Each round this season, the Zero Hanger team - consisting of editor Mitch Keating, senior reporter Jack Fitzpatrick, general manager Nick Splitter, and deputy editor Ed Carmine - will vote on every game to establish our AFL MVP for 2022.

Votes will be given out on a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 system for each game, meaning the maximum score any player can record in any game is 20

Round 4 was another entertaining round of football, with some major upsets featuring alongside some close calls. Some new names stepped up for their teams for the first time, sweeping the votes and making a big statement.

With current leader Patrick Cripps injured, other players had a chance to close the gap. Max Gawn looked unplayable in a rampaging Melbourne team, while Jeremy McGovern, Darcy Parish and Will Brodie swept the votes for their respective performances.

Port Adelaide vs Melbourne

Max Gawn had an absolute field day against the Power, with the big man proving too much for hindered Port ruckman Scott Lycett to handle. 33 hit-outs, 25 disposals and a goal made him the clear man of the match. James Hames and Ed Langdon also stood out for the Dees, while Travis Boak was a shining light in an otherwise poor Port team.

MAX GAWN
Ruck
Melbourne
ROUND 4 STATS
66
Hit Outs
5
Marks
16
Disposals
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Max Gawn Max Gawn Max Gawn Max Gawn
4 James Harmes Ed Langdon James Harmes Steven May
3 Ed Langdon James Harmes Steven May Ed Langdon
2 Travis Boak Jack Viney Ed Langdon James Harmes
1 Jack Viney Travis Boak Travis Boak Travis Boak

Geelong vs Brisbane

Sharpshooter Tom Hawkins was at his usual best against the Lions, with a bag of five to go alongside Geelong’s ten-point victory. Isaac Smith ran the show with 29 disposals and a goal, while Daniel Rich and Daniel McStay put up solid performances of their own for the unlucky Lions.

TOM HAWKINS
Forward
Geelong
ROUND 4 STATS
2
Marks
3
Goal Assists
2
Tackles
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Isaac Smith Tom Hawkins Tom Hawkins Isaac Smith
4 Tom Hawkins Isaac Smith Isaac Smith Tom Hawkins
3 Daniel McStay Daniel McStay Mark Blicavs Daniel McStay
2 Mark Blicavs Harris Andrews Daniel McStay Daniel Rich
1 Marcus Adams Zach Tuohy Daniel Rich Mark Blicavs

Sydney vs North Melbourne

The Swans proved just a bit too much to handle for the unlucky Roos, with Isaac Heeney and Justin McInerney completely taking over. 30 disposals for McInerney, two goals for Heeney, and a further 28 disposals for Callum Mills were enough to get the Swans over the line. Jy Simpkin stood out for the Roos with a game-high 33 disposals.

JUSTIN MCINERNEY
Defender
Sydney
ROUND 4 STATS
1
Disposals
2
Tackles
1
Clearances
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Justin McInerney Justin McInerney Justin McInerney Isaac Heeney
4 Callum Mills Callum Mills Jy Simpkin Justin McInerney
3 Jy Simpkin Jy Simpkin Isaac Heeney Jy Simpkin
2 Jack Ziebell Jack Ziebell Jack Ziebell Callum Mills
1 Isaac Heeney Isaac Heeney Todd Goldstein Jack Ziebell

Collingwood vs West Coast

The Pies had a lot of trouble trying to get past West Coast's Jeremy McGovern, with Collingwood falling short by 13 points against the Eagles. 22 possessions, with 13 marks and 11 intercepts gave McGovern all of the big votes for the match, with Willie Rioli also standing out for West Coast. Brothers Nick and Josh Daicos looked solid for the Pies with 32 and 28 disposals respectively.

JEREMY MCGOVERN
Defender
West Coast
ROUND 4 STATS
13
Marks
22
Disposals
5
Rebound50s
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Jeremy McGovern Jeremy McGovern Jeremy McGovern Jeremy McGovern
4 Josh Daicos Josh Daicos Nick Daicos Willie Rioli
3 Nic Naitanui Alex Witherden Willie Rioli Nick Daicos
2 Nick Daicos Nick Daicos Josh Daicos Alex Witherden
1 Brodie Grundy Patrick Naish Brodie Grundy Brodie Grundy

Richmond vs Western Bulldogs

It was mostly the Tigers who stood out in what was a comfortable win for Richmond, with many players stepping up and making an impact on the game. Jayden Short stole the show with 35 disposals, as well as 30 for Dion Prestia and two goals for Shai Bolton. Bailey Smith and Marcus Bontempelli stood out for the struggling Dogs.

JAYDEN SHORT
Defender
ROUND 4 STATS
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Jayden Short Shai Bolton Jayden Short Dion Prestia
4 Shai Bolton Jayden Short Dion Prestia Shai Bolton
3 Dion Prestia Tom Lynch Shai Bolton Jayden Short
2 Bailey Smith Dion Prestia Josh Dunkley Marcus Bontempelli
1 Tom Lynch Marlion Pickett Tom Lynch Tom Lynch

Fremantle vs GWS Giants

Freo looked solid in their 34-point victory over the Giants, with midfielder Will Brodie emphatic for the Dockers. 37 disposals and 21 contested possessions were enough to get the midfielder all of the major votes for the game. Heath Chapman and Nathan O’Driscoll also looked good for Freo, while Tim Taranto stood out for the Giants with 32 disposals.

WILL BRODIE
Midfield
Fremantle
ROUND 4 STATS
37
Disposals
5
Tackles
6
Clearances
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Will Brodie Will Brodie Will Brodie Will Brodie
4 Heath Chapman Heath Chapman Tim Taranto Tim Taranto
3 Griffin Logue Griffin Logue Andrew Brayshaw Griffin Logue
2 Tim Taranto David Mundy Nathan O'Driscoll Nathan O'Driscoll
1 Nathan O'Driscoll Nathan O'Driscoll Griffin Logue Heath Chapman

Essendon vs Adelaide

It was a typical day out for ball-magnet Darcy Parish, who was instrumental in the Dons’ narrow four-point win over Adelaide. A massive 38 disposals secured Parish all major votes for the game, with Crows ball-winner Rory Laird being equal to him with 38 of his own. Ben Keays and Josh Rachele stood out for the Crows in the unlucky loss, while Peter Wright also looked solid for Essendon.

DARCY PARISH
Midfield
Essendon
ROUND 4 STATS
19
Disposals
3
Tackles
4
Clearances
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Darcy Parish Darcy Parish Darcy Parish Darcy Parish
4 Mason Redman Rory Laird Ben Keays Rory Laird
3 Ben Keays Ben Keays Taylor Walker Peter Wright
2 Andrew McGrath Andrew McGrath Josh Rachele Andrew McGrath
1 Josh Rachele Josh Rachele Peter Wright Josh Rachele

Hawthorn vs St Kilda

The Saints dominated the Hawks in their 69-point victory, with plenty of players putting their hands up for big votes in the thrashing. Jack Sinclair and Jack Steele stood out with 35 and 33 disposals respectively, while Brad Hill looked back to his best with four goals and 23 disposals. Max King, Tim Membrey and Jade Gresham chipped in with four majors each, with no Hawthorn players managing to poll a vote.

JACK SINCLAIR
Defender
St Kilda
ROUND 4 STATS
3
Marks
21
Disposals
2
Rebound50s
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Jack Steele Jack Sinclair Bradley Hill Jack Sinclair
4 Jack Sinclair Jack Steele Jack Steele Bradley Hill
3 Bradley Hill Bradley Hill Jack Sinclair Jade Gresham
2 Jade Gresham Jade Gresham Max King Jack Steele
1 Brad Crouch Tim Membrey Tim Membrey Max King

Gold Coast vs Carlton

The Suns gave the Blues a massive reality check in their convincing 30-point victory, with ruckman Jarrad Witts proving too much to handle for the lacklustre Carlton side. The big man had a massive day out, with 42 hit-outs and 16 possessions. Midfielder Noah Anderson took over with a huge 35 disposals, while Touk Miller and Lachie Weller put up impressive performances of their own. Sam Docherty looked solid for Carlton with 29 disposals and five marks.

JARROD WITTS
Ruck
Gold Coast
ROUND 4 STATS
17
Hit Outs
11
Disposals
4
Tackles
Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Jarrod Witts Jarrod Witts Noah Anderson Jarrod Witts
4 Noah Anderson Noah Anderson Jarrod Witts Lachie Weller
3 Lachie Weller Touk Miller Lachie Weller Noah Anderson
2 Wil Powell Lachie Weller Touk Miller Sam Docherty
1 George Hewett George Hewett George Hewett Mabior Chol

 

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