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2007 Player of the year threads [Merged]

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Richard Tambling (30)
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Total Votes 221
Rounds Played 20
Average Votes/Rounds Played 11.1
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 4 (3 & 5-8)
Best Round (Votes) 3 vs Collingwood (103)
Normalised Rank 12 (-1)
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 6 (=6)
Most Votes From Disco08 (9 votes)

Richie took another step in his professional development, although most would say he still has a lot of improvement in him to live up to his potential. Bling played some scintillating quarters of footy in 2007, but he will need to work on being more consistent and getting more involved in the game. 2008 should be an exciting season for Richie and us Tiger supporters.
 

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Greg Tivendale (32)
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Total Votes 230
Rounds Played 19
Average Votes/Rounds Played 12.1
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 1 (1)
Best Round (Votes) 1 vs Carlton (93)
Normalised Rank 11 (-1)
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 3 (=12)
Most Votes From Jools (12 votes)

We open up the top 10 with the oft-maligned Greg Tivendale. Greg had a pretty good year in my opinion and his mature body and usually beautiful delivery inside 50 were assets for the side. For a mature midfielder he does need to dominate games a bit more and at the age of 28 his time may be limited.
 

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Will Thursfield (36)
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Total Votes 232
Rounds Played 15
Average Votes/Rounds Played 15.5
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 9 (19-22)
Best Round (Votes) 19 vs Collingwood (85)
Normalised Rank 9
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 3 (=12)
Most Votes From Fighting Fury (8 votes)

Will’s return from a major knee injury in 2006 proved better than expected as he managed to shut out some big opponents during the 2007 season. Will showed that he hasn’t lost his closing speed or his great spoiling ability and this was clearly widely recognised when he earned a NAB Rising Star nomination after round 22. More experience and some more muscle will make Will an exciting prospect in a position where the Tigers desperately lack such talent and experience.
 

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Kayne Pettifer (15)
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Total Votes 270
Rounds Played 22
Average Votes/Rounds Played 12.3
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 3 (1)
Best Round (Votes) 22 vs St Kilda (91)
Normalised Rank 8
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 5 (9)
Most Votes From Jukes Extended (14 votes)

Petts continued his improvement and had a solid return for a forward flanker, kicking 37 goals in a team that finished on the bottom of the ladder. A great final game of the season propelled Kayne into the top 10 and his 8th place finish in the PRE Player of the Year. Petts still needs to work on applying a bit more forward pressure, but he has made improvements in this area over 2006 (and there appears to be far less head punching!).
 

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Chris Newman (1)
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Total Votes 367
Rounds Played 22
Average Votes/Rounds Played 16.7
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 4 (1)
Best Round (Votes) 22 vs St Kilda (116)
Normalised Rank 6 (+1)
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 6 (=6)
Most Votes From U2Tigers & Jools (13 votes)

Another Tiger returning from a major injury and Newman stepped right back in like nothing had happened and finished with an extremely impressive 7th place finish in the PRE Player of the Year. Newman provided consistent run off the half back line and surprised us with some bombing goals from outside 50, including a ripper against Fremantle. Newman can only improve after getting a full preseason under his belt and I look forward to his run and guts in the midfield in 2008.
 

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Jake King (46)
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Total Votes 383
Rounds Played 19
Average Votes/Rounds Played 20.2
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 6 (14-22)
Best Round (Votes) 8 vs Adelaide (97)
Normalised Rank 7 (-1)
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 8 (5)
Most Votes From Ms Tantie (18 votes)

One of the bigger surprises of the year was the consistent form of Jake ‘Riggs’ King after his elevation off the rookie list early in the season. I must admit I was sceptical of his ability to take that step up to AFL level, but his courage, tenacity and hardness at the ball shone through and he managed to play the role of the small back pocket that the Tigers have been missing for some time. It would seem that the PREnders also enjoyed his season by voting him into a solid 6th position in the PRE Player of the Year. His elevation to the senior list in 2008 seems almost certain.
 

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Joel Bowden (11)
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Total Votes 453
Rounds Played 22
Average Votes/Rounds Played 20.6
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 4 (10-11 & 13)
Best Round (Votes) 10 vs Brisbane (122)
Normalised Rank 5
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 6 (=6)
Most Votes From evo (14 votes)

Our current All Australian CHB and former JD Medallist had another consistent year rallying the troops in the backline. Joel managed to play all 22 matches this season and his composure and skill delivering the ball out of defence continued to be a regular feature of his game. His role in our relatively inexperienced backline cannot be undervalued.
 

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Graham Polak (6)
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Total Votes 692
Rounds Played 22
Average Votes/Rounds Played 31.5
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 1 (5)
Best Round (Votes) 5 vs West Coast (203)
Normalised Rank 3 (+1)
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 14 (2)
Most Votes From emerald (17 votes)

Graham Polak had an excellent first season with the Tigers and finished solid 4th place in the PRE Player of the Year after holding second (and briefly first) for much of the season. His uncanny overhead skills were on display for much of the season, before his form tapered off slightly towards the end. Graham looks like he will prove to be an extremely useful recruit and I look forward to seeing him gaining some important roles in the Tigers’ defence in 2008.
 

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Matthew Richardson (12)
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Total Votes 724
Rounds Played 22
Average Votes/Rounds Played 32.9
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 2 (21-22)
Best Round (Votes) 14 vs Kangaroos (169)
Normalised Rank 2
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 12 (3)
Most Votes From The Lurker (18 votes)

After 22 rounds the voters of PRE couldn’t split them. Deledio and Richo tie for 2nd position in the PRE Player of the Year, both on 724 votes. Deledio made up the 3 votes he was trailing after round 21, but couldn’t surpass Richo.

Richo had the quintessential ‘Richo Year’ marked by hard work, sheer brilliance and the regular comical effort. Richo typifies everything that is Richmond and it is clear that this man bleeds yellow and black. His tragic effort in the Dreamtime match to play with a fractured face and almost pull off a remarkable victory was one of the highlights and, paradoxically, lowlights of the season. It seems cruel that 2007 won’t be the year for a Jack Dyer medal due to the brilliance of an obvious, but yet to be named, team-mate. The day that Richo retires will be a sad day in the history of this great club.


Brett Deledio (3)
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Total Votes 724
Rounds Played 19
Average Votes/Rounds Played 38.1
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 1 (2)
Best Round (Votes) 9 vs Essendon (202)
Normalised Rank 4 (-2)
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 10 (4)
Most Votes From AstuteTiger (23 votes)

After a reasonably slow start to 2007, Lids found his form and played some exciting footy. I don’t think I am as ever as comfortable watching the footy than I am when Lids has possession, as I know that he will dispose of the ball with precision almost every time. He again displayed his great footy-smarts, elite pace and silky skills on both sides. Wallace’s decision to try him as a forward in the latter half of the season, seems to have paid dividends as his overhead strength and kicking for goal have made him a potent force that opposition defenders have to mind closely. 2008 promises to be an exciting year to follow the development of Brett.
 

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Nathan Foley (41)
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Total Votes 1595
Rounds Played 22
Average Votes/Rounds Played 72.5
Highest Ranking (Round(s)) 1 (3-4 & 6-22)
Best Round (Votes) 19 vs Collingwood (226)
Normalised Rank 1
Richmond ‘Brownlow’ Votes (Ranking) 34 (1)
Most Votes From evo & jimmy jess (34 votes)

Surprise, surprise. The emergence of Axel as an elite midfielder would have to be the highlight of 2007. His dominance in the centre clearances was mirrored by his dominance in the PRE Player of the Year polls. He essentially had the award won by mid-season. To gain some perspective on this, in the PRE Player of the Year awards Foley was voted Best Tiger on Ground 9 times, and in the top 3 Tigers a further 4 times, essentially meaning that he was the dominant Tiger on the ground in over half of the games this season. This from a kid who just turned 22 (today!).

Congratulations on the award Axel and everyone here at PRE look forward to seeing your continued development and midfield dominance in the years to come!

:clap :cupgold :cupgold :clap

And of course

:birthday :partyfest
 

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Player of the Year
Voting Results for Round 22 vs St Kilda


Rank Change Player 3 VOTES 2 VOTES 1 VOTE RD TOTAL TOTAL VOTES AVG
1 - N. Foley 0 0 0 0 1595 0 72.5
=2 - M.Richardson 0 0 2 2 724 2 32.9
=2 UP1 B. Deledio 0 1 3 5 724 4 38.1
4 - G. Polak 0 0 0 0 692 0 31.5
5 - J. Bowden 1 0 5 8 453 6 20.6
6 - J. King 0 3 10 16 383 13 20.2
7 - C. Newman 33 8 1 116 367 42 16.7
8 UP5 K. Pettifer 12 25 5 91 270 42 12.3
9 - W. Thursfield 0 1 3 5 232 4 15.5
10 DWN2 G. Tivendale 0 0 0 0 230 0 12.1
11 DWN1 R. Tambling 0 7 12 26 221 19 11.1
12 DWN1 S. Edwards 0 0 1 1 192 1 12.0
13 DWN1 S. Tuck 0 1 0 2 187 1 8.5
14 - K. Johnson 0 0 0 0 174 0 7.9
15 - N. Brown 0 0 1 1 171 1 15.5
16 - D. Jackson 0 0 0 0 167 0 11.1
17 - A. Pattison 0 0 1 1 162 1 9.0
18 - L. McGuane 0 1 2 4 112 3 8.0
19 - A. Raines 0 0 0 0 99 0 4.5
20 - C. Hyde 0 0 0 0 84 0 6.5
21 - D. Connors 0 0 0 0 80 0 20.0
22 - C. Hughes 0 0 0 0 65 0 9.3
23 - J. Schulz 0 0 0 0 54 0 4.5
24 - D. Gaspar 0 0 0 0 44 0 8.8
25 - D. Polo 0 0 0 0 40 0 5.0
26 - C. Howat 0 0 0 0 32 0 2.1
27 - A. Krakouer 0 0 0 0 30 0 3.3
28 - J. Riewoldt 0 0 0 0 19 0 2.4
29 - M. White 0 0 0 0 18 0 2.6
30 - T. Simmonds 0 0 0 0 8 0 0.8
31 - K. Moore 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.4
Total Voters = 47
 

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Normalised Voting Leaderboard

NORM. POS. OFFICIAL POS. PLAYER NORMALISED VOTES
1 1 Nathan Foley 1572.3
2 =2 Matthew Richardson 711.1
3 4 Graham Polak 651.9
4 =2 Brett Deledio 622.8
5 5 Joel Bowden 457.0
6 7 Chris Newman 420.9
7 6 Jake King 393.5
8 8 Kayne Pettifer 297.7
9 9 Will Thursfield 239.5
10 12 Shane Edwards 238.6
11 10 Greg Tivendale 218.9
12 11 Richard Tambling 216.4
13 15 Nathan Brown 208.3
14 14 Kane Johnson 177.3
15 16 Daniel Jackson 160.7
16 13 Shane Tuck 158.7
17 17 Adam Pattison 146.4
18 18 Luke McGuane 115.0
19 21 Daniel Connors 103.0
20 19 Andrew Raines 100.3
21 20 Chris Hyde 89.3
22 22 Cleve Hughes 75.1
23 23 Jay Schulz 53.4
24 24 Darren Gaspar 43.7
25 25 Dean Polo 39.2
26 26 Cameron Howat 33.2
27 27 Andrew Krakouer 28.8
28 28 Jack Riewoldt 26.3
29 29 Matthew White 21.5
30 30 Troy Simmonds 7.3
31 31 Kelvin Moore 3.0

Normalised votes are calculated by: (votes accrued per round / the total number of voters for that round) * average number of voters over the season.
 

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PRE Richmond 'Brownlow' Votes

Round Opponent 3 Votes 2 Votes 1 Vote
1 Carlton Greg Tivendale Nathan Foley Kayne Pettifer
2 Sydney Brett Deledio Graham Polak Chris Hyde
3 Collingwood Nathan Foley Richard Tambling Jay Schulz
4 Bulldogs Nathan Foley Graham Polak Shane Tuck
5 West Coast Graham Polak Richard Tambling Andrew Raines
6 Geelong Nathan Foley Matthew Richardson Cleve Hughes
7 Port Adelaide Nathan Foley Joel Bowden Dean Polo
8 Adelaide Nathan Foley Jake King Adam Pattison
9 Essendon Brett Deledio Matthew Richardson Graham Polak
10 Brisbane Joel Bowden Daniel Jackson Nathan Foley
11 Fremantle Graham Polak Nathan Foley Brett Deledio
12 Melbourne Nathan Foley Shane Tuck Graham Polak
13 St Kilda Nathan Foley Kayne Pettifer Joel Bowden
14 Kangaroos Matthew Richardson Jake King Cameron Howat
15 Hawthorn Jake King Graham Polak Shane Edwards
16 Port Adelaide Shane Edwards Nathan Foley Jake King
17 Sydney Chris Newman Nathan Brown Will Thursfield
18 Geelong Nathan Foley Daniel Connors Will Thursfield
19 Collingwood Nathan Foley Brett Deledio Will Thursfield
20 West Coast Matthew Richardson Nathan Brown Richard Tambling
21 Essendon Kane Johnson Matthew Richardson Brett Deledio
22 St Kilda Chris Newman Kayne Pettifer Richard Tambling

PRE Richmond 'Brownlow' Final Leaderboard

POSITION PLAYER TOTAL VOTES
1 Nathan Foley 34
2 Graham Polak 14
3 Matthew Richardson 12
4 Brett Deledio 10
5 Jake King 8
=6 Joel Bowden 6
=6 Richard Tambling 6
=6 Chris Newman 6
9 Kayne Pettifer 5
=10 Shane Edwards 4
=10 Nathan Brown 4
=12 Greg Tivendale 3
=12 Shane Tuck 3
=12 Will Thursfield 3
=12 Kane Johnson 3
=16 Daniel Jackson 2
=16 Daniel Connors 2
=18 Chris Hyde 1
=18 Jay Schulz 1
=18 Dean Polo 1
=18 Cleve Hughes 1
=18 Adam Pattison 1
=18 Cameron Howat 1
=18 Andrew Raines 1
 

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A big thank you to all who participated in the PRE Player of the Year for 2007!

Good luck to the tigers in 2008!

Carn' the Tiges!
 

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Well done Panther. Geez what's a stats and maths freak you must be :hihi

And we can all easily see that the AXE !!! was more than twice better than the next best.
 

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TigerForce said:
Well done Panther. Geez what's a stats and maths freak you must be :hihi

And we can all easily see that the AXE !!! was more than twice better than the next best.

Thanks TF. Yes it is an illness :hihi .
 

evo

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Dissapointing lack of Power Point presentation.

Just kidding Pantera,your are one of the great empiricists :thumbsup
 

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evo said:
Dissapointing lack of Power Point presentation.

Just kidding Pantera,your are one the great empiricists :thumbsup

:hihi :hihi

(I'll take that as a compliment)
 

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Panthera tigris FC said:
TigerForce said:
Well done Panther. Geez what's a stats and maths freak you must be :hihi

And we can all easily see that the AXE !!! was more than twice better than the next best.

Thanks TF. Yes it is an illness :hihi .

It's a shame that you didn't include the Standard Deviation, Correlation Analysis and Hypothesis Testing ;D
 

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Amazing job Panthera. I think we should vote to keep you in this role for eternity.