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'Holy trinity' snubbed by Cats in MVP voting

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NONE of Geelong's 'holy trinity' – Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood or Gary Ablett – have been nominated by their teammates for the AFL Players' Association Most Valuable Player Award.

Meanwhile, West Coast has had four nominees, while every other team had three, because each of the AFLPA's MVPs of the month are automatically nominated.

Forward Jack Darling was June's MVP but wasn't selected by his fellow Eagles as one of their three nominees, hence why the club had four.

For the Cats, defenders Tom Stewart and Mark Blicavs were put forward, as was star forward Tom Hawkins. 

Fremantle superstar Nat Fyfe won't be adding to his 2014 and 2015 crowns after Lachie Neale, David Mundy and Ed Langdon were put forward by the Dockers.

None of Richmond trio Trent Cotchin, Alex Rance or Jack Riewoldt were proposed for the title. Instead, Dustin Martin, Shane Edwards and Kane Lambert were the options the Tigers voted for.

Every side's skipper was nominated for the Best Captain award, including Gold Coast's Tom Lynch, who was stripped of the leadership mantle in August after declaring he wanted to leave the Suns.

The winner will be announced next Thursday. 

ADELAIDE

MVP: Rory Laird, Tom Doedee, Matt Crouch
Most Courageous: Tom Doedee
Best First Year: Lachlan Murphy

BRISBANE

MVP: Harris Andrews, Dayne Beams, Dayne Zorko
Most Courageous: Darcy Gardiner
Best First Year: Cam Rayner

CARLTON

MVP: Patrick Cripps, Charlie Curnow, Kade Simpson
Most Courageous: Kade Simpson
Best First Year: Paddy Dow

COLLINGWOOD

MVP: Brodie Grundy, Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom
Most Courageous: Taylor Adams
Best First Year: Jaidyn Stephenson

ESSENDON

MVP: Tom Bellchambers, Dyson Heppell, Devon Smith
Most Courageous: Matt Dea
Best First Year: Matt Guelfi

FREMANTLE

MVP: Ed Langdon, David Mundy, Lachie Neale
Most Courageous: Ed Langdon
Best First Year: Adam Cerra

GEELONG

MVP: Mark Blicavs, Tom Hawkins, Tom Stewart
Most Courageous: Joel Selwood
Best First Year: Tim Kelly

GOLD COAST

MVP: Jarrod Harbrow, David Swallow, Jarrod Witts
Most Courageous: David Swallow
Best First Year: Charlie Ballard

GWS

MVP: Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward, Lachie Whitfield
Most Courageous: Callan Ward
Best First Year: Sam Taylor

HAWTHORN

MVP: Luke Breust, Tom Mitchell, Ben Stratton
Most Courageous: Ben Stratton
Best First Year: James Worpel

MELBOURNE

MVP: Max Gawn, Tom McDonald, Clayton Oliver
Most Courageous: Neville Jetta
Best First Year: Bayley Fritsch

NORTH MELBOURNE

MVP: Ben Brown, Ben Cunnington, Shaun Higgins
Most Courageous: Jed Anderson
Best First Year: Luke Davies-Uniacke

PORT ADELAIDE

MVP: Robbie Gray, Tom Jonas, Justin Westhoff
Most Courageous: Tom Jonas
Best First Year: Kane Farrell

RICHMOND

MVP: Shane Edwards, Kane Lambert, Dustin Martin
Most Courageous: Dylan Grimes
Best First Year: Jack Higgins

ST KILDA

MVP: Jake Carlisle, Seb Ross, Jimmy Webster
Most Courageous: Jimmy Webster
Best First Year: Hunter Clark

SYDNEY

MVP: Lance Franklin, Isaac Heeney, Josh Kennedy
Most Courageous: Isaac Heeney
Best First Year: Tom McCartin

WEST COAST

MVP: Jack Darling, Andrew Gaff, Shannon Hurn, Elliot Yeo
Most Courageous: Brad Sheppard
Best First Year: Liam Ryan

WESTERN BULLDOGS

MVP: Marcus Bontempelli, Lachie Hunter, Jackson Macrae
Most Courageous: Dale Morris
Best First Year: Ed Richards