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2014 Melbourne best and fairest results

1 – Winner: Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy – Nathan Jones (311 votes)

The tenacious ball-winner was Melbourne’s best in 2014. Jones cracked the 600-disposal milestone for the first time and averaged almost 28 disposals per match. He once again played every match, continuing his remarkable resilience.

2 – Second: Sid Anderson Memorial Trophy – Dom Tyson (293)

The first-year Demon and ex-Giant entered 2014 with a handful of matches to his name, and by the season’s end was one of Melbourne’s best players. He showed maturity beyond his 21 years and was an outstanding recruit for the club.

3 – Third: Ron Barassi Snr Memorial Trophy – Bernie Vince (270)

The former Crow had a fine first-up season in the red and blue and proved to be a valuable acquisition. Vince’s third placing was his second best result in a club best and fairest since he won the award with Adelaide in 2009.

4 – Fourth: Ivor Warne-Smith Memorial Trophy – Lynden Dunn (264)

His ninth AFL season was his finest, as he became one of the top defenders in the competition. Dunn was a highly consistent performer across 2014 and he was duly rewarded with his best result in a Melbourne best and fairest count.

5 – Fifth: Dick Taylor Memorial Trophy – Daniel Cross (238)

Despite missing five matches from rounds 15 to 19 with a fractured leg, Cross managed to produce a top first season with Melbourne. Had injury not struck, he may have claimed his seventh top three placing in a club best and fairest.

6 – Jeremy Howe (220)

Played every match in 2014 and transformed into an impressive defender, after making the switch from attack early in the year. Howe’s rebound and drive out of defence was a highlight, as was his durability – he played every match in 2014.

7 – Tom McDonald (212)

Still only 21 years old, the key defender had another strong season and took on greater responsibility down back, with James Frawley spending a large portion of the year in attack. McDonald remains a fine long-term player for the club.

8 – James Frawley (192)

The All-Australian defender played in attack for much of the year to help cover the absence of Mitch Clark and Jesse Hogan. Frawley played some fine matches in his unfamiliar role and took the most Melbourne marks for the season (156).

9 – Neville Jetta (191)

Revived his career and became one of the top stories of the season, after being delisted by the club at the end of the 2013 season. Started 2014 as a rookie and by the season’s end was an important member of the team as a defender.

10 – Jack Watts (185)

Played every match in 2014, achieved career-best numbers in several statistics, including disposals and arguably had his most consistent season. Watts’ durability was once again a feature of his game.

11 – Jack Viney (180)

12 – Rohan Bail (139)

13 – Matt Jones (129)

14 – Jack Grimes (124)

15 – Cameron Pedersen (118)

16 – Chris Dawes (113)

17 – Mark Jamar (109)

18 – Dean Terlich (96)

19 – Colin Garland (95)

20 – Dean Kent (64)

21 – Jay Kennedy-Harris (56)

22 – Jordie McKenzie, Max Gawn (49)

24 – Jake Spencer (36)

25 – Alex Georgiou (34)

26 – Aidan Riley (30)

27 – Christian Salem (27)

28 – Viv Michie (22)

29 – Shannon Byrnes (18)

30 – Jimmy Toumpas (17)

31 – Jack Fitzpatrick (12)

32 – Jack Trengove, Luke Tapscott (8)

34 – Dom Barry (3)

35 – Daniel Nicholson, Michael Evans, Sam Blease (0)

bit harsh on nicho evans and blease that they put up on the website they never got a vote. Jack Viney 11 that surprises me.

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2014 Melbourne best and fairest results

1 – Winner: Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy – Nathan Jones (311 votes)

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bit harsh on nicho evans and blease that they put up on the website they never got a vote. Jack Viney 11 that surprises me.

Geez u got that up quick.. cheers man.

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It's nothing against Jones, but I really hope he doesn't win another one. We desperately need a few other players to stand up and take over the top spot from him.

i thought the same thing, but maybe we have under estimated how good Jones really is. But at least now we know we have a decent captain in charge.

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Not sure whether it's an indictment that 3 of the top 5 are new players, or something to be happy about? Either way, stoked for Jonesy. I'm so, so, so glad this man is our captain. Hell of a lot more respectable than some of the other captains in the league.

And co-captain Jack Grimes... 14th? I know he got injured, but c'mon...

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Dom certainly came home with a wet sail and made a contest of the Bluey. An outstanding year for a youngster with no decent pre season.

Nathan now in elite company with the great Jimmy Stynes. Well deserved Jonesy.

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Not sure whether it's an indictment that 3 of the top 5 are new players, or something to be happy about? Either way, stoked for Jonesy. I'm so, so, so glad this man is our captain. Hell of a lot more respectable than some of the other captains in the league.

And co-captain Jack Grimes... 14th? I know he got injured, but c'mon...

I think most of us would agree Grimes had a poor year

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2014 Melbourne best and fairest results

1 – Winner: Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy – Nathan Jones (311 votes)

The tenacious ball-winner was Melbourne’s best in 2014. Jones cracked the 600-disposal milestone for the first time and averaged almost 28 disposals per match. He once again played every match, continuing his remarkable resilience.

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The big worry on that list isn't Watts, he's about where we thought he'd be, it's Grimes (OK, missed a few games, but still, that's a fair way down for the co-captain) but moreso Garland, who was second last year.

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Not sure whether it's an indictment that 3 of the top 5 are new players, or something to be happy about? Either way, stoked for Jonesy. I'm so, so, so glad this man is our captain. Hell of a lot more respectable than some of the other captains in the league.

And co-captain Jack Grimes... 14th? I know he got injured, but c'mon...

Seems about right to me I thought he was ordinary all year.

Can he be captain in 2015?

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Great effort Jonesy, tremendous leader and well done to all the other Top 5 boys.

Think about that again Demonlanders when you next say trade Picks 2 & 3 because we will stuff them up, different recruiting and footy department now.

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Grimes and Garland are definitely shockers for me. They both had a terrible year, but the list is definitely a reflection of the coaching group and how they rate the players. It isn't helping our on-field culture when a captain is shanking kicks all over the place and gifting goals to the opposition.

Interesting off-season ahead methinks. What exactly is it about Grimes that makes him fit for the captaincy, other than excellent public speaking?

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The big worry on that list isn't Watts, he's about where we thought he'd be, it's Grimes (OK, missed a few games, but still, that's a fair way down for the co-captain) but moreso Garland, who was second last year.

Garland was never right this year. I think this is a classic example of what the loss of match conditioning can do to a player. I'm not too worried about him next year if he doesn't get hurt again.

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