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Jones standing tall

A look at Liam Jones' season in 2013, including key statistics and highlights.

8:50am  Oct 21, 2013

Murph's goal, Jones' mark nominated

Show your support for Liam Jones and Robert Murphy and vote for them as round seven nominees for the Lifebroker AFL Mark of the Year and the British Paints AFL Goal of the Year.

5:30pm  May 14, 2013

Stringer, Jones get AFL awards nod

Show your support for Jake Stringer and Liam Jones and vote for them as weekly nominees for the British Paints AFL Goal of the Year and the Lifebroker AFL Mark of the Year awards.

6:01pm  May 6, 2013

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Liam
Jones

Height
198 cm
DOB
24-02-1991
Weight
98 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
3
Career
59
Goals
2014
7
Career
63
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
189
Avg
63
LiamJones

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs:
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: Rd 18 2010 (North Melbourne)
Recruited from: North Hobart/Tas U18/Scotch College
Brownlow Votes: -

Jones is a developing tall prospect with a strong contested mark, who at 22-years-old is shaping into a dangerous forward target. Playing all bar three games in season 2013, the key position tall grew in confidence and began to impact the scoreboard with regularity. The Tasmanian recruit came to Whitten Oval in the 2008 AFL National Draft with the Bulldogs second round selection (pick 32 overall).

Season by Season

Season in short:

The athletic key man was a livewire early, soaring for high marks, crashing packs and booting two bags of four goals in the first five weeks. Jones continued to create inside-50 contests and contribute goals throughout the season – working hard to improve his game. Against Geelong in round five, Jones displayed his scintillating best with four majors and six marks, including two brilliant contested grabs in front of goal. Overall, his 19-game season yielded 22 goals. Jones booted an impressive nine majors from two games with Williamstown late in the year and will look to consolidate his forward-line role in the off-season.

Stat that mattered:

Despite playing one less game than 2011, Jones bettered his previous best goal kicking tally (19), booting 22 majors in 2013. Across the season, Jones averaged more than one goal per game, while having a hand in a number of other scoring opportunities.

What they said:

“We’ve been confident for a long time about Liam coming along… externally people are now taking more notice but we have been seeing small steps for about 18 months.”

- Senior Coach Brendan McCartney after round five, 2013

Season 2012 confronted Liam Jones with a challenge to stamp his authority on the Bulldogs forward line. While the 21 year old at times struggled to fend off the opposition’s best defender, he still showed good signs. He averaged almost four marks per game at AFL level and almost six marks at VFL level. He also contributed to the scoreboard in the majority of his 12 senior games ranking equal sixth at the Club in goal kicking.

Season by Season

The tall forward blossomed in his second year in AFL ranks, playing 20 games and asserting himself in marking contests. He led the club in contested marks (43) and looks a ready-made replacement for the retiring Barry Hall in either of the key forward positions. Won the Tony Liberatore most improved player award as the club’s most promising player. Signed a contract extension in November.

 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 3
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 4.7
    • Disposals 11.3
    • Marks 5.0
    • Hit-Outs 1.7
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 2.3
    • AFL Fantasy 63.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 Richmond Rd 3
Handballs 6 GWS Giants Rd 4
Disposals 14 Richmond Rd 3
Marks 6 Richmond Rd 3
Hit-outs 2 GWS Giants Rd 4
Tackles 2 North Melbourne Rd 2
Goals 3 GWS Giants Rd 4
AFL Fantasy 75 Richmond Rd 3

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 134 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 North Melbourne L 54 - 83 5 2 7 4 2 2 2 2 1 0 43
3 Richmond W 100 - 98 8 6 14 6 1 1 1 1 3 0 75
4 GWS Giants W 83 - 110 7 6 13 5 2 2 1 1 3 0 71
5 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 2 20 14 34 15 5 5 4 4 7 0 189

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 59
    • Kicks 6.4
    • Handballs 2.9
    • Disposals 9.3
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.9
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 1.1
    • AFL Fantasy 51.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 St Kilda Rd 12, 2011
Handballs 6 GWS Giants Rd 4, 2014
Disposals 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 6, 2013
Marks 9 West Coast Eagles Rd 6, 2013
Hit-outs 7 Melbourne Rd 15, 2011
Tackles 5 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2011
Goals 4 Geelong Cats Rd 5, 2013
AFL Fantasy 91 Hawthorn Rd 23, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Western Bulldogs 20 14 34 15 5 5 4 4 7 0 189
2013 Western Bulldogs 107 54 161 77 9 24 13 28 22 15 913
2012 Western Bulldogs 75 33 108 41 3 11 13 19 9 9 528
2011 Western Bulldogs 136 60 196 96 34 20 10 38 19 10 1116
2010 Western Bulldogs 37 10 47 20 0 8 5 11 6 2 266

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Western Bulldogs: 37 games, 34 goals
 

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee
2011

Club Awards

Western Bulldogs Most Improved Player
2011