SuperCoach Significance Report: WCE v FRE

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SuperCoach 2017 Significance reportBought back a lot of memories this.

Hadn’t been over here since the Geraldton & District Wood Chop in ’86 where I broke a Western Australian record. Hasn’t been beaten since.

Snuck in a wave. Spent the morning visiting old wood industry mates. Delivered some SuperCoach spoken word in town over lunch. Many thanks to representatives of the Yamatji Peoples for the didgeridoo backing. Enchanting.

Then the main course – over to Wonthella Oval for a highly SuperCoach significant clash between West Coast & Fremantle.

And by Christ it was hot. Hot as buggery. 

So hot the powers decided to activate this weak-as-piss policy, which needs to be taken into consideration when you flick through the stats below;

Heat and soft pricks aside, this was our first fair dunkum look at the Mitchell-adjusted West Coast midfield.

Luke Shuey, Matt Priddis and Andy Gaff also came into the side. Critically, THIS was our first chance to see Jack Redden, Lewis Jetta, Elliot Yeo, Chris Masten, Dom Sheed, Liam Duggan and Mark Hutchings scavenge for remaining midfield minutes. 

And there was Fyfe. Nat Fyfe.

He who sprouts Lyfe. He lead out a pretty bloody strong Fremantle unit missing only Lachie Neale, Sandiballs, Bennell & Clarke from the 22.

Importantly though.. Freo were missing strong rookie prospects Luke Ryan & Luke “Serious Penis” Strndica. Gave Ross an absolute earful at quarter time and chucked a sausage roll at his man tits, which I’m now disappointed with myself about – but life goes on.

Then there was a slightly out of context sentence encouraging you all to order your 2017 Jock Reynolds SuperCoach Magazine here while you can due to the fact it is probably the greatest item since the Golden Fleece.

West Coast

They had 115 touches of the pill by quarter time.. to Fremantle’s 48. Blew the haze off the park from the word go. Yes.. they are a game ahead of Fremantle in terms of preparation but there was more to it than that. This was an absolute bludgeoning.

Structurally significant blokes not playing: Nic Nat, Scott Lycett, Jonathan Giles, Jeremy McGovern, Tommy Lamb, Will Schofield

Sam Mitchell | MID | $568000

Within 10 minutes had disposed of the pill 10 times and had cleared the ball out of congestion more than anyone on the park.

As attractive as today was from a Sam Mitchell SuperCoach point of view – the effect on West Coast’s outside mids absolutely stunned me. Looked every bit the flint that could ignite the West Coast outside mids in a big way this season.. there could be several SuperCoach beneficiaries on the outside with Mitchell in the side. Brilliant signs for a Sam Mitchelled West Coast team today.

Finished with 28 possessions (not bad considering the shortened game time), although only 4 of them were contested, and he didn’t tackle once. In his defence, there wan’t much to tackle today.

Matt Priddis | MID | $593800

Hair held up surprisingly well in these sweltering conditions, appearing to maintain some real buoyancy and bounce throughout the contest which was encouraging.

As was the case with most of his mates – he came to play. 27 touches @85% and 5 tackles. Will quietly walk into the SuperCoach season under-estimated once again, and under-selected.

Nathan  Vardy | RUC | $265500

With no Nic Nat, Lycett or Giles this was his time. He needed to grab this rucking contest extremely firmly by the gonads. He was useless as tits on a bull and grabbed stuff all. 12 disposals, just 2 hitouts (!). Did kick a snag in the 3rd quarter, but jogged around like a bloke that didn’t feel as if he belonged at this level. Don’t touch the poor bastard with a barge pole.

Luke Shuey | MID | $574500

Can’t help but think that this bloke could be the biggest winner out of the Sam Mitchell recruitment. Played in the guts all day and kicked arse. Would be a hell of a call to select him at this price, but a 5-7 SC PPG increase may not be out of the question. 15 kicks amongst his 27 possessions.

Andrew Gaff | MID | $493300

See Luke Shuey. Great today, licking his chops with Mitchell in there distributing the pill. Not a bloke I’ll consider at this price. I put Chris Masten in the same boat with Gaff – I don’t believe these blokes have it in them to become top 10 midfielders. 24 touches @92% – only 2 of them contested.

Josh J. Kennedy | FWD | $532200

The dominant big prick on the ground, gave Hamling a bath early in the piece. Nothing happened today that would suggest there will be a backward step taken by JJK in 2017. Bit more quiet in the last half but tucked 5 sausages under his jumper in an impressive performance.

Mark LeCras | FWD | $428600

The frog was good. Very bloody good. Had 2 goals and over a dozen touches before half time then used sparingly after the main break. Finished with 3 including a game high 13 marks.

Elliot Yeo | MID/FWD | $409200

Went to Nat Fyfe in a tagging role.. a fair old indicator as to what we might expect from him in 2017, and a fair old indicator about how keen West Coast were on a full dress rehearsal today. Completely and utterly scrub him off any kind of left-field crazy arse watch list he may have been on.

Mark  Hutchings | MID | $386600

This boy gathered it 24 times last week, and was good early playing a high half forward / midfield pinch hitting role. Appeared cleaner and more assured with the aggot in hand this week. Pulled off the park before he could whack a stake in the ground – 37% TOG in the end.

Drew  Petrie | FWD | $356400

Droopie should have taken some kind of mentoring role at North Melbourne after getting the chop. Injury to key talls, and/or continued Nathan Vardy underpant stainage could be the only thing that gets him a game this year. 7 hitouts today. 5 more than Vardy.

Jack  Redden | MID | $348600

Higgo and his old Mum would have been watching him with interest today. 9 tackles last week, but very little accumulation of the pill. Sat on his arse for the entire first half – a very bad sign when you consider the fact that West Coast played their A team (and had their A game on) in the first half. Rotated through the midfield when he came on.. could only manage the 8 touches.

Sharrod Wellingham | DEF | $344000

Old trampoline boy was BOG for West Coast last week, taking kick outs and played most of the game.. and I’ll admonish it – he was good again today. Still completely agree with Kev – you don’t want a bloke called Sharrod in your team. Fools gold.

Lewis  Jetta | MID/FWD | $318300

Good boy! 21 touches with 16 of them by hoof – and pumped the ball inside 50 five times. Here’s a bloke who averaged 83 in his last season at Sydney before falling off the face of the SuperCoach earth after crossing to West Coast last year. Looked comfortable in his skin and fit. Not for me, but the signs were there today.

Dom  Sheed | MID | $267400

Fluffed around on the outside a bit but worked his way into the game. 19 touches @ 90% efficiency, however – only 6 of them contested. You have to wonder where he sits in this West Coast structure in 2017.


While you don’t go writing a mob off in their first preseason hitout.. you could be excused for doing just that based on the flaccid purple dribble that flopped onto the park today. Granted, West Coast came to play and this was Freo’s first crack at it but stuff me – this was ordinary.

Fyfe aside, there really was stuff all SuperCoach relevance to be plucked out of this one for Freo.

Pricks not out there with their mates: Aaron Sandilands, Zac Clarke, Lachie Neale, Harley Bennell, Alex Pearce, Griffin Logue, Luke Ryan, Luke Strnadica.

Nat  Fyfe | MID | $573500

The bloke we were gagging to see today. Looked fit, strong and quickly asserted himself as Fremantle’s most prolific seed gathers today. 22 touches which was a Freo game high. 16 of them were contested. Delicious shit.

Incredibly.. was tagged by Elliot Yeo from the second quarter. Don’t see that too often in a preseason hitout. Plucked a solid hanger in the 3rd quarter which aroused me for a few reasons. Primary arousal was achieved because it was a real indicator of his confidence and lower body health. Secondary arousal achieved for the manner in which his hair fell across that angelic point scoring face upon his descent.

In my and/or your team.

Cam McCarthy | FWD | $203600

Back from his spell in 2016. The word is he’s been working like a mad dog to get himself fit and ready. While Fremantle struggled to get the ball up near the sticks McCarthy still looked a lonnnng way off when he found himself near the thing. Ross Lyon’s been banging on about how impressive he’s been over summer.. lets have another look at him next week. Had his hand on the pig-skin only 7 time with 75% game time.

David  Mundy | MID | $507200

The Mund has an absolute SHOCKER. Started in the guts, spent some time across half back – barely touched the sides at any point today. 8 possessions from his 75% TOG.

Michael  Walters | FWD | $427600

One of the few blokes, along with Fyfe, who flew the flag for Ross when Fremantle were being pummelled in the first half. Please don’t go slapping him into your SuperCoach side, we should see much of the same from him in 2017. Up and down, will average your 78-82SC which equally no-mans land. 14 touches made him Fremantle’s second most prolific ball winner..

Connor  Blakely | MID | $400400

We had Fyfe, Mitchell and some other cracking prospects to look at today. And you know what community? I was as excited about seeing Connor Blakely today as I was about these other blokes. However, I’ll leave the press box disappointed. Ross didn’t give him much of a crack at it today. Still managed 12 touches from his 60% odd game time, half of them being contested.

If you have a squiz at his Beast profile from this year’s magazine you’ll see that there’s something special on the horizon here. By the way, got your magazine yet? You’re mad if you don’t so snap one up here and I’ll whack one in the mail on Monday.

Keep him on ice.. I want to see him again next week.

Blakely Connor SuperCoach 2017

Bradley  Hill | MID/FWD | $355200

Not nearly enough impact on the game considering his 80% game time. 10 disposals.

Jonathon  Griffin | RUC | $335200

The leading ruckman on the ground today. This was more to do with the fact that he was the only ruckman worth a warm cup of piss out there than anything else.

Sean  Darcy | RUC | $117300

Benched for the first half before being provided his first sniff at the big time. Not ready the kid – held the ball in his mits twice with 4 hitouts in the last half.

Looks like I’ll be the first prick out of this press box this evening – got time to head to the pub for a few jars with Pridd. How did you see it today folks?

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Top Hawk

Welcome to Geraldton Jock! Its a hellhole. That I can tell you.

Nat Fyfe is showing life! That's about all I got out of this game.


I am really hoping to pick an Eagle but cant find one I like. Ive got stuff all Rd 12 bye players in my side at the moment. Might need to pick some up during the season as the emerge

Dac Zawson

It really depends on whether you're in Supercoach to win your league or go for the overall prize.
If you've consistently been around the top 1% and think this year you'll go all out for the top spot then someone like a JJK might not be the worst idea as he should average high 90's-low 100's as he tends to have very high scoring games mixed in with some mid scores. Over the course of the year his overall points should be quite high (he also has a good track record in the last few years with 20+ games a year in all of them).
However, JJK can prove extremely frustrating in league play when he scores a 140 in a week you come up against an easier opponent and then when you really need a good score from him when you're playing in a important match up he may only score 50-70 which for someone over 500k isn't what you are looking for.

On the other hand, Priddis is extremely consistent but rarely goes really big (only 3 scores over 130 last year). Jock also mentioned the possibility of having Shuey as a POD; unlike Priddis, has shown ability to go huge (179 against GWS last year).
Both Shuey and Priddis are decent picks if you are going for a league win as well as going for overall.


I Don't have the balls to pick shuey. I think I'll just trade in Rd 12 bye players during year. Goldstein and Rance for example plus maybe Ablett after his bye to help through those bye rounds


I've just got a bit of a feeling gaff might step it up a little this year and average 105-110, right age and profile, bulked up a bit to help out "more on the inside" if I remember him saying rightly. Value for mine…

Dac Zawson

As a west coast supporter myself, I absolutely love gaff and how he goes about it
BUT… a 20 point jump in scoring output seems unrealistic especially considering the midfield the eagles have right now.
I can definitely see Gaff averaging over 100, but he wont be a top 10 mid this year.
Could be a good pickup in draft mode though


Averaged around the 98 mark from memory by the time you take out the injury effected scores, so would only need to be a 10 point increase, but no probly not top 10. But I'd take a year long 108-112 from my m8 for 500k. I am also overly optimistic….


Significant write up Jock. SPECIAL

Best JLT game so far not for the game but for this one pearl.


Top Hawk

Lock and throw away the key. Fyfe performed at Wonthella oval Geraldton in 42 degrees.

Trust me, Wonthella oval means hell and heat.


Great article Jock, was wondering if you fellas will be bringing out the rookie cheat sheet again this year


Here v.1 mate – 5 weeks old now though. Reckon we'll see another shortly.


Do not touch Jetta. Soft as butter both physically and mentally.




Head up to Kalbarri Jock we can have a few tins
The river is like chic milk

Top Hawk

Jock should! Go another 50 clicks further north and turn left at Northampton. And before you know it, you are in the paradise of Kalbarri!

Dac Zawson

Liked the look of my eagles boys out on the track today jock, but we can't start getting rowdy after a pre-season game in far west WA

Quick Question…
Wondering what forward rookies you jock (and the rest of the community for that matter) believe have a shot at being on-field prospects come round 1?




Eddy from port and black geelong will play I think. Might not score heaps but what forward rookies do


Miles for Hawks looked lively too


Brandan Parfitt


Good chance to play but small forward, beware, bench option at best.


Turner $171k should be in Norths best 22. Should have a SC friendly role, although the first JLT game he looked lost.

Jacob Alison $117k is a good chance to play. Lions could look at him as a tall defender.

Bolton didn't play JLT1, but one that has a good chance for early games.

Parfitt is on my bench, did some nice things against the Hawks. Playing for a team that give rookies a few games.

Shoenmakers $155k is a big chance. 72sc in JLT1 was ok, didn't harm him chances and if they have Roughie playing up the ground, he could be a good target.

Ridley $117k. Coach said that him and McGrath were both good chances to play round 1. First round draft pick, very good player.


Have been a fan of Priddis the last few years as a POD, but today finally confirmed that he is a handballer, not a footballer. I know its preseason, but two gimme set shots less than 30m out and he showed robot like programming to hand off. Also wanting premos for round 12, but will leave Priddis this year. 3 (yes, only 3) kicks and 24 (yep, 24) handballs.


Pulled a hernia after THIS from Jock – 'Secondary arousal achieved for the manner in which his hair fell across that angelic point scoring face upon his descent.' The Lord works in mysterious ways…



Josh J. Kennedy 139

Mark LeCras 136

Luke Shuey 118

Sam Mitchell 108

Matt Priddis 107

Jeremy McGovern 105

Shannon Hurn 104

Sharrod Wellingham 104

Andrew Gaff 103

Sam Butler 100

Jamie Cripps 92

Dom Sheed 92

Lewis Jetta 86

Elliot Yeo 85

Chris Masten 84

Josh Hill 84

Brad Sheppard 81

Drew Petrie 74

Mark Hutchings 74

Jackson Nelson 56

Nathan Vardy 54

Jack Darling 51

Thomas Barrass 41

Jack Redden 38

Eric Mackenzie 34


Nat Fyfe 93

Michael Walters 80

Stephen Hill 65

Bradley Hill 59

Hayden Crozier 59

Michael Apeness 57

Michael Johnson 56

Cameron Sutcliffe 53

Darcy Tucker 52

Ed Langdon 52

Shane Kersten 51

Connor Blakely 49

Jonathon Griffin 46

Danyle Pearce 46

Lachie Weller 46

Lee Spurr 45

Lachie Weller 42

Cam McCarthy 39

Garrick Ibbotson 35

Joel Hamling 30

Tommy Sheridan 23

David Mundy 20

Sean Darcy 16

Matt Taberner 15

Nick Suban 12

Zac Dawson 9


Bontempelli or Priddis? I like both but Priddis is a POD and the bont hasn't fully proven himself yet


Bont. Upside his way bigger.


Bont is as proven as any young gun. No way he takes a step backwards.

Lots of Qs over Priddis however, particularly about his age and role. Getting more niggles last couple of years and likely to be rested at some point. Eagles clearly looking to spread the clearance load more evenly across starting mids this year.

For a POD at same price, maybe Sloane or Jelwood? Latter has same bye as the Prid, also well and truly proven


Thanks mate, somehow Sloane slipped under my radar, I do love him so he's in.


Likely to be rested? Missed 4 games in the past 6 years…


No doubt he's been a durable bastard his whole career 🙂 has always recovered well too, came back quicker than expected from that back surgery in the off season.

You'd be better at looking at the number of injury worries and niggles he's built up over the past 18 months. He's definitely not pulling up like he used to, and it's not unreasonable to think this is worthy of concern for a 30+ yr old.

Eagles bat a bit deeper in the midfield this year and if he's got a niggle they'll have lesson reason to fly him across the country.

Not in my SC team but hey, as an Eagles fan I really hope he'll play 24 games and dig out a ton of handballs to Mitchell…!


Cracking write up my friend. Such a way with words. A storyteller. Reading of your journey through the sweat, blood and tears I was taken back to another time. A fantasy loving mate pulled me aside to check out something he referred to as a 'podcast'. I listened tentatively. Confused at first, then engrossed. Some sadness when the voices stopped and I knew no more would be told. I didn't know exactly who you blokes were or what you were talking about at times. I also knew that I felt warm inside and had laughed a lot. I knew that you blokes were alright. Keep on smashen it pal.




Didn't mind Crozier's game and came into his own 2nd half of last season, another for the D4 watch list.


Zac Dawson 9 points, just what I'm looking…..hold on…..yes….for that one time your mate leaves his team logged in #preseasononlyfullseasonnotfunnyhaha

Russ in W.A

Lol, the greatest player of our generation, who should've never made it to Afl level.


lol he is not even bad, how many games of AFL you played Russ? You obviously don't want football if you think dawns on us a spud


Zac is actually a good player, just not SuperCoach relevant.

He scored 145 in coachkings last year, he can play.

Same as Ben Stratton, you would never pick him in SuperCoach but he is one of the first picked for the Hawks


McGovern? Was fantastic.

Russ in W.A

So was Sharrod, but both are not very consistent at all.

Clock Management

Russ. For 1 McGovern is consistent so not sure what your on about. He is always good for the eagles, particularly since playing permanently down back

And while Zac Dawson is
Not a superstar he is a solid backman, You obviously don't watch him, he is actually rarely beaten, your just going on a myth that he is a spud which is actually not true. If used in the correct role he is effective.


McGovern was an all Australian last year, totally agree with CM


Greene was AA as well. AA is not a sign of consistency


So is Cyril. I think I'm the only one with him.

What is Cyrils ownership?


3.6% … and rising!.

So there are well over 7,000 pricks with him already and it will only increase the more you talk about him. 🙂


To be fair Russ could be speaking purely from a SC sense (as this is a SC site).
As far as SC goes McGovern is inconsistent because his role changes too much. His versaitility is great for West Coast but not so much for a Supercoacher. Being an All- Australian doesn't score extra points.
And from a SC perspective Dawson is a spud….I think even Ross wouldn't argue that.


Well I'll be honest. McGovern playing himself into my team. Think he can go 95-100.

Shake n bake

I had McGovern all yr last year finished well. Bit more pricey this yr but should be an intercept king again.


Hi community,
If u had a choice between JOM and Saint Nick or Jobe and Wingard. Who would u pick?

Dac Zawson

If Jaeger is named round 1 then the first option. Jobe and Wingard is too risky


Docherty and Swallow


Mills and Heeney?

Dac Zawson

Docherty and Swallow purely because it's the safer bet, but if you haven't been too risky in other parts of your team Mills and Heeney may be alright


Swallow has been in and out of my team more than any other.

When Myers got injured I put him at M7 which feels good. But if there are a couple of decent rookies, I'm more than happy to go without him.

I like Mills a lot, but both Him and Heeney, it's a good each way bet


History says only a small percentage of mid pricers work out. I'd take the 2 proven lads

Dac Zawson

Docherty is proven after last year but who is the other 'proven' you speak of?
Swallow, Heeney and Mills are all mid pricers


Swallow has Av over 100 in a season. He's a fallen mid pricer as opposed to an unproven mid pricer


Did exactly the same thing Derek but was hoping to have 5 goods rooks and get by without Swallow. Heeney and Mills both tempting which could allow 11-12 uber premiums


Heath Shaw or Sam Docherty or Both?


Doch for me but reckon you'll need both at some point and no doubt you will be able to get them both cheaper.


Is O'meara R1?


Looks like he's a chance as he's in both JLT teams so far.


Sandi, Swallow and Josh Thomas
Sandi, Wigg and Roughie


Sandi, Wigg and Roughie on what we have seen so far. Wigg seems to be jumping in front of Ellis-Holmes and other fringe mids




Thoughts community

Def: Docherty, Shaw, laird, Keefe, Hampton, Ryan (Stewart, Guthrie)

Mid: Danger, Pendles, JPK, Selwood, Sloane, Swallow, SPP (Wigg, Miles, Hibberd)

Ruck: Gawn, Sandi (Strndica)

Forward: Dalhaus, Macrae, Ryder, Black, Pickett, Camer (Eddy, Smith)


The missing mid if Fyfe


Where is the Nank in this team?


He's a shit pick in my book, averaged 58 throughout his career so he'll have to increase that average by at least 32 to even come close to matching Sandi and with Hampson and maybe Ivan I can't see him doing that. Despite saying that THE NANK is the most arrousing beast to ever lay foot on this magical sphere that we call Earth, he has a majestic way of capturing my man hood despite having a loving wife and three beautiful children THE NANK has had me on occasions question my sexuality. The way that he goes about his football is second to none and I think to compare him to the great Mike Pyke for the title of greatest ruckman ever is a very reasonable call

Goldy vs Sandi

Community I am absolutely torn out of who to pick out of Sandi or Goldy
With Goldy in my structures my M6 would be Jaegar O'Meara who by MY projections I have him to average 94
But with Sandi Jaegar goes up to Sloane, Sloane becomes my M5 and Fyfe my M6
But if Sandi gets injured that sweet 50k is gone.
these are my projections
Sandi 95 and Sloane 109
Jaegar 94 and Goldy 111
Community I am torn, do I risk it for the biscuit?


Sloane is injured


Hi guys, I am trying to understand team strategy
My team has 9 premo's 500K plus 8 mid prices and 13 rookies.
I can stretch out 16 premo's with an average spend of 520K=8,320,000 & 14 Rookies with average spend 120K.
I am working on the assumption premo's net average pts game = 108, Mid 85 & Rookie 70.
Given above assumptions a premo/rookies would give 2708 points across the 30 players
Were as including mid price players would net you 2562 across the 30 players.

Is that the reason why better sticking with premo/rook strategy? (Please feel free to give me some feedback)







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