Monday, 3 December 2018
West Coast coach
Adam Simpson confirms that Liam Ryan walked out on team's tough biennial camp at the Stirling Ranges in southern Western Australia.
"It was a physical camp. He's pretty fit, he ran well today, but he didn't handle it (the camp) too well to the back end so we pulled him out and we took him home," Simpson said.
"We're not here to break these guys. It's to test them physically and he didn’t get through it, but that's OK. I'm not too stressed about that."
Monday, 15 October 2018
Liam Ryan is embroiled in another
alleged off-field incident after being issued with a move-on notice by WA Police at the weekend.
The Eagles are investigating the incident stemming from a family dispute in Kalbarri, nearly 600km north of Perth and close to Ryan's home town Geraldton.
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Liam Ryan is fined $1700 and
banned from driving
for 18 months after he was caught drink driving earlier in the year.
Ryan crashed his car into a tree and was nabbed at a nearby park in Armadale on July 2, with a subsequent blood alcohol sample revealing he had a reading of 0.138g.
"Liam takes full responsibility for his actions and both he and the club accept that the penalty is fair and reasonable," West Coast said in a statement.
"The club will continue to educate Liam around this matter, always placing his health and wellbeing as the major priority."
Sunday, 9 September 2018
Liam Ryan is confident he has turned his life around, saying his early-morning car crash in July was a big wake-up call.
"That car crash really straightened me up. I really had a lot of support from the boys," he said.
"I had a bit of stuff going on off the field. But now I'm fine, I'm all cleared with all that, and just focused on finals footy."
Saturday, 1 September 2018
Willie Rioli praises the way Eagles teammate Liam Ryan has rebounded from his off-field dramas, saying the goalsneak has earned back the respect of the playing group.
Ryan was handed a two-match club-imposed ban in July over an early-morning incident that ended with him crashing his car into a tree.
The 21-year-old had to win back his senior spot via the WAFL, and he's performed strongly since returning to AFL ranks in round 20.
"He copped his criticism over the incident but that doesn't define him as a person," Rioli said.
"The reason why he's playing good footy is because he's doing that extra hard work off the field to get that respect back from the boys.
"I reckon he's done himself proud to get back to where he is because a lot of people find it hard to get back from situations like that."
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
West Coast coach Adam Simpson has revealed small forward Liam Ryan had been drinking alcohol in the lead-up to his car crash last Monday.
The club is rallying around the first-year Eagle, who will return to football on Saturday via East Perth in the WAFL after sitting out last round.
"He was out too late and he was drinking, so we have to respect that he's broken those codes of conduct, so he won't play again this week," Simpson said.
"We need to look after his wellness and some of the things going on in his life that we've got to deal with.
"We'll work through that, we're here to support him."
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Liam Ryan is ruled out of this week's clash between the Eagles and GWS as he deals with legal issues surrounding the crashing of his car into a tree.
"Liam has and will continue to fully co-operate with the police in respect of Monday morning’s incident," Eagles general manager of football Craig Vozzo said.
"Football considerations are secondary to his personal circumstances at present and we will wait until there is some clarity around the situation before making any further comment."
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Liam Ryan makes a surprise return to training, but mystery still surrounds the details behind his recent car crash.
"He's probably a little bit embarrassed about what happened. But he'll work through that, and we'll help him through it," Eagles teammate Elliot Yeo said.
"What you see is what you get with Liam. He's a ball of fun, and it's good to have him around the club.
"I'm sure in the next couple of weeks he'll be back to his high spirits and playing pranks on everyone."
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Liam Ryan extends his two-year draft contract with West Coast by a year to remain at the club until the end of 2020.
"The speed that he brings to the game we’ve seen in the past for Subiaco, but he’s taken that to a new level and he’s able to repeat it more now that he’s got a better fitness base," West Coast list manager Brady Rawlings said.
"He’s going to be a bit of a crowd favourite with his ability to sit on a few heads and kick some freakish goals."
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Liam Ryan has avoided surgery but will be grounded for up to three months after suffering a nasty ankle injury against Geelong.
Monday, 9 April 2018
Liam Ryan is set for an extended period on the sidelines after hearing a crack when he landed awkwardly after soccering the go-ahead goal against Geelong at Optus Stadium.
"I think he'll probably have an extended period off football, which is really unfortunate because he was producing some really good highlight reels for us and kicking some goals," Eagles coach Adam Simpson said.
Monday, 2 April 2018
Liam Ryan shows glimpses of his talent in West Coast's 51-point win over the Bulldogs.
Ryan soared for a spectacular mark over Jackson Trengove while finishing the game with 3 goals from 14 disposals.
Following the game, Ryan credited Lewis Jetta for giving him he confidence to play AFL footy.
"We had a chat last night. He told me just to play footy. We've gotten close," Ryan said of Jetta.
"I travelled over with him. He looked after me as a brother, looking after a little indigenous brother.
"That's what we came to Melbourne with. Brotherhood. It's what we played with and why we won."
Friday, 26 January 2018
West Coast are hoping draftee Liam Ryan will form an exciting partnership with Willie Rioli up forward for the Eagles in 2018.
"The chemistry, especially between him and Willie, is very good," Eagles forward line coach Jaymie Graham said of Ryan.
"He's fitting in well and he's still got plenty of upside and a lot to learn, but it will be exciting to see the two of them fit and available and playing in the same team."
Sunday, 22 October 2017
When Subiaco excitement machine Liam Ryan was overlooked in the 2016 drafts, many people were left scratching their heads.
12 months later – the 21-year-old admits he probably wouldn't have been ready for the step up.
"Last year really I didn't take things serious," Ryan said.
"I used to drink alcohol a lot last year, but now I've got a baby on the way and got a girlfriend to settle me right down. So I don't drink no more."
After seeing Ryan's change in attitude first-hand, it came as no surprise to Subiaco coach Jarrad Schofield that his star spearhead won the WAFL's goalkicking this year and finished eighth in the Sandover Medal.
"It's mainly based on his attitude and commitment to training, understanding the requirements to succeed," Schofield said.
"It's only his second season of WAFL, he's had close attention and kicked 73 goals."