Brownlow Round 12 Projected Votes, 2020
Round 12 of the 2020 AFL Season is complete, and the 2020 AFL Ladder is beginning to shape up. We have a runaway leader in the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Season 2020, and Lachie Neale may already have a big enough lead to take home the Charlie. There is always value with Team Votes and placings in the Brownlow, so let’s get into the Projected Votes and best chances for Round 12 of the 2020 Brownlow Medal Predictor.
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.
Sydney vs GWS
Sydney 10.6 66 – GWS 3.7 25
(Sydney by 41 Points)
Nick Blakey – 18 Disposals, 500 Metres Gained, 6 Marks and 2 Goals
Jake Lloyd – 27 Disposals (20 Kicks), 6 Marks and 7 Intercept Possessions
Callum Mills – 19 Disposals, 10 Marks and 7 Intercept Possessions
1 Vote (Sydney) James Rowbottom (1)
A solid game in the middle from Rowbottom and he racked up a total of 20 Disposals, including 17 Kicks. Was good at stoppages with 6 Clearances and covered the ground well with 6 Rebound 50s. Also managed to boot a goal and his impact in the middle of the ground deserves a vote.
2 Votes (Sydney) Dane Rampe (2)
A huge game down back from Rampe, but sadly he got injured in the latter stages. 15 of his 22 Disposals were Kicks, including 10 Contested Possessions. 2 of his 7 Marks were contested, and he racked up a massive 10 Rebound 50s throughout the contest. Made it very tough for the Giants forwards and his influence helped setup midfielders for scoring chances.
3 Votes (Sydney) Luke Parker (9)
Parker had a massive influence in this match and was a clear best on ground. 15 of his 29 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 7 Score Involvements in the clash. Always looks confident with the football and was good without the footy with 6 Tackles. Should get the maximum votes in the Swans win.
Geelong vs Port Adelaide
Geelong 14.7 91 – Port Adelaide 4.7 31
(Geelong by 60 Points)
Mark Blicavs – 21 Disposals (86% Efficiency), 7 Marks and 6 Clearances
Sam Menegola – 21 Disposals, 6 Marks and 1 Goal
Gary Rohan – 12 Disposals (92% Efficiency), 7 Marks, 6 Score Involvements and 3 Goals
1 Vote (Geelong) Cam Guthrie (10)
Guthrie was again solid in this clash and might be having one of his best seasons. He racked up 27 Disposals and covered the ground well. Was good without the football with 5 Tackles, and had 6 Score Involvements to go along with a goal.
2 Votes (Geelong) Patrick Dangerfield (7)
Dangerfield is hitting form at the right time of the year and was a handful for his opponents in the win. 15 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he racked up a massive 575 metres gained. His 9 Inside 50s helped create scoring chances, and he was involved in a Cats scoring procedure on seven occasions. Also had 4 Clearances and 5 Tackles, and should get votes.
3 Votes (Geelong) Tom Hawkins (9)
This was one of the best displays from a big forward in recent times. Hawkins was on fire in this clash and booted 6 Goals. 7 of his 10 Marks were strong Contested Marks, and he racked up a massive 12 Score Involvements. 9 of his Marks were Inside the forward 50, and this may be one of the most straightforward three votes to give all season.
North Melbourne vs Brisbane
North Melbourne 8.4 52 – Brisbane 7.11 53
(Brisbane by 1 Point)
Lachie Neale – 24 Disposals, 5 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s, 7 Score Involvements and 7 Tackles
Jy Simpkin – 26 Disposals (10 Contested) and 8 Tackles
Todd Goldstein – 18 Disposals (10 Contested), 23 Hit-outs and 6 Score Involvements
1 Vote (Brisbane) Dayne Zorko (6)
The Lions were not at their best in this clash, but it was the influence of their captain that helped save the match. Zorko kept the ball moving forward with 7 Inside 50s, and 610 metres gained. Also had 6 Intercept Possessions as part of his 23 Disposals, and racked up 7 Score Involvements. Was also good without the football with 6 Tackles and should poll votes in this clash.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Jarryd Lyons (5)
Lyons was excellent in this match and had an impact in the middle of the ground, racking up 9 Clearances. 15 of his 23 Disposals were contested and also put the ball Inside 50 on 5 occasions. The Lions were in trouble at stages in this match, and Lyons stepped up.
3 Votes (North Melbourne) Jed Anderson (5)
The Kangaroos nearly pinched this one and Anderson was a significant contributing factor. 16 of his 29 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 8 Clearances. Was good at giving the Kangaroos scoring chances with 7 Inside 50s and applied good pressure with 6 Tackles. Should get the maximum votes, but is no certainty.
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Melbourne 16.4 100 – Collingwood 6.8 44
(Melbourne by 56 Points)
Ed Langdon – 22 Disposals, 5 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
Stephen May – 17 Disposals (88% Efficiency), 5 Marks and 7 Rebound 50s
Brodie Grundy – 15 Disposals (11 Contested), 35 Hit-outs, 8 Clearances and 6 Tackles
1 Vote (Melbourne) Angus Brayshaw (2)
Brayshaw is starting to hit some form and had an impact in the big win over the Pies. He racked up 23 Disposals and read the play well with 8 Intercept Possessions. Also took 7 Marks, had 6 Score Involvements and booted a goal, in a match similar to his 2018 form.
2 Votes (Melbourne) Clayton Oliver (10)
A big game from Oliver and he managed to have an impact with 8 Clearances. Ended up with 24 Disposals, including 13 Contested, and used the football at 83% Efficiency. One of the best in the middle and should poll votes in this clash.
3 Votes (Melbourne) Christian Petracca (14)
Petracca continues to impress this season and showed that with another best on ground performance. 15 of his 24 Disposals were contested hardball, and he was good at moving the ball forward with 505 Metres Gained. Also took 5 Marks, had 7 Score Involvements and booted a goal, in a dominating display.
Fremantle vs Carlton
Fremantle 5.6 36 – Carlton 5.10 40
(Carlton by 4 Points)
Nat Fyfe – 21 Disposals (15 Contested), 6 Inside 50s and 7 Intercept Possessions
Matt Taberner – 12 Disposals, 5 Marks and 3 Goals
Sam Walsh – 24 Disposals (11 Contested), 511 Metres Gained, 7 Clearances and 1 Goal
1 Vote (Carlton) Patrick Cripps (11)
Carlton pinched the match after the siren, and the influence of Cripps in the middle of the ground helped mount a comeback. A massive 20 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 8 Clearances. He was also good defensively with 5 Intercept Possessions and 6 Tackles.
2 Votes (Fremantle) Luke Ryan (5)
An All-Australian contender down back, Ryan was rock solid in defence in this match. 18 of his 24 Disposals were Kicks, and 11 Possessions were Contested. The thing that stood out was he ended up with 14 Intercept Possessions and 8 Rebound 50s to make it challenging for the Blues forwards. Should poll votes in this clash, but he is a defender, so it is never a certainty.
3 Votes (Carlton) Ed Curnow (6)
Hard to pick a best on ground in this match, but it was probably Curnow who racked up 33 Disposals, including 16 Contested. Is not the most efficient with the football, but he can get the ball out of congestion and racked up 10 Clearances. Ended up with 535 metres gained for the clash and put the ball Inside 50 on six occasions, to be a decent chance at maximum votes.
Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide
Western Bulldogs 16.15 111 – Adelaide 8.6 54
(Western Bulldogs by 57 Points)
Lachie Hunter – 29 Disposals (86% Efficiency), 9 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Caleb Daniel – 25 Disposals (88% Efficiency), 456 Metres Gained and 4 Rebound 50s
Bailey Williams – 20 Disposals, 614 Metres Gained, 9 Marks, 5 Inside 50s and 6 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (W.Bulldogs) Aaron Naughton (1)
With only the 8 Disposals, Naughton hit some form and managed to boot 6 Goals. 3 of his 6 Marks were contested, and he ended up with 8 Score Involvements. Had a massive impact on the result and should get some votes.
2 Votes (W.Bulldogs) Bailey Smith (3)
Smith seemed everywhere in this clash and ended up with a massive 37 Disposals, including 13 Contested. In this match he kept the ball moving forward and put the ball Inside 50 on 10 occasions. His smart decisions with the football racked up 813 metres gained. His Inside 50s resulted in a massive 12 Score Involvements, and he had 6 Clearances. Should poll votes in this match.
3 Votes (W.Bulldogs) Marcus Bontempelli (7)
After a performance like that from Smith, it is hard to see anybody having a better game, but Bontempelli was a clear best on ground. His 33 Disposals came at 82% Efficiency and he tallied 12 Clearances. At stages, he seemed everywhere and was doing it on the forward half with 11 Score Involvements and 2 Goals. Was also good without the football with 9 Tackles, and should get the maximum votes in this one.
St Kilda vs Essendon
St Kilda 10.8 68 – Essendon 5.3 33
(St Kilda by 35 Points)
Nick Coffield – 19 Disposals, 10 Marks, 7 Intercept Possessions and 6 Rebound 50s
Rowan Marshall – 16 Disposals, 8 Marks (3 Contested) and 15 Hit-outs
Dylan Shiel – 29 Disposals, 5 Clearances and 5 Tackles
1 Votes (St Kilda) Josh Battle (1)
Battle started the game off well and racked up 18 Disposals throughout the contest. Presented well all day with 9 Marks and was good down back with 5 Rebound 50s. Also had 7 Intercept Possessions and booted a goal, to be a chance for votes in this match.
2 Votes (St Kilda) Jack Billings (5)
Billings is an elite user of the football, and on this occasion, his 23 Disposals came at 83% Efficiency. His teammates looked for him on several occasions to set up the play, and he ended up with 6 Marks and 5 Score Involvements. The Saints had a big win, and he was one of the better contributors.
3 Votes (St Kilda) Zak Jones (10)
Another fine game from Jones in what may be his best season. He looks comfortable playing in the middle of the ground and 11 of his 26 Disposals were contested. He covered the ground well for the majority of the contest and had 4 Inside 50s, and 6 Rebound 50s. Always solid without the football with 5 Tackles, and is the best chance for maximum votes in this clash.
West Coast vs Hawthorn
West Coast 12.9 81 – Hawthorn 7.7 49
(West Coast by 32 Points)
Jeremy McGovern – 16 Disposals, 8 Marks and 11 Intercept Possessions
Tom Barrass – 19 Disposals, 9 Marks and 8 Intercept Possessions
Tom Mitchell – 34 Disposals (18 Contested), 6 Clearances and 5 Tackles
1 Vote (West Coast) Liam Ryan (1)
Ryan was dangerous for the majority of this match, and he took 3 spectacular Contested Marks. Just the 12 Disposals, but he stood out with his marking ability, and had 7 Score Involvements to go with 3 Goals.
2 Votes (West Coast) Nic Naitanui (10)
Naitanui won the ruck battle with 35 Hit-outs and helped set up his teammates on numerous occasions. 11 of his 14 Disposals were contested, and his presence in the middle of the ground had an impact on the match. Also, put the ball Inside 50 4 times and racked up 4 Clearances.
3 Votes (West Coast) Andrew Gaff (6)
One of the best endurance midfielders in the comp, Gaff racked up 33 Disposals and kept finding himself free with his running power. 4 Inside 50s and 4 Rebound 50s and Gaff was looked to, to help set up play on a wing, and he delivered.
Richmond vs Gold Coast
Richmond 8.5 53 – Gold Coast 4.8 32
(Richmond by 21 Points)
Jack Bowes – 21 Disposals, 6 Marks, 5 Tackles, 6 Intercept Possessions and 6 Rebound 50s
Kane Lambert – 22 Disposals (82% Efficiency), 5 Marks, 4 Tackles and 4 Inside 50s
Touk Miller – 21 Disposals, 5 Clearances and 7 Tackles
1 Vote (Gold Coast) Noah Anderson (1)
The Suns were competitive in this clash and got some great service from their first-year player. 13 of his 26 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 6 Score Involvements and 5 Inside 50s, to be a chance to poll his first Brownlow Votes.
2 Votes (Gold Coast) Jack Lukosius (2)
The defender got a lot of the football in this clash and ended up racking up 27 Disposals, and a massive 836 metres gained. Was very good at reading the play with 9 Intercept Possessions and 7 Marks. Also had 10 Rebound 50s, and should poll votes in this match, despite the loss.
3 Votes (Richmond) Trent Cotchin (6)
The Captain was the Tigers best player in this match and deserves the 3 votes. Was solid at winning the football all evening and ended up with 26 Disposals, including 15 Contested. He kept giving the Tigers first use of the football with 8 Clearances and put the ball Inside 50 8 times. Was also good without the football with 6 Tackles, and should get the three votes.
Round 12 – Leaderboard
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