Will LANGFORD

#29   Hawthorn

Age: 27yr 4mth Games: 66 Born: Jul 03, 2021
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.