Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell is the overwhelming favourite to take home the Brownlow Medal at tonight’s ceremony, pipping Dustin Martin and the year’s best ruckmen.
According to the bookies, the on-baller is at about $1.50 to take home the medal. The next best is Dustin Martin who’s listed at $8.
Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy are expected to shake things up a bit with the two ruckman defying claims the award is the midfielders medal.
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The awards night will be a subdued affair for both Collingwood and West Coast players ahead of their Grand Final, this Saturday.
The Magpies are hoping to utilise their home field advantage at the MCG with Collingwood’s Adam Trelor urging the state to get behind his team.
He told The Age he wants the Pies to drop their tag as the league’s most hated team.
“I think being a fellow Victorian, whenever Victorian teams played when I was a youngster, I always went for them,” he said.
“It wouldn’t really matter, because I know the 80, 90, 100,000 fans that we’ve got is enough.”
— Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) September 23, 2018