take shape, mids lots of rookie options so the variety of structures there are interesting IMHO 5 rookies is the go that's where the money is. The ruck forward structure is where I think the difference will be made with the amount of good rookie rucks available and the lack of forward rookies makes it interesting. Currie has come out very much like the Zachary Smith of 2011 and the Giles of 2012, and I think Rowe is better than the 2012 options of Redden and Big O so a 1 & 3 option is very viable with maybe a Witts etc as you third rookie ruck. The best thing about 2013 are forward ruck gun options that we have and I think Higgo in his genius is right on the money and can not be ignored with 2 of Cox,Ryder or Roughy in your forward line you will always be asured your ruck is covered and the money saved you can fill you starting forward line with player you know will be out on the park every week but of course you guys already know this being the experts you are but I just get so excited at this time of year that I can't stop talking about it and my family just don't understand, thank you guys.


I am a Roos fan and I do not see Currie bring selected before Goldsteinby round one. You’ll be praying for Goldy to be injured if u lock Currie at R2, silly choice


I think if he plays he will potentially score better than the rookie forwards that are available and if he doesn't play I will just swing one of the two gun ruck/forwards I have in my forward line to replace him or use Rowe if he is playing.


I've created another Jock Reynolds Community public league. Anyone here is welcome to join.

Code is 753633.

EDIT – League now has 18 teams so is closed. Thanks to all who joined.


Hi Guys,

Any thoughts or feed back on the below team would be highly appreciated…

Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Hartlett, Vlastuin, Goodes, (Terlich, Stevenson)

Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Dangerfield, Mundy, D Martin, Stevens, Wines, O'Meara (K Mitchell, Crouch)

Ruck: Leuenberger, Currie (Rowe, Witts)

Fwd: Cox, Roughead, Chapman, Rockliff, LeCras, Varcoe, (Macaffer, Lee)

Remaining salary cap is $15,200….

Thank for your comments / feed back / help……



Love the team. I’d get rid of Martin for Moloney.

Not sold on the Frenchman or Varcoe or Macaffer.

I like your rucks in Cox and Roughy. Unsure about Leuy though


Yes Dusty looks out of place in the midfield structure. Perhaps consider moving him into the forward line at maybe the expense of Chappy who turns 32 this year. Then you could get another specialist mid price or premium guy into your middle.


Thanks for your comment above mate….

Made couple of changes…

In: Karnezis, T Armstrong (Syd – Def)
Out: LeCras, Vlastuin

Thank you


Rucks are the only weak spot in the side. Although over the ground you have the scorin ncovered. Not too much room to sell cows an upgrade rookies


Great work on picking Chappy instead of Zorko!!


still a question mark on couple of guys i have picked in my team above mate….

1. Heppell Vs Hartlett – Heppell was good against GWS whereas hartlett was really good against WCE (who are one of the Favourites to win this years premiership)….and agian need to consider that hartlett is injury prone…..not sure…..

2. Chapman VS Zorko – Chapman had a very good pre-season and he is looking really good in the NAB cup, and in one of his article in i read he has mentioned that he had one of the best pre-season for nearly 2 to 3 years…..ZORKO 2nd year player can he do the same thing what he did last year…..not so sure!!!……..

Guys any thoughts would be much appreciated…..


chappy has injury, Not clear on how long but inklings from Sleepy Hollow are miss 1 – 2 weeks…Zorko the Magnificent Ihighly rate but as a second year player I feel likey to let you down SC points wise teams have weighed and measured him…Not for me
Hepple is a tag target, gamble ….Hartlett is just an injury gamble Naw mate from me


Thanks dools for your comment above mate…….

I have revised the team as below…….

Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Vlastuin, Goodes, (Terlich, Stevenson)

Mid: Ablett, Pendles, Dangerfield, H Bannell, N Fyfe, Stevens, O'Meara, K Mitchell (Crouch, Viney)

Ruck: Mumford, Currie (Rowe, Witts)

Fwd: Cox, Roughead, Rockliff, D Martin, J Kennedy, Karnezis, (Macaffer, Lee)

Remaining salary cap is $600….



Hey guys. Great podcast once again. Would love some thoughts on my side though 🙂 I thinks it's coming along we'll with a few more changes this week.

Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Hartlett, vlaustin, goodes, terlich (coloqun,docherty)
Mid: Albert, swan, danger, cotch, Murphy, Stevens, mitchell, omeara (viney, crouch)
Ruck: Jacobs, leunberger, (currie, Rowe)
FWd: cox, rocky, Martin, watts, varcoe, mcaffer (kerridge, paparone)


Cold Ass Honky

Solid. Would downgrade Murphy though – Bennell, Fyfe, Mundy, Shuey all decent options. Spend the cash elsewhere, Leuenberger and Varcoe are potential burn men. Wouldn't put my eggs in the Burger basket – my opinion though. Although many people are souring on him


ok so i want a prem from the pies. most have gone with pendles, swan. is beams a better option than both? i dont c beams getting rested as they will rest both swan or pendles. beams payed all 22 and had an amazing output.


He's really flying under the radar isn't he even though he scored the 4th highest average last season and only 23 years old and likely to keep improving. Should score well again this season with all the attention Swan and Pendles get.

I guess Swan and Pendles have delivered elite output for longer so are regarded as safer bets for all that money.

Not sure I've seen a single team with him in there so would be a massive POD.

Cold Ass Honky

Need to pick one of these pairs:
-Watson or JPK
– Duffield or Hartlett
– Fyfe or Mundy.

Only combination that doesn't work cap wise is Watson, Duffield, Fyfe. Although space could be made.. thoughts?


JPK, duff man, Fyfe. Will ave over 320


Agree with Carl, CAH.


What say you with the team below!

Gentlemen, a great podcast!!

B: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Vlaustin, B Goodes, (Terlich, Stevensen)
M: Swan, Pendles, Dangerfield, Shuey, K Stevens, K Mitchell, Crouch (Viney, O’Meara)
R: S Jacobs, D Currie (S Rowe, J Witts)
F: Cox, Stevie J, Zorko, Rockliff, DeBoer, JJ Kennedy (Lee, B Kennedy)



Its not a full team


Whoops, I must have been drinking. I missed Wines in the midfield

B: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Vlaustin, B Goodes, (Terlich, Stevensen)
M: Swan, Pendles, Dangerfield, Shuey, K Stevens, O Wines, K Mitchell, Crouch (Viney, O’Meara)
R: S Jacobs, D Currie (S Rowe, J Witts)
F: Cox, Stevie J, Zorko, Rockliff, DeBoer, JJ Kennedy (Lee, B Kennedy)


No GAJ your crazy!!

Not convinced on Rowe.. Surely he is behind Kruezer, Hampson, and probably Warnock too. And if he’s played fwd he’ll be behind Waite when he plays as well as Walker and Casboult.

JS an issue??


Lee will play 4-8 games max. He’s shown this preseason he will ave around 60 at best too. Not worth it imo


Any other Fwd rookies then?

Kerridge, Neade??

Bomber Stef

Looks good JJFyzz.

No Ablett though?

I think the gamble will pay off with Currie as a starting Ruckman.


Strong team that should score very well.


Thanks Eagle and Carl.

Still thinking about swapping Swan/ Shuey out for Ablett/Mundy.

Stevie J could go and bring in Tex Walker. Adelaide have a great home draw to start.


At the moment I'm going with kreuzer and bellchambers. I can't bring myself to trust Leuenberger at this stage. In doing that, I sacrifice money, obviously, and I end up with Sam Mitchell and Zorko as M4 and M5, and Matty Wright as F3.

DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Vlastuin, Goodes ( Stevenson, Terlich)

MID: Ablett, Pendles, JPK, S.Mitchell, Zorko, K.Stevens, K.Mitchell, Crouch (O'Meara, Viney)

RUC: Kreuzer, Bellchambers (Currie, Rowe)

FWD: Cox, Rockliff, Wright, Varcoe, Karnezis, Macaffer (Neade, Lamb)

Say whatever you want.


Backs look good

Mids good although not sold on Mitchell. See Thompson, Pridis, Shuey, Mundy, Fyfe or Barlow as being better options

I got burnt last year with Kreuzer. Don't rate him. Bellchambers could a good POD or a failure.

Like Wright. Not sure if Macaffer will get game time

Bomber Stef

Better options than McCaffer as a rookie forward. His JS is a risk.

Agree with JJFyzz – better ruck options than Kreuzer. Bellchambers could be a hit or miss. Consider Ryder and Luenbeurglarrr.


Agree with the others on Kreuuuu. I had him in my team last year and got screwed mid season when Rats played him almost exclusively forward which meant terrible scores. He was played in the ruck more towards the end of the season and his fantasy scoring improved but "once burnt twice shy" I think the saying goes. 🙂

Zorko is probably better placed in your forward line if you can wrangle it.

Seany M

Is Koby Stevens a better pick up then Wines? Also, already got GAJ and Swan in my mids, gonna pick two more out of Pendles, Danger and Cotchin and cant decide which two!! Any suggestions?


Stevens has the advantage of having 4 years in an AFL system, so you'd expect that he'd be better suited to putting up more consistent scores for the year than Wines. I've got both in my side at the moment.


Yes agree with everyone about Stevens. Has a mature body that can better withstand the rigours of a long season. Ollie Wines has a heck of a lot of upside too so both are in my team.


wines over stevens
Stevens couldn't get a game at the Eagles
Wines big bodied player exactly what Port needed will fit in well
is cheaper with beater job security


feedback please

def: goodard, gibbs, duffield, broughton, goodes, terlich (docherty, colquhoun)

mid: ablett, pendles, watson, selwood, shuey, crouch, o'meare, viney (mitchell, stevens)

Ruck: ryder, leuenberger (rowe, currie)

fwd: cox, zorko, rockliff, varcoe, byrnes, macaffer (lee, kerridge)

Bank: 59 500


Want to get Vlastuin in instead of one of your low end def rookies?


Can Brought, get Vlaustin and then take the extra cash to up grade on or 2 of the mid price forwards


swapped vlaustin for broughton

then swapped bynes for bartel?

Bomber Stef

What is the JS on Vlaustin?


Pendles and Danger for mine


Thoughts on this team
Def- b.goddard b.gibbs b.houli s.atley b.goodes d.terlich (n.vlastuin d.van unen)
Mids- D.beams t.cotchin s.mitchell j.watson d.mundy b crouch j.omeara o.wines (l Whitfield k Mitchell
Rucks- s.jacobs m.leunberger (s.rowe d.currie)
Forwards- t.rockliff d.martin p.chapman j.watts t.varcoe p.karnezis (b mccafer m.spanger)
Still 50,000 in the kitty also best option for captain

Bomber Stef

Ablett is a must – possibly for Mitchell?

Good pick on Mundy!!

Better rookies available with safer JS than McCaffer.


To get Ablett I’d need to find another 100k so would take a bit of downgrading and not to sure where’d I’d wanna do that any ideas?
Mundy was a lock for me at that price I think he will hav a massive year


Swapped Watson for montagna been in good for and stk have a fairly easy start to the season hoping I can pick up a bit and swapped Mitchell for Ablett thoughts


Real keen on Newman this year and looking for a way to get him in

DEF: Shaw, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Vlastuin, Goodes (Colquhon, Terlich)

Anyone I could get rid of for him? Thinking of dumping Shaw and Siposs for Newman and Jack Darling?


Swap for Heppel. Will ave more than him


Yeah tough one Shimma. I really rate Newey too with his new role on the wing but I just can't fit him in either as 5 premium quality defenders would just be too much money invested there.

Although I'm not a Siposs fan I'm not sure what you will gain with Darling over Siposs will offset the difference that Shaw is likely to average over Newey.

I actually like your backline as it is.


Hi guys,
Take a look at my team and let me know what you think.
I am not settled on the rookies as yet but the rest of the team im pretty happy with.
Goddard Gibbs Heppell Atley Vlastuin Goodes Pittard Terlich
Ablett Pendlebury Cotchin Bennell Shuey OMeara Crouch K.Mitchell Wines Neade
Z.Smith Leuenberger Currie Rowe
Cox Zorko Rockliff Johnson Varcoe Karnezis McAffer Lee

Bomber Stef

Looks good … few considerations for you:

1. Swan for Pendles
2. Better valued mids than Bennell and Shuey
3. Better rookie options than McAffer.


Looks a very decent team to me DMan.

I'm not a huge believer in Atley and would suggest you try to stretch to either Newman or Harbrow for the extra $30K if you can. But maybe Atley will prove me wrong.


Which combo: Newman, Zorko, Siposs (only 20k in bank though)
OR Shaw, Siposs, LeCras
OR Newman, Darling, LeCras



Newman, Zorko, Siposs wins it for me – the others are a bit too risky and I don't really see Lecras getting past the $400,000 mark.


What do people think of my team?

DEF: Dempster, R.Murphy, Fletcher, Duigan, Johannisen, Bootsma, (Frost, Oxley)

MID: Tuck, Mclean, Lewis, Masten, Prestia, Rischitelli, Seedsman, Tutt, (Schroder, Buckley)

RUC: Hale, Jamar (Hannath, Dowdell)

FWD: Harvey, Ballantyne, Bird, Jetta, Vickery, Hoskin-Elliot (McBean, Taberner)

I'm really confident with my team. Have got a good mix and have a few players that will be my POD. What does the community think?


Oh mate, the 50k is yours in the bag……..


How much cash remaining?


yep a few POD's there for sure 🙂


Did you go for one of those random choice picks mate?


Yeah didn't know you could buy slikpik Supercoach teams. 🙂


Chuck the big C on Vickery?


Awesome. POTY


DEF: H Shaw, Gibbs, Heppell, Vlastuin, Goodes, Colquhoun (Terlich, Docherty)
MID: Ablett, Swan, Pendlebury, Dangerfield, Deledio, Wines, K Mitchell, B Crouch (O'Meara, Viney)
RUC: Jacobs, Currie (Witts, Rowe)
FWD: Cox, Walker, Zorko, Rockliff, Karnezis, Macaffer (Lee, Neade)

$194,300 left


Looks good to me mate possibly give big luenberger a run over witts if you can afford it.


Thoughts on the team
Backs- Gibbs, waters, watts, baguley, goods, docherty( terlich,l Stevenson )
Mids- ablett, pendlebury, cotchin, Goddard, Barlow, k stevens,b crouch,K mitchell,
Rucks- mumford, leuenberger,( currie, rowe)
Forwards-Franklin,cox, pavlich, Martin, j kennedy, karnezis( b staker, mcaffer)
Feedback please


Goddard in the MID is a really bad idea…


You may want to consider alternatives to the Big Mummy. He's missed quite a few games in recent years through injury and suspension.

Leuey is also looking a little questionable atm with achilles tendinitis so you may need to re-assess your starting rucks.

I like your forward line btw.


And 80k left


hey legends what are your thoughts on this team??

goddard gibbs heppell goodes Stevenson docerty (terlich Colquhoun)

ablett swan kennedy Dangerfield moloney stevens wines crouch (Mitchell omeara)

cox currie (rowe witts)

franklin roughead zorko rockliff cloke varcoe (maccaffer paparone)

if currie doesn't play rnd 1 can move roughead to the ruck and play one of maccaffer or paparone on the ground.

would love some feedback.. thanks


and if currie does not play round 2, 3…

I dont think caffer and paparone will be on the field at all early.
Not having a shot mate, I wish they were, I would be on them
in a flash.

were you going to use the captain loophole through the ruck?
could get tricky seeing the hawks are playing late in the round..
and if currie does not play.


@simmo, have some good prems in there, perhaps too many
fully priced players?

I like maloney SELECTION.




How many rucks should there be in the FWD?
Right now I have Jacobs & Currie as my R1&R2, with Rowe and Witts, then Cox in the FWD. Is this enough, or do i need Roughy in the FWD aswell?


Rough will be in the top 8-10 fwds by seasons end so grab him as well as cox


Cox in the forward line should be enough so just pick Roughy if you really want him.


My team currently reads:

DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell,Goodes,Vlaustin (Colquhoun, Terlich)

MID:Ablett, Pendles, Danger, Deledio, Shuey, Mundy, Mitchell, O'meara (Crouch, Viney)

RUC: Jacobs, Currie (Rowe, Witts)

FWD: Roughead, Rockliff, Stevie J, Karnezis, Mayes, Macaffer (Kerridge, Neade)

Would appreciate anyones opinion! cheers


Will Mayes Caffer, Kerridge and Neade be playing round 1? Stevie J is out, if currie rowe/witts miss as well I see 3 or 4 donuts.

Like ya mids, maybe too many dollars in there?


as you can see mate im not settled on the rookies and probably wont go with them in round 1, stevie j out doesn't worry me as i'm only going for a league win. Believe he can average 105+ this year


Yer I like SJ as well, good pick there.

Problem is kodesz I dont see a hell of a of forward rookies
starting, which may mean you have to spend more in the
forwards. Tuff year mate.


very true mate, may have to load up with mid pricers in the fwd line instead


mate I wish there we 2 damn forward rookies…just 2…maybe Neade..


Macaffer and Neade should play round 1.


Nice team. Only vulnerability is in the forward line so would advise you to sacrifice one of your 6 premium mids to bolster the bottom end of your forward line.

If it's any consolation I only have 3 premium mids so you will still have 2 more premium mids than me and a better forward line than what you currently have.


Moloney + Fyfe ? (200k in the bank)
Watson + Viney? (418k in the bank)
Watson + Moloney (50k in the bank)

The second option would leave me with solely a guns + rooks midfield.


watson and viney 100% mate!
fyfe and moloney = 2 midpricers, which is always a risky move.
saying that it could pay off but fyfes injury proneness and with moloney still settling in to a new team makes to be too risky when compared to a proven supercoach champion and former brownlow medallist and one of the best rookie midfielders of 2013


hey guys,
polishing up on the team now, thoughts and feedback would be appreciated please!!

DEF: waters, gibbs, birchall, heppell, vlastuin, goodes (terlich, colquhon)

MID: ablett, pendlebury, kennedy, deledio, dangerfield, k.stevens, viney, k.mitchell (o'meara, crouch)

RUC: jacobs, leuey (currie, rowe)

FOR: roughy, cox, rockliff, varcoe, daniher, macaffer (lee, kerridge)

feedback would be great thanks lads!


daniher wont play much will be eased into the game


like deledio in the mids, leuenberger in doubt for round 1 maybe consider chaning him. Otherwise like it, well done.


yeah leuey worries me a little, but will wait for the diagnosis on how bad it is.

changed daniher to zorko, kennedy to shuey, and heppel to stevenson

agree with the comment on daniher chenzz


Goddard, Gibbs, birchall, Duffield, vlastuin, goodes, (terlich, colquhuon)

Ablett, pendles, Kennedy, Mundy, k Stevens, wines, k Mitchell, jagerbomb, (viney, crouch)

Jacobs, Curry, (Rowe, Witts)

Franklin, cox, zorko, Rockliff, Johnson, Macaffer, (Kerridge, Lee)

Any thoughts lads? Cheers


hey guys, loving the work that's being produced on here! just wondering what you all think about my team, feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Defs – goddard, gibbs, heppel, broughton, goodes, terlich (stevenson, vlaustin)

Mids – pendles, cotchin, boyd, shuey, benell, whitfield, o'meara, k.mitchell (viney, crouch)

Rucks – jacobs, currie (rowe, witts)

Forwards – bartel, rockliff, johnson, wright, watts, varcoe (neade, lee)

Thanks guys!!!


Solid team in general. Personally I would swap out Broughton for Duffield or Newman, Boyd out for anybody (won’t be top 10 mids by end of season), Whitfield will prob be managed by GWS so looking at 12-15 games for the year. If that’s enough games for you then keep him. Love Johnson in your fwd line wish I could fit him in somewhere he’ll ave 105+ I reckon. Would swap Lee for Macaffer, Kennedy (Coll), or another rookie.


Who would you guys prefer
Deliedo or Cotchin?


Cotch for me, however Deledio will still be as consistent as ever and be a fair POD.
Both guns


I can't seem both of them fitting into my team unless I get rid of Danger. Really tough to say! Thanks anyways.


Danger > Cotch & Delids


I've got deledio selected ahead of cotchin just as a POD, as im expecting most people in my leagues to have cotchin. Reckon they will both provide consistent premium output so i guess you cant lose.


I can still fit in both of them but I'm leaving Shuey out. What's the best thing I should?


Okay top 3 FWD Rookies this year anyone? Need a couple for my FWD line.


Mayes, Neade, Kerridge probably in that order. Really nothing much to pick from this year


I'd probably have to say Macaffer, Neade, Lee? Probably won't average to much but I reckon they'll get the most games.


Lee will play 4-8 games max


How am I doing community? Feel free to post whatever thoughts you have.
Def: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Newman, Goodes, Vluastin (Terlich, Colquhoun)
Mid: GAJ, Swan, JPK, Danger, Fyfe, Stevens, Wines, Crouch (O’meara, Kommer)
Ruck: Roughhead, Currie (Sinclair for DPP, Moller for captains loophole/cheap)
Fwd: Cox, Ryder, Rocky, Martin, Karnezis, Macaffer (Kerridge, Kennedy)

Would love to fit Stevie J in there somewhere but don’t want to trade my current FWD premiums as I reckon they’re all set for 100+ years.


Any thoughs or changes i could make?

BACK : Gibbs, Heppell, Hartlett, Houli, Russel J, Goodes B, (Docherty S, Colquhoun)

Mid : Waston, Cotchin, Pendlebury, Selwood, Boak, Monfries, Mitchell K, O'Meara, (Crouch, Neade)

Ruc : Jacobs, Leuenberger, (Rowe, Currie)

Fow : Bartel, Zorko, Rockliff, Kennedy, Karnezis, Varcoe, (Kerridge, Paparone)


Swap Monfries/Boak for Premium/ Rookie.
Not sure how much cash those 2 add up to but it should work.
Ideally Swan, Danger or GAJ if you have enough $$.


Solid team with some differences to most which I like, Gus Monfries was a lock for me but slightly injured his hammy a few weeks ago, see if named round 1.
Like Boak.


Only 5k left btw – not ideal. That might get solved on the day before rd1 ‘rookie shuffle’

Hoping I don’t draft this years ‘Relton Roberts’ lol. That guy killed me


Hey guys any feedback would be appreciated
Backs Goddard shaw Gibbs birchill Duffy goodes pittard terlich
Mids ablett swan cotchin Kennedy omera Stevens valastin Mitchell kerrige viney
Rucks roughhead luenberger curry mcbean
Forward cox bartell varcoe rockliff macaffer Mayes Rowe Simpson


See the article one of the boys did on Bartel. Maybe in for a decline this year


What about chappy or Steve j ?


Stevie J will ave 100-105+ and Chappy prob 95+. Bartel 85-90. Zorko 100.


Yes I'd pick Stevie J rather than Bartel or Chappy. He's expected to spend much of his time in the midfield this season which should result in better fantasy scores than when he played mainly forward in years past.


Does anyone know any good rookies about three in each besides ruck?


Def – Goodes, Terlich, Stevenson, Pittard, Docherty, Van Unen, Vlastuin
Mid – O'Meara, Mitchell, Viney, Crouch, Wines, Stevens, Lonergan
Fwd – Macaffer, Neade, Lee, Paparone, Mayes

I gave more than three because they won't all be named rnd 1.


What's everyone's opinion on Steve j or chappy ?


like Stevie J, reckon he'll have a good year. Chappy too old for mine


Couldn't agree more.


Hey would appreciate anyone to rate it

DEF; Goddard, Gibbs, Birchall, Heppell, Rusell, Goodes (Coloquohoun, Terlich)

MID: Pendulbury, Cotchin, Watson, Shuey, Moloney, Wines, Crouch, Omeara
(Viney, Mitchell)

RUCK: Jacobs, Leunberger (Currie, Witts

FORW: Franklin, Rockliff, Cox, Broughton, Varcoe, Macaffer (Dwyer, Kerridge


No Ablett rookie mistake.


i'm waiting for gaz to drop in price he want stay up there


hey Ben.

Not bad just the Russell selection worries.

Don't worry about Gaza. Someone got to do something different. If it fails so be it.

Saying that, if I was to not pick one of the number 1 players, it wouldn't be Gaza, maybe buddy or Goddard.

Didn't really help did I?


Yes good to see not everyone is going with an Ablett cookie cutter team.

As has been mentioned a few times already Leuey is looking very iffy for Rd 1 after re-aggravating his achilles tendon.

In fact I've pretty much ruled him out of my team even if he is named for Rd 1 as achilles injuries are very tough to overcome and have a high rate of recurrence.


thanks ill get rid of him any suggestions


Awesome work guys, great to hear you've got the #1 podcast on iTunes, fantastic news!

I was surprised to hear you say that Josh P Kennedy would be a unique pick in the mids. This'll be my 3rd year running he's been in my side, I think he's going to be a lock for the next 5 years the way he's going. Picked him ahead of Danger, who I think may struggle a bit as he becomes a focus of the opposition. If you can shut down guys like Danger and Scott Thompson, you shut down their contested ball winning, Crows will lose nearly every time.

I've been scared off by Luey bigtime at the moment, I liked the suggestion of going in with Currie as an R2, but having Cox in my FWD line as a backup. Looks very appealing to me at the moment. Rucks are crazy this year, went in with "Goldstein and Luey, set and forget" mentality and now Luey's looking doubtful for being fit for round 1 and Goldstein looks like he's been overtaken by Currie. I was thinking of selecting a slightly above rookie pricer like Daniel Gorringe, who should be getting some games again this year.

My biggest problem this year is my forward line. Without those MID/FWD swings of last year (Beams, Danger, Sidebum), it's all just looking very unappealing to me. Stevie J is out, Tex has become a mid-year evaluation, Franklin same. Only locks up front are Cox and Zorko at the moment.


So are you suggesting to go with Kennedy over Dangerfield?


Hey mrb.

Normally agree with you but not on the dangermouse. Could be number 2 behind the Gaza the wizard by year end.

Agree with the Berger food poisoning. Like the currie at r2 but I just can't find two more Ruck rookies to put on the bench.

I also hate the forward line this year. 😉


Could be Jimbo, but i'll leave the Raging Bull as an upgrade target for now. I still love Dangerfields game, just seems to present a big injury risk with his bash and crash style of play, especially as he begins to be targeted more by the opposition, which is what has left me slightly cold on him from a supercoach perspective.


The forward line and ruck dept has caused everyone headaches this year. Think I've settled on Jacobs and Currie in the ruck with Cox in the forward line and will only bring Leuey in if he gets through two full games and his price is set to sky rocket. Two very big ifs there.

JPK would definitely be in my top 5 mids but I can only fit in 3 elite mids so he'll probably miss out on a starting point in my team.


Big Ivan and Giles for my rucks at the moment and Cox up forward. Good thinking with Luey, not fit for round 1, doesn't mean you have to forget about him completely.


Luey not playing in the final this Friday – soreness. PLAN B


berger gone, welcome roughly. Berger burned me last year, not this time.


Any way to free up some $$$ in the ruck now Leuy is doubgtful for RD1/2/3…


here's a link for you to follow


Have had to move Cox into Ruck with Jacobs :o(
mmmmmmmmm oh that seems to work if I drop those 2
and pick up those 2
OMG 50 K coming my way!!!!!!!!

Herb Superb

Great Podcast gents, had a laugh and gained some valuable information,sured up what info I have determined over the past month or so.
Will go away and conduct an appreciation of your information. Think I can select a couple of players with confidence that most are not selecting.


Have to say. Love and hate the podcast. Love the sheer magnificance of the information. Hate that I change my side 3 times after a podcast. Moved away from the outright GnR strategy to the higgo break out strategy.

Figure you need to get break out players to win the cash. The more the better. If it goes belly up well so be it.

Got to be in it to win it. Gone are swan and cotchin. Welcome shuey, mundy and fyfe. Bye buddy, welcome zorko. Bye Shaw, welcome watts.

If the Breakout doesn't happen so be it, the winner isn't going to have a cookie cutter team yeah?



You're a braver man than me! I will just be satisfied with league wins and bragging rights in the office.

But yes you will need several PODs and a sh!%load of luck if you want to have a genuine shot at the $50K.


Really need help with my team community:
I really want to somehow fit Moloney into my midfield as my M6. What can I change to make that happen, or is it better the way it is:

DEF: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Vlastuin, Goodes, (Terlich, Colquhoun)

MID: Ablett, Pendles, Dangerfield, Swallow, Bennell, Stevens, K.Mitchell, O'meara (Couch, Viney)

RUC: Jacobs, Currie (Rowe, Daw)

FWD: Cox, Roughy, Rockliff, Martin, Varcoe, Macaffer (Kerridge, Neade)

only $28k in the bank :/ how can i make this miracle happen?


Matthew Wright or Jack Watts or Mark LeCras? (Or anyone else you think that is lower than $475k)
FWD line as it stands

Cox, Rockliff, Martin, Broughton (who I think I'll trade out for one of those two^), Varcoe, Karnezis (Kerridge, Macaffer)


Can't decide
K Stevens or O Wines??


Stevie J and Stevens
Harley Bennell and Wines


b) only because I don't like the idea of Stevie J in the middle. Better placed in your forward line if you really want him.

Btw Wines and Stevens are very tough to split but I'd lean slightly Koby's way.


So much more to debate on: D.Martin or Zorko?? Fyfe or Selwoord?? Pav or Steve J???


Cheers Jock, with burger most likely missing 1st rd and or 2, 3.. would you think it better to have currie move in R2 and keep Burger as a POD on the bench or do I trade up Burger to RYDER and re arrange my FWD line to show 3 elite 2 mid… In saying that would Stevie J still be a good pick if your going for the overall (top 1000) finish this year…


Any clown who puts tats on his neck has a pea brain and will fail!
Stay clear of Martin he aint real sharp it seems.


Seeing a lot of cookie cutter sides show up


As always.


Hey folks,

Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppell, Vlastuin, Goodes (Terlich, Docherty)
Ablett, Pendles, Dangerfield, Cotchin, Deliedo, Stevens, Wines, O'Meara (Mitchell, Crouch)
Ruck: Jacobs, Currie (Witts, Rowe)
Cox, Roughead, Rockliff, Lecras, Mayes, Macaffer (Neade, Lee)

Bank: 37,700.

Any thoughts anyone?

I just want to ask all of you what you think of Macaffer and Lee? Not sure about them two yet.

Bomber attack

Great pod cast fellas. Made me change my team once again:/ but I think I’ve come up with a fairly balanced team. Still not happy with my forward line. Would it be wise to fit in Stevie j in there? Any comment or feed back would be greatly appreciated:)

Here’s my team as it stands

Backs: Goddard, Gibbs, Duffy, hepps, goodes, colquon ( docherty, terlich)

Mids: yablett, swan, pendles, kennedy, cotchin, wines, crouch, jager bomb (mitchell, viney)

Rucks: saucy, currie ( witts, Rowe )

Forwards: coxy, roughy, rocky, dusty, mc caffer, kerridge ( b. kennedy,j neade)


Very respectable selections BA across your backs, mids and rucks.

But like many teams here reckon you're a tad vulnerable at the bottom end of your forward line.

I will be interested to see the mad scramble around here if Macaffer isn't named at Rd 1 or gets the green vest. For I've noticed many have him as their F5 or F6 with no one on their bench likely to cover him or anyone else missing from their forward line.

Still I suppose if everyone else has those donuts too then it all cancels out but I'm structuring my forward line to greatly reduce the likelihood of donuts appearing in my forward or ruck depts.


Ablett and Martin +$5k


Pendlebury and Stevie J +$35k


Bomber attack

Abletts + Martin is worth the extra 20k

top hawk

I am not gonna give you my side for judgement. Why would I, I am happy to read your proposed teams and use your brainpower to my advantage….but if u wanna win this thing, you have to be strategic and not "put it all out there" !! Bring it on I say!


Yup, why give up the team you think will win it for you!


I have no hawks in my team!!!


Don't reckon that's a particularly helpful attitude myself. Perhaps Jock shouldn't post his cheat sheets then or maybe the guys should keep their thoughts to themselves and cancel their weekly podcast. In fact let's just scrap the comments section altogether…bugger it…the whole website whilst we are at it!

Nah it's all about information sharing I say. There needs to be some balance of give and not just all take. Perhaps you're just worried about your team being dissected by others?? Most of us here are playing this for fun not sheepstations.


1st initial team is all for sharing, its the smart trading during the year that will get you over the line any how…


I had an epiphany last nite …New Pope and all.
why is everyone so gung ho for lock fwds? They are the inconsistant part of the team even when you pick well..given the lack of quality Mid/Fwds and Back mids and same old same old Rucs I have gone with something totally against Last Year
Back line locks…Duffman(Oh Ya!) P. Hanley (Go you good thang)
Hurn ( will play in Mid and Fwd Line) Gibbs (So far so good) Goodes Pittard ( dropped the double barrel name CanPLAY) Stevenson and Terlich.
Mids GAJ, Pendles, Beams, Kennedy, Dangermouse, Jack, Mitchell,Jager,Crouch (May drop Danger to Tadahh! Sidebum same deal as last year Ball Gone who stood up Sidebum did. Or beams young brothr Clay Watch Nab Final
Rucs ever changing fluid stuff Cox, Vardy, Rowe, Currie
Very lite up front
But this is a winning thing Varcoe, Rocky,O'hAlphin Krakour, Patton could change ,trest rookies coin left $40K
So I made the hard choice and now I;m telling the community
Ya the team will change but I am set on a Solid B/Line this year everything Flows
Now where did I put that bottle of Shiraz?


Dumb idea mate, miss out on a fair few def rookies, which is the most productive position for rookies this year after mid.

You also miss out on some mid rookies which are the best for cash generation by a mile. You’ll need some $$ to upgrade a whole fwd line apart from rocky.

And you miss out on any other fwd premiums?? Too many downsides for a quality backline set up?


Thanks Carl, But the Vino says I'm right I saw it in a stain on me Tee shirt So given the gravity of picking a new Pope I will go with I saw God LOL


Totaly wrong thought process
But hey where did you finnish last year??a


Have to say that I'm not talking to my forward line either.

Don't know if I can go so many mids up forward though.
Thinking two prmeos in zorko and rocky, Breakout in Martin and 2 mids in varcoe and karny plus the rookies of macaffer, Rowe and spangher (potential suckling replacement?)

Always listen to the vino, it knows always knows best.



Goddard, Gibbs, Duffield, Heppel, vlastuin, goodies (Stevenson & pittard)

Ablett, swan, pendles, danger, shuey, Mitchell, crouch, omeara (Stevens & viney)

Jacobs, currie (Rowe & daw)

Cox, Ryder, rockliff, Kennedy, varcoe, macaffer (Neade & Lee)


Is Ablett going to make you a million dollars?? Thats the question!


No but he will you points week in and week out as your Captain!
Are you new to this game????


Fyfe & Mundy OR Shuey & Moloney


Shuey and Moloney


Shuey and Moloney for me.