This wasn’t the most dominant 50-possession game in AFL history, but it’s only happened 10 times ever, so Neale certainly gets a nod.
The Collingwood skipper put on a brilliant display of ball-winning and composure in front of 92,000 fans. With 38 disposals, 16 of which were contested, the Magpies champion won his third Anzac Day Medal.
Scott Pendlebury won his third Anzac Day Medal in the 4-point win over Essendon.
The Collingwood skipper stood up when it mattered collecting 38 disposals, 7 marks and 6 tackles in the best on ground performance. pic.twitter.com/iLGufxfTx5
— Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) April 29, 2019
This particular ‘Derby’ between the two fierce rivals in Perth had plenty going on in the lead-up. Both sides were coming off impressive wins the week before and Andrew Gaff was about to face Fremantle fans on their home deck for the first time since he broke Andrew Brayshaw’s jaw in 2018.
Shannon Hurn is totally deserving of his spot on this list with his performance that night. He had 32 disposals whilst controlling West Coast’s defence with his 26 kicks.
The recently re-signed superstar midfielder is best known for his two-way running. His ability to run hard and cover the ground well has put him in good stead for this game against the Suns; 36 disposals, three goals and eight tackles.
And the winner of the @toyotiresaus Gripping Play for Round 11 is … 🥁🥁🥁
We’ve seen this from the Cats’ Brownlow medalist before, once again his innate ability to dominate games of footy was on display against Carlton during the final round of the home and away season at GMHBA Stadium. Danger led the way with 34 disposals and four goals in a big win for Geelong.
What a game from Patrick Dangerfield!
He is our @MetriconHomes
Stats Man for Round 23.
Will he win the Brownlow Medal? pic.twitter.com/dePpBIVhuR
— AFL Nation (@AFLNation) August 25, 2019
5. Ben Brown v Port Adelaide, Round 22
If a player kicks 10 goals in a game, they will always make this list. Well done Ben Brown.
4. Josh Dunkley v Carlton, Round 13
This was the game that Josh Dunkley announced himself as an elite midfielder in the competition. Dunkley dominated Carlton under the roof of Marvel Stadium with a stat-line of; 41 disposals (of which 17 were contested), 10 tackles and seven clearances.
The only positive coming out of the Magpies losing disastrously to GWS was Brodie Grundy. He has placed himself as the best ruckman in the competition and this game showed why he is worthy.
Playing on a side who got smashed, Grundy held his own with 31 disposals (of which 22 were contested), 48 hitouts, 11 clearances and one goal.
2. Jeremy Cameron v Richmond, Round 3
Remember in under 12s footy when there was one big player absolutely dominated a game and no one could beat him? Jeremy Cameron reminded me that against Richmond in round three.
With 30 disposals and seven goals, that man was everywhere.
As hard as creating this list was, this may have been the easiest decision of them all. It is rare that AFL players have an influence on a game like Patrick Cripps had on this particular game.
The beginning of the ‘Teague Train’ was exciting Blues fans as their superstar skipper lead the way with a damaging 38 disposals, 18 kicks and four goals, leaving the Lions stunned and bruised.