We are approaching the finish of the 2019 AFL Season and we have a previous winner of the Prestigious Medal leading the count.
Nat Fyfe was the best player on the ground in a loss to the Saints on the weekend, but will still more than likely get the 3 Votes.
Another former winner will also be favourite for the 3 Votes in an ugly game in Geelong. Patrick Dangerfield hasn’t had one of his best years, but will once again feature as a contender on Brownlow Medal Night this year.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 21 2019.
Be sure to check back each week for round by round analysis on who should get the Brownlow Votes for the Brownlow Medal Count. Who might be the likely Brownlow Medal Leader and the possible Brownlow Medal Winner.
GWS vs Hawthorn
GWS 4.5 29 – Hawthorn 13.7 85
(Hawthorn by 56 Points)
1 Vote (Hawthorn) Issac Smith (1)
It was snowing in Canberra and the Hawks were enjoying the experience as opposed to the Giants. One of the Significant contributors to the Hawks win was Issac Smith and he racked up a massive 761 Metres Gained in this contest. 28 Possessions, 5 Clearances and 10 Inside 50s will give him a decent chance to poll votes in the win.
2 Votes (Hawthorn) James Sicily (11)
Another solid performance down back, Sicily made it tough for the Giants forwards. He racked up a massive 16 Intercept Possessions and his 33 Disposals came at a decent 79% Efficiency. Also had 6 Marks and 6 Rebound 50s to be the best defender on the ground.
3 Votes (Hawthorn) James Worpel (9)
The cold snowy conditions didn’t bother Worpel and he was the best midfielder on the ground. 14 of his 31 Possessions were Contested and he racked up 8 Clearances, 6 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s to have an impact on the result. Also had 7 Score Involvements and should probably get all 3 Votes.
Melbourne vs Collingwood
Melbourne 7.11 53 – Collingwood 10.10 70
(Collingwood by 17 Points)
1 Vote (Collingwood) Brody Mihocek (5)
A demon may poll in this game, but it is hard to leave out the best Forward for the Pies on a Saturday Afternoon in wet/slippery conditions. Didn’t get a lot of the footy, but when he did he used it well with his 12 Touches coming at 92% Efficiency. 2 of his 7 Marks were Contested and he booted 4 Goals, had 8 Score Involvemetns and laid 6 Tackles to be one of the best out there.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury (18)
The silky-smooth skills of Pendlebury under pressure are distinctive and he was once again one of the reasons why the Magpies managed to pull away late in the contest. His 23 Possessions came at 91% Efficiency and he had 8 Score Involvements and kicked 2 Goals. 4 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and 6 Intercept Possessions will also help his cause for votes and a possible Top 10 finish in this years count.
3 Votes (Collingwood (Steele Sidebottom) (8)
Sidebottom polled well last year and these were the sort of games he got 3 Votes in. 28 Possessions, 9 Marks and 8 Score Involvements made him one of the most important players out there. Also laid 5 Tackles and had 6 Rebound 50s in a solid overall effort.
Port Adelaide vs Sydney
Port Adelaide 15.13 103 – Sydney 7.14 56
(Port Adelaide by 47 Points)
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Tom Jonas (1)
Players that are not noted for being standouts may poll in this game.
Tom Jonas was solid on the defensive half and made it tough for Sydney each time they went forward. His 24 Possessions came at 92% Efficiency and he racked up 8 Rebound 50s and 7 Intercept Possessions. 2 of his 6 Marks were contested in a solid all-around the display.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Conor Rozee (3)
The rookie knows where the goals are and proved to be a handful for the Swans Defenders. His 20 Possessions came at 80% Efficiency and he kicked 3 goals and had 6 Score Involvements. His creativity on the forward half will get noticed and should poll in the win.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Darcy Byrne-Jones (8)
Byrne-Jones is having a big year down back and was probably the Powers best in the win. His 28 Possessions came at 79% Efficiency with 20 of them being Kicks. Also took 7 Marks, had 7 Inside 50s and 6 Score Involvements to arguably be the best player on the ground.
Brisbane vs Gold Coast
Brisbane 22.12 144 – Gold Coast 8.5 53
(Brisbane by 91 Points)
1 Vote (Brisbane) Dayne Zorko (14)
The Lions smashed the Struggling Suns and are now a genuine Top 2 chance. Part of the reason for their fantastic form over the last couple of months has been the impact that Zorko has had on matches. This was another solid effort with 25 Possessions, 7 Score Involvements and 2 Goals. He also took 8 Marks, laid 7 Tackles and put the ball Inside 50 on 11 occasions to be one of the Lions best.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Charlie Cameron (3)
Cameron is now arguably one of the best small forwards in the competition and staked a claim with 6 Goals in the demolition of the Suns. Only the 10 Possessions, but was dangerous each time he went near the footy and provided a lot of headaches for the Sun’s defenders.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Jarryd Lyons (14)
Lyons racked up 158 Fantasy Points in this contest and was the best midfielder on the ground. 34 Possessions, 7 Clearances, 7 Tackles and 8 Inside 50s made him a significant contributing factor. Also had 8 Marks, 7 Score Involvements and kicked a couple of goals himself.
Essendon vs Western Bulldogs
Essendon 4.9 33 – Western Bulldogs 21.11 137
(Western Bulldogs by 104 Points)
1 Vote (Western Bulldogs) Lachie Hunter (3)
The Bulldogs smashed the Bombers and Hunter is not a noted vote-getter but should poll in this match. His 34 Possessions included 8 Intercept Possessions and he racked up 10 Score Involvements. Also took 9 Marks and ended up with a massive 672 Metres gained throughout the contest.
2 Votes (Western Bulldogs) Jack Macrae (17)
Some would argue that Macrae gets a lot of cheap stats, but he is going in and getting the footy more regularly than previous years. 14 of his 38 Possessions were Contested and he racked up 5 Clearances, 8 Tackles and 8 Inside 50s. Also had 10 Score Involvements and kicked a goal in a one-sided affair.
3 Votes (Western Bulldogs) Josh Dunkley (13)
Dunkley got thrown into the middle in the early part of the season and it certainly has paid dividends. 22 of his 39 Disposals in this match were Contested and he had 8 Score Involvements, 5 Clearances, 9 Intercept Possessions and kicked a goal. It was his first-quarter dominance in the middle which stood out and set up a Dogs lead.
Geelong vs North Melbourne
Geelong 9.15 69 – North Melbourne 1.8 14
(Geelong by 55 Points)
1 Vote (Geelong) Tom Stewart (6)
The Cats may have been struggling of late, but if they can get some of their Efficiency back that they had in the first half of the season they will be hard to beat. 18 of Stewart’s 19 Possessions were kicks and all of them hit a target. Also had 10 Intercept Possessions, 7 Marks and 9 Rebound 50s to be the best defender on the ground in a low scoring affair.
2 Votes (Geelong) Quinton Narkle (2)
Narkle came in for his first game of the season and showed what he can provide. His 21 Possessions came at 81% Efficiency and he had 8 Score Involvements and kicked a couple of goals. Also had 6 Clearances and will more than likely feature in the votes.
3 Votes (Geelong) Patrick Dangerfield (20)
It was a scrappy contest, but Dangerfield did what he does best and that is get the football. 16 of his 33 Possessions were Contested and he racked up 7 Clearances, 7 Score Involvements and 7 Marks. Dangerfield always polls well on Brownlow Night and will go in favourite for all 3 Votes in this match.
St Kilda vs Fremantle
St Kilda 10.12 72 – Fremantle 10.9 69
(St Kilda by 3 Points)
1 Vote (St Kilda) Jack Steven (2)
It was great to see the Saint’s champ back after a long break and he showed that he still has lots of value. He was the X-Factor in the Saints win and deserves a vote. 22 Possessions, 7 Marks, 6 Score Involvements and 3 Goals made him one of the most important Saints on the ground.
2 Votes (St Kilda) Seb Ross (8)
Another solid midfield display from Ross and he seems to have lifted a little since a new coach took over. 13 of his 28 Possessions were Contested and he used the footy at 79% Efficiency. He also had 9 Tackles, 5 Inside 50s and 7 Score Involvemtns to be one of the Saints best.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (24)
The new leader of the Brownlow Medal Predictor for 2019 and Fyfe seems to be in a league of his own. Dominated the early stages of this contest and ended up 35 Possessions which included 16 Contested. He also had 7 Clearances, 11 Inside 50s, 8 Intercept Possessdions, 9 Score Involvements and kicked a couple of Goals to more than likely get all 3 votes, despite the loss.
Richmond vs Carlton
Richmond 11.7 73 – Carlton 6.9 45
(Richmond by 28 Points)
1 Vote (Richmond) Shane Edwards (3)
Carlton hung in there for a bit, but it was a few of the Tigers Mids that stood up in the absence of Martin and Cotchin. 13 of Edwards 27 Possessions were Contested and also racked up 7 Intercept Possessions. 3 of his 6 Marks were Contested and he laid 9 Tackles to help set an example and maintain solid pressure against the Blues.
2 Votes (Richmond) Dion Prestia (9)
Prestia is probably having his best year for the Tigers and was once again one of their best. 16 of his 35 Possessions were Contested and he racked up some numbers which previous Brownlow winners traditionally do well in. 10 Clearances, 9 Inside 50s and 9 Score Involvements should help him stake a claim for Votes.
3 Votes (Richmond) Jack Graham (3)
Graham played on one of the Favourites for the medal this season and beat Patrick Cripps on this occasion. He laid a massive 14 Tackles and racked up 8 Inside 50s in a solid display. The fact that he kicked 4 Goals as a midfielder will almost certainly land him 3 Votes. 22 Possessions and 9 Score Involvements and it was Graham who was arguably the best player on the ground.
West Coast vs Adelaide
West Coast 13.12 90 – Adelaide 12.8 80
(West Coast by 10 Points)
1 Vote (West Coast) Jack Darling (5)
The Eagles were struggling in the early stages of the season and Darling was in a form slump. He is now playing great football and the Eagles are challenging for a Top 2 finish. Darling had a big game against the Crows and racked up 9 Score Involvements and kicked 3 Goals. He presented well all day with 9 Marks and his forward pressure was solid with 7 Tackles.
2 Votes (Adelaide) Matt Crouch (8)
Crouch seemed everywhere in this game and racked up a massive 43 Possessions. 18 of them were contested and he was used as a link-up player on numerous occasions with 8 Marks. Also had 9 Clearances, 7 Inside 50s and 6 Score Involvements to be the Crows best.
3 Votes (West Coast) Luke Shuey (14)
Shuey is hitting form at the right time of the year, which will help the Eagles Premiership hopes. 18 of his 29 Possessions were Contested and he racked up 10 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 5 Inside 50s to arguably be the best player on the ground.
Keep posted for the Brownlow Medal Predictor for next week Round 22.
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