A sense of deja vu has swept over the Brownlow market this week with Clayton Oliver receiving another tidy trim from the bookies.
Ollie has sat atop our Brownlow Big Board for weeks now, and it appears Ladbrokes bookies are finally paying him the respect he deserves heading into a key clash with the Lions this Friday night.
Elsewhere, a former Charlie winner is on the drift again, while we’ve also seen last year’s third place-getter Jack Steele emerge as a serious value play following a couple of strong weeks.
To find out who’s hot and who’s not, be sure to read our Round 11 edition of The Brownlow Bubble below.
The Brownlow Big Board
Our Round 11 Votes
Western Bulldogs v Melbourne
Collingwood v Geelong Cats
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Brisbane Lions v GWS Giants
St Kilda v North Melbourne
Gold Coast Suns v Hawthorn
West Coast Eagles v Essendon
Richmond v Adelaide Crows
Sydney Swans v Carlton
Port Adelaide v Fremantle
Clayton Oliver –
$9.00 – $5.50
If you didn’t back Oliver two weeks ago like we said, you only have yourself to blame.
The price on the Dees’ star midfielder continues to slim after another marvellous display last week in the win over the Dogs.
Ollie now ranks third in disposals per-game and 10th in tackles, while he also ranks third in total clearances ahead of Friday’s monster clash against the Lions in Sydney.
Last year Oliver finished with 28 disposals in a narrow loss to Brisbane at Metricon, so he’s almost a shoo-in to land somewhere in the votes once again.
Dustin Martin –
$7.00 – $10.00
Pretty strange to find Dusty all the way out to double figures.
The three-time Norm Smith Medalist hasn’t cracked 30 touches since Richmond’s Round 5 win over the Saints, and after another quiet performance last week against the Crows, it’s becoming less and less likely we see Dusty finishing Top 5 on Brownlow night.
Jack Steele –
$34.00 – $29.00
The Saints haven’t been much chop, but at least Jack Steele has given the fans something to cheer about.
The 25-year-old has been among the top disposal-getters for St Kilda all season, but where Steele has really excelled has been in the tackle count.
By our count, Steele picked up all three votes last week in the win over North after laying down 12 tackles – an effort that has left him ranked second in the category heading into Saturday’s game against the Swans.