AFL: 22 greatest winners from 2022 season, Jordan De Goey, Patrick Cripps
He’s greater than helpful, however one new Tiger needs to be laughing moderately than simply smiling after his profitable contract. These are the 22 winners from 2022.
There are lots all through the AFL world who will see within the New Yr with an enormous grin because of a 2022 which delivered them a motive to smile.
These are the 22 winners from the 2022 season.
The premiership which had eluded the Cats celebrity was collected and no-one enhanced their fame greater than Hazard. His performances within the preliminary ultimate and grand ultimate have been out of this world and rapidly silenced critics who have been beginning to query his September output.
Simply the second feminine to be appointed CEO within the AFL. Watt minimize her tooth in varied roles at Melbourne earlier than transferring over to the MCC. An impressed selection by the Kangaroos who proceed to tick all the best packing containers of their rebuild.
JORDAN DE GOEY
We’re all a fickle lot. Mid-year De Goey was persona non grata after one other off-field incident which noticed his contract provide pulled by the Magpies. That each one modified when the star midfielder turned in an epic finals sequence which noticed Collingwood scrambling to get his signature on a contract that had just a few extra zeros on it (and fewer behavioural restrictions).
His group’s late season fade-out would have harm however the Carlton skipper claimed some main private satisfaction successful the Brownlow Medal. After being banged up with harm and having questions requested about whether or not his greatest days have been behind him, he put collectively an excellent season which modified the narrative round him rapidly.
Debut season’s as coach don’t go significantly better. Took Collingwood from seventeenth to inside a kick of a grand ultimate. The previous Brisbane Lions premiership rover was a breath of contemporary air within the teaching ranks along with his honesty and optimistic outlook shining by means of. Possibly, he’s onto one thing.
Simply as his media profession was taking off, the lure of fixing his former group was an excessive amount of. Lyon is all the time fascinating and what he can do at St Kilda goes to be enjoyable to observe though we’re undecided the brand new cuddly Ross goes to final.
DR SONJA HOOD
The no-nonsense North Melbourne president confirmed she was an individual to not be messed with. Sacked an underperforming coach after which landed the largest fish within the pond in Alastair Clarkson to rebuild her troubled membership.
Whereas there may be nonetheless some nuts and bolts to be discovered across the stadium, what’s now a no brainer is that Tasmania can have its personal AFL group with it being a matter of when not if now. Lots of people campaigned onerous and now they only want some Federal Authorities money to verify it involves life inside the subsequent 5 years.
Left GWS to chase a flag with Geelong and bought one in his second 12 months. Kicked 65 targets for the season and mixed brilliantly with Tom Hawkins (67 targets). He additionally excelled within the Cats premiership celebrations, incomes the three votes along with his cows.
The pioneer of AFLW lastly bought her premiership. Pearce was the religious power behind Melbourne’s victory and was simply as inspirational within the celebrations. She additionally continued to reinforce her fame as a particular feedback skilled transferring comfortably into Channel 7’s Friday evening scorching seat.
Must be laughing moderately than simply smiling after the loopy provide and demand of the AFL system meant he was handed a monster seven-year deal, price greater than $5 million, to hitch Richmond. Taranto was a greater than helpful midfielder with GWS however these types of offers have beforehand been linked to superstars.
First 12 months as CEO and guides Geelong to a premiership. Hocking overhauled Kardinia Park with quite a few key off-field appointments whereas additionally difficult Chris Scott to vary his methods. The previous AFL soccer boss additionally deserves credit score for his tinkering of the foundations throughout his time at head workplace which hit pay dust in 2022.
Whereas it mightn’t be on the high of his personal achievements for the 12 months, Robbie will get a gig due to the grins he placed on the faces of everybody on Grand Last day. Most notably Gill McLachlan who had been determined to nail an enormous act for the pre-game leisure and satirically delivered on his final probability.
Lastly bought that contract extension he was craving halfway by means of the 12 months. There isn’t a doubt Dew is constructing a tradition for achievement and deserves one other couple of years though the stress can be entrance and sq. once more if the Suns aren’t a ultimate eight contender.
Carlton followers had been questioning if their younger celebrity was ever going to get again after a few years within the wilderness due to harm. He hit again with a bang, successful the Coleman Medal with 64 targets to offer the Blues a one-two punch with 2021 Coleman Medallist Harry McKay which is able to give opposition coaches’ sleepless nights.
One of many fairytale tales of the 12 months. The previous No. 1 draft choose at St Kilda thought his profession was carried out due to concussion however he by no means gave up and the Swans gave him a lifeline to play alongside his youthful brother. The sight of them operating out collectively within the grand ultimate is likely one of the photos of 2022.
Gained the battle for management of Collingwood after which sat again and watched the Pies surge again to being top-of-the-line groups within the land. Is now on the hunt for a high-profile CEO (ie Craig Kelly) to finish his gorgeous makeover.
Yet one more heartwarming story. Dumped by two golf equipment earlier than being handed a ultimate probability with Geelong, the goalsneak grew to become top-of-the-line forwards within the competitors kicking 53 targets, successful All-Australian choice after which a premiership. Good luck topping that in 2023 Tys.
Recognized with most cancers once more in August final 12 months but there he was in spherical 1. The defender’s inspirational comeback was a tear-jerker for the soccer world with Docherty then placing collectively an excellent season with many shocked he wasn’t All-Australian.
In October he was taking a look at attempting to determine a solution to turnaround West Coast’s horror 12 months as their soccer boss. Two months later he’s the shock CEO of Essendon after they managed to fully stuff up the appointment of Andrew Thorburn.
Was the poster boy for the “too previous” Cats but the 33-year-old gained his fourth premiership and claimed the North Smith Medal within the course of. The previous Hawk ran rings round Sydney within the GF, kicking three targets from 32 touches.
Went from unknown rookie to essentially the most maligned determine within the sport. The talk round Ginnivan’s talent in successful free-kicks shouldn’t get in the way in which of the extraordinary season he had, kicking 40 targets from a ahead pocket to be a serious a part of Collingwood’s revival. We predict Jack had the final snicker.
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