Matt SPANGHER

#27  

Age: 31yr 9mth Games: 56 Born: Apr 23, 1987
Height: 195cm Weight: 93kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   Put behind the eight-ball early in 2015 with a hamstring problem then had four games in the firsts before another hammy strain. Slight calf strain a couple of weeks ago and has been closely monitored because of that soft tissue history. Has chance to grab Lake’s old spot.

2016 NAB Cup:   Has had another calf issue that saw him on a modified program. A handy back-up who is close to resuming full training, but a while away. yet.s.

2016 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Calf.
2 Calf.
3 Calf.
4 Calf.
5 VFL Managed through the game then sat out the final stages. -
6 VFL Plenty of one-percenters in the back half. Nine possessions too. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Used in back half and was fair. Not banging selection door down though. -
9 VFL Covered well in back half at times but wasn’t the influential force has can be. -
10 Bris Injured hamstring in the early stages of the first term and took no further part. 0
11 Hamstring.
13 Hamstring.
14 Hamstring.
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 VFL Finally returned from hamstring injury and was rusty. -
23 VFL Ran out in development league then very good in back half in seniors. -
QF VFL Bye. -
SF -

2015 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 -
2 Calf.
3 VFL Injured hamstring in first term and took no further part. -
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring.
6 Hamstring.
7 Hamstring.
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 VFL Strong return game in defence. Didn’t miss a beat. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Controlled the air in defence. Ready to return to seniors. -
13 VFL Wasn’t beaten one-on-one but pulled up sore. -
14 Coll Started on Moore in defence and looked off the pace. Subbed out last change. 3
15 Frem Did his bit down back and got involved in a few chains from defence. 6
16 Syd How many clubs would love to have him? He’s fourth in line at Hawks. 6
17 Carl Going OK until subbed out early in game with a leg injury. 2
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Hamstring.
21 Hamstring.
22 VFL Wore a few heavy hits but was OK in back half. -
23 VFL Did his job down back and pressed for a call up. -
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL Helped keep Sandy at bay for much of day in defence. -
PF VFL Unable to get into game at all down back. -
GF -

2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Box Hill didn’t play.
2 VFL Went well until injuring his calf. -
3 Frem Handy fill-in down back and did his bit. 4
4 GCS Picked up Lynch and others but subbed off after ankle injury in third quarter. 7
5 Ankle
6 Ankle.
7 Ankle.
8 Ankle.
9 Ankle.
10 Ankle.
11 Ankle.
12 WCE Reminded everyone he can play. Took four contested marks. 7
13 Carl Did brilliantly on a variety of opponents. Unlikely to stay in team long-term. 6
14 Coll Played on a number of opponents and also as a loose behind play. Solid. 7
15 GCS Continues to play his part down back when needed. 4
16 NM Matched on Brown. Started quite well then tapered. 4
17 Adel Great dual with J Pod and came out even. 5
18 Ankle.
19 WB OK game without being exceptional. 4
20 Melb Had the resting ruck and had issues with Gawn’s height on occasions. 4
21 Calf.
22 Geel Tried to get to Taylor as a defensive forward but ended up on Rivers. No impact. 2
23 Coll Used down back on White at times and OK in that role. Does what he’s asked. 5
QF Geel Used in defence and was OK without locking down his spot entirely. 5
SF -
PF Port Went everywhere with Westhoff in straight negating role. 3
GF Syd Rags to riches story and showed courage and commitment down back. 6

2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Rested.
2 VFL Kicked two goals and presented well from half forward. -
3 VFL Presented well but Pears had his measure all day. -
4 VFL Sent back this week and did a good job. -
5 VFL Bad start in defence but looked better when moved forward. -
6 Senior emergency.
7 VFL Bye. -
8 GWS Used in backline on resting tall forwards and sometimes on Cameron. 5
9 VFL Did what was required and competed strongly all day. -
10 VFL Did what was required down back. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Best on ground for Box Hill and took the match-saving mark. -
13 VFL Continued his string form in defence. Rarely beaten. -
14 VFL Played forward and kicked three goals before a hamstring problem. -
15 Hamstring.
16 Hamstring.
17 Hamstring.
18 VFL Had the task on Galea and did a serviceable job. -
19 VFL Rarely beaten in defence and showed good composure under pressure. -
20 StK Given forward job after being a defender in AFL. Kicking for goal was poor. 4
21 Rested.
22 VFL Used up forward and was a handful with two goals and 10 marks. -
23 Syd Started in attack. Tended to rush hid disposals. 4
QF Syd Stand-in tall forward competed hard and made a contribution. 5
SF
PF VFL Played a strong game in defence opposed to Cats quality talls. -
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Sydney Swans

7 NEAFL Back from injury and got through OK. -
8 NEAFL Back from injury and got through OK. -
10 NEAFL Kicked four goals Was the dominant forward on the park. -
11 NEAFL Held goalless after a string outing last week. -
13 NEAFL Kicked four goals and competed hard in the air. -
14 NEAFL Only the one goal but presented well. -
17 NEAFL First game back and was OK without kicking a goal. -
18 NEAFL Played second fiddle to Morton, still dangerous with 3.2. -
19 NEAFL Booted two goals and tried hard. -
20 NEAFL Big third term saw him net three goals. -
21 NEAFL Chimed in with three goals in win over Brisbane. -
22 NEAFL Had a “nearly” game. Things just didn’t fall his way. -
23 NEAFL Presented well up forward. Just the one goal though. -
SF NEAFL Moved to defence and helped the Swans plug the holes. -