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It’s one of the most debated questions in Australian Rules Football: who is the very best we have on offer? From a pool of worthy nominees, we want you to select the best players in the league.

Once we have everyone’s opinions, we will collate them and announce the best players in our league.

Please vote in a three votes, two votes and one vote poll, like the Brownlow, for each of the four categories.

The nominees for Most Outstanding Midfielder are:
- Chris JUDD (Carl)
- Gary ABLETT (GCS)
- Scott PENDLEBURY (Coll)
- Nick DAL SANTO (StK)
- Marc MURPHY (Carl)
- Dane SWAN (Coll)
- Scott THOMPSON (Adel)
- Simon BLACK (Bris)
- Joel SELWOOD (Gee)
- Matthew BOYD (WB)
- Jobe WATSON (Ess)
- Sam MITCHELL (Haw)
- Matt PRIDDIS (WCE)
- Tom ROCKLIFF (Bris)
- Luke HODGE (Haw)

The nominees for Most Outstanding Forward are:
- Lance FRANKLIN (Haw)
- Jack RIEWOLDT (Rich)
- Travis CLOKE (Coll)
- Jonathan BROWN (Bris)
- Jarrad WAITE (Carl)
- Nathan FYFE (Fre)
- Steve JOHNSON (Gee)
- Dustin MARTIN (Rich)
- Paul CHAPMAN (Gee)
- Brent HARVEY (NM)
- Adam GOODES (Syd)
- Cyril RIOLI (Haw)
- Matthew PAVLICH (Fre)
- Josh KENNEDY (WCE)

The nominees for Most Outstanding Ruckman are:
- Aaron SANDILANDS (Fre)
- Shane MUMFORD (Syd)
- Todd GOLDSTEIN (NM)
- Dean COX (WCE)
- Ben MCEVOY (StK)
- Matthew LEUENBERG (Bris)
- Matthew KREUZER (Car)
- Patrick RYDER (Ess)
- Nic NAITANUI (WCE)
- Mark JAMAR (Mel)

The nominees for Most oustanding defender are:
- Brendon GODDARD (StK)
- Brett DELEDIO (Rich)
- Heath SHAW (Coll)
- Sam FISHER (StK)
- Heath SCOTLAND (Car)
- Corey ENRIGHT (Gee)
- Chris YARRAN (Car)
- Chris NEWMAN (Rich)
- Matt SUCKLING (Haw)
- Robert MURPHY (WB)
- Jed ADCOCK (Bris)
- Josh GIBSON (Haw)
- Brian LAKE (WB)
- Michael JAMISON (Car)
- Alex RANCE (Rich)

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