MVP BigFooty West Coast Eagles Player of the Year 2023 - Results Thread

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As another exhilarating season for West Coast draws to a close, I am once again with you to count down the top Eagles of 2023 as chosen by you. This year is a little different however as it is my last year managing the joyous task of having to relive all our 100 drubbings at the end of every season.

That honour falls to Bender_ for season 2024 (and beyond if he can be bothered) who has bravely volunteered to keep this tradition going. Three cheers for Bender_

As for the count - we are blessed to exist in a period that is probably West Coast's worst ever but we still had a few dominant individual performances throughout the season which we are here to celebrate.

Tom Barrass is the reigning champion having won it from Tim Kelly and Shannon Hurn in 2022. I have a few rounds left to tally but go nuts with some predictions below. Or don't - I don't care, I'm retiring :cool:.

Here are the 2022 results:
1st place: #37 Tom Barrass 42.29 votes 🥇

2nd place: #11 Tim Kelly 23.02 votes 🥈
3rd place: #25 Shannon Hurn 21.33 votes 🥉

4th place: #20 Jeremy McGovern 19.11 votes
5th place: #31 Jamaine Jones 19.00 votes
6th place: #27 Jack Darling 16.93 votes
7th place: #17 Josh Kennedy 14.60 votes
8th place: #8 Jack Redden 14.21 votes
9th place: #13 Luke Shuey 13.98 votes
10th place: #14 Liam Duggan 13.54 votes

11th place: #44 Junior Rioli 13.29 votes
12th place: #15 Jamie Cripps 11.76 votes
13th place: #43 Patrick Naish 10.46 votes
14th place: #14 Connor West 10.16 votes
15th place: #9 Nic Naitanui 9.85 votes
16th place: #32 Bailey Williams 9.37 votes
17th place: #6 Elliot Yeo 7.42 votes
18th place: #23 Alex Witherden 7.06 votes
19th place: #24 Xavier O'Neill 5.60 votes
20th place: #22 Isiah Winder 4.41 votes
21st place: #2 Jake Waterman 4.36 votes
23rd place (tied): #10 Sam Petrevski-Seton 4.26 votes
23rd place (tied): #1 Liam Ryan 4.26 votes
24th place: #49 Jai Culley 3.80 votes
25th place: #39 Greg Clark 3.67 votes
26th place: #3 Andrew Gaff 3.26 votes
27th place: #19 Brady Hough 3.19 votes
28th place: #40 Callum Jamieson 3.18 votes
29th place: #21 Jack Petruccelle 2.57 votes
30th place: #29 Luke Foley 2.18 votes
31st place: #30 Jackson Nelson 1.78 votes
32nd place: #41 Hugh Dixon 1.53 votes
33rd place: #35 Josh Rotham 1.46 votes
34th place: #46 Jake Florenca 1.33 votes
35th place: #42 Harry Edwards 0.75 votes
36th place: #33 Rhett Bazzo 0.49 votes
37th place: #34 Luke Strnadica 0.30 votes
38th place: #7 Zac Langdon 0.11 votes
39th place: #4 Dom Sheed 0.08 votes
41st place: #16 Luke Edwards and #26 Zane Trew 0.03 votes

Did not Poll
#34 Jack Williams
Stefan Giro
Angus Dewar
Aaron Black
Declan Mountford
Brayden Ainsworth


Did not play
#5 Brad Sheppard
#12 Oscar Allen
#18 Campbell Chesser
#28 Tom Cole
#38 Tom Joyce


Link to last year's results thread:

And previous winners:
2002 - Ben Cousins
2003 - Ben Cousins
2004 - Chris Judd
2005 - Ben Cousins
2006 - Chris Judd
2007 - Daniel Kerr
2008 - ??????
2009 - Mark Lecras
2010 - Mark Lecras
2011 - Dean Cox
2012 - Daniel Kerr
2013 - Josh Kennedy
2014 - Eric MacKenzie
2015 - Andrew Gaff
2016 - Luke Shuey
2017 - Elliot Yeo
2018 - Elliot Yeo
2019 - Luke Shuey
2020 - Nic Naitanui
2021 - Nic Naitanui
2022 - Tom Barrass

NOTE: During the count, DNP = Did Not Play and 0 = played but did not get a vote
 
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:star:1st place: #11 Tim Kelly 55.74 votes🥇 :star:

2nd place: #5 Jayden Hunt 26.73 votes 🥈
3rd place: #32 Bailey Williams 26.45 votes 🥉

4th place: #12 Oscar Allen 25.69 votes
5th place: #31 Jamaine Jones 19.65 votes
6th place: #14 Liam Duggan 19.52 votes
7th place: #13 Luke Shuey 15.60 votes
8th place: #19 Brady Hough 14.26 votes
9th place: #6 Elliot Yeo 13.85 votes
10th place: #23 Alex Witherden 11.86 votes

11th place: #7 Reuben Ginbey 11.31 votes
12th place: #8 Elijah Hewett 9.59 votes
13th place: #4 Dom Sheed 9.54 votes
14th place: #2 Jake Waterman 8.54 votes
15th place: #15 Jamie Cripps 8.19 votes
16th place: #20 Jeremy McGovern 7.90 votes
17th place: #37 Tom Barrass 7.87 votes
18th place: #3 Andrew Gaff 7.86 votes
19th place: #21 Jack Petruccelle 7.81 votes
20th place: #25 Shannon Hurn 5.88 votes
21st place: #1 Liam Ryan 5.26 votes
22nd place: #10 Sam Petrevski-Seton 5.07 votes
23rd place: #27 Jack Darling 3.72 votes
24th place: #28 Tom Cole 3.64 votes
25th place: #41 Ryan Maric 2.95 votes
26th place: #44 Noah Long 2.52 votes
27th place: #49 Jai Culley 2.40 votes
28th place: #24 Xavier O'Neill 2.07 votes
29th place: #18 Campbell Chesser 1.18 votes
30th place: #16 Luke Edwards 0.94 votes
31st place: #36 Connor West 0.65 votes
32nd place: #35 Josh Rotham 0.29 votes
33rd place: #29 Luke Foley 0.19 votes
34th place: #33 Rhett Bazzo 0.18 votes
35th place: #40 Callum Jamieson 0.07 votes
36th place: #39 Greg Clark 0.06 votes

Did not poll
#26 Zane Trew
#30 Harry Barnett
#34 Jack Williams
#42 Harry Edwards


Did not play
#9 Nic Naitanui
#22 Isiah Winder
#38 Jordyn Baker
#43 Tyrell Dewar
#45 Coby Burgiel
 
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Thanks squashface

You are the best!

Did I miss any rounds?

I will try and check myself but if you notice any could you let me know please.
 

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3 cheers for Squashie for doing this for so long.
And 3 cheers for Bender for taking it on for at least one year.

Did I miss any?
 
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Thanks squashface

You are the best!

Did I miss any rounds?

I will try and check myself but if you notice any could you let me know please.
You missed Round 6 v Port

3 cheers for Squashie for doing this for so long.
And 3 cheers for Bender for taking it on for at least one year.

Did I miss any?
You voted in every round
 

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1. Kelly
2. Allen
3. Bailey

Slim pickings after that.

4. Hunt
5. Duggan

Ummm

6. SPS (I vaguely remember him having a handful of decent games in a row, or was that last year. The awfulness is blending together.)
7. Ginbey
8. Jones
9. Witherden
10. Hurn

But I'm really guessing at who was slightly better than the worst at that point...
 
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I really dropped off in the end. Do you mind letting me know how many I need to catch up on if you can be bothered please?


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I really dropped off in the end. Do you mind letting me know how many I need to catch up on if you can be bothered please?


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You missed Round 7 v Carlton, Round 17 v Brisbane, Round 18 v Richmond, Round 19 v Carlton, Round 21 v Essendon, Round 22 v Freo, Round 23 v Dogs and Round 24 v Adelaide
 
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I missed heaps this year. Too many games where the only person I felt deserved a vote was tim Kelly followed by the 4 worst performers of the opposition team.
 
Just FYI, next season there'll be no wiping your arse for you campaigners. You miss a round and you're ****ed as far as I'm concerned.

There's a new sheriff in town and it ain't Reggie Hammond.
 
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Before we get underway tomorrow - here are the listed players who didn't manage an AFL game in 2023.

It was another year of accessing most of our list where we only had five players not play a game this year which is the same as last year.

#9 Nic Naitanui
The retiring great. Naitanui was plagued by achillies problems from the preseason which ultimately saw his season being canned around halfway through the year. A generational player who changed the way that the ruck was played, Nic retires a 3-time All Australian, 2-time John Worsfold medalist, WCE Life Member, and 2-time BF WCE POTY. Congrats on the career, Nic - we miss you already.

#22 Isiah Winder
After managing 6 games in 2022, Winder was unable to add to his tally in 2023. Injured for most of the season and only playing 6 games in the WAFL, his form at that level was strong however where he averaged 24 disposals. He was delisted and redrafted as a rookie last year on a one year deal so he remains uncontracted for 2024.

#38 Jordyn Baker
Baker is a Category B Rookie Listed player who is in his first season with the club. He showed signs in the WAFL where he played 10 games and averaged 16 disposals per game. Is probably a fair way off but has time on his side.

#43 Tyrell Dewar
Our next Category B Rookie Listed player, Dewar also didn't appear at AFL level in 2023 but did feature as an emergency. He's a natural and classy forward who has some traits that hopefully project him into being a quality AFL player. He played 10 WAFL games where he averaged 10 disposals and kicked 6 goals.

#45 Coby Burgiel
An injury plagued first season for Burgiel which saw it ended prematurely with hamstring surgery. The number 29 pick in the 2022 AFL Draft only managed 3 games at WAFL level this year where he looked classy and versatile and averaged 20 disposals. Hopefully he gets a better run at it in 2024 because he seems to have a bit to work with.
 
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First up we have the players who played but failed to poll a vote

#26 Zane Trew

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 4

John Worsfold Medal placing: 37th (4 votes)

Limited opportunities for Trew in 2023 who spent most of the year in the WAFL (where he showed form good enough to finish second in the BnF). He finally recorded his first win of his career in Round 23 v the Bulldogs where he came on as the sub and kicked a goal. Is currently uncontracted for season 2024.


#30 Harry Barnett

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 1

John Worsfold Medal placing: N/A

During our injury crisis in season 2023, the first year ruckman made a surprise debut in Round 16 v St Kilda as the sub. He recorded 2 disposals, 1 hitout and 1 tackle but was clearly not ready for AFL footy. Has time on his side so will hopefully get a better crack at it next year and beyond.


#34 Jack Williams

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 10

John Worsfold Medal placing: 36th (5 votes)

I'll preface this with the note that it is entirely possible that someone did give votes to Jack Williams in any of his 10 games but as many would just give votes to "Williams" I would count those as Bailey votes given that Jack didn't have any standout games. So if you are reading this and are thinking "hey I gave votes to Jack" then I say to you - too bad, be clearer with your voting when we have guys with the same last name. Lord help you Bender_ next season if both Bailey and Jack have good years.

Anyway - Williams had a far improved year in 2023 where he played 10 games and seemed to be the preferred second ruck in the side. He averaged 6.9 disposals, 3.2 hitouts per game and kicked 5 goals across those 10 games. Williams will be looking to add a bit more size and hopefully continue his upwards trajectory in 2024.


#42 Harry Edwards

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Total votes - N/A

Ranking - N/A

Games played - 2

John Worsfold Medal placing: 39th (1 vote)

A forgettable year for Hedwards who had pretty much his entire season wiped by injury which saw him only manage 2 games in Rounds 9 and 10. Contracted for 2024 so hopefully gets a better run at it as he has had some decent games in the past
 
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36th place - #39 Greg Clark

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Total votes
- 0.06

Ranking - 36th

Games played
- 12

Playing a lot more consecutive games than I remembered, the mature aged midfielder didn't rack up amazing numbers this year but seemed serviceable as depth in an injury ravaged year. His best game statistically probably came in Round 6 v Port Adelaide where he recorded 19 disposals with 5 tackles. Out of contract at the end of 2023.

Season averages
Disposals: 11.2
Marks: 2.6
Tackles: 2.2
Total Goals: 2

Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .DNP
2. . . . .DNP
3. . . . .DNP
4. . . . .0
5. . . . .0.06
6. . . . .0
7. . . . .0
8. . . . .0
9. . . . .0
10. . . .0
11. . . .0
12. . . .0
13. . . .0
14. . . .BYE
15. . . .DNP
16. . . .DNP
17. . . .DNP
18. . . .DNP
19. . . .DNP
20. . . .DNP
21. . . .0
22. . . .0
23. . . .DNP
24. . . .DNP

Total. . . .0.06

2022 Comparison: 25th to 36th :arrowdown:

John Worsfold Medal placing: 33rd (12 votes)

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - Kapowie1 gave Clark his only votes in Round 5 (2 votes)
 
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35th place - #40 Callum Jamieson

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Total votes
- 0.07

Ranking - 35th

Games played
- 4

Never really got going in season 2023 where he only played 4 games in a year plagued by injury and form. Jack Williams seemed to overtake him as the preferred second ruck but Jamieson still recorded his highest disposal count of his career this year where he tallied 17 disposals in Round 12 v Collingwood. Contracted until 2025.

Season averages
Disposals: 9.8
Marks: 1.8
Tackles: 2
Hitouts: 5.8

Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .0
2. . . . .DNP
3. . . . .DNP
4. . . . .DNP
5. . . . .DNP
6. . . . .DNP
7. . . . .DNP
8. . . . .DNP
9. . . . .0
10. . . .0.04
11. . . .DNP
12. . . .0.03
13. . . .DNP
14. . . .BYE
15. . . .DNP
16. . . .DNP
17. . . .DNP
18. . . .DNP
19. . . .DNP
20. . . .DNP
21. . . .DNP
22. . . .DNP
23. . . .DNP
24. . . .DNP

Total. . . .0.07

2022 Comparison: 28th to 35th :arrowdown:

John Worsfold Medal placing: 38th (3 votes)

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - BeornJ (1 vote in Round 10) and ArdentEagle (1 vote in Round 12) gave Jamieson his only votes
 
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34th place - #33 Rhett Bazzo

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Total votes - 0.18

Ranking - 34th

Games played
- 11

A tough year for the developing key defender who featured as the sub twice as well as being subbed off once. Didn't get much continuity in his game in season 2023 but had a few decent showings where he recorded early-teens disposal counts. Statistically, his best game was probably in Round 12 v Collingwood where he recorded 13 disposals and 3 marks which is also the only game he polled votes in.

Season averages
Disposals: 8.6
Marks: 3.1
Tackles: 0.7

Round. . .Votes
1. . . . .DNP
2. . . . .DNP
3. . . . .DNP
4. . . . .DNP
5. . . . .DNP
6. . . . .0
7. . . . .0
8. . . . .DNP
9. . . . .DNP
10. . . .0
11. . . .0
12. . . .0.18
13. . . .0
14. . . .BYE
15. . . .0
16. . . .0
17. . . .0
18. . . .DNP
19. . . .0
20. . . .0
21. . . .DNP
22. . . .DNP
23. . . .DNP
24. . . .DNP

Total. . . .0.18

2022 Comparison: 36th to 34th :arrowup:

John Worsfold Medal placing: 35th (7 votes)

BigFooty Poster with the biggest crush - eaglespremiers (1), DanWA (2), TassieEagle (1), Spod (1), Altum Volantes (1) and omgfridge (1) gave Bazzo his only votes - all in Round 12 v Collingwood
 

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