AFL Top 100: The Great Danger Game?

The AFL Top 100 list could have a new name added this weekend if Patrick Dangerfield can pass a fitness test and is named in the Cats squad against his former club Adelaide on Saturday at the GMHBA Stadium .

Currently under a cloud of injuries, Dangerfield is due to play his 294th AFL game and join former champions Keith Greig (North Melbourne) and Jack ‘Skinny’ Titus (Richmond) at 100th.

He would become the ninth current player to make the list, joining two current teammates Joel Selwood and Tom Hawkins.

He is already on the top 100 top games and goals list at his two league clubs: Adelaide, 26th and 14th, and Geelong, 88th and 52nd.

Dangerfield will no doubt move up the AFL fixture list if fitness and form don’t desert his 32-year-old body.

However, he is unlikely to earn the rare accolade of also being one of the AFL’s top 100 scorers.

Patrick Dangerfield

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Titus and Greig are two of only two players on the roster who haven’t reached 300 games.

Three games ahead of them put Lenny Hayes (St Kilda) and Wayne Campbell on 297 games and three more games tied for 88th put the ten players who finished their careers on exactly 300 games.

Jack Titus had a remarkable career at Richmond, scoring 970 goals – still the most of any Richmond player – in a career that began in 1926 and ended in 1943.

He joined Richmond from Castlemaine and Burnley and twisted and turned like an eel.

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He had a nice lead and went for 80 goals on four occasions, including his best of 100 goals when he won the league goal in 1940.

He played in six grand finals for two premierships. He held the league record for most consecutive games (204) until it was overtaken by Melbourne’s Jim Stynes ​​in 1996.

He won best and fairest twice – 13 years apart.

Keith Greig was a red-haired, pale-skinned Brunswick winger who won back-to-back Brownlow Medals in 1973 and 1974, but oddly, he didn’t win the best and fairest Kangaroo in those two years.

Brownlow Medal

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He won it in 1980 and was a key member of North Melbourne’s first premiership in 1975.

There is no doubt that the current top nine players in the 100 game will welcome ‘Danger’ to the elite group of various champions.

Round 11 won’t see much movement in the AFL Top 100 Games list, except Lance “Buddy” Franklin will join Barry Round and John Nicholls on the list.

Meanwhile, Tom Hawkins will catch the group of Terry Daniher, Tony Shaw, James Kelly and Roger Merrett over 313 games.

Round 11 – the halfway point of home and away games to be played by each club – begins Friday night with a crucial game between the Swans and Tigers.

This game in Sydney will have a big influence on half of the first eight in which the two teams will land, while on Saturday evening the loser of the Gold Coast-Hawthorn match at the TIO Stadium in Darwin will have to give up their dream of finals football in the 2022 season. .

These two teams are currently located 12th and 13th on the scale with a percentage difference of one percent.

Most other games have a clear favorite but – as we see every weekend – there will be upsets that support the theory that the gaps between clubs are narrowing.

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