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Season Review: Liam Picken

Picken: "To be able to kick some goals was nice" Liam Picken spoke to BulldogsTV about his performance this year, as the 2017 season comes to a finish.
BALLARAT, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Liam Picken of the Bulldogs marks the ball during the 2017 AFL round 22 match between the Western Bulldogs and the Port Adelaide Power at Mars Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Ballarat, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

The picture of consistency, Liam Picken has played 20 or more games in every season since his debut in 2009.

In 2017, Picken led the club’s goal-kicking tally, finishing with 24 majors for the season.

He kicked a career-best six goals in round 18 in Cairns to sink the Gold Coast Suns. He also kicked three goal hauls on three occasions (Round 23 vs. Hawthorn, Round 20 vs. Lions, Round 14 vs. North Melbourne).

Stat that mattered:

Picken signed a new two-year contract extension in April until the end of 2019.

What they said:

“The ability to play more in the forward line helped me throughout the year. To be able to do that and kick some goals was nice.

“I enjoyed it. When you get the ball and hit the scoreboard, it’s always good. We had a lot of different guys go through there (forward line), it was challenging but it was good to see some new guys down there.”

- Liam Picken, September 2017.