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BROWNLOW MEDAL PREDICTOR

BROWNLOW MEDAL PREDICTOR

ROUND 10 | PREDICTED VOTES

GCS V GEEL

NOAH ANDERSON

3

MATT ROWELL

1.5

JACK LUKOSIUS

1.5

 

Gold Coast made the most of their advantage up at Darwin, destroying the Geelong and plenty of Suns players cashing in with big bags of goals and career best numbers.

Noah Anderson had the ball on a string with a career best- 42 disposals and game high- 15 score involvements which included 2 goals of his own and made 697 meters for his side.

Suns star midfielder- Matt Rowell also posted career best disposal numbers with 35 touchesin typically tough fashion with 13 contested possessions and 8 clearances. Rowell’s game was well balanced with 7 inside 50s and 11 score involvements which included a goal and 3 direct assists.

Jack Lukosius’ strong form at Darwin continued, kicking 5 goals for the third time in his last four matches at the venue. The smooth moving swingman got heavily involved with 16 disposals and 5 goal assists.

 

SYD V CARL

CHAD WARNER

3

ISAAC HEENEY

2

ERROL GULDEN

1

 

After a slow opening 10 mins, the Swans switched into gear with Chad Warner turning on the turbo to burst past the Blues midfield and his way to 28 disposals (equal team high), 3 goals, 3 goal assists, 9 bounces and 14 score involvements.

Isaac Heeney is a strong chance to poll in all of the Swans 10 wins to start the season and hold a commanding lead in the Brownlow. Heeney just doesn’t miss, with 24 disposals, 8 tackles, 5 clearances and 3 goals.

After polling 27 votes in the Brownlow last season, Errol Gulden has plenty more competition for votes in the Swans midfield in 2024, but his form hasn’t wavered. Equal team high- 28 disposals, 10 marks, 721 meters gained and 8 inside 50s for the reigning Swans Best and Fairest.

 

COLL V ADE

NICK DAICOS

3

SCOTT PENDLEBURY

1

IZAK RANKINE

1

JORDAN DE GOEY

1

 

Ace midfielder Nick Daicos was in scintillating form against the Crom, picking up a game high- 41 disposals, 14 clearances and 22 contested possessions. Daicos has had a meteoric rise up the Brownlow leaderboard and looks the best chance to threatening Isaac Heeney with his consistency and the Magpies winning form.

Scott Pendlebury was brilliant once again with 30 disposals, 12 contested, 8 score involvements and 2 goals.

Izak Rankine was the best for the Crows in their narrow loss, with a career best- 30 disposalsand 16 contested possessions as well as 8 inside 50s, 8 clearances, 699 meters gained and a goal.

Jordan DeGoey’s impact was felt with 26 disposals, 2 goal assists and 2 goals including the match winner for the Pies.

 

GWS V WB

ED RICHARDS

2.5

ADAM TRELOAR

2.5

JACK MACRAE

1

 

Ed Richards move to the midfield has been a success so far, having 27 disposals, game high- 10 clearances, 9 inside 50s to go with 12 contested possessions and 673 meters gained.

The Bulldogs most consistent player this season has definitely been Adam Treloar, who picked up 35 disposals for the second week running and had a game high- 23 disposals, 9 score involvements and 10 intercept possessions.

In a match with low disposal numbers and a spread of goalkickers, Jack Macrae gets the nod for the minor votes, ranking second amongst the Bulldogs players for clearances (7) and contested possessions (12) from his 23 disposals.

 

STK V FRE

CALEB SERONG

2

LUKE JACKSON

2

JORDAN CLARK

2

 

Caleb Serong’s elite consistency makes him a genuine Brownlow threat! Rarely playing a poor game, Serong is in the votes in almost all of the Docker’s victories and this week is no exception with 30 disposals, 9 clearances. 14 contested and 8 score involvements.

Luke Jackson was dominant in the ruck with 25 disposals, game high- 10 clearances and 21 contested possessions to go with 39 hitouts and 6 tackles.

Jordan Clark had a brilliant all-round match, with 29 disposals, 8 tackles, 8 marks, 5 inside 50s and a game high- 723 meters gained.

 

BL V RICH

LACHIE NEALE

3

DAYNE ZORKO

1

KAI LOHMANN

1

JOE DANIHER

0.5

CHARLIE CAMERON

0.5

 

Richmond put in another luke-warm performance and had Buckley’s chance at winning afterthe Lions shredded them in the opening term 46-5. Lachie Neale was back to his Brownlow winning best with a game high- 36 disposal, 9 inside 50s, 11 score involvements and 6 goal assists.

Dayne Zorko had a stellar performance with 35 disposals, 9 score involvements and a game high- 15 marks.

Kai Lohmann kicked a career high- 5 goals and had 7 marks, using the ball at 93% efficiency from his 14 disposals.

Charlie Cameron was on fire with 5 goals with bananas and burst runs, however, he cashed in when most of the damage was done.

Joe Daniher was roaming up the ground and damaging close to goal with 20 disposals, 3 goals, 2 assists and 11 marks.

 

ESS V NM

NIC MARTIN

2

JYE CALDWELL

2

PETER WRIGHT

2

 

Nic Martin led the Bombers with 27 disposals, and an equal team high- 9 marks in typically classy fashion.

Peter Wright stood out up forward, kicking a bag of 4 goals against the Roos poor defence, taking 9 marks, a team high- 6 inside 50s and 9 score involvements.

Jye Caldwell impressed in the midfield with 25 disposals, having a game high- 9 clearances, equal game high- 9 score involvements as well as 10 contested possessions.

 

PORT V HAW

JASON HORNE- FRANCIS

2

ZAK BUTTERS

2

DAN HOUSTON

1

BLAKE HARDWICK

1

 

Jason Horne- Francis was brilliant through the midfield, picking up 27 disposals, 6 clearances, 2 goals and leading all players for score involvements (10) and contested possessions (15).

Port Adelaide’s fourth quarter comeback was led by Zak Butters who had 17 touches, 7 contested, 5 clearances and 5 inside 50s in the final term alone. His 32 disposals and 8 clearances were the most of any player on the ground.

Dan Houston made a huge impact with his 22 disposals, booting 3 goals and leading the match for tackles (10) and marks (8).

Blake Hardwick looked a lock for best on ground honours early in the match with 4 goals in the opening term. The move forward has been a success, with the former back-pocket finishing with 23 disposals, 5 goals and 2 goal assists.

 

WCE V MEL

HARLEY REID

3

JAKE WATERMAN

2

TIM KELLY

1

 

The much-hyped number 1 draft pick- Harley Reid put on a show in front of his home crowd, having 7 clearances from his 21 disposals (at 90% efficiency) as well as a game high- 10 score involvements and 2 brilliant goals in an eye-catching display.

Jake Waterman shot up to the equal leader in the Coleman Medal race with another 5-goal haul, taking 13 marks (5 contested) on his way to 17 disposals for the match.

Reigning Best and Fairest- Tim Kelly had one of his best games of the season, picking up 30 disposals, team high- 14 contested and 8 clearances and impacted forward of centre with 4 direct goal assists.

ROUND 9 | PREDICTED VOTES

CARL V MEL

PATRICK CRIPPS

2.5

CHRISTIAN PETRACCA

2.5

SAM WALSH

1

 

Patrick Cripps had a quintessential captain’s performance on the big Thursday night stage, picking up game high 35 disposals, 19 contested, 7 clearances and kicking a goal showcasing his brute strength. He looked an early lock for the 3 votes with the Blues up by a fair margin in the first half. Enter Christian Petracca.

Melbourne’s forward line was lacking until Christian Petracca made a spark up front, finishing with career high- 5 goals from 21 disposals, also laying 7 tackles and having a game high- 10 score involvements.

Sam Walsh was brilliant once again through the midfield, picking up 34 disposals, laying 11 tackles and having 12 contested possessions.

 

GEEL V PORT

ZAK BUTTERS

3

JASON HORNE- FRANCIS

1.5

OLLIE WINES

1.5

 

The Power midfield were brilliant without Connor Rozee, with their stars all stepping up and being the best players on the ground.

Zak Butters picked up a game high- 34 disposals as well as 15 contested possessions, 7 clearances and 9 marks.

Jason Horne- Francis made an impact from his 26 disposals, having 7 clearances, 12 contested, 6 inside 50s and kicking a goal.

Ollie Wines was back to his Brownlow medal winning best- with a game high- 11 score involvments, 15 contested, 9 clearances from his 33 disposals as well as a goal and 7 tackles.

 

FRE V SYD

ISAAC HEENEY

2

CHAD WARNER

2

WILL HAYWARD

2

 

Isaac Heeney’s sensational Brownlow favourite form has continued on, with another close to best on ground performance that should definitely get a look in from the umpires for the eighth time this season. The classy Swan had an equal team high- 28 disposals to go with a game high- 8 clearances and 13 contested possessions.

Chad Warner kicked 2 brilliant goals from his 23 disposals in an eye-catching performance.

Will Hayward’s stocks continue to rise after a 4-goal showing in a low scoring affair.

 

HAW V STK

JAI NEWCOMBE

3

ROWAN MARSHALL

2

KARL AMON

0.5

JACK STEELE

0.5

 

Jai Newcombe was the best of the Hawks midfielders in an upset over the Saints, having a team high- 8 clearances and 17 contested possessions from his 31 disposals, as well as laying 7 tackles in a complete performance.

Rowan Marshall did just about everything he could in the ruck, stacking the stats sheet with 28 disposals, 12 clearances (game high), 23 contested possessions (game high), 8 inside 50s (game high), 11 tackles and 35 hitouts.

Karl Amon was classy as always with an equal game high- 31 disposals and game high- 711 meters gained.

Saint’s skipper- Jack Steele picked up 30 disposals and laid a game high- 13 tackles as he tried to will St Kilda over the line. Steele had 6 score involvements (team high) and 12 contested possessions.

 

ESS V GWS

KYLE LANGFORD

2

NIC MARTIN

2

SAM DURHAM

2

 

Kyle Langford was the difference between the two sides, with the classy mid-sized forward booting 4 goals from 14 disposals.

Nic Martin’s impact wasn’t missed, picking up a team high- 31 disposals, taking 10 marks and being involved in 7 scores.

Sam Durham continues his brilliant season as a full-time midfielder, leading the match for score involvements (8) and inside 50s (8), as well as having 25 disposals and winning 5 clearances.

 

RICH V WB

ADAM TRELOAR

2

JAMES HARMES

1

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI

1

AARON NAUGHTON

1

SAM DARCY

1

 

Plenty of Bulldogs cashed in against the lowly Tigers, with plenty of forwards making the most of their chances and mids picking up plenty of disposals.

Adam Treloar stood out with 41 disposals, having 2 goal assists, 1 goal, 9 inside 50s and 12 contested possessions.

Aaron Naughton, James Harmes and Sam Darcy kicked 4 goals apiece, it will be very difficult to see who gets let out of the votes.

Marcus Bontempelli is usually a walk up start for the votes when he has a game like this- 32 disposals, 10 clearances (game high), 19 contested (game high), 14 score involvmments(equal game high), as well as 2 goals and 7 tackles.

 

GCS V NM

TOUK MILLER

3

SAM FLANDERS

1

MAC ANDREW

1

LUKE DAVIES- UNIACKE

1

 

Touk Miller and Sam Flanders were the best ball winners for the Suns in their 68-point win against the Kangaroos, picking up 29 disposals each. Miller gets the nod with a game high- 10 score involvements and a goal, therefore the skipper looks the most likely for the top marks.

Mac Andrew impressed with 9 intercept possessions and 3 contested marks on his way to 22 disposals, also marking 563 meters for his side.

Despite the massive loss, Luke Davies- Uniacke gets in the votes with his 35- disposal game, having 9 clearances, 17 contested possessions and kicking a goal.

 

COLL V WCE

NICK DAICOS

3

JACK CRISP

2

SCOTT PENDLEBURY

1

 

Nick Daicos pushes himself up the Brownlow leaderboard with an almost certain 3-vote performance, and as a proven vote getter could be nudging closer to Heeney than most expect at this stage of the count. Daicos led the way with game highs in disposals (36), clearances (7), tackles (7) and contested possessions (17) as well as 9 score involvements and a goal.

Two-time Best and Fairest winner Jack Crisp played his best match of the season with 31 disposals, 12 contested, game high- 7 inside 50s, 8 score involvements and a goal.

Scott Pendlebury doesn’t pop up for Brownlow votes as often as he used to, but is a strong chance against the Eagles with 28 disposals at 90% efficiency, 5 clearances and 10 contested possessions for the veteran Pie.

 

ADE V BL

JORDAN DAWSON

2

HUGH MCCLUGGAGE

2

IZAK RANKINE

1

HARRIS ANDREWS

1

 

Jordan Dawson gave his all in the draw with Brisbane, making a major impact from his 27-disposal match. Dawson had game high- 800 meters gained, 11 inside 50s, 10 score involvements as well as laying 7 tackles and 2 goal assists.

Hugh McCluggage was the best of the Lions midfielders with 31 disposals and 15 contested possessions- both game highs- to go with a goal.

Izak Rankine has locked in one of the pockets for the All-Australian team with another brilliant game, kicking 3 goals and assisting in 2 others from his 24 disposals.

Lions skipper- Harris Andrews was brilliant in defence, having 9 marks and 9 intercept possessions from his 17 disposals.

ROUND 8 | PREDICTED VOTES

ADE V PORT

JAKE SOLIGO

3

IZAK RANKINE

1

MATT CROUCH

1

ZAK BUTTERS

1

 

Jake Soligo won his first Showdown medal in what is turning into a breakout season for the young mid. Soligo polled perfect marks from the judges, with an equal game high- 28 disposals, 15 contested, 6 clearances and 10 tackles.

In another brilliant showing for the Crows forward, Izak Rankine booted 3 goals and had 2 assists from his 11 disposals.

Adelaide ball magnet- Matt Crouch impressed with 28 touches, 6 clearances and 8 score involvements.

Despite the loss for the Power, Zak Butters ranked second in the Showdown medal voting with 33 disposals, 16 contested, 9 inside 50s and 624 meters gained- all of which were game highs.

 

CARL V COLL

NICK DAICOS

3

JACK CRISP

2

SAM WALSH

1

 

Nick Daicos reminded everyone why he’s the best young player in the competition, winning- 32 disposals, 15 contested, 7 inside 50s, 7 clearances and kicking 2 goals including the classy game winner that will go down in history for the Magpies as he sunk the Blues once again.

Jack Crisp played his best game of the season with a game high- 10 clearances and 17 contested possessions and 8 tackles.

Another young gun of the competition- Sam Walsh- was in line for best on ground with 33 disposals, 8 clearances and 14 contested possessions.

 

SYD V GWS

ERROL GULDEN

3

CHAD WARNER

1.5

ISAAC HEENEY

1.5

 

Errol Gulden won his second straight Brett Kirk Medal as best on ground in the Sydney Derby with his 29 disposal performances, looking clean with ball in hand on his way to 7 inside 50s, a game high- 765 meters gained and kicking a goal.

Chad Warner was brilliant early, fending off opponents and winning 28 disposals, an equal game high- 7 clearances and 8 score involvements as well as a goal.

Extending his lead on the Brownlow Medal Leaderboard, Isaac Heeney is yet to play a poor game this season. The Brownlow favourite had 26 disposals, equal game high- 7 clearances, game high- 18 contested possessions and kicked a classy goal to cap off the match.

 

STK V NM

JACK SINCLAIR

3

DARCY WILSON

2

NASIAH WANGANEEN- MILERA

1

 

Back-to-back Best and Fairest – Jack Sinclair was everywhere against the Kangaroos, winning a game high- 33 disposals and filling the stats sheet with 8 clearances, 15 contested, 9 marks, 7 tackles and kicking 2 goals in a complete performance.

Darcy Wilson is a chance to receive Brownlow votes for the first time in his short career, kicking 3 goals from 21 disposals and taking 8 marks.

Nasiah Wanganeen- Milera was back to his best that we saw early in the season, having 29 disposals and making 623 meters for his side and using the ball at an excellent 86% efficiency.

 

MEL V GEEL

CLAYTON OLIVER

2

JAKE LEVER

2

MAX HOLMES

1

BAYLEY FRITSCH

1

 

In tough conditions, Clayton Oliver picked up an equal game high- 31 disposals and a game high- 17 contested possessions. His disposal made an impact on the scoreboard, with an elite 8 score involvements.

Jake Lever was instrumental in keeping the Cats to 66 points, winning 24 disposals, 8 marks, having 7 score involvements and a game high- 12 intercept possessions.

Max Holmes was the best for the Cats in their narrow loss, being the first Geelong player this season to win 30+ disposals (31) and leading all players for meters gained (695) and taking 9 marks.

Demons forward Bayley Fritsch was crucial with 3 goals in a low scoring affair.

 

WCE V ESS

ZACH MERRETT

3

DARCY PARISH

2

TIM KELLY

1

 

Zach Merrett was easily the best player on the ground with 29 disposals and 3 goals- a rare feat for Merrett who isn’t a noted goal kicker. If this form continues- Merrett could be in the box seat for a top-3 finish in the Brownlow, such is his influence on matches and the fact he is easily the Bombers best player.

Darcy Parish picked up a game high- 36 disposals, taking 11 marks, having 6 clearances and a game high- 147 AFL Fantasy Points.

Tim Kelly made an impact in the Eagles narrow loss, winning a team high- 29 disposals and game high- 9 clearances and 14 contested possessions as well as 2 goal assists.

 

RICH V FRE

HAYDEN YOUNG

3

CALEB SERONG

2

LUKE RYAN

1

 

Hayden Young picks up the 3 votes with some tough competition. In the Dockers biggest win at the MCG since 2015, Young- now relishing his time in the midfield- had 30 disposals, kicked 2 goals and led all players for contested possessions (14), clearances (8) and was the equal leader for inside 50s (7) and score involvements (11).

Caleb Serong was at his ball winning best with 38 disposals and 6 clearances, leading the inside 50s (7) and score involvements (11) alongside Young. Serong polled 24 votes last season despite the Dockers placing 14th. Should the Dockers continue to win matches, he looms a strong Brownlow chance.

All-Australian defender- Luke Ryan looks stiff to poll the minor vote, but such was the Dockers midfield dominance, it was hard to push him higher. Ryan finished with match highs for disposals (39), marks (15), meters gained (628) and intercept possessions (9).

 

WB V HAW

DYLAN MOORE

2

JARMAN IMPEY

2

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI

2

 

The Hawks were able to upset to Bulldogs for the second year in a row and bounce back strongly after a poor showing in their last start. Dylan Moore impressed from his 24 disposals, with 4 goal assists, 1 goal, game high- 8 inside 50s and 8 marks.

Jarman Impey was the leading ball winner for the Hawks with 27 touches, 12 marks and 7 intercept possessions.

Despite the narrow loss, Marcus Bontempelli was amongst the best on the ground with 26 disposals, 2 goals, 7 clearances, 4 goal assists and a game high- 31.9 AFL Player Rating Points.

 

BL V GCS

DAYNE ZORKO

3

LACHIE NEALE

1

HUGH MCCLUGGAGE

1

JOSH DUNKLEY

1

 

Dayne Zorko won his first Marcus Ascroft Medal as best on ground in a Q-Clash, winning a career high- 40 disposals and leading the match for marks (16), meters gained (852) and AFL Fantasy Points (184).

Lachie Neale was back to his best with 34 disposals, with 13 contested, 8 inside 50s, 9 marks, 8 tackles and 2 goal assists. The two-time Brownlow Medallist isn’t quite having the same calibre of season as he has previously, but is always a chance to poll when his disposal count goes north of 30.

Hugh McCluaggage was damaging with 32 disposals, leading the match for inside 50s (10), clearances (9) and contested possessions (14).

Ex- Bulldogs- Josh Dunkley did everything against the Suns highly touted midfield, winning 27 disposals, 11 marks, 8 tackles, 13 contested, game high- 10 score involvements and kicking a goal.

ROUND 7 | PREDICTED VOTES

Round 7 Brownlow Votes and Article

RICH V MEL
MAX GAWN 3
JAKE LEVER 2
TRENT RIVERS 1

 

Max Gawn stood out as the best player on the ground winning the Frank “Checker” Hughes Medal, accumulating 23 disposals, 10 marks (4 contested), 5 clearances, 26 hitouts, a game high- 16 contested possessions and a goal.

In an almost unwatchable game where not many midfielders stepped up for the entirety of the match, Jake Lever was the leading the disposal winner with 26, taking 10 marks and having a game high- 15 intercept possessions.

Trent Rivers had a game high- 560 meters gained and 12 marks on his was to 24 disposals- the second most of any player on the ground in the Melbourne 43-point win.

 

ESS V COLL
ZACH MERRETT 3
ANDREW MCGRATH 2
NICK DAICOS 1

 

As was the case in the first ever ANZAC Day game in 1995, Essendon and Collingwood battled it out for a draw. Essendon Skipper- Zach Merrett kept them in the match and won his first ANZAC Day Medal with 31 disposals, 6 clearances, 10 score involvements and a game high- 9 tackles. Merrett’s Brownlow price is shortening by the week as the best midfielder in the well performing Bombers side.

Andrew McGrath picked up an equal game high- 31 disposals, as well as having 8 marks and 10 intercept possessions.

Big game player- Nick Daicos was the best for the Magpies with a team high- 27 disposals, leading the match for inside 50 (8) and meters gained (625) as well as kicking a goal.

 

GWS V BL
TOM GREEN 3
FINN CALLAGHAN 2
KIEREN BRIGGS 1

 

Tom Green has bolted up the Brownlow Predictor and looks a great pick as the number 1 midfielder for the finals bound- Giants. Green was the best player in Canberra with a game high- 37 disposals, 17 contested possessions, 9 score involvements, also 7 clearances and a goal 1.

Finn Callaghan had his first 30+ disposal match of his career, making a game high- 614 meters from his 32 touches and made 6 inside 50s.

Kieren Briggs had a game high- 8 clearances and 8 inside 50s from his 16 disposals, also winning the hitout battle with 34.

 

PORT V STK
WILLEM DREW 3
JASE BURGOYNE 2
JACK SINCLAIR 1

 

Willem Drew won the best on ground medal with 23 disposals, 7 tackles and an equal game high- 11 contested possession.

Jase Burgoyne played the best game of his career, having an equal game high 27 disposals to go with 5 clearances, 8 marks, 7 score involvements and 11 contested.

Jack Sinclair was the best for the Saints in their 10-point loss, having a game high- 28 disposals and 665 meters as well as 11 contested, 7 intercepts and 7 score involvements.

 

NM V ADE
RORY LAIRD 3
IZAK RANKINE 2
JORDAN DAWSON 1

 

Rory Laird played his best game of the year back in his role as an inside midfielder, having game highs for disposals (34), clearances (13), contested possessions (20) and score involvements (13) to go with a goal and 2 assists.

Live-wire forward- Izak Rankine was ciritcal to the Crows posting a big score, booting 4 goals from 17 disposals and impacting at the contest with 6 clearances.

Skipper Jordan Dawson is back to the form that saw him win All-Australian honours last season, collecting 27 disposals, 9 marks, 1 goal, 2 assists and game high- 769 meters gained and 12 inside 50s.

 

GEEL V CARL
JEREMY CAMERON 3
PATRICK CRIPPS 1
GRYAN MIERS 1
BLAKE ACRES 1

 

Jeremy Cameron’s class couldn’t be contained by the Blues backline, kicking 5 goals including the game sealing set shot late in the match. Cameron’s roaming around the ground led him to 17 disposals, 9 marks and 9 score involvements.

2021 Brownlow Medallist- Patrick Cripps was a bull in the middle, doing plenty of heavy lifting with 29 disposals, 8 clearances, 13 contested, game high- 8 inside 50s and kicking 2 goals. Cripps finds himself at the pointy end of the Brownlow Medal predictor, with his best games polling big votes.

Gryan Miers has continued his growth as one of the best half-forwards in the game, with 22 disposals, 6 tackles, 5 clearances, 2 goals and brilliant ball use inside 50.

 

FRE V WB
CALEB SERONG 2.5
NAT FYFE 2.5
ANDREW BRAYSHAW 1

 

It was a vintage performance from Nat Fyfe who won an equal career high- 37 disposals against an elite Bulldogs midfield. It wasn’t with the same pace and explosiveness that the 2x Brownlow Medallist had in his peak, but his ball winning and ability to put his teammates into space was exceptional, winning 18 contested, 7 clearances, 10 score involvements and kicking a goal.

Caleb Serong is another young gun that’s found themselves near the top of the Brownlow Predictor, having a Fremantle record- 17 clearances to go with 37 disposals and game high- 20 contested possessions. Fit the bill of previous Brownlow Medallists with his ability to consistently top the contested and clearance numbers.

Andrew Brayshaw was involved in a game high- 11 scores from his 30 disposals, and impacted from contest with 7 clearances.

 

GCS V WCE
NOAH ANDERSON 3
JARROD WITTS 1
MATT ROWELL 1
TOUK MILLER 1

 

Noah Anderson pushes up the Brownlow Predictor Leaderboard with a best on ground display of 33 disposals, 12 clearances, 19 contested possessions, 11 inside 50s, 2 goals.

Matt Rowell and Touk Miller were important through the midfield, with Miller picking up 27 disposals and laying 10 tackles, whilst Rowell kicked 2 goals and had 8 clearances from his 22 disposals.

Jarrod Witts played his best game of the season with 18 disposals, 10 clearances, 8 tackles, 46 hitouts, 2 goal assists and a goal.

 

HAW V SYD
ISAAC HEENEY 3
NICK BLAKEY 1
OLLIE FLORENT 1
CHAD WARNER 1

 

Isaac Heeney extends his lead on the Brownlow Predictor and firms as the Brownlow Medal favourite with another classy display, kicking 3 impressive goals from his 21 disposals and 8 score involvements.

Nick Blakey picked up a game high- 30 disposals, 9 intercept possessions and an equal game high- 12 marks.

Ollie Florent booted a huge goal from his 28 disposals, and a game high- 697 meters gained to go with 7 score involvements and 7 intercepts.

Chad Warner had a big impact from his 22 disposals, leading the Swans for clearances (6) and contested possessions (14), as well as 8 tackles and a goal.

 

ROUND 5 | PREDICTED VOTES

MEL V BL

CAM RAYNER

2

HUGH MCCLUGGAGE

2

JOSH DUNKLEY

1

MAX GAWN

1

 

Cam Rayner had a major impact with his 25 disposals- 14 of which were contested, winning a game high 9 clearances, 10 inside 50s and having 2 goal assists.

Hugh McCluggage impressed with 23 touches, 2 goals and 6 clearances.

Lions ball magnet- Josh Dunkley was his sides leading disposal winner with 30 and also had 9 marks and 11 contested possessions.

Despite the 22-point loss, Max Gawn receives a vote for his huge performance in the ruck and one of the few Demons that stood up. The Melbourne skipper had 23 disposals (the equal most of any Demon), game high- 15 contested possessions, 51 hitouts, 8 clearances and a goal.

 

WB V ESS

ZACH MERRETT

2

SAM DURHAM

2

XAVIER DUURSMA

2

 

Essendon captain- Zach Merrett didn’t dominate the clearances or contested possession count as he normally does, but was still the most prolific Bomber with 27 disposals and made an impact with 5 inside 50s and 462 meters gained.

The Essendon upset was thanks to some of the smaller names of the club. Sam Durham was damaging with 21 disposals, winning a team high- 12 contested possessions, 6 clearances and kicking a goal. Meanwhile, Xavier Duursma played the best game for the red and black, kicking 2 goals from 20 disposals and taking 13 marks.

 

GWS V STK

LACHIE WHITFIELD

3

BRAD HILL

1.5

ROWAN MARSHALL

1.5

 

Lachie Whitfield was the Giants best in a hard-fought win, collecting a game high- 34 disposals and 10 score involvements, taking 9 marks, having a team high- 565 meters gained

St Kilda wingman Brad Hill played a fantastic game with 33 disposals, game high- 805 meters gained, 13 marks, as well as 7 inside 50s, 2 goal assists and 1 goal.

Rowan Marshall dominated the ruck battle and had an impact around the ground with some absurd numbers, winning game highs with 16 clearances, 18 contested possessions and 10 inside 50s from his 28 disposals as well as 25 hitouts.

 

CARL V ADE

IZAK RANKINE

3

SAM WALSH

2

TAYLOR WALKER

0.5

CHARLIE CURNOW

0.5

 

Izak Rankine was the difference between the two sides, kicking 3 goals from 23 disposals, having 11 contested possessions and 9 score involvements.

Sam Walsh couldn’t have done much more in his first game back. Without missing a beat, Walsh had game highs for disposals (34), clearances (8), contested possessions (15), inside 50s (11) and meters gained (611).

Taylor Walker and Charlie Curnow split the minor vote for their 4 goals apiece.

 

GCS V HAW

NOAH ANDERSON

3

SAM FLANDERS

1

MATT ROWELL

1

BEN KING

1

 

Gold Coast dominated the Hawks from start to finish and will have plenty of players to pick from come Brownlow night. Noah Anderson continued his rich vein of form, with a game high- 36 disposals and a well rounded 11 contested, 8 marks, 8 tackles, 6 clearances and a goal.

Sam Flanders was good with 34 disposals, 9 marks, 625 meters gained and used the ball at 85% efficiency.

Matt Rowell was in and under as per usual with a game high- 15 contested possessions, but was damaging on the scoreboard with his 22 disposals, having 10 score involvements, 1 goal and 1 assist.

Ben King’s 4 goals were crucial to the Suns victory.

 

PORT V FRE

DAN HOUSTON

2

CALEB SERONG

2

CONNOR ROZEE

1

JOSH TREACY

1

 

The Dockers fell agonisingly close for the second week running at Adelaide Oval. Caleb Serong dominated with ball in hand, picking up game highs for disposals (29), clearances (8), contested possessions (16) as well as 8 inside 50s.

Dan Houston impressed with 27 disposals, making a game high- 740 meters for the winning side.

Connor Rozee didn’t have as much impact as he did last week, but still enough to be in the mix for Brownlow votes, having 26 disposals, 8 inside 50s and team high- 7 score involvements.

Josh Treacy booted 3 consecutive goals in the match, and made his presence known around the ground with 16 disposals, 9 marks and 4 tackles.

 

GEEL V NM

JEREMY CAMERON

3

MAX HOLMES

2

BRAD CLOSE

1

 

Jeremy Cameron was at his very best against the lowly Kangaroos, playing his best game of the year with a huge 6 goals and 3 goal assists from 21 disposals.

Max Holmes was the pick of the Cats midfielders with a team high- 25 disposals, winning a game high- 616 meters gained and kicking 2 goals.

Brad Close gets the nod for the final vote with his 4 goal performance.

 

WCE V RICH

JAKE WATERMAN

2.5

ELLIOT YEO

2.5

TIM KELLY

0.5

HARLEY REID

0.5

 

West Coast secured their first win of the season, with a plethora of players having their best games in a long time.

Jake Waterman booted a career high- 6 goals as well as 18 disposals and 13 marks which would normally be good enough for 3 votes, but has stiff competition such was the performance through the Eagles midfield.

Elliot Yeo was back to his 2018-2019 best that saw him win back-to-back best and fairests, winning 27 disposals, game high- 19 contested possessions, 15 clearances, 13 score involvements and 2 goals.

Tim Kelly was damaging after a quiet game last week, having a game high- 29 disposals, 553 meters gained to go with his 8 clearances, and 2 goal assists.

No. 1 draft pick Harley Reid lived up to the hype in front of his home deck, winning 27 disposals, 7 clearances, 12 contested, 6 inside 50s and kicking a goal- a great stat line for any player let alone a 5th gamer.

ROUND 4 | PREDICTED VOTES

ADE V MEL

CHRISTIAN PETRACCA

3

STEVEN MAY

2

JAKE SOLIGO

1

 

Christian Petracca led the way as the Demons upset the Crows party in the opening match of Gather Round, with the 4x All Australian picking up 29 disposals (team high), 15 contested possessions, 8 clearances, 7 inside 50s, 10 score involvements (all game highs) and booting a goal.

Steven May was elite as always in defence with 19 disposals, 9 marks (3 of which were contested) and intercepting the ball on 6 occasions.

Young Crow Jake Soligo was one of their top contributors in the 15-point loss, collecting 27 disposals, 6 clearances (team high), 14 contested possessions (team high), and laying 8 tackles.

 

BL V NM

JOE DANIHER

3

HUGH MCCLUGGAGE

2

DAYNE ZORKO

0.5

JOSH DUNKLEY

0.5

 

Joe Daniher cashed in on the Kangaroos poor and inexperienced defence, booting 5 goals from 20 disposals and taking 12 marks in an easy 3-vote performance.

Hugh McCluggage was brilliant in the guts, winning a career high- 36 disposals! McCluggage impressed with 545 meters gained, 10 inside 50s and 14 contested possessions-all of which were the most of any Lion- as well as 6 clearances and 10 score involvements.

Dayne Zorko proved he still has plenty left in the tank with 28 disposals and a goal, whilst Josh Dunkley got his hands dirty with 31 touches, 7 clearances, 13 contested and 8 tackles.

 

PORT V ESS

CONNOR ROZEE

3

JASON HORNE- FRANCIS

2

ZAK BUTTERS

1

 

Port Adelaide turned it on in front of their home crowd, with their star trio of young midsdoing most of the damage.

Skipper- Connor Rozee had one of the best games of his career and is a lock for the 3 votes, picking up 36 disposals, 16 contested possessions (both are career highs) and also kicking 3 goals! Not much more he could have done.

Jason Horne- Francis had the first 30 disposal match of his short career and got heavily involved with 10 clearances (game high), 7 inside 50s, 7 score involvements and 13 contested possessions.

Reigning Best and Fairest- Zak Butters excited with 26 disposals with 12 of them contested, also laying 7 tackles and directly assisting in 3 goals.

 

WCE V SYD

ISAAC HEENEY

2.5

ERROL GULDEN

2.5

LIAM DUGGAN

1

 

The Swans had to work hard for a victory against the Wooden Spoon favourites West Coast, having to play all 4- quarters to pick up 4 points.

Isaac Heeney continued his terrific run of form that sees him as the Brownlow Medal favourite, collecting a team high- 26 disposals and 17 contested, filling the stats sheet with 2 goals, 4 assists, 7 clearances.

Heeney has competition with proven vote getter- Errol Gulden, who cut the Eagles open with his 25 disposals (22 of which were kicks), leading the match for meters gained with 719, having 7 clearances and kicking 2 goals.

West Coast Skipper- Liam Duggan was brilliant with 30 disposals, 12 marks and 698 meters gained in a game where the Eagles turned up and made for a competitive match.

 

FRE V CARL

ANDREW BRAYSHAW

3

JACOB WEITERING

1.5

CHARLIE CURNOW

1.5

 

Although the Dockers lost in controversial fashion, Andrew Brayshaw played his best game of the season and will likely secure best on ground honours- collecting a game high 38 disposals and well as 13 contested and 6 clearances.

Jacob Weitering was a rock in defence with 21 disposals in a low disposal game for the winning Blues, as well as 12 marks and 7 intercept possessions.

Charlie Curnow proved he’s still the main man in the Carlton forward line, booting 3 goals and having 12 disposals coming from 12 marks.

 

WB V GEEL

TOM LIBERATORE

3

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI

1.5

JEREMY CAMERON

1.5

 

There was a number of massive performances in this matchup, with the stats sheet getting stuffed within an inch of its life. Tom Liberatore had a ridiculous 19 clearances and 28 contested possessions from his 35 disposals, also laying 9 tackles and kicking a goal. Numbers like that through the midfield don’t come too often.

Marcus Bontempelli was brilliant as always with 35 disposals, 698 meters gained, 7 clearances, 10 tackles, 1 goal on the run from 50 meters out and 2 goal assists.

Jeremy Cameron was everywhere, picking up a team high- 27 disposals, 8 marks and kicking 2 goals as the Cats best player

 

GCS V GWS

TOBY GREENE

3

STEPHEN CONIGLIO

2

NOAH ANDERSON

1

 

Pen Toby Greene in for the 3 votes with his 5-goal performance against the Giants, with the skipper collecting 17 disposals and assisting in 3 more goals.

Stephen Coniglio was the best of the Giants midfielders, having 27 disposals, 5 clearances, a team high- 625 meters gained and kicking 2 goals.

Suns star- Noah Anderson gets the nod for the minor votes despite the loss, picking up a game high- 33 disposals, being involved in 7 scores and kicking a goal.

 

RICH V STK

JACK STEELE

3

SHAI BOLTON

2

DUSTIN MARTIN

1

 

The Saints copped a fright from the plucky Tigers but were strong enough to hold onto the 4 points. Jack Steele was the best player on the ground with his 33 disposals, 7 clearances, 18 contested possessions and 10 tackles all game highs.

Shai Bolton’s class caused plenty of headaches for the Saints defenders, booting 4 goals, taking 9 marks and having 19 disposals.

2017 Brownlow Medallist- Dustin Martin reminded the football world what he’s capable of with 30 disposals, 8 marks, 2 goal assists and 6 inside 50s.

 

COLL V HAW

JORDAN DE GOEY

3

BLAKE HARDWICK

1

JAI NEWCOMBE

1

JOSH DAICOS

1

 

Despite the scare from the Hawks against the reigning Premiers, Jordan De Goey is all but a lock to receive the 3 votes, with 31 disposals, 6 clearances, 8 inside 50s, 1 goal and 2 assistsin his best game of the season.

Blake Hardwick proved the experiment to move forward may pay off, booting 4 goals from 15 disposals.

Young bull Jai Newcombe was the best of the Hawks midfielders with 26 disposals, 1 goal and a game high 10 clearances.

Josh Daicos was damaging with 30 disposals, making 471 meters for his side and assisting in 2 goals.

ROUND 3 | PREDICTED VOTES

BL V COLL

NICK DAICOS

2

LACHIE NEALE

2

JAMIE ELLIOTT

2

 

Nick Daicos has finally cashed in with some Brownlow votes, with Collingwood registering their opening win of the season. Daicos’ form to start the season has been superb, but itsdifficult to poll in losses, especially when going in as favourite. His 30 disposals were a team high as were his 650 meters gained.

Lachie Neale couldn’t have done more in the Lions loss, with the reigning Brownlow medallist picking up 35 disposals, 10 clearances, 20 contested (all game highs) and kicking a goal.

Jamie Elliott made a big impact up forward with 4 goals from 16 disposals and a team high 7 score involvements.

 

NM V CARL

HARRY MCKAY

2.5

PATRICK CRIPPS

2.5

CHARLIE CURNOW

1

 

It was the Carlton twin-towers that caused havoc against North Melbourne on Good Friday for the second year running.

Harry McKay has brought fear back to all opposition defenders now that he can kick straight for goal, booting 5 goals from 19 disposals, whilst Charlie Curnow shows no signs of slowing down from back-to-back Colemans with another bag of 4 from 15 disposals including a goal assist.

Skipper and 2022 Brownlow Medallist-Patrick Cripps was the pick of the midfielders, with team high- 28 disposals, 9 clearances, 15 contested possessions and a goal- a stat line that normally sees Crippa poll well on Brownlow night.

 

FRE V ADE

HAYDEN YOUNG

3

ALEX PEARCE

2

MICHAEL WALTERS

1

 

Hayden Young had a career best day through the midfield, leading the way with 32 disposalsas well as 8 clearances, 7 tackles, 661 meters gained and 12 contested possessions in his most complete performance to date.

Skipper-Alex Pearce was a rock in defence, with 8 of his 13 disposals coming from intercept possessions. Peare’s defensive work kept the Crows to just 4 goals for the match and notable key forwards Taylor Walker and Darcy Fogarty were kept goalless.

Michael Walters was the spark the Dockers needed in attack to post a winning total. The former All-Australian had 21 disposals, kicked 2 goals, took 8 marks and was involved in an equal game high- 9 scores.

 

ESS V STK

NIC MARTIN

3

ZACH MERRETT

2

ANDREW MCGRATH

1

 

Nic Martin brought his own footy on Saturday, winning an equal club high- 44 disposals and made a team high- 781 meters gained in a sensational individual performance.

Zach Merrett was his typical self, picking up plenty of the ball and setting up play from clearances. The Bombers skipper had 30 disposals and a game high- 14 contested possessions and 7 clearances with 6 from the centre.

Former number 1 pick- Andrew McGrath was crucial to the Bombers victory, and stuffed the stat sheet with 30 disposals, 8 marks, 8 inside 50s (game high), 13 intercept possessions (game high) and goal.

 

PORT V MEL

MAX GAWN

2.5

ALEX NEAL- BULLEN

2.5

WILLEM DREW

1

 

Skipper Max Gawn was superior in the ruck battle against Ivan Soldo, winning 20 disposals, 50 hitouts, 6 clearances, 14 contested possessions, 8 score involvements and a goal.

Alex Neal- Bullen was classy as a half-forward, collecting 24 disposals with half of them contested, laid 6 tackles, was involved in 7 scores and kicked 2 goals.

Willem Drew was the pick of the Port Adelaide players in a narrow loss, with the midfielder keeping Clayton Oliver quiet and winning 25 disposals of his own, which included 10 clearances, 9 inside 50s, 8 score involvements and also laying 11 tackles.

 

WB V WCE

ADAM TRELOAR

3

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI

1.5

AARON NAUGHTON

1.5

 

The Bulldogs put on a clinic against the Eagles, however there weren’t as many players that stuffed the stat sheet as were used to seeing. Adam Treloar was the Bulldogs best player with a game high- 35 disposals (the only player to crack the 30 barrier), team high- 8 clearances, 12 contested possessions, 10 score involvements and a goal.

Marcus Bontempelli wasn’t his usual prolific self, but still managed to make a major impact on the match with 3 goals from 16 disposals with 11 of these being contested. The Bont impressed in tight with a game high 9 tackles and taking 4 contested marks.

Aaron Naughton was effective with 20 disposals, 13 score involvements (game high), 6 inside 50s, 4 goal assists and a goal of his own.

 

RICH V SYD

NICK VLAUSTIN

3

TIM TARANTO

2

SHAI BOLTON

1

 

Nick Vlaustin was everywhere against the Swans, with the experienced defender dominating as the final road block. Vlaustin picked up 29 disposals- with 15 of these being intercept possessions- using the ball at 100% efficiency and taking 13 marks.

Tim Taranto was the best midfielder on the ground against a superstar Swans outfit. Taranto accumulated a game high- 35 disposals, 8 clearances and kicked a goal.

Shai Bolton started strongly with 9 disposals and a goal in the opening term and proved to be one of the match winners with an impressive 25 disposals, 2 goals and a game high 692 meters gained.

 

HAW V GEEL

TANNER BRUHN

2

MITCH DUNCAN

2

JAMES WORPEL

1

OLIVER HENRY

1

 

Tanner Bruhn stepped up in Patrick Dangerfield’s absence to play the best game of his short career, doing the heavy lifting in the midfeld with career and team high disposals (27), clearances (9) and contested possessions (15).

Mitch Duncan impressed with 26 touches, 9 marks, 505 meters gained, 3 goal assists and a goal of his own.

Oliver Henry made an impact up forward with 4 goals and an equal team high- 8 score involvements. Meanwhile, James Worpel was the best of the Hawks in their 6-goal loss, leading all players for disposals (36), inside 50s (9), goal assists (3), score involvements (8) as well as 6 clearances, 14 contested and a goal in a well rounded performances.

ROUND 2 | PREDICTED VOTES

STK V COLL

NASIAH WANGANEEN – MILERA

3

JACK HIGGINS

2

JACK STEELE

0.5

ROWAN MARSHALL

0.5

 

Nasiah Wanganeen- Milera was easily the best player on the ground, with his precision kicking setting up the Saints from the backline. In the best game of his young career, the silky half-back had a game high- 32 disposals and led all Saints for marks (11) and meters gained (613)

Jack Higgins broke the Pies hearts with 4 goals including a ridiculous game-sealer in a tricky spot, 50 meters out and from the boundary- by boundary, I mean row 46. That will have plenty of Pies fans screaming “That was out of bounds!”

Jack Steele was typically tough in the contest, winning 26 disposals (the most of any Saints midfielder), laid a game high- 11 tackles and had 6 clearances.

Rowan Marshall continued his fine form that almost secured himself an All-Australian nod last season, winning 24 disposals, a game high- 11 clearances, 16 contested, 7 inside 50s and 13 hitouts.

 

ADE V GEEL

TOM STEWART

3

GRYAN MIERS

2

TOM HAWKINS

1

 

In game 150, Tom Stewart played one of his best games of his brilliant career to date. The 5x All-Australian had a team high- 28 disposals and game high- 15 intercept possessions, which included an equal record 10 intercept marks!

Gryan Miers was busy with 26 disposals, a standard 2 goal assists and crucially 3 goals- his first 3 goal haul since mid-2022.

Evergreen forward- Tom Hawkins couldn’t be held for long by the young Adelaide defence, booting 4 goals in effective fashion.

 

NM V FRE

LUKE JACKSON

2.5

CALEB SERONG

2.5

TOM POWELL

1

 

Ruck and midfield duo Luke Jackson and Caleb Serong were once again the two best performers in the Fremantle victory.

Luke Jackson is thriving as the number one ruckman, with a statline that resembles peak Max Gawn- 24 disposals, 21 hitouts, 7 clearances, 15 contested, 10 score involvements and 2 goals! At this stage, Jackson looks the All-Australian ruckman, with his follow up craft separating himself from the rest.

Reigning Best and Fairest- Caleb Serong led the Dockers for the key midfield categories with 35 disposals, 8 clearances, 15 contested and 11 score involvements.

The Kangaroos had a crack in the first half before their third quarter blow out, and Tom Powell was impressive throughout with 28 disposals, 8 clearances and 2 goals for the losing side.

 

HAW V MEL

CHRISTIAN PETRACCA

3

BAYLEY FRITSCH

2

MAX GAWN

0.5

JACK VINEY

0.5

 

Christian Petracca was clearly the best player on the ground, dominating the whole match with a game high- 29 disposals and 4 goal assists, as well as 14 contested, 6 clearances, 8 inside 50s, a goal and a goal saving spoil late in the match.

Bayley Fritsch was the most potent forward with 5 goals from 13 disposals, cashing in with 2 late goals and taking advantage of the Demons frequency inside 50.

Without many standout players, Jack Viney and Max Gawn get the nod for the minor vote as proven vote getters who played solid games. Gawn had 17 disposals, 24 hitouts and 6 inside 50s, whilst Viney led the way with 15 contested possessions, 7 clearances from his 21 disposals.

 

SYD V ESS

ISAAC HEENEY

2.5

TOM PAPLEY

2.5

CHAD WARNER

0.5

ERROL GULDEN

0.5

 

The Hawks-Demon’s match was difficult to allocate votes due to lack of big performances, meanwhile the Swans-Bombers was even harder with a plethora of brilliant individual games.

Isaac Heeney may be the Swans best performers in 3/3 games this season. The former forward played with the same level of electricity in the midfield with 32 disposals, 8 clean clearances, 14 contested, 13 score involvements and a goal.

Tom Papley was threatening to take the game from Essendon all match and had one of his better games with 24 disposals, 10 marks, 11 contested and 4 goals!

Sydney generated an enormous amount of goals from the back half, thanks mostly to the speed and ball use of gun midfielders Chad Warner and Errol Gulden who made it look like a coast to coast training drill. The Chad had 28 disposals, team high- 519 meters gained, game high- 14 score involvements and 2 late goals. Errol cut the Bombers up with 24 disposals, 6 clearances, team high- 6 inside 50s, 4 goal assists and 2 goals.

Zach Merrett was stiff not to poll with 32 disposals and 2 goals, however the 30 point loss will hurt his chances.

 

WB V GCS

MARCUS BONTEMPELLI

2.5

CODY WEIGHTMAN

2.5

TIM ENGLISH

1

 

Marcus Bontempelli is on the board for this years Brownlow predictor and looks in great form, picking up a game high- 32 disposals, 11 clearances, 19 contested as well as 2 goals and 2 assists. The Bontempelli we’re used to seeing that gets the 3 votes from the umpires.

Bont has stiff competition from Cody Weightman who booted 6 goals. 6 is usually enough to secure the 3, however, previous bags from Weightman haven’t correlated with big votes from the umpires, with 3 career votes- including bags of 6, 5, 5, 4 and 4.

Tim English impressed in the ruck with a well rounded match, including 15 disposals, 8 tackles, 6 marks, 25 hitouts and a game high 112 Fantasy Points.

 

RICH V PORT

ZAK BUTTERS

3

TODD MARSHALL

1

CONNOR ROZEE

1

OLLIE WINES

1

 

Zak Butters picked up where he left off last season, accumulating a game high 34 disposals and making an impact with 7 clearances, 14 contested, 13 score involvements, 3 goal assists and a goal. Proved himself as the number one man in that Power midfield that has gone 2-0.

Todd Marshall was a handful up forward with 4 goals from 13 disposals. Skipper- Connor Rozee was amongst it with 28 disposals- ranked second most on the ground- 8 marks and 11 contested.

Ollie Wines didn’t have a stack of the footy with only 26, but was the leader on the ground for clearances (10) and equal leader for contested possessions (14).

 

WCE V GWS

TOM GREEN

3

JOSH KELLY

1

KIEREN BRIGGS

1

LACHIE WHITFIELD

1

 

Tom Green has done his Brownlow hopes no harm, ranked as one of the Giants best on ground for the third consecutive match. With plenty of hype around the midfield move of Isaac Heeney, Tom Green has gone under the radar in the media. Green had 34 disposals, 8 clearances and game high- 21 contested possessions, 767 meters gained and 11 inside 50s.

Josh Kelly was classy as always with 28 disposals, 7 inside 50s and 2 goals. Ruckman Kieren Briggs was the number one ranked clearance player with 12 from his 21 disposals. He also dominated the ruck battle with 34 hitouts and 5 tackles.

Lachie Whitfield was the most prolific player on the ground with 36 disposals at 80% efficiency and made an impact with 8 score involvements.

ROUND 1 | PREDICTED VOTES

CARL V RICH

PATRICK CRIPPS

3

HARRY MCKAY

1.5

NOAH BALTA

1.5

 

The Blues hold on for another tight victory, with Patrick Cripps leading the way with a game high- 31 disposals, 21 contested possessions, getting involved on both sides of the ball with 8 intercept possessions and 7 score involvements.

Harry McKay booted 3 goals- the most of any Blue- from 13 disposals, taking 6 marks and laying 7 tackles in a well-rounded performance.

Noah Balta was the pick of the Richmond players with 23 disposals, 9 marks, leading all players for meters gained with 613 and kicking 3 goals.

 

COLL V SYD

ISAAC HEENEY

2.5

CHAD WARNER

2.5

ERROL GULDEN

1

 

Isaac Heeney has dominated through the midfield in the first two matches, with 29 disposals, team high- 13 contested possessions, 10 score involvements and 2 goals.

Chad Warner was eye-catching in Nike TNs, kicking 3 goals, having a team high- 7 clearances and winning 27 disposals in a close to best-on-ground performance.

Errol Gulden was the Swans most prolific ball winner with 30 disposals, 2 goal assists, taking 8 marks and making a game high- 650 meters gained.

 

ESS V HAW

ARCHIE PERKINS

2

JAKE STRINGER

2

ZACH MERRETT

1

ANDREW MCGRATH

1

 

Archie Perkins had a coming-of-age game with career high numbers of 12 tackles, 8 clearances, 9 score involvements as well as 24 disposals and 2 goals.

Jake Stringer turned his strong preseason form into a strong Round 1 with 4 goals from 11 disposals.

Andrew McGrath was prolific throughout the match with a game high- 33 disposals and 619 meters gained.

Zach Merrett dominated through the midfield with 31 disposals, 8 marks and 6 clearances.

 

GWS V NM

TOM GREEN

3

JESSE HOGAN

2

LACHIE WHITFIELD

1

 

Tom Green’s Brownlow stocks are improving at a rate of knots, with the Giants off to a flying start and Green dominating as their number 1 midfielder. Green had a game high- 37 disposals, 16 contested and 14 score involvements as well as a goal.

Jesse Hogan cashed in on the Kangaroos poor defence with 6 goals and 3 goal assists from 18 disposals.

Lachie Whitfield picked up 29 disposals, 10 score involvements and took 8 marks in a commanding display.

 

GEEL V STK

PATRICK DANGERFIELD

3

MAX HOLMES

1

JEREMY CAMERON

1

TOM STEWART

1

 

Even at age 33, Patrick Dangerfield is still the Cats number 1 midfielder! The 2016 Brownlow Medallist led all Geelong players for disposals (25), clearances (8), contested possessions (12) and inside 50s (9) as well as kicking a goal.

Young prodigy Max Holmes was important to the Cats win with 23 disposals, 10 marks and a game high- 686 meters gained.

Jeremy Cameron started the season strongly, using his running power to accumulate 21 disposals, take 7 marks and kick 2 goals, 3 behinds including a brilliant individual goal from the boundary that would have captured the umpire’s attention.

5x All Australian Tom Stewart was a rock down back with 22 disposals at 86% efficiency and picking up 8 intercept possessions.

 

GCS V ADE

MATT ROWELL

2

TOUK MILLER

2

NOAH ANDERSON

2

 

It’s going to be tough to split the Gold Coast main three midfielders on Brownlow night.

Matt Rowell followed on from his dominant opening round performance, with 29 disposals, 10 tackles, 9 clearances, game high- 20 contested possessions and a goal.

Skipper-Touk Miller looked in fine form with 29 disposals, 19 contested and a game high- 10 clearances.

Noah Anderson had the equal most disposals with 35 with a game high- 8 inside 50s, 781 meters gained and booted a goal.

 

MEL V WB

MAX GAWN

3

CHRISTIAN PETRACCA

1.5

CLAYTON OLIVER

1.5

 

It was back to the Melbourne of old, with their A-Grade midfield trio all dominating and likely to be in the votes.

Skipper Max Gawn had reigning All-Australian- Tim English’s number, with a strong stat line that read 26 disposals, 35 hitouts, 8 clearances and 9 marks in a best on ground display.

Christian Petracca was damaging in the front half with his 29 disposals, being involved in 13 scores which included 3 direct goal assists and a goal of his own.

Clayton Oliver was at his prolific best, leading all players with 35 disposals (with an impressive 21 kicks), 7 inside 50s and 6 clearances through the midfield..

 

PORT V WCE

CONNOR ROZEE

3

ZAK BUTTERS

2

CHARLIE DIXON

1

 

Connor Rozee started his captaincy with a bang, winning by 50 points and being the best player on the ground with 27 disposals, 6 inside 50s, 6 clearances, 14 score involvements- all team highs- as well as 2 goals!

Breakout star- Zak Butters picked up where he left off last season with 27 disposals, 8 marks, 11 score involvements and a goal. Rozee and Butters were the two clear best ons.

Spearhead Charlie Dixon impressed up front with a team high- 3 goals in the Powers thrashing over West Coast.

 

FRE V BL

CALEB SERONG

3

LUKE JACKSON

1

LUKE RYAN

1

ANDREW BRAYSHAW

1

 

Caleb Serong had the individual performance of the round with 46 disposals, 21 contested possessions and 10 clearances in the Dockers upset over last season’s Grand Finalist Brisbane. If Fremantle can continue winning and are a top-8 chance, Serong will be taking majority of the Brownlow votes this season.

Luke Jackson impressed with his ruck-forward craft, involved through the middle with 18 disposals and 30 hitouts as well as contributing with 2 goals.

Luke Ryan was the distributor down back, making a game high- 817 meters gained from his 33 disposals and taking 10 marks.

Andrew Brayshaw was Serong’s support act through the middle with 32 disposals, 8 marks, 6 clearances and 2 goal assists.

ROUND 0 | PREDICTED VOTES

SYD V MEL

BRODIE GRUNDY

2

ISAAC HEENEY

2

CHAD WARNER

1

JACK VINEY

1

 

Brodie Grundy’s debut in the red and white couldn’t have gone any better, coming out victorious against his old skipper- Max Gawn. Dominating around the ground, Grundy finished with 23 disposals, 9 clearances and 33 hitouts in a close to best on ground performance. Nice of Melbourne and Collingwood to pay some of his wage!

A positional move that has been on the cards for years, Isaac Heeney was unleashed as a full-time midfielder with brilliant results. The typically high-flying forward was the best midfielder for the Swans, winning a game high- 13 clearances and 18 contested possessions in greasy conditions. The move up the ground didn’t hinder his forward half impact, with 12 of his 26 disposals being score involvements including kicking a goal.

Chad Warner was quiet early, but was almost the difference in the final term- with 11 disposals and an important goal. Finished with a solid 26 disposals and game high- 12 inside 50s.

Melbourne tough nut- Jack Viney kept the Demons in the match with 30 disposals, 14 contested, 7 clearances and 2 goals.

BL V CARL

CHARLIE CURNOW

3

ADAM CERRA

1

HARRY MCKAY

1

GEORGE HEWETT

1

 

In what will be one of the best games of the season, it will be difficult to determine who gets the nod from the umpires with low disposal numbers across the board. Charlie Curnow was crucial to inspiring the Blues after their 46-point deficit to eventually winning by a point. The back-to-back Coleman Medallist booted a game high 4 goals during Carlton’s comeback.

Adam Cerra and George Hewett were impacting through the midfield, with Hewett leading all players for disposals with 27 and Cerra leading his teammates for contested possessions (14) and clearances (7).

Harry McKay was clunking them well, with 4 of his 7 marks being contested. The much maligned forward kicked 3 goals including the match winning goal, as well as leading all Blues for score involvements with 8.

 

GCS V RICH

MATT ROWELL

3

BEN KING

1

NOAH ANDERSON

1

TOUK MILLER

1

 

Matt Rowell was tough and contested from start to finish as the Suns registered their first win under Damien Harwick. The former no.1 pick led the match for disposals (33), contested possessions (26) and a herculean 20 clearances- the second player to win 20+ clearances since the stat was counted!

Ben King was effective in front of the sticks, with 5 of his 10 disposals finishing as goals.

Noah Anderson and Touk Miller was important on-the-ball and will be strong chances for the minor votes. Anderson picked up where he left off with 25 disposals, 13 contested and 8 clearances whilst Miller finished with 28 disposals (second most behind Rowell) and 8 score involvements.

 

GWS V COLL

JESSE HOGAN

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TOM GREEN

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CALLUM BROWN

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Forward line pairing Jesse Hogan and Callum Brown stretched out the Collingwood defence, with the duo booting 9 of the Giants 18 goals.

Callum Brown had his best career game to date, kicking a game high- 5 goals. Meanwhile, Jesse Hogan kicked 4 goals and did plenty of work marking the ball up the ground- taking 7 marks and involved in 9 scores (equal second most on the ground).

Tom Green lived up to the preseason hype as a potential Brownlow front runner, winning 30 disposals, 11 contested (equal team high), 9 clearances (team high), 9 score involvements and a goal.

The orange tsunami lives on, with Josh Kelly, Lachie Whitfield and Stephen Conilglio all playing big games and stiff not to be included.

No fears for any Nick Daicos backers, with the preseason Brownlow favourite still going about his business as one of the best players in the league- 34 touches, 16 contested, 10 clearances and a goal, if the Pies win its another 3 votes for the young star.

2024 BROWNLOW MEDAL EARLY BETTING STRATEGIES

Nick Daicos is the short-priced favourite and for good reason, with the second-year sensation polling an incredible 28 votes at 1.4 votes per game- the most of any player last season. Hot favourites mean the odds blow out for some serious Brownlow contenders- with proven vote getters such as Marcus Bontempelli (12.00), Christian Petracca (15.00) and Patrick Cripps (21.00), all paying much more than they were prior to the Brownlow Medal last season.

It’s been well documented that the Brownlow Medal is a midfielder’s award, but the umpires don’t just look at the ability to rack up disposals. 11 of the last 12 Brownlow Medallist finished the season in the top-10 for average contested possessions and clearances! Backing a player that fits this bill would be wise decision.

Betting Strategy

BACK: Marcus Bontempelli Brownlow Medal at $12.00

Marcus Bontempelli fits this bill as the prototype modern midfielder- ranking 5th for clearances, 4th for contested possessions and kicking 19 goals last season. The two-time Runner-Up in the Brownlow is paying a huge price of 12.00 when you consider he was paying $3-$4 prior to last year’s count!

BACK: Christian Petracca Brownlow Medal at $15.00

Eight of the last nine winners had polled 20+ votes before their victory- proving a strong history is crucial to winning the Brownlow count. Melbourne bull- Christian Petracca is an umpire’s favourite, finishing in the top-10 and polling 20+ votes in all of the last 4 seasons- the only current player to achieve this feat!

Petracca is as consistent as any player in the AFL- averaging 28 disposals and over a goal a game in the last three years. You can have faith that Petracca will be there or thereabouts as a reliable top tier player once again.

BACK-TO-LAY: Chad Warner Brownlow Medal.

Chad Warner is a great pick to back-to-lay- paying a huge 51.00 this preseason. Despite having a slightly poorer 2023 than his breakout 2022 campaign, the Chad received a boost in Brownlow votes- going from 12 to 16- potentially off the back of the media attention received during last off season.

With opposition attention likely going to All-Australian- Errol Gulden and elite ruckman- Brodie Grundy tapping down in the centre, Warner could easily find himself in the top-10 of the Brownlow meaning his odds will shorten significantly from the current rough price.

LAY: Lachie Neale Brownlow Medal

Lachie Neale has been a popular player in the eyes of the umps since his move to the Lions- placing on the podium in four of the last five seasons and picking up two Brownlow Medals! However, no player has won back-to-back Brownlow Medals since Robert Harvey in 1998.

Based on the statistics, last seasons polling was an anomaly for Neale, receiving votes in three matches when he recorded 23 or less disposals- a feat he only achieved once in his previous 200 matches (and that match included 22 disposals and 4 goals). Seems as if the umpires were trying to make up for his robbed 2022 Brownlow! The umpires may overcompensate this season, seeing Neale receive less votes than he deserves.

BETFAIR’S BROWNLOW MEDAL TIPS AND PREDICTIONS

The Brownlow Medal is the AFL’s most prestigious individual prize. The medal, known formally as the Charles Brownlow Trophy, was first presented in 1924, in honour of the former Geelong player and club and league administrator. The Brownlow medallist is recognised as the League’s fairest and best player, as judged by the umpires.

In recent years, the Brownlow Medal count has attracted significant interest as a major event on footy’s social calendar, while also continuing to draw massive patronage from bettors. With wagering interest in the Brownlow skyrocketing, punters are increasingly looking for accurate and updated information and insights to help shape their Brownlow tipping strategies.

Betfair’s unique Brownlow Medal predictor provides expert analysis for each of the 207 AFL home-and-away matches played during the 2024 season including a list of players it predicts will likely have earned the umpires’ votes.

Under the current Brownlow Medal voting system, the three field umpires confer after each game and award six votes to the three players considered the fairest and best, on a 3-2-1 basis. However, under the innovative system that underpins Betfair’s AFL Brownlow predictor, more than three players per match can be identified as predicted vote-winners, ‘earning’ a minimum of 0.5 votes and a maximum of 3 from a six-tier voting scale. Betfair’s data scientists and betting analysts believe this broader vote allocation system better captures more players’ valuable or outstanding performances while simultaneously lessening the impact of the narrow 3-2-1 system than can, by its nature, ignore impactful players who might not necessarily have caught the umpires’ attention, particularly in games dominated by one or two individuals.

After each round, a leaderboard showing how many votes Betfair’s Brownlow predictor tips players to receive is updated, with individual Brownlow Medal market odds on the Betfair Exchange adjusted accordingly. This ‘live’ feature enables punters to stay updated with predicted player movement up and down the leaderboard, providing them with ample opportunity to adjust their Brownlow wagering strategies throughout the course of the AFL season.

Under contemporary Brownlow rules, multiple winners are declared when two or more players finish with the same number of votes. In 2003, for example, Adelaide’s Mark Ricciuto, Collingwood’s Nathan Buckley and Sydney’s Adam Goodes each polled 22 votes and were declared Brownlow medallists. This element of the award broadens punters’ options and allows for more intricate wagering strategies, particularly when using Betfair’s AFL Brownlow predictor as a guide. It’s also worth noting that although players who have been suspended for on-field indiscretions during a season can still receive votes for their performances, they are ineligible to win that year’s Brownlow Medal.

Importantly, as part of Betfair’s approach of putting bettors first by giving them multiple options to capitalise on their investments, punters can choose to back or lay any player as part of their Brownlow wagering considerations.

As Australia’s largest betting exchange, Betfair continues to broaden its wagering options and expand the cutting-edge information, expert analysis and data it offers punters who are keen to extract maximum value when investing. To take advantage of tools including the innovative Brownlow Medal predictor, sign up to Betfair today and start realising the benefits.

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