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 9 provided some absolute thrashings with plenty of high scoring games and a few close calls in what was an exciting round of football.

A couple of newer names are thrown into the mix this week, with Adam Treloar stepping up for the Doggies, Tom Lynch kicking bags for the Tigers and Touk Miller putting in a shift for a Suns upset.

2021 Zero Hanger MVP champion Ollie Wines was back to his best on Saturday, recording perfect votes in the win over North Melbourne.

Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Adam Treloar Adam Treloar Adam Treloar Adam Treloar
4 Bailey Smith Bailey Smith Bailey Smith Bailey Smith
3 Tom Liberatore Tom Liberatore Josh Dunkley Bailey Dale
2 Jack Crisp Jack Macrae Bailey Dale Jack Crisp
1 Josh Dunkley Josh Dunkley Jack Crisp Jeremy Howe


The Dogs proved too much for the lacklustre Pies, who fell almost 50 points short at the final siren. The Dogs' ball winners completely took over, with Adam Treloar running the show. The midfielder kicked three goals and had a solid 35 disposals, while Bailey Smith did his own thing with a modest 41 disposals of his own. 37 for Jack Macrae and 35 for Caleb Daniel was enough to see the Dogs cruise past Collingwood.

Hawthorn vs Richmond

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Shai Bolton Toby Nankervis Toby Nankervis Toby Nankervis
4 Toby Nankervis Shai Bolton Shai Bolton Shai Bolton
3 James Sicily Dion Prestia James Sicily Dustin Martin
2 Dion Prestia Dustin Martin Tom Lynch James Sicily
1 Dustin Martin Liam Baker Dion Prestia Nick Vlastuin


Both sides put up a massive fight in what was an entertaining contest, but the Tigers proved a bit too much for the Hawks on the day. Tom Lynch was at his best for Richmond, kicking a bag of four with a solid 16 disposals. Dion Prestia also put in a shift with a game-high 28 disposals. Mitch Lewis was impressive for the Hawks kicking three majors, while Jarman Impey chipped in with 25 disposals of his own.

North Melbourne vs Port Adelaide

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Ollie Wines Ollie Wines Ollie Wines Ollie Wines
4 Sam Powell-Pepper Connor Rozee Connor Rozee Todd Marshall
3 Connor Rozee Sam Powell-Pepper Sam Powell-Pepper Sam Powell-Pepper
2 Luke Davies-Uniacke Luke Davies-Uniacke Ryan Burton Ryan Burton
1 Zak Butters Zak Butters Luke Davies-Uniacke Darcy Byrne-Jones


Port blew the Roos completely out of the water on Saturday, with the 69-point win piling the pressure on the Roos to step up. Ollie Wines completely outclassed the Roos with 32 disposals and two goals, while Todd Marshall and Mitch Georgiades were influential up front with three goals each. Cameron Zurhar put in a shift for North with three goals and 17 disposals for the forward.

St Kilda vs Geelong

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Brad Crouch Brad Crouch Paddy Ryder Jack Sinclair
4 Paddy Ryder Paddy Ryder Brad Crouch Paddy Ryder
3 Jack Sinclair Jack Sinclair Jack Sinclair Brad Crouch
2 Zach Tuohy Jade Gresham Zach Tuohy Zach Tuohy
1 Jade Gresham Zach Tuohy Tom Hawkins Callum Wilkie


The Saints got up in a narrow 10-point victory over the Cats, with both teams putting up a big fight and playing some great footy. Brad Crouch was a class above for the Saints with 36 disposals. Jack Sinclair and Jade Gresham also put in solid performances with 31 and 30 disposals respectively. Paddy Ryder chipped in with a solid three goals and 22 hit-outs. Tom Hawkins stood out for the Cats with four goals while Tom Stewart put in a shift with 27 disposals.

Sydney vs Essendon

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Callum Mills Callum Mills Callum Mills Callum Mills
4 Chad Warner Chad Warner Errol Gulden Errol Gulden
3 Tom Papley Errol Gulden Tom Papley Chad Warner
2 Errol Gulden Tom Papley Chad Warner Nick Blakey
1 Jake Lloyd Luke Parker Sam Wicks Tom Papley


Sydney were in complete control against Essendon, with the Swans getting up by 58 points. Chad Warner stood out for the Swans with 32 disposals and seven marks, while Tom Papley was lively with two goals and 21 disposals. Lance Franklin also put in a shift with two goals of his own, however it was Callum Mills that was all class for the Bloods.

Adelaide vs Brisbane

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Dayne Zorko Dayne Zorko Lachie Neale Zac Bailey
4 Lachie Neale Lachie Neale Dayne Zorko Oscar McInerney
3 Zac Bailey Oscar McInerney Zac Bailey Dayne Zorko
2 Oscar McInerney Zac Bailey Rory Laird Lachie Neale
1 Rory Laird Rory Laird Oscar McInerney Jackson Hately


The Lions were at their usual best against the struggling Crows, cruising to victory in a 36-point win. Lachie Neale was his usual self, putting up an impressive 36 disposals and a goal, while Charlie Cameron lit up the forward line with four goals. Zac Bailey was also impressive with three goals and 19 disposals. Rory Laird was lively for the Crows with 33 disposals, while Shane McAdam chipped in with three goals.

Gold Coast vs Fremantle

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Touk Miller Touk Miller Noah Anderson Touk Miller
4 Jarrod Witts Jarrod Witts Touk Miller Jarrod Witts
3 Mabior Chol Mabior Chol Mabior Chol Will Brodie
2 Griffin Logue Caleb Serong Caleb Serong Griffin Logue
1 Noah Anderson Noah Anderson Griffin Logue Mabior Chol


The Suns provided the major upset for the week as they knocked off an in-form Freo by a convincing 36 points. Touk Miller ran the show for the suns with 34 disposals, while Mabior Chol had an impressive performance of his own with four goals and 10 disposals. Noah Anderson was also lively with 26 disposals and a goal of his own. Griffin Logue was impressive for the losing side with a solid 29 disposals.

GWS vs Carlton

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Sam Walsh Sam Walsh Sam Walsh Sam Walsh
4 Jack Silvagni Jack Silvagni Josh Kelly George Hewett
3 Jacob Weitering Matthew Kennedy Braydon Preuss Jacob Weitering
2 Zac Fisher Braydon Preuss Jack Silvagni Josh Kelly
1 Sam Docherty Sam Docherty Sam Docherty Jack Silvagni


The Blues heaped a lot more pressure onto the struggling Giants in a convincing 30-point victory. Sam Walsh was influential, kicking two majors while managing 31 disposals. George Hewett was impressive with 30 disposals, while Sam Docherty played well with 28 disposals and a goal. Josh Kelly put in a shift for the losing team with 36 disposals and a goal, while Harry Himmelberg and Jake Riccardi chipped in with two goals each.

West Coast vs Melbourne

Mitch Keating Ed Carmine Jack Fitzpatrick Nick Splitter
5 Christian Petracca Christian Petracca Christian Petracca Christian Petracca
4 Kysaiah Pickett Jack Viney Kysaiah Pickett James Jordon
3 Jack Viney Kysaiah Pickett Jack Viney Jack Viney
2 James Jordon Clayton Oliver Clayton Oliver Kysaiah Pickett
1 Clayton Oliver James Jordon James Jordon Luke Jackson


There are absolutely no signs of slowing down for the rampaging Demons, who showed no mercy in their 74-point win over the Eagles. Tom McDonald was prolific with a bag of four goals and 14 disposals, while Clayton Oliver had a 'quiet' night with 29 disposals of his own. Christian Petracca took over with two goals and 28 disposals, while Tim Kelly looked fiery for the struggling Eagles with 32 disposals.