#16 Josh “Fridge” Begley


#1853

I wouldn’t.

However I’d be a terrible list manager. I’d be wanting all the players and picks, and giving away nothing.

You know the saying “it’s better to give then receive”. Yeah, that’s not for me.


#1854

Yeah, ok. I’d prefer to trade from an area of depth, such as a Gleeson or Hartley type. Begley has a lot of potential in the mid-fwd role, which we have very little else coming through.


#1855

I do tend to agree with that. However was speculating re: suggestions of interest in Begley as somebody who might actually have value… Hartley has ■■■■ all value frankly.


#1856

thread is lacking use of FRIDGE


#1857

Coz he’s more an Esky now, …


#1858

Probably an Engel or a Waeco.


#1859

Slimline Fisher and Paykel


#1860

The question is whether you value you Begley or not.

I think he’s shown more than enough that a speculative pick at 19 is a gamble worth taking.

On face value Begley might not be worth a top 20 pick on the open market but astute clubs would see him as very good value at around that pick and for good reason.

If the club rates him and I’m sure they do they will be doing all they can to keep him and develop him.


#1861

At pick 19 you could get another Begley!

What a stupid offer to jump at


#1862

I’m sold


#1863

Will your new owners let you keep posting on Blitz?


#1864

FK no.


#1865

I actually like the idea of a discussion around value and dislike the regulars here that shout down anyone eith a differing view. Go ahead blast me too you buggers.


#1866

This whole forum is discussing how much we are in need of an inside clearance bull.

We might have one here. His disposal is elite, he’s not slow for his size, He kicks goals, and is built like a brick sh*t house.

I’d love to see him build his inside midfield craft in the preseason… even give him time in the VFL to play full games on the ball.


#1867

Discussion on value is fine.

The reason I shat all over this one is because I have Begley in my best 22. He is also the youngest in that 22. The coaches have picked him for games before the majority of our other promising youngsters. The kid can kick. The kid has a big rig. The kid has enormous potential.

The only thing he doesn’t do is win heaps of the footy.

That said, why would I give up a kid with this sort of promise, who doesn’t want to move, for a draft pick. I wouldn’t, and hence my response.


#1868

Is it fair to say he has a similar build to De Goey?


#1869

I was watching highlights of Begley. It’s fair to say his disposal would easily be in top 5 at the club… possibly top 2. He is a f*cking freak.


#1870

Sure. Me neither. But our midfield is farked. And I can see why people get ■■■■■■ with our unbalanced list.

B/c Dodo chocks our list full of types that are development players and talls KPP. With hard running mids and wingers few and far between.

Its friggin frustrating supporting EFC.


#1871

At least with Beguley Dodo went for a different type player to add to the mix.


#1872

Same. The young man has enormous upside.

There is an excellent podcast with Robert Shaw. The key takeaway is the need to really develop our own players. Fridge will end up being a tough as nails mid - who can drift forward & kick goals.

I highly rate this bloke.