While the Dally M is a nice individual recognition, it's not something you want one of your players to win. The Dally M Awards have been running since 1980. In that time, only 5 winners have gone on to claim a premiership that year. Ray Price '82, Mick Potter '84, Peter Sterling '86, Craig Gower '03 and Matt Orford '08. If one player is collecting the large majority of points for their team, that team is relying heavily upon one person, and more often than not that ain't gonna win you a premiership.