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Round 4 Results

Round 4 wrapped up on Sunday and once again COVID has thrown round 5 into some disarray with the Qld government not allowing Victorians into the state.  With a bit of a reshuffle we should still see 9 games next week!  Onto the votes, check out the latest markets here, Brownlow odds. Swans vs Bulldogs I’ll have to admit, I sat down to watch this one and found it really hard to keep interested, whether it’s just the season in general or it was a fairly average game I’m not sure.  I have the Bont finally getting on the voters board here with a BOG performance, Papley with his 4 goals and English coming of age? 3          Marcus Bontempelli 2          Tom Papley 1          Tim English Giants vs Pies A close one here with Giants getting over the line and the Pies losing their high flying defender with a sickly looking knee injury.  As much as people dislike Toby Greene, he can play football… Pendlebury is still ageing like a fine wine and Grundy continues to hold onto that #1 ruck mantle. 3          Toby Greene 2          Scott Pendlebury 1          Brodie Grundy Power vs Eagles Port have done very well during this hub period, not so much my West Coast Eagles.  All votes should be on Port here, Dixon with his 6 goals, Ebert contributing at the high half forward role and Westhoff around the grounds.  Kelly, Gaff, Shuey and Kennedy were decent for West Coast, but the margin tells me they won’t feature in the votes. 3          Charlie Dixon 2          Brad Ebert 1          Justin Westhoff Saints vs Tigers Oh when the Saints!  Big scalp here for St Kilda with a win over the Tigers.  Dan Butler was up and about early and has shown his ability when given the opportunity this year.  I have Billings and Marshall rounding out the votes. 3          Dan Butler 2          Jack Billings 1          Rowan Marshall Suns vs Dockers I have not been as excited to see a flaming red head play since Michael Voss, but Matthew Rowell is surpassing the hype!  This was the game I was most excited to watch this weekend, I never thought I would say that about a Suns game, but they are playing with a lot of confidence right now and Rowell already looks like the leader out there barking orders at his older teammates.  Freo got close, but the Suns did enough in the end, and Dockers will be without Fyfe for at least a few weeks now with a hamstring injury. 3          Matthew Rowell 2          Michael Walters 1          Jarrod Witts Bombers vs Blues 2 wins on the trot for the Blues!  Not much else to say here, but are the Blues on the way up? 3          Sam Docherty 2          Levi Casboult 1          David Cuningham   Lions vs Crows This game provided us with a nice clear Brownlow leader in Lachie Neale, not even a hard tag could slow him down, and with the injury to Fyfe expect Neales odds to really shorten.  Bummed I couldn’t get Lachie at odds of $51 like a did pre round 1 last year.  Anyway, Crows are getting smashed from pillar to post, they a showed a bit of heart later in the game, but it was too little too late. 3          Lachie Neale 2          Hugh McGluggage 1          Jarrod Berry Demons vs Cats Another close game with the Cats edging the Dees with a BOG performance by Mr Dangerfield himself, who has been quiet so far this season.  Gawn was dominant for the Dees literally a bees dick behind Grundy as the #1 ruck in the competition. 3          Patrick Dangerfield 2          Max Gawn 1          Cam Guthrie Hawks vs Roos The Hawks got the job done here over the Roos, with quite a few close games, good teams losing, and bad teams winning, it’s safe to say that COVID has had a major impact on not just regular life, but also AFL clubs.  Some have adjusted better and some just haven’t been able to make the changes required.  Wingard led the Hawks here along with Mitchell.  Higgins was vital again for the Roo’s and I feel he is one of the most underrated AFL players, even by myself when allocating votes over the years. 3          Chad Wingard 2          Shaun Higgins 1          Tom Mitchell Onto round 5 where I will also take a look at the current leaderboard.

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