Thanks Thanks:  1
Likes Likes:  43
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 49
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    47,556
    Post Thanks / Like

    Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    link



    Tom Liberatore and the Western Bulldogs remain apart on the length of a new deal.


    While a fresh contract for club captain and Brownlow medal favourite Marcus Bontempelli hogs the headlines, the Liberatore negotiations have hit an early hurdle.


    Liberatore is in white-hot form for the 8-1 Bulldogs as the AFLís No.1 ranked player for centre clearances and total clearances after Round 9. He also sits No.2 in the competition for contested possessions.


    But at this stage the Bulldogs are only prepared to offer a one-year contract extension.


    Liberatore, who turned 29 on Sunday, was made to wait until the end of 2018 to be offered a one-year deal after a second knee reconstruction saw him miss all but one quarter of that season.


    But the inside midfielder made a bright start to 2019 and signed a two-year contract extension half-way through that season. Itís that deal which is due to expire at the end of the 2021 campaign.


    It must be said it is only early in negotiations between Liberatore and the club. The Bulldogs want him to stay and Liberatore wants to stay, but there is water to go under the bridge.


    Liberatoreís clearance work and vision in stoppage situations has been one of the key pillars of the Bulldogs scintillating start to the season.


    It has been his grunt at the coalface that has unlocked a lot of class being shown by a deep on-ball unit.


    Bontempelli is set to turn his back on free agency and re-commit to the Dogs with a lucrative new deal expected to be announced soon.
    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wherever the dogs are playing
    Posts
    47,556
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    How long a contract would you give him?
    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    26,657
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Two years.
    Is that you John Wayne? Is this me?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Warragul
    Posts
    6,236
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Happy to give him 2 years. He has likely played for unders most of his career, deserves a 2 year contract. If he subsequently breaks down at some stage so be it, he will have earned every cent.

  5. Likes WBFC4FFC, Max469, 1eyedog liked this post
  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    12,466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Yeah I think you just roll the dice on two years and get on with it. There's nobody who can step into his role.

  7. Likes Happy Days liked this post
  8. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    The Kennel
    Posts
    3,811
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    One year is a little insulting isn't it? The guys been almost our best this season apart from Sir Marcus.
    Two should've been the jumping off point.

  9. Likes Max469 liked this post
  10. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    12,466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    One year is a little insulting isn't it? The guys been almost our best this season apart from Sir Marcus.
    Two should've been the jumping off point.
    They're probably privy to things we aren't around how his body is and what it takes for him to get up week in week out.

  11. #8
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Shanghai
    Posts
    9,015
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Two years!
    "We've got to be good in the phone box, and good in the tardis" - Pearls of wisdom from Luke Beveridge.

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    The Kennel
    Posts
    3,811
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    They're probably privy to things we aren't around how his body is and what it takes for him to get up week in week out.
    That's a good point, and they'll probably land at 2 I just don't want to unnecessarily put any ripples in the currently calm Liberatore waters. He's vital to our success.

  13. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    6,463
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Really?
    - RIP Goldstein for 2021 First - 2020-2020 -

  14. #11
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hillside. (carn the sharks)
    Posts
    3,399
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    If Wood can get 2 years Libba deserves at least that at a minimum. I'd give him 3
    They've done studies you know, 60% of the time, it works every time!
    Brian Fantana.

  15. Likes bulldogsthru&thru, Max469 liked this post
  16. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tasmania
    Posts
    3,360
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmac View Post
    If Wood can get 2 years Libba deserves at least that at a minimum. I'd give him 3
    Agree. I’d give him 3. He’s probably our most important mid (yes I know Bont Bont Bont), but Libba is the coal mine.
    I will never see #16 the same!!

  17. #13
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4,242
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    I’d give him 2. If we’re giving Wood, whose body is just as fragile and is older, 2 years then surely Libba is worth at least that.

  18. Likes WBFC4FFC, Max469 liked this post
  19. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4,230
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    I offer two with a trigger for a third if he wants it.
    Don't piss off old people
    The older we get the less "LIFE IN PRISON" is a deterrent...

  20. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,692
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Liberatore and the western bulldogs remain apart on new deal

    Quote Originally Posted by DOG GOD View Post
    Agree. I’d give him 3. He’s probably our most important mid (yes I know Bont Bont Bont), but Libba is the coal mine.
    If you can find 2 years for Wood, with dodgy hammies, then 3 for Libba is a no brainer. Yeah the final year may be a bust, but 1 year is insulting.....

  21. Likes 1eyedog, DOG GOD liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •