Brownlow Predictions, Round 3 2020
Round 3 of the 2020 AFL Season is complete and we had a shortened list of games with the Bombers vs Demons game getting postponed to a later date.
It is only early days, but some sides may be showing some signs of struggling to adapt to being in a hub situation. We will find out more in the coming weeks, but the quality of football has been decent.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 3, of the 2020 AFL Season.
Richmond vs Hawthorn
Richmond 5.9 39 – Hawthorn 11.5 71
(Hawthorn by 32 Points)
James Sicily – 23 Disposals (87% Efficiency), 9 Rebound 50s and 651 Metres Gained
Jonathan Ceglar – 15 Disposals, 7 Clearances and 1 Goal
Nick Vlastuin – 22 Disposals, 10 Intercept Possessions, 6 Marks and 5 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (Hawthorn) Issac Smith
Smith had the most fantasy points in this match, but is not traditionally a vote-getter. He had 29 Disposals and 531 metres gained in this contest and may feature in the votes. Managed to boot a goal, and the majority of his disposals were kicks, with 19.
2 Votes (Hawthorn) Chad Wingard
A solid display from Wingard and he made the most of his opportunities with just the 15 Disposals. He was dangerous for the majority of the contest and managed to boot 3 Goals to along with his 6 Score Involvements. An elite user of the football and a good decision maker, it is hard to leave him out for the votes for this clash.
3 Votes (Hawthorn) Jaeger O’Meara
O’Meara was in and around the action when the game mattered, and he used the football well. 23 Disposals at 91% Efficiency and he played a big part in helping build the Hawks lead. He managed to hit the scoreboard with a goal, and should poll in a challenging game to split the votes.
Western Bulldogs vs GWS Giants
Western Bulldogs 8.9 57 – GWS Giants 4.9 33
(Western Bulldogs by 24 Points)
Bailey Smith – 17 Disposals (94% Efficiency), 4 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
Marcus Bontempelli – 16 Disposals, 5 Tackles, 4 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
Tim English – 15 Disposals, 7 Marks and 5 Score Involvements
1 Vote (W.Bulldogs) Caleb Daniel
The elite use of the football from Daniel was on display from the back half in this clash. Daniel racked up 23 Disposals in which 17 were Kicks, at 91% Efficiency. Also took 6 Marks and had 6 Rebound 50s, to have an impact on the result of this match.
2 Votes (GWS) Harry Perryman
The Giants best player in this clash, Perryman kicked a couple of goals and had 6 Score Involvements. Was solid for the majority of the contest with 23 Disposals, 8 Marks and 4 Inside 50s. If GWS a player polls in this match, it will be Perryman.
3 Votes (W.Bulldogs) Jack Macrae
Macrae is no stranger to racking up the stats and had a big game in this one. 11 of his 25 Disposals were contested, and he applied a lot of defensive pressure with 7 Tackles, to help the Dogs create scoring chances. Also had 4 Clearances and 5 Inside 50s, in a solid display in the middle.
North Melbourne vs Sydney
North Melbourne 8.12 60 – Sydney 10.11 71
(Sydney by 11 Points)
Josh Kennedy – 22 Disposals, 6 Clearances and 6 Tackles
Luke Parker – 19 Disposals, 5 Clearances, 7 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Tom Papley – 13 Disposals, 7 Score Involvements, 2 Goals and 4 Tackles
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Jy Simpkin
Simpkin is starting to come of age as an AFL midfielder, and his skills were on show for this clash. 14 of his 26 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 8 Clearances and 5 Inside 50s. He managed to hit the scoreboard with 1 Goal, and received 5 free kicks throughout the clash.
2 Votes (North Melbourne) Todd Goldstein
Goldstein won the ruck battle in this clash with 35 Hit-outs and 9 Clearances. 13 of his 18 Disposals were contested, and he worked hard all day to keep the Kangaroos in the contest.
3 Votes (Sydney) Issac Heeney
Difficult to split the votes in this clash, but Heeney was a significant contributing factor and presented well on the offensive half with 8 Marks, including 3 Contested. Managed 18 Disposals, but his 7 Score Involvements were important, and he managed to boot a goal.
Collingwood vs St Kilda
Collingwood 12.9 81 – St Kilda 5.7 37
(Collingwood by 44 Points)
Scott Pendlebury – 26 Disposals, 7 Marks and 5 Inside 50s
Brayden Maynard – 21 Disposals (86% Efficiency), 5 Marks and 6 Tackles
Jack Crisp – 24 Disposals (88% Efficiency) 6 Marks and 6 Intercept Possessions
1 Vote (Collingwood) Taylor Adams
A solid game in the middle with 12 of his 19 Disposals being contested. Was good all day at extracting the football with 6 Clearances, and hit the scoreboard a couple of times with 2 Goals.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Brodie Grundy
Grundy won the ruck battle with 31 Hit-outs and racked up 20 Disposals, including 12 Contested. He presented as a marking option all day, and 2 of his 5 Marks were contested. Should feature in the votes in this clash.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Steele Sidebottom
Sidebottom got a lot of the football in this clash and racked up 31 Disposals. Also had 6 Score Involvements and booted a goal, to be arguably the best player on the ground. Was also good without the football and laid 6 Tackles throughout the contest.
Geelong vs Carlton
Geelong 11.11 77 – Carlton 12.7 79
(Carlton by 2 Points)
Jack Martin – 18 Disposals, 6 Score Involvements and 5 Tackles
Levi Casboult – 11 Disposals, 9 Marks (5 Contested), 7 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
Patrick Dangerfield – 21 Disposals, 5 Clearances and 8 Score Involvements
1 Vote (Carlton) Sam Docherty
Docherty was good from defence in this clash and helped set up a lot of the Blues play. 19 of his 23 Disposals were Kicks, and he racked up 9 Intercept Possessions and read the play well down back. Also took 9 Marks, racked up 14 Rebound 50s and 578 metres gained, to have a significant impact on the outcome of this game.
2 Votes (Carlton) Eddie Betts
Just the 12 Disposals for Betts, but he looked dangerous each time he went near the football. He was involved in a Blues scoring procedure on 7 occasions and booted 2 Goals. Not a lot of stats for Betts in this clash, but his impact on the result cannot be denied, and he made the Geelong defenders accountable on numerous occasions.
3 Votes (Carlton) Patrick Cripps
The leader of the Brownlow Medal for Round 5 and 10 last season, Cripps produced a solid display in the Blues win. 17 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he managed a total of 12 Clearances. Also racked up 7 Score Involvements, kicked 2 important Goals and laid 5 Tackles, to be the best player on the ground.
Brisbane vs West Coast
Brisbane 10.14 74 – West Coast 6.8 44
(Brisbane by 30 Points)
Jarrod Berry – 13 Disposals, 7 Score Involvements and 3 Goals
Jarryd Lyons – 25 Disposals (13 Contested), 7 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 5 Inside 50s
Andrew Gaff – 30 Disposals, 7 Marks and 565 Metres Gained
1 Vote (West Coast) Nic Naitanui
Won the ruck battle easily and despite the result, Nic Nat should feature in the votes. All 12 of his Disposals were contested, and he racked up 9 Clearances, which is a significant impact for a ruckman. Has a habit of clearing the ball out of the ruck and getting the ball Inside 50 fast. Racked up 6 Inside 50s, and had 5 Tackles in the loss.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Hugh McCluggage
McCluggage is starting to mature as an AFL Footballer and was one of the Lions best in the win. 12 of his 26 Disposals were contested, and he put the ball Inside 50 for the Lions on 8 occasions. His 10 Score Involvements will help him stake a claim for the votes and he also achieved 616 metres gained, to be one of the best players out there.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Lachie Neale
Neale is backing up his form from last season and was the best player on the ground. 15 of his 32 Disposals were contested, and he also racked up 6 Clearances and 5 Inside 50s. Was good without the football with 7 Tackles and managed to boot 2 goals in a solid midfield display.
Gold Coast vs Adelaide
Gold Coast 12.10 82 – Adelaide 4.5 29
(Gold Coast by 53 Points)
Jarrod Witts – 17 Disposals (15 Contested), 8 Clearances, 7 Inside 50s and 6 Marks
Lachie Weller – 21 Disposals, 5 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 1 Goal
Hugh Greenwood – 11 Disposals, 8 Clearances and 13 Tackles
1 Vote (Gold Coast) Ben King
King presented well all day up forward and managed 6 Score Involvements and booted 3 Goals. Just the 13 Disposals, but took six marks and made the most of his chances throughout the match.
2 Votes (Gold Coast) Touk Miller
Miller was solid throughout the match in the middle and racked up 26 Disposals, including 10 Contested. He managed to hit the scoreboard with a goal and had 6 Score Involvements. One of the more solid midfield contributors in this contest.
3 Votes (Gold Coast) Matt Rowell
Rowell was again the best player and most influential in just his first season of AFL Football. 12 of his 20 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 10 Tackles and kicked a couple of goals, to be the best player on the ground.
Fremantle vs Port Adelaide
Fremantle 6.5 41 – Port Adelaide 10.10 70
(Port Adelaide by 29 Points)
Nat Fyfe – 23 Disposals (17 Contested), 6 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Michael Walters – 23 Disposals, 7 Clearances and 1 Goal
Scott Lycett – 12 Disposals, 4 Clearances and 37 Hit-outs
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Charlie Dixon
In wet conditions, Dixon presented well all day and managed to take 5 Contested Marks. He also hit the scoreboard with a couple of goals and had 6 Score Involvements. The contested marks in the wet conditions should land him some votes.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Ollie Wines
Seems to excel in the slippery conditions and was an important contributor with 14 of his 25 Disposals being contested. Had 6 Clearances and 7 Score Involvements throughout the contest, and should feature in the votes.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Travis Boak
The former captain was the best player on the ground in the win and featured in some of the key stats in this game. 8 Clearances, 7 Tackles and 8 Inside 50s, to go with 26 Disposals and 1 Goal. Led from the front and should get the maximum votes in a sizeable victory.
To see the votes for all the previous rounds of the 2020 Brownlow Medal Predictor, click the links below.