Review 31 - Ricky Henderson (2019)

Dixie Flatline

Saviour Sam
Jun 3, 2005
27,174
25,001
Leafy eastern suburbs
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Cartagena C.F., NYJ, A's
Ricky Henderson

Games: 22
Goals: 12
Yabby Medal votes: 44 (second)

Averages

Kicks: 15.1 per game
Handballs: 9.4 per game
Disposals: 24.6 per game
Marks: 7.2 per game

Milestones

Played 150th AFL game (round 21, 2019 versus GWS Giants)
Played 50th AFL game for Hawthorn (round 10, 2019 versus Port Adelaide Power)
Career high kicks (333), handballs (208), marks (159) and disposals (541) in a season
Career high kicks (27) and disposals (37) in a game (round 10, 2019 versus Port Adelaide Power)
Career high marks (12) in a game (round 23, 2019 versus West Coast Eagles)
Ranked eighth in the AFL for total marks
Ranked 14th in the AFL for total uncontested possessions
Ranked 11th in the AFL for marks per game
Ranked 13th in the AFL for uncontested possessions per game

Standout

Round 10, 2019 (versus Port Adelaide Power): Henderson had a career best 37 disposals against the Power as he was the ultimate running machine in Hawthorn's comfortable victory over the Power in Tasmania. Ten of his disposals were entries into the forward 50 zone for Hawthorn. A superb display from the veteran wingman.

Shocker

Round 16, 2019 (versus Collingwood Magpies): After Henderson's scorching hot start to the season, opponents began to pay him more attention and in particular, Collingwood did what they could to shut down Henderson's influence over the game. Although the Magpies lost the game, they succeeded in keeping Henderson quiet, with just 12 disposals for the game.

31 - Ricky Henderson (2018)
 

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Simon Crawshay

All Australian
Jun 4, 2016
826
1,875
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Amazing that Ricky has had a career best year at 31 but the stats dont lie.

Only aspect of his game that he could improve on imho is trying to get forward to kick more goals.

If he could kick 25 goals a year in 2020 that would be a big help.
 

WWSD

Premium Platinum
Sep 7, 2009
19,122
37,249
Mill Park
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Sacramento Kings
Henderson just like Smith was drafted late and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. He covers the ground exceptionally well and could play for another 2-3 years.
 

Luv_our_club

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 14, 2017
5,813
10,405
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Today I heard Xavier Ellis say that Hendo was not going to be offered a contract for 2019 and so the senior Hawthorn players intervened convincing the club he was required.

I really hope this story is a bit exaggerated. Hendo clearly merited another contract after 2018.
 

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