Round 17 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs for every club

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    The teams for Round 17 of the 2017 AFL season have been released – check out all the ins and outs for your club below.

    St Kilda Saints vs Essendon Bombers

    7:50pm Friday July 14, Etihad Stadium

    St Kilda Saints
    IN: Josh Battle, Tom Hickey
    OUT: Billy Longer (Hamstring), Tim Membrey (Suspension)
    NEW: Josh Battle

    Essendon Bombers
    IN: Craig Bird
    OUT: Jobe Watson (Rested)

    Geelong Cats vs Hawthorn Hawks

    1:45pm Saturday July 15, MCG

    Geelong Cats
    IN: Daniel Menzel, Scott Selwood
    OUT: Wylie Buzza (Omitted), Zach Guthrie (Omitted)

    Hawthorn Hawks
    No change

    Port Adelaide Power vs North Melbourne Kangaroos

    2:10pm Saturday July 15, Adelaide Oval

    Port Adelaide Power
    IN: Logan Austin
    OUT: Jack Hombsch (Omitted)

    North Melbourne Kangaroos
    IN: Cameron Zurhaar
    OUT: Trent Dumont (Omitted)
    NEW: Cameron Zurhaar

    Gold Coast Suns vs Collingwood Magpies

    4:35pm Saturday July 15, Metricon Stadium

    Gold Coast Suns
    IN: Pearce Hanley, Michael Rischitelli, Gary Ablett, Aaron Hall
    OUT: Brayden Fiorini (Omitted), Jesse Lonergan (Omitted), Ryan Davis (Omitted), Darcy Macpherson (Omitted)

    Collingwood Magpies
    IN: Jeremy Howe, Darcy Moore, Daniel Wells, Jarryd Blair
    OUT: Mason Cox (Omitted), Josh Smith (Omitted), Tim Broomhead (Omitted), Levi Greenwood (Suspension)

    GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans

    7:25pm Saturday July 15, Spotless Stadium

    GWS Giants
    IN: Steve Johnson, Toby Greene, Zac Williams
    OUT: Sam J Reid (Ankle), Tendai Mzungu (Omitted), Daniel Lloyd (Omitted)

    Sydney Swans
    IN: Josh P Kennedy
    OUT: Oliver Florent (Omitted)

    Melbourne Demons vs Adelaide Crows

    7:40pm Saturday July 15, MCG

    Melbourne Demons
    IN: Jay Kennedy-Harris
    OUT: Billy Stretch (Omitted)

    Adelaide Crows
    IN: Hugh Greenwood, Tom Lynch
    OUT: Wayne Milera (Calf), Scott Thompson (Omitted)

    Richmond Tigers vs Brisbane Lions

    1:10pm Sunday July 16, Etihad Stadium

    Richmond Tigers
    IN: Nick Vlastuin, Ivan Soldo, Anthony Miles, Nathan Broad
    OUT: Taylor Hunt (Omitted), Sam Lloyd (Omitted), Connor Menadue (Omitted), Tyson Stengle (Omitted)

    Brisbane Lions
    IN: Ben Keays, Josh Schache, Cedric Cox
    OUT: Rohan Bewick (Omitted), Archie Smith (Omitted), Matthew Hammelmann (Omitted)

    Carlton Blues vs Western Bulldogs

    3:20pm Sunday July 16, MCG

    Carlton Blues
    IN: Ciaran Byrne, Dylan Buckley, Blaine Boekhorst, Nick Graham, Alex Silvagni
    OUT: Simon White (Knee), David Cuningham (Hip), Harrison Macreadie (Omitted), Patrick Cripps (Leg), Ciaran Sheehan (Omitted)

    Western Bulldogs
    IN: Shane Biggs, Lewis Young, Robert Murphy, Bailey Williams
    OUT: Clay Smith (Omitted), Fletcher Roberts (Omitted), Matthew Boyd (Achilles), Easton Wood (Suspension)
    NEW: Lewis Young

    Fremantle Dockers vs West Coast Eagles

    4:40pm Sunday July 16, Domain Stadium

    Fremantle Dockers
    IN: Lee Spurr, David Mundy
    OUT: Tommy Sheridan (Hamstring), Brady Grey (Omitted)

    West Coast Eagles
    IN: Will Schofield, Josh J Kennedy, Chris Masten, Jackson Nelson
    OUT: Scott Lycett (Shoulder), Malcolm Karpany (Quad), Eric Mackenzie (Hamstring), Sharrod Wellingham (Omitted)

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    The Crowd Says (53)

    • July 13th 2017 @ 6:48pm
      Mattician6x6 said | July 13th 2017 @ 6:48pm | ! Report

      And JK is back!
      Expecting vardy to miss with good old general soreness.
      Cole and Nelson to bring speed of half back line and the inclusion of Schofield to free up McGovern to mark everything that comes his way.

      • Roar Guru

        July 13th 2017 @ 7:27pm
        AdelaideDocker said | July 13th 2017 @ 7:27pm | ! Report

        Eeeek, JK back automatically makes me nervous.

        Good ins for both our sides I reckon.

        • July 13th 2017 @ 9:40pm
          Mattician6x6 said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:40pm | ! Report

          Looking forward to a good tough game.
          If fyfe continues improving on last week I will be having my own eek moments I think AD.

        • July 14th 2017 @ 12:27pm
          Peter the Scribe said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:27pm | ! Report

          AD….How do you feel about Fyfe signing just now mate?

          • Roar Guru

            July 14th 2017 @ 12:35pm
            AdelaideDocker said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:35pm | ! Report

            He did what?

            Edit: just found ONE article saying that he has. I’d like a little more officialness before I get too excited. Looks promising, though.

            • Roar Guru

              July 14th 2017 @ 12:56pm
              Cat said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:56pm | ! Report

              3 possibly 4 year deal. Interesting he didn’t seek a long term deal. He’ll still be young enough to hit free agency hard again if the rebuild doesn’t bear fruit.

              • Roar Guru

                July 14th 2017 @ 1:01pm
                AdelaideDocker said | July 14th 2017 @ 1:01pm | ! Report

                It’s just the one WA Today article yeah?

                Just so I’m not missing anything here/

              • Roar Guru

                July 14th 2017 @ 1:09pm
                Cat said | July 14th 2017 @ 1:09pm | ! Report

                The Age is running with it on their website now. Wouldn’t be the first story picked up erroneously though.

              • Roar Guru

                July 14th 2017 @ 1:16pm
                AdelaideDocker said | July 14th 2017 @ 1:16pm | ! Report

                Both Fairfax though. They share stories.

                If another organisation picks it up, it’ll be good.

                (Sorry, I’m letting my inner media student emerge.)

              • Roar Guru

                July 14th 2017 @ 1:51pm
                Cat said | July 14th 2017 @ 1:51pm | ! Report

                I keep forgetting there’s really only 3 media organisations that account for 95% of the media in Australia. Must remember to check which newspapers are aligned to which more often. If it’s real surely the AFL website will have it up asap.

              • Roar Guru

                July 14th 2017 @ 2:11pm
                AdelaideDocker said | July 14th 2017 @ 2:11pm | ! Report

                Yeah, it’s ridiculous.

                But what’s the third? There’s Fairfax, News Ltd and ….??

            • July 14th 2017 @ 2:10pm
              dontknowmuchaboutfootball said | July 14th 2017 @ 2:10pm | ! Report

              and penned by Hagdorn to boot! He publishes nothing but fiction.

              If he turns out to be right, it won’t be because he had any inside info, but pure synchronicity.

              • Roar Guru

                July 14th 2017 @ 2:20pm
                AdelaideDocker said | July 14th 2017 @ 2:20pm | ! Report

                I mean, this is one thing I wouldn’t complain about if he was right about 😉

              • July 14th 2017 @ 6:23pm
                Mattician6x6 said | July 14th 2017 @ 6:23pm | ! Report

                AD – sorry mate just read Damian Barret is backing the dockers, a bit of a death knell there.

              • Roar Guru

                July 15th 2017 @ 2:06am
                Dalgety Carrington said | July 15th 2017 @ 2:06am | ! Report

                lol m6x6

                Oh and Hagdorn is too lazy to seek out proper sources, so anything he “sources” is a mish mash of others’ work, what’s out there on the interwebs, sprinkled with his own biased-fed prejudices.

      • July 14th 2017 @ 9:13am
        johno said | July 14th 2017 @ 9:13am | ! Report

        No point in having Vardy if Lycett, Kennedy and Petrie are in. Too tall otherwise

        Collins is insurance for Hamling, Deluca is insurance for Grey.

        Otherwise the only other change will be to drop one of Crozier or Logue for Spurr as Sheridan has gone for Mundy.

        Kersten stays else the forward line looks even smaller.

        Nyhuis stays and plays a similar role t last week where he took on Tarrant. This week he’ll get McGovern as his assignment.

        • July 14th 2017 @ 12:48pm
          Mattician6x6 said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:48pm | ! Report

          Vardy shoulder is a concern and he looked proppy on his ankle late against port.

          • Roar Guru

            July 14th 2017 @ 12:53pm
            Cat said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:53pm | ! Report

            Always liked Vardy as a player, shame he can’t seem to ever string together games without picking up another injury.

    • Roar Guru

      July 13th 2017 @ 7:03pm
      Cat said | July 13th 2017 @ 7:03pm | ! Report

      Not surprised Buzza was dropped, but I would have liked to see him get an extended run at it. Especially as a third tall with Menzel back. I’d have dropped Stanley instead since Buzza can play second ruck and big Zac seems to go better with more minutes.
      Important game for Scooter to make it back for, hopefully he can avoid any further issues for the rest of the season and get a solid block of games under him.

      • July 13th 2017 @ 9:54pm
        Mattician6x6 said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:54pm | ! Report

        You guys got a awesome player of us, understand why he wanted fresh start after injuries he had but was a west coast club champion at 21 or 22. Was an absolute gun.

        • Roar Guru

          July 13th 2017 @ 10:13pm
          Cat said | July 13th 2017 @ 10:13pm | ! Report

          We got three out of the four Selwood brothers down at Geelong now, love what all three have brought to the club.

    • July 13th 2017 @ 7:40pm
      Darren said | July 13th 2017 @ 7:40pm | ! Report

      Byrne and Silvagni improve Blues but Cripps leaves a big hole. Murphy (different role granted) covers for Wood. Advantage Dogs

      • Roar Guru

        July 13th 2017 @ 9:06pm
        Pumping Dougie said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:06pm | ! Report

        I see the Dogs are taking advantage of playing the Blues by blooding two debutants, Lewis andd Hamilton. Great idea.

        • Roar Guru

          July 13th 2017 @ 9:46pm
          Col from Brissie said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:46pm | ! Report

          Do you think they will be in the final line-up Dougie as both sides named six ins with three to be omitted.

          • July 14th 2017 @ 8:51am
            Darren said | July 14th 2017 @ 8:51am | ! Report

            Young is named on the ground so you’d think he is a definite.

            • July 14th 2017 @ 9:20am
              Mattyb said | July 14th 2017 @ 9:20am | ! Report

              I’d expect Young to definitely play as his form in the reserves has been excellent and he plays a little bit like Wood who’s out. Young looks very good for a first year player so I’m sure the club will have a look at him.
              I’d imagine Honeychurch comes out and I expect he’s played his last game for the club and I recommend no other teams pick him up.
              Can’t imagine Hamilton playing,he’s form hasn’t been great and I expect him to also be delisted at seasons end.
              If Murphy’s fit he’ll play,Biggs will more than likely play,Dikson wasn’t very impressive last week but he might come back as we lack forwards. The last player out could be a whole number of players deserving to be dropped,I’d hope Libba on form.

              • July 14th 2017 @ 10:49am
                Paul W said | July 14th 2017 @ 10:49am | ! Report

                Gee mattyb, that’s a mean spirited thing to say about Honeychurch (recommend no other teams pick him up). The kid gives everything, unfortunately a very good VFL player seems to be his level, but you never know at another team.

                If Hamilton gets a game it should have been last week against the Crows, if he showed something they may have picked him up due to his family connections to that club (the Jarmans being his uncles).

                Young, being exactly that, the youngest player in the AFL will be interesting, hope he doesn’t have to play on Casboult.

              • July 14th 2017 @ 10:51am
                Macca said | July 14th 2017 @ 10:51am | ! Report

                “Young, being exactly that, the youngest player in the AFL will be interesting, hope he doesn’t have to play on Casboult” Could be a great battle if he lines up on Curnow – maybe the first of many.

              • July 14th 2017 @ 10:52am
                Paul W said | July 14th 2017 @ 10:52am | ! Report

                Yeah, that’s where I thought he’d line up.

              • July 14th 2017 @ 10:55am
                Macca said | July 14th 2017 @ 10:55am | ! Report

                Still no easy task – Curnow has averaged 19 possessions (7.67 contested) 10 Marks ( 3.67 contested) 1.33 goals and 1.66 tackles in the last 3 weeks against some pretty handy opposition.

              • July 14th 2017 @ 11:10am
                Mattyb said | July 14th 2017 @ 11:10am | ! Report

                Paul.W,fair enough,was probably over the top regarding Honey but I’m sure if someone does decide to pick him up they’ll do so without considering my opinion.
                He does give his all,and I’ve always hoped he would make it. Unfortunately over the past couple of games he’s been very disappointing.
                Maybe someone will pick him up as he’s still very young and maybe they can improve his disposal etc…

              • July 14th 2017 @ 11:21am
                Paul W said | July 14th 2017 @ 11:21am | ! Report

                Macca, yes Curnow does look very promising.

                C’mon matty, surely they’ll take your opinion into consideration ?
                His games against Melb & North were ok, but as you say his disposal leaves a lot to be desired.

              • July 14th 2017 @ 12:52pm
                I ate pies said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:52pm | ! Report

                You’re spot on about Honeychurch Matty – doesn’t have the class to make in the big league.
                I just hope we improve our kicking off the half back line – it’s killed us over the last couple of weeks, and Bob will be a very handy inclusion to improve this.

              • July 14th 2017 @ 5:02pm
                Darren said | July 14th 2017 @ 5:02pm | ! Report

                I was at the game in Adelaide last week Mattyb and there was a bulldogs supporter in the row in front who was very vocal with a similar view of Honeychurch. Bit of a whipping boy for Bullies fans?

        • July 14th 2017 @ 8:49am
          Darren said | July 14th 2017 @ 8:49am | ! Report

          I hope that’s the attitude Pumping Dougie.

      • July 14th 2017 @ 9:07am
        Macca said | July 14th 2017 @ 9:07am | ! Report

        It will be interesting to see the blues final line up – ASOS will definitely come in and possibly 2 of Byrne, Buckley, Boekhorst and Sumner (with Boekhorst having 36 possessions in both of his last 2 games I am confident he will be one of them) which significantly increase the speed of the team.

        Graham is closer to a direct replacement for Cripps but I have a feeling his lack of legs speed will rule him out.

    • Roar Rookie

      July 13th 2017 @ 8:14pm
      Lamby said | July 13th 2017 @ 8:14pm | ! Report

      Scott Thompson has been a great player for the Crows – but he was cooked at the end of last year. The game he played week (8 touches, 5 frees against) was pretty bad and showed why a player should not have a say in if they get a contract extension.

      • July 13th 2017 @ 8:19pm
        Kane said | July 13th 2017 @ 8:19pm | ! Report

        Totally agree Lamby, he’s been a fantastic player but i felt a bit sorry for him last week. The game has definitely passed him by.

        • Roar Guru

          July 13th 2017 @ 9:09pm
          Pumping Dougie said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:09pm | ! Report

          Yeah he was pretty bad in a team that was well on top. But sometimes it takes a week to adjust again when you’ve been out for a while. He needed to take his chance and failed, so I guess he can’t blame the selectors. Great career though.

      • July 13th 2017 @ 9:57pm
        Mattician6x6 said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:57pm | ! Report

        Didn’t think their was anyone out there that makes priddas look like usain bolt but then I saw 2017 Scott Thomson.

        • July 14th 2017 @ 12:53pm
          I ate pies said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:53pm | ! Report

          I didn’t think there was anyone out there who could find a way to relate every comment back to their team, but I was wrong.

      • Roar Pro

        July 14th 2017 @ 8:37am
        Darren M said | July 14th 2017 @ 8:37am | ! Report

        It looks like time may have caught up with him.
        He was always a very underrated player. I still think that if he played for a Collingwood or Geelong he would have been called a superstar akin to Selwood, Hodge or Judd but he really went under the radar in Adelaide.

        Of course, Melbourne taught him everything he knew… back when we actually played finals in the early 2000s.

        One of the players I regretted losing the most.

    • July 13th 2017 @ 9:37pm
      gus said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:37pm | ! Report

      Fairdinkum, I will most likely cop alota flac, However, James Hird to present a very prestigiuos medal?
      Good Grief!!!

      • July 13th 2017 @ 9:59pm
        Shane said | July 13th 2017 @ 9:59pm | ! Report

        Agree, ridiculous. Which clown is calling these shots?

        • Roar Guru

          July 13th 2017 @ 10:06pm
          AdelaideDocker said | July 13th 2017 @ 10:06pm | ! Report

          Someone who went “oh, this’ll cause great controversy on social media, let’s do it!”.

          • July 13th 2017 @ 10:59pm
            Mattician6x6 said | July 13th 2017 @ 10:59pm | ! Report

            Do we really need to flog this dead horse again. Hird stuffed up, build a bridge and move on. ( not directed @ you AD)

    • July 14th 2017 @ 12:20pm
      Peter the Scribe said | July 14th 2017 @ 12:20pm | ! Report

      All year have been waiting for the Pies to have one game where it all comes together, kick straight, four quarters, no injuries…and absolutely belt a team…hasn’t happened in even our 5 wins…on the “points for” ladder, we are 15th. Will it happen this week I wonder? We travel well…two away games have been wins against Freo and Sydney. Perhaps this weekend is the week to back the Pies by 40+?