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Who will be first to complete the Brownlow set?

Gary Ablett and Patrick Dangerfield both only need one team to complete the set - AFL,Geelong Cats,Gary Ablett,Patrick Dangerfield,Brownlow
Gary Ablett and Patrick Dangerfield both only need one team to complete the set

THE RACE is on between Geelong champion Gary Ablett and teammate Patrick Dangerfield to see who can become the first man to poll against 18 clubs.

Ablett is almost certain to achieve the feat in round 11, when he racked up 37 disposals and three goals in the Cats' thumping of Gold Coast.

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He was considered best on ground in the AFL.com.au Brownlow predictor that day, but even if the umpires don't reward him, the 34-year-old might have been noticed by the whistleblowers when he had 25 disposals and two goals against the Suns in the final round.

Those two matches are the only times he has faced the Suns and come after he spent seven seasons on the Gold Coast. During his 110-game career at the Suns he played the Cats six times and polled five Brownlow votes.

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Ablett's teammate Dangerfield needs only St Kilda to complete the set and could do it in round four when Geelong comprehensively beat the Saints. 

The 2016 winner was one of the Cats' better players with 25 disposals but isn't expected to feature among the votes, according to the predictor.

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin needs to poll against just the Suns but the only time he faced them this season in round 18, the spearhead was held goalless as the lowly Gold Coast pulled off a massive upset. 

COMPLETING THE SET 

Polled against 17 clubs – who they need to poll against
Gary Ablett – Gold Coast
Patrick Dangerfield – St Kilda
Lance Franklin – Gold Coast 

Polled against 16 clubs – who they need to poll against
Bryce Gibbs – Carlton and GWS
Luke Hodge – GWS and Hawthorn
Jordan Lewis – Hawthorn and St Kilda

Polled against 15 clubs – who they need to poll against
Tom Rockliff – Brisbane, GWS and Sydney