DUSTIN MARTIN NEEDS only one thing now to complete the perfect season — a premiership for Richmond. As everybody was certain he would, he won the Brownlow medal emphatically, with a record 36 votes, the umpires voting him best afield 11 times, also a record.
That was three votes clear of last year’s winner, Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield, who was ineligible after being suspended, and a massive 11 votes ahead of the next eligible player, Hawthorn’s Tom Mitchell on 25. Dangerfield threatened throughout the count to poll the most votes and drew level in the last game only for the Tiger superstar to poll three more votes to break the champion Cat’s year-old record.
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