#2 Tom Bellchambers ๐Ÿ›Ž


#2544

Doesnโ€™t look promising for this week.


#2545

Yep heard he was in a sling with his shoulder crook. Damn!


#2546

Leuenberger farewell game?

or Draper debut?


#2547

His taste in pants has improved out of sight though. Small wins I guess.


#2548

Debatable.


#2549

To be fair, I imagine at his height it can be quite hard to find a pair that fits


#2550

True.
But they not only look short, I suspect they are those dropped โ– โ– โ– โ–  things that make you look like youโ€™re are wearing a nappy!


#2551

Well, when youโ€™re mid-sesh at the pub the last thing you want to be doing is stumbling to and from the loo


#2552

Ah โ€ฆ so you think โ€˜nappy pantsโ€™ are really just forward planning.


#2553

Great year on the ground, but no hard tag all season. Delist.


#2554

I think that the next step is the NRL enforcing this to all players who go out on a sesh.

The amount of scandals prevented will be enormous.


#2555

If thereโ€™s one thing I trust Belly to prepare for, itโ€™s a drinking sesh


#2556

Youโ€™ll be there soon enough, Mr Reboot


#2557

Great season for the Big Fella. Ranked = #1 with Zac Merret for 2018 at Essendon.

Well. CD reckon he is OK, but a lot of Blitz folk will disagree now they heard where this came from.


#2558

Did I miss the reason there was no hard tag this year?

On a side note hard tag after the loss to fark carlton would have been interesting.


#2559

CD has always overrated ruckmen

What number is he on the list of ruckmen? I reckon heโ€™d be 6-8th.

If group them as:

Gawn
Grundy
Naitanui

Martin
Ryder (with a good Achilles)

Goldstein
Jacobs
Nankervis
McEvoy
Bellchambers
Sandilands (if he plays on)

Simpson
Witts
Sinclair
Lycett
Luenberger
Hickey

The rest

Probably missed a few

So heโ€™s really only mid table, had a bit of a purple patch in the middle of the season but if you think in terms of wins above replacement heโ€™s marginally better than the average ruckman in the comp.

Need him to take another step up next year and itโ€™s one of the areas on the list where need to be investing in youth.


#2560

We have few elite players, just a lot of above average players, and Tommy is one of those.

There are 55 recognised ruckmen, on AFL lists, about 40 have played AFL games so to be an elite ruckman a player has to be in the top 4. As of now, Tommy is above average, not elite

I would put Tommy at around #8 of the ruckmen playing as of now. He is set to consolidate himself ahead of several of the players like Goldy, Martin, Jacobs and Sandilands who are 3-4 years older than him and nearing the end.

If Tommy remains injury free, next year he might be in the top 5. Its hard to see Gawn Grundy and McEvoy dropping off, but Naitanui will be out for a year and after 2 knee recos, might never be the same again.

Witts will be the next really good ruckman in the comp.,


#2561

Did I miss the part when Mcevoy became good?


#2562

I think we must have.


#2563

Shouldered the Ruck so well he busted it.