The TEAM 2019 – Rd9

Written by Schwarzwalder on May 17 2019

Welcome back to the TEAM for 2019!  Where the entire SCT Community can shape the course of the TEAM………



After the double downgrade last week, we were able to hold our position in the Rankings but got smashed in our League games.  We were unlucky to have Atkins on the field with his 12pts, but couldn’t complain too much.



With any luck Whitfield comes back in this week, he’s been sorely missed.  As I said above, we went through the double downgrade last week and now we have over $300k in the bank and still 24 (!) trades in hand.

There’s been plenty of talk about this years Rising Star (shoe-in…..change my mind!), Walsh of Carlton in the Trade Talk threads.  I’m of the opinion that he’s done his job for Supercoaches everywhere and it’s the perfect time to cash him in for an elite MID (Fyfe, J.Kelly, Bont, Merrett) before he drops further towards $400k.  I’ve searched for a 2nd upgrade but can’t find a viable trade.

Either we use just the one trade this week or downgrade to Hately or Stocker (which I’m not too keen on tbh).  The trade ideas need to be run by our Coaching Staff as always.  So enter your trade suggestions into the comments below.  Polls will be up after the teams are announced on Thursday night.  That depends on their popularity with the Thumbs UP/DOWN from the Coaching Staff, of course.  Let’s hear it, Coaches……..

**Didn’t get time to make a video this week.   They might still make it for future team posts or strategy purposes**


**UPDATE at 9.30pm on 16/5/19**

Ok, Coaches……….getting rid of two rookies in order to bring in Stocker/Hately & an elite MID.  And you can vote on all of that plus choice of Captain……….

Which rookies are coming OUT?


Which rookies are being traded OUT for Rd9? (three choices)

  • Atkins (GEE) (28%, 98 Votes)
  • Gibbons (CAR) (23%, 79 Votes)
  • Walsh (CAR) (12%, 41 Votes)
  • Scott (NTH) (10%, 35 Votes)
  • Drew (PTA) (10%, 35 Votes)
  • Duursma (PTA) (9%, 30 Votes)
  • Clark (GEE) (6%, 20 Votes)
  • Setterfield (CAR) (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 151

Loading ... Loading ...


Which rookie is coming IN?


Which rookie is being traded in?

  • Hately (GWS) (70%, 108 Votes)
  • Stocker (CAR) (30%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 155

Loading ... Loading ...


Which elite MID is coming IN?


Which MID elite is being traded IN to the TEAM? (two choices)

  • Fyfe (FRE) (44%, 87 Votes)
  • J.Kelly (GWS) (30%, 59 Votes)
  • Merrett (ESS) (12%, 23 Votes)
  • Bontempelli (WBD) (8%, 15 Votes)
  • Treloar (COL) (7%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

Loading ... Loading ...


Who will captain the TEAM in Rd9?


C / VC Options for Rd9? (three choices)

  • Grundy (COL) (34%, 105 Votes)
  • Gawn (MEL) (21%, 64 Votes)
  • Neale(BRL) (15%, 47 Votes)
  • Cripps (CAR) (14%, 43 Votes)
  • Macrae (WBD) (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Oliver (MEL) (5%, 15 Votes)
  • T.Kelly (GEE) (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Dangerfield (GEE) (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

Loading ... Loading ...


Which play ing rookie do we bring in?


Which rookie comes into the TEAM for Rd9?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...


Thank you, Coaches!




Leave a comment / Scroll to bottom

29 thoughts on “The TEAM 2019 – Rd9”

    1. We haven’t got sufficienct cash to do both this week. It’s either 1 or the other as there are no mid premiums under 380,000.


  1. Think it’s necessary to keep S Walsh due to still having to field weak D6,M8 and F6 so options for this week could be:

    Out: T Atkins, M Gibbons
    In: J Kelly/Z Merrett/N Fyfe/etc, J Hately/L Stocker
    100,000+ remaining salary

    Out: T Atkins, M Gibbons
    In: J Dunkley (via W Setterfield), J Hately/L Stocker
    170,000+ remaining salary


    1. We can afford it and Walsh isn’t likely to drop a heap of cash and with a downgrade we can afford Gibbons to Kelly as I mentioned above.


  2. Depending on team selections,

    Gibbons and Atkins > Fyfe/Zerrett/Rockliff and Stocker/Hately/Larkey

    Prem and rookie this week and next.


  3. Time to move Brodie Smith on. Will not be a top 10 defender, currently ranked 15th on average and 11th on points. With Luke Brown back in the side has now freed up Rory Laird.

    $100, 00o to Lloyd or $112,000 to Hurn both – round 13 bye.

    Still allows Walsh to be upgraded to whoever.


  4. Firstly, I think we need to be aware of our position in bye rounds. Currently, our mix of available players by round is 25/19/16, but that includes Bines and Scott. With plenty of trades available, that’s not too bad a position to be in. Having said that, we need to avoid until after r12, any new keepers that have that bye (e.g. Fyfe).
    Also, we are not going to make any further big leaps with the same players as most teams….we gotta scour for a worthy pod or two.
    I think our next move is downgrades this week, depending on who is in/out, and if that is what we do, we must still keep an eye on byes. We can do at least one upgrade next week then.
    Hately r14 bye is unfriendly adding to his risk, and Stocker has the same bye.
    Lets see what happens tonight, but lets also keep an eye on byes when making suggestions.


  5. Whatever we do needs to leave cash in the bank. There’s going to be next to no downgrade targets again next week and so there won’t be an easy 1 up 1 down trade. If we spend all the bank we better be bloody happy with what we have onfield.


  6. Could go:

    B Smith – > Dunkley (via setterfield and duursma)
    Gibbons -> Rockliff

    This would leave the only onfield rookies as: duursma, hore, answerth, walsh, setterfield, drew and Baker.


    1. Not necessary to get rid of B Smith yet as we have more holes to fix. Will need to reassess in Rd14 as he could be traded out on his bye for a player coming off their bye such as L Ryan or S Hurn.


  7. Atkins and Gibbons -> Jelly and Stocker, as per Adams post above, best use of cash available, 2 cooked cows gone for 1 uber premo and a cow who will get fatter


  8. Who do we play R14 ?? Do we abandon hope of winning that round ? All the good options this week seem to be adding to the already imbalance we have re that round.


    1. You think all of the rookies will be gone on or before that round Wighty. Therefore less of a concern than the current balance suggests!


  9. “Stevz” plan looks even better after selections.
    No Cogs, more Jelly, and even Hately looks promising.
    Stocker will probably get less attention too………but please, no doggies this week against Geelong.

    Ps It wouldn’t surprise me if there 2 late outs.
    Rohan and Atkins for Constable and Parsons…LOL


  10. Grundy vc with either jelly or Fyfe c.
    Hately only if he plays of course, and stocker will still be reasonable if he gets js. for next week.


  11. What do we do with Crouch now he’s out? Pyke is confident it’s a one week injury but a small tear is usually more.


    1. I suspect it will be more than 1 week…these injuries always are. We have the trades, lets poll on who he goes for.

      And, Hately only named on a big list of i/c. Wait till Sunday and he only comes in for Gibbons if he (Hately) is named.


  12. Moving forward, I reckon each week, the v goes on whoever plays first of Grundy and Gawn….one less decision to be made, and we all know where we stand. Vote in the Queens Birthday Round.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *