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I've been passionate about sport and writing for some time, it is only recently that I decided to combine the two.

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Fantastic article Chad! I remember watching Ljubo when he first turned out for Perth Glory, great player but who would’ve thought he’d turn out to be such an interesting character? Great to see professional sports people being themselves and saying what they think; not diluting their personalities via media training.

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Well with the last of the events now complete before the Grand Final, we can look forward to the build up to Saturday with excitement and anticipation. If the finish then is anything like tonight, we will have witnessed a classic.

Gary Ablett confirms his status as the best player in the game and did it in style, leaving it until the last minute to take the medal. The Suns are also on the up, so the prospect of increasing numbers of wins for the Gold Coast club bodes well for Ablett to win another one. Who knows? He could end up with three or four before he is done.

Thanks for being with us on what was a great night. Be sure to follow us on Saturday for the big one.

Chris Mason, signing off.

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Jobe Watson also did well to finish seventh in a tough year for himself and his club, while Dustin Martin showed the dwindling number of clubs interested in him that he has a lot of ability to offer.

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Hawthorn and Fremantle showed that the ability to get to a Grand Final rests on team performance, with no representatives in the Top Ten. Sam Mitchell ended up in 12th while David Mundy finished 13th, both on 16 votes.

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Patrick Dangerfield did well to poll 22 votes with Adelaide not having the best season, if they can lift their performances and get some more wins in future, he could yet snare one. Dan Hannebery is also rewarded for a stellar season but Sydney’s form fading towards the end of the year didn’t help him. young Brisbane Lion Tom Rockliff also has a bright future and a long career ahead.

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Gary Jr. says Gary Snr should’ve won a Brownlow and now he can give him one of his.

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So Ablett proves the punters right and takes out his second Brownlow Medal with 28 votes. He says he was devastated that he polled three votes in the last round because he wanted to share it with former teammate and Geelong captain Joel Selwood, who ends on 27. Dane Swan stormed home to finish in third place with 26.

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TOP TEN

G.Ablett (GC) 28
J.Selwood (GEEL) 27
D.Swan (COLL) 26
P.Dangerfield (ADE) 22
S.Pendelbury (COLL) 21
D.Hannebery (SYD) 21
D.Rockliff (BRIS) 21
T.Cotchin (RICH) 19
K.Jack (SYD) 19
J.Watson (ESS) 17

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ABlett has done it! The favourite wins the Brownlow with a BOG 3 votes in the final round of the 2013 AFL season. Selwood and Swan didn’t poll, leaving the champion of the Gold Coast to take the medal by one vote!

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ROUND 23

PORT v CARL
15.13 (103) 15.14 (104)
3.Murphy
2.Ebert
1.Cornes

SYD v HAW
16.4 (100) 17.10 (112)
3.Mumford
2.Lewis
1.Kennedey

WB v MELB
16.11 (107) 13.9 (87)
3.Boyd
2.Cooney
1.Liberatore

STK v FRE
16.16 (112) 6.5 (41)
3.Steven
2.Montagna
1.Lake

GCFC v GWS
22.14 (146) 9.9 (63)
3.Ablett
2.Prestia
1.Thompson

ESS v RICH
9.11 (65) 15.14 (104)
3.Jackson
2.Ellis
1.Edwards

COLL v NMFC
17.12 (114) 19.11 (125)
3.Ziebel
2.Pendelbury
1.Bastinac

WCE v ADEL
5.13 (43) 19.15 (129)
3.Dangerfield
2.Crouch
1.Sloane

GEEL v BL
15.22 (112) 17.9 (111)
3.Rockliff
2.Stokes
1.McGrath

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Round 23 here we go…

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Amazing! It’s going to come down to whoever has the best final game of the season to decide the Charlie!. Any of the top three could win it if they poll well enough, great end to the count.

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TOP 3

J.Selwood (GEEL) 27
D.Swan (COLL) 26
G.Ablett (GC) 25

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ROUND 22

COLL v WCE
15.11 (101) 5.9 (39)
3.Thomas
2.Swan
1.Pendelbury

ADEL v MELB
18.12 (120) 7.10 (52)
3.Thompson
2.Johnstone
1.Crouch

NMFC v HAW
15.13 (103) 17.15 (117)
3.Wells
2.Goldstein
1.Rioli

GEEL v SYD
13.14 (92) 7.6 (48)
3.Johnson
2.Taylor
1.Enright

CARL v ESS
9.22 (76) 12.10 (82)
3.Simpson
2.Watson
1.Hurley

FRE v PORT
21.8 (134) 9.6 (60)
3.Ballantyne
2.Mundy
1.Mzungu

STK v GCFC
17.14 (116) 10.10 (70)
3.Montagna
2.Riewoldt
1.Del Santo

GWS v RICH
6.6 (42) 25.13 (163)
3.Martin
2.Grigg
1.Edwards

BL v WB
15.10 (100) 13.15 (93)
3.Rockliff
2.Leuenberger
1.Dauhlhaus

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Sewlood jumps ahead of Ablett by one vote!

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ROUND 21

HAW v COLL
18.11 (119) 12.12 (84)
3.Hodge
2.Gibson
1.Swan

RICH v CARL
14.12 (96) 16.10 (106)
3.Mclean
2.Delidio
1.Walker

PORT v GCFC
16.17 (113) 14.12 (96)
3.Boak
2.Bennell
1.Ebert

ESS v NMFC
9.16 (70) 17.13 (115)
3.Pietrie
2.Greenwood
1.Wells

WCE v GEEL
6.5 (41) 16.11 (107)
3.Selwood
2.Johnson
1.Stokes

BL v GWS
18.15 (123) 9.9 (63)
3.Mayse
2.Black
1.Patful

MELB v FRE
5.8 (38) 20.13 (133)
3.Mundy
2.Pearce
1.Clarke

SYD v STK
18.10 (118) 8.11 (59)
3.Kennedy
2.Steven
1.Tippett

WB v ADEL
20.11 (131) 17.12 (114)
3.Liberatore
2.Cooney
1.Dixon

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TOP FOUR

G.Ablett (GC) 25
J.Selwood (GEEL) 24
D.Swan (COLL) 23
D.Hannebery (SYD) 21

Selwood and Swan make up some ground on Ablett in that round and are hot on the heals of the GC star now. Hannebery needs at least one BOG now to keep up

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ROUND 20

STK v HAW
7.14 (56) 14.18 (102)
3.Savage
2.Roughead
1.Montagna

RICH v BL
14.13 (97) 11.8 (74)
3.Cotchin
2.Rockliff
1.Jackson

GEEL v PORT
20.9 (129) 16.8 (104)
3.Selwood
2.Monfries
1.Boak

CARL v WB
13.11 (89) 16.21 (117)
3.Cooney
2.Grant
1.Griffen

SYD v COLL
10.11 (71) 14.16 (100)
3.Pendelbury
2.Swan
1.Mcveigh

GCFC v MELB
13.12 (90) 10.17 (77)
3.Bennell
2.Vine
1.Swallow

ESS v WCE
9.13 (67) 18.12 (120)
3.Goddard
2.Priddis
1.Lecras

ADEL v NMFC
11.13 (79) 10.10 (70)
3.Sloane
2.Wells
1.Douglas

FRE v GWS
24.13 (157) 6.8 (44)
3.Suban
2.Barlow
1.Neale

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Ablett still ahead with a close race for second. They’ve got four rounds to catch them if they can.

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LEADERBOARD

G.Ablett (GC) 25
D.Hannebery (SYD) 21
J.Selwood (GEEL) 21
D.Swan (COLL) 21
S.Johnson (GEE) 20
P.Dangerfield (ADE) 19
K.Jack (SYD) 19
N.Fyfe (FRE) 18
S.Mitchell (HAW) 16
T.Cotchin (RICH) 16

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ROUND 19

NMFC v GEEL
15.6 (96) 13.8 (86)
3.Harvey
2.Johnson
1.Wells

GWS v MELB
19.10 (124) 12.15 (87)
3.Ward
2.Scully
1.Whitfield

HAW v RICH
9.12 (66) 16.11 (107)
3.Cotchin
2.Houli
1.Rance

WCE v GCFC
20.10 (130) 17.11 (113)
3.Cox
2.Kennedy
1.Bennell

CARL v FRE
12.8 (80) 17.14 (116)
3.Fyfe
2.Barlow
1.Crowley

BL v STK
16.12 (108) 11.11 (77)
3.Rockliff
2.Merrett
1.Rich

WB v SYD
15.9 (99) 21.8 (134)
3.Jack
2.Griffen
1.Tippett

ADEL v PORT
15.13 (103) 17.5 (107)
3.Wingard
2.Crouch
1.Dangerfield

COLL v ESS
20.13 (133) 7.12 (54)
3.Ball
2.Sidebottom
1.Reid

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ROUND 18

ESS v HAW
13.9 (87) 22.11 (143)
3.Franklin
2.Mitchell
1.Hodge

GCFC v CARL
11.11 (77) 16.24 (120)
3.Kreuzer
2.Henderson
1.Ablett

MELB v NMFC
4.4 (28) 22.18 (150)
3.Cunnington
2.Goldstein
1.Harvey

COLL v GWS
15.16 (106) 10.6 (66)
3.Swan
2.Cameron
1.Beams

GEEL v STK
21.11 (137) 5.6 (36)
3.Selwood
2.Johnson
1.Podsiadly

FRE v ADEL
11.9 (75) 7.11 (53)
3.Fyfe
2.Sloane
1.Johnson

PORT v BL
9.17 (71) 9.8 (62)
3.Boak
2.Rockliff
1.Hartlett

WB v WCE
16.15 (111) 13.11 (89)
3.Dauhlhaus
2.Gaff
1.Murphy

SYD v RICH
16.14 (110) 9.9 (63)
3.Jack
2.O’Keefe
1.White

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He may get close but I don’t think he’ll have the legs. Anything can happen though, umpires love him…

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Ablett and Hannebery continuing to smash the BOG’s

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LEADERBOARD

G.Ablett (GC) 24
D.Hannebery (SYD) 21
P.Dangerfield (ADE) 18
J.Selwood (GEEL) 18
D.Swan (COLL) 18
J.Watson (ESS) 15
S.Pendelbury (COLL) 15
S.Mitchell (HAW) 14
A.Swallow (NM) 14
K.Jack (SYD) 13
D.Martin (RICH) 13
S.Johnson (GEE) 13

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