Brownlow Medal Race: Who’ll Be AFL’s Best?

The Brownlow medal is the AFL’s night of nights and you wouldn't bet against another glitz and glamour occasion on Monday the 22nd of September.

The Brownlow medal is the AFL’s night of nights and another glitz and glamour occasion is expected on Monday the 22nd of September. For the WAGS it’s all about whose dressed best on the evening while the players will find out who’s been the best and fairest combatant over the season. Unibet, which offers new customers up to $300 in betting bonuses, has an All In Market on the 2014 winner.

The System is a simple, umpires decide the best 3 players on the ground in each game of each round. The top player scores 3 points, 2nd best 2, while the third best individual gains 1 point. Those votes are tallied after the final round in the regular season and the man that has the most points wins the Brownlow. The medal can be shared if there’s a tie but players who have been suspended during the season are ineligible to win.

Geelong Captain Joel Selwood is favouirte to take out the game’s top individual prize. The Cat’s midfielder has had another superb season and he’s under $3 to erase the memories of last year when he finished second in the count by 1 vote to Gold Coast Sun Gary Abblett. Dual Brownlow medalist Abblett is once again in the mix to win another Charlie. A genuine superstar of the game, he had the Suns in the finals hunt before his Gold Coast side fell away at the back end of the season. Abblett was the Brownlow favourite with the bookies at the 3 quarter mark of the competition but an injury saw the midfielder drop to the second line of betting.

With Players Player of the Year Nathan Fyfe ineligible to win the Brownlow, it appears to be a 2 horse race between the former Geelong team mates. Port Adelaide’s Robbie Gray is on the third line of betting paying around $8. Gray’s odds plummeted after he was named Champion Player of the Year by the AFL coaches, but it’s a well-known fact that coaches and umpires rarely agree.

Gary Ablett would be only the fifth player in AFL/VFL history to win the Brownlow 3 times if he is number 1 in 2014, while Selwood’s searching for his first top gong. But could someone upset the apple kart and steal the award?

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