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VOTES: Rd 03 vs Port Adelaide

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We have two leaders at the top of the rankings after four rounds.

37. Max Gawn Christian Petracca 
27. Alex Neal-Bullen
25. Steven May 
23. Jack Viney
22. Clayton Oliver
19. Bayley Fritsch 
12. Christian Salem
11 Blake Howes 
10. Jack Billings 
6 Trent Rivers
4. Ed Langdon Jake Lever Judd McVee 
3. Kysaiah Pickett 
2. Kade Chandler Tom Sparrow Adam Tomlinson
1. Jake Bowey Caleb Windsor

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By the numbers

6 Max Gawn

5 Alex Neal-Bullen

4 Jake Lever

3 Jack Viney

2 Clayton Oliver

1 Kade Chandler

Honourable mentions

Ben Brown

Christian Petracca

Trent Rivers

Tom McDonald

Tom Sparrow

Caleb Windsor


Statistically surprising free kicks in favour of the visitors 25-24. Decisions were subject to momentum swings reflecting the hotly contested game.


Enjoying the terrific visuals of the action sans commentary. Until some bright spark decided to turn on the volume. Which distracted from the overall viewing experience. Nathan Jones preferred though. Dermot to the quiet corner with the dunce's hat please. Never repeat never to be given the microphone in adult viewing hours.

Opposition hyperbole watch

Adelaide has a worldwide reputation for cultural events such as the Adelaide Festival, classic wines and the saviour faire of its people. Yet at the high theatre of the Adelaide Oval. The audience is proletarian and 'the players' are second rate provincial actors. In the last act after the adjudicators reversed the holding the ball decision in the goal square. Up steps Connor Rozee with all the sincerity of a cloak room Lago. Struts centre stage with the self-conglatory aplomb of a bantam rooster to mass applause of the proletariat. Give him the golden banjo. (Wasn't that Tamworth?)

Overall comment

Can't readily recall a match where the team goal kicking performance was so exemplary. Given the heat of the contest in a closely fought match. Plus the degree of difficulty over distance and crowd hostility. Ultimately kicked the lights out in Port Adelaide. Now on to a quick recovery before taking on the sanctimonious Chardonnay sippers set.

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Interesting to note this morning that Gawn is in second place on the Footy Show Lou Richards Medal, behind Heeney who'd have 9 Brownlow votes already.  After his performance in round 1, Max has certainly sent a strong message to the competition.  No other Melbourne players on the leaderboard.

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@Demonland do you still count votes after you post the running tally?


5 Maximus

4 Trac

3 Viney

2 Lever

1 Oliver

So stiff arguments for any of these guys to poll as high as 3 - Chandler / Rivers / Langdon / Brown, epic team game.

RSA - Caleb


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