AFL 2023 Brownlow Predictor - Round Six

A beautiful ANZAC round saw some great matches and some individuals that rose to the occasion.

Along with some beautiful ANZAC Day tributes this week, we saw some incredible performances across all teams.

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

Fremantle 69 def by Western Bulldogs 118

3. Marcus Bontempelli

2. Tim English

1. Luke Ryan

Round six kicked off with a big win for the Dogs over the Dockers in Perth. It's pretty clear Fremantle is nowhere near the quality that saw them finish fifth last season. A massive match by the Dogs captain sees him pick up three votes with him coming home with two goals, 31 touches and eight clearances through the middle while also laying 10 tackles, simply dominant.

Tim English gets the two votes for a solid performance across both the forward line and in the ruck. The big man had 34 hit outs and 20 touches while also kicking a goal and setting up another. The final vote goes to the ever-predictable Luke Ryan who has been incredible this season and had another 30 touches with a couple of clearances.

Port Adelaide 109 d West Coast 69

3. Connor Rozee

2. Willem Drew

1. Jeremy Finlayson

The match may have come out the gates pretty even but eventually, Port Adelaide did run over the top of West Coast who were depleted with injuries and simply undermanned. Rozee continues to show his class both in the midfield and up forward having 29 touches and kicking a couple of goals during key stages.

One of the most underrated players in a strong Port Adelaide lineup gets the two votes. Drew had a great match finding the ball on 25 disposals with six clearances and a goal. The final vote goes to the big forward, no not Charlie Dixon but Finlayson who is putting together a great month of footy, it was another bag for him with five goals.

GWS Giants 87 def by Brisbane Lions 108

3. Charlie Cameron

2. Josh Kelly

1. Stephen Coniglio

The football finally made its way back to Canberra this weekend, no better weekend to spend in the capital than ANZAC weekend. The best of the week will come as no surprise with Charlie Cameron finding the goals on no less than seven occasions along with having 15 disposals and six marks.

It's Giants players getting the last three votes between them for the simple reason that despite the win, Brisbane didn't have many singular players stand out. Josh Kelly got a massive 41 touches on a massive Manuka Oval while Coniglio had 38 with nine clearances and a goal assist.

Geelong 130 d Sydney 37

3. Patrick Dangerfield

2. Jeremy Cameron

1. Tom Hawkins

It was a slow start to the season for the Cats but now six weeks in all of a sudden the Cats are back as premiership contenders. The Grand Final rematch was just as one-sided as it was in September of last year and Dangerfield once again had a massive impact with 31 touches, seven clearances and a goal of his own, all while setting up three more.

The two big forwards for Geelong finish up the votes. Firstly it's Jeremy Cameron for his five goals, but it's the 17 disposals compared to just eight for Hawkins that differentiates the two. Each week is now all about keeping the momentum rolling for the Cats.

Hawthorn 76 def by Adelaide 79

3. Rory Sloane

2. Taylor Walker

1. Conor Nash

The Hawks got close down in Tasmania but are still off the pace of a team like the Crows who have not solidly set themselves within the top eight. It was a game for the veterans as Sloane racked up 30 touches and five clearances along with a goal assist.

It's another veteran in the votes for the Crows with two votes. Taylor Walker was back at his best in the forward line kicking four goals and having 20 touches while also laying four tackles. The final vote goes to Conor Nash with 28 touches and a goal while also picking up seven clearances.

Carlton 60 def by St Kilda 82

3. Mitch Owens

2. Dan Butler

1. Adam Cerra

Carlton and the Saints were set up for the match of the round with Carlton needing to get back on the winning train after starting the season well. It wasn't to be though with young gun Mitch Owens leading the Saints to a win with his two goals and 16 touches while picking up four clearances and a few hit-outs for good measure.

Butler was the best up forward for the Saints with his three goals. He's incredibly quick and incredibly dangerous up forward and he got plenty of ball with 15 touches and three tackles. Adam Cerra had the most touches for the match with 39 along with a goal in an epic match that would have earnt him three votes in a win.

Gold Coast 97 d North Melbourne 54

3. Ben King

2. Noah Anderson

1. Lachie Weller

This match was a test for the Suns, they needed to prove the side is better than the bottom four and that's what happened with a 43-point win. There has been plenty of speculation about Ben King and he proved why he's an in-demand man with five goals and five marks in a great key forward performance.

The young gun Noah Anderson gets the two votes for 28 touches and a tackle. But the real kicker for him was eight clearances through the middle to get King the ball as often as possible. Weller also had 28 touches but didn't have the clearances meaning he gets one vote.

Melbourne 96 d Richmond 78

3. Jack Viney

2. Clayton Oliver

1. Tim Taranto

Melbourne has launched itself back into the top four this week with a big win over the Tigers that was led by Viney. He was a gun through the middle and up forward with 30 touches, a goal and five clearances to gain more than 300 metres.

Oliver is in the votes once again, his ability to find the ball and use it well is second to none in this competition. He had 31 touches, kicked a goal and had six clearances in an epic performance. The final vote goes to the Tigers Taranto with 33 touches and six clearances giving the Tigers more than 400 metres.

Collingwood 90 d Essendon 77

3. Nick Daicos

2. Jordan De Goey

1. Mason Redman

Essendon looked set for a massive ANZAC DAY win three quarters through the match but the might of Essendo led by the incredible efforts from Nick Daicos got the Pies over the line. Daicos had a massive 40 touches across the match with a couple of clearances to get more than 400 metres gained for the Pies. He of course also took home the ANZAC Day medal.

Jordan De Goey gets the two votes for this match for his effort across both the midfield and up forward. He kicked a couple of goals to go with 28 touches, he simply continues to get the job done. The final vote of the match goes to Mason for 23 touches and putting in a massive effort to get Essendon the big lead they had at three-quarter time.


1. Nick Daicos (15)

2. Clayton Oliver (14)

3. Jeremy Cameron (10)

4. Harry Sheezel (7)

4. Jordan Dawson (7)