AFL 2023 Brownlow Medal Predictor - Round Four

With games over five days this weekend there was plenty of footy to love.

St Kilda is now the clear ladder leader being the only undefeated team through four matches. Their match was just one of the close and exciting fixtures from the weekend.

The Edge of the Crowd writers have come together after the second round to submit their predicted Brownlow votes for Round Two.

Brisbane 116 d Collingwood 83

3. Charlie Cameron

2. Cam Rayner

1. Nick Daicos

There are few things better in the AFL than having Charlie Cameron up and about under lights. He slotted six goals for the Lions in their massive win over Collingwood. The few early questions about the Lions have now been answered and they are surely premiership contenders. Along with the six goals, Cameron also had 14 disposals and a clearance while gaining 299 metres.

While Charlie Cameron kicked six, it was his offsider in Cam Rayner who was next best with four. At 23 years old, he's now moving into the best part of his career and he showed that with three other goal assists during the match. Nick Daicos is now the Brownlow medal favourite and it's not hard to see why. He had 38 more touches as well as two goals to go along with five clearances in a loss.

North Melbourne 84 def by Carlton 107

3. Harry McKay

2. Charlie Curnow

1. Harry Sheezel

It was another goal fest for Carlton as they ran over the top of North Melbourne on Friday afternoon. McKay may have only kicked four goals compared to Curnow's six but his 16 disposals were more effective gaining the Kangaroos 331 metres while marking on 14 occasions.

Curnow had another great game for the Blues kicking six goals and a couple of behinds. A clearance while playing as the second ruckman also gains him some points. He's played just four games but Sheezel is a clear ball magnet. He had 37 touches on Friday while getting three clearances and a few tackles for good measure.

Adelaide 111 d Fremantle 72

3. Jordan Dawson

2. Josh Rachele

1. Andrew Brayshaw

It's hard to know what to make of last year's fifth-place team in Fremantle. They haven't lived up to the hype as shown by a big loss to Adelaide in which Adelaide's new number-one player Jordan Dawson dominated. He had 27 touches and five clearances while also chipping in a goal to grab the three votes.

Its two votes for Josh Rachele after he kicked three goals in a dominating performance both forward and through the middle with three goals and 20 touches to gain the Crows 381 metres. A lone vote goes to Fremantle's Andrew Brayshaw who once again found plenty of ball with 31 touches and five clearances while also laying seven tackles.

Richmond 84 def by Western Bulldogs 89

3. Bailey Dale

2. Tim English

1. Marcus Bontempelli

The Bulldogs are clearly on the way back up after a slow start to the season. Bailey Dale had plenty of impact through the middle of the ground having 30 touches for 625 metres gained. His ability to find the ball and to assist those up forward really was the difference in a tight match.

The all-tall strategy of the Dogs has backed off a little over the last few weeks and it has allowed Tim English to thrive. He kicked a couple while having an impact through the middle with 23 hit outs and three clearances. The Dogs captain gets the last vote for a great performance breaking through packs to gain the Dogs 11 clearances.

St Kilda 113 d Gold Coast 60

3. Mitch Owens

2. Jack Higgins

1. Noah Anderson

The ladder-leading Saints might not have the big names of other teams but their consistency has been impressive this season. Mitch Owens has shown the team's improvement through his own game and booted two goals this weekend to go along with 27 touches in an epic performance. Five hitouts when backing up in the ruck was also nice.

It seemed to be a weekend of small forward bags and Jack Higgins was just one of them. Along with the five goals he had 22 touches for a total of 324 metres gained. The final vote went to the Suns' Noah Anderson who was the highest disposal-getter of the match with 38 to go along with a goal and seven clearances.

Sydney 64 def by Port Adelaide 66

3. Aliir Aliir

2. Jeremy Finlayson

1. Oliver Florent

Statistically, it wasn't the best game in the world for Aliir Aliir who had 16 touches and five marks. But his impact both early and late in this game when it was really on the line was key to Port Adelaide winning the best game of the weekend.

While Allir was doing his work in the back, it was Finlayson who dominated up forward for Port Adelaide with three goals, a couple of clearances and hitouts in an extremely emotional performance. Florent is just another in the production line of Sydney gun midfielders. He had a massive 33 touches and kicked a goal while gaining 890 metres for the Swans.

Essendon 88 d Greater Western Sydney 75

3. Nick Haynes

2. Jake Stringer

1. Mason Redman

Essendon have been the surprise package in 2023, they now sit fourth on the ladder thanks to this win. Nick Haynes was best on ground with 26 touches and 17 marks across the match to go along with 426 metres gained. GWS might not have been able to get the win but it wasn't without Haynes leaving everything on the field.

Stringer is second in the votes for a great performance across both sides of the ground. He kicked four goals while also having 15 touches with four clearances. The final vote of the match goes to the upcoming Mason Redman who kicked a lone goal while having 27 touches in the middle.

West Coast 65 def by Melbourne 126

3. Christian Petracca

2. Brody Grundy

1. Tim Kelly

Who would have thought that four matches into the year Christian Petracca would be getting his first votes of the season? With three votes and 29 touches through the middle, it would have been impossible to leave him off this time around. Clayton Oliver had another good game but just not quite as good as Petracca, this week at least.

With Max Gawn out for the next month or so, there is plenty resting on the shoulders of Grundy. He stood up in this match with 33 hit outs and seven clearances in his first full-time match back in the middle. Tim Kelly continues a good run of form with two goals to go along with 36 touches for the Eagles.

Geelong 127 d Hawthorn 45

3. Jeremy Cameron

2. Mitch Duncan

1. Patrick Dangerfield

It wasn't that long ago that this match was the one everyone would be tuning into. But while Geelong has continued to be near the top the Hawks have bottomed out a little bit earlier. Jeremy Cameron was the best on field with seven goals to make sure he is still leading the Coleman medal race.

After Cameron, it was Mitch Duncan who continued the Geelong domination with 31 touches for a massive 439 metres gained. The final vote goes to the Geelong skipper for his 27 touches and singular goal while going forward. 10 clearances are really what guarantees him the votes over Cam Guthrie.

Brownlow Leaderboard

=1. Clayton Oliver (9)

=1. Nick Daicos (9)

3. Jeremy Cameron (7)

=4. Nick Larkey (6)

=4. Harry Sheezel (6)