We are ten rounds into the 2019 AFL Season and the ladder is starting to shape up. There is still a question mark over a couple of sides as to whether or not they will sneak into the eight.
Those two sides did play each other on Sunday at Optus Stadium and it was Fremantle the ones that came out on top. Michael Walters kicked the winning point after the siren to beat the Lions by that single point.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 10 2019.
Be sure to check back each week for more Brownlow Predictions and an in depth round by round analysis of who should might be the Brownlow Medal Winner for this years Brownlow Medal Count.
Sydney vs Collingwood
Sydney 11.7 73 – Collingwood 11.14 80
(Collingwood by 7 Points)
1 Vote (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury (10)
The Collingwood veteran was at it again in this game and played a big part in the Magpies win over the Swans. 16 of his 29 Possessions were contested and he racked up 9 Clearances in the middle. He also kicked a goal, had 10 Score Involvements and 9 Tackles to be one of the best players on the ground.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Brodie Grundy (12)
Another big night from Grundy with a massive 64 Hit-outs in a dominant performance in the ruck. 14 of his 18 Possessions were contested and he had 7 Clearances and 8 Tackles to be the Pies best player on a Friday Night in Sydney.
3 Votes (Sydney) Sam Reid (3)
Sydney has lacked a big marking forward who can actually kick goals since Buddy has been injured and Reid stood up in this contest. 6 of his 9 Marks were Contested and 11 of his 15 Disposals were Contested. He had the 8 Score Involvements and kicked 6 important goals to keep the Swans in this match.
Hawthorn vs Port Adelaide
Hawthorn 12.8 80 – Port Adelaide 6.13 49
(Hawthorn by 31 Points)
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Darcy Byrne-Jones (3)
Byrne-Jones featured in the votes in last weeks Brownlow Medal Predictor and had a big game here with 28 Disposals and 10 Intercept Possessions. He also took 8 marks and had 6 Tackles to be the Powers best player in a loss.
2 Votes (Hawthorn) Ricky Henderson (8)
Henderson gets a lot of Uncontested footy and may not poll votes because of it. He had 37 Disposals in this game and 10 Inside 50s which means he should get noticed. 11 Marks and 5 Score Involvements should also have him featuring in the votes in this one, in what has been a decent year so far for Henderson.
3 Votes (Hawthorn) Jack Gunston (5)
Gunston has gone missing in recent times on the scoreboard, but was back with 6 Goals. Most of his 21 Possessions came on the offensive end and he racked up 14 Score Involvements. He also took 9 Marks and the Power had no answer for his solid work ethic up forward.
Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne
Western Bulldogs 13.12 90 – North Melbourne 18.7 115
(North Melbourne by 25 Points)
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Shaun Higgins (8)
Higgins seems to play well against his former club and was once again one of the best on the ground in a big Kangaroos win. 34 Possessions, 10 Inside 50s and 9 Score Involvements should have him feature in the votes in a big Kangaroos victory.
2 Votes (North Melbourne) Ben Cunnington (7)
The Contested Ball Magnet, Cunnington once again racked up a big number with 29 Possessions which were mostly by hand. He also kicked a goal and had 8 Clearances to be one of the best players afield.
3 Votes (North Melbourne) Todd Goldstein (3)
We all know Goldstein can play, but it has been few and far between in recent seasons. This was a dominant performance with 57 Hit-outs and 6 Clearances in the ruck. He also racked up 28 Possessions in which 14 were Contested. He should get the 3 votes in this game.
Adelaide vs West Coast
Adelaide 10.13 73 – West Coast 13.7 85
(West Coast by 12 Points)
1 Vote (West Coast) Elliot Yeo (7)
Quite a few of the Eagles mids stepped up in this game and it will be difficult to pick the votes. Jack Redden and Andrew Gaff may feature in this match as well as Brad Crouch and Rory Sloane from the Crows.
Elliot Yeo had 27 Possessions, which included 17 Contested. 9 Clearances, 8 Score Involvements and 15 Tackles, should land him some votes in this contest.
2 Votes (Adelaide) Cam Ellis-Yolmen (2)
Ellis-Yolmen was awesome all day and racked up 30 Disposals which included 17 Contested. He had 8 Clearances, 10 Tackles and 8 Score Involvements to more than likely be the Crows best in a narrow loss to the Eagles.
3 Votes (West Coast) Luke Shuey (5)
Whenever Shuey gets over 30 in a game of footy he has an impact and he racked up 33 in this contest. 16 of those were Contested and he had 10 Clearances and 10 Tackles to have the most significant impact on the ground. Was very noticeable in the last quarter when the game was on the line.
Gold Coast vs Geelong
Gold Coast 9.10 64 – Geelong 13.13 91
(Geelong by 27 Points)
1 Vote (Geelong) Tom Hawkins (2)
Gold Coast had no answers for Hawkins who was the best forward on the ground with 4 Goals. 12 of his 13 Possessions were contested as well as 6 of his 7 Marks. His 10 Score Involvements and dominant show up forward should land him a vote.
2 Votes (Gold Coast) David Swallow (6)
Gold Coast was in this game for a significant length until the fourth quarter. Swallow had a lot to do with this and racked up 29 Disposals which included 19 Contested. He also kicked a goal and had 13 Clearances to be the Suns best in a loss at home.
3 Votes (Geelong) Tim Kelly (13)
The Cats will be happy that Tim Kelly stayed as he has bolted up the leaderboard on the Brownlow Medal Predictor in recent weeks. He had 35 Disposals in this game which included 16 Contested Possessions. His 8 Clearances and 10 Score Involvements should land him the votes as he was the Cats best.
Richmond vs Essendon
Richmond 10.13 73 – Essendon 6.14 50
(Richmond by 23 Points)
1 Vote (Essendon) Darcy Parish (1)
In a disappointing game for the Bombers Parish was their best player. 31 Disposals, which included 19 Contested made him stand out on the field. He also had 9 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 5 Inside 50s to have a chance at polling in this match.
2 Votes (Richmond) Dustin Martin (7)
Martin has hit some form and was once again one of the Tigers best. 35 Possessions, 8 Clearances and 8 Inside 50s with a lot of metres gained should help him feature in the votes here. He is damaging by foot and racked up 26 kicks with 7 marks.
3 Votes (Richmond) Bachar Houli (5)
A big game from Houli down back with 72% of his 37 Disposals coming from the Defensive Half. He kicked the ball 28 times and had 10 Rebound 50s to be the most important Tiger in a massive Dreamtime win at the MCG.
Melbourne vs GWS
Melbourne 10.8 68 – GWS 14.10 94
(GWS by 26 Points)
1 Vote (GWS) Harrison Himmelberg (1)
The Demons were really never in this game and Himmelberg made the most of it by booting 5 Goals. He also had 18 Disposals, took 7 Marks and racked up 11 Score Involvements to be the best forward on the ground.
2 Votes (GWS) Nick Haynes (3)
Haynes was solid down back racking up 20 Disposals and using the footy at 85% Efficiency. Also had 8 Marks and 10 Rebound 50s to stake a claim for votes in this one-sided contest.
3 Votes (GWS) Josh Kelly (3)
Despite all the injuries, Kelly is still arguably the best player on the GWS list. 31 Possessions, 9 Score Involvements and 10 Tackles should help him land the 3 votes here. He also put the ball Inside 50 on 7 occasions and kicked a goal.
St Kilda vs Carlton
St Kilda 9.14 68 – Carlton 8.7 55
(St Kilda by 13 Points)
1 Vote (Carlton) Patrick Cripps (16)
The Outright leader of the Brownlow Medal Predictor, Cripps was once again the Blues best in a loss. 18 of his 28 Disposals were contested and he racked up 8 Clearances and 6 Score Involvements. May very well feature yet again on Brownlow Medal Night.
2 Votes (St Kilda) Jack Steele (5)
Steele followed Cripps around for a fair chunk of this game and managed to get a lot of the footy himself. 28 Possessions, 9 Score Involvements and 10 Tackles made him one of the Saints best.
3 Votes (St Kilda) Jade Gresham (6)
Gresham is having a decent year and was the Saints best in a much-needed win. He racked up 29 Disposals, 6 Clearances and 6 Inside the 50s to standout on the field. He was also involved in a Saints scoring procedure on 7 occasions.
Fremantle vs Brisbane
Fremantle 10.13 73 – Brisbane 10.12 72
(Fremantle by 1 Point)
1 Vote (Fremantle) Bradley Hill (3)
The Dockers have 4 or 5 players that have the skills that are needed to play finals football. Hill is one of these and he was one of the Dockers best in a narrow after the siren win. 757 Metres gained and 26 of his 31 Disposals were kicks. He also had 8 Score Involvements and was a significant factor with his run and carry throughout the match.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Harris Andrews (2)
The best defender on the ground, Andrews kept the Dockers star forward recruit Jesse Hogan very quiet. 11 of his 15 Disposals were Intercept Possessions and when he did get the footy he used it at 93% Efficiency. 4 of his 10 Marks were also contested in what was a solid display from the Brisbane Defender.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Michael Walters (8)
The Match winner with a winning poster after the siren Walters was probably the best Docker on the Field. Luke Ryan and Nat Fyfe were solid for most of the day, but Walters was in the thick of the action when the game mattered. 18 of his 25 Disposals were kicks and he had 9 Score Involvements and kicked 2 goals to go along with the winning point. He also had the 6 inside 50s in a difficult game to give votes.
Leaderboard After 10 Rounds
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