AFL Media looks at Dustin Martin's chance on football's night of nights, giving you a comprehensive look at which players could be in line for a few surprise votes in Sunday night's Brownlow Medal count.


Round 9: Really began to click into gear in round nine, with 26 disposals and three goals in a win over the Bulldogs. Expect maximum votes, despite Shai Bolton also impressing.
Round 10: Another 24 disposals and four clearances against the Lions. He was pivotal in the win and should poll ahead of Tom Lynch and Shai Bolton.
Round 13: Should be among the votes after another big night in the Dreamtime game. He won 30 disposals and kicked a goal, but Shai Bolton was also good.
Round 18: Finished the season strongly with 28 disposals and a goal against the Crows. Expect all three votes, with Shane Edwards also among the best.

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Round 9: Martin mesmerises Metricon after outrageous outing

Dustin Martin turns on beast mode with an absolutely devastating display against the Dogs.

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Round 1: He won 24 disposals and kicked a goal against the Blues, but Dion Prestia was the best on ground. Could compete with Jack Martin for two votes.
Round 2: Had 20 disposals in a draw with the Pies. But might be best to look elsewhere, with Scott Pendlebury and Tom Lynch among the best.
Round 7: Kicked two goals, but held to just 16 touches against the Kangaroos. Might sneak a vote if lucky, but Dylan Grimes and Shai Bolton were among the best.
Round 8: Started to find some good form with 23 disposals and two goals in a loss to the Giants. Should poll, but expect Toby Greene's heroics to earn him all three votes.
Round 12: He won 20 disposals in a win over the Suns, but is unlikely to earn votes. Trent Cotchin and Kane Lambert were among the best.
Round 14: He won 17 disposals and kicked two goals in a victory over the Eagles and should be among the votes. But will his captain, Trent Cotchin, steal all three?
Round 17: Could grab a vote after winning 19 disposals against the Cats. Dylan Grimes and Jack Riewoldt were among the best, but Martin wasn't far behind.

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Round 14: Dusty bender sends everyone berserk

Dustin Martin conjures an outrageous banana on the boundary to light up the stadium

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Round 3: Missed due to rib soreness.
Round 4: Kept to just 18 disposals in a big loss to the Saints. Dan Butler starred against his former side, while Jack Steele and Tim Membrey should also be among the votes.
Round 5: Had 20 disposals and a goal in a win over the Demons, but was that enough to poll? Kane Lambert and Dion Prestia were the best for the Tigers.
Round 6: Kept to just 15 disposals in a low-scoring win over the Swans. Don't expect votes, with Callum Mills starring and Jayden Short among the best for the Tigers.
Round 11: Held to just 17 disposals in a loss to the Power. Don't expect votes, with Ollie Wines and Travis Boak dominating for the hosts.
Round 15: Kept to just 11 disposals in a win over the Dockers. Won't poll votes, with Jayden Short and Jack Graham doing the bulk of the work for the Tigers.
Round 16: Bye.

Brownlow Predictor: 15 votes (4th)

One-vote wonder: Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (v North Melbourne, round seven)
Could we see an unlikely vote for the Richmond rookie? Eggmolesse-Smith won 23 disposals and took six marks in a round seven victory over North Melbourne. Shai Bolton and Dylan Grimes will be his biggest rivals for votes on the night.

Brownlow Predictor top three
15 Dustin Martin
11 Shai Bolton
7 Trent Cotchin

2019 most votes: Dustin Martin (23 votes)
Ineligible players: Nil