When the Marty Party gets in the votes… he gets all the votes, and they have to close the voting. In the votes 4 times, and got BOG 3 of those times.
We may have been a bit harsh on Zerrett this year. Polling votes in 64% of games played but only getting best on twice.
Goddard polled 19 votes from rounds 1-7 vs 8 votes for rounds 8-23. So slowing down, but still better than 3/4 of the squad. Having said that, he only polled 15 votes in 2016… so maybe he is getting better.
Kelly with 9, Watson with 7, and maybe Smack with 2, maybe the only players that polled votes that won’t be here for 2018. In addition, almost every player that got votes would have reason to be optimistic they will play better in 2018. That’s a very solid base to build into next year with.
Most players found it harder to get votes this year. Excluding the players who didn’t play in 2016… the increased vote getters were
As well as first year Bomber players McGrath picking up a very impressive 16 (matching Parish’s first year, but still nowhere near Heppell in his first year with 30.), and Jimmy Stewart on 5.