Will LANGFORD

#29   Hawthorn

Age: 26yr 8mth Games: 66 Born: Jul 03, 1992
Height: 187cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Facing a critical season. Form in JLT been average. Looks as though he is still on the fringes.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Ess Good ball winner as usual in midfield, but again let himself down at times with sloppy distribution. 5
2 Adel Did some nice things in and around the ball and worked himself into the ground to be among Hawks’ best. 7
3 GCS Went with Ablett at times and found the going tough. At the crossroads with his footy. 2
4 Geel Didn’t have a kick in first half and ended with four for the game. Provided very little to the overall effort. 3
5 WCE Blue-collar worker in midfield and set the tone with tackling and endeavour. Kicking still scrappy, but effort was there. 6
6 StK Used in a number of roles through middle. Couldn’t win the ball like he did in 2015. 3
7 Melb Grabbed 20 disposals and kicked a great goal in second term. Faded as game dragged on but influence early a key. 6
8 Bris Unassuming around the ball. Did find it 16 times but failed to extract any influence with it. 4
9 Coll Dug the ball out of several stoppages but that kicking efficiency! 4
10 Senior emergency.
11 VFL One of the Hawks best in epic draw. 30 possessions and a game-high 10 clearances. -
12 GCS Battered around in the midfield but a lot of what he did was under pressure. Seven tackles and four inside-50s. 5
13 Bye.
14 Adel Great game around the stoppages with five clearances and six inside-50’s. 6
15 Coll Rugged effort headlined by five tackles. Didn’t star but he gave something to the effort. 5
16 GWS Dangerous drifting forward. Kicked three including one with a wicked bounce that tied the game. Set shots needs some work. 7
17 Geel Handy and then lifted visibly in final term (8 disposals). Couple of skill errors but kicked a goal and had four inside-50s. 6
18 Frem Didn’t use the ball well but was in congestion a lot. 5
19 Syd Never stopped the niggle all night long, had a strong outing. 7
20 Rich Didn’t plant a kiss on anyone this week which was as disappointing as his overall impact; nine possessions. 3
21 NM The yips in front of goal keep getting bigger, but was busy with nine score involvements. 5
22 Carl Kicked a goal but a relatively quiet night. Found the ball 17 times but didn’t use it well. 5
23 WB Seven touches in opening half and just eight in the second half in what was a quiet night. Did link well at times. 4

2016 Season

1 Geel Two first-half goals helped keep Hawks’ in touch. Best game since 2014 Grand Final. 7
2 WCE Scrappy but effective in midfield/forward role. Running back into 2014 form. 6
3 WB Eight tackles and 12 contested possessions. Played his role in the middle. 5
4 StK Hard worker with 11 contested possessions in the hustle and bustle of the midfield. 6
5 Adel Nothing refined about his game but he wins clearances and adds something. 5
6 Quad.
7 Rich Started in middle and tore in hard, but disposal not great. 4
8 Frem Not a major performer. Copped heavy knee to ribs. 3
9 Syd Couple of terrible clangers in final quarter that were costly to team. 3
10 Bris Returned to the field after getting sling tackled by West in the second term. Laid six tackles. 4
11 Managed.
13 VFL Kicked it like a drunk at times but good at stoppages and tackled hard. -
14 VFL Spent long periods on the bench, but was serviceable in midfield with five clearances. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 Lung.
17 VFL Bulldozed his way to eight clearances and two goals. Might get a call-up. -
18 VFL Did well in tight at the stoppages and ran the game out fairly well. -
19 Carl Serviceable after an extended spell in the VFL. Will need to do more to hold his spot 5
20 Melb For some reason he is really struggling. Seven effective disposals and five kicks. 2
21 NM Made mistakes with the ball. Efficiency remains his biggest worry. 4
22 Ill.
23 VFL Played a lot in attack and ended with three goals ad five inside-50s. -
QF Ill.
SF -

2015 Season

1 Geel Added his style to the midfield and played role brilliantly. 7
2 Ess Disappointing afternoon. Just couldn’t get anything going. 4
3 WB Finished game strongly after being solid for rest of day. 6
4 Port Needed to do more when Port Adelaide was firing. 5
5 NM Valuable worker in midfield to help swing things Hawks’ way. 6
6 GWS Ran with Shiel. Managed to find his fair share of the ball but turned it over too much. 4
7 Melb Back to his Grand Final form. 18 contested possessions, two goals. 7
8 Syd Solid around the ball with 14 contested possessions and a goal. 7
9 Calf.
10 VFL 16 possessions on return from calf niggle. Just fair. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Worked hard in midfield but wasn’t at his best. -
13 Ess Tried hard but things didn’t always go his way. Five clearances, four inside-50s. 5
14 Coll Ran with Pendlebury at start but beaten. Not a big night. 4
15 Senior emergency.
16 Didn’t play for Box Hill.
17 VFL Knee. -
18 Knee.
19 Knee.
20 VFL First game back from injury and got through unscathed. -
21 VFL Among best in good signs for Hawks’ finals depth. -
22 Bris Not big numbers but will be happy to be back in the fold. 5
23 Carl Started to look like returning to best form. Finished the game off well. 6
QF WCE Tried to go with Shuey at times. Worked hard but always under pressure. 3
SF VFL Worked hard but ball use was ordinary at times. -
PF VFL OK but didn’t set world on fire with 24 disposals. -
GF -

2014 Season

1 Bris Battled hard in his second game. Chased and harassed well. 5
2 Ess Shadowed Watson and while beaten he stuck to task. Great experience. 6
3 Frem Started up forward. Then tagged Mundy and did well. Snapped a lovely goal. 6
4 GCS Solid job on Ablett even though the champ had 30 plus touches. Big improver. 6
5 Geel Shadowed Selwood and kept him to four inside-50s. Pretty good from the kid. 5
6 Rich Given job on Cotchin who wasn’t damaging early. Shut him down second half. 7
7 Back.
8 Syd Hard tag on Kennedy failed then went to Hannebery and was hammered. 5
10 Port Struggled to keep a hold on the Power small forwards. 4
11 GWS Tagged a variety of players including a red-hot Smith late in game. 6
12 Senior emergency.
13 VFL Did well early before a leg knock hampered his day. -
14 VFL Slow start but game to the fore in the second term. Solid. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Kicked two handy goals and had 16 possessions. -
17 Adel Produced seven clearances before being subbed out. 6
18 Syd Shadowed Malceski at times and able to seriously negate his influence. 6
19 WB Blanketed Cooney early then had a major involvement creatively. 7
20 Melb Broke the lines and took the game on. 27 touches and four tackles. Excellent effort. 7
21 Frem Spent time on Fyfe and battled manfully. Not disgraced and developing well. 6
22 Geel Great job on Motlop and pushed forward to be a goalkicker in third quarter. 7
23 Coll Not as good as previous week but played his role. Efficiency down a little. 5
QF Geel A number of opponents linking through midfield went to Selwood after half time. 5
SF -
PF Port Had important role on Boak and a wrecking ball in packs. Both were good. 7
GF Syd Started as Hannebery’s tagger but ended creating a menace with three goals. 8

2013 Season

1 PM Burrowed in and gave a super contest all day. -
2 VFL Started well and gave some dive off a wing. Tired late. -
3 VFL Worked into the game and defensive pressure was top notch. -
4 VFL Best for the Hawks. Impressive performance. -
5 VFL Had a run with role until a heavy knock saw him leave the ground. -
6 VFL Strong contributor in midfield. Bored in all day. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Put his head over the ball all day and lead by example. -
9 VFL Caught the eye with his bursts from congestion. Improved player. -
10 Didn’t play for Box Hill.
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Burrowed in. Wasn’t afraid to throw himself at the footy. -
13 VFL Ran with Gysberts and did a fair job. Developing well. -
14 Senior emergency.
15 VFL Worked hard in close and laid eight quality tackles. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 WB First game, played half forward, tagged Murphy and Griffin for a bit. 4
18 VFL Did well in close at the stoppages and showed quick hands. -
19 VFL Impressed with his defensive pursuits – 10 tackles and six clearances. -
20 VFL Used his speed on the outside to advantage. -
21 VFL Good with 23 disposals, eight clearances and five tackles. -
22 Rested.
23 VFL Rode out a heavy knock to be a key contributor in the second half. -
QF
SF VFL Booted two early goals and helped set the tone. 24 disposals, two goals. -
PF VFL Had 21 possessions to be a good contributor in Grand Final win. -
GF

2012 Season

2 VFL Held his own down back. -
3 VFL Defended well before leaving the ground with a cork. -
4 VFL Tried hard but wasn’t his best game. -
6 VFL Did a few nice things but was a bit quiet. -
7 VFL Struggled to have an impact. -
8 VFL Injured his shoulder. -
20 VFL In and out of the game on VFL return. -
22 VFL Just 13 possessions but tackled hard. -
23 VFL Played his role in the back half for the Hawks. -
QF VFL Strong effort as part of the back six. -