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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Back in 2014 I told the story here of a young kid reduced to tears during Footscray's Grand Final win, by his Dad and his mates heaping the brown stuff on his hero, Liam Jones.

    You would be old enough to make them eat their words now. Here's your chance young'un. Give him a couple of games to settle in, and you can give them a big "I told you so". Hoping your faith is repaid, this time in red/white and blue.
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    but first it will piss you off. ... Gloria Steinem.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Jones returns home to the Kennel



    Liam Jones is back where it all started, returning to the Western Bulldogs on a three-year deal as an unrestricted free agent.

    The 31-year-old will call VU Whitten Oval home until at least the end of 2025, committing to the Club during the AFL Free Agency Period on Monday.

    Jones joins the Dogs after spending seven seasons at Carlton, becoming a premier defender of the competition, after a five-year stint in the red, white and blue beginning in 2010.

    The 199cm key defender averaged 12 touches and six marks per game in 2021 and was a member of Carlton’s leadership group for his past two seasons.

    Taken at Pick 32 in the 2008 National Draft, the Tasmanian has played 161 games across his career and claimed a 2014 VFL Premiership with Footscray.

    Jones was proud to pull on the red, white and blue once again.

    “I’m just so grateful to have the opportunity to play at the highest level again,” Jones said.

    “This Club gave me a chance all those years ago and I’m excited by the prospect of returning and helping this group continue to strive for success.”

    “Having started my career at the Club, I feel a sense of belonging in the red, white and blue and can’t wait to meet all the players and staff over the coming weeks.

    “I learnt plenty from my time at Carlton and hopefully I can bring some of that knowledge and experience over to the Dogs to help support the great players in our back half.”

    Bulldogs General Manager – List & Recruiting, Sam Power couldn’t be more pleased to have Jones return to the fold at the Bulldogs.

    “We’re thrilled to officially welcome Liam back into our colours,” Power said.

    “Liam has some great relationships from his previous time at the Bulldogs, coupled with strong defensive attributes, we believe he will be a great fit for our football club.

    “Having 161 games behind him, Liam brings a sense of leadership and stability to our back line, adding more depth in that area of the ground.”

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    Jones returns home to the Kennel

    The 199cm key defender
    What - oh no
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Carlton do get compensation after all...

    The AFL has received paperwork for Unrestricted Free Agent Liam Jones to sign with the Western Bulldogs.

    Carlton will receive a Round Three Selection (currently 49) in the 2022 NAB AFL Draft for Liam Jones signing with the Western Bulldogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    What - oh no
    The small lockdown defender we have been crying out for?

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    Carlton do get compensation after all...
    The cynical part of me thought they would. But I didn't actually think they would...

    Good luck to them. Most of our picks will fall before that extra pushing out of picks.
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    So will Cody give up number 19 for the prodigal son to return?

    And maybe give Cody number 5 in return?
    "I'll give him a hug before the first bounce and then I'll run into my pack and give them orders to rip him apart."

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    What - oh no
    THE BOY KEEPS GROWING.

    Next time you say we need a 200cm backman to play the Kings I'm going to point at this article and make you feel quite the fool

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    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    THE BOY KEEPS GROWING.

    Next time you say we need a 200cm backman to play the Kings I'm going to point at this article and make you feel quite the fool
    How will that make me a fool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    How will that make me a fool?
    Just a joke. You won't. The joke being more that I use the article as evidence of something we all know is false.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Joe View Post
    There are undoubtedly a few but my recall is

    Bones McGhie and David Thorpe both to Richmond and back
    Brett Montgomery to Port and back.
    Bones and Monty both came back but David Thorpe never did. To say he is bitter in his opinion about Footscray and the people involved with it when he left would be an understatement. Hatred would be the best word to describe his feelings about us.

    I think he went to Yarraville as captain coach when he retired from league football.
    They say Burt Lancaster has one, but I don't believe them.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Welcome back Liam! Will be keen to see what he brings to us in the defence.
    "Footscray people are incredible people; so humble. I'm just so happy - ecstatic"

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Welcome back Jonesy. This could’ve a good move for us and for him. Still fondly remember the 2014 vfl GF at Docklands. He did well that day.

    Being a negative Nellie ….Let’s hope there is not a hazardous covid variant in northern hemisphere during their upcoming winter. History could repeat itself.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

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    Just putting this out there … early call I know; but do we have a new nomination for The People’s Beard??
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    He's always been a likeable guy.

    Hopefully he goes well, should be a good influence on Marra too.
    W00F!

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