Another round is done and Zero Hanger’s MVP 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!

St Kilda 47 def. by Geelong 68

Cam Guthrie continued his stellar form in 2021, racking up 36 disposals, laying seven tackles and booting a goal (138 AFL Fantasy, 136 SuperCoach) to help lead the Cats to victory.

For the Saints, Jack Steele (23 disposals, 11 tackles, one goal, 117 AFL Fantasy, 116 SuperCoach) and Brad Crouch (28 disposals, nine tackles, 111 AFL Fantasy, 116 SuperCoach)) battled hard all game in a losing outfit.

Ben Cotton: 5. C Guthrie, 4. J Steele, 3. M Duncan, 2. J Billings, 1. B Crouch
Mitch Keating: 5. C Guthrie, 4. I Smith, 3. B Crouch, 2. M Duncan, 1. J Billings
Ed Lemmo:Β 5 C Guthrie, 4. M Duncan, 3. I Smith, 2. B Crouch, 1. Z Tuohy
Nick Splitter: 5. C Guthrie, 4. J Steele, 3. M Duncan, 2. I Smith, 1. B Crouch

Sydney 72 def. Collingwood 42

After a slow start to the game, the Swans ran all over the Magpies in the remaining three quarters to claim a comfortable 30-point victory.

Callum Mills was everywhere, racking up 28 disposals, 14 of which were contested (111 AFL Fantasy, 100 SuperCoach), while Isaac Heeney booted a game-high three goals (107 AFL Fantasy, 110 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. C Mills, 4. I Heeney, 3. H McLean, 2. J McInerney, 1. W Hoskin-Elliott
Mitch Keating: 5. C Mills, 4. T Hickey, 3. L Parker, 2. W Hoskin-Elliott, 1. J McInerney
Ed Lemmo: 5. C Mills,. J Lloyd, 3. T Hickey, 2. L Parker, 1. J Crisp
Nick Splitter: 5. C Mills, 4. I Heeney, 3. T Hickey, 2. L Parker, 1. B Maynard

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Hawthorn 80 def. by North Melbourne 87

The Kangaroos finally got their first win on the board for 2021 behind maybe the best game of Jy Simpkin’s career. The emerging midfielder tallied a career-best 38 disposals, 23 contested, and laid nine tackles (142 AFL Fantasy, 164 SuperCoach).

Ben Cunnington (37 disposals, 27 contested, 100 AFL Fantasy, 134 SuperCoach) was also huge for North Melbourne.

Ben Cotton: 5. J Simpkin, 4. B Cunnington, 3. J Cousins, 2. L Davies-Uniacke, 1. C Zurhaar
Mitch Keating:Β 5 J Simpkin, 4. B Cunnington, 3. L Davies-Uniacke, 2. T Goldstein, 1. C Zurhaar
Ed Lemmo: 5. J Simpkin, 4. B Cunnington, 3. C Zurhaar, 2. L Davies-Uniacke, 1. T Goldstein
Nick Splitter: 5. T Goldstein, 4. J Simpkin, 3. B Cunnington, 2. L Davies-Uniacke, 1. C Zurhaar

Gold Coast 51 def. by Brisbane 124

The Lions were too strong for the Suns in the Q-Clash as Jarryd Lyons put on an absolute clinic against his old side. The tough midfielder finished with 37 disposals, 15 contested, and laid nine tackles (142 AFL Fantasy, 138 SuperCoach).

Dayne Zorko also had his fingerprints over this one, tallying 34 disposals and booting a goal (127 AFL Fantasy, 140 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. J Lyons, 4. D Zorko, 3. H McCluggage, 2. G Birchall, 1. D McStay
Mitch Keating:Β 5. J Lyons, 4. D Zorko, 3. H McCluggage, 2. B Starcevich, 1. G Birchall
Ed Lemmo: 5. D Zorko, 4. J Lyons, 3. D Rich, 2. G Birchall, 1. D McStay
Nick Splitter: 5. D Zorko, 4. J Lyons, 3. D McStay, 2. H McCluggage, 1. H Andrews

Richmond 87 def. GWS 83

Dusty Dusty Dusty, what more can you say? The superstar Tiger turned it on when his team needed it most, gathering 28 disposals and booting four crucial goals (105 AFL Fantasy, 121 SuperCoach) to lead the yellow and black to victory.

Liam Baker had a blinder of his own in a pure midfield role, racking up 34 disposals and laying six tackles (118 AFL Fantasy, 130 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. D Martin, 4. L Baker, 3. J Kelly, 2. J Hopper, 1. J Hogan
Mitch Keating: 5. D Martin, 4. L Baker, 3. J Hopper, 2. T Nankervis, 1. T Taranto
Ed Lemmo: 5. D Martin, 4. L Baker, 3. J Kelly, 2. J Hopper, 1. J Graham
Nick Splitter: 5. D Martin, 4. J Hopper, 3. L Baker, 2. D Grimes, 1. J Kelly

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Port Adelaide 77 def. by Western Bulldogs 96

The Bulldogs flexed their muscles in Adelaide Oval to send a stern message to the competition of their premiership credentials.

Marcus Bontempelli (26 disposals, two goals) was massive, while Tom Liberatore’s work at the coalface (27 disposals, 20 contested, 61 AFL Fantasy, 96 SuperCoach) too often goes unnoticed.

Ben Cotton:Β 5. M Bontempelli, 4. O Wines, 3. Liberatore, 2. T Boak, 1. A Naughton
Mitch Keating: 5. M Bontempelli, 4. T Liberatore, 3. A Naughton, 2. O Wines, 1. J Macrae
Ed Lemmo: 5. M Bontempelli, 4. J Macrae, 3. T Boak, 2. C Daniel, 1. A Naughton
Nick Splitter: 5. M Bontempelli, 4. A Naughton, 3. J Macrae, 2. T Boak, 1. O Wines

Essendon 68 def. Fremantle 61

The Bombers outlasted the Dockers in a Marvel Stadium thriller. Darcy Parish (39 disposals, 18 contested, one goal) continued his sensational form since pushing into the midfield to poll 19 votes.

Nick Hind had maybe his best game as Bomber, recording 31 disposals and taking eight marks (122 AFL Fantasy, 127 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton:Β 5. A Brayshaw, 4. D Parish, 3. N Hind, 2. M Taberner, 1. A McGrath
Mitch Keating:Β 5. D Parish, 4. N Hind, 3. A Brayshaw, 2. A McGrath, 1. M Redman
Ed Lemmo: 5. D Parish, 4. A McGrath, 3. A Brayshaw, 2. N Hind, 1. A McDonald-Tipungwuti
Nick Splitter:Β 5. D Parish, 4. S Darcy, 3. N Hind, 2. A McDonald-Tipungwuti, 1. A Brayshaw

Melbourne 94 def. Carlton 68

Melbourne proved too good for Carlton at the MCG on Sunday to take their season record to 9-0.

Clayton Oliver (28 disposals, 18 contested 10 tackles, 110 AFL Fantasy, 140 SuperCoach) was in beast mode, while rookie James Jordon (20 disposals, 13 tackles, 110 AFL Fantasy, 96 SuperCoach) had arguably the best game of his young career.

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Ben Cotton: 5. C Oliver, 4. J Jordon, 3. S Walsh, 2. M Gawn, 1. S Docherty
Mitch Keating: 5. C Oliver, 4. T McDonald, 3. C Salem, 2. S Walsh, 1. J Jordon
Ed Lemmo: 5. C Oliver, 4. C Salem, 3. S Walsh, 2. M Gawn, 1. J Jordon
Nick Splitter: 5. C Oliver, 4. S Walsh, 3. M Gawn, 2. T McDonald, 1. C Salem

West Coast 106 def. Adelaide 76

The Eagles cruised past the Crows at Optus Stadium in the end to close out Round 9.

Tim Kelly (31 disposals, 11 contested, 98 AFL Fantasy, 127 SuperCoach) had himself a game and Jack Darling booted a game-high five goals (94 AFL Fantasy, 102 SuperCoach).

Ben Cotton: 5. T Kelly, 4. R Laird, 3. J Darling, 2. A Witherden, 1. J Cripps
Mitch Keating: 5. J Darling, 4. R Laird, 3. T Kelly, 2. J Redden, 1. J Cripps
Ed Lemmo: 5. T Kelly, 4. R Laird, 3. J Cripps, 2. A Witherden, 1. J Darling
Nick Splitter: 5. T Kelly, 4. R Laird, 3. J Darling, 2. N Naitanui, 1. J Redden

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