Brownlow Medal Odds
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Who's got what it takes to join the ranks of the AFL's best and fairest in season 2013?
About the Brownlow Medal
The Brownlow Medal is the AFL's highest individual honour; the ultimate nod to a player's unwavering sportsmanship and talent throughout the season proper. As one of the most prestigious accolades in Australian sport, the trophy acknowledges skill and character in equal measure.
The Charles Brownlow Trophy commonly referred to as the Brownlow, or affectionately Charlie, is named in memory of Australian Football administrator Charles Brownlow; a tireless supporter and developer of the game. Introduced in 1924 following Brownlow's death, this umpire voted award - votes cast 3-2-1 - plays tribute to the player deemed the fairest and best afield each match of the home and away season. To be illegible, a player must not have been suspended by the AFL Tribunal during the season.
Announced at a glamorous ceremony held at Melbourne's Crown Palladium annually, the Brownlow Medal Count is the AFL's night-of-nights. The televised red carpet event is all about showcasing footy's finest, the WAGS (wives and girlfriends) and what they are wearing, oh, and celebrating the players and the season that was.
Past Winners of the Brownlow Medal
To be named a Brownlow Medallist is truly an exceptional feat. To gain that accolade on more than one occasional is the mark of a true AFL legend. There are 13 true legends of the game.
Since the AFL proper in 1990, three players have won dual Brownlow's: Chris Judd (2004 with the Eagles, 2010 with Carlton), the Swan's Adam Goodes (2003, 2006) and St Kilda's Robert Harvey (1997-98). Incidentally, Harvey is the only player in AFL history to claim successive trophies. VFL/AFL great Greg Williams won one with Sydney in 1986 and another with Carlton under the AFL banner in 1994. In total, nine VFL/AFL players have claimed two Brownlows. Four champions of the VFL have won the prestigious award three times: Fitzroy's Hayden Bunton (1931-32, and 1935), St Kilda and Richmond player Ian Stewart (1965-66, and 1971), Essendon legend Dick Reynolds (1934, and 1937-38), and South Melbourne identity Bob 'Bobby' Skilton (1959, 1963, 1968). Essendon captain Jobe Watson is the reigning Brownlow medallist.
Betting on the Brownlow Medal
Brownlow Medal Betting is a stand-alone sport. Picking a Brownlow Medallist requires research, and being a dab hand at spotting that something special on field. A Brownlow Medal winning performance is a delicate mix of form and stats, balanced with entertainment factor and crowd inspiring flair, all packaged within the spirit of fair and decent conduct.
The usual suspects - Gary Ablett Jnr, Scott Pendlebury, Dane Swan and Sam Mitchell - are all offering short odds in the lead-up to the 2013 season proper. Ablett is joined by Richmond's Trent Cotchin and 2012 winner Jobe Watson as the favourites for the league's top individual gong. Dual winner and perennial favourite Chris Judd is amongst the highly fancied, as is the AFL's young crop of stars; classy play-making Crow Patrick Dangerfield, Fremantle's excitement machine Nathan Fyfe and 2012 Brownlow stand-out, polling 19 votes, Swan Josh Kennedy.