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2022 AFL Brownlow Medal: Round 3 Votes

April 4th 2022, 2:16pm, By: Brownlow Bandit

AFL Brownlow Round 3

Once again there were some tremendous performances in Round 3 that will attract the attention of the umpires for Brownlow votes. There were none more impressive than Patrick Cripps who again led from the front for the Blues who are now 3-0 and eyeing off finals in season 2022.

It was the round of comebacks! Adelaide pinched an amazing Showdown win against Port Adelaide, the Saints came back to rock the Tigers, while the Cats were incredible in their final quarter surge against the Pies. Even the Hawks stormed back against the Blues, but Carlton were able to hang on in that one by just the solitary point.

And while the stars were starting to shine across the competition, this round saw the re-introduction of the old-fashioned hard tag across a number of games. Andrew McGrath stayed on top of Christian Petracca, Kayne Turner was keeping a close eye on Lachie Neale and Jackson Nelson kept Andrew Brayshaw quiet for one half at least. Something to keep an eye on!

Check out our thoughts and Brownlow vote predictions for Round 3 below!

AFL Brownlow Round 3 Overview

It's the Patrick Cripps show in 2022. The Blues superstar is back to his absolute best and is highly likely to have 9 Brownlow votes from the first three rounds of the season. He's now a clear betting favourite in the Brownlow market with $5.80 available at Betfair.

Many other Brownlow contenders missed out on votes in Round 3 but Clayton Oliver ($13 on Betfair) and Patrick Dangerfield ($22 on Betfair) are two likely to poll in Round 3.

We'll have an updated Brownlow Medal leaderboard posted shortly.



AFL Round 3 Brownlow Votes

Western Bulldogs 9.17.71 def Sydney 9.6.60

It wasn’t the greatest spectacle, but the Dogs got a much-needed win against the Swans to kick off Round 3. Tim English played one of his best games with 24 disposals, 28 hitouts, 8 marks, 8 clearances and 12 score involvements in a brilliant effort. Josh Dunkley (31 disposals, 11 tackles, 6 clearances), Bailey Smith (31 disposals) and Lachie Hunter (28 disposals, 7 marks) were the major ball winners on the ground. Nick Blakey was arguably best for the Swans with 25 disposals and 8 marks.

TIm English - 3
Josh Dunkley - 2
Lachie Hunter - 1

Melbourne 14.15.99 def Essendon 10.10.70

The Dees haven’t always been at their best so far this season, yet they are 3-0 after getting home against the Bombers. WIth Christian Petracca well held, it was Clayton Oliver who was left to run free and he amassed 38 disposals, 8 marks and 8 clearances to be best afield. Angus Brayshaw had a ridiculous 20 marks in his 34 disposals, while Ed Langdon also ran amok with 31 disposals and a Goal of the Year contender! Dylan Shiel was best for the Bombers with 25 disposals and 6 clearances.

Clayton Oliver - 3
Angus Brayshaw - 2
Ed Langdon - 1

Adelaide 15.6.96 def Port Adelaide 13.14.92

An amazing finish to Showdown 51 saw gun recruit Jordan Dawson kick an amazing goal after the final siren to pinch the game for the Crows as they kicked the last four goals of the game. Dawson was the match winner and picked up the Showdown Medal for his 24 disposals, 6 marks and 2 goals. Rory Laird (31 disposals, 7 clearances) and Matt Crouch (29 disposals) were also good for the Crows. Reigning Brownlow medalist Ollie Wines (30 disposals, 7 tackles) tried hard for the Power while Todd Marshall kicked 5 goals from his 11 disposals.

Jordan Dawson - 3
Rory Laird - 2
Ollie Wines - 0.5
Todd Marshall - 0.5

GWS Giants 12.11.83 def Gold Coast 8.9.57

The Giants were always in control and ended up with a comfortable victory over the Suns. Tim Taranto was the dominant player on the ground with 35 disposals, 8 tackles, 6 clearances and a goal. Tom Green (28 disposals, 6 clearances, 2 goals) and Stephen Coniglio (32 disposals, 5 tackles, 10 clearances) also won plenty of ball while Brayden Preuss (16 disposals, 34 hitouts, 7 clearances) won the battle in the ruck. Brayden Fiorini (25 disposals) was best for the Suns.

Tim Taranto - 3
Tom Green - 2
Stephen Coniglio - 1

Collingwood 13.13.91 def by Geelong 16.8.104

The Pies piled on nine goals in the third quarter, but the Cats booted the last seven goals of the game to come from behind to pinch victory in Joel Selwood’s record-breaking game as captain. Jeremy Cameron was the star, booting 6 goals from 14 disposals and 9 marks. Patrick Dangerfield (25 disposals, 5 tackles, 5 clearances, 1 goal) and Tom Stewart (29 disposals) won the most disposals for the Cats. Jamie Elliott was best for the Pies with 26 disposals, 5 tackles and 2 goals.

Jeremy Cameron - 3
Patrick Dangerfield - 2
Jamie Elliott - 1

Brisbane 23.18.156 def North Melbourne 7.6.48

The Lions thumped the Roos in a completely one-sided match at the Gabba. The Lions had winners all over the ground with Lincoln McCarthy (5 goals, 15 disposals, 8 marks), Zac Bailey (4 goals, 17 disposals) and Joe Daniher (3 goals, 15 disposals, 9 marks) smashing the scoreboard while Dayne Zorko (28 disposals, 10 marks), Jarryd Lyons (28 disposals, 8 marks, 2 goals) and Hugh McCluggage (29 disposals, 6 marks) won plenty of ball.

Dayne Zorko - 2.5
Lincoln McCarthy - 2.5
Jarryd Lyons - 1

Carlton 11.8.74 def Hawthorn 11.7.73

An amazing game saw the Blues blow a 41-point lead before fighting back to clinch a dramatic one-point win over the Hawks. Patrick Cripps was once again the star of the show with 31 disposals, 11 tackles, 6 clearances and a goal in another likely best-on-ground performance. Sam Docherty (33 disposals, 13 marks), Sam Walsh (32 disposals, 8 marks) and Matthew Kennedy (30 disposals, 7 marks) were also prolific. Changkouth Jiath (27 disposals, 8 marks) was best for the Hawks off half-back.

Patrick Cripps - 3
Chankouth Jiath - 2
Sam Docherty - 1

St.Kilda 18.9.117 def Richmond 13.6.84

The Saints surged late, coming back from 25 points down with ten goals in a row to secure victory by 33 points against the Tigers. Brad Crouch was the best four-quarter performer with 29 disposals, 9 tackles, 11 clearances and a goal. Jade Gresham (32 disposals) was busy while Max King again turned the game on its head with a burst in the final quarter to end the day with 4 goals from 13 disposals and 7 marks. Jayden Short (31 disposals, 8 marks) and Nathan Broad (25 disposals, 12 marks) were best for the Tigers.

Brad Crouch - 3
Jade Gresham - 2
Max King - 1

West Coast 7.5.47 def by Fremantle 15.12.102

A pretty lacklustre WA Derby saw the Dockers run away with a hefty win. Lachie Schultz won the Medal for best afield for his 23 disposals, 8 marks and 2 goals. Heath Chapman (23 disposals, 8 marks) and Blake Acres (22 disposals, 10 marks, 1 goal) were valuable while Andrew Brayshaw shook off a hard tag to finish with 26 disposals. Jeremy McGovern (21 disposals, 11 marks) and Shannon Hurn (27 disposals, 12 marks) were kept busy in defence for the Eagles.

Lachie Schultz - 3
Jeremy McGovern - 2
Shannon Hurn - 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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