Danger Crow move looks unlikely

May 7, 2024 6:50 am in by Andrew Johnston
Patrick Dangerfield (Marcel Berens)

Cats skipper Paddy Dangerfield is not expected to return to Adelaide.

It’s been revealed that earlier this year the Crows made a pitch to Danger to head back to where his AFL career began.

But it’s been reported he’s likely to remain in the hoops to finish his career.

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Geelong legend Cameron Ling says he isn’t convinced a move would happen.

“I assume it’s semi ridiculous,” he said.

“Not to say Paddy is finished, he might yet have multiple years as a player. But he’s 34, he’ll be 35 at the end of this year.

“He’s certainly closer to the end of the career than the start. But at the end of this year or the end of next year is probably the end, so I don’t know it makes sense for the Crows.

“I just assume he finishes up at the Cats.”

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Danger was drafted to the Crows in the 2007 National Draft, and played in 154 games with the Crows, winning a best and fairest and four All-Australian blazers.

However he chose to leave the club at the end of the 2015 season, choosing to return home to Moggs Creek and play for the Cats.

He’s won a Brownlow, three best and fairest awards and a further five All-Australian selections at the Cats, being named captain following Joel Selwood’s retirement at the end of 2022.