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An interesting article here regarding Christian Petracca's chances of winning the 2023 Brownlow Medal.

For those interested, the link to the article by Damian Barrett can be found here:  https://www.afl.com.au/news/968337/barrett-cruel-twist-that-has-star-melbourne-demon-christian-petracca-on-track-for-brownlow-medal

 

I definitely think that Christian Petracca is a smoky to win it.

That is the one silver lining of Clayton Oliver being out injured, I guess. Although I would prefer them to steal Brownlow votes from eachother.

 

However, realistically, the Magpies Nick Daicos is probably the clear favourite for the Brownlow.

 

Nevertheless, I am sure Christian and the rest of us here would prefer he wins another Premiership Medallion and a Norm Smith Medal with the Melbourne Football Club.

 

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$6 for the win. 
 

As good as Daicos is I reckon there is enough of an element in the football Public and possibly even the umpires minds, that he takes the easy receives and therefore possessions.
The kid is a jet, don’t get me wrong. 
Petracca while looking through my red and blue glasses, is the grunt player and his movement at stoppages and cat like instincts/movements is a pretty compelling example. 
 

So at $6, who’s game?

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6 minutes ago, McQueen said:

$6 for the win. 
 

As good as Daicos is I reckon there is enough of an element in the football Public and possibly even the umpires minds, that he takes the easy receives and therefore possessions.
The kid is a jet, don’t get me wrong. 
Petracca while looking through my red and blue glasses, is the grunt player and his movement at stoppages and cat like instincts/movements is a pretty compelling example. 
 

So at $6, who’s game?

Put $750 on for me and I’ll pay you out of the winnings 

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53 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

Put $750 on for me and I’ll pay you out of the winnings 

That’s a bad gamble. 🤣

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This article is a load of [censored]. We've lost 3 of our last 6 games since Oliver's injury, which will cleave votes off Trac. Our form hasn't been scintillating either in that period, meaning even if Trac has played well, umpires will have cast some of the votes to the opposition. 

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2 hours ago, IRW said:

Daicos is a shoe in and deservedly so.

Trac is always compromised by Oliver. 

May should,but won't , get a swag of votes.. 2's and 1's at least

Maysie won't get a swag of votes this year as his firm dad dipped earlier in the season and he has just in the last weeks regained his best vote winning ways.

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AFL website update on its Brownlow predictor

30 - Nick Daicos (Collingwood)
27 - Tim Taranto (Richmond)
26 - Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
25 - Jordan Dawson (Adelaide)
24 - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
23 - Zak Butters (Port Adelaide)
23 - Christian Petracca (Melbourne)

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Trac would have to get votes v Kangas. But he’s likely to pickup too many 1s and 2s and perhaps again not the coveted 3s to win it. He went off on the last quarter v Kangas as a protective move (agree with Goodys move).  Perhaps an extra goal or two for the Trac might have been enough to get umps 3 imv. 

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Jordan Dawson is my smokie. 
 

At $21 I’m chucking a pineapple on him. 
Also got a bet on Butters. 

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Bont coming home strong and is favourite IMO. Trac in with a chance if he finishes the season strongly with a few 2s and 3s. Viney has been very good since Clarry went down and will get some votes too.

If Taranto wins it, then just cancel the award. He's bog average. Racked up some big numbers, but in terms of impact you wouldn't have him in the top 20 midfielders in the league, let alone top 20 players. Definition of an accumulator with no hurt factor.

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On 7/10/2023 at 10:08 PM, McQueen said:

$6 for the win. 
 

As good as Daicos is I reckon there is enough of an element in the football Public and possibly even the umpires minds, that he takes the easy receives and therefore possessions.
The kid is a jet, don’t get me wrong. 
Petracca while looking through my red and blue glasses, is the grunt player and his movement at stoppages and cat like instincts/movements is a pretty compelling example. 
 

So at $6, who’s game?

Had a nice little collect on It'sourtime on Saturday, so it might be worth a pineapple on him @ 6 bucks

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6 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

 

If Taranto wins it, then just cancel the award. He's bog average. Racked up some big numbers, but in terms of impact you wouldn't have him in the top 20 midfielders in the league, let alone top 20 players. Definition of an accumulator with no hurt factor.

So basically Mitchell 2.0 

Bont or Trac deserve it purely for being elite for a long period of time and backing up over and over again (unlike Daicos... not yet at least). 

Would be thrilled for Bont to win it, he is the most influential player in the game in terms of being able to impact mid and forward. Trac is a close second... if he can kick straight. 

If Trac kicks a bag or two in the next 3 rounds he could pinch it. We could also have a tie. 

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I've said all year that Bont will win it. Another AFL darling....but of course, he is an outstanding player. From memory he did turn the ball over quite a bit in the first half of the season, but the media are always right up his clacker.

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