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Anthony Roosters' best

Liam Anthony has claimed North Ballarat’s Allen L Stott Medal, as the club’s best and fairest player.

11:19am  Oct 6, 2014

Anthony almost steals show

Liam Anthony narrowly misses winning the VFL’s best and fairest.

10:55am  Sep 2, 2014

Anthony's resurrection

"I could have sooked and never played again, but luckily stuck at it, worked hard and now I’ve got my chance."

7:42pm  May 31, 2014

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Liam
Anthony

Height
189 cm
DOB
09-09-1987
Weight
88 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
4
Career
58
Goals
2014
1
Career
27
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
168
Avg
42
LiamAnthony

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior club: Railways (WA)
Recruited from: East Fremantle (WA)
Draft: #43, 2008 National
Debut: Round 13, 2009 v Western Bulldogs
Brownlow votes: 2

2014 Player Sponsors

- G & M Vraca

Background

Liam Anthony was a mature-age recruit from East Fremantle in the WAFL who has the ability to have high-possession games.

Anthony is at his best playing as an outside midfielder where he can work hard to provide an extra option offensively.

2013

Mid-season, from Darren Crocker

“He runs hard; he knows how to get on the end of the footy. When we’ve got the ball he spreads really well.

“He has to continue to work on his kicking, so when he does work hard to get the ball, then we maintain possession off his touches."

End of season review

Unfortunately for Anthony, he spent the second half of the season at VFL level with North Ballarat.

Despite being unable to break back into the senior side, he showed good, consistent form with the Roosters. His defensive efforts, a major focus, improved to the point where he was regularly posting high tackle counts.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Despite not struggling to find the ball, Anthony was dropped after Round 7 to work on the defensive side of his game.

On his return six weeks later, Anthony showcased a newfound determination to be an asset on both sides of the ball. His tackling pressure and defensive running was just as good as his improved efficiency with the ball in hand.

With his spot secure in the team for the rest of the season, Anthony strung together 12 consecutive games. It was his highest streak since arriving in 2009.

2011

With injuries behind him, Anthony picked up where he left off by accumulating a lot of the ball.

However as the season wore on, Anthony struggled to have an impact when he did have the ball in his hands.

After spending more time forward during the middle parts of the year, he was dropped following the Round 16 loss to Collingwood and was unable to break back into the senior side for the rest of the season.

2010

After playing the last 10 games of 2009, Anthony started out well in 2010 playing the first seven games.

Averaging more than 23 possessions a game and chipping in with handy goals, Anthony became a vital part of the North midfield.

Against Collingwood he dislocated his shoulder and was booked in for a shoulder reconstruction, ending his season.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 6.0
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 10.0
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 42.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Hawthorn Rd 16
Handballs 7 Richmond Rd 12
Disposals 14 Richmond Rd 12
Marks 7 Hawthorn Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 2 Richmond Rd 12
Goals 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 11
AFL Fantasy 57 Richmond Rd 12

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon L 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Western Bulldogs W 54 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Port Adelaide W 97 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Sydney Swans W 48 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Collingwood L 93 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Fremantle W 61 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Gold Coast Suns L 77 - 120 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Brisbane Lions W 125 - 38 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Geelong Cats L 111 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 West Coast Eagles W 44 - 82 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 27
12 Richmond W 116 - 88 7 7 14 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 57
13 Adelaide Crows L 109 - 73 5 4 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 30
14 Melbourne W 66 - 107 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 70 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Hawthorn W 108 - 88 9 3 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
17 St Kilda W 92 - 33 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Carlton L 109 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Geelong Cats L 79 - 111 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 GWS Giants W 51 - 126 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Western Bulldogs W 111 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Melbourne W 123 - 93 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 Essendon W 93 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF Geelong Cats W 92 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Sydney Swans L 136 - 65 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 24 16 40 13 0 1 1 5 1 1 168

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 58
    • Kicks 11.3
    • Handballs 10.0
    • Disposals 21.3
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 83.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Adelaide Crows Rd 11, 2011
Handballs 22 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Disposals 38 GWS Giants Rd 2, 2012
Marks 10 Collingwood Rd 21, 2012
Hit-outs 1 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2012
Tackles 9 Port Adelaide Rd 1, 2010
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 12, 2011
AFL Fantasy 132 Port Adelaide Rd 1, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 North Melbourne 24 16 40 13 0 1 1 5 1 1 168
2013 North Melbourne 33 30 63 16 0 2 5 10 1 0 240
2012 North Melbourne 244 230 474 106 3 13 8 54 10 10 1788
2011 North Melbourne 141 100 241 53 2 12 4 37 9 8 994
2010 North Melbourne 92 71 163 42 1 5 3 24 5 1 668
2009 North Melbourne 123 133 256 55 0 4 4 40 1 4 962

Legend

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Marks
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Hit-outs
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Goals
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AFL Fantasy points