MVP 2022 Nick "426" Smith Memorial Trophy Leader-Board

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FootyGuy13

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With our Round 1 Grand Final rematch done and the voting for it ending midway through the rest of the game, about time I put this up.
It's the 2022 edition of the Melbourne Board's MVP main thread; the Nick "426" Smith Memorial Trophy. Now that we have something new in the trophy cabinet that isn't from the reserves or that weird AFLX era of dominance, it will be interesting to see which players rise or fall as we try to maintain our No.1 spot. Petracca has been doing very well to win the last two 426 trophies but Oliver is never too far behind having finished Top 3 in this every year since 2017 and winning everything that wasn't this last year. The voting and points system is still what it has been, I just hope that the voting turnout continues to grow off the back of a premiership.

Honour Roll (Bluey Truscott placings)

2021 - Christian Petracca (2nd)
2020 - Christian Petracca (1st)
2019 - Max Gawn (=1st)
2018 - Max Gawn (1st)
2017 - Clayton Oliver (1st)
2016 - Max Gawn (3rd)
2015 - Tom McDonald (3rd)
2014 - Nathan Jones (1st)
2013 - Nathan Jones (1st)
2012 - Nathan Jones (1st)
2011 - Jack Trengove (5th)
2010 - Brad Green (1st)
2009 - Aaron Davey (1st)
2008 - Brad Green (3rd)*
2007 - Nathan Jones (2nd)
2006 - Brock McLean (3rd)
2005 - Brent Moloney (3rd)
2004 - Adem Yze (3rd)
2003 - Abandoned after Round 3
2002 - Adem Yze (6th)
2001 - Started in Round 10
 
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FootyGuy13

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Round 1 v Bulldogs
10 - Christian Petracca (76)
9 - Ben Brown (49)
8 - Ed Langdon (31)
7 - Alex Neal-Bullen (17)
6 - Joel Smith (16)


Round 2 v Suns
10 - Jake Bowey (41)
9 - Christian Petracca (31)
8 - Luke Jackson (28)
7 - Clayton Oliver (9)
6 - Steven May (3)


Round 3 v Bombers
10 - Clayton Oliver (79.167)
9 - Angus Brayshaw (56.167)
8 - Ed Langdon (27.167)
7 - Sam Weideman (23.167)
6 - James Harmes (12)


Round 4 v Power
10 - Max Gawn (51)
9 - Steven May (50)
8 - Ed Langdon (18)
7 - James Harmes (14)
6 - James Jordon (12)


Round 5 v Giants
10 - Steven May (60)
9 - Christian Petracca (43)
8 - Max Gawn (30)
7 - Kysaiah Pickett (21.5)
6 - Clayton Oliver (17)


Round 6 v Tigers
10 - Steven May (51)
9 - Clayton Oliver (46)
8 - Harrison Petty (41)
7 - Jake Bowey (12)
6 - Tom Sparrow (12)


Leader Board After Round 6
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Round 7 v Hawks
10 - Max Gawn (97)
9 - Steven May (40)
8 - Christian Petracca (24)
7 - Clayton Oliver (23)
6 - Ben Brown (21)


Round 8 v Saints
10 - Ed Langdon (66)
9 - Angus Brayshaw (55)
8 - Clayton Oliver (26)
7 - Kysaiah Pickett (15)
6 - Steven May (13)


Round 9 v Eagles
10 - Jack Viney (73)
9 - Kysaiah Pickett (38)
8 - Christian Petracca (24)
7 - Angus Brayshaw (15)
6 - Tom McDonald (10)


Round 10 v Kangaroos
10 - Clayton Oliver (158)
9 - Jake Lever (5)
7.5 - Christian Petracca (4)
7.5 - Luke Jackson (4)
6 - James Jordon (2)


Round 11 v Fremantle
10 - Clayton Oliver (51)
9 - Jack Viney (20)
8 - Angus Brayshaw (18)
7 - Tom Sparrow (12)
6 - Toby Bedford (4)


Leader Board After Round 11
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Round 12 v Sydney
10 - Max Gawn (92)
9 - Angus Brayshaw (22)
8 - Jack Viney (20)
7 - Clayton Oliver (9)
6 - James Jordon (6)


Round 13 v Collingwood
10 - Angus Brayshaw (53)
9 - Clayton Oliver (40)
8 - Jack Viney (32)
7 - Harrison Petty (17)
6 - James Jordon (10)


Round 14 v Bye

Round 15 v Lions
10 - Jack Viney (76)
9 - Jake Lever (43)
8 - Luke Jackson (23)
7 - James Jordon (17)
6 - Angus Brayshaw (16)

 
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FootyGuy13

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6 rounds in and we have back-to-back seasons of a defender being in front a quarter-way into the H&A season.

Steven May is also the first player to have 2 BOG performances, with Oliver and Petracca the only others within a game of the lead right now. Langdon was a part of the leading pack, was even at the front after Round 4, but know is outside the main 3 but with a good gap in front of Gawn, Bowey and Harmes.

Let's compare May's start to the season with other seasons.
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FootyGuy13

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Now that streak has finished, let's look at who got into the points. A winning streak like this seems to happen only once a decade or so, so there hasn't been too many opportunities to analyse such a long run.

Here's the 17 game streak.
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If we compare that to the 17-game 2020 season, and the first 17 games of every other season, we can see that Petracca's score of 101.5 is pretty high for 17 games, with 14.5 points over next best Oliver and May the best of the rest. The ruckmen duo of Gawn and Jackson swap positions compared to 2021 and Langdon gets a boost from his 2022 form.

2021 Top 10 finishers Lever, Salem and McDonald finish outside the Top 10 for the streak due to lack of form or injury giving Brown, Brayshaw and Pickett the spotlight here, with only Viney and Fritsch being the difference between this season's Top 10 and this.

Plenty more games left in the season.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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Oliver looking like running away with it. Was his first or second half of the season better last year?

Also looking like he could win back to back AFLCA awards. Only polled two in the loss to Freo but still five votes ahead of Neale in second place.

Would be I believe the only player to win it twice other than GAJ (who won three in a row). Won his first in his sixth season like GAJ too (but one year older).
 

rhaz

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Oliver looking like running away with it. Was his first or second half of the season better last year?
If you go by Brownlow votes, his first half. 20 votes up to round 11, then 11 votes in the remaining 11 rounds. Although the second half of the season also had more losses... it's easier to in the AFLCA than the Brownlow to still poll when you lose.
 

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