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The 2021 Brownlow Medal is shaping up to be one of the most open and unpredictable tally in years, with up to five stars all on the line to win the AFL’s highest individual honor.
Players, partners and support staff from all clubs will gather at six different locations across the country for the 94th Charles Brownlow Medal tally, which will be awarded to the fairest and best player in the league.
All the favorites got off to a good start, with Port Adelaide star Ollie Wines, Melbourne duo Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca and Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli all voting strongly in the opening laps. But the real bolter was Blues star Sam Walsh.
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After 10 laps, Bontempelli led the scoring with 18 votes, one ahead of Oliver and two ahead of Walsh, who had a brilliant start to the scoring. Darcy Parish from Essendon and Travis Boar from Port Adelaide completed the top fove.
Wines led after the sixth round but then got a five-round vote to drop the standings, while Petracca completed four non-voting rounds.
The wines entered the tally as a favorite after their best and most consistent season yet in a year where Power finished second on the scale at the end of the season at home and away.
But Wines will face stiff competition from two midfielders who will take part in this year’s Grand Final, with Oliver – the AFL’s No.1 contested possession player – and superstar Bontempelli – the better. league player this season according to Champion data player rating system – should do many polls.
Although his team haven’t won as many games as last year, Jack Steele has a good chance of finishing in the top three, while Petracca is among the favorites and could grab Oliver’s votes.
Most of the players on the guest list will be based in Melbourne, but there will also be a strong representation in Perth, where the Grand Final Melbourne and Western Bulldogs are located.
AFL general manager Gillon McLachlan, who will read every vote in every game, recently confirmed that 2005 Brownlow medalist Ben Cousins ââwill be attending the event.
Cousins, who has struggled with drug issues in the past but is trying to rebuild his life, has not attended an event in Melbourne in recent years despite being invited as the previous winner.
Legendary Bombers coach Kevin Sheedy wrote on Twitter: âIt’s great to hear that an absolute champion of our great game, Ben Cousins, is alive and well and attending this year’s Brownlow Night and coming back. in the AFL arena where he belongs. Enjoy the night companion. I enjoyed training against you.
The Brownlow medal count will begin at 7:30 p.m. (AEST).
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