Yeah but the Bont got 20. I mean 20 votes. How good is the Bont! No other young player is anywhere near as good as the Bont. The Bont is streets ahead.
Bont is an absolute champion of the game. Between him, Zerrett and Cripps (18 votes) we should feel very privileged to be about to watch these 3 20 year olds
Agree, but its pretty obvious Fairbread is talking about the massive hype that surrounds Bontempelli, while Zerret is virtually un recognised outside our club.
Part of the hype thing is having been seen to "impose himself on the game" at key moments. Bontempelli had many more opportunities to do that given the team he played in.
Yep, results matter. We win that St kilda game where zerret put us in front with a left foot snap people start talking about him as a 'match winner'.
It is interesting to look at which type of "midfielder" wins the most Brownlows.
The classic rover, is a fast runner, a "follower", who spends vast amounts of energy runs 18+km in a game and is everywhere from 0 metres out to mopping up in defence. Thats the role Zerret was playing. He even won best defensive player at the Crichton. Dangerfield is also a "rover".
Or the ruck rover, ( follower) "big bodied mid" in current parlance this is a Jobe / Bontempelli sized body that just cannot run at the speeds of a Zerret / Dangerfield for a whole game, but has the power to beat bigger opponents and bust out of packs. Or the classic "centre" player who in the classic game was more the architect or "playmaker" at the hub of the wheel. Bontempelli and Zerret are different types of players. Bontempelli much slower, much less energetic, and because he is slower, appears to have "poise" and dramatically "beats his man" Bontempelli is certainly not a "rover" in the classic sense, more the ruck rover/ centreman.
I believe rover type players win more Brownlows. This puts Zerret and in the medium term Parish who is also a "rover" type player into the frame over and above Hepp. Happy whoever wins it. Thats just the way I see the most likely of our current players to win the Brownlow in the years ahead.