Thursday 24 July 2014

#NRL 2014: Player of the Year Leaderboard after Round 19 #NRLTweetPOTY #DallyM

Player of the Year Leaderboard after Round 19

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - July 24, 2014

The new season is entering the final 7 Rounds and The @NRLTweet Player of the Year Awards are getting very interesting. 

After 19 Rounds the current Leaderboard is revealed for the last time but real-time weekly Voting will remain available on Twitter. How do you think the Dally Ms will stack up in comparison?

Check out the #NRLTweetPOTY Leaders below...

This is the last time we see the Leaderboard - is it a race in 5 now?
Remember you can track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY

| V Parmar @vinnyparmar |
| J Gemmell @godofcheeseau |
| T Schroder @troy_79 |
| J Davies @DragonPunk12 |
| D McLucas @DMcLucas28 |
| M McLucas @Jebadude |
| N Wilbow @parramatters |
| G Delaney @AussieGreg84 |
| B Hoese @GunnerMcDagget |
| M Vickers @MercurialMattyV |
| M Perry @Chandler_BANG |
| D Chapman @Mr_DC11 |
| M Duncan @MrPeninsula |
| W Nicolson @NRLTweet |

How Voting Works

The voting is broken down into 2 Voters per game and they vote 4-2-1s for the 3 best players on the field. Ideally each voter goes into each game with no bias towards either team - though voters do get to vote on games involving their own teams but are watched very closely in case they get a little too excited!

But that's what makes our system work - 2 voters means you are accountable to the other voter. While it is clearly possible for voters to see games totally differently, if a voter goes for a favourite who did not have a particularly good game - it is painfully obvious and over the years we've been able to weed out voters who may have operated this way in the past - meaning we have as best as possible - a limited-bias factor in our voting.

Votes are put up on Twitter either immediately following the live game or by the next morning - so feel free to engage our voters and ask them to elaborate on why they voted as they did - they'll be happy to do it as 140 characters is only enough to literally give our votes and include game hashtags and our #NRLTweetPOTY hashtag.
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