Stephen HILL

#32   Fremantle

Age: 29yr 6mth Games: 191 Born: May 01, 2021
Height: 183cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Second to Neale in the best and fairest was a tribute to one Docker who performed at a consistently high level on the wing.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Geel Close to Dockers best. Class stood out when he won the footy and found some space when others couldn't. 7
2 Port Tried in vain all day, didn’t have too many teammates on the same level. 6
3 WB Best on ground thanks to his inside and outside game. His 33 possessions were telling. 8
4 Melb Playmaker ran himself into the ground to gather 18 disposals. Not his best effort but goal in final term was handy. 6
5 NM Really good until he hurt his hamstring late. Had 25 possessions and kicked better than most. 7
6   Hamstring.  
7   Hamstring.  
8   Hamstring.  
9 Carl Did okay. Worked into the game. Only 16 possessions. 5
10 Adel One tackle, one centre clearance, one inside-50 and one rebound-50, not good enough when your team needs you to shine. 5
11 Coll Didn’t have an influence with his disposals. 5
12 Bris Didn’t adapt his game to the conditions. Rarely took the first option and that brought him undone a few times. 5
13   Bye.  
14 Geel Pretty quiet one given the side’s effort; 10 effective disposals not enough for a player of his class. 4
15   Calf.  
16 NM Rarely wasted a possession on a wing and through midfield. A class act. 7
17 WCE Fought through pain to have 19 disposals. Worked hard and his skill was needed. 6
18 Haw Picked up 21 possessions. Not as influential with the ball as usual. 6
19 GWS Better than his brother as he was just more impactful with it. 571 metres gained was big and also mixed in 12 contested possessions. 8
20 GCS Collected 27 disposals and kicked one goal. Returning to his best. 7
21 Syd Never stopped working in the middle all day. Was solid in the contest. 5
22 Rich One of Freo’s main contested ball winners. Tried hard. 6
23 Ess Responsible for Merrett when the Bomber got off the chain, then was shifted. 5

2016 Season

1 WB Only broke free a few times – all when the game was over. Needed to impose himself more. 4
2 GCS Worked hard but 13 of his kicks were ineffective. That’s unlike Hill. 6
3 WCE The receiver across half back but didn’t use the footy like he normally does. 5
4 NM Back to somewhere near his best form in the middle two quarters. 7
5 Carl Had plenty of the ball but wasn’t as clean as he usually is. 6
6 Adel Elite kicking skills were a treat coming from half back. 7
7 GWS His ball winning and skill helped Fremantle to fight back. 7
8 Haw Good early but off in third quarter with a groin problem. 4
9   Adductor.  
10 StK On the wing ran hard from start to finish and was one of his side’s best. 7
11 Ess His kicking gave the club great drive. 6
12 Bris Rebounded off half back with seemingly no opponent. 6
13 Port His skills weren’t as damaging as usual. 5
14 Coll No involvement early. Plenty of turnovers. 2
16 Melb Came to life in the third term when thrown into the middle. A positive to take from game. 6
17 Geel Huge game highlighted by massive final term. Six clearances, five inside-50s. 8
18 GCS Had close company in Sexton all game who nullified his influence. 5
19 Syd Won 10 clearances. If he’d won the ball in space he could have been damaging. 6
20 WCE Freo’s best because he not only won the ball, he took risks. 7
21 Adel Won 32 possessions but 14 were ineffective. 6
22 GWS Won a mountain of ball backward of centre. Not a huge impact on the game. 6
23 WB One of the team’s best players. His run was back to what everyone loves. 7

2015 Season

1 Port Tagged. Still had 17 disposals, four inside 50s and five touches in last term. 6
2 Geel Joined party to slaughter Cats’ midfield. Team high 10 inside-50s a highlight. 8
3 WCE Continued superb early season form with another three goals. 8
4 Syd Found space and ran with the ball but also had five clearances. Quality again. 7
5 Melb Solid first half and while drifted out of the game it mattered little. 6
6 Ess Not as dominant as we’ve seen this year. Melksham kept him in check. 5
7 WB A bit subdued on a wing compared with early season form but OK. 5
8 NM Damaging when he got the ball in space. 7
9 Adel Playing more as a sweeper at half back. 6
10 Rich In and out of the game early but got busier in second half. 6
11 GCS Not afforded as much space but was still damaging. 5
13 Coll Important first term helped steady side and clean play and run a highlight. 8
14 Bris Not his most influential game but had it 17 times. 5
15 Haw Cut through the congestion a couple of times but otherwise well contained. 5
16 Carl All quality. No team can afford for Hill to have nine inside 50s. 8
17 Rich The game-breaker on the outside late when Freo needed a spark. 7
18 GWS Oppositions can’t afford for Hill to have 32 possessions. He’s damaging. 8
19 StK Brilliant third quarter when he was everywhere and cut holes in Saints. 8
20 WCE Freo’s best player. Carried the ball and was good when they were bad. 8
21 NM Tailed by Gibson, but still did his bit on the wing. 6
22 Melb Under pressure when he found the footy. More of a contested game. 6
23   Rested.  
QF Syd Great game. Provided run and used the ball brilliantly. 8
PF Haw Winger lined up on his brother and was shaded overall. 5

2014 Season

1 Coll One player who had no trouble finding space early. Even more potent as night went on. 8
2 GCS Gold Coast couldn’t effectively contain him– game-high 10 inside-50s. 7
3 Haw Run made him one of better Dockers in first half. Handling not as clean as usual. 7
4 Ess Broke the game open with his run and energy. Two goals a bonus. 7
5 Syd Dangerous only in bursts, finishing with six inside 50s. 5
6 NM Got a bit of the ball, but his man had a lot of it going the other way. 5
7   Hamstring.  
8 Port Subbed off in the third term with a leg injury. Had looked dangerous. 5
9 Geel Huge first term (12 disp) set team on path to victory. Beat Hunt tag. 7
11 WB Best on ground with 24 disposals and four goals. Outstanding. 9
12 Adel Plenty of touches on wing. 6
13 Rich Early run helped set up the lead and while he faded it mattered little. 7
14 Bris Tried to make fast breaks, but not always able to. 5
15 WCE Game-breaker on a wing with three goals, including the sealer. Huge late. 8
16   Quad.  
17   Quad.  
18   Quad.  
19 Carl Hammered by Curnow. Only nine disposals in final three quarters. Struggled. 4
20 Geel Injured ankle early but returned. Handy with a goal and link play. 7
21 Haw Three telling goals in an electrifying performance. 8
22 Bris Ultra consistent and set up scoring opportunities. 7
23 Port Kept well clamped by close tagging Cornes. 3
QF Syd Couldn’t break Cunningham’s tag. 4
SF Port Tagged by Cornes and was able to break free to link between defence and attack. 7

2013 Season

1 WCE Huge third quarter helped sway momentum. 6
2 WB Speed was a factor at times through the middle without dominating. 6
3 Ess Shadowed by Hocking and disappointing most of the night. 4
4 Haw Tagged by Osborne and didn’t work hard enough to break free. 4
5 Rich Saw plenty of the ball and was a good contributor. 6
6   Quad.  
7   Quad.  
8   Quad.  
9   Quad.  
10 Adel First game from injury and showed class is permanent. 8
12 Bris Not always as incisive as he can be, but contributed. 5
13 NM Covered lots of ground early to shake Hine tag. 5
14 Geel Horrid. He’s got to learn to break tags and influence big games. 2
15 StK Jones tagged him out of game. 3
16 WCE Hard runner and constantly involved. 7
17 Rich Quiet game aside from a few spurts. Dockers needed more with stars missing. 3
18 Adel Had Mackay for company but burnt him off in a polished display. Kicking sublime. 8
19 Carl Tagged by Curnow and didn’t have big numbers but his touches cut Carlton apart. 6
20   Hamstring.  
21 Melb Dashing display on a wing and at half back. Consistently cut through Dees traffic. 7
22 Port Picked up a solid number of touches. 5
23   Hamstring.  
QF Geel Link play was good and won some hard footy. Kicked sealer after five-bounces. 7
PF Syd Found the majority of his ball on the outside – just three cont. poss. Gave good run. 6
GF Haw Ball use early not up to scratch and while he tried hard he didn’t hurt Hawks. 5

2012 Season

1 Geel Had his moments but was pretty well held by Taylor Hunt. 5
2 Syd Quiet early, but played a big role in the Dockers' second half fightback. 6
3 Bris Tagged out of the game by Raines. 4
4 StK Quiet first half when tagged by Jones. His last hour was crucial to win. 8
5 Carl Armfield went to him at start. Always dangerous with the ball in hand. 7
6 GCS First goal a ripper, copped a corkie and was of little use from there. 2
7 Port Influential when it mattered. Had six clearances and ran hard. 8
8 Haw Not a factor in first half and put on Rioli to get him into the game. 3
9 WCE Well held. Just 11 possessions. The Dockers need him to get the footy. 4
10 Adel Had 20 possessions but no damaging runs. 5
11 Rich Sent scare through camp when went off early but returned to play a key part. 7
15 WB Tagged out of the game by Picken. Just eight possessions. 3
16 Melb McKenzie tag kept his efficiency down but still had seven inside-50s. 6
17 GWS Kicked two goals and was damaging when he had the footy. 8
18 Port His run and carry is a sight to behold in full flight. 6
19 WCE Showed that quality is more important than quantity with some key touches. 6
20 Adel His usual run and carry was non-existent all afternoon. 4
21 Rich Started really well. Needed to go on with the job though. 6
22 NM Did a lot of damage early. Swallow should have tightened up on him. Tapered. 7
23 Melb His run lit up the ground and he was damaging. 7
EF Geel Shoulder and leg problems dogged him early but still won the ball. Big third. 7
SF Adel Only had a handful of touches in first half. 3