Tom LIBERATORE

#21   Western Bulldogs

Age: 27yr 3mth Games: 116 Born: May 16, 2021
Height: 183cm Weight: 83kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Celebrated harder than anyone, but also worked very hard over summer to make sure he hits Round 1 at the top of his game.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Coll Relished the fierce inside battle (also 14 tackles) to make a four-quarter contribution. 7
2 Syd Celebrated 100th game with 16 tackles. Influence not huge with the ball but pressure was first class. 7
3 Frem Laid another 10 tackles and 17 of his 28 possessions were contested. 7
4 NM Struggled in the first half then upped the ante to give side a huge lift around the ball after half time. Nine tackles. 5
5 Bris Five effective disposals and one tackle in first half but provided a lift in the second to end with 14 effective disposals. 5
6 GWS Tackle count again solid (seven) but was very quiet until Mumford ended his night with a big tackle early in final term. 3
7 Rich Stats were solid but it wasn’t huge game for him. 5
8 WCE Horror night. Couldn’t get his hands on the ball and had no impact. 2
9 VFL Just fair again. 19 possessions and seven clearances, but not the player he was last year.
10 VFL Okay, but wasn’t a dominant force in midfield. Had 21 touches and six clearances.
11   Bye.  
12 VFL Slow start but got into his work after half time. Not as his best still, but edging closer.
13 Melb Laid nine tackles and won team-high 29 disposals. Effort huge but impact not commensurate. 6
14 NM Couldn’t get into the game in any phase. Only managed 13 possessions and tackle count well down (four). Stay in team? 3
15   Thigh.  
16 Adel Didn’t find a lot of the footy but still managed eight clearances and laid six crunching tackles. 5
17 Carl Flitted in and out for 18 possessions, seven tackles and five clearances. Did enough but not at his best. 6
18 GCS Struggled to get into the tempo of the game. Looks overweight and out of touch. 4
19 Ess Spent time tagging Merrett and did that successfully in what was a key win. Nice snap goal late in third quarter. 7
20 Bris Had the task of minding Zorko or Rockliff. Got plenty of hands on the ball (15 handpasses) but only four kicks. 5
21 GWS One kick in first half and theme continued in second. Club had to send out a missing person’s ad at one point. 1
22 Port Tackled hard in defensive midfield role. Booted a goal in final term from a stoppage, but not at his best. 5
23 Haw Tagged Mitchell and did a reasonable job holding him to 23 disposals. Best game for a while. Will he be a Dog next year? 7

2016 Season

1 Frem Marked his return with a 45-metre goal on his right foot. Looked like he hadn’t missed a beat. 7
2 StK Kicked the opener and was a hard worker at the coalface. Solid. 6
3 Haw Lifted in the engine room after a quiet opening. Three clearances. 6
4 Carl Jagged a nice goal and busy around the ball. Linking handball and vision was good throughout. 6
5 Bris Solid on the inside without being spectacular in midfield. 6
6 NM No impact in first half and affected by knock. 4
7 Adel Led side with nine clearances and laid seven tackles. Four inside-50s, one goal. 7
8 Melb Laid a competition high 19 tackles but had seven clearances and five inside-50s to boot. 9
9 GWS Used in the midfield and down back. Did most of his good work in the first half. 5
10 Coll Didn’t slap on as many as tackles as usual. Lifted the output after half time. 6
11 WCE Shadowed at times by Hutchings but found a way to get dangerous close to goal and ended with three. 7
12 Port 13 clearances, nine tackles, six inside-50’s and a goal of real class in the third term. 8
13 Geel Battled away in close in midfield but not his best night at the office. 5
15 Syd Third quarter huge in getting Dogs to the finish line. 7
16 Rich Going well until a knee in the ribs saw him carted off to hospital. 3
17   Ribs.  
18 StK Eased back into game via half forward on Montagna. 5
19 Geel Going brilliantly on Dangerfield until ankle injury ended his night in second term. 4
20   Ankle.  
21   Ankle.  
22   Ankle.  
23   Ankle.  
EF WCE Six clearances highlighted his worthy around the ball on return from injury. Played his part. 7
SF Haw Creative around field. Had staggers when hit in second term but came through. 7
PF GWS Really came into his own in the second half and became a major factor. 6
GF Syd Ferocity at the ball a constant and vital across four quarters. Took Kennedy after main break. 7

2015 Season

1   Knee.  
2   Knee.  
3   Knee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9   Knee.  
10   Knee.  
11   Knee.  
12   Knee.  
13   Knee.  
14   Knee.  
15   Knee.  
16   Knee.  
17   Knee.  
18   Knee.  
19   Knee.  
20   Knee.  
21   Knee.  
22   Knee.  
23   Knee.  
EF   Knee.  

2014 Season

1 WCE Only five effective disposals in first half but did lift after half time. 5
2 NM Determined performance, but not in best players. Game-high nine tackles. 5
3 Rich Solid hard working inside without dominating first half. Kept going all day. 6
4 GWS Enjoyed a good contest with Greene. Honors shared. 6
5 Carl Not his usual force in the middle but kept trying. 5
6 Adel Just one contested possession to half time, ended with seven. Well held in tight. 5
7 Ess Had 10 clearances, a goal and laid eight tackles. Never stopped working. 8
8 Melb Huge again. Two goals to go with eight clearances and 14 tackles. 8
10 GCS Knocked up winning contested footy and was solid with his disposal. 7
11 Frem Quality game with 31 touches, nine clearances and eight tackles. 8
12 Bris Worked hard in the clinches to feed the ball out but Dogs lacked runners. 6
13 Coll Outstanding. Had 34 touches, 13 clearances and 10 tackles. 9
14 Port Five inside-50s in the first term and a goal. 6
15 Melb Subdued in the middle and gave away a dumb free. 4
16 Geel Won 20 contested possessions, 12 clearances and laid seven tackles. 8
17 GCS Good in close as always and kicked a good late goal to snuff out Suns hopes. 7
18 Ess Won seven clearances, laid five tackles and used the footy pretty well. 7
19 Haw Undeterred by heavy knock in first term and continued to generate. 6
20 StK Spent most of the day running with Steven and honours even. 6
21 NM Slow to get going as North controlled early part of the game. 5
22 Syd Hard worker in close and had a hand in a few goals. Did his bit. 7
23 GWS Very quiet first half but had a huge third term to get team back in game. 5
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2013 Season

1 Bris Good start and kept momentum going. 6
2 Frem Racked up 18 cont poss, 11 tackles and 12 clearances in a spirited display. 8
3 Rich Quiet game after a strong start to the season. Will bounce back. 4
4 Adel Outstanding ability to win and find the footy in congested areas. 7
5 Geel Team high 15 contested poss and nine clearances stamped him among best. 8
6 WCE Totally blanketed early. Fought back to some extent. 4
7 NM Didn’t get as many clearances as usual and kept under control. 4
8 GCS Got an equal game-high three centre clearances and went in hard for the footy. 6
9 StK Went with Hayes and squared the battle until Lenny was subbed. 5
10 Port Huge outing. Super around the contests with 12 clearances and a stack of touches. 8
12 Coll Solid but unobtrusive game. 4
13 Rich Had team-high seven clearances but impact restricted to a degree by Jackson. 6
14 Melb Best-on-ground with game-high 12 clearances and 11 inside 50s. Future champ. 9
15 GWS Started well and got the Dogs moving, but didn't sustain that level. 5
16 Ess Dogs’ best. Game-high 18 cont poss, 11 clearances and six inside-50s. 8
17 Haw Just knows how to find the footy, game high 15 contested disposals. Kept trying. 7
18 WCE Set tone with 10 first-half tackles. Ended with 12 and four inside-50s. 8
19 Syd Good first half and did well but Jack made him work hard. 6
20 Carl Good battle with McLean and probably shared the points. Keeps getting better. 7
21 Adel Tough and rugged. Ended with eight clearances and four inside-50s. 8
22 Bris Won team-high 18 cont poss, laid six tackles and used ball beautifully. 8
23 Melb Son of a gun is a champ-in-making. Game-high 20 contested possessions. Ruthless. 8
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2012 Season

1 WCE Great effort from the kid – 27 disposals and hit target with 25 of them. 8
2 Adel Only the 14 disposals but did manage four clearances and two inside 50s. 5
3 StK Quiet night and was subbed off. 2
5 GWS 14 touches, four clearances in less than 50% game time. 5
6 Coll Had plenty of the ball. 6
7 NM Won hard footy and had six clearances to go with his tally of touches. 7
8 GCS Good in close in conditions that suited to a tee. 7
9 Geel Rock solid from a future star – team-high 14 cont. poss. and nine clearances. 7
10 Syd Battled hard, but just couldn’t get himself into the game. 4
12 Port Got knocked around but kept fighting with five inside-50s and four clearances. 6
13 Bris Probably Dogs’ best. Worked super hard around the footy – nine clearances. 8
14 Ess Tried hard and was one of the few to acquit themselves in first half. 7
15 Frem Won seven clearances which was the most for the team. 7
16 Haw Battled away but swamped by relentless Hawk midfield – no inside-50s. 4
17 Carl Game-high 10 clearances. Never gives in just like legendary dad Tony. 7
18 StK At least kept battling but is more of an accumulator than a playmaker. 6
19 NM Real accumulator who had six clearances, eight tackles and five inside-50s. 7