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2022 AFL Brownlow Medal: Round 2 Votes

March 28th 2022, 9:21pm, By: Brownlow Bandit

AFL Brownlow Votes Round 2

Round 2 of the AFL season is in the books with a couple of upsets that are throwing 2022 AFL tipping competitions into some early turmoil. Lucky our 2022 AFL Brownlow Medal tips are here to keep things on track this season!

As usual, we’ll share our thoughts from every match of the season, along with our vote allocations using our own system which has a proven profitable history over many years. For full details on how it works, see the section at the bottom of the page. We hope you'll use our free Brownlow tips to help you find value during the season and built a green book before the big night.

2022 AFL Brownlow Round 2 Overview

Christian Petracca and Patrick Cripps both look certain on 6 Brownlow votes after the first 2 rounds of action. Both are in supreme form and look unstoppable. Lachie Neale is also a chance to be with them after another best-on-ground performance. They are now the three favourites in the Brownlow betting markets.

Petracca - $6.00
Cripps - $7.00
Neale - $9.00

If you're looking for some value outside of those three, then now might be the time to consider building a book around Marcus Bontempelli ($18), Jack Steele ($18), Touk Miller ($18), Darcy Parish ($25) and Ollie Wines ($26).

It's an interesting round for Brownlow voting as there were several bags of goals from key forwards which typically don't attract umpire's attention but were clearly match-defining performances.



AFL Round 2 Brownlow Votes

Western Bulldogs 13.12.90 def by Carlton 16.6.102

Are the Blues the real deal? They’ve upset Richmond and the Bulldogs in the first two weeks and now have a soft couple of games ahead to really set themselves up for a finals push in 2022. Once again Patrick Cripps was amazing with 35 disposals, 11 clearances and 2 goals, and he probably now has 6 votes from the first two games. Matthew Kennedy (31 disposals, 6 clearances, 1 goal) provided good support while the twin towers of Harry McKay (15 disposals, 12 marks, 4 goals) and Charlie Curnow (16 disposals, 5 goals) are certain to figure in the votes. Adam Treloar was best for the Dogs with 32 disposals, 6 clearances and 1 goal.

Patrick Cripps - 3
Harry McKay - 1.5
Charlie Curnow - 1.5

Sydney 17.5.107 def Geelong 10.11.77

This game was all about the anticipation, and then ultimately the celebration, of Lance Franklin’s 1000th career goal. The game was brought to a stand still in the final quarter as thousands rushed the field in a spectacular event for AFL fans. Buddy was pretty good with his 4 goals from 10 disposals and 7 marks, but it would be a little biased if a Brownlow vote went his way. Isaac Heeney was best with 21 disposals, 5 tackles and 5 goals, while Callum Mills (29 disposals, 7 marks, 6 clearances, 1 goal) and Errol Gulden (21 disposals, 2 goals) were also very good. Brad Close played a lone hand for the Cats with 18 disposals, 5 tackles and 4 goals.

Isaac Heeney - 3
Brad Close - 2
Errol Gulden - 0.5
Callum Mills - 0.5

Collingwood 15.10.100 def Adelaide 8.10.58

There were hot Pies at the ‘G’ as Collingwood easily accounted for the Crows. Jack Crisp (26 disposals, 10 tackles), Scott Pendlebury (28 disposals, 6 marks) and Jordan De Goey (24 disposals, 6 clearances, 1 goal) were among Collingwood’s best. Ben Keays tried hard for the Crows with 37 disposals and 9 marks in the losing effort.

Jack Crisp - 3
Scott Pendlebury - 2
Ben Keays - 0.5
Jordan De Goey - 0.5

Essendon 10.15.75 def by Brisbane 15.7.97

The Bombers jumped out to an early lead, but the Lions reeled them in to get the win. Lachie Neale was unreal as he is back to his Brownlow form with 41 disposals, 6 marks, 12 clearances and 2 goals. Daniel Rich (29 disposals), Dayne Zorko (33 disposals, 16 marks) and Hugh McLuggage (19 disposals, 6 marks, 3 goals) were also good for the Lions. Zach Merrett (31 disposals, 1 goal) and Darcy Parish (35 disposals, 6 clearances) were prolific, while Peter Wright was sensational in the first quarter but died out of the game to end with 15 disposals, 11 marks and 3 goals.

Lachie Neale - 3
Darcy Parish - 2
Hugh McLuggage - 1

Port Adelaide 7.14.56 def by Hawthorn 19.6.120

The Power will be gutted by this loss to the Hawks as they now sit bottom of the ladder after Round 2. Mitch Lewis was a force at full forward with 5 goals from 11 disposals and 7 marks, while Tom Mitchell (28 disposals), Jaeger O’Meara (22 disposals, 6 tackles) and Jack Scrimshaw (22 disposals, 6 marks) were among the Hawks’ best. Were they best on field? The Port midfielders had way more of the ball, but will that equate to Brownlow votes? Travis Boak (39 disposals, 7 marks, 9 tackles, 11 clearances), Karl Amon (38 disposals, 8 marks, 6 tackles, 5 clearances), Ollie Wines (36 disposals) and Zac Butters (29 disposals, 11 tackles) could all be considered for votes.

Mitch Lewis - 3
Tom Mitchell - 2
Travis Boak - 1

Gold Coast 10.9.69 def by Melbourne 12.10.82

The Dees did enough to get the points against the Suns with their stars again dominant. Christian Petracca is going to be hard to stop in the Brownlow race with another 3 votes coming for his 40 disposals and 6 clearances. Clayton Oliver (34 disposals, 13 clearances, 1 goal) and Jake Bowey (34 disposals, 9 marks) also won plenty of ball. However it was Luke Jackson who setup the win with a sparkling performance with 21 disposals, 16 hitouts, 7 clearances and 2 goals. Touk Miller was typically busy with 38 disposals (including 17 in the first quarter alone!), 7 tackles and 9 clearances.

Christian Petracca - 3
Luke Jackson - 2
Touk Miller - 1

North Melbourne 10.14.74 def West Coast 8.11.59

A pretty ordinary game between an undermanned West Coast and a youthful Kangaroos. Nick Larkey was the star with 6 goals from 16 disposals and 7 marks, while Hugh Greenwood (29 disposals, 10 tackles, 9 clearances) and Jack Ziebell (29 disposals, 14 marks) were the chief ball winners. The Eagles tried but didn’t have many winners on the ground. One who stood out was Willie Rioli who was all class for his 4 goals and 18 disposals.

Nick Larkey - 3
Willie Rioli - 2
Hugh Greenwood - 1

Richmond 16.13.109 def GWS Giants 10.13.73

The Tigers were too good for the Giants who slumped to a 0-2 start to the season. Jayden Short (33 disposals, 10 marks) and Nathan Broad (22 disposals, 9 marks) were in control at half-back, while Noah Balta (10 disposals, 6 marks and 4 goals) and Shai Bolton (17 disposals, 6 marks, 2 goals) finished their work up forward. The Giants won more of the ball with Tom Green (34 disposals, 6 marks, 6 clearances), Josh Kelly (26 disposals, 7 marks, 2 goals) and Tim Taranto (27 disposals, 6 marks, 2 goals) all contributing but it wasn’t enough to get over the line.

Jayden Short - 3
Noah Balta - 2
Shai Bolton - 0.5
Tom Green - 0.5

Fremantle 8.7.55 def by St.Kilda 9.11.65

A stirring away win in the West for the Saints was inspired by the goal-scoring of Max King (4 goals, 11 disposals, 6 marks) and Jack Higgins (4 goals, 16 disposals) in a low-scoring contest. Brad Hill (30 disposals, 6 marks) and Brad Crouch (29 disposals) were also strong for the Saints. Andrew Brayshaw had one of the great statistical games but it might not be enough for the 3 votes. Brayshaw had 40 disposals, 10 marks, 8 tackles, 1 goal and a whopping 181 fantasy points, but it’s a case of quantity versus quality. Luke Ryan was also good for Freo with 32 disposals and 9 marks.

Andrew Brayshaw - 2.5
Jack Higgins - 2.5
Max King - 1




For those who need a refresher on how our Brownlow vote predictor system works, we assign 6 votes per game so that our total votes are the same as the official 3-2-1 system, however we break up those votes as we see fit across potentially more than three players. Some games are really tough to call which way the votes will go, so a better predictive model is to split performances and assign half points to each player where there is doubt. So for example if two players dominate and it's too hard to split their performance, they are given 2.5 votes each, with the remaining 1 vote given to another player(s). This will give us a predictive total closer to their true total, rather than guessing. We can then form a 'range' for each player (i.e. a min and max we think players can poll) with the thinking behind this that the variations from the half votes will even out over the long term.

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