Matthew BATE

#6  

Age: 32yr 2mth Games: 102 Born: May 24, 1987
Height: 192cm Weight: 94kg Position: FWD

2012 Digest:   Versatile utility who looked set for a switch to the Bulldogs over the offseason but that deal fell through and he has responded with a huge pre-season. A change of role will see him spend a lot more time in the midfield. Excellent so far in the practice matches.

2012 NAB Cup:   Versatile utility who looked set for a switch to the Bulldogs over the offseason but that deal fell through and he has responded with a huge pre-season. A change of role will see him spend a lot more time in the midfield. Excellent so far in the practice matches.

2012 Season

Played for : Melbourne

1 Bris Thrown into middle to start final term and had 10 touches to finish. 2
2 WCE Came on late in the third term and won a lot of the ball. Tried hard. 5
3 Rich Unable to stem the flow at all and never a factor that worried the Tigers. 3
4 WB Looked dangerous and had most disposals for side by half-time. 6
5 StK Solid game again. 6
6 Geel Kicked two goals but he has to do more and do it more consistently. 5
7 Haw Sub came on middle of third term. Only a few touches. 2
10 VFL Worked into the game well and made an impact. -
13 GWS Leg speed still an issue but won a lot of footy and had seven inside-50s. 7
14 Bris Did well in the second half after a touch-less opening term. 6
15 Rich Missed two easy goals in first half and lacked any presence in 100th game. 3
16 Frem Five disposals first half then only one (a goal) for remainder of game. 2
19 VFL The best of the listed Demons in Casey’s loss to the Blues. -
20 StK Worked solidly. 5
21 VFL Best of the Melbourne listed players with 23 touches. -
22 VFL Kicked a goal and worked hard at half forward. -
23 VFL Struggled to get into the game. -