Brendan WHITECROSS

#11   Hawthorn

Age: 29yr 2mth Games: 106 Born: Jan 25, 1990
Height: 183cm Weight: 85kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Didn’t play in JLT opener then had one kick in loss to North Melbourne. Touch-and go to make it for Round 1.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 -
2 -
3 GCS Worked hard around the ground, though did not make a major contribution. 3
4 Senior emergency.
5 VFL Drifted between midfield and attack and was a strong contributor. 28 possessions, six clearances, six inside-50s. -
6 VFL Hnady contributor and went into defence late and was able to help steady the ship. 18 possessions. -
7 VFL Did some good things with ball in hand. 17 possessions and five tackles. -
8 Rested.
9 Coll Off the bench to mid-forward role. No great impact. 3
10 Syd Booted two goals as a hard-working small forward, which proved vital. 6
11 Port Veteran utility wasn’t able to influence with his 13 possessions. Two tackles, one inside-50 and one clearance. 4
12 GCS Went to Ablett after the little master started to get on top. Found that a difficult task given flow against for long periods. 4
13 Bye.
14 VFL Used mostly in defence and was good enough. 30 possessions, six rebounds. -
15 VFL 25 possessions roaming through midfield and at half forward. Good effort. -
16 VFL Used down back and was handy without starring. -
17 VFL Applied great pressure. Also had 33 disposals as he played on the ball for much of the game. -
18 Frem Linked up. Had 18 disposals. Solid job. 5
19 Syd A solid hand off the bench with 16 disposals. 7
20 Rich Veteran utility was quieter than a pair of velvet covered moccasins on a three-inch new shagpile. 2
21 Senior emergency.
22 VFL Had 20 touches and played a few different roles. Fair. -
23 VFL One of the Hawks best with 32 possessions and six clearances. -

2016 Season

1 Played in VFL trial against Sandringham.
2 Senior emergency.
3 VFL Had some good moments, but also sprayed the ball a few times. -
4 VFL Hard worker in midfield with 22 touches and a torpedo goal from the boundary. -
5 VFL OK without being great across half forward. -
6 VFL Industrious outing with 24 touches and three tackles. Handy contributor. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Smart when he got the ball and had three inside-50s. -
9 VFL Competed hard in the front half with spurts up the ground. Two goals. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Good worker in midfield and drifting forward. Had 23 touches and used ball well. -
13 VFL OK with 17 possessions and seven marks but it was a dirty day for Box Hill. -
14 VFL Consistent four-quarter display with a team-high 10 marks and six inside-50s. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Hawks’ best. Hit most of his targets by foot and found space to take 10 marks. -
17 Syd Chimed in with a few steady possessions when required. Knew limits and did OK. 5
18 Rich Kicked an early goal and hit target well. Steady. 6
19 Carl Beginning find his feet after a long time out of the game. A real hard nut. 6
20 Melb Struggled to influence the flow of the game but handy enough. Three inside-50s. 5
21 NM Worked into the game to play a part. Hit target with all bar three of his disposals. 6
22 WCE Did his job. Kicked a goal and had 16 disposals. 5
23 Coll One game-saving defensive effort a highlight. Apart from that struggled at times. 4
QF Geel Always used the ball well and set up moves. Positive game and looks to have cemented place. 6
SF WB Nowhere near as solid as previous week. Six kicks, one tackle and one inside-50. 4

2015 Season

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2 -
3 WB Welcome return after long absence. Solid without having huge day. 5
4 Port Great to see him back playing senior footy, played well on the wing. 6
5 NM Sub. On for Duryea in final term and got straight into the action. 2
6 GWS Came on as the sub and was serviceable in the last quarter. 2
7 VFL Good early but appeared to run out of legs in second half. -
8 VFL Had 18 touches and four tackles to play his part. -
9 VFL Just 13 possessions and was relatively quiet. -
10 VFL In and out of the game but battling a bit for form. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Improved outing with 24 touches and a goal. -
13 VFL Came to the fore late. 18 possessions, one goal. -
14 Rested.
15 Shoulder.
16 Shoulder.
17 VFL Got through the game OK after missing a few weeks. -
18 VFL Battled to get involved. Just 11 possessions. -
19 VFL Good return to form with 21 touches, 10 marks, goal. -
20 VFL OK with 20 touches. Looks unlikely to break into seniors. -
21 VFL Steady outing with 21 possessions. -
22 VFL One of Hawks’ best with 27 touches in midfield. -
23 VFL Gave some real grunt around the contests. 26 possessions. -
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL Strong around contests with 32 possessions. Good outing. -
PF VFL Caught a few times. Tried hard but a bit of a non-factor. -
GF -

2014 Season

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 Knee.
17 Knee.
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 Knee.
21 Knee.
22 Knee.
23 Knee.
QF Knee.
SF Knee.
PF Knee.
GF -

2013 Season

1 Knee.
2 Knee.
3 Knee.
4 Knee.
5 Knee.
6 Knee.
7 Knee.
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 Knee.
11 Knee.
12 VFL Continued his comeback from knee surgery. Did well. -
13 VFL Linked well through midfield as he works back to full fitness. -
14 Bris Successfully got through comeback game after long lay-off. 3
15 Geel OK but only one inside-50s, one clearance and one tackle. 5
16 Port Working his way back into form after a long-term knee injury. 6
17 WB Quiet game, kicked Hawks’ only goal in third term. 4
18 Ess Did job across half back and progressing well towards finals. Ball use good. 6
19 Rich Subbed on late in third term and actually offered more than some teammates. 2
20 StK Workmanlike effort. 5
21 Coll Carried out his defensive forward role to a tee on Shaw and also kicked two. 7
22 NM Hard at the footy and man. 5
23 Syd Negating tag on McVeigh. 5
QF Syd Began on Smith. Had a solid game. 5
SF
PF Geel Sub came on for Bailey. Sadly injured knee again and will miss another GF. 2
GF Knee.

2012 Season

1 Coll Ended up a key player with 22 disposals and two goals. 6
2 Geel Terrific snap one of 14 touches to half time. Found space, dangerous. 7
3 Adel Handy game and is now a force in attack. 7
4 WCE One of his quieter performances with just 12 possessions. 4
5 Syd Started down back and was solid. 5
6 StK Bobbed up in forward 50 as support for Cyril and “Buddy” Franklin. 5
7 Melb Industrious performer. Solid game. 5
8 Frem On Roberton and had a serviceable game. 5
9 Rich Kept battling in a reasonable effort given Tiger dominance – five inside 50s. 6
10 NM Busy outing that saw him have 21 kicks and just the one handball. Creative. 6
11 Port Set up Gunston in the first term for a goal with a beautiful precision pass. 6
14 Carl On Bootsma early. Ran hard and contributed. 5
15 GWS Sixteen touches to half-time was the most by a Hawk. Ran game out well. 7
16 WB Gets under the guard most weeks and did it again – six inside-50s and a goal. 7
17 Coll Another who gets under the guard – five clearances and four inside-50s. 6
18 Ess Won a lot of the footy and went about it well. 6
19 Geel Kicked goal to level scores in final term. Six clearances, four inside-50s. 6
20 Port Pearce troubled him early but his worked hard to negate any further impact. 5
21 GCS Started in middle and had good first half then no influence. 4
22 Syd Subbed out after limited impact. 4
23 WCE Had Kerr for much of the contest and kept him quiet. Limped off late. 4
QF Coll Seriously damaged knee five minutes in and night was over. 0