A few weeks back, I commented that the coaches have had as big a say in how the 2022 Wingman of the Year Award was playing out as the players had.
It has not changed.
This week, another coaching/match committee decision has basically decided the fate of the award, and as we head into the final week of competition, it looks as though our number one ranked player has an unassailable lead.
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 22 results and the overall leaderboard.
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