For the 2023 season, the Edge of the Crowd writers are keeping tabs on the best performances in every AFL match to predict who will win the Brownlow medal, round Eleven was no different.
Sydney 77 d Carlton 51
3. Chad Warner
2. Jake Lloyd
1. Nick Blakey
The Swans are back up and about after a few average weeks with their win over Collingwood. Chad Warner was the clear star on Friday with a couple of goals along with 29 touches.
Jake Lloyd got plenty of ball gaining 627 metres from 35 touches while Nick Blakey had 26 touches, gained 626 metres and set up a teammate's goal.
St Kilda 78 def by Hawthorn 88
3. James Sicily
2. Dylan Moore
1. Max King
The rebuild of the Hawks has been evident over the last couple of weeks with key wins while the Saints are on the slide down the ladder. James Sicily gets three votes after a massive 43 touches, he was simply everywhere on Saturday afternoon.
Dylan Moore picks up two votes after having 31 touches while kicking a goal amongst gaining 484 metres. The final vote goes to Max King who kicked four goals for the Saints.
Melbourne 72 def by Fremantle 79
3. Luke Jackson
2. Caleb Serong
1. Andrew Brayshaw
Fremantle are clearly a team on the rise, getting back to the heights that saw them finish in fifth last season while the Demons are lacking that spark that allows them to compete with Collingwood at the top.
Luke Jackson gets the best on the ground after 19 touches, a goal, 15 hit outs, eight clearances and six tackles laid in a match that showed he can be a great ruckman. Serong gets two votes after having 26 touches with five clearances. The final vote goes to Brayshaw for 29 touches with seven clearances.
Geelong 73 def by GWS Giants 81
3. Toby Greene
2. Stephen Coniglio
1. Tom Stewart
The Cats have made their finals run much more difficult with this lose to the Giants who themselves are hoping to scrape into the bottom of the eight. Greene gets the big three after kicking four goals while having 19 touches.
Coniglio gets two votes for a great all-around match that saw him have 26 touches with seven clearances. The final vote goes to Tom Stewart who had 31 touches with 783 metres gained.
Gold Coast 84 d Western Bulldogs 77
3. Matt Rowell
2. Marcus Bontempelli
1. Caleb Daniel
The Gold Coast is almost there, one more player (Dustin Martin) and they could finally make the finals while the Dogs just look a little off the pace this season. Matt Rowell gets three votes for his 29 disposal match but the most amazing part was 16 clearances.
The Bont gets two votes after having 27 touches with nine clearances for 707 metres gained. The final vote goes to Caleb Daniel who had 25 touches, and eight clearances while kicking a goal.
West Coast 46 def by Essendon 96
3. Mason Redman
2. Zach Merrett
1. Oscar Allen
No surprise for Essendon this weekend as they went to Perth to defeat the low-low West Coast by 50 points. Mason Redman gets the three votes after having 31 touches, assisting two goals with 591 metres gained.
Zach Merrett gets a couple of votes after having 32 touches with five clearances and the final vote goes to West Coast's Oscar Allen who kicked four of the six West Coast goals.
Richmond 67 def by Port Adelaide 77
3. Zak Butters
2. Tim Taranto
1. Jeremy Finlayson
The Power managed a big win in Melbourne on Sunday to prove they are clearly a contender for the Premiership in 2023. Zak Butters gets the three votes for the second time in a row after having 32 touches, kicking a goal and having four clearances.
In a clear second is Tim Taranto after having 33 touches and kicking four goals of his own while having seven clearances. Finlayson gets the final vote after having 17 touches, kicking a goal and setting up a couple more.
Collingwood 105 d North Melbourne 70
3. Jordan de Goey
2. Josh Daicos
1. Nick Larkey
The Pies extended their lead at the top of the ladder with a good win over the Roos who certainly showed more fight than expected on Sunday. de Goey picks up three votes after another 35-disposal game with a goal and five clearances involved.
Josh Daicos is in the votes this week after kicking three goals while having 18 touches along with a couple of clearances. The final vote goes to the Roos' superstar forward Nick Larkey after five goals.
Adelaide 95 d Brisbane 78
3. Jordan Dawson
2. Rory Laird
1. Charlie Cameron
The Crows pushed their way up the ladder again with a big win against Brisbane who are still in the top four but are clearly slightly wounded. Dawson moves just one point behind the leaders after having 32 touches, having a couple of clearances with 10 tackles.
Rory Laird gets two votes having 27 touches with seven clearances. The final vote goes to Charlie Cameron who kicked four goals from just eight touches.
1. Nick Daicos (18)
1. Clayton Oliver (18)
3. Jordan Dawson (17)
4. Lachie Neale (13)
4. Zach Merrett (13)
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