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Brownlow predictor: Who will take home 'Charlie'?

Danger stakes Brownlow claims with demolition job Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield produced another best-on-ground performance with four goals and plenty of disposals

THE WINNER of the 2019 Brownlow Medal is? 

According to AFL.com.au's Brownlow Predictor, Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield will be awarded his second 'Charlie'.

ALL THE VOTES Who's in the hunt for this year's Brownlow?

The predictor has the powerful midfielder finishing with three straight best-on-ground performances, with his final-round heroics taking him to 28 votes, two clear of Carlton co-captain Patrick Cripps.

Dangerfield has slipped under the radar somewhat, with Cripps, Nat Fyfe and Marcus Bontempelli dominating Brownlow chat in recent weeks.

He is predicted to start the season strongly, before having polling patches around the bye and at the end of the home and away rounds.

It won't surprise anyone midfielders are set to dominate this year's count, with Fyfe, Lachie Neale, Tim Kelly and the ineligible Dustin Martin tipped to fall in behind Dangerfield and Cripps.

 

Martin has had a stunning tail-end to his year, with the predictor saying the Tiger could poll 12 votes from the final six games of the season, but his one-match suspension for striking in round three could come back to bite.

The battle of Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy for top ruck status has gone on for several years, and the pair are tipped to poll 23 votes each.

Overwhelming NAB AFL Rising Star favourite Sam Walsh doesn't poll at all, while fellow contenders Sydney Stack (two) and Connor Rozee (one) are expected to notch the first Brownlow votes of their budding careers.