Danger top of the finals field

Danger top of the finals field

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A dominant four-goal performance from Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield has earned him the fans’ vote as the MVP of the Finals for semi-final weekend, presented by Drummond Golf.

Spending most of the semi-final against Collingwood in the Cats’ forward-50 Dangerfield collected 19 touches, eight score involvements, took six marks and had three clearances, on top of his four majors.

It was arguably the best of his finals outings and unsurprisingly he was the outright winner, collecting 53 per cent of the vote ahead of teammate Mitch Duncan (27 per cent) and Richmond’s Bachar Houli (20 per cent).

Duncan was prolific on Saturday night, setting the tone for the 68-point victory, with the midfielder racking up 19 touches in the first half – one more than the highest figure for the Magpies in the game. The elite runner proved too much for Collingwood, finishing the game with 12 marks, a game-high 10 score involvements, five inside 50s and three goal assists to go with his 30 touches.

Houli was best-on-ground in the Tigers’ 31-point victory over the Saints, having a game-high 32 disposals, 16 of which were kicks, eight rebound 50s, five inside 50s and taking five marks.

The AFL Players’ Association MVP of the Finals is a new concept to recognise the best performers each week of the finals series. Fans will get the choice to select the MVP of the Week, after three names have been put forward by the AFLPA. 

All fans who vote will go into the running to win a $200 Drummond Golf voucher. To vote, simply select the player you deem to be the MVP of the Finals for the week. Voting closes on Wednesday, October 7 at 5pm AEDT. 


Week one – Paddy Ryder (St Kilda)

Week two – Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)

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