Neale Leads, Brownlow Projections Round 11 2020
Round 11 of the 2020 AFL Season is complete, and a contender from out West is charging up the AFL Ladder after consecutive matches on home soil. The West Coast Eagles are looking the goods and are playing confident football. The Power and the Lions still lead the way on top of the ladder.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 11 of the 2020 AFL Season.
Be sure to check back each week of the 2020 AFL Season for an in-depth look at the some of the better players for each round and who should get the votes.
Round by Round analysis of the Brownlow Medal Count. Who gets the Brownlow Votes and who has the best chance to become the Brownlow Medal Winner on Brownlow Medal Night.
Port Adelaide vs Richmond
Port Adelaide 13.15 93 – Richmond 11.6 72
(Port Adelaide by 21 Points)
Charlie Dixon – 14 Disposals, 5 Marks, 11 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
Peter Ladhams – 12 Disposals (10 Contested), 5 Marks (4 Contested), 6 Tackles and 2 Goals
Tom Rockliff – 20 Disposals, 6 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 1 Goal
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Robbie Gray (1)
Gray was dangerous all night and provided a lot of headaches for the Tigers defenders. He racked up 22 Disposals and used the football at 82% Efficiency. Also had 10 Score Involvements and booted 3 Goals, to have a big impact on the outcome.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Travis Boak (13)
Another fine performance from the former captain and he led from the front in a tough match. 15 of his 31 Disposals were contested, and he got the ball out of a stoppage on 7 occasions. Was also very good at creating scoring chances with 7 Inside 50s and 9 Score Involvements. Should poll votes in the massive victory.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Ollie Wines (7)
Wines was outstanding in this match and racked up 28 Disposals, including 22 Contested. Was probably one of his best games and he used the football at an impressive 89% Efficiency throughout the contest. A tough midfielder, he managed to get the ball out of a stoppage 10 times and put the ball Inside 50 7 times. Also had 6 Score Involvements and booted a goal, in a massive overall match. Will also be noticed for his pressure off the football with 11 Tackles and should get the maximum votes.
Brisbane vs Western Bulldogs
Brisbane 14.12 96 – Western Bulldogs 11.6 72
(Brisbane by 24 Points)
Eric Hipwood – 10 Disposals, 8 Score Involvements and 5 Goals
Jarryd Lyons – 25 Disposals (15 Contested), 8 Clearances, 6 Tackles and 7 Score Involvements
Marcus Bontempelli – 30 Disposals (16 Contested), 6 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
1 Vote (W.Bulldogs) Jack Macrae (11)
The Bulldogs lost the match, but Macrae was everywhere with 40 Disposals. 15 of those were contested and he put the ball Inside 50 on 7 occasions. Also had 7 Score Involvements and booted a goal, in an impressive display. He is a decent chance to get votes in this clash.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Dayne Zorko (5)
The Lions won the match, and it was the leadership of Zorko in the middle of the ground that inspired them to victory. 9 Clearances, 9 Tackles and 8 Score Involvements in a huge effort in the middle. Ended up with 24 Disposals and may even pinch the three votes off Lachie Neale in this one.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Lachie Neale (23)
Another fine effort from the runaway leader of the Brownlow Medal Predictor for 2020. Neale racked up 36 Disposals in this clash, and 18 of those were contested. A massive 12 Clearances, 7 Inside 50s and 8 Score Involvements, and he is the favourite for maximum votes in this match.
West Coast vs Carlton
West Coast 11.6 72 – Carlton 7.8 50
(West Coast by 22 Points)
Patrick Cripps – 19 Disposals (15 Contested), 8 Clearances and 8 Tackles
Zac Fisher – 12 Disposals and 4 Goals
Matthew Kennedy – 13 Disposals (85% Efficiency), 6 Marks and 5 Tackles
1 Vote (West Coast) Elliot Yeo (5)
The Eagles were in trouble in the first half, and it was the influence of Yeo in the second half of the contest that helped the Eagles set up the win. 17 of his 21 Disposals were contested, and he continually got the ball out of a congested situation with 9 Clearances. Also laid 5 Tackles to put pressure on the Carlton midfielders.
2 Votes (West Coast) Nic Naitanui (8)
All of his 8 Disposals were Contested, and 7 of those were Clearances that had an impact on the match. His tap work is some of the best the game has seen, and he racked up a massive 41 Hit-outs. Should poll votes based on the influence he had on this match.
3 Votes (West Coast) Dom Sheed (7)
Sheed lifted in the second half of this contest and helped the Eagles pull away. Got the ball out of a stoppage 9 times and racked up 26 Disposals, including 12 Contested. Also racked up 4 Inside 50s and 4 Rebound 50s to cover the ground well, and booted 2 Goals to be the favourite for the maximum votes.
Melbourne vs North Melbourne
Melbourne 13.14 92 – North Melbourne 5.5 35
(Melbourne by 57 Points)
Ed Langdon – 23 Disposals, 6 Inside 50s and 6 Score Involvements
Jake Lever – 12 Disposals, 7 Marks and 8 Intercept Possessions
Luke McDonald – 33 Disposals, 9 Marks and 10 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (Melbourne) Angus Brayshaw (1)
The late bolter in the 2018 Brownlow Medal, votes for Brayshaw have been few and far between in recent times. He deserves a vote in this match, and racked up 29 Disposals in this clash, including a massive 563 metres gained. He put the ball Inside 50 8 times and managed 7 Score Involvements to go with a goal.
2 Votes (Melbourne) Clayton Oliver (8)
Another impressive display in the middle from Oliver and he’s in some great form. 31 Disposals in this clash, to go with 6 Clearances and 8 Inside 50s. Also kept the ball moving forward with 508 metres gained, which resulted in 7 Score Involvements and a goal.
3 Votes (Melbourne) Christian Petracca (11)
Petracca continues to impress this season and had a massive impact on the result of this one. 17 of his 29 Disposals were contested, and he managed 4 Clearances. The part that stood out was his effectiveness going forward, and he racked up a massive 12 Score Involvements and booted a goal, in a best on ground performance.
St Kilda vs Geelong
St Kilda 4.10 34 – Geelong 14.9 93
(Geelong by 59 Points)
Patrick Dangerfield – 19 Disposals, 552 Metres Gained, 9 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Mark O’Connor – 16 Disposals (94% Efficiency), 9 Marks and 5 Intercept Possessions
Mitch Duncan – 22 Disposals, 5 Inside 50s, 8 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
1 Vote (Geelong) Tom Hawkins (6)
Hawkins was dangerous in the forward line the entire match and booted 5 Goals. 3 of his 5 Marks were contested, and he racked up 7 Score Involvements to have an impact, with just the 11 Disposals.
2 Votes (Geelong) Gary Rohan (2)
When Rohan is on, he stands out with distinctive pace and chasing ability. A massive 409 metres gained from a forward line role. 14 of his 16 Disposals were Kicks, and 2 of his 5 Marks were contested. Ended up with 9 Score Involvements and booted 4 Goals in his best match of the season.
3 Votes (Geelong) Sam Menegola (4)
Seemed like he bought his own football at times, and his 26 Disposals came at an impressive 81% Efficiency. 3 of his 11 Marks were contested, and he hit the scoreboard with a couple of goals. Is the favourite for the 3 Votes, but Rohan may pinch it off him.
Fremantle vs Hawthorn
Fremantle 7.6 48 – Hawthorn 4.8 32
(Fremantle by 16 Points)
Caleb Serong – 20 Disposals, 6 Clearances and 4 Tackles
Luke Ryan – 21 Disposals (20 Kicks), 7 Marks, 7 Rebound 50s and 6 Intercept Possessions
Tom Mitchell – 32 Disposals (17 Contested), 8 Clearances and 5 Inside 50s
1 Vote (Fremantle) Adam Cerra (1)
Cerra is having a good season in a new role and should poll in this clash. Ended up with 26 Disposals and was used as a link-up player several times with 8 Marks. He was also good without the football with 4 tackles.
2 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (6)
The Captain was influential in this match and had an impact on the result. 14 of his 28 Disposals were contested, and he did well with the football with a 79% Disposal Efficiency. Kept setting up teammates with 21 Handballs and may get all three votes based off last season.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Andrew Brayshaw (7)
In his second season, Brayshaw is having a great year and racked up a massive 33 Disposals in the win. Covers the ground well and was on the receiving end of some good inside work from his teammates. Made the most of the work and used the footy at 85% Efficiency, which is elite for a midfielder.
Adelaide vs Collingwood
Adelaide 5.8 38 – Collingwood 10.2 62
(Collingwood by 24 Points)
Brodie Smith – 21 Disposals, 651 Metres Gained, 11 Marks and 7 Rebound 50s
Darcy Cameron – 15 Disposals, 9 Marks (5 Contested) and 2 Goals
Brayden Maynard – 21 Disposals, 7 Marks and 5 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (Collingwood) Jack Crisp (1)
Crisp was solid on the defensive end all match and had an impact on the result when it was on the line. 22 Disposals including 17 Kicks and put the ball Inside 50 on 6 occasions. Kept moving the ball forward from defence and should poll votes.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Taylor Adams (7)
The Crows got the jump on the Pies in the early stages, and it was Adams who lifted to get them back in the match. 16 of his 27 Disposals were contested, and he got the ball out of a stoppage on 10 occasions. Also, put the ball Inside 50 5 times, and was good without the footy with 6 Tackles.
3 Votes (Adelaide) Rory Laird (3)
The Crows, lost, but they may have found a new role for Laird as he seemed everywhere in the middle of the ground in this match. He ended up with a massive 37 Disposals, including 17 Contested and had 10 Clearances. He created scoring chances for the Crows with 7 Score Involvements, and put the ball Inside 50 6 times. He is naturally a defensive type player, and that was handy in the middle with 9 Tackles. Should get the maximum votes in this match.
Gold Coast vs Essendon
Gold Coast 11.7 73 – Essendon 11.7 73
Andrew McGrath – 26 Disposals and 6 Clearances
David Zaharkis – 13 Disposals, 5 Score Involvements and 3 Goals
Dylan Shiel – 26 Disposals, 6 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and 6 Score Involvements
1 Vote (Gold Coast) Lachie Weller (3)
Weller was the Suns best in this match, and his 18 Disposals came at an impressive 83% Efficiency. Also had 5 Score Involvements and hit the scoreboard with a couple of goals, to help keep the Suns in the match.
2 Votes (Essendon) Zach Merrett (10)
Merrett covers the ground well and gets looked to from teammates to set up play in the middle. His 30 Disposals came at 80% Efficiency, and he put the ball Inside 50 on 6 occasions, which helped him rack up 8 Score Involvements. Should poll votes based on the impact he had with elite ball use.
3 Votes (Essendon) Jordan Ridley (4)
Ridley seemed everywhere at times in this clash, and 2 of his 10 Marks were contested. 20 of his 23 Disposals were Kicks, and he used the football well all evening with a 91% Disposal Efficiency. Also racked up 9 Intercept Possessions and 7 Score Involvements from defence, and should get the three votes, but Merrett may pinch them.
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