AFL 2023 Brownlow Predictor - Round 12

The season's halfway mark is a great place to look at who is leading the Charlie.

For the 2023 season, the Edge of the Crowd writers keep tabs on the best performances in every AFL match to predict who will win the Brownlow medal; round Tweleve was no different.

Melbourne 61 d Carlton 44

3. Christian Petracca

2. Adam Cerra

1. Ed Langdon

Melbourne continued a solid run leading into the bye with a low-scoring win over the Blues in a massive Friday night clash. Petracca continued his excellent form with 32 touches, a goal and seven massive clearances through the middle.

For Carlton, Adam Cerra pushed back against the critics with 30 touches and 471 metres gained. The final vote of the match went to Langdon after having 25 touches with almost 600 metres gained.

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Port Adelaide 151 d Hawthorn 96

3. Jeremy Finlayson

2. Todd Marshall

1. Connor Rozee

Port started the match with one of the most dominant first halves the AFL era has ever seen. That was before Hawthorn came back, as Port released the pressure. In a match with three lots of five goals, Finlayson was the best with a dominant four-goal first quarter while also helping out in the ruck.

It's another five-goal kicker in Todd Marshall who gets the two votes, while Rozee was dominant through the middle and finished with 29 touches and a goal of his own.

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West Coast 57 def by Collingwood 120

3. Dom Sheed

2. Nick Daicos

1. Tom Mitchell

The West Coast disaster of a season continued at home this weekend, losing to the ladder leaders by more than ten goals. Despite the loss, Sheed played a lone hand having a massive 43 touches, kicking a goal and having ten clearances.

The two votes go to the Brownlow-leading Daicos after 30 touches with three goals in a match where he spent more time in the middle. The final vote of the game goes to the ever consistent Tom Mitchell, with 30 touches and a single goal.

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Western Bulldogs 75 def by Geelong 97

3. Caleb Daniel

2. Tim English

1. Tom Liberatore

Geelong continued their push for the finals this weekend with an important win against an in-form Dogs side. In the battle of Cats and Dogs, it's Daniel who gets the votes after having 35 touches off the half-back line while kicking a goal.

Two votes go to the big ruckman, who had 27 touches and 30 contacts. The final vote also goes to the Dogs, with 'Libba' getting his hands on the ball 30 times and having seven clearances. It might be a Dogs sweep in the votes, but the Cats played a much more team game, a great way to win but not to gather votes.

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Gold Coast 112 d Adelaide 87

3. Noah Anderson

2. Jack Lukosius

1. Jordan Dawson

Finals are all that much closer for the Gold Coast after they completed the double in Darwin with a crucial win over Adelaide. Anderson was clearly best on ground - kicking a couple of goals amongst nine clearances with 28 disposals.

With the two votes is the big forward, who kicked another bag of five goals while getting plenty of his ball. It's the Crows' captain with the final vote after kicking a goal amongst having 30 touches while finishing on top for the AFL Fantasy players.

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GWS Giants 104 def by Richmond 110

3. Tim Taranto

2. Jack Riewoldt

1. Kieren Briggs

Two close matches rounded out the weekend, with the first being a tight run thing, with Richmond getting the four points. Tim Taranto continued an incredible run of form with another 36 touches, a goal and seven tackles.

This weekend, Riewoldt was back at his best with five goals and 15 disposals. Briggs rounds out the votes with two goals and 30 hit-outs in a dominant time in the ruck.

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Essendon 105 d North Melbourne 99

3. Zach Merrett

2. Ben McKay

1. Kyle Langford

Essendon got their season back on track this weekend by getting over the top of North with a last-minute goal to get the four points. Merrett continued his run for the Brownlow with 34 touches, a couple of goals, and eight clearances.

Ben McKay had 18 touches but, more importantly, ten key marks to get into the votes, while Langford kicked four goals to finish the votes for the weekend.

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1. Nick Daicos (20)

1. Clayton Oliver (18)

3. Jordan Dawson (18)

4. Zach Merrett (16)

4. Lachie Neale (13)

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