SuperCoach 2019 – Player reviews: Jayden Short

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SuperCoach 2019 – Player reviews: Jayden Short

I think it was the famous 19th century philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche that uttered this famous quote. It could have been Socrates. I’m not too sure, community. History isn’t my area. Anyway, the quote is thus:

Go Shorty, it’s ya birthday / 

We gonna party like it’s your birthday

Accurate quote representation aside, Jayden Short had a lot of reasons to party in 2018. After 16 games in 2017 (none beyond round 18), he broke into the premiership winning backline in round 1 and stayed there the entire year, adding a yuuuuuge 27.6SC to his 2017 average to finish with 85.7SC. With Houli on the decline, Short is primed to lead the Tiger rebounders in 2019, so should we pick him?


There’s plenty of upside to Jayden Short in 2019. He had a #blessed run between round 10 and round 18, averaging a tick under three figures. With his long, hard, penetrating (sorry) kick being the standout, Short led the league in average metres gained in 2018 with an average of 522.8m a week and was 6th overall in total bounces (35)

Any benefits from the new kick in rule are likely to fall his way. 16.2% of his 105 kick-ins from last year were to himself, which will represent a nice little bump to add to the natural improvement of his 4th year in the system. 


The bad is not so much a knock on Short, but a knock on Richmond. Their style of football isn’t a SuperCoach friendly one. Only one Tiger averaged over 100SC in 2018 (Dusty – 103.9). Of the defenders, Shorty led the way ahead of Alex Rance (82.5) and Nick Vlastuin (81.6). The Tigers also share the round 14 bye with Adelaide (Laird), Carlton (Simmo), and GWS (Whitfield).


I think Short will improve his average again this year into the low 90’s. However I see the improvement coming from lifting his floor and getting rid of those scores in the 50’s and 60’s. At his price he’s a nice pivot off popular backline targets Connor Blakely and Alex Witherden, but doesn’t possess the ceiling of either.  

My take: Could be a handy late pickup in the draft format, but not long form

What do you think, community? Is Jayden Short on your radar for 2019 or are there better options?


Phat Phuc · 26/01/2019 at 07:19

465k for a bloke who pumped out 5 sub 70's NO WAY!

    Duffer · 26/01/2019 at 17:26

    I know a boatload of coaches that are paying over 500k for a bloke who pumped out 4 sub 70s – Josh Dunkley.

      Phat Phuc · 26/01/2019 at 21:43

      hahahaha Dosh for Junkley

      Godd_Toldstein · 27/01/2019 at 15:37

      Why did his scores improve duff?

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 27/01/2019 at 15:40

      Change of role, change of scoring

Rick Grimes · 26/01/2019 at 13:58

At another club he'd be averaging 100. But at Tiges will have too many games where the ball just doesn't go to way. Pass.

GloryDays94 · 26/01/2019 at 14:01

Tigers share the ball heaps and the SC points go the same way. Probably wont even start Martin either.

    Lekdog · 26/01/2019 at 15:04

    Same problem we used to have with hawks players

The Ranger · 26/01/2019 at 14:07

Got him on my watchlist for D3 but unless he goes ballistic during the JLT I can't find a spot for him.

gator59 · 26/01/2019 at 16:21

A big call out to these coaches to fill the rest of the league called…. The Rat Pack,,, that was a great league last year …. So if your name is not on the list please do not jump in…. Code is …322190… If one or two of these champs don't want to enter I will let you kind people know and see what I can do to get you in.. Cheers Gator


    gator59 · 26/01/2019 at 16:42

    Cheers Trigga .. Also jump in the magnificent seven…rules apply as above… code 609300

      Randomcliche2 · 08/02/2019 at 10:10

      I'm Interested. Cheers, Andrew

        gator59 · 08/02/2019 at 19:49

        Hi Random.. jump into the rat pack … code is 322190… please let me know your team name.. cheers gator

          Randomcliche2 · 08/02/2019 at 20:08

          In. randomcliche 🙂 Thanks mate!

gator59 · 26/01/2019 at 17:01

A big call out to these coaches to fill the rest of the league called…. Magnificent 7,,, that was a great league last year …. So if your name is not on the list please do not jump in…. Code is …609300… If one or two of these champs don't want to enter I will let you kind people know and see what I can do to get you in.. Cheers Gator


    The Golden Ticket · 26/01/2019 at 18:10

    Hey Gator, would love to included if anyone of the regulars is unavailable. Managed to finish last year inside top 750 thanks to the help of the community. Let me know. Cheers

      gator59 · 26/01/2019 at 21:37

      Hi Ticket I'll keep you in mind mate and let you know if one of the others don't show up

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 26/01/2019 at 17:26

Happy Aussie Day Mateys. 🇦🇺

    Phat Phuc · 26/01/2019 at 21:59

    Not a day for celebration for everybody if it was we'd be celebrating Australians as the first humans to make bread (36,000 years ago) the first humans to create aquaculture installations (5,000 years before the Egyptians) the first humans to make stone houses (10,000 years before the Africans) the first appearance of democracy (30,000 years before the Greeks) but instead we celebrate some pompous English Lieutenant who would have been murdered if the land he 'discovered' was populated by people as socially immature as 16th century Europeans.
    Fact not opinion

      Deano · 26/01/2019 at 22:09

      Interested about the democracy part 30k years ago. Any links to read up on? Genuinely interested, peace!

      TOPHAWK1 · 26/01/2019 at 22:45

      I am sure your comments are factual, but this forum is about AFL Super coach facts.

      Moustachio · 27/01/2019 at 08:13

      Don't disagree with your sentiment mate, but would love some links to back it up eg stone houses???

    TOPHAWK1 · 26/01/2019 at 22:58

    Happy days!

    Malcolm · 27/01/2019 at 21:00

    Australia Day marks the end of the holidays and the start of the pre-season. It is perfectly placed.

BomTellchambers · 27/01/2019 at 08:21

Hello Gentlemen! There's been alot of talk about how all these defenders with kick in duties are going to get 'extra' points. This maybe true.

But, what about the other rules? Specifically the 6-6-6 rule. Alot of these defenders play loose man in defence, is this still going to be viable in 2019, and if so to what extent.

    Finnius · 28/01/2019 at 01:01

    Great point. Interceptors May be on the down.

      Godd_Toldstein · 28/01/2019 at 09:12

      I think coaching staff are smart enough to figure out how to get a spare man back.

        BomTellchambers · 28/01/2019 at 14:38

        Maybe, but how many intercept marks did, say Ryan take directly from a opposition clearance? Even if it's only 1 per game, that would result in a big drop off. Intercept mark + effective kick

    Bob · 28/01/2019 at 09:09

    6,6,6 at starting bounce and after each goal….. gameplay can go on for a QTR without a goal being scored. Spare man back will not change depending on coach.

    ToughBretts · 01/02/2019 at 12:17

    I think people are just assuming players will play-on because it's easier, especially regarding Jayden Short.
    What people aren't taking into account is that many teams style of play dictates a short kick-out to the pocket (Richmond, Fremantle) and that's why players like Luke Ryan and Short have such low play-on percentages. The stat people should be looking for is the ratio of long-effective kicks to short-effective kicks. Hawthorn and North Melbourne are the only two teams that go long more than they go short, and Sicily is clearly their best option for that. He also took their most kickouts for the season while only playing 14 games (lock)

fatboyfat7 · 28/01/2019 at 16:15

In my team currently as posted in the team reveal. I think he's got decent upside and I feel the 'premo' defenders will all drop in value at some point and I can't see the value in them. Short will be D2, possibly D1.

todd · 02/02/2019 at 16:16

where can you can the stat for kick in's to yourself?

    fatboyfat7 · 04/02/2019 at 17:48

    Google it, there's been a few articles on the AFL site.

Thommo · 10/02/2019 at 21:09

Sorry to say it, but he's a lock for me. Kick in duty all year for him. A runner, he just will score.

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