Player Watch # 2: Tom Bellchambers - Fined $5000 for forceful front-on contact - 21/6

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Paul_Barnard

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He is way off it. Doesn't look conditioned at all for someone with so many preseason's under his belt. Unfortunately, we have no one else ready to replace him.
I think we need a second ruck-man to support him and also provide a target around the ground, working well for so many other teams at the moment.
 

ghostdog

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Belly needs to get physical and rough Gawn up if he wants to beat him. I can't see it happening.
Might be Melbourne's weak spot, looking after each other, which seems ironic to suggest save for Mick Hurley. Hope the boys are shown the Port game v. Dees. Niggling + TBell smartarsery and muscle might do the trick.
 

citizen-erased

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Stick TBC at FF.
Clarke to ruck
Gawn will feast on any ruck we send up, so may as well put someone who can run in there.
Could even throw Draper in for a baptism of fire. There is one of the best, that's your competition.
 

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TheGrizz

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Very lucky not to have a report over his head after he threw his elbow at a lions player (couldnt see who at from the stands) in the first quarter.

Didnt do much to make amends either.
Needs a spell, and Draper should come im for him against Norf.
 

Howard Moon

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Felt far more comfortable with Clarke in the ruck, and around the ground, and forward.

Tbell has one move right now, jump, fall over.

Spell to get right surely
 

quotemokc

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Would be interested to know what his current playing weight is.

Visually he looks like he could lose a few, I would rather he have more running ability than mass that he doesn't utilize.
 

Bombers1234

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Please drop this guy. Gives away free kicks because he is consistently out of position in the ruck and marking contests. Would much rather Clarke or Draper.
 
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