JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Poll: Norm Smith Medal

Who was your pick for the 2012 Norm Smith Medal?

Poll form
  1. Please select an answer.
  2. View results
Jordan Lewis

0%

Adam Goodes

9%

Dan Hannebery

29%

Brad Sewell

12%

Jarrad McVeigh

12%

Ryan O'Keefe

14%

Alex Johnson

1%

Lance Franklin

2%

Lewis Roberts-Thompson

12%

Another player

9%

Total votes: 10767.

Would you like to vote?

You will need Cookies enabled to use our Voting Feature.

Disclaimer:

These polls are not scientific and reflect the opinion only of visitors who have chosen to participate.

Related coverage

O'Keefe on a new path to victory

AFL: Gutsiest win was a true epic

21 comments

  • Went to my first South Melbourne game in 1951 and today I took along a good luck charm an autograph book from that era which includes a personal autograph from Fred Goldsmith signed in September 1952 ( 60 years ago ) a week after he won the Brownlow Medal.

    Commenter
    Thinkb2g
    Location
    Chadstone
    Date and time
    September 29, 2012, 8:39PM
  • A very even team effort makes picking an individual winner almost an insult to the rest. Hannebery, O'Keefe , Richards, pyke, goodes, Johnson, lrt, jack, Morton, mcveigh, and so on. A big "thanks or nothing" to the field umpires too, by the way.. 20-something frees to 10?

    Commenter
    Jamo46
    Location
    Newstead
    Date and time
    September 29, 2012, 9:28PM
    • The umpires did their best. But, on the day, it just wasn't enough!

      Commenter
      Happy but sad
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      September 30, 2012, 9:17AM
    • Agree with you it's a team game and individual accolades unecessary; but that is not the popular view. As for fre kick numbers - thery don't have to be even . If Swans want fewer frees against them they'll have to infringe less often. Or maybe you could take up umpiring and ensure even number of frees to both sides.

      Commenter
      daniel
      Location
      rural nsw
      Date and time
      September 30, 2012, 12:22PM
  • LRT had another great grand final. I can see these teams playing off again in the GF next year. The difference was the bottom 6 or so players for the Hawks. These players should all be better next year. As in the preliminary final though, the Hawks were looked upon very favourably by the umpires.

    Commenter
    Dunkley fan
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    September 29, 2012, 11:11PM
  • I probably saw my first game in 1951 too. This is probably the most wonderful football day since then. I might have got the Goldsmith autograph in those days too, plus many others as we would run on the ground after the game. Great memories of the Lake Oval...eddie Lane, Bill Gunn, Jim Taylor, Jim Dorgan, Ron Clegg Bob Skilton...& of course Fred, though he won his Brownlow in 55 not 52 (had his jumper with # 2 for my 9yh birthday.
    What joy & despiar football can inspire!

    Commenter
    inasmuch
    Location
    Baulkham Hills
    Date and time
    September 30, 2012, 6:11AM
  • Jarrod McVeigh was everywhere, and doing everything right. Even when you thought he couldn't influence a contest he'd somehow make a smother. It was one of the most impressive games I've seen and typified the Sydney spirit.

    Commenter
    Lobo Gris
    Location
    Hawthorn
    Date and time
    September 30, 2012, 6:15AM
  • I can't believe LRT didn't feature in the voting - he was superb up front, down back, and importantly with some ruck assistances.

    Great final though.

    Commenter
    simmoblues
    Location
    edgecliff
    Date and time
    September 30, 2012, 6:56AM
  • Good luck to Ryan O'Keefe on gaining the Norm Smith Medal in a game in which there were at least a dozen who warranted winning that medal. A game won by a team that plays the same way week in week, out hard and as a team. There is an old saying in Rugby League "A champion team will always beat a team of champions", except yesterday a Champion Team beat a Champion Team.

    Commenter
    Rob
    Location
    Gymea Bay
    Date and time
    September 30, 2012, 7:13AM
    • Throwing the word champion around a bit loosely Rob...how do you differentiate the modest achievements of these two teams against those of a team that wins it threemtimes in 5 years?

      Commenter
      Thatseasy
      Location
      Mandurah
      Date and time
      September 30, 2012, 6:37PM

More comments

Comments are now closed