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.


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!




I N Pieman · 03/12/2016 at 12:40

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 · 03/12/2016 at 12:51

    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 · 03/12/2016 at 12:59

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

    The Bont · 03/12/2016 at 13:03

    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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:17

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

        The Bont · 03/12/2016 at 13:48

        Hahahahahhaha still got two redbacks

Nick Wealands · 03/12/2016 at 12:45

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 · 03/12/2016 at 12:55

    He needs a Community Analysis Write Up!

    The Bont · 03/12/2016 at 13:01

    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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:27

      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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:30

      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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:54

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

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 03/12/2016 at 17:22

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

        JamiesNinjas13 · 07/12/2016 at 11:16

        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 · 03/12/2016 at 12:56

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

Kev · 03/12/2016 at 13:07

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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:25

    Agreed Kev. Could land in my Fwd line

      The Bont · 03/12/2016 at 13:50

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

        The Bont · 03/12/2016 at 13:51


    jockreynolds · 04/12/2016 at 10:31

    I'm bloody interested in Nank either way lads – could be an extremely relevant player in 2017

Steeeve · 03/12/2016 at 13:19

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

    Hot Shame · 03/12/2016 at 13:20


      The Bont · 03/12/2016 at 13:52

      No jj?

        Hot Shame · 03/12/2016 at 14:11

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

          The Bont · 03/12/2016 at 14:19

          Ohh not picking jj dangerous .. #canplayabit

            Hot Shame · 03/12/2016 at 14:43


        Steeeve · 04/12/2016 at 15:39

        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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:22

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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:39

    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 · 03/12/2016 at 14:10

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

      TRIGGER HAPPY · 03/12/2016 at 17:13

      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.

    jockreynolds · 04/12/2016 at 10:35

    No worries Trigg – yep I like the idea of loading up on other lines. MID/RUCK/DEF look solid. Also opens up the possibility that a stack of folks will load up on dodgy FWD midpricers. I'll be steering clear of t suspect midpricers like the bloody plague

Kev · 03/12/2016 at 13:36

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 · 03/12/2016 at 13:49

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

Keenbutclueless · 03/12/2016 at 14:04

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 · 03/12/2016 at 14:09

    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 · 03/12/2016 at 15:30

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

LEKD0G · 03/12/2016 at 14:11

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

I N Pieman · 03/12/2016 at 15:03

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

Kev · 03/12/2016 at 15:41

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 · 03/12/2016 at 23:43

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

      I N Pieman · 04/12/2016 at 07:45

      Agree Luskin. Looks a solid prospect

    Danners · 04/12/2016 at 16:53

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

    Moustachio · 04/12/2016 at 18:21

    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 · 03/12/2016 at 15:56

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 · 03/12/2016 at 17:41

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

      I N Pieman · 03/12/2016 at 18:14

      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 · 03/12/2016 at 23:54

      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 · 03/12/2016 at 16:11

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

Stirlsy · 03/12/2016 at 16:37

I can see wells playing off H/back

jockreynolds · 04/12/2016 at 10:26

Hey lads – here's the full list 😉

Ben JarmanMid/Fwd
Hugh GreenwoodMid/Fwd
Jacob AllisonMid/Fwd
Billie SmedtsMid/Fwd
Kristian JakschDef/Fwd
Taylor AdamsDef/Mid
Ben HowlettMid/Fwd
Bradley HillMid/Fwd
Luke StrnadicaRuck/Fwd
Jordan CunicoMid/Fwd
Jack BowesMid/Fwd
Jacob HopperMid/Fwd
Matt de BoerMid/Fwd
Tim TarantoMid/Fwd
Isaac SmithMid/Fwd
Kieran LovellMid/Fwd
Oliver HanrahanMid/Fwd
Corey MaynardMid/Fwd
Nathan HrovatMid/Fwd
Nick LarkeyDef/Fwd
Oscar JunkerDef/Mid
Paul AhernMid/Fwd
Ryan ClarkeMid/Fwd
Brendon Ah CheeMid/Fwd
Cameron HewettDef/Mid
Dougal HowardRuck/Fwd
Hamish HartlettDef/Mid
Karl AmonMid/Fwd
Matthew BroadbentDef/Mid
Matthew WhiteMid/Fwd
Patrick RyderRuck/Fwd
Willem DrewMid/Fwd
Jacob TownsendMid/Fwd
Josh CaddyMid/Fwd
Mabior CholDef/Fwd
Shai BoltonMid/Fwd
Shane EdwardsMid/Fwd
Toby NankervisRuck/Fwd
Ben LongDef/Fwd
Blake AcresMid/Fwd
Jack BillingsMid/Fwd
Jack SteeleMid/Fwd
Jake CarlisleDef/Fwd
Koby StevensMid/Fwd
Lewis PierceRuck/Fwd
Nick O'KearneyMid/Fwd
Brandon JackMid/Fwd
Callum SinclairRuck/Fwd
Daniel RobinsonMid/Fwd
Darcy CameronRuck/Fwd
Harry CunninghamDef/Fwd
Jake LloydDef/Mid
Jordan DawsonMid/Fwd
Oliver FlorentMid/Fwd
Shaun EdwardsMid/Fwd
Tyrone LeonardisMid/Fwd
Daniel VenablesMid/Fwd
Elliot YeoMid/Fwd
Fraser McInnesDef/Fwd
Jordan SnaddenMid/Fwd
Lewis JettaMid/Fwd
Malcolm KarpanyMid/Fwd
Scott LycettRuck/Fwd
Tarir BayokMid/Fwd
Bailey DaleMid/Fwd
Declan HamiltonMid/Fwd
Jack MacraeMid/Fwd
Josh DunkleyMid/Fwd
Lin JongMid/Fwd
Lukas WebbMid/Fwd
Luke DahlhausMid/Fwd
Mitch HoneychurchMid/Fwd
Mitch WallisMid/Fwd
Patrick LipinskiMid/Fwd
Tom BoydRuck/Fwd

    Sam · 04/12/2016 at 10:38

    You're a legend Jock!

      Kev · 04/12/2016 at 11:09

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

        I N Pieman · 04/12/2016 at 11:36

        Lots of DPP dogs

CJ84 · 04/12/2016 at 11:41

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

    Kev · 04/12/2016 at 11:45

    Joey confirmed yesterday as DEF only

CJ84 · 04/12/2016 at 11:51

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 · 04/12/2016 at 12:17

    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 · 04/12/2016 at 15:40

They will be my starters as well at this stage

Toby Green · 06/12/2016 at 11:09

Toby Green surely keeps F/M ?

JamiesNinjas13 · 07/12/2016 at 11:24

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

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