Nobby Clarke 2019


#1

Voting will close Wednesday 6pm.

Will keep the results for each round here…and the cumulative total in the first post.

Cumulative after Round 2

Adam Saad 8
Dyson Heppell 5
Michael Hurley 5
Kyle Langford 3
Aaron Francis 3
Jake Stringer 3
Andrew McGrath 2
Dylan Shiel 1


#2

Round 1 vs GWS

Heppell 59
Saad 56
Langford 38
McGrath, Francis 18

Stringer 15
Shiel 13
Smith, Tippa 5
Baguley 2
Ridley, Ambrose 1

McGrath got votes from 12 people compared to Francis 11


#3

Round 2 vs St Kilda

Michael Hurley 92
Adam Saad 90
Jake Stringer 75
Aaron Francis 37
Dylan Shiel 18

McGrath, Ambrose 4
Bellchambers 3
Zaharakis, Heppell 2
Brown, Baguley, Parish 1

So…
Hurley 5
Saad 4
Stringer 3
Francis 2
Shiel 1


#4

Round 3 vs Melbourne

Dyson Heppell 5
Dylan Shiel 4
David Zaharakis 3
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 2
Jake Stringer 1

Cumulative
Dyson Heppell 10
Adam Saad 8
Dylan Shiel 5
Michael Hurley 5
Jake Stringer 4
Kyle Langford 3
Aaron Francis 3
David Zaharakis 3
Andrew McGrath 2
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 2


#5

Round 4 vs Brisbane

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 5
Zach Merrett 4
Mitch Brown 3
Michael Hurley 2
Patrick Ambrose 1

Cumulative

Dyson Heppell 10
Adam Saad 8
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7
Michael Hurley 7
Dylan Shield 5
Jake Stringer 4
Zach Merrett 4
Aaron Francis 3
Kyle Langford 3
Mitch Brown 3
David Zaharakis 3
Andrew McGrath 2
Patrick Ambrose 1

Just a reminder that you can’t give votes to the same player more than once. If it’s the same player 3 times, the vote would be counted. If twice, the lower vote won’t be counted.

And no half-votes


#6

Round 5 vs North Melbourne

Dylan Shiel 5
Zach Merrett 4
Dyson Heppell 3
Orazio Fantasia 2
Conor McKenna 1

Cumulative

Dyson Heppell 13
Dylan Shiel 10
Adam Saad 8
Zach Merrett 8
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7
Michael Hurley 7
Jake Stringer 4
Aaron Francis 3
Kyle Langford 3
Mitch Brown 3
David Zaharakis 3
Andrew McGrath 2
Orazio Fantasia 2
Patrick Ambrose 1
Conor McKenna 1


#7

Good to see Langers is still hanging in there.


#8

Round 6 vs Collingwood

Adam Saad 5
Joe Daniher 4
Jake Stringer 3
Matt Guelfi 2
Patrick Ambrose 1

Cumulative

Dyson Heppell 13
Adam Saad 13
Dylan Shiel 10
Zach Merrett 8
Michael Hurley 7
Jake Stringer 7
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7
Joe Daniher 4
Kyle Langford 3
Aaron Francis 3
David Zaharakis 3
Mitch Brown 3
Andrew McGrath 2
Orazio Fantasia 2
Patrick Ambrose 2
Matt Guelfi 2
Conor McKenna 1


#9

Round 7 vs Geelong

Jake Stringer 5
Darcy Parish 4
Dylan Shiel 3
Michael Hurley 2
Dyson Heppell, Mason Redman 0.5

Cumulative

Dyson Heppell 13.5
Dylan Shiel 13
Adam Saad 13
Jake Stringer 12
Michael Hurley 9
Zach Merrett 8
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7
Joe Daniher 4
Darcy Parish 4
Kyle Langford 3
Aaron Francis 3
David Zaharakis 3
Mitch Brown 3
Andrew McGrath 2
Orazio Fantasia 2
Patrick Ambrose 2
Matt Guelfi 2
Conor McKenna 1
Mason Redman 0.5


#10

So after 7 Rounds nineteen players have votes.
That seems a really high number.

Not sure if I should see this as an example of our player depth, and a strength, or if it’s a reflection of serious inconsistency by too many players?


#11

not sure on how the votes were tracking by round 7 last year, but last two awards (final tally) we had 2018: 26 players with votes
2017: 21 players with votes

I think the more who get votes the better as it shows a spread of players doing well enough to attract the expert eye of Blitzers


#12

I just dug out the records for 2017 and 2018. I can confirm in both those seasons after 7 rounds 14 players had received Nobby votes. So @WindsockBoy’s summation that 19 players having polled so far this year is a high number is correct compared to the past two seasons.


#13

Also consider that Hooker, TBC and Ridley are not vote getters the spread of votes is impressive and indicates at least the whole side is offering something sometimes - although I realise the consistency comment is a valid one, and I think our team is still finding its mojo, but overall the components are there.

Bags and Myers haven’t snuck in for any votes, but we know Blitz would prefer Guelfi and Langford playing well in their best 22.

The spread is also an indication that the Nobby is no Midfielders Medal… (is this true?).


#14

What’s also worth looking at is who gets votes when we win and who gets votes when we lose.

I might do a bit of analysis on that.


#15

TIPPA got lots of Crichton votes in the first 8 weeks last year… and upset everyone for doing that.


#16

Let me know if retirement is super boring and you want the past 6 years of Nobby voting history. You might be able to come up with the Noonan/Brownlow theory.


#17

Round 8 vs Sydney Swans

Zach Merrett 5
Andrew McGrath 4
Orazio Fantasia 3
Mason Redman 2
Dyson Heppell 1

Cumulative

Dyson Heppell 14.5
Dylan Shiel 13
Adam Saad 13
Zach Merrett 13
Jake Stringer 12
Michael Hurley 9
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7
Andrew McGrath 6
Orazio Fantasia 5
Joe Daniher 4
Darcy Parish 4
Kyle Langford 3
Aaron Francis 3
David Zaharakis 3
Mitch Brown 3
Mason Redman 2.5
Patrick Ambrose 2
Matt Guelfi 2
Conor McKenna 1


#18

Round 9 vs Fremantle

I’ve had a rethink and decided to do away with countbacks. There’s no need for them in a contest like this, so re-allocating Francis and McGrath’s votes in Round 1 so they get 1.5 each.

Zach Merrett 5
Jake Stringer 4
Michael Hurley 3
Dylan Shiel 2
Matt Guelfi 1

Cumulative

Zach Merrett 18
Jake Stringer 16
Dylan Shiel 15
Dyson Heppell 14.5
Adam Saad 13
Michael Hurley 12
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7
Andrew McGrath 5.5
Orazio Fantasia 5
Joe Daniher 4
Darcy Parish 4
Kyle Langford 3
Aaron Francis 3.5
David Zaharakis 3
Matt Guelfi 3
Mitch Brown 3
Mason Redman 2.5
Patrick Ambrose 2
Conor McKenna 1


#19

Round 10 vs Richmond

Darcy Parish 5
Dyson Heppell 4
Kyle Langford 3
Tom Bellchambers 2
Patrick Ambrose 1

Cumulative

Dyson Heppell 18.5
Zach Merrett 18
Jake Stringer 16
Dylan Shiel 15
Adam Saad 13
Michael Hurley 12
Darcy Parish 9
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7
Kyle Langford 6
Andrew McGrath 5.5
Orazio Fantasia 5
Joe Daniher 4
Patrick Ambrose 4
Aaron Francis 3.5
David Zaharakis 3
Matt Guelfi 3
Mitch Brown 3
Mason Redman 2.5
Tom Bellchambers 2
Conor McKenna 1


#20

The Langford starts to make his move