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Selwood could ruin Danger record

Geelong skipper Joel Selwood believes the post-season AFL bye could be a game-changer.
Selwood could ruin Danger record
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The hype around Patrick Dangerfield could see him gather more Brownlow votes in the second half of the season, says Tadhg Kennelly.

The Geelong midfielder is the heavy favourite to take out this year's award, having started the year like a house on fire and contributing plenty to his team's run to second on the ladder and a preliminary final.

"It looks like (he will win) but stranger things have happened in sport. You just don't know how the umpires vote. this is all media building it up," Kennelly told SportsFan's Will McCloy.

"He had a great start to the year ... and he did continue throughout the year. It could be the highest voting we've ever seen in the Brownlow count.

"Because there's been so much hype about him halfway through the year and even earlier, the umpires really take note of what's going on in the media and what's happening.

"They keep an eye out for Dangerfield and look at his numbers, so you'd think he'll probably poll better in the back end of the year."

Kennelly expects teammate and Cats captain Joel Selwood to take the most votes off Dangerfield, while he believes it's unlikely any Sydney grand finalists should get their hopes up.

"Luke Parker will fly out of the blocks. It won't surprise me if Luke's leading after six or seven weeks," he said, then linking the No.26's chances to those of teammates Josh Kennedy and Dan Hannebery.

"Hannebery had a fantastic season on the whole."

Click here or the video player above to watch Kennelly's full chat about tonight's Brownlow, and share your thoughts in the comments below.