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

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Darealrath

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He's still competing well in ruck contests - he either wins the ruck or pretty much guarantees the opposition mids don't get an arm chair ride which is huge given we still lack that gun ball winning mid.
 

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Fined for striking
Essendon ruckman Tom Bellchambers has been charged with striking Lion Dayne Zorko during the Bombers’ defeat of Brisbane at the MCG on Sunday.

The incident occurred in the third term of the match and was assessed as careless conduct with low impact and high contact.

The strike was classified as a $3000 sanction, but Bellchambers can accept a $2000 sanction with an early plea.
https://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2019-04-15/bellchambers-charged-with-striking
 

BrunoV

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Time to take this dinosaur out the back..and you know what.


Be careful what you wish for.

The quality of his ruck work is what our clearance work is based on.

Around the ground he can be almost a liability but we generally use him smartly as link in the chain through the middle (in much the same was as we used in John Barnes in 2000).

I thought Stanley destroyed Bellchambers around the ground but Bellchambers' ruck work was a large part of us winning the clearance battle. I'd say that Bellchambers had a greater impact on the game.
 
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Howard Moon

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Dunno, seemed to be routinely putting it down the throat of hepp and parish, just donuts around the ground elsewhere
 

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Kruezer had his measure when he went forward. Also TBC took a long time to adjust to the short throw-ins from the boundary. Looked like he needed a rest.
Probably a slightly off game by tbell but Kruezer really is his worst nightmare around the ground.
As far as his tap work was concerned was such a big factor in the result.
 

Darealrath

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Thought he smashed Kreuzer in the ruck duels. Was able to hit it where he wanted to so often.
 

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Thought he smashed Kreuzer in the ruck duels. Was able to hit it where he wanted to so often.
Carlton’s shape around the ball was ****house, there was an Essendon spare there over the back every time, it was just a matter of whether it got there or not.

He continues to be better than serviceable, slow as a wet week though
 
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I think people on here are pretty harsh on Bellchambers in general. Has served us well so far this season and has carried a pretty huge load in the ruck. The bye will do him good. He's battled along pretty well for us and has regularly given us first use out of the ruck. Sure his around the ground work isn't great but I reckon he's been carrying some niggles the past few weeks and a longer break will do him the world of good.
 

Fin ice Smuggler

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Useless - only thing in his favour were some taps to advantage but other than that Kreuzer beat him around the ground and should've kicked 2 against him.

It's a shame Draper did his knee because Zac Clarke is just as useless if not more because of his kicking deficiency.

WE'd be better served having Bellchambers do centre square work and play in forward line in the goal square.
 

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I think McKernan will be able to help Bellchambers a lot in the run home since Zac seems a long way off. I do think TBC has been a bit up and down this season all things considered, but I think he will pick up in the run home.... Hopefully.
 
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