Neale Leads, Brownlow Predictor Round 9 2020
Round 9 of the 2020 AFL Season is complete, and we have a runaway leader of the Brownlow Medal Predictor for season 2020.
The Brisbane Lions are near the top of the AFL Ladder and Lachie Neale is having his best season. He is currently projected to be on twenty votes, with the next closest on eleven. Time will tell if he can keep up the excellent form, but there will no doubt be some value for placings and team votes as there is every year, in the Brownlow Medal Count.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 9 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.
Western Bulldogs vs Richmond
W.Bulldogs 7.7 49 – Richmond 13.12 90
(Richmond by 41 Points)
Shai Bolton – 19 Disposals, 7 Inside 50s and 7 Score Involvements
Jayden Short – 21 Disposals (86% Efficiency), 7 Marks and 6 Intercept Possessions
Noah Balta – 15 Disposals, 4 Marks and 9 Intercept Possessions
1 Vote (Richmond) Trent Cotchin (3)
The captain was excellent in this clash and used the football well, with his 17 Disposals coming at 82% Efficiency. Was also good without the football with 6 Tackles and didn’t need a lot of the football to have an impact. A trustworthy leader, and is a chance to poll in the win.
2 Votes (W.Bulldogs) Jack Macrae (10)
The Bulldogs may have gotten beaten, but Macrae racked up 37 Disposals, including 14 Contested. Was the only Bulldogs player that held his own. 4 Clearances, 7 Score Involvements and his five free kicks, won’t hurt his vote chances.
3 Votes (Richmond) Dustin Martin (5)
Martin was a clear best on the ground in this clash and provided the Bulldogs with a lot of headaches. 14 of his 26 Disposals were contested, and he put the ball Inside 50 on 8 occasions, and had 9 Score Involvements. Also hit the scoreboard with 3 Goals and is a huge chance for maximum votes, in the Tigers colossal win.
Melbourne vs Port Adelaide
Melbourne 4.8 32 – Port Adelaide 12.11 83
(Port Adelaide by 51 Points)
Sam Mayes – 19 Disposals, 6 Marks, 5 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
Dan Houston – 19 Disposals (90% Efficiency), 4 Marks and 477 Metres Gained
Tom Rockliff – 21 Disposals and 10 Tackles
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Karl Amon (1)
Amon is an outside midfielder and an elite user of the football. The Power used him to set up play, and on this occasion, his 25 Disposals came at 84% Efficiency. Also took 5 Marks, had 6 Score Involvements and read the play well with 8 Intercept Possessions.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Ollie Wines (4)
Wines was one of the best midfielders on the ground and made a contribution when the result was on the line early. 11 of his 25 Disposals were contested, and he used the football well, at 84% Efficiency. Also, hit the scoreboard with a goal and should feature in the votes.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Travis Boak (11)
The former captain led from the front once again and had a big match. 13 of his 25 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 8 Clearances and 4 Inside 50s. Also had 9 Score Involvements and hit the scoreboard with a goal.
Carlton vs Hawthorn
Carlton 9.4 58 – Hawthorn 14.5 89
(Hawthorn by 31 Points)
James Worpel – 20 Disposals (13 Contested), 5 Tackles and 7 Intercept Possessions
Liam Shiels – 15 Disposals, 5 Clearances and 2 Goals
Issac Smith – 15 Disposals, 5 Marks and 2 Goals
1 Vote (Hawthorn) Jack Gunston (1)
The Hawks needed a forward to lift, and Gunston came to play after an inadequate first term from the Hawks. 3 of his 7 Marks were contested, and he racked up 7 Score Involvements and booted 3 Goals. Not too much of the football with 16 Disposals, but he hit the scoreboard and was dangerous up forward for the majority of the contest.
2 Votes (Carlton) Patrick Cripps (10)
Despite the loss, Cripps was solid all day and racked up 27 Disposals, including 19 Contested. He cleared the ball from a stoppage on 9 occasions and had 6 Score Involvements, to go with a goal. Also laid 5 Tackles, and the seven free kicks he received means he was first to the football and won’t hurt his vote chances.
3 Votes (Hawthorn) Tom Mitchell (5)
Mitchell has been out of form, but this was his best game of the season. Kept getting the ball for the majority of the contest and had 28 Disposals, including 10 Contested. Was also good without the football with 5 Tackles and put the ball Inside 50 on 5 occasions, to be the favourite for the 3 votes in the win for the Hawks out west.
Essendon vs Brisbane
Essendon 3.10 28 – Brisbane 14.7 91
(Brisbane by 63 Points)
Jarrod Berry – 19 Disposals, 6 Marks and 7 Score Involvements
Dayne Zorko – 19 Disposals, 5 Marks, 5 Tackles and 1 Goal
Andrew McGrath – 25 Disposals (12 Contested) and 6 Clearances
1 Vote (Brisbane) Charlie Cameron (2)
A big match from Cameron up forward and he was dangerous all evening. Only the 10 Disposals, but used the footy at 90% Efficiency and booted 4 Goals. Also laid 4 Tackles, took 4 Marks and 7 Score Involvements, to be a vote chance in the sizeable win.
2 Votes (Brisbane) Alex Witherden (2)
Witherden has been in and out of the team over the last couple of seasons, but proved his worth in this match. 25 Disposals on the defensive end, including 10 Contested, at 84% Efficiency. Also, read the play well with 8 Intercept Possessions and 7 Rebound 50s, to be one of the Lions best.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Lachie Neale (20)
Neale has now bolted to the lead on the Brownlow Medal Predictor for 2020 and is currently nine clear. Another best on ground performance in which he racked up 33 Disposals, including 14 Contested. Also had 7 Score Involvements and booted a couple of goals in an impressive display.
North Melbourne vs Adelaide
North Melbourne 19.5 119 – Adelaide 7.8 50
(North Melbourne by 69 Points)
Todd Goldstein – 19 Disposals, 8 Clearances and 8 Score Involvements
Trent Dumont – 24 Disposals, 7 Clearances, 7 Inside 50s, 6 Tackles and 9 Score Involvements
Cameron Zurhaar – 10 Disposals, 5 Marks and 3 Goals
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Aaron Hall (1)
A decent match from Hall and he covered the ground well with 20 Disposals. Two of his nine Marks were Contested, and he racked up 6 Score Involvements and kicked a couple of goals in the big win for the Kangaroos.
2 Votes (North Melbourne) Jed Anderson (2)
Anderson played in the middle of the ground and is beginning to have an impact in matches. 13 of his 28 Disposals were contested, and he got the ball out of a stoppage on 8 occasions. Was involved in a Kangaroos scoring procedure on 9 occasions and managed to boot a goal. Was also good without the football and laid 8 Tackles throughout the contest.
3 Votes (North Melbourne) Luke McDonald (3)
McDonald set up play on the back end, and 25 of his 35 Disposals were Kicks. Racked up over 500 metres gained and 10 Rebound 50s to be the best defender on the ground. His work down back resulted in scoreboard pressure, and racked up 8 Score Involvements and 8 Marks, in a best on ground performance.
St Kilda vs Sydney
St Kilda 15.11 101 – Sydney 6.12 48
(St Kilda by 53 Points)
Nick Hind – 16 Disposals, 5 Tackles and 3 Goals
Hunter Clark – 20 Disposals, 7 Intercept Possessions, 6 Marks and 1 Goal
Luke Parker – 27 Disposals (13 Contested), 6 Clearances and 5 Inside 50s
1 Vote (St Kilda) Jack Steele (11)
Steele has been the Saints best player this season and was again influential in this contest. He used the football well in this match, and his 23 Disposals came at 83% Efficiency. Also, put the ball Inside 50 on 8 occasions, had 3 Goal Assists and laid 6 Tackles in the Saints win.
2 Votes (St Kilda) Zak Jones (7)
Jones was again one of the best players in this match, and 14 of his 21 Disposals were contested against his old side. His work in the middle helped set up scoring chances and had 9 Score Involvements to go with a goal. Did a good job without the football with 5 Tackles, and got the ball out of a stoppage on six occasions in a solid performance.
3 Votes (St Kilda) Jade Gresham (4)
Gresham has not been as prolific as previous seasons, but had a very good match against the Swans. 10 of his 23 Disposals were contested, and he put the ball Inside 50 8 Times, for 6 Score Involvements and 2 Goals. Also got the ball out of a stoppage 6 times and had 5 Intercept Possessions, in arguably a best on ground effort.
West Coast vs Geelong
West Coast 11.7 73 – Geelong 10.4 64
(West Coast by 9 Points)
Elliot Yeo – 20 Disposals (15 Contested), 7 Clearances and 5 Tackles
Mitch Duncan – 21 Disposals (90% Efficiency), 11 Marks, 8 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Tom Stewart – 22 Disposals, (86% Efficiency), 10 Marks, 11 Intercept Possessions and 7 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (West Coast) Dom Sheed (4)
The Eagles were down at the half, and Sheed lifted in the second half to help set up the win. 15 of his 24 Disposals were contested, and he racked up 6 Clearances. Also had 6 Score Involvements and hit the scoreboard with two goals, to be one of the best out there.
2 Votes (West Coast) Tim Kelly (9)
Kelly is in form and did a great job at keeping the ball moving forward with 5 Inside 50s, and 517 metres gained. Also had 5 Clearances and 23 Disposals, and is a decent chance for votes in the match.
3 Votes (West Coast) Nic Naitanui (6)
Dominated the ruck with 34 Hit-outs and 8 of his 10 Possessions were contested. Did a great job at getting the rovers first use of the football, and did it himself on occasions with 4 Clearances and 7 Inside 50s. Also racked up 6 Score Involvements and should get maximum votes in the comeback win.
Gold Coast vs GWS
Gold Coast 4.11 35 – GWS 9.7 61
(GWS by 26 Points)
Zac Williams – 26 Disposals, 6 Marks, 7 Intercept Possessions and 6 Rebound 50s
Tim Taranto – 21 Disposals, 4 Clearances and 6 Tackles
Sam Collins – 11 Disposals (100% Efficiency), 8 Intercept Possessions, 5 Marks and 7 Tackles.
1 Vote (GWS) Josh Kelly (5)
Kelly once again covered the ground well and had an impact on the result. 10 of his 28 Disposals were contested, and he had 4 Clearances and 6 Inside 50s throughout the match. Also booted a goal and is a decent chance for votes.
2 Votes (GWS) Jacob Hopper (2)
Some of the more recognized midfielders got more attention in this clash, and Hopper stepped up and got a lot of the football. 12 of his 27 Disposals were contested, and he got the ball out of a stoppage on 5 occasions. Also had 7 Score Involvements and hit the scoresheet with a goal, in a solid overall effort.
3 Votes (GWS) Lachie Whitfield (5)
Lots of the football for Whitfield and 18 of his 29 Possessions were kicks, whilst using the footy at 83% Efficiency. Covered the ground well throughout the match and racked up 13 Marks to help set up the play and generate scoring chances. Also had 6 Score Involvements, and is a decent chance for maximum votes.
Fremantle vs Collingwood
Fremantle 10.1 61 – Collingwood 7.7 49
(Fremantle by 12 Points)
Nat Fyfe – 24 Disposals (18 Contested), 8 Clearances and 1 Goal
Matt Taberner – 13 Disposals, 6 Marks and 4 Goals
Steele Sidebottom – 25 Disposals, 6 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
1 Vote (Fremantle) Caleb Serong (1)
The rookie had a very good match and racked up 24 Disposals, including 14 Contested. Nat Fyfe may poll in this game, but watching the match, Serong’s impact cannot be denied. He also got the ball out of congestion 9 times and was good without the footy with 6 Tackles.
2 Votes (Fremantle) David Mundy (5)
Mundy was critical in helping Freo create scoring chances and ended up with 23 Disposals, including 15 Contested. Racked up a massive 10 Clearances, had 5 Tackles and his impact in the middle was a big reason the Dockers won the match.
3 Votes (Fremantle) Luke Ryan (3)
Ryan was rock solid down back in this clash and made it very difficult for the Magpies. 18 of his 25 Disposals were Kicks, and he kept moving the ball forward with 525 metres gained. 2 of his 7 Marks were contested, and he had 9 Intercept Possessions and 11 Rebound 50s, to be the best player on the ground.
Round 9 – Leaderboard
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