Patience urged by Paddy

Updated: December 10, 2015
Picture: AL PACKER
Picture: AL PACKER

Joel Selwood (left) will have some help in the midfield from Patrick Dangerfield in 2016. Picture: AL PACKER

PATRICK Dangerfield has urged Geelong fans to be patient as a new-look team comes together in 2016.

The Cats have turned over the best part of a quarter of their list since the end of the season, with the former Adelaide star joining Lachie Henderson, Scott Selwood and Zac Smith among the arrivals at Kardinia Park.

However, those who expect smooth sailing from the star need to be prepared for some bumps.

“When you’ve been in the same environment for a long period of time you understand the players that you’re playing with,” Dangerfield said.

“That will be an adjusting time for all of us who have moved clubs but I’m confident we can do some good things in the pre-season.

“It might take a couple of games at the start of the year but I think once we build that cohesion we can do some pretty good things on the field.”


Dangerfield says the reduction in the number of interchanges will also impact.

“You have to play more than one position, especially with rotations reducing quite significantly,” Dangerfield said.

“That’ll be the challenge for all football clubs that the midfielders who play every week will be able to go either half-back, half-forward, deep forward or deep back.

“That will be important for us to get right throughout the pre-season and the pre-season competition.”

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