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The birth of the Brownlow Medal

When a medal for the league's best and fairest was struck in Charles Brownlow's honour, it was fitting a Geelong player should win – although the award was not without critics. Matt Gibbs investigates.
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Posted by Matt Gibbs, 15th Jun
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Matt Gibbs

Ranked Draftee

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Joined 23rd Jun 2014

Last seen 25th May 2023


AFL: Collingwood (VIC)

Local: Queenscliff (VIC)

About Me

Student of the game, lover of statistics and the history of Australian football. A particular interest, also, in the history of footy jumpers, footy on television, and the Bellarine Football League.

Favourite Players

Wayne Carey, Chris Tarrant, Jeff Farmer, Leon Davis

Favourite Moment

Watching the 2010 Grand Final draw live at an Australian-themed bar in NYC. Being at the 'G for the 2011 prelim final win.


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