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Season review: Josh Begley

Returning from a knee reconstruction, Josh Begley was in and out of the senior line-up in 2019.

2:35pm  Sep 20, 2019

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Josh Begley pens a column about his journey since rupturing his ACL on ANZAC Day.

6:21pm  Feb 10, 2019

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Josh
Begley

Forward

Height
188 cm
DOB
03-07-1998
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2019
8
Career
16
Goals
2019
6
Career
14
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
414
Avg
52
JoshBegley

Player Bio

At a glance

Junior club: Upper Ferntree Gully
Recruited from: Eastern Ranges
Draft history: Pick No.31, 2016 national draft
Debut: Round 22, 2017
Brownlow votes: -

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Coming off an impressive finish to 2017 when he stylishly put together his first three senior games, many eyes were on Begley at the start of 2018.

While the medium-sized forward once again showed good signs in the opening four rounds, an unfortunate ACL injury on ANZAC Day put an end to his second season.

The powerful 20-year-old is a dangerous proposition for opposition defenders, proving difficult to stop in the air and on the ground.

If the man known as ‘Fridge’ can return to the field as well as he had started his career, we could see him become an important part of the side’s forward group in 2019.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 11.6
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 51.8

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
Handballs 7 Collingwood Rd 23
Disposals 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
Marks 5 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Carlton Rd 11
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 14
AFL Fantasy 76 West Coast Eagles Rd 14

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 112 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 St Kilda L 65 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Melbourne W 112 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Brisbane Lions W 112 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 58 - 116 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Collingwood L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Geelong Cats L 86 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 77 - 72 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle W 60 - 53 7 5 12 5 0 1 3 3 0 4 54
10 Richmond L 73 - 50 7 2 9 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 37
11 Carlton W 74 - 33 10 5 15 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 65
13 Hawthorn W 96 - 77 7 3 10 5 0 0 1 2 2 0 59
14 West Coast Eagles L 106 - 71 12 3 15 5 0 3 2 1 3 0 76
15 GWS Giants W 77 - 71 4 2 6 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 36
16 Sydney Swans W 76 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 North Melbourne W 86 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Adelaide Crows W 75 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Gold Coast Suns W 96 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide L 67 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs L 33 - 137 7 5 12 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 44
22 Fremantle W 55 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood L 76 - 65 7 7 14 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 43
FW1 West Coast Eagles L 116 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 11 61 32 93 28 0 7 9 15 6 7 414

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 6.6
    • Handballs 3.9
    • Disposals 10.4
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 48.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 14, 2019
Handballs 7 Collingwood Rd 23, 2019
Disposals 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 14, 2019
Marks 7 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Adelaide Crows Rd 1, 2018
Goals 3 West Coast Eagles Rd 14, 2019
AFL Fantasy 76 West Coast Eagles Rd 14, 2019

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Essendon 61 32 93 28 0 7 9 15 6 7 414
2018 Essendon 25 22 47 11 0 1 3 9 3 3 201
2017 Essendon 19 8 27 15 0 1 3 6 5 2 166

Legend

K
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FF
Frees For
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T
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G
Goals
B
Behinds
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Milestone Games

Milestone Versus Round Venue Result
AFL debut Gold Coast Rd 22, 2017 Metricon Stadium W 33
Finals debut Sydney EF, 2017 SCG L 65