I’ll tell you what – Chris Scott would make an interesting partner. He sure picks the worst times to try to experiment.
With Isaac Smith within striking distance of the leader, the Geelong coach sent his experienced wingman to the half-forward flank. And there he remained for the entire game as the Cats knocked over the Blues.
Great result for the team, but in terms of the Wingman of the Year Award, Scott really screwed the… cat.
A few years ago, a little sick of the wingmen being completely ignored in the roles they play by those selecting the AFL All-Australian Team, here at The Mongrel Punt, we decided to start tracking the best wingers in the game. Using a combination of stats and votes as our metric for assessing them over the course of the year, The Mongrel Punt Wingman of the Year Award was born.
2020 saw Sam Menegola blitz the field, running away to easily claim the title of the best wingman in the game.
Fast forward to 2021 and it was a bit closer, with Paul Seedsman pipping Hugh McCluggage and Karl Amon in the race to become the league’s reigning wingman of the year. The Crows are currently missing Seedsman immensely, as his 2021 was easily the best of his career.
Let’s jump into the Round 18 results and the overall leaderboard.
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