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The year so far...

hawthornfc.com.au  June 5, 2018 12:53 PM

The Moments: Thriller in Tassie Relive the big moments of the Round 11 win over Port in Launceston.

Can you believe we're already half way through the season? Mind-boggling, I know.

In case you blinked and missed any of Hawthorn’s 11 games to start their 2018 campaign, we’ve got you.

Here’s all the key stats, facts, results and pivotal moments from Round 1 up until this week’s bye.

Read: Rough brings up the Tassie ton

Here we go…

● Hawthorn's win-loss record for 2018: W W L W L W W L L L W.

● Tom Mitchell broke the AFL disposal record with a whopping 54 touches in Round 1, helping to defeat the Magpies by 34 points.

● We witnessed another classic Easter Monday clash as the Hawks held off the Cats by a single point, in what will go down as one of the games of the season.

● The Hawks have unveiled three debutants this year, starting with senior rookie David Mirra in Round 4. James Worpel (Round 6) was next, followed by Mitch Lewis (Round 9).

● Isaac Smith was nominated for Goal of the Year for this cracking running goal against the Saints.

● Jarryd Roughead followed the week after with a nomination of his own, for this absolute pearler from the pocket.

● Luke Breust booted at least three goals in five of the opening six rounds of the season. He currently sits ninth in the race for the Coleman Medal. 

● We saw another classic finish between the Hawks and the Swans in the beyondblue Cup, but this one didn’t fall our way. Seven goals from Swans Rookie Ben Ronke helped the Bloods finish the job by eight points.

● We travelled to Brisbane to meet Hodgey for the first time and Fages for the second, and unfortunately they had our number. Six changes ahead of the clash proved too many, as the Hawks went down by 56-points to the bottom-of-the-table Lions.

● With Nat Fyfe set to be rubbed out for striking, Tom Mitchell is currently leading the race for the 2018 Brownlow. He is averaging 34 disposals a game.

Read: Mitchell the new Charlie favourite

● James Sicily is enjoying a career best season. The youngster plays on the edge, and has suspended for two separate incidents already this year, but is a pillar of consistency in Hawthorn's defence. He is currently averaging a career high 24 diposals

● Shaun Burgoyne's 107 consecutive games streak ended when he injured his hamstring in Round 2 and missed the following three matches. 

● 32 of Hawthorn's 45 listed players have played a senior game in 2018. 

● Hawthorn's match against Port Adelaide set a new AFL record for the most 50m penalties handed out in one game. Free kicks resulted in over half a kilometre of penalties (550m to be exact) in Saturday's clash.

Read: Five talking points- Hawthorn v Port Adelaide

● Liam Shiels has reclaimed his title as Hawthorn's tackling king, having laid 73 tackles in his 10 matches (the equal eighth most in the league, despite having missed a match). Tom Mitchell follows, with 64 tackles from 11 games.

● Ben Stratton is Hawthorn's efficiency king in 2018, going at a rate of 83 per cent.

● Jarryd Roughead leads the Hawks in contested marks with 17, the 10th most in the league.

● Four Hawks have celebrated milestone matches this year, with James Sicily playing his 50th game in Round 8, and Jack Gunston (Round 1), Paul Puopolo (Round 2) and Ben Stratton (Round 4) all notching up 150.

● James Sicily is leading the Hawks in the trendy stat of 'metres gained', averaging almost exactly 500m a match to sit fifth in the league. He is also soaring in the intercept possessions department, averaging 9.6 to place third behind just Richmond's Alex Rance and Adelaide's Rory Laird (both 2017 All Australians).

● Tom Mitchell is leading the way for average disposals (34), and clearances (8.6).

● Hawthorn is sitting in 10th place on the AFL ladder, with six wins, five losses and a percentage of 104.8, with just three percent separating us and the top 10.