Plenty of AFL fans can't believe Jeremy Howe didn't get mark of the year

Jeremy Howe flies over Tom McDonald of the Demons in what many consider one of the best marks ever. Photo: Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images

While Richmond Tigers forward Dusty Martin was the hot favourite for the AFL Brownlow Medal last night – and won with a record points haul – the biggest talking point of the night was Collingwood’s Jeremy Howe missing out on mark of the year, which went to Essendon’s Joe Daniher.

The public vote on both mark and goal of the year, but plenty of fans couldn’t quite believe the accolade didn’t go to Howe for what many consider the mark of the century over the Demons in round 12.

Howe had an incredible year on the speccie front, pulling off several grabs that probably deserved to be finalists, but this one was special.

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But in a boilover in the popular vote, the public thought Daniher solid grab over Jake Carlisle of the Saints was the one.

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Howe was gracious:

And even his rivals, such as Eagles ruckman Nic Naitanui were stunned.

Sports writers such as Herald Sun’s Glenn McFarlane couldn’t believe Howe missed out “with one of the best marks of the modern era” and like many, argued it was time for a panel to take over the judging.

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