Saturday, 5 August 2017
Brendon Bolton says Liam Jones' emergence as a key defender has been a big positive for the club in 2017.
"We've found a key defender that can match it with the really big forwards," Bolton said.
"Often you've got to go and recruit that (type of player) or you've got to grow it from a young age and it takes time. But we've unearthed one, that's a win."
Sunday, 16 July 2017
Liam Jones signs a new
two year deal with Carlton that will keep him at the club until the end of 2019.
"The move into the back six has obviously reinvigorated me and I'm really grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity to go around again for the next couple of years," Jones said.
"I know I have a long way to go with my development and I am continuing to learn the defensive craft, but I am excited to be continuing on for the next couple of years with the club I love, and I'm looking forward to seeing what this young group can achieve in the coming years."
Sunday, 11 June 2017
to make an impact as a forward in two seasons for Carlton, Liam Jones has reinvented himself as a defender.
Jones made a magnificent return to AFL level in Carlton's upset win against Greater Western Sydney, shutting down key forward Jon Patton and showing all the traits of an accomplished backman.
"Some of his aerial contests to kill the ball and get a big fist on it, that's a great step for him and us as a footy club," Carlton coach Brendon Bolton said after the one-point win at Etihad Stadium.
"That change of role back at the Northern Blues has now shown some little signs in his first game back at AFL.
"(Coach) Josh Fraser and his crew at the Northern Blues, and Dale Amos, who's our defensive coach, have put a lot of time and effort in, but more importantly, 'Jonesy' himself."
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Liam Jones became a Blue with just five minutes remaining in the 2014 NAB AFL Trade Period. He was traded for the Blues' draft selection of No.46.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
Liam Jones remains set on joining Carlton despite reports the Blues are making Giants youngster Kristian Jaksch their No. 1 key-position target.
"We're fully focused on getting to the Blues. That's the club we've had dialogue with and where we want to get to," Jones' manager, Shane Casley of Elite Sports Properties, said.
"So I think you'll find that deal will get done in due course ... at the end of the day, Liam has left the Bulldogs and there's no turning back."
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Out-of-contract Liam Jones tells the Bulldogs he wants a trade to Carlton.
"It's fair to say that Liam's been a bit frustrated this year with the lack of opportunities in the last couple of months," Jones' manager Shane Casley said.
"At the end of the day, like most guys, he just wants to play senior AFL football."
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Bulldogs midfielder Daniel Cross says teammate Liam Jones is set to have a big impact in 2013.
"In our match simulation he's really dominating our backs at times," Cross told Crocmedia's Sportsday.
"He doesn't win the time trials, but he's such a powerful speed freak. He loves a contest, he's great overhead.
"Without putting a lot of pressure on him, he's really one we need to step up and go to that next level."
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Bulldogs forward Liam Jones says Barry Hall helped him develop into a player ready for the rigours of AFL football.
"I leaned to train with real intensity and to just work hard," Jones said.
"If you can just work 100 per cent, things will go your way. He was such an amazing player for a long period of time."
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Bulldogs forward Liam Jones says Tom Hawkins' form turnaround in2012 is his inspiration.
"That's a pretty good thing for a young forward like me, seeing how hard he's had to work and how long it's taken him," he said.
"The player he's turned out to be now keeps me optimistic about what things could turn out like for me."
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson says Liam Jones shapes as the most likely successor to Barry Hall in the forward line.
"He's been doing some brilliant things … and we're looking forward to seeing him perform at the elite level again," Minson said.
"He played some great games last year and he'll be better for having another pre-season under his belt, and (he is) fitter and stronger. I think he'll be a really exciting player for us this year."
Monday, 7 November 2011
Western Bulldogs youngsters Luke Dahlhaus, Matthew Panos, Liam Jones, Christian Howard, Dylan Addison and Lukas Markovic all sign contract extensions with the club.
"This is an extremely positive outcome for our club and completes the re-signings of our remaining players, including the upgrade of two emerging talents off the rookie list," Bulldogs general manager of football James Fantasia said.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Western Bulldogs' Liam Jones has been nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star in the last round of 2011, capping off a consistent season where he has played his role as retiring teammate Barry Hall's partner up forward.
"It's obviously been a pretty hard year for the club but from an individual perspective, it's been good to keep my spot," Jones said.
"It was good to take a couple of marks this year; being alongside 'Baz' down there I just had to do something. He had all the leading and stuff down pat, so I just had to pitch in with a few big marks."