Patrick Dangerfield’s ability to break lines and surge the ball forward for Geelong is as good as any player in the competition, but David King has revealed a remarkable stat.
The Cats went down to Brisbane by a point on Saturday afternoon and King broke down a moment in that game that gave the Lions a chance to steal it when Geelong had things in full control.
“Geelong had a foothold on that game. They had a three-goal lead, Dangerfield bursts from the middle and if he kicks that goal they go to 22 points and I think the game is over," King told SEN's Whateley.
“Patrick Dangerfield is probably the best player in the competition or one of the top three best players for the last decade.
“Excluding set shots, 30 to 40 metres from goal, in the last four years, he’s at 23 shots at goal for two goals.
“He’s gone at nine per cent. That would be the worst in the competition. You see him burst through … nine per cent.
“If he can kick that, and he’ll get another chance in the finals, can you believe that Patrick Dangerfield is probably the worst player in the competition 30 to 40 from goal on the run or snapping – anything outside of the set shot.”