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Doig Medal preview: Connor Blakely

Connor Blakely is expected to fare well in Saturday night's Doig Medal Presentation Dinner. Freo fans can enjoy two more years of Connor Blakely highlights.

With the Doig Medal Presentation Dinner rapidly approaching, looks at which players are likely to fare well in Fremantle’s night of nights at the Crown Ballroom on Saturday 7 October.

While a dislocated shoulder in round 19 against GWS rules Blakely out of contention for the main prize, the 21-year-old could threaten for a top-five finish after an excellent 17 games in his third season at the club.

Blakely started the season in the midfield and came into his own with a move to half-back after the bye.

In Freo’s two-point loss to Geelong in round 14, Blakely was crucial racking up 27 disposals and taking seven marks.

In the Brownlow Medal, Blakely polled in five games – the third most of any Freo player – earning single votes in round 7 against Richmond, round nine against Carlton, round 11 against Collingwood, round 16 against North Melbourne and round 17 against West Coast.

Past Doig Medal performance
2016: 15th (50 votes)

Key Stats (total / average per game)
Games: 17
Disposals: 406 / 23.9
Tackles: 67 / 3.9
Contested possessions: 142 / 8.4
Marks: 88 / 5.2
Clearances: 57 / 3.4
Rebound 50s: 43 / 2.5
AFL Fantasy points: 1560 / 91.8

Best performances
Disposals – 33 vs West Coast Eagles, round 17
Marks – 12 vs North Melbourne, round 16
Tackles – 9 vs Carlton, round 9
Rebound 50s – 7 vs Hawthorn, round 18 and North Melbourne, round 16
Clearances – 12 vs Adelaide, round 10
Contested possessions: 14 vs Adelaide, round 10
Contested marks: 2 vs Hawthorn, round 18
AFL Fantasy points – 149 vs West Coast, round 17



Photo Gallery

Round 16 v North Melbourne

Round 11 v Collingwood

Round 11 v Collingwood

Round 7 v Essendon

Round 5 v North Melbourne 

Limited tickets to the Doig Medal Presentation Dinner are still available. For more information, please contact the Events Team on (08) 9433 7146.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs