Game Day 2019 Brownlow- Us & the rest

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Marstermind

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I dunno. I goal umpire in local footy and most weeks the field umpires don't know or can't agree. And they don't have the pressure of AFL guys. They simply aren't watching for who's playing well. Half the time they aren't even aware of the score. Fyfe, Dangerfield, Cripps et al are all wonderful players, but it's safe to just vote for them without really analysing who was most influential. Interesting that the coaches had Bontempelli as clear best and Cunnington in the Top 10 but neither got anywhere near winning.

Time to get with it for the Brownlow.
 

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Boomerfan99

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Cunnington is just a workhorse who gets the job done week after week. Makes perfect sense that Shaun Higgins, with his flair and skill is the one the umpires notice.
But as many have said on this board, Higgo took a massive dive this year and had some pretty ordinary games.
 

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Tbh, unless a North players wins an award, I could care less. However, on this occasion. I am going to enjoy sh*t teasing my Carlton supporting mates about this. “Cripps is the GOAT” “Crippa is the man”, Lol. Those Nuffies thought he had it in the bag. Somebody even changed his Wikipedia page, to say ‘2019 Brownlow Medalist’ halfway through the Brownlow lol.
 

Shermanator

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Yeah he really ought to have had a look of despair on his face.

He just won his second Brownlow, dude.
Mate this bloke makes documentaries of himself doing preseason with NFL teams to promote his ‘brand’. Fyfe ‘brand’ first, team second..

At least I know we’re only competing with 16 other teams for a flag because Freo will never win one with him as their skipper..
 

Marstermind

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This award should be renamed The Brownlow Midfielders medal, it is only them that the whistleblowers prefer.
Not even a midfielder medal. Cunnington is the midfielder who has become a contested beast. He got less than 1/3 of the votes of the winner. Ricky Henderson got as many. 10 votes. No North bias here. Higgins 18 is ridiculous. Be a midfielder, get it on the outside, use it well, have a high profile. Otherwise forget it. Totally stupid award.
 

Snake_Baker

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I think Higgins' 18 votes is the best s


Not even a midfielder medal. Cunnington is the midfielder who has become a contested beast. He got less than 1/3 of the votes of the winner. Ricky Henderson got as many. 10 votes. No North biad here. Higgins 18 is ridiculous. Be a midfielder, get it on the outside, use it well, have a high profile. Otherwise forget it. Totally stupid award.
It's just another marketing exercise.

It's won by "product friendly" players these days.

I expect Fyfe will launch a complete range of designer cosmetics later in the week.
 

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roos_fanatic08

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Cunners criminally underrated.

Fyfe was a deserving winner, he was fantastic all year. He leads from the front with his effort and preparation. He gets the footy on the inside/outside and is strong in the air. Can’t really fault him as a footballer. Yeah he fancies himself a bit, but he isn’t on Dangerfield level. That bloke needs to upper cut himself. Flog of epic proportions.

Would be nice if they had to change the voting structure so it wasn’t so midfielder orientated.
 

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