Round 14 Projected Brownlow Votes, 2020
Round 14 of the 2020 AFL Season is complete and this one was a shorter round which began on a Thursday, and ended on a Sunday. A few close matches and it was the welcome return of Joe Daniher for the Bombers that was the story of the round. The Bombers were down by 36 points at half time in their match with the Hawks, but came back in the second half to win by 16. Joe Daniher inspired them to victory and may feature in the projected votes for Round 14.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 14 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.
Hawthorn vs Essendon
Hawthorn 10.11 71 – Essendon 13.9 87
(Essendon by 16 Points)
Ben McEvoy – 16 Disposals, 7 Marks (6 Contested), 7 Score Involvements and 12 Intercept Possessions
James Worpel – 23 Disposals, 6 Marks, 7 Score Involvements, 1 Goal and 6 Tackles
Dylan Shiel – 25 Disposals, 5 Clearances, 7 Inside 50s, 7 Score Involvements and 7 Tackles
1 Vote (Essendon) Joe Daniher (1)
In his first game back for an extended period, Daniher had a massive impact on the result of the match in the second half. Just the 14 Disposals, but took 10 Marks including 3 Contested, and inspired the Bomber comeback. Looked dangerous each time the ball went forward for the Bombers in the second half, and racked up 8 Score Involvements and booted 3 Goals.
2 Votes (Essendon) Zach Merrett (13)
Another significant impact from Merrett and he seemed everywhere in the second half. Elite running power allowed him to collect 36 Disposals and he put the ball Inside 50 6 times. Also had 9 Score Involvements and 6 Tackles in another solid midfield display.
3 Votes (Essendon) Andrew McGrath (9)
This may have been McGraths’s best game, and he looked very confident with the football for the majority of the match. 16 of his 32 Disposals were Contested, and he did a lot of the hard work in the middle of the ground with 10 Clearances. Also, put the ball Inside 50 5 times, and had 6 Score Involvements, to be the favourite for the three votes.
Richmond vs West Coast
Richmond 14.4 88 – West Coast 9.7 61
(Richmond by 27 Points)
Dustin Martin – 17 Disposals, 5 Inside 50s, 6 Tackles and 2 Goals
Andrew Gaff – 32 Disposals, 6 Tackles and 7 Intercept Possessions
Tim Kelly – 26 Disposals, 6 Clearances, 7 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
1 Vote (Richmond) Noah Balta (1)
Defenders don’t typically poll well in the Brownlow, but Balta had an impact in this match from the defensive end. 11 of his 16 Disposals were Intercept Possessions, and he racked up 9 Marks. Also had 5 Rebound 50s and went forward to boot a goal. A substantial contributor to the win, and should poll votes, but it is a midfielders award.
2 Votes (Richmond) Bachar Houli (2)
Houli is back after a lengthy absence, and his ball use on the defensive end is always valuable. In this match, he racked up 23 Disposals and used the footy at 87% Efficiency. Also had 6 Rebound 50s and was used to set up play from the back half on numerous occasions with 7 Marks.
3 Votes (Richmond) Trent Cotchin (9)
The captain led from the front in this match and racked up 26 Disposals, including 15 Contested. 18 of his Disposals were Kicks, and he put the ball Inside 50 6 times throughout the game. Also had 7 Clearances and is the favourite for maximum votes in this clash, and may even challenge Dusty for most votes at the Tigers, if he finishes the season off strong.
Western Bulldogs vs Geelong
Western Bulldogs 9.7 61 – Geelong 10.12 72
(Geelong by 11 Points)
Marcus Bontempelli – 14 Disposals, 10 Tackles and 1 Goal
Tom Stewart – 22 Disposals (96% Efficiency) and 9 Marks
Cam Guthrie – 21 Disposals (10 Contested), 4 Clearances, 5 Tackles and 6 Score Involvements
1 Vote (Geelong) Gary Rohan (3)
Rohan didn’t see a lot of the football in the first 3 quarters, but his impact in the latter stages of the contest was noticeable and helped the Cats win the match. Just the 10 Disposals, but laid 4 Tackles and kicked two very important match-winning goals late in the contest. Nothing much in terms of stats, but his impact cannot be denied.
2 Votes (W.Bulldogs) Lachie Hunter (2)
Hunter was solid all evening and was the Bulldogs best player. He ended up with 27 Disposals and was used to help set up play numerous times with 8 Marks. His elite ball use helped create scoring chances, and racked up 10 Score Involvements and booted a goal.
3 Votes (Geelong) Patrick Dangerfield (12)
A huge match from Dangerfield and his work in the middle of the ground was noticeable, with 19 of his 32 Disposals being contested. Also racked up 6 Clearances and was good at getting the ball in the Cats attacking 50, with 5 Inside 50s and 518 metres gained. Took 5 Marks and had 10 Score Involvements, to be the favourite for the three votes in this match.
Port Adelaide vs Sydney
Port Adelaide 11.7 73 – Sydney 7.5 47
(Port Adelaide by 26 Points)
Travis Boak – 20 Disposals (85% Efficiency), 4 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and 1 Goal
Tom Rockliff – 24 Disposals (11 Contested) and 7 Clearances
Jake Lloyd – 31 Disposals (84% Efficiency), 7 Marks, 6 Intercept Possessions and 6 Rebound 50s
1 Vote (Port Adelaide) Charlie Dixon (8)
Dixon started the game off quickly with a few goals and stayed dangerous for the majority of the clash. Just the 13 Disposals, but 3 of his 5 Marks were contested, and he racked up 8 Score Involvements and booted 4 Goals in the win.
2 Votes (Port Adelaide) Ollie Wines (9)
Another influential display from Wines in the middle of the ground and he racked up 22 Disposals, including 10 Contested. Was also good at getting the ball moving forward with 8 Inside 50s, and 6 Score Involvements to go with a goal. A tough midfielder, Wines had 6 Clearances and 7 Tackles to be a real chance to poll votes in this match.
3 Votes (Port Adelaide) Robbie Gray (4)
Gray got plenty of the football in the early stages of the match and ended up with 27 Disposals at an impressive 82% Efficiency. 13 of those disposals were contested, and he is always dangerous up forward with 10 Score Involvements and 2 Goals. Also had 5 Clearances and 6 Tackles, and these are the sorts of games he polls well in, being a noted vote-getter from previous seasons.
Fremantle vs GWS
Fremantle 8.5 53 – GWS 14.7 91
(GWS by 38 Points)
David Mundy – 20 Disposals, 5 Clearances, 8 Tackles and 2 Goals
Stephen Coniglio – 24 Disposals, 5 Inside 50s and 7 Score Involvements
Tim Taranto – 25 Disposals (11 Contested), 6 Marks, 5 Inside 50s, 7 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
1 Vote (GWS) Jake Riccardi (1)
The rookie was very effective in the forward line in this clash and booted 4 Goals from just the 12 Disposals. 2 of his 9 Marks were Contested, and he ended up with 6 Score Involvements to make it challenging for the Freo defenders, and be a chance for votes.
2 Votes (GWS) Jeremy Cameron (2)
Cameron was on from the first bounce in this clash and kicked a couple of early goals to grow in confidence. 14 of his 18 Disposals were Kicks, and he put the ball Inside 50 5 Times. Ended up taking 8 Marks, had 10 Score Involvements and booted 4 Goals, in a match that resembled some of his form from previous seasons.
3 Votes (GWS) Lachie Whitfield (9)
Whitfield was everywhere in this match and ended up filling up the stats sheet. A good user of the football, his 31 Disposals came at 84% Efficiency, and he read the play well with 9 Intercept Possessions. Was used to set up play on numerous occasions with 9 Marks, and ended up with 537 Metres Gained in a best on ground performance.
Melbourne vs St Kilda
Melbourne 8.4 52 – St Kilda 7.7 49
(Melbourne by 3 Points)
Max Gawn – 15 Disposals (11 Contested), 30 Hit-outs and 1 Goal
Clayton Oliver – 26 Disposals (16 Contested), 6 Clearances and 4 Tackles
Zak Jones – 20 Disposals, 5 Clearances, 8 Tackles and 6 Inside 50s
1 Vote (St Kilda) Jack Steele (16)
The Saints were outplayed in this clash, but Steele continues to impress. Another solid performance in the middle of the ground with 15 of his 26 Disposals being contested, and using the football at 81% Efficiency. Also had 8 Clearances and booted a goal, to be the favoured Saint to poll in the match.
2 Votes (Melbourne) Steven May (2)
May was vital down back and made it tough for the Saints to consistently hit the scoreboard. Controlled the play from the back half with 9 Marks and had a massive 12 Intercept Possessions. Also had 6 Rebound 50s and ended a tallying 22 Disposals, to be the best defender on the ground.
3 Votes (Melbourne) Christian Petracca (17)
More of a forward role in this clash and it paid off. Petracca booted 4 Goals in the win and was a clear X-Factor. Manages pressure well with 12 of his 15 Disposals being contested, and his smarts around the goal and at stoppages helped set up the win, to keep the Demons finals hopes alive.
Carlton vs Collingwood
Carlton 7.6 48 – Collingwood 10.12 72
(Collingwood by 24 Points)
Sam Walsh – 22 Disposals (82% Efficiency), 4 Tackles and 1 Goal
Ed Curnow – 22 Disposals, 9 Tackles, 6 Score Involvements and 1 Goal
Brodie Grundy – 12 Disposals (10 Contested), 34 Hit-outs and 4 Clearances
1 Vote (Collingwood) Taylor Adams (9)
Adams is having a good year in the absence of some of the other Magpies midfielders. In this match, 17 of his 23 Disposals were contested, and he did some of the harder work in the middle of the ground, with 7 Clearances. He also racked up 6 Score Involvements and 5 Tackles in the win.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Jamie Elliott (2)
Elliott had the ball on a string in the early stages of the contest in a midfield role. Looks comfortable in the middle of the ground and ended up with 19 Disposals and 8 Tackles. Was good at getting the ball forward with 6 Inside 50s and also took 5 Marks, to be a decent chance at voting in this clash.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Jack Crisp (4)
When Crisp is getting the football and using it efficiently from the back half, the Pies normally play good footy. His 25 Disposals came at 88% Efficiency in this clash, and he took 12 uncontested marks. He was used a lot to set up the play and racked up 495 Metres Gained throughout the contest. Hard to split the votes in this clash, but the impact Crisp had on the defensive end was noticeable.
Gold Coast vs North Melbourne
Gold Coast 12.19 91 – North Melbourne 4.4 28
(Gold Coast by 63 Points)
Touk Miller – 23 Disposals, 5 Clearances and 7 Score Involvements
Lachie Weller – 20 Disposals, 4 Clearances, 5 Inside 50s and 6 Score Involvements
Ben King – 11 Disposals, 6 Marks, 9 Score Involvements and 2 Goals
1 Vote (Gold Coast) Noah Anderson (2)
The first-year player knows how to get the football and racked up 23 Disposals in the sizeable win. Was good at getting the ball in the Suns attacking 50 with 5 Inside 50s, 7 Score Involvements and 1 goal. Is improving at the ball ups with 5 Clearances and may poll in this match.
2 Votes (Gold Coast) Hugh Greenwood (6)
Another solid effort in the middle of the ground, and 16 of his 23 Disposals were contested. Also had 7 Clearances and 5 Score Involvements, to have an impact. Greenwood is always one of the best players off the football, and that was on display once again with 6 Tackles.
3 Votes (Gold Coast) Ben Ainsworth (3)
This was Ainsworth’s best game of the season, and he seemed everywhere at stages. Did a lot of work just forward of centre and had 9 Inside 50s and a massive 15 Score Involvements. Racked up 613 Metres Gained throughout the win. Also had 23 Disposals, 11 Marks and booted a goal, to be the favourite for the maximum votes.
Leaderboard – Round 14
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