#2 Tom Bellchambers


#2104

I disagree that Joe being out of our forward line for 40% of the game, is a good thing.

If you’re picked to ruck these days, you ruck the majority of the game out, and if you can’t, you bring in somebody who can.

I prefer TBell over Looney, but the gap isn’t that large, and Tommy is clearly struggling atm.


#2105

I tend to agree re: Joey.

maybe 70/30? Jacobs was excellent against Ryder on the weekend. Maybe Natrat can steal a little time to ease the load?


#2106

He’s having a quiet patch but not sure I’d drop/rest him. We will have two forced changes when Zerrett cops his week and that’s without doing anything with Watson/Colyer/Howlett. Plus it’s not as if Luey has been smashing the door down.


#2107

Give him a rest for a week. So he can really ramp it up for the final few games

Let Loony come in and throw everything at Jacobs for a week


#2108

I can’t wait for a week full of “ermahgerd you can’t drop Leuy after one game just because TBell is ready again!!!111” posts.


#2109

Isn’t playing well but he is our best option ATM


#2110

Joe can’t have been much ruck relief given he had just two hitouts…


#2111

Really really need him to stand up this week against the form ruckman of the AFL. Needs to get back to the form of a few weeks ago if we are a chance.


#2112

Anyone know details of the foot injury? Given Belly’s history there, I’m a bit worried.


#2113

Yeah, I only just realised it was yet another foot injury.

Pretty much the last thing he needed, hopefully it’s unrelated to his previous issues.


#2114

I’m taking some comfort from the fact that he’s been pretty ordinary for the last two weeks. If the reason that he’s been off is because he’s been carrying a niggle that’s gotten worse, then you’d like to think that the club would have been smarter than risking him if it’s related to his previous injuries.


#2115

In Crow we trust.


#2116

We have the burger. She’ll be right.


#2117

Regardless of his ankle/foot, the week off couldn’t come at a better time.


#2118

Foot stomped on last week, thus given the week off.
Expected to return this week. Which is good, cause Berger copped a kick to the archilles and isn’t likely to come up.


#2119

Explains why Joe did so much ruck work last week and looked in exhausted when took that mark and missed that goal in Q4.


#2120

So, presumably the foot is fine. Phew.


#2121

Wow, this is how long since I’ve checked into this thread. Shamwow.


#2122

Needs a big game Belly. Needs to be at his ferocious ball wanting best these next 2 weeks if we are to make finals.


#2123

The rucks he is up against are not much chop. Brooksby from GC and Darcy from Freo.

I hope Belly slips forward on occasion and punishes them on the scoreboard.