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2014 Review: Matthew Suckling

Returning from a serious knee injury is no easy feat but Matthew Suckling did just that and with conviction in season 2014.

4:45pm  Nov 5, 2014

Premiership leaves Suckling speechless

IT CAME a year after he watched his teammates salute as premiers in 2013 but popular Hawk Matthew Suckling finally achieved his childhood dream to play in a premiership.

11:30am  Oct 3, 2014

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Matthew
Suckling

Height
187 cm
DOB
25-07-1988
Weight
86 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
23
Career
77
Goals
2014
12
Career
36
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1765
Avg
77
MatthewSuckling

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs:
Clubs:
Debut: AFL 2009
Recruited from: Wagga Tigers (NSW)
Brownlow Votes: -

After playing every game in 2012, Suckling failed to reach the starting line in 2013, rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the NAB Cup. The piercing left-footer spent the year rehabilitating the injury and should be set for a comeback early in 2014. When fit, Suckling is an attacking weapon for the Hawks from half-back and his expected return will offset the loss of the retired Brent Guerra.

Draft history:
2007 Rookie Draft selection (Hawthorn) No. 22; 2009 Rookie Draft selection (Hawthorn) No. 79; 2009 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Hawthorn) selection No. 70.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 13.3
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 20.8
    • Marks 4.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.4
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 76.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 St Kilda Rd 7
Handballs 12 Collingwood Rd 14
Disposals 31 St Kilda Rd 7
Marks 12 St Kilda Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 North Melbourne Rd 16
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 120 St Kilda Rd 7

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 91 14 4 18 8 0 0 1 2 1 0 85
2 Essendon W 86 - 90 12 6 18 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 67
3 Fremantle W 137 - 79 21 9 30 8 0 0 1 2 1 1 117
4 Gold Coast Suns W 49 - 148 18 12 30 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 106
5 Geelong Cats L 106 - 87 12 7 19 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 60
6 Richmond W 52 - 118 13 9 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
7 St Kilda W 175 - 30 24 7 31 12 0 0 1 0 0 1 120
8 Sydney Swans L 107 - 88 9 5 14 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 57
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 86 17 11 28 8 0 1 1 4 0 1 112
11 GWS Giants W 94 - 87 14 7 21 7 0 3 1 3 0 0 89
12 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 9 12 21 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 70
13 Carlton W 90 - 118 14 6 20 5 0 2 0 0 2 1 84
14 Collingwood W 115 - 86 9 12 21 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 69
15 Gold Coast Suns W 116 - 63 8 6 14 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 65
16 North Melbourne L 108 - 88 12 8 20 2 0 1 2 4 0 0 69
17 Adelaide Crows W 92 - 104 17 9 26 6 0 0 1 0 0 1 85
18 Sydney Swans W 104 - 94 14 5 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
19 Western Bulldogs W 107 - 45 22 6 28 3 0 0 2 2 0 2 91
20 Melbourne W 115 - 65 13 11 24 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 78
21 Fremantle L 110 - 91 5 6 11 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 35
22 Geelong Cats W 94 - 71 3 3 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 18
23 Collingwood W 56 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
FW1 Geelong Cats W 104 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Port Adelaide W 97 - 94 14 6 20 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 75
GF Sydney Swans W 74 - 137 12 6 18 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 71
TOTAL W: 20 - L: 5 306 173 479 113 0 8 18 32 12 8 1765

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 77
    • Kicks 13.4
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 20.1
    • Marks 5.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 77.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 St Kilda Rd 7, 2014
Handballs 14 Sydney Swans Rd 5, 2012
Disposals 35 GWS Giants Rd 15, 2012
Marks 15 Western Bulldogs Rd 10, 2011
Hit-outs 1 Fremantle Rd 8, 2012
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2012
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 18, 2012
AFL Fantasy 141 Melbourne Rd 2, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Hawthorn 306 173 479 113 0 8 18 32 12 8 1765
2013 Hawthorn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Hawthorn 333 166 499 140 2 13 10 40 16 11 2003
2011 Hawthorn 351 140 491 138 0 9 19 45 8 11 1938
2010 Hawthorn 42 31 73 16 0 1 2 6 0 1 256
2009 Hawthorn 5 9 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 36

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 54 games, 24 goals