MVP AFL 2020 Brownlow Medal Count

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Papa G

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 13, 2006
25,483
51,894
The Bitter End
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
The entire award and night completely lacks substance. Its typical AFL PR nonsense. From the horrendous red carpet, the count itself, the presentation, to the vote itself, it its just a pile of hokey rubbish. I cant watch it, and only switched on with 5 rounds left to see how Trav was going.
The AFL needs a highest individual award but this isn't the way to do it. Perhaps a rotating group of past players and administrators or something, I'm not sure.
But I won't hold my breath waiting. The AFL needs to do a lot of things to improve but is so nailed to its pissy little "traditions" its a joke.
This sport badly needs a Super Lesgue style shake up.
Channel 7 Malbun is a huge part of the problem. They are just so bad, haven't had an original thought on better production in decades and are singularly focused on the Victorian market at the expense of all others.
 

finbarr

Premium Platinum
Jun 19, 2005
33,248
114,088
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Channel 7 Malbun is a huge part of the problem. They are just so bad, haven't had an original thought on better production in decades and are singularly focused on the Victorian market at the expense of all others.

The coverage of AFL was better for that window when the FTA rights were split between 9 and 10.
 

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Holden Hillbilly

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 8, 2004
12,439
14,799
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Liverpool, St. Pauls Old Scholars
Neale became the eighth player in the AFL era to outpoll an entire opposing team. In fact, he outpolled two of them.

Adelaide polled 20 votes as a collective in its three-game season, while North Melbourne was slightly more impressive with 27 votes - but again, behind Neale’s 31 votes.
 

Holden Hillbilly

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 8, 2004
12,439
14,799
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Liverpool, St. Pauls Old Scholars
Perhaps the umpires need to have a chat with the coaches about what to look for in games.

Remarkably, nine players were declared best on ground this season in the coaches’ votes but didn’t even poll a single Brownlow vote.

Dane Rampe (Round 8), Dom Sheed (R11), Zach Merrett (R11), Ed Curnow (R12), Tom Barrass (R12), Liam Ryan (R15), Nat Fyfe (R15), Nick Haynes (R15) and Tom Rockliff (R17) all polled the maximum 10 coaches’ votes in those rounds.
 

finbarr

Premium Platinum
Jun 19, 2005
33,248
114,088
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Perhaps the umpires need to have a chat with the coaches about what to look for in games.

Remarkably, nine players were declared best on ground this season in the coaches’ votes but didn’t even poll a single Brownlow vote.

Dane Rampe (Round 8), Dom Sheed (R11), Zach Merrett (R11), Ed Curnow (R12), Tom Barrass (R12), Liam Ryan (R15), Nat Fyfe (R15), Nick Haynes (R15) and Tom Rockliff (R17) all polled the maximum 10 coaches’ votes in those rounds.
It comes down to which players call the umpire "sir" and which players don't.
 

TeeKray

Moderator
Mar 1, 2014
12,721
67,846
Perth
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Walsh's mark was pretty good and better than the other 2 noms. But if that's the best 3 all year it's been a pretty ordinary season.
Duursma probably took half a dozen marks just as spectacularly courageous including one in that same game and one which was later shown in the round highlights package against the Bulldogs. Laughable that they pluck that one out and go - "yep, that one, that's mark of the year!".
 

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Eddie Dingle

Some more cheese please
Apr 16, 2007
34,827
65,288
Joppa Road
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Walsh's mark was pretty good and better than the other 2 noms. But if that's the best 3 all year it's been a pretty ordinary season.
Yeah it's weird because there were a couple of really good hangers by Charlie Cameron alone that could have taken it out. Walsh's mark was good and courageous but to call it Riewoldt or Brown like is comical.
 

finbarr

Premium Platinum
Jun 19, 2005
33,248
114,088
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
They once gave Matthew Lloyd GOTY for dropping the ball onto his back heel from half a metre out, in the same season Daniel Motlop booted the most audacious on the run wrong side banana from 50 out on the boundary.

Im not sure why anyone acts surprised anymore when these calls are made.
 

Doctor Feel

Shitposter In Chief
Mar 30, 2009
63,893
178,022
#BringBackTheBars
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Mark/Goal shouldn't be a thing on Brownlow night.

fu** the whole Brownlow night off and have an award for Forwards/Mids/Defenders + MVP (just becuase you win midfield doesn't mean you get MVP) - or revamp the voting completely. Why even attend the night as a defender or forward for anything but free piss.

Inb4 Dusty wins both Midfield and Forward because 'he floats forward bro'

It is truly a dated award with a shoddy voting structure fit a backwards competition, which I guess makes it perfect for the AFL in it's current state.
 

Smartys Power

Premium Platinum
Jul 19, 2010
19,116
16,615
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Mark/Goal shouldn't be a thing on Brownlow night.

fu** the whole Brownlow night off and have an award for Forwards/Mids/Defenders + MVP (just becuase you win midfield doesn't mean you get MVP) - or revamp the voting completely. Why even attend the night as a defender or forward for anything but free piss.

Inb4 Dusty wins both Midfield and Forward because 'he floats forward bro'

It is truly a dated award with a shoddy voting structure fit a backwards competition, which I guess makes it perfect for the AFL in it's current state.
Free piss is a pretty good reason to attend.
 

Alberton Proud

Norm Smith Medallist
May 24, 2012
5,811
13,163
Beachside
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Perhaps the umpires need to have a chat with the coaches about what to look for in games.

Remarkably, nine players were declared best on ground this season in the coaches’ votes but didn’t even poll a single Brownlow vote.

Dane Rampe (Round 8), Dom Sheed (R11), Zach Merrett (R11), Ed Curnow (R12), Tom Barrass (R12), Liam Ryan (R15), Nat Fyfe (R15), Nick Haynes (R15) and Tom Rockliff (R17) all polled the maximum 10 coaches’ votes in those rounds.
That's equally amazing and unsurprising
 

Eddie Dingle

Some more cheese please
Apr 16, 2007
34,827
65,288
Joppa Road
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
They once gave Matthew Lloyd GOTY for dropping the ball onto his back heel from half a metre out, in the same season Daniel Motlop booted the most audacious on the run wrong side banana from 50 out on the boundary.

Im not sure why anyone acts surprised anymore when these calls are made.
That decision is still the gold standard of Vic bias. 2007 iirc. That, the Cameron Ling best looking and Ted best bloke awards are why I disregard every AFL award outside The CA and PA awards.
 

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