Brownlow Predictor, Round 10 Leader 2020
Round 10 of the 2020 AFL Season and Port Adelaide continue to impress this season and still hold the top spot on the ladder. They are closely followed by the Brisbane Lions, with the Geelong Cats and Richmond Tigers beginning to show some promise. The West Coast Eagles are also on a roll and continue to win the majority of their matches at home.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 10 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 Western Bulldogs
Port Adelaide 8.7 55 – Western Bulldogs 5.12 42
(Port Adelaide by 13 Points)
Jack Macrae – 27 Disposals (13 Contested), 5 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and 7 Tackles
Charlie Dixon – 10 Disposals, 5 Marks (All Contested) and 2 Goals
Tom Liberatore – 24 Disposals (20 Contested) and 4 Clearances
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Tom Rockliff (2)
The Power came from behind to win the match, and Rockliff was solid all evening in the middle of the ground. 14 of his 23 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 4 Clearances. The part that stood out in this match was the pressure he put on the Dogs midfielders. Rockliff racked a massive 15 Tackles in this contest and should poll votes.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Peter Ladhams (2)
An impressive game from a backup ruckman, Ladhams presented well all evening and won the ruck battle with 32 Hit-outs. 14 of his 18 Disposals were contested, and he took a couple of important contested marks. Also had 5 Clearances and booted a goal in the win.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Zac Butters (3)
The young fella looks comfortable on an AFL field and helped the Power mount a comeback. 11 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he put the ball Inside 50 on 4 occasions. Also took 6 Marks and had 6 Score Involvements. Probably had the most significant impact on the match when it was on the line, in what was a challenging game to split the votes.
Richmond vs Brisbane
Richmond 12.10 82 – Brisbane 4.17 41
(Richmond by 41 Points)
Jayden Short – 23 Disposals (100% Efficiency), 7 Rebound 50s and 6 Intercept Possessions
Lachie Neale – 26 Disposals, 7 Marks, 8 Score Involvements, 5 Clearances and 5 Inside 50s
Jarryd Lyons – 26 Disposals, 7 Marks, 10 Score Involvements and 5 Clearances
1 Vote (Richmond) Liam Baker (1)
The Tigers dominated the match from the back half, and it was Baker that helped set up the play. 18 of his 26 Disposals were Kicks, and that resulted in 7 Score Involvements. Also had 7 Rebound 50s and 580 metres gained to be a candidate for votes in the massive win.
2 Votes (Richmond) Shai Bolton (3)
Bolton is having a breakout year and was again influential in the Tigers midfield. He is confident with the football, and racked up 499 metres gained and 5 Inside 50s. 24 Disposals for the match as well as 6 Clearances, and he was one of the best. His skills also set up scoring opportunities with 7 Score Involvements and 1 Goal.
3 Votes (Richmond) Dustin Martin (8)
Another dominant game from Martin with 10 of his 24 Disposals being contested. Kept the ball moving forward all evening and that stood out. He put the ball Inside 50 on 9 occasions and racked up 604 metres gained. His quick decision making resulted in 10 Score Involvements and is the favourite for maximum votes.
Geelong vs North Melbourne
Geelong 13.12 90 – North Melbourne 9.3 57
(Geelong by 33 Points)
Sam Menegola – 28 Disposals, 447 Metres Gained and 1 Goal
Mark Blicavs – 19 Disposals (13 Contested) and 6 Clearances
Jy Simpkin – 25 Disposals, 8 Clearances and 1 Goal
1 Vote (Geelong) Gryan Miers (2)
Was dangerous for the majority of the contest as a small forward and racked up 7 Score Involvements. Not a lot of the football with just the 11 Disposals, but made the most of them and managed to boot 4 Goals.
2 Votes (Geelong) Tom Hawkins (5)
Hawkins presented well all day in this clash and gave the Roos defenders some real problems. 3 of his 7 Marks were contested, and he had 14 Disposals. Was dangerous up forward all day and had 9 Score Involvements and booted 3 Goals.
3 Votes (Geelong) Cam Guthrie (9)
Guthrie continued his solid form and was again one of the Cats best. Ended up racking up 29 Disposals and always looks confident when making decisions out on the field. Also had 6 Clearances, put the ball Inside 50 on 7 occasions and racked up 8 Score Involvements, in an impressive performance.
Adelaide vs Melbourne
Adelaide 5.7 37 – Melbourne 13.10 88
(Melbourne by 51 Points)
Stephen May – 16 Disposals, 7 Intercept Possessions and 4 Rebound 50s
Cristian Salem – 26 Disposals, 6 Rebound 50s and 468 Metres Gained
Matt Crouch – 27 Disposals (12 Contested), 7 Clearances and 8 Tackles
1 Vote (Melbourne) Christian Petracca (8)
The Demons dominated the match and Petracca was effective for the majority of the clash. 10 of his 20 Disposals were contested, and he was good at applying pressure with 8 Tackles. Also had almost 500 metres gained and 8 Score Involvements, to be a decent chance for votes.
2 Votes (Melbourne) Jack Viney (6)
One of the best in and under midfielders in the comp, Viney racked up 22 Disposals, including 14 Contested. Was very good at extracting the football with 8 Clearances and put the ball Inside 50 6 times. Midfielders that hit the scoreboard generally poll votes, and Viney had 7 Score Involvements and booted a couple of goals.
3 Votes (Melbourne) Clayton Oliver (6)
This was probably the most straightforward game to give the three votes to all season, and Oliver is almost a certainty to get the three votes. 22 of his 34 Disposals were contested, and he racked up a massive 11 Clearances, and 515 Metres gained. 2 of his 5 Marks were contested, and he booted a goal. Was also solid without the football with 6 Tackles and deserves maximum votes in the win.
Collingwood vs Sydney
Collingwood 6.14 50 – Sydney 6.5 41
(Collingwood by 9 Points)
Brodie Grundy – 16 Disposals (12 Contested), 32 Hit-outs and 6 Clearances
Braydon Sier – 23 Disposals (11 Contested), 8 Clearances and 7 Score Involvements
Jordan Dawson – 17 Disposals, 8 Marks and 9 Intercept Possessions
1 Vote (Sydney) Jake Lloyd (3)
Lloyd had the football on a string in the back half in the early stages of the contest and just kept getting the football. 19 of his 25 Disposals were Kicks, and he used the football at 84% Efficiency. Also, read the play well from the back half with 8 Intercept Possessions and 6 Rebound 50s. Doesn’t typically poll many votes, but watching the match he was the Swans best player.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Taylor Adams (5)
Adams took a while to get involved in this clash, but once he did, he had an impact. 13 of his 29 Disposals were contested, and he kept the ball moving forward with 456 metres gained. His decisions helped the Pies score with 6 Score Involvements, and he booted one goal.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Josh Daicos (3)
Daicos came up big in the latter stages of the contest and kicked one of the goals of the year to seal the match. He kept the ball moving forward with 7 Inside 50s, and 501 metres gained. Also racked up 25 Disposals and 4 Clearances, but it will be his impact at the end that should land him the three votes.
Gold Coast vs St Kilda
Gold Coast 11.8 74 – St Kilda 12.6 78
(St Kilda by 4 Points)
Jack Billings – 26 Disposals (14 Contested), 4 Inside 50s and 5 Score Involvements
Hugh Greenwood – 22 Disposals (15 Contested), 7 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and 5 Tackles
Brandon Ellis – 23 Disposals, 7 Tackles and 4 Inside 50s
1 Vote (St Kilda) Jack Steele (12)
Another solid contribution from Steele and he was one of the Saints best. He ended up with 21 Disposals, 7 Score Involvements and 2 Goals. Also took 8 Marks and applied good pressure with 5 Tackles. Is a decent chance to poll in yet another match.
2 Votes (Gold Coast) Touk Miller (8)
Miller has been stepping up in the middle for the Suns and kept them in the match. His pressure off the football is always noticeable, and he racked up 7 Tackles. A total of 18 Disposals and was good at stoppages with 5 Clearances. He kicked 2 Goals, which will help his chances to poll in this match.
3 Votes (St Kilda) Dan Butler (5)
Butler doesn’t need a lot of the football to have an impact and was a clear X-factor in the Saints win. Just the 13 Disposals, but when the game was on the line, his skills around goal stood out and tallied 4 Goals. Not much to look at statistically, but if he was not out there, the result would have been different.
Essendon vs GWS
Essendon 8.7 55 – GWS 8.11 59
(GWS by 4 Points)
Tim Taranto – 32 Disposals, 4 Clearances, 4 Tackles and 7 Score Involvements
Adam Saad – 20 Disposals, 758 Metres Gained, 6 Inside 50s, 7 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Michael Hurley – 23 Disposals, 8 Marks, 9 Intercept Possessions and 6 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (GWS) Lachie Whitfield (6)
An elite user of the football, Whitfield provided a spark in the second half, in the comeback win. Ended up with 26 Disposals and used the football at 81% Efficiency. Also had 6 Marks and 7 Score Involvements to help the Giants get the win.
2 Votes (GWS) Stephen Coniglio (4)
Coniglio was solid for most of the evening, and 11 of his 26 Disposals were contested. Also had 6 Clearances, 5 Tackles and hit the scoreboard with a goal. His midfield work kept the Giants in the match and helped set up teammates to attack.
3 Votes (Essendon) Zach Merrett (8)
The Bombers may have lost the match, but Merrett tried his guts out. Ended up with 33 Disposals and seemed everywhere in this match. 7 Rebound 50s, 5 Inside 50s and a massive 658 metres gained throughout the contest. Should get the three votes, but may not because of the loss.
Round 10 – Leaderboard
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