Phantom Brownlow Blog

Every week our Brownlow Medal addict will be filling you in on the latest movers and shakers in our Phantom Brownlow count, as well as giving you the lowdown on what he thinks are the value bets in the Brownlow betting markets!

Premiership Race Down to 3?Thursday April 19th

Could the 2018 AFL Premiership race be down to just three teams? Well, if recent history is any guide, then the answer is yes! Since season 2008, the eventual premier spent 100% of that season inside the top eight, with the exception of Hawthorn (91.3%) in season 2013. So far in season 2018, just the three teams have spent all four rounds inside the top eight; GWS Giants, Port Adelaide and Hawthorn. % of season eventual premier spent in Top 8 2008 - 100% 2009 - 100% 2010 - 100% 2011 -...
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Round 4 VotesThursday April 19th

Round 4 votes are in and there was plenty of movement at the top of the 2018 Phantom Brownlow Medal leaderboard. Let's take a look. The big mover was Brodie Grundy. The Collingwood big man has been in a rich vein of form over the last three rounds and was instrumental in Round 4, getting the Magpies over the line in an upset win. Grundy has moved up to outright third position on our leaderboard with 7 votes. But it is possible he...
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Round 3 VotesThursday April 19th

With Round 3 votes for the 2018 Phantom Brownlow Medal now in, our leaderboard is starting to take shape, even this early on. Hawthorn ace Tom Mitchell has had the best start to a season we can remember. After accumulating 54 and 40 disposals in Round 1 and Round 2 respectively, he backed up this week with 42 disposals. He has taken his tally to 9 votes and now has a 3 vote lead over second place Nat Fyfe. Fyfe looks set to poll 3 votes...
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Round 2 Votes Thursday April 19th

Tom Mitchell cemented his place at the top of our leaderboard with yet another best on field display for Hawthorn. After collecting an AFL record 54 disposals in Round 1 last weekend, he backed that up with another 40 disposals this week, continuing his hot run of form. His odds for the Brownlow Medal have drastically shortened as well, so now may be the time to jump on board the Mitchell bandwagon before the odds shorten again. However, it would take a brave...
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Round 1 VotesFriday March 30th

Round 1 votes are now in the system, and what an interesting opening round to the 2018 season it was. The big talking point was prodigal son Gary Ablett returning to the Cattery and starring in first game back. He collected 39 disposals and it was as though he had never been away. You'd expect him to poll 3 votes, but partner in crime Joel Selwood was eye catching. Dustin Martin showed no complacency either. He took off from where he left off last season, but is...
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Win $250k in Round 1Tuesday March 20th

CrownBet has a cracking new promotion to kick off the 2018 AFL season. This promo is hot and has every punter in the country talking. You can win yourself a share of $250,000 cold hard cash if you pick 9 winners in Round 1. Best of all it is FREE ENTRY. So, if you fancy yourself as a footy tipster and do not yet have an account, register with CrownBet here and you’ll also qualify for a $200 Bonus Bet when you...
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Can Dusty Go Back to Back?Thursday March 15th

History is against Richmond superstar Dustin Martin to win back-to-back Brownlow Medals in 2018. Martin was the runaway leader last year smashing all sorts of records. He became the first player in AFL history to win a Brownlow Medal, Norm Smith and Premiership all in the one season. He also became the first player to score 36 votes, which is now a record in the 3-2-1 vote era. So dominant he was, that he polled in 14 of his 22 matches. But given...
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Pre-Season Value BetsThursday March 15th

The pre-season is always a great time to look for some Brownlow Medal value bets. With a ball yet to be kicked in anger, now is the time to grab some value. Round 1 kicks off next Thursday and we have already taken a look at the early betting markets, but here we will look at some of the outsiders who could be surprise packets. Lance Franklin is one player who appears an attractive bet. Online bookmaker currently have him quoted...
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An early look at Round 1Wednesday March 14th

It is only 7 more sleeps until the ball bounces for the first time in season 2018 on the hallowed turf of the MCG. So now is a good time to take an early look at Round 1. A record crowd in excess of 90,000 will be on hand to watch Richmond raise their premiership flag for the first time in 37 years as they face bitter rivals to kick off the season. All eyes will be on their superstar Dustin Martin,...
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Nine days until new seasonTuesday March 13th

The 2018 AFL season is fast approaching, with just nine sleeps until the first bounce on the hallowed turf of the MCG. Richmond will kick off the season yet again with a record crowd in excess of 90,000 expected to make the trip for the Easter Thursday match. All eyes will be on Dustin Martin after the superstar became the first player in AFL history to win a Brownlow Medal, Premiership Medallion and Norm Smith Medal in the one season. But can he...
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Phantom Brownlow Standings

1   Mitchell, Tom 9
2   Martin, Dustin 8
3   Grundy, Brodie 7
4   Fyfe, Nat 6
  Coniglio, Stephen 6
6   Brown, Ben 5
  Gibbs, Bryce 5
  Hogan, Jesse 5
  Parker, Luke 5
  Sidebottom, Steele 5
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