AFLCA Player of the Year Award – Round 10, 2012 – They’re dropping like Pies!
The leader of the coaches Award won’t be scoring any points in the next 2 weeks and perhaps more. Scott Pendlebury (55 votes) got injured in the early stages of their match with the Suns and didn’t add to his total. It has since been found that he has a cracked bone and will miss at least this weeks match, perhaps more. This gives equal second placed Brent Stanton (47 votes) a chance this week to catch up when he takes on Sydney, but then has a bye. Matty Boyd (47 votes) has to wait until Round 12 to add to his total, but the form of the Bulldogs on the weekend have to be a bad sign for him. Jobe Watson (43 votes) moved into 4th place with a 3 vote in the loss to the Demons, this moving him ahead of Scotty Thompson (42 votes) who was joined in 5th place by Tiger Trent Cotchin (42 votes) after 6 votes on Friday night.
Rory Sloan (38 votes, 9th place) and Gary Ablett (37 votes, 10th place) moved into the top 10 with big hauls on the weekend. Sloan took all 10 votes against the Dockers but interestingly Gaz only got 7 (so one 2nd best votes and one 3rd best votes by the coaches) votes to be ranked equal 2nd best on ground behind Dale Thomas (13 votes, 66th overall) and Dayne Beams (28 votes, 19th overall).
On to the votes for the round (or go to the directly to the Top 20 players here):