Supercoach 2015 – Isaac Heeney

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The Draft Theft of Isaac Heeney

What was painfully obvious to me in the GF was how exposed Sydney was by the Hawks pace.

While Cyril, Hill & Smith were scorching their way around the Hallowed turf, Sydney answers in Jetta & Rohan were out of place & completely ineffective. Jetta was a spectator. And Rohan, My God, his performance was so bad his parents booed him off the ground, 65% of his disposals led to Hawthorn goals. So the addition of Isaac Heeney is a blessing for the Swans. And in true Swans fashion; its’a heist.

Will Isaac Heeney get midfield time in 2015?

Get used to that name ladies & gents. He was a Monty for a top 10 selection in this year’s draft. And probably a top 5 pick. However much like the father son rules, similar rules apply to academy players. Young Isaac Heeney is a Swans academy player. It will cost them their 1st draft pick. Which given a compo picks for Melbourne & Gold Coast he’s likely to land at about pick 18. He has absolutely no chance of slipping to 2nd round. Unless of course if he gets driving lessons from Buddy.

2015 Price $137,300
2015 Position MID
Height 186cm
Weight 82kg
Likelihood of game time High. Ready made & ready to rock and roll.
Sub prospect Significant
Likely point score 30-120 ppg (sub dependant)

This fella presents some serious fantasy relevance for 2015. By virtue of the fact he’s heading to the Sydney list at pick 18 he will cost significantly less than he would have. Instead of a $200K price tag, think of a Luke Dunstan cost. Don’t be put off by Gary Rohan. This guy will be a fantasy scorer. The kid is a ball magnet that can play inside or outside mid.



Whilst Heeney models his game around JPK, will there be a spot for him in round 1. The swans have some terrific midfielders already & Tom Mitchell struggles to even get a game. Will they be really keen to inject some youth? I think so after the GF. But I can smell a Vest prospect a mile away. There is also the prospect of a run with role, which may limit his possessions & scoring. He doesn’t seem to kick many goals either. But playing for Sydney he wouldn’t really need to.


Rookie priced cash cow every day of the week. But he could be a player we plonk on the ground. Given what I witnessed on Saturday, with Sydney’s lack of pace the stocks have risen significantly for Isaac Heeney.


• Ball Magnet
• Pace
• Tackling machine
• Good disposal
• Good endurance
• Ready for AFL


• Not a noted goal kicker
• Heading to a team with a very talented midfield
• Not a huge kick
• Will champion data see him as a bargain & up his price


The name of the game is cash generation from Rookies. And I’m sure we’ve found one here. If you don’t have this fella on your watch list add him immediately. You must keep your eye on him during the pre-season. There is a high likelihood he will present excellent fantasy value. The only question that looms is will when will he play for Sydney & is he a round 1 or downgrade target next year. Pieman says get on the Heeney train, he’s a gun.



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Jonty · 05/10/2014 at 15:14

Hope he gets a game. Expecting Malceski to leave so Mcveigh can float to the half back line. Will leave 1 space open in the side and that will be taken by Mitchell. Would like to see Jack/Parker rotated through the forward line… drop Rohan and put in Heeney

    jockreynolds · 05/10/2014 at 15:17

    Gday there Jonty – great to have you onboard mate. Rohan had an absolute underpant soiler in the Grand Final – but I thought the kid started to show some of his goodies towards the end of last season. I still rate him. Will be interesting to see how he responds next year

      Itchy Nuts Pieman · 05/10/2014 at 15:38

      When they dug up the MCG the other day they were looking for Lewis Jetta & Gary Rohans confidence!

        jockreynolds · 05/10/2014 at 15:52

        Would have been pretty easy to find that flaming red hair

          Itchy Nuts Pieman · 05/10/2014 at 16:06

          They found him wearing Ronald’s shoes!

            Peter · 09/10/2014 at 20:44

            I liked that Itchy nuts. Well put.

The Pope · 05/10/2014 at 15:37

What's more of a heist, Heeney or Moore? Peter Moore played for the Pies over 30 years ago. WA and SA clubs are limited to only 20 years of WAFL/SANFL players under the father-son rule, then have to rely on their own AFL players – how many players from the late 90s have had father-son selections yet??? Virtually Zero. Will Eddie support Freo getting access to Maurice Rioli's son, as he played 166 games (and captained) for South Freo (all prior to Freo existing), but only 116 for Richmond? Freo's probably 5-10 years away from any father-son possibilities because of this "unfair playing field".

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 05/10/2014 at 15:49

    Have to agree with you. Sydney & Brisbabe have access to father son & academy players. Freo & Port have access to neither. The crows & eagles just starting to get father sons into the equation.

Phil · 05/10/2014 at 17:13

Sydney apparently nabbed a kid last year that was supposed to be a top10 player as well, his name escapes me though. Perris I think. He is so good Paul Roos tried to pinch him under there noses.
Anyone know if projected prices for next year are available anywhere yet?

    Jonty · 05/10/2014 at 20:41

    Lloyd Perris. Injured his knee last year so was out for the last part of the season. Was 102k so could be a steal but would be hard to see him getting a game

throttlefinger · 05/10/2014 at 22:01

Fascinating and eyeopening, Pieman. Not really familiar with him (not as easy to follow the youngins over here).

That is a wildly crowded midfield the Swans have for sure. If Tommy Mitchellson is having a hard time, how is Heeney gonna jump the line. From your excellent writeup, he's gonna get a major watch NAB time…and may be the frontrunner for winning a NABBIE (awarded to highest preseason arousal curve)

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 06/10/2014 at 07:24

    If he was on the market some recruiters had him at pick 1. I’d be very surprised if the swans didn’t want to get some early game time I into him.

      throttlefinger · 06/10/2014 at 08:00

      At that price, definitely be making a spot for him on the bench, Sir Pie.

        Itchy Nuts Pieman · 06/10/2014 at 10:24

        This morning Melbourne bid pick 2 for Isaac Heeney. The swans matched the bid with their first round selection. He’s a gun, the script was followed!

          throttlefinger · 06/10/2014 at 10:26

          Take a bow, Lord of the Pies!

        Itchy Nuts Pieman · 06/10/2014 at 12:07

        Better get myself a conch!

Skulldragger · 26/01/2015 at 21:43

Heeney is a lock, and one of the few you can rely on this year. Good call.

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