Brownlow Medal News - Fyfe the new Brownlow favourite
Justin Darcy has overseen the week of footy and its potential impact on the Brownlow Medal.
Nat Fyfe has moved into Brownlow favouritism
A wet week of footy for Victoria witnessed Essendon and North Melbourne dip to all-time lows, but last week’s value tip Nat Fyfe starred with 35 disposals, two goals and a likely three Brownlow votes to go along with that.
Moving into the new Brownlow favourite position, Nat Fyfe was all class in their last minute loss to St Kilda, urging his side every last second to try and gain an upset win. Fremantle could not quite do so but this ‘captain’s effort’ should see him poll three Brownlow votes.
Last week’s favourite and now betting drifter in Lachie Neale was well held but forward Charlie Cameron stole the show kicking six goals and the three Brownlow votes.
Travis Boak had a very rough day with only 13 disposals and four behinds in Port Adelaide's win, so he will not be polling in the Brownlow this week.
One time Brownlow favourite Tim Kelly was solid with 24 disposals but was not great and will be unlikely to poll a vote this week. Patrick Dangerfield is beginning to play Brownlow quality footy with what looks another likely three votes because of 33 disposals and a goal.
Patrick Cripps put up a noble performance in their loss to Richmond, but may only poll one vote with Tigers Jack Graham and Dion Prestia looking as likely vote getters.
Another confusing week for those Brownlow punters, Neale, Fyfe and Dangerfield are the three standouts heading into the final fortnight of the AFL season.