Prediction Patrick Dangerfield to become a 400 gamer

Will Patrick Dangerfield play 400 games?


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Hooker

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Wouldn’t be surprised if Mundy and Pendlebury both make it. I think Dangerfield will end up somewhere in the 350-375 range by the end.

Ablett would’ve been a 400 gamer if not for that injury in 2014. Would’ve been a definite 3 time brownlow winner as well. He was so good in 2014 if he never got injured and won that brownlow, he’d have probably also have carried the suns to their only finals campaign
 

BORIS332

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Patrick Dangerfield is 31 years old yet has already played 285 games.

He has another 3 years on his contract so barring any serious injury he should reach 350 games by the time he's 34 and his current contract expires.

After that I expect the club will offer Danger the standard 1 year veterans deals.

Given Danger's versatility around the ground, it's not beyond the realms of possibility for Danger to play for another 3 years after 2024 and predominantly at full forward.

I predict that Danger will become a 400 gamer and it'll be somewhat ironic given him and Shaun Burgoyne both played 150 games for the Crows and Power respectively, followed by playing 250 games for the Cats and Hawks respectively. I just hope we don't nurse Danger to 400 like the Hawks nursed Burgoyne to 400. In my opinion the 400 game milestone is cheapened knowing Fletcher and Burgoyne were both nursed to 400, especially when Tuck, Bartlett and Harvey all well and truly earned the 400 game milestone on their own merits by playing such good footy for so long. In fact, Tuck and Harvey had to be tapped on the shoulder to retire, and both could have easily aged on for at least another year if they weren't tapped on the shoulder, that's how good the footy was from both of them in their final seasons.

I expect David Mundy to become the next 400 gamer in the league and Dangerfield to become the next 400 gamer after Mundy.

Dangerfield could easily kick 50+ goals playing as a permanent forward in his mid 30s. He kicked 45 goals in 2017 playing predominantly as a midfielder, and 2017 was easily Danger's best season despite the fact the media pundits all rated his 2016 higher. After Danger hurt his ankle against the Hawks in round 17 2017 and Chris Scott moved him to full forward permanently for the rest of the game, it was easily the most dominant game I've seen from a Cats player playing full forward since Gary Ablett Snr.

What does everyone think? Am I in the majority or the minority of Cats supporters who believe Danger is a very good chance to play 400 games?

He's only had one serious injury throughout his whole career and that was a contact injury which anyone can get regardless of age. It's not like Danger has a bad history with soft tissue injuries, he's had a handful of minor hamstring injuries that's about it.

I think this is his final contract, and for him to reach 400 games he'd need to play 29 games each season. So no, I don't think he'll reach 400.

Even if he reached the end of this contract and got a (highly unlikely) two year extension, taking him to age 38, he'd still have to play 19 games in each of those seasons to reach 400. Won't happen!
 

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Wouldn’t be surprised if Mundy and Pendlebury both make it. I think Dangerfield will end up somewhere in the 350-375 range by the end.

Ablett would’ve been a 400 gamer if not for that injury in 2014. Would’ve been a definite 3 time brownlow winner as well. He was so good in 2014 if he never got injured and won that brownlow, he’d have probably also have carried the suns to their only finals campaign

Mundy is playing terrific football - and currently i think is still in their best 5 players on their list

He looks like he could play forever - i just think he has to be careful - like Craig Bradley was the same - a champion player ( who used to feast on Geel unfortunately ) but i reckon Bradley had 1 year too many - and his last year just soured it a little bit

I just hope that doesnt happen with Mundy - and he finishes up at the right time
 

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Mundy is playing terrific football - and currently i think is still in their best 5 players on their list

He looks like he could play forever - i just think he has to be careful - like Craig Bradley was the same - a champion player ( who used to feast on Geel unfortunately ) but i reckon Bradley had 1 year too many - and his last year just soured it a little bit

I just hope that doesnt happen with Mundy - and he finishes up at the right time
Very true or it could be a Burgoyne situation where Mundy is stuck in the 390s and gets a sympathy contract. I wouldn’t be surprised if the AFL made them do it for good publicity after the Goodes racism saga because anyone could see he was cooked for two years. The only other argument one could make is gold sticks out well when it’s amongst sh*t. Hawthorn FC. First Aboriginal player to 400 is a big deal and it is nice to see even if it shouldn’t have happened. Just like Fletcher.
 

Partridge

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He was 40 when he retired, lol, that's quite incredible when you think about it.

The equivalent of Dangerfield only just making it half through his career as he goes into season 2022.

True but Fletcher was protected and hidden for years. If Essendon were serious he shouldn't have gotten near 400.
 

Vdubs

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Mundy is playing terrific football - and currently i think is still in their best 5 players on their list

He looks like he could play forever - i just think he has to be careful - like Craig Bradley was the same - a champion player ( who used to feast on Geel unfortunately ) but i reckon Bradley had 1 year too many - and his last year just soured it a little bit

I just hope that doesnt happen with Mundy - and he finishes up at the right time
Interestingly, Boomer Harvey showed no signs of wanting to ease up, and was still productive. They say he could still be playing now!
 

catscollector

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Interestingly, Boomer Harvey showed no signs of wanting to ease up, and was still productive. They say he could still be playing now!

Fabulous footballer wasn't he. That's the biggest issue with time, most of us simply forget the more it passes on by.
We tend to get so caught up with current day champions, pumping them up a bit too often.
Boomer Harvey would be the equivalent of what Paul Chapman is to us in terms of all time standing.