BomberLand Brownlow preview
The most prestigious individual award of the AFL, the Brownlow medal will be awarded tonight at Crown Palladium. Who will take home the coveted honour? From our BomberLand Poll, the results are mixed, with Sydney star Adam Goodes fancied to add a second Brownlow to his collection. While from the Bombers, Brent Stanton is expected to lead the club count.
2006 Football Woman of the Year
Barb Cullen has today been named the 2006 Football Woman of the Year. The award was announced at The Great Grand Final Comedy Debate, presented by the Essendon Women’s Network. While she may not be a household name, her contribution to AFL has been significant in her commitment to the preservation of football’s heritage and tradition.
Lucas, Stanton Bomber’s best
It was an evening of glitz and glamour last night at the Brownlow medal count, as Adam Goodes won his second best and fairest award, capping off a outstanding season for the Swans. In a dry night of votes for Essendon, Scott Lucas and Brent Stanton tied as the best of the Bombers, polling seven votes each.
Watson answers critics
Last year Essendon fans threw the challenge to Jobe Watson to step up and he has done just that in 2006. Voted the club’s Most Improved Player, Watson had a solid season, narrowly defeated by Scott Lucas in the Crichton Medal. Cementing himself as an integral part of the Essendon midfield, Watson’s consistency throughout the year has seen his ranking jump from 4.25 in 2005 to 7.56.
Consistency the key for Dyson
Essendon fans believe the club saw some great development from Ricky Dyson in 2006, but believe he needs to work on his consistency to become a real impact player in the future. Giving the pacey midfielder a ranking of 5.65, they believe he shows some real skill and ability that will continue to get better in the coming seasons.