Patrick Dangerfield’s outstanding performance on the weekend has pushed him even further ahead of his nearest rival in Brownlow Medal betting.
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The Geelong star’s 48-possession game, which equalled the club record set by Peter Featherby in 1981, on Saturday night was arguably the best of his career.
He finished with 23 contested possessions, 13 marks, 12 clearances, 10 centre clearances, 11 inside 50s, three tackles and two goals in the most complete performance we have seen so far this season.
He was complemented brilliantly on the night by captain Joel Selwood, who finished with 38 disposals in the 31-point win over league leaders, North Melbourne. The Cats’ skipper is currently equal third favourite for this year’s Brownlow, at $10, with Sydney midfielder Luke Parker.
Social media was in awe of Dangerfield’s performance, with fans, players and media personalities loving the former Crows’ work.
48 Disposals (23 Contested)
11 Inside 50s
— William Hill Aus (@WillHillAus) June 11, 2016
— Wayne Ludbey (@WLudbey) June 11, 2016
Dangerfield rushed to hospital #LeatherPoisoning
Did @dangerfield35 just rebound to inside50 himself?
— Jessica Hassett (@jesslee85) June 11, 2016
Close to the perfect game from Patrick Dangerfield.
48 disposals, 23 contested possessions, 13 clearances, 11 insides 50s, 2 goals.
— Adam White (@White_Adam) June 11, 2016
Meanwhile, Richmond star Dustin Martin continues to impress, with another standout performance against the Suns on the weekend and the 24-year is fifth favourite for the league’s top gong at $20, closely followed by West Coast’s Matt Priddis and former Hawks’ skipper Sam Mitchell at $23.