Zero Hanger’s Round 7 votes are in!

Four members from our team – Ben Cotton (Chief Editor), Mitch Keating (Deputy Editor), Ed Lemmo (Digital Producer) and Nick Splitter (Digital Manager) vote 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 for the best players on the ground for every match of the season.

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From there, the votes will be collated to decide the Zero Hanger MVP, with the leaderboard updated weekly.

VIEW: 2021 Zero Hanger MVP Leaderboard

Check out how our voting went down from the round that was!

Richmond 77 def. Western Bulldogs 55


The Tigers handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season as Bachar Houli put in a vintage performance, racking up 31 disposals at 83 per cent efficiency, 665 meters gained, to go with 10 marks and a goal (124 AFL Fantasy, 143 SuperCoach).

Shai Bolton also came up big for the yellow and black with 22 disposals, seven marks and three goals (101 AFL Fantasy, 121 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. B Houli, 4. S Bolton, 3. N Broad, 2. J Short, 1. J Macrae
Mitch Keating: 5. S Bolton, 4. B Houli, 3. N Broad, 2. B Dale, 1. J Short
Ed Lemmo: 5. B Houli, 4. S Bolton, 3. M Bontempelli, 2. J Short, 1. N Broad
Nick Splitter: 5. B Houli, 4. S Bolton, 3. J Short, 2. M Bontempelli, 1. N Broad

Collingwood 55 def. by Gold Coast 79

The Suns topped the Magpies as Brandon Ellis put on a clinic at the MCG, registering 35 disposals, 16 marks and kicking a goal (169 AFL Fantasy, 143 SuperCoach).

Touk Miller also gave the Pies a good old bathing with 34 disposals and eight marks (130 AFL Fantasy, 115 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. B Ellis, 4. T Miller, 3. H Greenwood, 2. B Mihocek, 1. J Bowes
Mitch Keating: 5. B Ellis, 4. H Greenwood, 3. T Miller, 2. J Daicos, 1. J Bowes
Ed Lemmo: 5. T Miller, 4. B Ellis, 3. H Greenwood, 2. J Bowes, J Lukosius
Nick Splitter: 5. B Ellis, 4. T Miller, 3. H Greenwood, 2. J Bowes, 1. B Grundy

Adelaide 39 def. by GWS 106

The Giants put the Crows to the sword in Saturday afternoon’s clash as Tim Taranto dominated with 35 disposals and seven tackles (140 AFL Fantasy, 139 SuperCoach).

Josh Kelly (27 disposals, 10 marks, one goal, 121 AFL Fantasy, 129 SuperCoach) played maybe his best game of the season, while Jesse Hogan was influential in his return with a game-high four goals (78 AFL Fantasy, 92 SuperCoach).

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Ben Cotton: 5. T Taranto, 4. J Kelly, 3. L Whitfield, 2. J Hogan, 1. H Perryman
Mitch Keating: 5. T Taranto, 4. J Kelly, 3. H Perryman, 2. L Whitfield, 1. J Hogan
Ed Lemmo: 5. L Whitfield, 4. J Kelly, 3. T Taranto, 2. J Hopper, 1. J Hogan
Nick Splitter: 5. T Taranto, 4. L Whitfield, 3. H Perryman, 2. J Kelly, 1. J Hopper

St Kilda 128 def. Hawthorn 59

The Saints sent a reminder to the competition of what they can do in Saturday’s win over the Hawks in what might have been Zak Jones best game for the club (37 disposals, 16 contested possessions, two goals).

Bradley Hill (27 disposals, 85 per efficiency, 101 AFL Fantasy, 124 SuperCoach) returned to form in what would have been a great sight for Saints fans.

Ben Cotton: 5. Z Jones, 4. B Hill, 3. H Clark, 2. J Worpel, 1. J Sinclair
Mitch Keating: 5. Z Jones, 4. B Hill, 3. H Clark, 2. J Worpel, 1. J Sinclair
Ed Lemmo: 5. Z Jones, 4. B Hill, 3. B Crouch, 2. J Billings, 1. J Higgins
Nick Splitter: 5. Z Jones, 4. B Hill, 3. J Sinclair, 2. B Crouch, 1. J Worpel

Brisbane 93 def. Port Adelaide 44

The Lions picked up their third-straight win behind a massive outing from Hugh McCluggage (30 disposals, five marks, one goal, 119 AFL Fantasy, 117 SuperCoach), who stepped up big time in Lachie Neale’s absence.

Charlie Cameron played his best game of 2021 with a season-high four goals (96 AFL Fantasy, 112 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. H McCluggage, 4. C Cameron, 3. J Lyons, 2. G Birchall, 1. O Wines
Mitch Keating: 5. H McCluggage, 4. H Andrews, 3. G Birchall, 2. C Cameron, 1. J Lyons
Ed Lemmo: 5. H McCluggage, 4. G Birchall, 3. C Cameron, 2. O Wines, 1. J Lyons
Nick Splitter: 5. H McCluggage, 4. J Lyons, 3. H Andrews, 2. C Cameron, 1. W Drew

Sydney 90 def. Geelong 88

The Swans just got past the Cats at the death, with Ollie Florent leading the way with 26 disposals and two goals (100 AFL Fantasy, 117 SuperCoach).

It was a game with an even spread of contributors across the board, with Cam Guthrie (30 disposals, seven tackles, 118 AFL Fantasy, 132 SuperCoach) putting his best foot forward for Geelong.

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Ben Cotton: 5. O Florent, 4. T Hickey, 3. C Guthrie, 2. M Duncan, 1. L Parker
Mitch Keating: 5. O Florent, 4. C Guthrie, 3. T Hickey, 2. J Selwood, 1. C Mills
Ed Lemmo: 5. C Guthrie, 4. O Florent, 3. L Parker, 2. M Duncan, 1. Josh Kennedy
Nick Splitter: 5. L Parker, 4. T Stewart, 3. O Florent, 2. J Selwood, 1. T Hickey

North Melbourne 73. def by Melbourne 103 

The Demons ran over the top of the Kangaroos in Tasmania behind a massive six-goal haul from Bayley Fritsch (85 AFL Fantasy, 99 SuperCoach).

Ed Langdon (25 disposals, 12 marks, 118 AFL Fantasy, 120 SuperCoach) was also superb for the Demons, while Ben Cunnington (35 disposals, 20 contested possessions, 126 AFL Fantasy, 145 SuperCoach) fought hard all day for the Roos.

Ben Cotton: 5. B Fritsch, 4. E Langdon, 3. S May, 2. B Cunnington, 1. C Salem
Mitch Keating: 5. S May, 4. B Cunnington, 3. B Fritsch, 2. E Langdon, 1. C Salem
Ed Lemmo: 5. E Langdon, 4. B Cunnington, 3. B Fritsch, 2. C Salem, 1. S May
Nick Splitter: 5. C Oliver, 4. E Langdon, 3. B Cunnington, 2. S May, 1. A Hall

Essendon 107 def. by Carlton 123

The Blues were ultimately too strong for the Bombers in a Sam Walsh masterclass, racking up 33 disposals, six marks, five tackles and booting a goal (127 AFL Fantasy, 130 SuperCoach).

Adam Saad was prolific against his old side (21 disposals, 74 AFL Fantasy, 106 SuperCoach), while Harry McKay booted a team-high four goals (85 AFL Fantasy, 99 SuperCoach).

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Ben Cotton: 5. S Walsh, 4. H McKay, 3. A Saad, 2. E Curnow, 1. J Weitering
Mitch Keating: 5. S Walsh, 4. A Saad, 3. J Weitering, 2. D Parish, 1. H McKay
Ed Lemmo: 5. S Walsh, 4. H McKay, 3. A Saad, 2. D Cunningham, 1. P Cripps
Nick Splitter: 5. S Walsh, 4. A Saad, 3. D Parish, 2. H McKay, 1. A McGrath

West Coast 132 def. Fremantle 73 

The Eagles blew by the Dockers and Tim Kelly had his fingerprints all over this one (42 disposals, nine tackles, 141 AFL Fantasy, 131 SuperCoach).

Jack Darling was also huge for West Coast in a statement win (17 disposals, nine marks, three goals (114 AFL Fantasy, 123 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. T Kelly, 4. J Darling, 3. A Gaff, 2. A Brayshaw, 1. J Brander
Mitch Keating: 5. T Kelly, 4. J Darling, 3. A Gaff, 2. A Brayshaw, 1. N Naitanui
Ed Lemmo: 5. T Kelly, 4. A Gaff, 3. A Brayshaw, 2. D Sheed, 1. J Darling
Nick Splitter: 5. T Kelly, 4. A Gaff, 3. J Darling, 2. A Brayshaw, 1. J Kennedy