Prolific Port Adelaide midfielder Ollie Wines emerged connected apical astatine the concern extremity of a thrilling Brownlow Medal count, edging Western Bulldogs superstar Marcus Bontempelli.
By Zachary Gates|2:23pm Sep 19, 2021
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A tense Ollie Wines arsenic the countdown nears the climax
Ollie Wines chopped an emotive fig close passim the Brownlow Medal evening, successful an denotation of the monolithic starring battalion and thrilling finish. Travis Boak, Aliir Aliir and Darcy Byrne-Jones were among Wines' teammates astatine the aforesaid table, riding the rollercoaster of emotions with him. Coach Ken Hinkley was astatine a array not acold away, smiling implicit astatine Wines similar a arrogant begetter arsenic helium reeled successful the votes. Wines struggled to permission his beloved location municipality of Eucha successful state Victoria erstwhile helium was selected by Port Adelaide with prime 7 successful the 2012 nationalist draft, but astir a decennary aboriginal helium would beryllium making a mighty fist of a Brownlow count.
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Ollie Wines' beauteous shoutout to partner
Ollie Wines credited his partner, Olivia, for being the backbone of his success. Olivia was ecstatic arsenic Wines was revealed arsenic the Brownlow Medal victor and made his mode to the stage, reveling successful 1 of the astir peculiar moments of her partner's beingness yet.
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Ollie Wines, Travis Boak clasp successful affectional moment
Ollie Wines and erstwhile Port Adelaide skipper Travis Boak, pictured embracing his weapon teammate aft helium was revealed arsenic the Brownlow Medal winner, person agelong driven the Power's midfield brigade. They were some colossal arsenic Port Adelaide got wrong a footwear of reaching the 2014 expansive final, earlier again playing exceptional roles successful the club's 2020 and 2021 campaigns, which some culminated successful a preliminary last berth. Boak was installed arsenic Port Adelaide's skipper up of Wines' archetypal play astatine the club, and he's been of phenomenal enactment to the nuggety on-baller ever since helium walked done the doors astatine Alberton. Boak was Port Adelaide's second-highest vote-getter astatine this year's Brownlow Medal, polling 25.
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Wines, AFL committee brag accidental 'cheers'
Ollie Wines is the 4th subordinate to person won a Brownlow Medal during Richard Goyder's clip arsenic AFL committee chairman. Goyder, pictured giving Wines a 'cheers', took implicit from Mike Fitzpatrick successful April 2017. Dustin Martin (2017), Tom Mitchell (2018), Nat Fyfe (2019), Lachie Neale (2020) and Wines person since taken retired 'Charlie'.
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Nat Fyfe presents Ollie Wines the Brownlow gong
Ollie Wines was presented his Brownlow Medal by a two-time recipient of the game's astir prestigious idiosyncratic gong, Nat Fyfe of Fremantle. Fyfe won his archetypal Brownlow Medal successful 2015 and his 2nd successful 2019. Only 4 men person doubly won a Brownlow Medal since the crook of the century: Adam Goodes, Chris Judd, Gary Ablett inferior and Fyfe.
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Ollie Wines' hilarious takedown of 'best mate' successful superb speech
Ollie Wines had the assemblage successful stitches erstwhile helium made Port Adelaide teammate Tom Clurey the butt of a hilarious joke. As Wines addressed those successful attendance from the lectern, helium thanked his teammates who'd joined him successful Perth for the Brownlow Medal, aft proceeding helium was "a spot of a chance". Then came the joke. "There were a batch of guys that weren't a accidental of polling votes, (like) Tom Clurey," Wines said arsenic the country erupted. "Thanks to Tom. He's astir apt my champion mate and we were drafted together. Thanks, Tom. He asked for the after-party invitation truthful he's got that."
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Ollie Wines raises a solid to the audience
Ollie Wines finished connected 36 votes, equalling Richmond champion Dustin Martin's grounds 2017 haul, arsenic Western Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli fell narrowly short, tallying 33 votes. Wines sealed triumph successful the last round, receiving 2 votes for his sparkling show against the Bulldogs arsenic Bontempelli, who had a uncommon quiescent game, failed to poll. Melbourne hardnut Clayton Oliver (31 votes), rising Carlton ace Sam Walsh (30), Essendon sensation Darcy Parish (26) and St Kilda weapon Jack Steele (26) each remained with the starring battalion heavy into the count. Four players (Wines, Bontempelli, Oliver and Walsh) polled 30 votes oregon much for the archetypal clip successful history.
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All smiles arsenic Ollie Wines soaks up Brownlow triumph
Ollie Wines mentioned respective times passim the nighttime that helium and his teammates were gutted astatine the manner successful which they bowed retired of this year's premiership race, copping a 71-point drubbing astatine the hands of the Western Bulldogs. But the team's nightmare preliminary last show does not instrumentality immoderate gloss disconnected the brilliance of Wines' idiosyncratic 2021 campaign. The 26-year-old finished the play having averaged 32.4 disposals, 14.8 contested possessions, 5.91 clearances and 5.2 wrong 50s per game. In possibly Wines' champion crippled of the season, helium racked up 43 touches (23 contested), 14 clearances and 8 wrong 50s to pb Port Adelaide to a 34-point triumph implicit Hawthorn successful July.