MVP BigFooty West Coast Eagles Player of the Year 2020 - Results Thread - Countdown is on! 24th place revealed!

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1. Nic Nat
2. Sheppard
3. Ryan

Gap

Throw a towel over the next few
4. Shuey
5. Kennedy
6. Darling
7. Barrass

To round out the top 10

8. Gaff
9. Kelly
10. Duggan
 

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From the updated OP

Well our season ended with a whimper and now we have to endure the inevitable Vic wankfest as Richmond and Geelong face off in a Grand Final but we still must review our year and find out who was the board's most valued player.

The votes have been tallied and we have our winner so over the next few weeks we will countdown who you thought was our best. From the Braydens and Brendons to the Nics and Liams, who will be our winner?

I'll be starting the count mid next week and aim to post a couple of players a day until we get to the Top 10 when it will be one player per day.

Last year Luke Shuey denied Elliot Yeo his threepeat in a nailbiting close finish that was decided by less than a vote, here are the 2019 results:

1. Luke Shuey 38.89
2. Elliot Yeo 38.41
3. Brad Sheppard 35.02
4. Dom Sheed 29.18
5. Jack Darling 28.84
6. Andrew Gaff 26.84
7. Shannon Hurn 23.40
8. Liam Ryan 18.16
9. Lewis Jetta 16.33
10. Josh Kennedy 12.83
11. Willie Rioli 12.06
12. Jamie Cripps 11.70
13. Tom Hickey 11.37
14. Jack Redden 9.02
15. Jeremy McGovern 8.68
16. Tom Barrass 7.51
17. Nic Naitanui 6.76
18. Jack Petruccelle 5.03
19. Oscar Allen 4.13
20. Liam Duggan 3.73
21. Jake Waterman 2.66
22. Jarrod Cameron 2.42
23. Chris Masten 1.98
24. Jackson Nelson 1.20
25. Mark Hutchings 0.92
26. Josh Rotham/Francis Watson 0.68
27. Francis Watson/Josh Rotham 0.68
28. Will Schofield 0.53
29. Daniel Venables 0.50
30. Tom Cole 0.45
31. Nathan Vardy 0.04
32. Jarrod Brander 0.03

Did not place: Brendon Ah Chee, Josh Smith

Did not play: Hamish Brayshaw, Xavier O'Neill, Luke Foley, Bailey Williams, Brayden Ainsworth, Kurt Mutimer, Matt Allen, Fraser McInnes, Keegan Brooksby, Harry Edwards, Brodie Riach, Patrick Bines


NOTE: During the count, DNP = Did Not Play and 0 = played but did not get a vote
 
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squashface

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Before we get started on the actual count, here are the players that failed to play a game in 2020:

18. Daniel Venables
Did not play in any capacity this season and there are fears for his future in the game after suffering a nasty concussion last season.

19. Nathan Vardy
Had another year in the wilderness where he suffered from injury and form which sidelined him all season.

26. Francis Watson
Sadly tore his ACL at training this year and due to shortened lists may struggle to keep his spot on the list for 2021.

38. Ben Johnson
Had a bad case of Partington's Disease this year and was pretty anonymous all season, mostly due to injury as he didn't get much scrimmage time.

40. Callum Jamieson
Our beanpole project ruck had a development year in his first season and was never really close to a senior birth. Spent time all over the ground due to the limited players available for scrimmages and should be good for the experience. Long term prospect.

43. Anthony Treacy
Didn't even manage to cop an emergency spot this season despite all our small forwards being broken so you would think he may struggle to get a list spot in 2021.

44. Willie Rioli
We all know the story here, as does hungrytiger.

45. Mitch O'Neill
Highly rated by this board, Mitch had a stress back injury this season and spent most of the year at home in Tasmania in rehab. Returned to the club and looked in good shape so hopefully he gets another go at it next year and beyond.


Players who played but did not score a vote will be tomorrow before the actual count starts on Wednesday.
 

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squashface

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Next up we have the players who played but failed to poll a vote

#21 Jack Petruccelle

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 6

Struggled this year due to injury and form as well as not being able to develop/return from injury in the WAFL. Only kicked the 2 goals for the year and his best game probably came v St Kilda where he recorded 11 disposals. Signed a 3 year deal at the end of the season.

Season averages:
Disposals: 7
Marks: 1.5
Goals (total): 0.3 (2)
Tackles: 1.2

2019 Comparison - 18th to Did not poll


#22 Hamish Brayshaw

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 1

Only played the 1 game this year when we were severely undermanned against St Kilda. Didn't show a whole heap as he was played out of position as a forward but you would suspect he will be moved on at the end of the year.

Stats in his only game:
Disposals: 5
Marks: 1
Behinds: 1
Tackles: 1


#29 Luke Foley

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 1

Played the final game of the season and had a quiet day. Signed a 1 year contract at the end of the season so would hope he shows a bit more next season.

Stats in his only game:
Disposals: 3
Marks: 2
Tackles: 1


#32 Bailey Williams

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 3

The big fella showed some promising signs in his first 3 games of his career. A powerful leap and strong set of hands shows he has the tools to be an excellent ruckman for us for many years to come. Kicked his first career goal against Essendon which was pretty tasty.

Season averages:
Disposals: 7
Marks: 1.7
Goals (total): 0.3 (1)
Tackles: 1.7
Hitouts: 8


#34 Mark Hutchings

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 3

Hutch's season was destroyed by injury and he struggled to finish games. The premiership midfielder's hamstrings caused him worries this year and he remains without a contract for 2021.

Season averages:
Disposals: 8
Marks: 1.7
Tackles: 1.3

2019 Comparison - 25th to Did not poll


#39 Jarrod Cameron

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 5

Never really looked like reaching the heights of his debut season this year after missing the preseason due to OP. He struggled to move around the ground and only managed to kick 2 goals. Hopefully an injury free preseason allows him to have another crack at a small forward spot.

Season averages:
Disposals: 4.8
Marks: 1
Goals (total): 0.4 (2)
Tackles: 2.2

2019 Comparison - 22nd to Did not poll

#42 Harry Edwards

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 1

Looked promising in his singular game for the year before concussion ended his day early. Harry would be excited to have another go next year as with Schofield retiring, he would be next in line for a game behind Gov and TB.

Stats in his only game:
Disposals: 3
Intercepts: 2


#46 Nic Reid

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 3

Huge effort to play AFL footy after being in the amateurs not too long ago. Reid struggled with the pace at the top level but he was good for pressure and managed to kick a snag courtesy of Darling. Uncontracted for next year and unlikely to be retained.

Season averages:
Disposals: 7
Marks: 0.3
Goals (total): 0.3 (1)
Tackles: 2.7
 
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29th place - #16 Tom Hickey

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Total votes - 0.04

Ranking - 29th

Games played - 3

The big man only played 3 games this year and the first 2 (vs Melbourne before the shutdown and Port in that disastrous first hub) he was tried as the number 2 to Nic. This obviously didn't work at all so he was sent back to the scrimmages for the rest of the year apart from the Bulldogs game where he came in to spell NN. This Bulldogs game was statistically his best game where he knocked up 28 hitouts. Achieved his only vote for the season in Round 4 v Port where hudson2006 awarded him with 1.

Season averages:
Disposals: 5.3
Marks: 1.7
Hitouts: 14
Clearances: 2

Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .0
2. . . . .DNP
3. . . . .DNP
4. . . . .0.04
5. . . . .DNP
6. . . . .DNP
7. . . . .DNP
8. . . . .DNP
9. . . . .DNP
11. . . .DNP
12. . . .DNP
13. . . .DNP
14. . . .DNP
15. . . .DNP
16. . . .0
17. . . .DNP
18. . . .DNP
EF. . . .DNP

Total. . . .0.04

2019 Comparison - 13th to 29th ⬇

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - hudson2006 gave him his only vote in Round 4!
 
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28th place - #24 Xavier O'Neill

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Total votes - 0.06

Ranking - 28th

Games played - 5

Skinny X was one of the shining lights this year in terms of youngsters. Debuting in Round 13 vs GWS, Xavier played every game in the condensed fixture before losing his spot for the final H&A game of the season. His quick hands and neat footskills coupled with his apparent footy smarts got him a 1 year extension and there is hope that we have got ourselves a keeper here. His best game came in Round 14 vs Richmond where he recorded 16 disposals and 4 marks.

Season averages:
Disposals: 9.8
Marks: 1.8
Goals (total): 0.2 (1)
Tackles: 1.8

Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .DNP
2. . . . .DNP
3. . . . .DNP
4. . . . .DNP
5. . . . .DNP
6. . . . .DNP
7. . . . .DNP
8. . . . .DNP
9. . . . .DNP
11. . . .DNP
12. . . .DNP
13. . . .0
14. . . .0.06
15. . . .0
16. . . .0
17. . . .0
18. . . .DNP
EF. . . .DNP

Total. . . .0.06

2019 Comparison: Did not play to 28th ⬆

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - Shifty1 and Carbine Chaos gave him his only votes (1 each) in Round 14!
 
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27th place - #33 Brayden Ainsworth

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Total votes - 0.09

Ranking - 27th

Games played - 9

Despite being officially crowned the new BF whipping boy, Ainsworth managed 9 games including the final in his 3rd season of AFL footy. It seemed throughout the season that he was the first choice as a backup mid/HF and performed admirably in that tagging role. Brayden's best statistical game of the season came in the derby in Round 7 where he recorded 12 disposals and 7 marks.

Season averages:
Disposals: 8.6
Marks: 2.9
Goals (total): 0.3 (3)
Tackles: 1.3

Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .DNP
2. . . . .DNP
3. . . . .DNP
4. . . . .DNP
5. . . . .DNP
6. . . . .0
7. . . . .0
8. . . . .0
9. . . . .0
11. . . .DNP
12. . . .0
13. . . .DNP
14. . . .DNP
15. . . .DNP
16. . . .0.07
17. . . .0
18. . . .0.03
EF. . . .0

Total. . . .0.09

2019 Comparison: Did not play to 27th ⬆

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - Bleedblueandgold BeornJ and ioppolo (1 each) gave him his only votes across Round 16 and Round 18!
 

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26th place - #23 Lewis Jetta

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Total votes - 0.27

Ranking - 26th

Games played - 6

A fall from grace for the premiership defender in 2020. Jetta started the year in the side and played the first 4 rounds of the season before being dropped and not recalled until rounds 15 and 16. A calf injury sustained in the Round 16 game vs the Bulldogs sidelined him for the rest of the H&A season and he was unable to regain his spot for the Elimination Final. Currently sits in limbo without a contract for 2021 and his fate probably depends on list sizes for 2021. Would be a sad way for the champion to go out if he is delisted this season. His best game came in Round 1 vs Melbourne where he recorded 18 disposals and kicked a goal and looked primed for a big year before the shutdown.

Season averages:
Disposals: 14.3
Marks: 3.7
Goals (total): 0.2 (1)
Tackles: 2.7
Rebound 50s: 3.2

Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .0.03
2. . . . .0.13
3. . . . .0
4. . . . .0.07
5. . . . .DNP
6. . . . .DNP
7. . . . .DNP
8. . . . .DNP
9. . . . .DNP
11. . . .DNP
12. . . .DNP
13. . . .DNP
14. . . .DNP
15. . . .0
16. . . .0.03
17. . . .DNP
18. . . .DNP
EF. . . .DNP

Total. . . .0.27

2019 Comparison: 9th to 26th ⬇

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - Mighty Eagles (2 votes)
 
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25th place - #47 Jamaine Jones

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Total votes - 0.45

Ranking - 25th

Games played - 2

Two promising games from one of the last additions to our list in the offseason. Jones was delisted from Geelong in 2019 and picked up by us in the SSP. He played in the first QLD hub in the Round 4 v Port and Round 5 v Swans game and provided good pressure (laid 8 tackles in his two games) and skills during our small forward crisis. A hamstring injury in the Swans game ended his year early and remains uncontracted for next season but as he seems to have survived the first list cull, hopefully he gets another gig next year. Promising young player. Should have finished in the Top 10 (obligatory sponsor post).

Season averages:
Disposals: 10.5
Marks: 2.5
Tackles: 4


Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .DNP
2. . . . .DNP
3. . . . .DNP
4. . . . .0.41
5. . . . .0.05
6. . . . .DNP
7. . . . .DNP
8. . . . .DNP
9. . . . .DNP
11. . . .DNP
12. . . .DNP
13. . . .DNP
14. . . .DNP
15. . . .DNP
16. . . .DNP
17. . . .DNP
18. . . .DNP
EF. . . .DNP

Total. . . .0.45

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - Carbine Chaos (5 votes)
 
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24th place - #15 Jamie Cripps

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Total votes - 0.66

Ranking - 24th

Games played - 14

A down year as a whole for the premiership forward. Cripps started the year in poor form; despite playing the first 14 rounds, he only received votes in Rounds 9 and 13 before he left the second hub to be home for the birth of his child. Cripps returned for the Elimination Final and was one of our best where he received 0.59 of his 0.66 votes and had 17 disposals which was his highest tally for the year. Only kicked multiple goals once this season when he had 2 against Sydney in Round 5.

Season averages:
Disposals: 11.9
Marks: 2.6
Goals (total): 0.6 (9)
Tackles: 3.2


Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .0
2. . . . .0
3. . . . .0
4. . . . .0
5. . . . .0
6. . . . .0
7. . . . .0
8. . . . .0
9. . . . .0.02
11. . . .0
12. . . .0
13. . . .0.04
14. . . .0
15. . . .DNP
16. . . .DNP
17. . . .DNP
18. . . .DNP
EF. . . .0.59

Total. . . .0.66

2019 Comparison: 12th to 24th ⬇

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - Sw3Et (4 votes)
 

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