GEELONG has already missed the most matches through suspension in the last decade.

And superstar midfielder Patrick Dangerfield's trip to the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night only extended that margin on the rest of the competition.

Since the start of 2010, the Cats have lost a combined total of 62 games through on-field suspensions, ahead of Richmond (57), Hawthorn (56) and West Coast (53).


It means the top four teams on the list have accounted for eight of the last 11 premierships.

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Tribunal preview: How long will Danger miss?'s Tribunal expert Riley Beveridge joins Nat Edwards to preview Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield's upcoming appearance at the Tribunal on Tuesday night

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Remarkably, the 2012 premiers Sydney have missed just 18 matches through suspension in the same window.

Dangerfield was sent directly to the Tribunal for his bump on Adelaide's Jake Kelly, graded by the Match Review Officer as careless conduct, high contact and severe impact.

Dangerfield insisted on Monday players had a "due diligence to protect yourself" given the speed of the contest.

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Is Paddy in MRO Danger after this bump?

Patrick Dangerfield clashes heads with Jake Kelly who's sent off the field

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62 Geelong
57 Richmond
56 Hawthorn
53 West Coast
52 St Kilda
51 Essendon
50 Melbourne
46 Fremantle
43 North Melbourne
40 Brisbane, Port Adelaide
36 Carlton
35 Gold Coast
29 Greater Western Sydney
28 Collingwood
26 Western Bulldogs
22 Adelaide
18 Sydney