After 5 Rounds of the AFL Season, we have had some unpredictable results and two sides who were ranked to do nothing, sitting second and third on the AFL Ladder.
The Saints have bought some defensive pressure to their play and it has resulted in 4 wins. The Dockers massive rebuild looks well on track in its third full year.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 5 2019.
Be sure to check back each week for Brownlow Predictions and who has the best chance to be the Brownlow Medal Winner for this year.
A source for the likely leader of the Brownlow Medal Count and who might stand on the podium on Brownlow Medal Night.
Brisbane vs Collingwood
Brisbane 8.13 61 – Collingwood 18.15 123
(Collingwood by 62 Points)
1 Vote (Collingwood) Dayne Beams (1)
Against his former club Beams rose to the occasion and silenced the boos from the Brisbane Crowd.
He was one of the Pies best in the middle with 26 Disposals including 12 Contested along with 8 Clearances. He kicked a goal and was involved in the Pies scoring on 10 occasions. His 4 Free Kicks for and zero against may also help him feature in the votes in a massive win for the Pies.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Brody Mihocek (2)
Mihocek has always shown promise and was the Pies best forward in a smashing of the Lions. He had 18 Possessions, 8 Marks, 12 Score Involvements and kicked four goals to be the best forward on the ground.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Adam Treloar (6)
Treloar has been the best midfielder for the Pies this season and was once again in the thick of the action. He amassed 35 Possessions and used the footy at 80% Efficiency. 5 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s ,12 Score Involvements and 3 Goal Assists made him the best player on the ground.
North Melbourne vs Essendon
North Melbourne 7.16 58 – Essendon 17.14 116
(Essendon by 58 Points)
1 Vote (Essendon) Dyson Heppell (4)
The Captain has been in form in recent weeks and once again played a big part in setting up a massive win against the Roos. He managed 32 Possessions at 81% Efficiency along with 5 Clearances and 6 Inside 50s. He was also involved in the scoring 11 times. Heppell leads from the front and when he gets these sorts of numbers normally features in the votes.
2 Votes (Essendon) Dylan Shiel (2)
The Ex-Giant is starting to play some good footy and was a significant contributor for the Good Friday Match. He had 36 Possessions including 23 Kicks and sent the ball Inside 50 on 10 Occasions. Four-Goal Assists, 11 Score Involvements, and 5 Clearances should get him some votes in a one-sided contest.
3 Votes (Essendon) Zach Merrett (5)
Zach started the season off poorly, but has been back to his best in recent weeks. A total of 39 Disposals, including 16 Contested, along with 7 Clearances, 9 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s made him the best player on the ground. Much like the other two Bombers in the Votes, he had 12 Score Involvements and should get the 3 votes.
West Coast vs Port Adelaide
West Coast 8.5 53 – Port Adelaide 13.17 95
(Port Adelaide by 42 Points)
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Sam Powell-Pepper (1)
Sam doesn’t get a lot of the footy or use it too well, but it was the work he did off the ball in this game that should get noticed. The Eagles like to control the footy and that game plan didn’t work in the wet cold conditions.
Powell-Pepper was rough in the wet and got under the skin of the Eagles Mids. This had a big impact on the scoreboard. He had 19 Possessions, 4 Inside 50s and kicked a goal himself.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Sam Gray (2)
Gray was an ex-factor in the Wet and the Eagles had no answer for him up forward. 26 Possessions mainly on the offensive half at 85% Efficiency in the wet made him one of Ports Best. He also Kicked 2 Goals and had 8 Score Involvements to be the Powers best up forward. He put the ball Inside 50 on 7 occasions and had 4 Clearances and 5 Tackles. Should get votes in a one-sided contest.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Ollie Wines (3)
Wines was awesome in the wet with the majority of his disposals coming on the offensive half. He had 35 Disposals including 13 Contested, but it was his 7 Clearances and 10 Inside 50s that will get noticed and help him get the 3 votes.
GWS vs Fremantle
GWS 11.16 82 – Fremantle 16.10 106
(Fremantle by 24 Points)
1 Vote (Fremantle) Matt Taberner (1)
Taberner is really starting to become a decent forward in the AFL. He needs to work on his shots at goal but was the best forward in a massive Fremantle win. 21 Possessions, 13 Marks, 10 Score Involvements and 3 Goals should help him figure in the votes.
2 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (5)
Whenever Fyfe gets 30 Plus Possessions he always needs to be considered in the votes. He goes in and gets the footy, and had 31 Possessions, including 18 Contested, along with 13 Clearances. Also had 8 Score Involvements and 6 Inside 50s to be one of the Dockers best in a big away win against the Giants.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Michael Walters (5)
When Walters is on he is one of the best players going around. He had 25 Possessions, 5 Clearances, and 9 Inside 50s to help set up a Dockers win. It was his work on the offensive end that will get noticed with 13 Score Involvements, 3 Goals and 2 Goal assists that should get him the 3 votes.
Melbourne vs St.Kilda
Melbourne 7.13 55 – St.Kilda 15.5 95
(St.Kilda by 40 Points)
1 Vote (St.Kilda) Shane Savage (1)
Savage has that distinctive run off half back and uses the footy well. The Demons won the Inside 50s, but Savage was one of the main players that helped set up a Saints Counterattack. He managed 27 Disposals including 18 kicks at 89% efficiency. His 7 Rebound 50s helped the Saints set up a big win.
2 Votes ( St.Kilda) Jack Billings (7)
Billings is proving that he belongs in the middle and uses the footy well with that distinctive left foot. He managed 28 Possessions, Kicked 2 Goals and sent the ball Inside 50 four times to be one of the Saints best.
3 Votes (St.Kilda) Dean Kent (3)
Revenge games certainly do exist and Dean Kent came out firing against his former club. He had 20 Possessions which were mainly in the forward half. Tallied up 8 Score Involvements kicked 3 goals and dished off 2 with 2 Goal Assists. Was a significant contributor in a massive Saints win.
Richmond vs Sydney
Richmond 13.11 89 – Sydney 10.7 67
(Richmond by 22 Points)
1 Vote (Sydney) Luke Parker (1)
Parker has not had the best of starts to the season, but the Swans will be happy with him finding some form in this contest. He had 31 Possessions including 15 Contested, 8 Clearances and kicked a goal to be the Swans best player.
2 Votes (Richmond) Dustin Martin (2)
The week off may have done Martin some good, but he can’t win the Brownlow Medal this season. He was very good in this win with 25 Possessions including 16 Hard Balls. Also had the 5 Clearances, 8 Inside 50s and kicked 3 Goals.
3 Votes (Richmond) Dion Presita (3)
Prestia was very good in this game with 32 Possessions including 15 Contested. It was his 8 Clearances and 10 Inside 50s that stood out and he was involved in a Richmond scoring procedure 10 times, whilst dishing off 3 Goal Assists. Should get the 3 votes in this game.
Western Bulldogs vs Carlton
Western Bulldogs 7.15 57 – Carlton 15.11 101
(Carlton by 44 Points)
1 Vote (Carlton) Sam Petrevski-Seton (1)
The Young Carlton midfielder had a day out and was one of the Blues best for their first win of the season. 35 Possessions including 15 Contested at 89% Efficiency should get him a vote in this game. Also had 7 Clearances and kicked a goal.
2 Votes (Carlton) Harry Mckay (2)
Harry was the best forward on the Ground in a massive Carlton win. He had 20 Possessions including 11 Marks which 5 were Contested strong grabs. He kicked 4 Goals and was involved in the Blues scoring on 10 Occasions.
3 Votes (Carlton) Patrick Cripps (11)
Carlton has just the one win after this game and the Brownlow Medal Predictor has Cripps as the outright leader. A consistent trait that recent previous winners have had is hardball gets and he is the best in the competition for Contested Possessions. He had 16 Contested Possessions as part of his total of 37, and 11 Clearances to once again be the Blues best.
Adelaide vs Gold Coast
Adelaide 18.11 119 – Gold Coast 6.10 46
(Adelaide by 73 Points)
1 Vote (Adelaide) Brodie Smith (1)
Smith was the best defender on the Ground and managed 27 Possessions at 85% Efficiency. They certainly missed his defensive presence last season and he managed to put the ball Inside 50 on 6 Occasions and score 2 Goals himself. Should feature in the votes in a one-sided contest.
2 Votes (Adelaide) Eddie Betts (2)
The Crows and Eddie lifted for his 300th game and he was one of the best players on the ground and kicked 6 Goals. Eddie gets a lot of attention because he is so damaging up forward, and 11 of his 14 Disposals were contested. He helped set up 11 of the Crows scores and should get votes because of his 6 majors.
3 Votes (Adelaide) Rory Sloane (6)
Sloane missed a chunk of last season and the Crows definitely missed his midfield presence. He managed 32 Disposals in this game, which included 20 Contested. He also had 7 Clearances, 6 Tackles, 5 Inside 50s and 8 Intercept Possessions to be the best player on the ground.
Hawthorn vs Geelong
Hawthorn 13.12 90 – Geelong 17.11 113
(Geelong by 23 Points)
1 Vote (Geelong) Gary Ablett (1)
Ablett turned back the clock to the 80s when his old man used to climb upstairs and bring down the football regularly at the MCG. Gary took a fantastic mark in this game and was a significant contributor to a Cats win. Most of his 23 Disposals were up forward and he had 11 Score Involvements and kicked 3 goals. Was also good at getting the ball to the offensive end with 8 Inside 50s.
2 Votes (Hawthorn) Ricky Henderson (3)
Henderson had a big first half an filled up the Stats sheet in this contest. Kicked a huge Banana goal to keep the Hawks in the game and was their best player. 33 Possessions, 10 Score Involvements, 2 Goals and 5 Inside 50s should help him get votes in a Hawks Loss.
3 Votes (Geelong) Joel Selwood (3)
It was hard to give votes in this one, but when the game was on the line Selwood definitely stepped up for the Cats. He had 32 Possessions including 12 Contested, but it was the veterans 8 Clearances that should get noticed by the umpires.
Leaderboard after 5 Rounds
Patrick Cripps 11
Lachie Neale 9
Patrick Dangerfield 8
Jack Billings 7
Rory Sloane 6
Adam Treloar 6
Stephen Coniglio 6
Travis Boak 6
Marcus Bontempelli 6
Tom Liberatore 6
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