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2022 Brownlow Medal

jb03

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Of the top 25 or so vote getters, only 3 are non-midfielders. I don’t have any idea how, but there has to be changes in the way the votes are given out. It’s getting ridiculous
MIdfielders win every major media award. No idea why the Brownlow gets targetted every year.
 
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Ridley

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Apologies if someone's already posted this but how does a winning team get 0 votes:

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Just shows how rigged dumpire votes are.
Yeah Ridley Jnr pointed that out on the night. Ridiculous voting.

Almost as stupid as Robert Walls awarding all 6 votes to Freo players on the day we beat them by 13 goals at the MCG.
 
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Ridley

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MIdfielders win every major media award. No idea why the Brownlow gets targetted every year.
Exactly. They won the Coaches' award and the AFLPA award. I'm not sure about all the media awards but a fair bet every one of them was won by a midfielder.
 

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MIdfielders win every major media award. No idea why the Brownlow gets targetted every year.
Good point

I guess the brownlow gets targeted more because it stands out more maybe? I could name you most of the brownlow medalists of the past 30-40 years but would struggle to name who won x media award from 2 seasons ago
 
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seven

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I done a quick scan through the free kicks for players and noticed a number of them also done well in getting brownlow votes from umpires.
Anyone with more time could dig deeper but it just seems to be umpires just casting votes for their favourites.
Umpires are just fanboys now.
I was all for umpires voting for best on ground but now i've changed my opinion.
 
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tigerlove

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I done a quick scan through the free kicks for players and noticed a number of them also done well in getting brownlow votes from umpires.
Anyone with more time could dig deeper but it just seems to be umpires just casting votes for their favourites.
Umpires are just fanboys now.
I was all for umpires voting for best on ground but now i've changed my opinion.
Cripps 2.29 for, 1.67 against
Neale 1.76, 0.9
Miller 1.32, 1.18
Oliver 1.57, 1.17
Brawshaw 1.46, 1.29

I counted at least 25 midfielders with more frees per game than Miller. For the sake of maybe half a free per game it is unlikely imo that frees are a good indicator.

4 of the 5 however were top 4 in clearances and contested possessions. The outlier was Brayshaw who wasn't top 60 in either of those.
 
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