Is Adam Goodes closing in on a third Brownlow Medal?
Having already ‘taken home Charlie’ in 2003 and 2006, Goodes is having a statistically superior season to both those years and has shortened to $9 in Brownlow betting.
The Swans superstar already has 20 goals to his name from 11 games this season – only 5 less than when he won in 2006 – and is winning more football than in either of his Brownlow years.
Another element working in Goodes’ favour is that he doesn’t have the competition of teammates like Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel and Joel Selwood do at Geelong.
Or the even spread that St Kilda has with Lenny Hayes, Nick Dal Santo, Brendan Goddard, Leigh Montagna and others.
Rather, Goodes is Sydney’s ‘go to’ man – he is required to many things all over the ground every week.
While Goodes averaged 18 possession per game in 2003 and 20.8 in 2006, he is averaging 21.5 in 2009.
This week Sydney hosts Collingwood at ANZ Stadium, where Goodes could go head-to-head with Collingwood ball magnet Dane Swan.
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