Brownlow Medal Betting 2015
The Brownlow Medal is the greatest individual honour within the sport and is awarded to the player who polls the most votes throughout the regular season which are awarded by the umpires.
The prestigious award is named after Charlie Brownlow who played for Geelong and was a major contributor to the creation of the Victorian Football League.
The first ever Brownlow Medal was won by Edward Greeves who played for Geelong. Since 1924 there have been 87 medal counts with the only exception being 1942-1945 due to World War II.
The award has been one by some of the games greats including Haydn Bunton, Dick Reynolds, Bob Skilton, Ian Stewart, Gary Dempsey, Malcom Blight, Ross Glendinning, Brad Hardie, Gerard Healy and in recent years Adam Goodes, Chris Judd and Gary Ablett.
BROWNLOW MEDAL BETTING – HOW IT WORKS
Throughout the season, at the end of each match, the three field umpires award the best player on the field with three votes, second best with two and third best with one.
At the Brownlow Medal night, the votes are read out
Players that receive disciplinary action by the tribunal are made ineligible for the award. However, in season 2015 the AFL has simplified the tribunal system, making it that players that are found guilty of an offense but don’t miss a match will remain eligible.
Players that are found guilty of low-level offences will now receive fines, rather than the penalty of 125 points which the AFL hopes will ensure more players remain eligible.
With the votes being awarded by the field umpires, peoples opinions always vary on who should be awarded the votes for each game. For this reason, some of the results come as a surprise. Luxbet.com are prepared for this and offer a broad range of markets for punting on the award, like head-tohead categores and overall winner.
HOW TO FIND THE WINNER
- Look for players who have received votes in recent years (Especialy 3-vote games)
- Follow NAB Challenge form
- Look for a player who will get the majority of the votes for his team
- It’s known as the “mid-fielderds award”, so pick accordingly.
- Choose a player that’s durable and doesn’t get injured a lot.
TOP 5 PREDICTION FOR SEASON 2015
Gary Ablett – In 2014 Ablett was well on his way to winning another Brownlow Medal before succumbing to injury. After 15 rounds he had 22 votes and although missing the final seven games, he still finished. A fit, injury free Ablett is the man to beat.
Patrick Dangerfield – Gets the umpires attention it’s as simple as that. He’s a ball magnet, he’s exciting and he gets votes. Always has to be considered.
Nat Fyfe – Finished second last year with 25 votes but was ineligible due to suspension. He also missed four games throughout the year. He’s bulked up over the pre-season and if his shoulder holds up, he might just be holding up a Brownlow Medal at the end of the year.
Lance Franklin – His first year as a Swan was successful and there’s no reason why season two can’t be even better. He worked up the ground well, developed a good relationship with Tippet and his match winning moments always leaves him as a strong candidate for three votes.
Robbie Gray – In Brownlow Medial history, players need a break-out season before they’re on the umpires radars. Gray had that last year and he’s shown form in the pre-season. With Port expected to be competing for the top 4, he should poll well this year.
ROUGHIE FOR SEASON 2015
Ryan Griffen – Only polled five votes last year for the Western Bulldogs but now finds himself at GWS. He is a dual best and fairest winner and was an All-Australian in 2013. He has a point to prove and he’ll be racking up the possessions.
|2005||Ben Cousins||West Coast||20||East Fremantle|
|2006||Adam Goodes||Sydney Swans||26||Horsham/Nth Ballarat U18|
|2007||Jimmy Bartel||Geelong||29||Bell Park/Geelong U18|
|2008||Adam Cooney||Western Bulldogs||24||West Adelaide (SA)|
|2009||Gary Ablett||Geelong||30||Modewarre/Geelong U18|
|2010||Chris Judd||Cartlon||30||Caulf Gram/Sandr U18|
|2011||Dane Swan||Collingwood||34||Westmeadows/Calder U18|
|2012||Jobe Watson||Essendon||30||Xavier Coll/Sandr U18|
|2013||Gary Ablett||Gold Coast||28||Modewarre/Gellong U18|
|2014||Matt Priddis||West Coast||26||Subiacotat|