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Supercoach 2017 Positional Changes

Published by Jock on

Supercoach 2017 Positional ChangesI haven’t been able to frequent the comments in these pages as much as I would have liked these past few days.

It’s been an extremely busy few days. I’ve been representing our proud community at the board table inside the bowels of Supercoach HQ in the city.

The debate around positional changes was heated. I jobbed a bloke at one stage. We’re all good now.

What we need to do now my friends is put some real thought into team structure given a controversial set of positional changes.

I’m not going to sit here typing thousands of words of analysis. Let’s have a look at the most significant changes and discuss them as a fantasy footy evolved people in the comments below.

What I will say to kick things off is this;

Our forward lines will be very bloody interesting

We had a shitload of ripping FWD DPPs in 2016. In Supercoach 2017 we’re losing Zach Merrett, Dustin Martin, Zorko The Magnificent, Michael Barlow and Aaron Hall who will become MID only. Joey Montagna loses his FWD eligibility and becomes DEF only.

Zerrett, The Dust and Zork were our 3 best scoring forwards for the season. We need to identify replacements.

We still have Dahlhaus and have picked up Caddy, Macrae, Angus Brayshaw, Touk Miller and a few other spuds as MID/FWDs.

I’m aroused by the forward line in 2017 folks. I reckon we’ll be seeing some very interesting forward structures over the preseason.

 

Jock Reynolds Supercoach Magazine 2017

The end of Daniel Rich

He’s MID only. No longer will we be seduced by this February hero paddle pop lion prick.

Others

Taylor Adams has rocketed into selection contention with MID/DEF eligibility. Toby Nankervis will feature prominently in selection discussion and rightly so, he’ll have RUCK/FWD DPP along with Paddy Ryder, Tommy Boyd, Majac and a stack of cheap big men.

Let’s discuss folks!

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I N Pieman

Tom Boyd may be a little more relevant than first thought jock old mate. Don't expect 22 games from Taylor Adams. Most soft tissues than Kleenex. But the DPP is enticing

Hot Shame

Feel like Adams is more relevent then Boyd. Was on the radar slightly as a POD when just a mid, now he is a def, barring anything drastic, is a walk up starter come round 1 in 2017.

I N Pieman

Adams is definitely more relevant. Could challenge for D1 honours by end of season. Starting or upgrade option for sure

The Bont

Pieman I thought you'd be all over Adams . Great when he's up and about .
Just had a quick peak hasn't ever played a full season , praying 2017 is his year … But not putting the house on it

Hot Shame

Do it Bont. Put ur house on it like u should have done with Winx lol #TwoHouses

The Bont

Hahahahahhaha still got two redbacks

Nick Wealands

Touk Miller a For/Mid
Coming in to his 3rd year and able to hold down some kind of midfield position (expected) look out

Tim Tam

He needs a Community Analysis Write Up!

The Bont

Had a great end of the season , but with gaj and Barlow back becomes a little less relevant , have a look at his scores at the start of the year when hall and GAJ were dominating ..
Great when he's the no 1 mid but disappears when surrounded by quality , and with all gc's top draft picks coming in could be a real burn man

I N Pieman

That's a trap waiting to happen. Gaz swallow Barlow & 4 gun top 10 mids will deminish his mid time & scoring potential. Firm no for me

Kev

Bang on, Bont. Miller is a trap. Suns had stuff all in the guts towards the end of the year. Points needed to go somewhere

I N Pieman

Look at thumpers 3rd season at GC. Shat the bed in glorious fashion

TRIGGER HAPPY

And also 3 gun mid rookies picked up on the Draft.

JamiesNinjas13

I think he presents a very good option, he is a carbon copy of Prestia and will be the one to fill that midfield position. I don't think they will just throw the draftees into the side ahead of him, they have to earn their place. He has also been a very consistent contributor in his first 2 years.

Boydos Best

Ryder for me in forward line Lobbe is shit so Ryder will be no1 ruck and price should be reduced.

Kev

Bloody keen to see how the tiges use Nankervis. If he gets first crack at Vickery's spot I'll be very aroused.

I N Pieman

Agreed Kev. Could land in my Fwd line

The Bont

Yep yep , nankervis a great tackler, great workdays , could take hampsons posi too …

The Bont

Workrate*

Steeeve

Adams, Doc and a cheap Heater plus rookies at this stage.

Hot Shame

Likewise

The Bont

No jj?

Hot Shame

Adams changes it all Bont.. JJ the 4th def is sexy. Will be in team either way tho come seasons end..

The Bont

Ohh not picking jj dangerous .. #canplayabit

Hot Shame

Hahahaha

Steeeve

He's a maybe. Will just be in so many teams after his grand final (in which he didn't even put up a huge score).
Starting without him could really pay off if he gets hurt or underperforms due to more attention from the opposition.

TRIGGER HAPPY

Thanks jock.

After the machete was run through the fwd line yesterday thinking going cheap and loading up in the mids.

Dahl then daylight dont by won't too dogs so maybe henney, Bennell then? Maybe top shelf rooks?

Kev

Agree Trig. Usually I avoid the more expensive rookies. Seeing as most of the top 10 have dpp I'll slot them up front. Especially the gc blokes and Bags McLuggage who should play early

LEKD0G

Bennell went down with injury to his good leg last week, I'm steering clear until I see him play

TRIGGER HAPPY

Thanks for the heads up didn't know that one.
Yeah needs to get on the park and get some miles in his leg then may look at him.

Kev

I assume Wells keeps his dpp? Not sure I want to go there again, especially after his bombshell revelation that he does indeed have calf problems, but 9 tons and 4 more scores in the 90's from 18 games make him worthy of discussion

Big Ben

Loving your work old mate, looking forward to a return and a top 1000 finish

Keenbutclueless

A cheap option who I think can emerge in 2017 is Dom Sheed. Not saying he is the Wells of 2017, but given the drought up forward, might do enough to hold F7/M9 at year end.

The Bont

Mid price trouble … Gaff maybe for the eagles as an underpriced 'premo' but sheed is a bloke that is injured or inconsistent .. Ryder , heeney and Dahl with rookies

Keenbutclueless

Yup would agree. But under 200k effectively makes him a rookie.

LEKD0G

Gee whiz I'm excited for the next Supercoach season. Forward line is make or break, love it!

I N Pieman

Sure is Lek. You can go for key forwards, punt on mid pricers or load up on rookies. Will be very interesting

Kev

Merrett, Dusty, Zorko. Worth a look as mid only pod's? Zorko 14 tons, 1 game under 80. 585k. Missed 3 games in 4 years. #juicypod

Luskin Star

Merritt was a top 10 mid last year in his 3rd season. Losing fwd eligibility shouldnt have an impact.

I N Pieman

Agree Luskin. Looks a solid prospect

Danners

So many qualtiy mids around that price, that might be the problem

Moustachio

Zerrett is a total gun and starts next year at only 21 yo. This kid could go huge with some decent mids around to help take the attention off him, and with a bit more weight on him (didn't even have full pre season last year due to cricket commitment!)

I N Pieman

I'll be having a look at zerrett Kev. His numbers are off the charts. Zorko perhaps as a sneaky pod later. Beams factor

Kev

Probably not to start with. Had a crazy year but can he repeat/progress with Essendon getting their midfield back?

I N Pieman

This is what needs to weighed up Kev. It is a great unknown. Bombers will be desperate to role them out in the nab for some match play. Will tell us plenty

Luskin Star

Dont think returning players will be an issue.He is better than most of them and playing along good quality players often helps in SC

Paul

Why is Nick Riewoldt not a fwd/mid this year?

Stirlsy

I can see wells playing off H/back

Sam

You're a legend Jock!

Kev

Bloody hell, Jock. I knew it was bad but… jeez. Will start to focus player write ups on these guys

I N Pieman

Lots of DPP dogs

CJ84

I was fairly certain David Mundy would pick up D/M DPP, bugger. And Joey Montagna?

Kev

Joey confirmed yesterday as DEF only

CJ84

Reminder to self – don't try and get to clever with the FWD line 2017. The FWD line is a fool's paradise in 2017. Shit I hope the rookies sprout in our forward lines next season.

Kev

Agree CJ, there's a lot of speculative picks there. Dahl will have massive ownership as F1 but beyond that you'll really need to do your research

Steeeve

They will be my starters as well at this stage

Toby Green

Toby Green surely keeps F/M ?

JamiesNinjas13

Will probably lean towards macrae over dahlhaus. He is a midfield bull.