WELL, that's a wrap on a season for the ages. Who would have thought back in pre-season we would have faced twists and turns like shortened quarters, festivals of footy, three trades per week and COVID suspensions to name a few… I mean what even was COVID back then?!
Congratulations to all the premiership winners, hat winners, car winners but most importantly, congrats to everyone who stuck it out until the end, it was a true test.
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Lachie Hunter has had an indifferent year, but one thing is for sure, he has dominated on the field. He topped off his season with an impressive 119 on the big stage to end the season with an average of 95. Pretty handy considering the shortened quarters.
Honourable mention: Taylor Adams turned it on for his 13 per cent of coaches and no doubt he got a number of them over the line after racking up 26 possessions and laying an impressive 11 tackles for 119.
Honourable mentions: Tom 'Pig' Mitchell, Zach Merrett, Lachie Whitfield and Reilly O'Brien. All the boys stepped up for the big dance.
After playing every game for the year at a phenomenal average of 98, Lion star Lachie Neale takes home the highly sought Dane Swan medal. He scored an impressive 1769 points for coaches who backed the ball magnet in from round one.
Bachar Houli has been an absolute nightmare for his coaches the past few weeks. After looking like he was back to full fitness with a round 14 score of 98, his scores have reflected anything but. His disastrous score in the GF of 55 was in fact his highest score since then.
With spots available in the midfield and reflecting on how well Toby Greene finished last year in that role, many coaches jumped on the Giant star hoping for a big finish to the year. Unfortunately, they went completely unrewarded with scores of 55, 68 and an absolute shocker in the GF with 47.
Talk about stepping up in the big dance! With all the efforts to remove rookies from the field, young Docker Caleb Serong showed many of the so-called premiums how it is done with a sensational performance in the biggest game of the year, collecting 25 possessions, four marks, six tackles and 101 points
Honourable mention: Damon Greaves
The winner of the Michael Barlow Piglet of the year is Caleb Serong.
Make sure you catch the final Traders Podcast of the year as they reflect on the amazing and unique season that was!
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