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    Western Bulldogs like what they see from Tom Liberatore

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    The Western Bulldogs like what they are seeing from Tom Liberatore as club and player set out to prove last year was an aberration.
    Liberatore was far from the only culprit as the Bulldogs' premiership defence went south and they dropped out of the top eight.
    But his form dip clearly hurt their chances.

    The Bulldogs dropped the midfielder for a month mid-season and notably, he finished outside the top 10 in their best-and-fairest count.

    Liberatore was best-and-fairest runner-up in 2013, won the Charles Sutton Medal the following year, missed 2015 with a knee reconstruction, and was fourth in their premiership season.

    Assistant coach Daniel Giansiracusa, who will be in charge of the Bulldogs for Saturday's opening pre-season match against Hawthorn in Ballarat, works closely with Liberatore as their stoppages specialist.

    "He seems like he has focus. We know he is one of the best stoppage and clearance players in the competition," Giansiracusa said.

    "Him at his best means that we are going to be a better side."
    Liberatore stood out with a solid performance in last weekend's intra-club hitout.

    It is a pivotal year in his career, given he becomes a free agent at the end of this season.

    Liberatore will play on Saturday and the Dogs have also named their three key recruits - key forward Josh Schache (Brisbane Lions), key defender Jackson Trengove (Port Adelaide) and utility Hayden Crozier (Fremantle).

    Hawthorn have named a strong squad, led by captain Jarryd Roughead and star onballers Jaeger O'Meara and Tom Mitchell.

    The Bulldogs named Tom Boyd as an emergency and did not include Mitch Wallis or Clay Smith, while Dale Morris is recovering from a serious knee injury.

    Cyril Rioli, Grant Birchall and James Frawley are the biggest names missing from the Hawks squad for Ballarat.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs like what they see from Tom Liberatore

    I'm telling you now, get on Tom for the Brownlow. He's got form in the family, he's always in front of the umpire with the ball in his hands, he plays the ball not the man and he's just a gun. And even if he didn't touch the ball Tom would have said something along the way that the umpire is sure to remember.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Re: Western Bulldogs like what they see from Tom Liberatore

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I'm telling you now, get on Tom for the Brownlow. He's got form in the family, he's always in front of the umpire with the ball in his hands, he plays the ball not the man and he's just a gun. And even if he didn't touch the ball Tom would have said something along the way that the umpire is sure to remember.
    The jig is up because in the space of a fortnight he's gone from 501-1 to 67-1 on a certain major wagering site.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs like what they see from Tom Liberatore

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Science View Post
    The jig is up because in the space of a fortnight he's gone from 501-1 to 67-1 on a certain major wagering site.
    I locked in the higher price a month ago.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs like what they see from Tom Liberatore

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    I locked in the higher price a month ago.

    Me too. 20 at 501 earns me a lazy thousand.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Western Bulldogs like what they see from Tom Liberatore

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Science View Post
    The jig is up because in the space of a fortnight he's gone from 501-1 to 67-1 on a certain major wagering site.

    You honestly didnt think I was going to be mouthing off about Libba's odds before I anted up, did you?

    I love youse guys and everything but we are talking about a decent divvy.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Western Bulldogs like what they see from Tom Liberatore

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Me too. 20 at 501 earns me a lazy thousand.
    How's your maths going?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    How's your maths going?

    Heh! Obviously I was talking about the first thousand. The other nine would follow along soon after...
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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