He is a hired gun brought to town to blow away the competition.
If that sounds a tad over-dramatic, or would be better utilised as the tagline for a bad Western, let's go with a young adventurer analogy; how Liam Scott is ensconced in what he describes as a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience.
The 23-year-old has swapped one country town, in Stawell, for another, in Gunnedah, and one AFL league for another.
Described by Bulldogs president Hamish Russell as a "big bull", Scott is among a trio of talented Victorians brought to the club this year - the others being brothers Jaydon and Josh Stiles.
Add another new-arrival Victorian, the skilfil Josh Chiavaroli, and the Bulldogs have emerged as red-hot premiership favourites.
In a COVID-contracted season, they have already booked a grand final spot with two rounds remaining, after securing the minor premiership. The chance to win back-to-back titles, and a third in four seasons, will occur at Wolseley Oval on September 26.
Expect Scott to be positively purring by then, as he said he was getting better with each match as he adapted to the considerable skill difference between the Horsham & District Football League, where he played for the Stawell Swifts, to the AFL North West.
Like the Stiles brothers, he was brought to Gunnedah by Bulldogs coach Doug Meagher, who grew up near Horsham and went on to play reserves for Essendon before being signed by the Sydney Swans (he did not play an AFL game for the club).
All three have maintenance jobs at Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club, where Meagher is the general manager.
Scott is a centre-half back and, off the paddock, a builder. He took time off work, via owed holidays, to come to Gunnedah and try and win his first senior AFL premiership - having made his senior debut at age 15. (The Horsham league was cancelled this year because of COVID.)
Ahead of Bulldogs' home clash against the Nomads on Saturday, Scott described Meagher's phone call asking him to come to Gunnedah as "a bit of a lifeline" - as he believes he is in his peak years as a footballer.
"I was probably gonna miss out on a good year of development down there [Victoria], so it was good that I was able to get up here and play 10 weeks [11 weeks, counting the finale]," he said.
Scott is excited about the chance to win a premiership and return to Gunnedah 10 years later for a team reunion to celebrate the title.
"That's why we all play footy: to play with your mates and play in a winning team and win a premiership at the end of the year."
Hamish Russell said Scott was a "great bloke" and a "great overhead mark", who could play "either end of the ground".
"He is a black belt in karate, and that may be where his focus on the coach's game plans comes from," Russell said.
For the record, Scott is not a black belt - but Russell's mischievousness is real.