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dogwatch

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Don’t see either of those guys doing it.

(Dunks would be poor in the first quarter of the year, Jacko mystifyingly doesn’t poll well in the B&F - remember that year when he had a terrific year and JJ with a middling season beat him?)

I could see Crozier or Naughton in world where structural dependence and coaches instructions being followed and generally playing your role are weighed higher in the B&F. Bont though usually does those things pretty well as well.
Macrae has always polled well in the CSM. Only reason Hunter beat him (by just 1 vote) last year was he played more games.
 

House_of_Dahl

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Can anyone envisage Paddy Dow, LDU or Cerra being an AA, leading their team to a flag, winning the B&F and getting 20 Brownlow votes next year?

Just incredible that he was able to do all that at the age of 20 in just his 3rd season.

What a privilege it has been to watch this supremely talented young man run around in a Red, White and Blue jumper.

I never thought I would love a player as much as I loved Chris Grant but Bont has gone past him for me.
I'd never really thought about it in these terms, but if Bont played for any other team I'd probably only see a couple of his games each year. As it is I've seen possibly every AFL game of a generational AFL legend. What a privilege as you say. Long may it continue!
 

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Unorth

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Bont wins on 107 votes; next best was Dangerfield on 90.

Not only is there a congratulations in order for Bont- we also have Jack Macrae and Josh Dunkley finishing 9th and 10th respectively in the coaches awards. We have three of the top 10 mids in the game. How great is that.
 

Scary_Foot_9

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God the media must absolutely just hate him, he gives them just absolutely nothing to work with at all (see his interview on 360 just now).

He’s honed the perfect inoffensive answer in his head to every possible question before it’s even asked.
 

sackofballs

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Counted all the AFLCA voting for Bulldogs players throughout the season here is the final tally:
AFLCA Votes1234567891011121314151617181920212223Total
Marcus Bontempelli105109181BYE2591099568107
Jack Macrae48BYE758639686575
Josh Dunkley51052BYE1051041101072
Caleb Daniel162335BYE7330
Lachie Hunter210BYE67429
Aaron Naughton510BYE6324
Bailey DaleBYE11911
Mitch Wallis28BYE10
Jason Johannisen4BYE329
Patrick LipinskiBYE369
Hayden Crozier42BYE28
Tom Liberatore52BYE7
Josh Schache4BYE37
Taylor DuryeaBYE77
Sam Lloyd31BYE15
Toby McLean1BYE34
Jackson Trengove12BYE3
Matt Suckling11BYE2
Tim English1BYE12
Easton WoodBYE22
Tory Dickson1BYE1
Bailey Smith1BYE1
 

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Snarls Barkley

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Counted all the AFLCA voting for Bulldogs players throughout the season here is the final tally:
AFLCA Votes1234567891011121314151617181920212223Total
Marcus Bontempelli105109181BYE2591099568107
Jack Macrae48BYE758639686575
Josh Dunkley51052BYE1051041101072
Caleb Daniel162335BYE7330
Lachie Hunter210BYE67429
Aaron Naughton510BYE6324
Bailey DaleBYE11911
Mitch Wallis28BYE10
Jason Johannisen4BYE329
Patrick LipinskiBYE369
Hayden Crozier42BYE28
Tom Liberatore52BYE7
Josh Schache4BYE37
Taylor DuryeaBYE77
Sam Lloyd31BYE15
Toby McLean1BYE34
Jackson Trengove12BYE3
Matt Suckling11BYE2
Tim English1BYE12
Easton WoodBYE22
Tory Dickson1BYE1
Bailey Smith1BYE1
That’s brilliant. Thanks for doing that.

Post-bye votes are fascinating from the big three.

Bontempelli 63 votes (polled in 9 of 11)
Macrae 63 votes (polled in 10 of 11)
Dunkley 50 votes (polled in 7 of 11)

Dunkley got the same amount of votes as Bontempelli since his move to the midfield in round 7.
 

blagodellago

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Counted all the AFLCA voting for Bulldogs players throughout the season here is the final tally:
AFLCA Votes1234567891011121314151617181920212223Total
Marcus Bontempelli105109181BYE2591099568107
Jack Macrae48BYE758639686575
Josh Dunkley51052BYE1051041101072
Caleb Daniel162335BYE7330
Lachie Hunter210BYE67429
Aaron Naughton510BYE6324
Bailey DaleBYE11911
Mitch Wallis28BYE10
Jason Johannisen4BYE329
Patrick LipinskiBYE369
Hayden Crozier42BYE28
Tom Liberatore52BYE7
Josh Schache4BYE37
Taylor DuryeaBYE77
Sam Lloyd31BYE15
Toby McLean1BYE34
Jackson Trengove12BYE3
Matt Suckling11BYE2
Tim English1BYE12
Easton WoodBYE22
Tory Dickson1BYE1
Bailey Smith1BYE1
Dunks had five 10 vote games. Cannot wait to see his development continue.
 

dogs10

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Last years grand final day, after the game was finished I chucked a cheeky $20 on Bont brownlow @ $31... Here is hoping! Great year, still can't believe hes only 23.
 

Doggy Dan

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Bonts being backed heavily to win the Brownlow now. I just can’t see him not winning it. Even when Macrae and Dunks play well, he is The Bont every one including umps love the bloke.
 

mcgleereturns

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Tracking to be a great of the game. A few people judge him on last year’s performance when was only a very good player and Cripps outperformed him. Base their opinions on that without comparing them this year. Love Cripps - a superstar - but Bont has him covered this year. Nearly same possessions average, Cripps has a few more contested possessions and clearances per game but Bont shares that around with Dunks and Jack rather than having to do it alone. The quality of his clearances imho make up for the difference. Cripps has been successfully tagged into mediocrity this year - Bont hasn’t. Twice as many shots at goal ( unfortunately too many missed but he gives himself more opportunities, more goal assists, more inside 50s and rebound 50s, more overall score involvements - and I prefer his long effective kicks to more handballs.

Hasn’t got the longevity of Dangerfield or Fyfe or maybe Dusty ( although he really only absolutely dominated in his Brownlow year ) or the possession volume of Neale or Macrae but my Bulldog biased opinion is that in 2019 he’s been the best. The coaches agree. Some media awards agree, others don’t. We will see in AA selectors, players and umpires agree. They probably won’t as it’s been a great year for midfield dominance but I’m fine with that. Just glad I’ve witnessed on a weekly basis what he’s done this year.


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ringa5

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Marcus Bontempelli can marry my daughter
She is 18 and never seen a game of Football as She lives in Switzerland.
But l'm still sure she would love the Bont.
I still remember one of his first games
Against The Dees.While walking to the
Ground and seeing a young kid with a glum look on his face.Wearing Crossys number 4.Something came into me
And The words BONT MM PELLI
came out of my mouth like an orchestra.
He kicked that winning goal
And the rest is history
 
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