I like the competition for ‘Mark of the Year‘ much better than ‘Goal of the Year.’ I find it easier to compare and much more fun to watch. And I think the fan involvement is great. There have been some great marks in 2012 and the Sydney clubs ave come away with a few nominations. Although most of those have already lost in their initial elimination rounds, they still deserve a bit more recognition.
From the Sydney Swans
Sam Reid v GWS, Round 1
(Lost to Cyril Rioli’s mark v Collingowood)
Ryan O’Keefe v Brisbane Lions, Round 15
(still in the running!)
From the GWS Giants
Rhys Palmer v Sydney Swans, Round 14
(lost to Jason Porplyzia’s mark v Richmond)
William Hoskin-Elliott v Collingwood, Round 18 – which BigPond didnt see fit to put on YouTube… sorry, guys.
Either way… he lost to Nic Naitanui‘s mark v Fremantle
Shaun Edwards v Melbourne, Round 21
…and of course, the one I’m campaigning for (Jezza Cameron for NAB Rising Star!), Jeremy Cameron v Richmond, Round 12
(depressingly, lost to Kurt Tippett’s mark v Saints)
Did you vote for any of these guys? Who do you think is taking home the title this year?