Tom Liberatore has dodged a bullet at team selection this week, with reports that coach Luke Beveridge was extraordinarily close to picking the tough midfielder for tonight’s match against the Swans and subjecting him to a full weekend under the oppressive lockout laws of the harbour city.
“Yeah you’re right Bevo, another week to get the fitness up to scratch sounds like a good idea,” Liberatore replied when told the news.
Sources close to the premiership star say he was sweating on selection this week,
faced with the very real possibility of trying to enjoy a Friday night in Sydney where entering a venue is illegal after 1:30am and socially unacceptable after 9pm. The Bulldog’s VFL side, by comparison take on Essendon at the Whitten Oval, with a direct train line into the CBD and a short Uber ride to an assortment of late-night establishments.
“See you boys Monday,” he said.