#2 Tom Bellchambers


#2204

Got my BIG GAME BELLY ready and raring to go.

By christ I’ve put a few kegs on during the Summer drink a thon … :smirk:


#2205

He needs to insert himself at the contest more.

Is he carrying an injury of any sort?


#2206

Yes, you have.
Then again - I can’t really talk.


#2207

His confidence is up looks like he’s feeling into his body playing consistent footy again. Also if he starts to lag we’ll get to see Stewart in a midfield set up, which I really want. Does not get tackled, tackles do not get broken.

Unit.


#2208

So it’s clear as day that Luey is done as an AFL footballer, and I seriously question whether Bellchambers is the ruckman we should be moving forward with.

Come seasons end I think we need to put Belly up for trade while he has value and start putting games into Draper.


#2209

The club is trying to make Draper a CHF


#2210

Weird, I thought he played well against Grundy. I think he is clearly the clubs best ruck.


#2211

There’s so many dominant ruckman this season

I’m struggling to think of 1 starting ruckman that Bellchambers is better than. He’s just not up to it.


#2212

Well thats [email protected] STUPID. We have Walla for that position!


#2213

Yes, he also got thrashed by Tim English.


#2214

We are not trading our only reasonably formed, seasoned ruckman to play a greenhorn. Draper’s time will come but that it not now.

More the point, did you see how Luey played today!? Why shorten our stocks even more?


#2215

In a game when the whole team looked sub par why pick out one performance?

I stand by my statement.


#2216

What do you think we’ll get back in trade for a ruckman not good enough to go forward with?


#2217

From what I understand the forward play is more about adding strings to his bow.

Whether that is by choice or whether it’ a consequence of Luey playing VFL ruck would be interesting, but when Belly was in the VFL the roles were reversed and he was the FF, Draper the ruck.


#2218

No it’s not. It’s trying to make him able to go forward when resting from the ruck. Like TBell can, and Loony can’t. It’s called adding more strings to his bow. That said I think he should be the number one VFL ruck, with Loony backing him up, rather the other way round like it is currently.


#2219

jinx!
or something


#2220

At the very least 50/50


#2221

I think the club line is adding strings to Drapers bow but I personally believe it’s because Luey can’t play anywhere else.

Draper was excellent last year for a first year ruck and he should be accelerated not slowed down.

I think it’s a poor decision from the club.


#2222

So do I, but saying they are trying to make into a CHF is just not right.


#2223

I know what they are doing but I don’t think it’s helping.

As a second year ruck with promise he should be rucking. I wonder what it would be doing to his confidence.