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Geelong steamroll Brisbane to set up grand occasions for Ablett and Dangerfield – The Age

Geelong are through to another grand final, vanquishing the Brisbane Lions by 40 points. And it took a key play from Patrick Dangerfield and Gary Ablett to help…

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Theyd taken a hit before the first bounce with the withdrawal of defender Darcy Gardiner, who injured his knee at training earlier in the week. The versatile Gardiner, one of the competitions more underrated competitors, was slated to play on Dangerfield when he went forward.
That created headaches for Lions coach Chris Fagan, who spoke pre-match about the need to restrict Geelongs possession-based game. That meant winning more of the ball in close. If the Lions could hold sway in the midfield,…

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