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2018 Player Review: Andrew Gaff

Best of 2018 - Gaff Andrew Gaff continued to make opposition coaches worry with his outside run and elite skills, earning another All Australian selection

He may have only played 19 games this year, but the club’s leading 2018 Brownlow Medal vote getter had a magnificent season in blue and gold and collected a second all-Australian blazer. Gaff led the competition for average uncontested possessions per game and achieved career best numbers for average disposals, contested possessions, tackles, clearances and disposal efficiency. Despite his reduced match count Gaff finished fifth in the John Worsfold medal.

Standout performance: A masterclass against the Giants

West Coast had to register a win following three successive losses and desperately needed its leaders to stand up and show the way against the talent-laden Giants. Gaff responded to the coaching staff’s calls in emphatic fashion. The master accumulator appeared to be everywhere at Optus Stadium and by the time the final siren sung out across Perth’s new sporting cauldron the tireless midfielder had 41 disposals, 13 contested possessions, six marks, six clearances and two goals in his stats column.

Season averages:
Disposals: 30.7
Contested possessions: 8.8
Score involvements: 6.5
Marks: 5.3
Inside 50s: 3.9