who was the worst player to win a brownlow medal?

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David_Full

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Nah, Priddis has Woewodin covered across his career.

He did go runner up the year after winning it too...
I was less shocked with Priddis winning the Brownlow he was good solid player not flashy but did his job most weeks & was consistent.

Shane Woewodin was a huge shock that he won although did have a good year & never showed that form again.
 

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HairyO

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Pretty dumb comment

Watson was a star, if it wasn't for injuries he wod have had about 4 AAs

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Its dumb to point out that a drug cheat should have zero claim on a Brownlow medal?

Or that Gil is a gutless flog for letting him keep it and lying every time he is asked about it ?
 

Kram

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I was less shocked with Priddis winning the Brownlow he was good solid player not flashy but did his job most weeks & was consistent.

Shane Woewodin was a huge shock that he won although did have a good year & never showed that form again.
Woewodin was lucky to win but I think most people seem to forget just how good he actually was that year compared to the rest of his mediocre career.

Priddis is the least talented player to win it but he was a hard and consistent worker not to mention a good bloke.
 

Hooker

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Cant be any worse than Jobe Watson and I don’t even mean because it got stripped.

I just think Tom & Sam Mitchell, Trent Cotchin, Adam Cooney, Mat Priddis, Jimmy Bartel, etc.. are better than him
 

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Inspecta Gadget

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Jobe Watson is big footy's answer to Donald Trump.

The campaigner has been retired for 3 years and we can't stop talking about him. Living in your heads rent free.
 

Toump Ass

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Jobe Watson is big footy's answer to Donald Trump.

The campaigner has been retired for 3 years and we can't stop talking about him. Living in your heads rent free.
Is it rent free though? He brings joy to my otherwise dull life. I can't speak for everyone, but I feel like he's paying.
 

Inspecta Gadget

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Is it rent free though? He brings joy to my otherwise dull life. I can't speak for everyone, but I feel like he's paying.
He certainly brings gravitas to the position of "special" comments in the commentary box, I think its funny in a sad kinda way, but I certainly don't let it interfere with the normal functioning of my life like others
 

Shadow89

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It has, and always will be, Shane Woewodin. I think even he was surprised he won it
 

Substance

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No one knows what impact TB-4 had if any, so Jobe should be excluded from these discussions.

Also, Cooney is a wrong answer.
 

BF Tiger

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Woewoedin is interesting. Debuted late (20y 258d), retired early (29y 45d), only played 9 seasons but still managed 200 games. 24 votes in his Brownlow year and 12 votes 3 years later out of a career total of 57 votes. Only polled in 25 games in his career.

Didn't he get votes for a 10 disposal game?
Didn't get votes in a 10 disposal game in his Brownlow year, but did get 3 votes for a 19 disposal game (19 disp, 5 marks) in a game in which 40 goals were kicked.
 

Roobs321

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I feel like Woewodin's best couple years, Priddis at least doubled that in his productive decade. I was a fan of both of them when they won, so personally I was pretty thrilled. Aker was another nice surprise. Given the maligning that hung around Priddis, it was a bit funny, but he also wasn't undeserving and was by then a proven vote threat.

If talking the individual season, then maybe Wanganeen, but across his career he was quite special, a genuine matchwinner when he wanted to be.
 

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