2007 Hawthorn Football Club season

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Hawthorn Football Club
2007 season
President Jeff Kennett
Coach Alastair Clarkson
Captain(s) Sam Mitchell
Home ground MCG
Pre-season competition Quarter final
AFL season 5th
Finals series Semi final
Best and Fairest Brad Sewell
Leading goalkicker Lance Franklin (73)

2006 Draft[edit]

Pick Player Original Club
6 Mitchell Thorp Tassie Mariners
24 Brent Renouf Southport
33 Jarryd Morton Claremont
40F/S Josh P. Kennedy Sandringham Dragons
56 Garry Moss East Perth



Preseason Cup[edit]

Round Opposition team Venue Result Game summary
1 Melbourne Telstra Dome
Win
The Hawks won 3.11.17 (110) to Melbourne 2.9.14 (86)
QF Carlton Aurora Stadium
Loss
The Hawks preseason came to close when Carlton outplayed them by 1.9.12 (75) to 2.7.8 (68)

Premiership Season[edit]

Round Opposition team Venue Result Game summary Ladder position
1 Brisbane Lions Gabba
Loss
The Hawks played a style of game described as wasteful and over possessive. Lions by 25 points - 9.15.69 to 6.8.44 [1] 16th
2 Melbourne Demons MCG
Win
On Easter Monday, Hawthorn defeated Melbourne. Following the match, Luke Hodge signed a two-year deal with the Hawks. Hawks by 22 points - 17.14.116 to 14.10.94 8th
3 Kangaroos Telstra Dome
Win
Hawthorn defeated the Kangaroos. The Kangaroos led by 10 points at half time, before Hawthorn controlled the second half, leading by as much as five goals. Hawks by 21 points - 13.13.91 to 10.10.70 8th
4 Geelong Cats Aurora Stadium
Win
In windy and scrappy conditions, Hawthorn came from behind to defeat Geelong, after the Cats led at every break. Hawks by 4 points - 10.16.76 to 9.18.72 5th
5 Western Bulldogs MCG
Loss
Hawthorn trailed by as much by 38 points, before a small comeback fell short. Bulldogs by 17 points - 16.14.110 to 13.15.93 8th
6 Essendon Bombers MCG
Win
Lance Franklin kicked 9 goals in Hawthorn's defeat of Essendon, the first Hawthorn player to kick nine goals since Jason Dunstall in 1996. Hawks by 35 points - 20.11.131 to 15.6.96 5th
7 Fremantle Dockers Subiaco
Loss
Hawthorn led by 28 points early in the second quarter before Fremantle fought back into the game. Hawthorn still led at the 11 minute mark of the final term, but Fremantle overran them. Dockers by 15 points - 14.12.96 to 11.14.80 8th
8 St Kilda Saints MCG
Win
Both clubs were accused of flooding and playing a poor standard of football, and only seven goals were kicked between the teams in the first three quarters. Hawthorn dominated in the last quarter. Hawks by 28 points - 10.12.72 to 6.8.44 5th
9 West Coast Eagles Aurora Stadium
Win
Hawks by 35 points - 15.9.99 to 8.16.64 4th
10 Port Adelaide Power AAMI Stadium
Win
After a slow start, Hawthorn went on to win by 34 points - 17.7.109 to 10.15.75 3rd
11 Sydney Swans MCG
Loss
Peter Everitt's first game against Hawthorn. Lance Franklin kicked six of Hawthorn's nine goals.

Swans by 9 points - 11.9.75 to 9.12.66

3rd
12 Carlton Blues Telstra Dome
Win
Hawthorn was strong all night against Carlton beating them by 100 points, Hawthorn's largest winning margin since 1992. Roughhead kicked 5 goals and Hodge kicked 4. 27.18.180 to 12.8.80 2nd
13 Collingwood Magpies Telstra Dome
Win
Hawthorn held onto a narrow lead all day, aided by their own goalkicking accuracy and Collingwood's lack of it. Collingwood took the lead at the 17 minute mark of the final quarter, late goals to Osborne and Roughead saw Hawthorn win by 8 points - 15.5.95 to 12.15.87 2nd
14 Adelaide Crows AAMI Stadium
Loss
Hawthorn scored only 4.7 (31), their lowest score since 1975. Crows by 71 points - 15.12.102 to 4.7.31 3rd
15 Richmond Tigers MCG
Win
After trailing early in the match, the Hawks won comfortably. Jarryd Roughead kicked five, Lance Franklin four. Hawks by 53 points - 19.15.129 to 11.10.76 2nd
16 St Kilda Saints Telstra Dome
Loss
Saints by 17 points - 14.11.95 to 11.12.78 3rd
17 Kangaroos Aurora Stadium
Loss
Kangaroos by 37 points - 16.12.108 to 10.11.71 5th
18 Essendon Bombers MCG
Win
Hawthorn comfortably defeated Essendon, in doing so reclaiming a spot in the top four. Franklin kicked four goals. Hawks by 63 points - 17.17.119 to 7.14.56 3rd
19 Brisbane Lions MCG
Win
Hawthorn clinched a finals position for the first time since 2001. Hawks by 24 points - 17.13.115 to 13.13.91 2nd
20 Port Adelaide Power Aurora Stadium
Loss
Hawthorn suffered a narrow loss, with a goal to Port Adelaide in the final seconds of the match putting Port Adelaide in front after Hawthorn had held a narrow lead through most of the final term. Power by 5 points - 12.15.87 to 12.10.82 4th
21 Western Bulldogs Telstra Dome
Win
Hawthorn came back from a five goal deficit to win comfortably in what ended up being a 115 point turnaround. Luke Hodge recorded 34 possessions and 6 goals. Hawks by 84 points - 22.19.151 to 10.7.67 4th
22 Sydney Swans SCG
Loss
Hawthorn was comfortably beaten by the struggling Sydney Swans, trailing 14 goals to 3 at half time. The loss saw Hawthorn drop out of the top four. Swans by 72 points - 22.9.141 to 10.9.69 5th
EF1 Adelaide Crows Telstra Dome
Win
Hawthorn narrowly won its first finals match since 2001. Adelaide pulled away a few times in the match, but the Hawks were able to close the gap on multiple occasions. Lance Franklin kicked seven goals, including the winning goal with seven seconds remaining in the match. Hawks by 3 points - 15.15.105 to 15.12.102
SF1 Kangaroos MCG
Loss
Hawthorn was unimpressive in its semi-final loss against the Kangaroos, with a comparatively high error rate. It was the last game for veterans Joel Smith, Ben Dixon and Vandenberg. Kangaroos by 33 points. 14.9.93 to 8.12.60.

Ladder[edit]

2007 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2542 1664 152.76 72
2 Port Adelaide 22 15 7 0 2314 2038 113.54 60
3 West Coast 22 15 7 0 2162 1935 111.73 60
4 Kangaroos 22 14 8 0 2183 1998 109.26 56
5 Hawthorn 22 13 9 0 2097 1855 113.05 52
6 Collingwood 22 13 9 0 2011 1992 100.95 52
7 Sydney 22 12 9 1 2031 1698 119.61 50
8 Adelaide 22 12 10 0 1881 1712 109.87 48
9 St Kilda 22 11 10 1 1874 1941 96.55 46
10 Brisbane Lions 22 9 11 2 1986 1885 105.36 40
11 Fremantle 22 10 12 0 2254 2198 102.55 40
12 Essendon 22 10 12 0 2184 2394 91.23 40
13 Western Bulldogs 22 9 12 1 2111 2469 85.50 38
14 Melbourne 22 5 17 0 1890 2418 78.16 20
15 Carlton 22 4 18 0 2167 2911 74.44 16
16 Richmond 22 3 18 1 1958 2537 77.18 14
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

References[edit]

  1. ^ AAP, AAP (2007-04-02). "Hawthorn 'shellshocked' against Lions". SMH.