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Max is currently 3rd in the Age player of the year and equal 12th in the AFLCA Award.  He has possibly polled Brownlow votes in 5 games between rounds 4 and 11.  I'd think he would poll against Sydney, Hawthorn, West Coast, GWS and Adelaide.  We only won two of those games so 3's might be thin on the ground.  He's got career best disposals averages in 2019 and his influence on games is pretty obvious to all except the Herald Sun footy writers who couldn't even find a vote for him on Saturday night when he was either best or second best on the ground with Crouch from Adelaide. I think the $67 on offer from sportsbet is too juicy to refuse.  If he continues with this form and we win 6 or so games in the second half of the season I think he's a huge chance.  He certainly has nobody taking votes from this year like Brayshaw and Oliver did last season. He'd have to be back in AA calculations as well, given they picked both him and Grundy last season.  Can't wait to see the Gawn v Grundy battle on Monday!

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Max is now the best player in the country, which sadly has been overshadowed by our horrible season.

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I just did too.

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54 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

*This thread brought to you by Sportsbet. 

He's paying $81 at the TAB. 

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

He's paying $81 at the TAB. 

Looks like I’ll be down another $10. Thanks for selling me the dodgy odds @Swooper1987 from Sportsbet. 

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Trigger warning: football statistics

Interesting to see that despite many of his stats being a little bit up here, a little bit down there, most of them haven't actually moved much. Goals down a little, rebounds and intercepts up a bit.

But the big change is a full doubling of his clearances numbers, perhaps partly due tot he rule change but maybe more of just a direct involvement in clearances after hitouts.

Another interesting thing I stumbled across is that while so many of Gawn and Grundy's figures are amazingly close, Gawn thrashes the Magpie for the newfangled stat-of-the-day 'metres gaines'  - 250 to 150.

Make of that what you will, but like others, I'll be watching keenly on monday to see how thoroughly Gawn splatters Grundy all over the 'G, as he vents his mountain-troll rage at the disappointment of season 2019.

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We have a dominant ruckman but still the coaching staff cannot give us a plan that really delivers team dominance from that asset.

Strangely enough it was the same by Casey last weekend where Preuss had over 40 hit outs.

Perhaps include Preuss as the number 1 or equal ruckman and allow Gawn to concentrate on round the ground play.

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His tap work is sublime, his marking is magnificent and for a guy that is well over 2m tall, he picks the ball up off the deck better than some rovers of a fraction his height.  The guy is a freak.

Love his sense of humor, love his compeditiveness, but beyond all else, I love his passion and loyalty to the red and blue jumper.

Go Maxy - long live the bearded warrior.

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19 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

His tap work is sublime, his marking is magnificent and for a guy that is well over 2m tall, he picks the ball up off the deck better than some rovers of a fraction his height.  The guy is a freak.

Love his sense of humor, love his compeditiveness, but beyond all else, I love his passion and loyalty to the red and blue jumper.

Go Maxy - long live the bearded warrior.

Yes you are  so right RBG and love the passion.  Gawn is an all round great fella and a Great all round footballer that loves our great club.

 

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Poor Max is dominating hit-outs, yet our mids aren't taking advantage of it. Opposition mids are just roving Gawny's taps now.

Need much better chemistry between our ruckman and mids

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We have the leagues best tap ruckman hands down, and we are not taking advantage of it. Its pathetic. Goes a long way to explaining why we are in the bottom half of teams. It all starts in the middle. Winning a tap, clearing a contest, and disposing the ball effectively into the forward 50 - then hopefully kicking truly. Football is a simple game made easier by having a great tap ruckman. Gawn deserves a brownlow for carrying MFC on his own this year.

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From memory his first ~5 games were below his lofty standards but his last month has been outstanding.

How he didn’t win the Brownlow last year is a mystery. if the umpires poll him in a Similar way this year his votes will be down on last year. I don’t reckon he has a chance this year

 

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5 minutes ago, DubDee said:

From memory his first ~5 games were below his lofty standards but his last month has been outstanding.

How he didn’t win the Brownlow last year is a mystery. if the umpires poll him in a Similar way this year his votes will be down on last year. I don’t reckon he has a chance this year

 

Round 4 v Sydney he was outstanding. His first 3 games were not of his usual standard.  This year he is our best player by so far it's scary.  No Brayshaw stealing votes this year (at least up to now).  If we have a better second half, which I think we will, he is a real chance.

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Would be currently winning pur best and fairest amd deservedly too.

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Did I see somewhere that Grundy might be injured and not playing Queen's Birthday? If that were to be the case, it would help us significantly but be a real shame for football. Having Gawn v Grundy is my idea of the best head-to-head match up going around. Two superb ruckmen. 

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17 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Did I see somewhere that Grundy might be injured and not playing Queen's Birthday? If that were to be the case, it would help us significantly but be a real shame for football. Having Gawn v Grundy is my idea of the best head-to-head match up going around. Two superb ruckmen. 

Grundy played the game out so the odd would say he's highly likely to play.

Both Grundy and Gawn nullified each other last year and neither player was in their team's best.

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13 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Looks like I’ll be down another $10. Thanks for selling me the dodgy odds @Swooper1987 from Sportsbet. 

Ladbrokes is $101. I put 10 on.

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13 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Looks like I’ll be down another $10. Thanks for selling me the dodgy odds @Swooper1987 from Sportsbet. 

Either this is next level economic theory or you're just doing my head in. In essence, you're complaining that if Max wins, instead of winning $81 x $10 = $810 you're only going to win $67 x $10 = $670, a difference of $140. If you're concerned that you'll be "down another $10", aren't you saying you expect to lose altogether...which would mean you would be down $10 whether you took the $81 or $67 on offer? 

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No way he'll win the Brownlow. Couldn't poll last year when he should've been leading at the halfway mark, the umps either don't like him or don't notice his work.

Agree he has had a good season after a bit of a rough start. Some of his deft tapwork is sublime.

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He will win it.  The umpires think he is such a great player that there is no need to pay him free kicks when his jumper is clearly pulled by his opponent.

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If he gets the ruck AA, just watch all the Collingwood ferals lose it. They all think Brodie Grundy is head and shoulders above the rest and they're still bitter about Gawn getting the first ruck choice in the AA team last year.

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