Geelong’s Jared Rivers and Mitch Duncan said they’d understand if the team’s management went after Patrick Dangerfield when he becomes a free agent. Dangerfield is still under contract with Adelaide for the 2015 season and is scheduled to become a free agent in October if he hasn’t penned a new deal with the club. Dangerfield could also garner a lot of attention with fans and punters in the BetEasy AFL Best and Fairest wagering market.
Some fans believe Dangerfield could be heading out of Adelaide, especially since the side’s new head coach Phil Walsh chose to go with Taylor Walker as his captain in 2015. Walker should be another player who is popular in the BetEasy AFL Best and Fairest betting lines. In addition, Geelong is seen as one of the teams Dangerfield would be most likely to join since he has links to the area. Brian Cook, the CEO of the Cats, said he would discuss Dangerfield with his own team’s leadership group first, before making a play for the Adelaide player.
Duncan, said he’d be fine with it and Rivers agreed. Duncan told the press, “It’s hard to say at the moment, he’s still got another year to run on his contract. If Pat wanted to come to Geelong I’m sure everyone on our team would say yes. He’s a great player for Adelaide, so we’ll just have to wait until the end of the year.”
Dangerfield comes from Moggs Creek, which is about a 60-minute drive from Victoria’s Surf Coast to Geelong, and could decide to head there if he leaves Adelaide due to his familiarity with the area. Rivers, who left Melbourne to join the Cats as a free agent in 2013 said his team would be foolish not to enquire about adding Dangerfield to the squad. Rivers remarked, “I think anyone will go after someone as a good a player as him. There’s no doubt he is a quality player.”
Rivers added that Geelong should still be a top-four team in 2015 after placing third in 2014. The team hasn’t been absent from the finals since the 2007 season and Rivers believes that streak will continue this year even though a few veteran players have moved on. To back your pick for the BetEasy AFL Best and Fairest wager, just visit site via your mobile device or computer at anytime from anyplace 24 hours a day.