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Round 23 Votes

Well, we have a winner! Max Gawn takes out the 2018 Phantom Brownlow Medal storming home for a famous victory.

Voters from The Herald Sun, The Age, Betfair, AFL.com.au and the AFLCA reached a consensus that Gawn will outpoll the rest of the competition on Brownlow Medal night.

Gawn won with a total of 27 votes, coming from 3 votes behind at the end of Round 21 with 5 votes over the final two rounds.

It was a spectacular season from Gawn, leading the Demons to their first finals appearance since 2006 and with some confidence they can do damage in the Finals Series.

We had a tie for second spot with Tom Mitchell and Brodie Grundy finishing level with 25 votes apiece.

Grundy had an amazing finish to the season where he polled 11 votes over the final five rounds.

Strangely enough, Gawn and Grundy are both ruckman and the Brownlow Medal is traditionally a midfielders award, bar the exception of a few outliers.

Despite finishing second in our count, Mitchell remains the red hot favourite in the Brownlow Medal propper, currently a $1.45 favourite with Sportsbet.

If you fancy a punt on Gawn or Grundy, you can get $12 and $15 respectively.

Rounding out the top five was Dustin Martin with 24 votes, a man many punters believe can go back to back, and Patrick Cripps with 22 votes.

The top ten was rounded out by Dayne Beams (21), Jack Macrae (21), Elliot Yeo (20) and Patrick Dangerfield (18).

Nat Fyfe finished with 19 votes, but of course is ineligible. He'd polled 17 by Round 10 and looked certain to win, before being suspended and then suffering a month or two on the sidelines with an injury.

Final Tally

  • 27: Max Gawn (Mel)
  • 25: Tom Mitchell (Haw)
  • 25: Brodie Grundy (Col)
  • 24: Dustin Martin (Ric)
  • 22: Patrick Cripps (Car)
  • 21: Dayne Beams (Bri)
  • 21: Jack Macrae (Wb)
  • 20: Elliot Yeo (Wce)
  • 18: Patrick Dangerfield (Gee)

Posted by Brownlow Addict on Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 07:34:31

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1   Gawn, Max 27
2   Grundy, Brodie 25
  Mitchell, Tom 25
4   Martin, Dustin 24
5   Cripps, Patrick 22
6   Beams, Dayne 21
  Macrae, Jack 21
8   Yeo, Elliot 20
9   Fyfe, NatINEL 19
10   Dangerfield, Patrick 18
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