The AFL Ladder is starting to shape up, although there are still a few sides in the eight that may not necessarily finish there.
The question has been asked for a few of the premiership contenders and we will discover who the contenders and pretenders are for the 2019 AFL Season in the next few weeks.
Here is the Brownlow Medal Predictor for Round 7 2019.
Check back each week for your source for Brownlow Predictions and the likely Brownlow Medal Leader for each round of the AFL Season.
Who may be the Brownlow Medal Winner and all of the projected votes for the Brownlow Medal Count.
Collingwood vs Port Adelaide
Collingwood 15.18 108 – Port Adelaide 10.9 69
(Collingwood by 39 Points)
1 Vote (Collingwood) Jaidyn Stephenson (1)
The Collingwood small forward had a big first quarter and really helped set up the early Pies lead. Just the 14 Possessions, but when the game mattered he kicked four goals and ended up with 9 Score Involvements.
2 Votes (Collingwood) Darcy Moore (2)
Moore is fast becoming one of the better defenders in the league. His move down back has proved valuable and was one of the best for the Pies on a Friday Night. He had 21 Disposals and used the footy at 81% Efficiency. He also had 12 Intercept Possessions and took 7 Marks down back to make it tough for the Power to score.
3 Votes (Collingwood) Scott Pendlebury (9)
Pendlebury backed up his ANZAC Day performance by once again being the Pies best player. He collected 36 Disposals including 14 Contested and used the footy at 81% Efficiency. 5 Clearances, 5 Tackles, 11 Inside 50s and 8 Score Involvements made him the best player on the ground.
Melbourne vs Hawthorn
Melbourne 11.13 79 – Hawthorn 11.8 74
(Melbourne by 5 Points)
1 Vote (Melbourne) Michael Hibberd (1)
The Demons always look better when Hibberd has the footy and he uses it really well. He had 26 Possessions included 17 Kicks ,but it will be his 6 Inside 50s and 7 Rebound 50s that will help him get noticed and maybe pinch a vote in this game.
2 Votes (Hawthorn) Jack Gunston (2)
Gunston has had an average start to the season, but was the Hawks best player in a loss at the MCG on a Saturday Afternoon. He had 20 Possessions took 8 Marks and put the ball Inside 50 6 times. He was also involved in the Hawks scoring 7 times and kicked 3 goals himself.
3 Votes (Melbourne) James Harmes (3)
Harmes played a big part in the Melbourne run late last year and the Demons faithful will be happy to see him hit some form. He followed Jaeger O’Meara around and in the process collected a lot of the footy himself. 15 of his 31 Possessions were contested, and he put the ball inside 50 8 times. He had 6 Clearances and laid 5 Tackles. He was also important offensively kicking a goal and being involved in a Demons scoring thrust on 10 occasions.
GWS VS St Kilda
GWS 18.6 114 – St Kilda 10.10 70
(GWS by 44 Points)
1 Vote (GWS) Nick Haynes (1)
The GWS Defender was instrumental in getting the ball out of the backline and making it easier for the GWS Mids. 14 of his 26 Possessions were Intercept Possessions and he had a total of 10 Rebound 50s, which are always noticed during a game of footy.
2 Votes (GWS) Zac Williams (4)
Williams was very good last week and was once again one of the Giants best. 30 Possessions down back, which included 10 Contested and 9 Intercept Possessions. The most significant part was his 12 Rebounds 50s, which helped GWS setup a dominating attack against the Saints.
3 Votes (GWS) Jeremy Cameron (6)
Cameron is having a big year and it is good to finally see him injury free. He was very efficient up forward with 11 Marks and 15 Possessions. 6 of his marks were contested and he managed to kick 6 goals to be a runaway leader of the Coleman medal.
Brisbane vs Sydney
Brisbane 14.19 103 – Sydney 81
(Brisbane by 22 Points)
1 Vote (Brisbane) Mitch Robinson (4)
Robinson was best on the ground last week for the Lions and was once again a significant contributing factor to the Lions win over the Swans. He had 22 Possessions, which included 12 Contested, but it was his work off the ball with 9 Tackles that should get noticed. He also had 6 Clearances and put the ball Inside 50 6 times to go along with 7 Score Involvements.
2 Votes (Sydney) George Hewett (2)
Hewett is not a noted vote getter but he had a big game for the Swans in a loss. He had 34 Possessions, which included a significant 24 Contested and should get noticed. 10 Intercept Possessions, 7 Clearances, and 6 Tackles should have him feature in the Votes.
3 Votes (Brisbane) Dayne Zorko (3)
It’s great to see Zorko back in form and the Lions look a lot better when he makes a contribution. 17 of his 29 Possessions were contested, but the 11 Clearances, 11 Inside 50s, and 11 Tackles should land him the 3 Votes.
Western Bulldogs vs Richmond
Western Bulldogs 15.9 99 – Richmond 7.10 52
(Western Bulldogs by 47 Points)
1 Vote (Western Bulldogs) Josh Dunkley (1)
Dunkley is one of the Bulldogs that often gets unnoticed, but he certainly had a big night in this one. 35 Disposals which included 15 Contested at 86% Efficiency should have him feature in the votes. Also laid 8 Tackles, had 5 Clearances and put the ball Inside 50 5 times.
2 Votes (Western Bulldogs) Marcus Bontempelli (8)
It is always the case that whenever a midfielder kicks 3 or more goals they normally have an impact and feature in the votes. Bontempelli had 27 Disposals which included 14 Contested and booted 3 Goals. He was also handy in the middle with 7 Clearances.
3 Votes (Western Bulldogs) Aaron Naughton (3)
After a quiet couple of games, Naughton was back at it almost breaking Wayne Carey’s record for most contested marks in one game. He attacks the footy with ease and is starting to mature as a forward. A big night in this one with 14 Marks, which included 9 Contested. He also kicked 5 goals and was involved in the scoring on 11 Occasions.
West Coast vs Gold Coast
West Coast 11.14 80 – Gold Coast 8.9 57
(West Coast by 23 Points)
1 Vote (Gold Coast) Jack Martin (4)
Martin helped the Suns fight back late in the game and was once again one of the Suns best. 29 Possessions, 10 Tackles and 5 Clearances will surely be noticed by the Umpires.
2 Votes (West Coast) Brad Sheppard (3)
Sheppard has had a few games this year where he gets a lot of the footy and uses the ball so well. 25 Possessions at 96% Efficiency helped set up the Eagles victory. Also had 9 Score Involvements and 5 Rebound 50s.
3 Votes (West Coast) Elliot Yeo (3)
Watching this game Yeo definitely had a big impact. His work on and off the ball can’t be denied. He had 28 Possessions, which included 13 Contested. 12 Tackles were significant and he had 9 Clearances and 7 Inside 50s to be the best player on the ground.
Carton vs North Melbourne
Carlton 8.14 62 – North Melbourne 18.12 120
(North Melbourne by 58 Points)
1 Vote (North Melbourne) Jack Ziebell (1)
A big win against an undermanned Blues side and Ziebell proved why he is one of their best players. 15 of his 22 Possessions were contested and he was involved in the scoring 8 Times. Also had 8 Clearances and 7 Tackles to be one of the Kangaroos best.
2 Votes (North Melbourne) Ben Cunnington (5)
Cunnington should be leading the Best and Fairest for the Kangaroos and he once again was awesome out of the middle. 16 of his 27 Possessions were contested and he had a total of 10 Clearances.
3 Votes (North Melbourne) Trent Dumont (3)
Dumont must have bought his own footy and racked up a total of 38 Possessions, which included 12 Contested. He also laid 5 Tackles and was involved in the scoring on 6 Occasions.
Geelong vs Essendon
Geelong 13.8 86 – Essendon 7.12 54
(Geelong by 32 Points)
1 Vote (Geelong) Cameron Guthrie (1)
The Cats had another fantastic win and Guthrie helped fill the spot for the injured Joel Selwood. He was big in the middle with 25 Possessions including 14 Contested. His Pressure with 9 Tackles should have him feature in the votes in this game.
2 Votes (Geelong) Mitch Duncan (2)
Once again a midfielder that hits the scoreboard and Duncan kicked 3 Majors in this one. His 22 Possessions came at 96% Efficiency which really helped the Cats hit the scoreboard. He also took 10 Marks and had 9 Score Involvements.
3 Votes (Geelong) Tim Kelly (7)
Kelly was clearly the best player on the ground and was in the thick of the action when the game really mattered. 14 of his 30 Possessions were contested and he had a total of 10 Clearances. He also kicked 2 Goals and was involved in the Cats scoring on 8 Occasions.
Adelaide vs Fremantle
Adelaide 7.9 51 – Fremantle 5.4 34
(Adelaide by 17 Points)
1 Vote (Fremantle) Nat Fyfe (8)
In a scrappy contest, the Dockers were in it for most of it and Fyfe deserves a lot of the credit for that. 19 of his 32 Possessions were Contested and he had 7 Clearances and laid 8 tackles to be one of the Dockers best.
2 Votes (Fremantle) Luke Ryan (5)
Adelaide did win the game but it is hard to leave this guy out of the votes. He had 34 Possessions and used the footy at 88% Efficiency. 10 Intercept Possessions and 6 Rebound 50s helped the Dockers keep the game close.
3 Votes (Adelaide) Matt Crouch (3)
Adelaide won a scrappy contest and once again Matt Crouch was one of their best. 13 of his 39 Possessions were contested and he had 4 Clearances. It was tough to give votes in such a scrappy affair, but Crouch was probably the best player on the Ground.
Leaderboard After 7 Rounds
Keep posted for the Brownlow Medal Predictor for next week Round 8.
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