Pitman a popular pick

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Updated: August 25, 2015
Jamie Pitman is favourite with GDFL coaches to win the Whitley Medal.  Picture: AL PACKER
Jamie Pitman is favourite with GDFL coaches to win the Whitley Medal. Picture: AL PACKER

Jamie Pitman is favourite with GDFL coaches to win the Whitley Medal. Picture: AL PACKER

NORTH Geelong’s Jamie Pitman is a raging favourite with GDFL coaches to win tonight’s Whitley Medal as league best and fairest.

Of the nine polled, seven have predicted the star forward will become the first Magpie to win the award since Leigh Hardman in 2005.

Pitman kicked 109 goals in the home and away season, including seven bags of eight or more.

He is expected to poll well between Rounds 10-15 where he kicked 51 goals, including a haul of 11 against Anakie, three lots of 10 and a nine.

North Geelong coach Daniel Kee has tipped assistant James Chandler, while Inverleigh coach Mark McDowell has plumped for Bell Post Hill star Dylan Witney.

Belmont Lions’ small man Mikhali Harrison, who won several medals at junior level, and Bannockburn ball-magnet Marty Curtis have both been tipped as smokies..

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 COACH WINNER SMOKIE
Phil Gavin (Anakie) Not Supplied
Craig McGough (Bannockburn) Not a Supplied
Brent Grgic (Bell Post Hill) Jamie Pitman (North Geelong) Ricky O’Toole (East Geelong)
David McKiernan (Belmont Lions) Jamie Pitman (North Geelong) Mikhali Harrison (Belmont Lions)
Brett Pollard (Corio) Jamie Pitman (North Geelong) Robbie Logue (Inverleigh)
Ricky O’Toole (East Geelong) Jamie Pitman (North Geelong) Marty Curtis (Bannockburn)
Mark Hounslow (Geelong West) Not Supplied
Mark McDowell (Inverleigh) Dylan Witney (Bell Post Hill) Matt Seed/Dalton Grundell (Inver.)
Daniel Kee (North Geelong) James Chandler (North Geelong) Marty Curtis (Bannockburn)
Reece Holwell (Thomson) Jamie Pitman (North Geelong) Mikhali Harrison (Belmont Lions)
Peter Mark (Werribee Centrals) Jamie Pitman (North Geelong) James Huybens (Inverleigh)
Luke Rayner (Winchelsea) Jamie Pitman (North Geelong) Brad MacKenzie (Belmont Lions)


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