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Patrick Dangerfield joins Cats

  • Patrick Dangerfield joins Cats

Adelaide star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield has finally reached the Cats after a year long rumour mill.

Dangerfield signalled his intentions at the end of the Crows season that he wanted to move back to Victoria and back to Geelong where he grew up. 

Dangerfield, 25, had arguably his best season yet at the Adelaide Crows, where he was crowned the club's best and fairest for a surprising first time. 

The star midfielder played every game this season where he averaged 27 disposals, 15 of those contested and kicked 21 goals, which was capped off with another All-Australian selection at the end of the year.

Geelong will send pick nine, 28 and youngster Dean Gore over to the Adelaide Crows to secure one of the competition's best midfielders in Dangerfield, as well as getting pick 50 in return from the Crows.

Gore was taken with pick 55 in last year's draft and is from South Australia. 

Despite missing half the season through, Gore still managed to finish third in Geelong's VFL Best & Fairest this season. 

Gore was described by Geelong recruiting manager Stephen Wells as a "hard, tough footballer, that likes to get dirty and get his hands on the ball. He can play half back or through the midfield."

Standing at 183cm, 86kg, Gore is a smart footballer who reads  the play well and has terrific pace, elite endurance and slick skills.

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