Footy’s back!

Patrick Dangerfield (Rebecca Hosking) 209725_01

By Luke Voogt

Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield is set to play his 250th game when the Cats resume their AFL season against arch enemy Hawthorn at GMHBA Stadium tonight.

The powerful midfielder yesterday responded modestly to coach Chris Scott dubbing him one of the all-time greats that had “transformed” the club.

Dangerfield said he had only “tried to add my little bit where I can” to an already “incredibly successful club”, and felt “privileged” to play at the Cats.

Josh Jenkins, who last year followed Dangerfield from Adelaide to Geelong, praised the midfielder for his uniqueness, describing him as a “unicorn” in an article for afl.com.au.

“I might have to have a word with him when I see him this morning,” Dangerfield said.

Despite the shortened season and the lack of crowds for at least the next few matches due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Cats still had a “burning desire” for a premiership, Dangerfield said.

In the meantime, playing music during breaks in play could help break up the “awkward silence”, he said.

Geelong plays Hawthorn at 7.50pm tonight.

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