Nathan Fyfe favourite to win the 2014 Brownlow Medal… kind of

Posted by on 1/8/2014
Filled in: AFL

We learnt two things after last night’s Fremantle v Carlton match.

1. Cameron Wood may be heading back to the VFL after his howler in the dying minutes.

2. Nathan Fyfe would probably win the Brownlow if he wasn’t suspended.

After a brilliant performance, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has priced Fyfe at $3.00 to join the likes of Chris Grant and Corey McKernan and get the most votes on Brownlow night, only to be ineligible due to a dubious suspension.

To put things in perspective, Fyfe would clearly be the favourite if he was eligible, with the likes of Josh Kennedy priced at $3.75 and Scott Pendlebury $4.25 heading the official Brownlow market.

“Fyfe has had his best season and I don’t think there is any doubt he would have received the three votes in the Carlton game. Unfortunately, it looks a safe bet that he may be watching his name get read out the most on Brownlow night from his couch at home,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

Ineligible players to ‘win’ the Brownlow – price to get the most Brownlow votes

$3.00   Nathan Fyfe to get the most votes

$18      Steve Johnson to get the most votes

$34      Tom Rockliff to get the most votes

$81      Brendan Goddard to get the most votes

$151    Hamish Hartlett to get the most votes

$201    Steele Sidebottom to get the most votes

$201    Haydn Ballantyne to get the most votes

$251    Matthew Stokes to get the most votes
$501    Luke Shuey to get the most votes

Brownlow Medal

(Prices in brackets from Monday 28 July)
$3.75     Josh Kennedy
                       (out from $3.50)         
$4.25     Scott Pendlebury                   (out from $3.50)
$6.00     Joel Selwood                         (steady)
$6.00     Gary Ablett                            (steady)
$14        Travis Boak                           (steady)
$16        Matthew Priddis                   (in from $21)
$16        Brent Harvey                         (steady)
$21        Lance Franklin                       (out from $14)
$23        Trent Cotchin                        (steady)
$23        Patrick Dangerfield               (steady)           
Others quoted