Betts backs Stengle for third AFL likelihood

Famous ahead Eddie Betts is self-assured Tyson Stengle has turned his lifetime all-around and hopes his “youthful brother” is provided a third shot in the AFL.

Stengle, a previous Adelaide and Richmond objective-sneak, is currently being viewed as by a range of golf equipment like Geelong where by Betts has just signed as a growth mentor.

Betts and Stengle have a near relationship immediately after taking part in alongside one another at the Crows in 2019.

Stengle lived with the not too long ago retired champion in Adelaide, in advance of Betts and his loved ones moved again to Carlton in advance of the 2020 time.

Betts admitted it was tough looking at Stengle operate into difficulty off the subject many times past year, ahead of he was ultimately sacked by the Crows in March.

“I truly feel like I’m his older brother,” Betts said in Geelong on Thursday.

“I felt actually bad mainly because he lived there with me and my wife (Anna) and we were being quite tough on him and held him on the straight and slim.

“When we left, all this things started happening, not saying it is really because we left but it was challenging seeing that from Melbourne.”

The pair discuss just about every working day and Stengle, 22, does not have to glimpse as well far for inspiration in how he could reignite his 16-match career.

Betts had his possess off-industry problems following currently being drafted by the Blues in 2004, prior to turning out to be a star of the sport and 1 of the most common figures the AFL has ever observed.

Stengle is coming off an spectacular period with SANFL club Woodville West-Torrens and was associated in group perform off the discipline.

“I have spoken to him about my concerns,” Betts mentioned.

“I was locked up at a young age, the well known boat cruise with Carlton, and I guess that is when the penny dropped for myself.

“I instructed him (on Wednesday) I played my greatest footy when I was 26 and that’s when I peaked. He’s 22 so the greatest footy is ahead of him.

“I actually hope he receives an additional opportunity at AFL footy, whether it is below (at Geelong) or somewhere else.

“My ideal passions are that Tyson will get back again and taking part in AFL footy.

“If he comes to Geelong, that would be fantastic.”

Betts, who kicked 640 ambitions from 350 video games throughout 17 seasons with Carlton and Adelaide, will have a aspect-time job with the Cats and commute from his residence in Melbourne.

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