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6 players in Brownlow Contention - Round 21

With just two matches remaining, Round 21 has thrown up some surprises in our run home in the Phantom Brownlow Medal. It is well and truly a wide open race, you can count on that.

Many are predicting that Patrick Dangerfield will absolutely romp home, even the betting odds suggest that. However he is far from a sure thing, with just 4 votes separating the top six players.

Dangerfield may poll on the weekend, however the consensus from the Richmond vs Geelong match suggests there were three players above him in the voting.

That leaves him stuck on 26 votes and just 2 votes ahead of the competition with two games remaining. Can he hold on? The Cats have Brisbane and Melbourne to come, so chances are he can.

Luke Parker nabbed himself 2 votes on the weekend to move into outright second position on 24 votes. He is now just 2 votes behind Dangerfield and is storming home like a freight train.

Also in the mix is Luke Shuey who appears a near certainty for 3 votes on the weekend. He has roared back into contention in the last fortnight and now sits in outright third position on 23 votes.

Then in fourth position we have a logjam of players all locked on 22 votes. Dustin Martin and Rory Sloane both failed to poll and remain on 22, while Marcus Bontempelli polled 3 votes on the weekend to take his tally up to 22 votes.

It is hard to see anyone from beyond these six players winning the Brownlow Medal this year.

In fact, Sam Mitchell is literally the only player mathematically possible of catching Dangerfield, but he will need 6 votes in the final two games and hope that Dangerfield fails to poll. That appears unlikely.

So now in the final run home it is down to just six players. Dangerfield, Parker, Shuey, Bontempelli, Martin and Sloane. Jump on to our Facebook page and let us know who you think will win.

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Round 21 Leaderboard

  • 26: Patrick Dangerfield (Gee)
  • 24: Luke Parker (Syd)
  • 23: Luke Shuey (Wce)
  • 22: Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
  • 22: Dustin Martin (Ric)
  • 22: Rory Sloane (Ade)
  • 20: Sam Mitchell (Haw)
  • 18: Jack Steven (StK)
  • 18: Max Gawn (Mel)
  • 17: Joel Selwood (Gee)

Posted by Brownlow Addict on Tuesday 16th August 2016 at 10:46:57

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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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