How do the Cats replace Dangerfield? By committee!

With Geelong missing the services of midfield and forward line stalwart Patrick Dangerfield until Round 5, thanks to a three-match ban courtesy of the AFL Tribunal for a dangerous head-on clash against Adelaide Jake Kelly last week, the challenge for Cats coach Chris Scott lies in how to replace everything that Dangerfield brings to the party.

Thankfully for Cats fans, and a pity for any opposition side, after hanging on for a narrow one-point win over Brisbane, 12.9 (81) to 11.14 (80), that answer consists of more than one player.