#16 Josh “Fridge” Begley


#1150

Is that the first line of a limerick?


#1151

Who had a boot made of Gold


#1152

I believe he was another car park altercation recruit wasn’t he?

He knew how to kick a goal or 8 in the SANFL.


#1153

And on Elimination final day,


#1154

Hey…I just wanted to use the word ‘fenaegle’, alright?
I can’t even spell it ffs…


#1155

He looks like he’d be pretty handy in a bar fight


#1156

He looks great but is obviously not getting much of the ball at the moment.

For those at the ground, how was his defensive pressure? Pretty hard to tell on TV.


#1157

Couple of sublime passes from the BigBoiBoot, real spears and pinpointed.


#1158

I kinda want him in for this.

Bags Hartley. Ambrose
McG Hurley. McKenna

Zaka. Watson. BJ
TBell. Heppell. Zerrett

Tippa Joe. Stew
Begs. Hooksy. Raz

Gleeson. Parish. Kelly. Myers

Looks good there. Lav needs to get his head right.


#1159

BIG BOI is a lock!


#1160

Contested footy against the Swans in a final?

Big boy gets a gig for sure.


#1161

Didn’t get enough of it, have seen the same in the VFL. But boy o boy when he gets it he is damaging. Once he learns to find more footy, he will be one of our very best.


#1162

Rather keep Begs than Lav if that’s what it comes down to.


#1163

at this point theyre all chanting

“Begley forever!
Jayden never!
Begley forever!
Jayden never!”


#1164

Hoping he can develop into the midfield bull we so desperately need. May not happen next year or even the year after, but seems he has the natural footballing nous and ball skills, just needs to develop the tank (though interesting that Dodoro’s assessment is that he does have a natural engine in him).


#1165

Yep, that’s exactly where I see him in future. I am already more convinced of this then I am as Lav or Langford in the middle.


#1166

I prefer Begley getting it once for a goal than Lav getting it 3 times for 3 behinds.

At the moment, just for his composure and kicking entering forward 50 and going for goal, we need to stick with him. It is like Walla or Cyril, you don’t need to get it as much as others if what you do is always causing damage.

Early days for him, and the best is yet to come, but with Green out I think he gets a guernsey, especially against a side like the Swans at the SCG.


#1167

Lav is very down on confidence. You can see how ■■■■■■ off he is at the end of each quarter, knows he can do so much better. Even slapped Hepp’s hand away, as in “don’t pat me on the back, I don’t deserve it”. To Hepps credit he came straight back at him and gave him a rough up, ruffled his hair. We turn on our young blokes way too quickly in here. Guy is a specimen, has talent to burn. Begley too, but atm gets the ball about five times a game. They’re both just getting there, both being asked to do different things. Neither should play finals outside of the VFL this year.


#1168

I should clarify that I am a Lav fan, but you are right he should be getting confidence playing VFL finals at the moment and when his head is right (provided it is his head and not his foot) he is in my best 22 for 2018.

As for Begley, I would agree that he should be playing VFL finals if Green was available (with Raz hopefully coming back in). But he is my pick for the SCG final to continue to replace Green given how much damage he can do from limited opportunities in the likely congested forward line against the Swans. His strong body won’t go astray even to help make room for Joe, JS and Cale.


#1169

Amen!