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mike91

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 13, 2011
9,426
13,420
Melbourne
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Fremantle
Tabs will get screwed in the final 22 for a midfielder. Petracca has been a midfielder all season, watch them put him or Bont as a forward
 

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Harry Reems

Premiership Player
Aug 28, 2010
4,462
8,603
Perth
AFL Club
Fremantle
Nat Fyfe has won a fifth Geoff Christian Medal, extending his record in the ABC Grandstand award that recognises the best performing Fremantle or West Coast player in a season.

The Fremantle captain finished the year with 20 votes, four ahead of runner-up Luke Ryan.

Fyfe held a two-vote lead heading into the final round and polled a maximum three votes against the Western Bulldogs with 23 disposals and two goals.

Ryan was awarded one vote for his 25 disposal and nine mark performance.

The 2020 win goes with Fyfe’s 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 awards.

“It’s nice to win the Geoff Christian award,” Fyfe told ABC Grandstand.

“I think our year has been, on the whole, a step forward in some areas. We got off to a shaky start as we ingrained a new game plan, blooding new players into different positions. I think we started to get some consistency towards the back end and hopefully we now have a decent platform to be able to approach season 2021.

“My season this year has been a different style. I’ve played a little bit more efficiently, a little bit smarter - saved some petrol tickets to be able to get through the season. I think (against the Bulldogs) was probably going back to the 2014, 15, 16 version of me, tractoring around, hunting the footy.”


Michael Walters finished fourth in the final standings with 14 votes while Andrew Brayshaw was tied for fifth with 12 votes.

Fyfe stands ahead of the pack in award’s history, with Matthew Pavlich (three) the only other player to win the award more than twice with Paul Hasleby, Lachie Neale, Daniel Kerr and Matthew Priddis the other multiple winners.
 

wayToGo_

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 24, 2015
12,029
37,228
AFL Club
Fremantle
So if everything goes to plan we look like having
- 3 in the U22 team
- 1 AA team
- 3 AA squad
- 1 rising star

That's a good year for player awards
Could have two in the AA team. Ryan should be a lock as the best interceptor and Fyfe should only not be in if the 3 missed games cost him.

Reckon Fyfe will do a lot better in the Brownlow count than people are giving him credit for as well. Have they learnt nothing from last year? Anyone who has watched Fyfe play up close knows how much he stands out amongst his elite peers. That's the view the umpires get and why he polls so well at the Brownlow.
 

Tbonefreo

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 13, 2013
5,349
5,866
Wagga
AFL Club
Fremantle
Could have two in the AA team. Ryan should be a lock as the best interceptor and Fyfe should only not be in if the 3 missed games cost him.

Reckon Fyfe will do a lot better in the Brownlow count than people are giving him credit for as well. Have they learnt nothing from last year? Anyone who has watched Fyfe play up close knows how much he stands out amongst his elite peers. That's the view the umpires get and why he polls so well at the Brownlow.
Im confident fyfe will collect a 3rd brownlow. He only needs to take a grab and he gets votes
 

Snuffaluphagus

Moderator
Sep 10, 2015
6,720
19,962
AFL Club
Fremantle
Could have two in the AA team. Ryan should be a lock as the best interceptor and Fyfe should only not be in if the 3 missed games cost him.

Reckon Fyfe will do a lot better in the Brownlow count than people are giving him credit for as well. Have they learnt nothing from last year? Anyone who has watched Fyfe play up close knows how much he stands out amongst his elite peers. That's the view the umpires get and why he polls so well at the Brownlow.
I dont think that would be fair to some other midfielders who have legitimately been better than him this year.

Yeah, he's gone under the radar becaue he hasnt be superman Fyfe but I think enough mids have been better than him that it would be unfair for him to be named ahead of them.

Steele, Boak, Neale, Bont and Guthrie have all been better mids this year.

I suppose they MIGHT try to sneak him in on a flank
 

Square Peg

Premiership Player
Jul 20, 2014
4,541
9,763
Fremantle WA
AFL Club
Fremantle
I dont think that would be fair to some other midfielders who have legitimately been better than him this year.

Yeah, he's gone under the radar becaue he hasnt be superman Fyfe but I think enough mids have been better than him that it would be unfair for him to be named ahead of them.

Steele, Boak, Neale, Bont and Guthrie have all been better mids this year.

I suppose they MIGHT try to sneak him in on a flank
Fyfe has been well ahead of Danger, Dusty and Pendles though. I won't mind if Fyfe misses out as long as none of them make it.
I think Fyfe may sneak in as an interchange. Not a bad impact player coming off the bench.
 

Snuffaluphagus

Moderator
Sep 10, 2015
6,720
19,962
AFL Club
Fremantle
Fyfe has been well ahead of Danger, Dusty and Pendles though. I won't mind if Fyfe misses out as long as none of them make it.
I think Fyfe may sneak in as an interchange. Not a bad impact player coming off the bench.
Think Dangerfield will take the one spot that probably goes between those 4. Fyfe missing 3 games hurts him.

Martin should absolutely not make it and Pendles has missed almost a qtr of the season
 

Fat Nyfe

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 18, 2012
6,609
12,952
Melbourne
AFL Club
Fremantle
Could have two in the AA team. Ryan should be a lock as the best interceptor and Fyfe should only not be in if the 3 missed games cost him.

Reckon Fyfe will do a lot better in the Brownlow count than people are giving him credit for as well. Have they learnt nothing from last year? Anyone who has watched Fyfe play up close knows how much he stands out amongst his elite peers. That's the view the umpires get and why he polls so well at the Brownlow.
The Brownlow predictor has Neale winning with 21 votes. 21 is well within Fyfe's grasp if that's how it pans out, considering how well he polls. Currently $51
 

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