PODCAST: SuperCoach 2017 is OPEN

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Jock Reynolds Supercoach Podcast

Those pearly electronic gates have opened.

Today we welcome many to the podcast for the first time this season. We’re in for a hell of a season and we’re rapt you’re getting stuck back in for 2017.

This week we complete our team-by-team analysis by having a real close look at West Coast & Western Bulldogs for SuperCoach 2017 relevance. Remember to catch up on the rest of the series here, or subscribe here on iTunes.

Hold onto your hats – you’re in for the preseason of your life.

Remember lock your copy of the 2017 Jock Reynolds Magazine in as quick as you can – going into the season without this thing will put you behind the pack


Look forward to the chat in the comments below community!

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Great show as always, I've refreshing since 12:00am this morning, finally opened and just crossed over my side from the team picker, looks a better side now that it's in the real format,, rucks are my problem child at the moment,,,, just don't trust Sandiballs,,,,thoughts on this spastic line boys???


People worried about Sandi. What is his injury?

Shake n bake

Grundy & gawn for me for now!!

Tiny Hammer

With you Shaker. Set and forget 220+ then focus on the confused forward lines we all have


Here is my first draft.

Defence: Adams, Laird, Johannisen, Vince, McGrath, Long, Ryan, Steward

Midfield: Danger, Pendles, JPK, J. Selwood, Fyfe, D. Beams, Powell-Power, Myers, Freeman, Bolton, Graham

Ruck: Gawn, Sandi, Strnadica

Forward: Dahlhaus, Heeney, Ryder, McCluggage, Black, J. Pickett, T. Smith, Eddy


Solid starting line-up Jim. JJ and Vince look at bit risky in defence. Ryder at F3 leaves the forward line exposed a touch too. Pre-season will tell us more. Best of luck.


Bit top heavy in mids for mine and a bit weak in fwds. Could maybe lose one of pendles/jpk/selwood and turn a fwd and a def into a premo.


Another great podcast lads, I am very excited about the articles written in this years "Jock Reynolds Fantasy Footy Magazine" especially when you mention by who some of the articles are written by, and I cannot wait to receive my copy. Last years was truly magnificent. One article in particular by an unnamed person caused me to buy extra boxes of tissues in this weeks shopping list. Mabel, Cynthia, Ethel, Beryl and NOW Doris can't wait to have a read. Unfortunately we will all have to try and read the one copy at the same time. This could be awkward. Maybe I could use it as a bedtime story.
I will certainly read it many times and I strongly encourage everybody to get a copy before she runs out.
Get it now and don't be sorry you missed out. http://www.jockreynolds.com.au/2016/12/06/preorde
May I suggest a change of Centerfold for next year?


Hey guys, I'm looking to create some outstanding community leagues over the next few weeks. If you're an elite player and interested in being the #1 league, join up now! League code – 348969


Is that anything like Elite Singles?


Watson or Beams?

Canny the Manny

Beams > Watson. Watson won't retain Supercoach relevance for the rest of his career. The answer is simple, if Beams is on the park, select him. If he isn't, take a close look at Marc Murphy at a similar price. A couple of years ago, both Beams and Murphy were at almost identical prices to what they're at now due to injury the previous year, and they both had terrific seasons (I wanna say 2014?). We study history to learn from it, this could be a good time to take note.

Jib Jib

Go Watson, Beams is made of crate paper.

But personally I'd avoid both.


AT fu#£ing last …we are back …whoop whoop


Dools, Great to see your name grace this great site again mate, have a bloody great year.



The Ranger

Bloody hell boys! I've been a way for a bit and I'm only just starting my preseason this week.
What a bloody lot to get thru!
Big shout out to all those who have been posting and contributing in the off season.
Can't wait to get into it!

Jonathan Camac

Thoughts on Harley Bennell everybody? Sitting at a juicy $387,000, is DPP at FWD/MID, and has averaged above 95 since 2012 (excepting injury which kept him out all of last year).IS he worth the risk?


Johathan, Here is the link to Trigger's great article mate. http://www.jockreynolds.com.au/2016/12/22/harley-

Jonathan Camac

Appreciate it lads. Great stuff


A tweet recently put out by the Old fart.

"How beautiful it is to log in to Super Coach and see a team of AFL players that you can play with and manipulate into your own masterpiece."


Thoughts on O.Florent?


Like him, Tom. Unlikely to make round 1 though


I thought he may play round 1 like Heeney and Mills have in years before

Bells E Bubb

I can't see it myself Tommo. With Papley, Heeney and Mills you had players with the bods to stand up to it from round one. Not many skinny players in our team lately. Ask Brandon Jack. Florent will need a year imho – but I guess we'll all be watching the preseason – he must of been a high pick for a reason.


Rapt SC is finally back up. Plenty of selection headaches. Have decided to replace O'Mera with Swallow at M6 & add Roughy in at F4. Got a feeling Swallow and Roughy will go alright. Can't wait for preseason.


So what does this JLT mean…. Is it Jocks Long Trunk !!!


gator59, I only deal in Stats and Facts and that is quite clearly a hypothetical. (Unless you know the truth) Juniors Little Tiddler.
I think it is a series of practice games that more likely refers to "Joke League Time"

Iridium 192

League code 180491. No ghost ships please, all others welcome


Ha ha. So is Jack Reddan a turtle head?


First Draft Boyssss, Arousal levels are through the fookin roof!!!

Def :
Sdoch – Laird – Tmac
Mcgrath(Ess) – Scharenberg – Luke Ryan(Freo) —- Bench : TBA

Mid :
JPK – SloanRanger
Bont – CWard – FyfeIsLYF
WBrodie(GCS) – SPP – Myers —- Bench : TBA

Ruck :
Gawn – Brundy —- Bench : Strncock

Fwd :
Rooey – Dahlhaus – Gunston
PRyder – Black(Gee) – BEddy(Pta) —- Bench : TBA


Stellar podcast as always, gents! Lots to consider. Redden, notwithstanding. And cheeks have gone full scarlet at that shoutout. Was a pure honor and great pleasure to work on the magazine. Sure the community will love every page.


I personally cannot wait for it to arrive in the postage.
It is a pleasure to know that you have, and also deserve to have contributed to this great magazine.
Being the great journalist you are and the intelligence and knowledge that you bring to this website it is no surprise to me that you have made a contribution and cannot wait to read.
We all strive to make things better for the SC Community and by adding your contributions have obviously taken it to another level which I am sure will happen every year.


Well, thanks Double O.

But credit where credit is due…I only helped shape the look and did some very light editing. The brilliance inside is really due to the writers and Seldon the designer/illustrator. They have really lifted it to a height much greater than the first JR mag. When they say it was made for the elite SC player, they aren't kidding. I've read most articles 5-6 times…but that's because I'm a bit thick in the head.

Again, thanks for the very kind words, Ocker. Means a lot.


I believe you buddy but bugger me dead you should never accuse yourself of being thick in the head. I will have to read the bloody thing at least ten times for it to sink in to this old pensioners head mate.

New Strategy this year to remind me of the mistakes of the past.
My team currently consists of 30 rookies. (I do have a couple of dollars for upgrades) ha ha
They will be slowly replaced by guns as I start to look at my own statistics.
The only player ATM I am considering is Dangerfield as a perma captain. (not yet conclusive)

This obviously requires patience for most.
But I do have the advantage of my other programs like the "Ocker Team Selector" (The Tool that really takes things to another level)
Everybody else should be using the "Higginator" Until round 1.


30 rookies! HAHA.

I'm considering going Jelwood over Danger from the start. Get him in later. Use that coin to build a stronger backline. Not 100%. Risky but this game ain't no fun if you don't take risks.


I do not consider that to be a risk, You could quite easily end up with both. Why do you think I said in brackets not yet conclusive mate. Consideration of mine and have been thinking both but I need to take some time to get into my own stats. Have always been a BIG fan of Jelwood but I ALSO need a perma captain for my team.
Many days to go but all of a sudden they go rather quickly.


Very true that.


Excellent podcast fellas, had me laughing once again when Jock suggested that Cloke play in the eagles midfield. Keep it up!


Here's the first draft of my team
DEF: Docherty, Shaw, Johannisen, Scharenberg , Berry, Ryan (Stewart, Long)
MID: Danger, JPK , Fyfe, Titchell, Viney, Beams , SPP , Myers (Barrett, Freeman, Graham)
Ruc: Gawn, Sandilands (Strndica)
FWD: N.RIewoldt, Macrae , Caddy, J.Roughead, Bowes, Bolton (T.Smith, Eddy)

Thoughts on my team ? Is it worth starting with Danger ?
Thoughts greatly appreciated


better options than viney out there


My team so far

DEF: Docherty, Rance, Laird, McGrath, Scharenberg, Stewart (Ryan, Long)
MID: Danger, Gaz, Bont, Fyfe, Beams/Watson, Swallow, Florent, Myers (SPP, Freeman, Graham)
RUC: Gawn, Sandi (Strnadica)
FWD: Dahl, Lynch, Heaney, Bennel, McCluggage, Bowes (Pickett, Eddy)

Problems: Defence is a bit thin
Midfield is injury prone
Don't trust Sandi in the ruck
Forwards have only one consistent scorer in Dahl

Thoughts? I am open to any suggestions on how to improve my team?

Johnny Bee

A big thank you to everyone in the JR community for all the write ups this pre-season. Been a big help and had some good laughs. Purchased the magazine a couple days ago and can't wait to get stuck in. Good luck!


Can beams and murthy be in the same team. Also is Sandilands a good option. Thanks jock love ya work.


Whos is the better option out of jack steven and jack viney?


I'd go Viney, but there are other options out their instead of having either.


Steven can score very big but isn't as consistent, not sure if viney will be affected by Jordan Lewis coming in to the team


Everyone talking about Sandi being an injury risk. What injury are we talking about?

Last year he got a NicNat knee to his ribs, all reports that is 100%.

He came back for the last few games and round 23 last year, 15 disposals, 43 hit outs, Fremantle beat Dogs, welcome back.

2014 plays 21 games 108 ave. 2015 plays 21 games 108 ave.

is there a new injury?

Rick Grimes

Maybe it's a length of the tooth thing? I'm picking him (for now). I'm hoping he can go 100 average til byes. At that price you can go deeper elsewhere.


My only worry is that in the past cheap rucks like bellchambers and lobbe haven't work


You had to mention the war.


No bad news on Sandi. Only thing ive heard is they are nursing him through the pre season which could mean he wont be completely match fit for round 1. But being 7 foot, he will still get his 40+ hitouts.


this season, especially at the beginning, will see the umpires crack down on the deliberate rushed behind. They will be all over it.

Has anyone had a think about how this might affect SC scoring?

My 2 cents is it could help the small forward. The defenders won't want to rush it and will hold onto the ball longer, keeping play in the forward line instead of a kick out to the wing. Cyril is licking his lips.

Also, less kick ins, do they get a SC point for that? Even so, Shaw etc who kick to themselves, will no doubt lose a few points.

Anyone else have ideas.


My team at the moment but will change when I get there jock magizine
Def. Docherty, T.Adams, Laird, Johanaseen, McGrath, Sharenberg, ( Ryan, Stewart )
Mids. Dangerfield, Pendles, Fyfe, Heppell, Beams, Swallow, Powel-Pepper, Myers, ( Freeman, Bolton, Graham )
Rucks. Gawn, Sandi ( Strnadica )
For. Dalhouse, Macrae, Heeney, Roughead, McCluggage, Picket, ( Smith, Eddy )


Your mids looks way too light. Really need one more premo in there. Heppell is M5 at best. Probably more a M6.


Ok thanks mate what would you recommend me to do to change it around ?


Personally, I would give up Docherty and turn him into a premo mid. Pieman is an excellent judge of rookies and he has felt that you could play Stewart or Ryan onfield. I also feel Docherty can be bought cheaper during the year. He has only had one season at that level. I think Bont at the same price is more value.


I think that applies to most of the defence premiums


You are absolutely correct Derek. I was just trying to get Heppell to M5 without reconstructing Mitch's team too much


Alright thanks boys well what about this if went docherty to hodge, Pendles to treloar, d swallow to l. Hunter ?

Bells E Bubb

I don't mind the midfield depth. You need to make money and the mids is where to do it imo.
Bit of a risk having Fyfe, Beams and Swallow due to history of injuries – but see how they go preseason. To generate cash during the year you could ditch one of those fallen premos and go another rookie who is going to play most games.


How many people are starting with zach merrett?


He's not on his own anymore, a bit of risk and reward with Heppell and Watwon and all that back


The other problem is his bye being round 13. Fyfe, Neale, Treloar, Sloane, Titchell and Coniglio all have byes. I have 3 of these, so couldn't afford a 4th. Round 12 seems a bit easier to cover, so having a good look at Jelwood, Priddis or Martin.


And Pendlebury


Thanks guys


My 1st draft for 2017.
Def. H.Shaw, A. Rance, R. Laird, Micheal Hibberd, A McGrath, L. Ryan (B. Long, T. Steward)
Mids. Danger, R Sloane, Bont, Fyfe, D Heppell, J Bowes, S Pepper Powell, D Myers (J Berry, S Bolton, J Graham)
Rucks. Nic nat, P Ryder ( Strnadica)
Fwds. Buddy, J Macrae, I Heeney, Roughead, C McCarthy, H McCluggage ( J Pickett, J Ridley)
Any thoughts would be much appreciated? thanks community!


Nicnat is out for the year


Hamish Hartlett
Touk Miller
Zac Tuohy

few smokies of mine. thoughts?


Not many people starting with Deledio – any reasons for this?


New team and his role is uncertain. He could be top 6 forward this year. I'm watching very close