Matt DE BOER

#24   GWS Giants

Age: 28yr 9mth Games: 154 Born: Mar 10, 1990
Height: 189cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Hamstring injury will keep the former Docker out of Round 1. Long odds to get a game unless mass resting of stars.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Hamstring.
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 NEAFL Back from injury and was a handy contributor in UWS's loss to Canberra. -
5 NEAFL Worked super hard in midfield to end with 28 possessions and six tackles. -
6 NEAFL Bye. -
7 NEAFL Knocked up winning the footy in midfield with 41 possessions, nine clearances and 10 tackles. Brave. -
8 NEAFL Immense effort. 36 possessions, eight clearances and seven tackles. Tried hard. -
9 Rich Kicked an important goal in final term and worked hard through midfield and attack. Handy enough. 6
10 WCE Laid six tackles. That’s what he does. 4
11 Ess Kicked a controversial goal on three-quarter-time bell. Provided some pressure in front half. 5
12 Carl Former Docker kicked a goal and his target 17 times from 17 disposals. Only gained 66 metres. 5
13 Bye.
14 Bris Never troubled by Rich and yet never took full advantage of it either. 5
15 Geel Played defensive role on Tuohy and did that well in terms if limiting the Cats ability to break away from half back. 6
16 Haw Let’s be honest if GWS didn’t have so many blokes out he wouldn’t be playing. But that’s why they recruited him. 4
17 Syd Incidental forearm from Nic Newman draw blood from inside the ear and failed a concussion test. 1
18 Senior emergency.
19 Frem Becoming a really useful utility. Played times forward and back, and filled whichever role Leon Cameron needed him in. 5
20 Melb Played his part at half forward in defensive role. Nothing pretty about him. 5
21 WB Hard working defensive forward ended with two goals which was a handy return. 5
22 WCE Minimal impact in his 150th. Just the 11 touches. 3
23 -
QF Adel Competed hard in the forward half and was a long way from the Giants worst. Good third quarter goal. 6
SF WCE Played at half forward and tried to halt Yeo’s influence. Played role well and got on the scoreboard. 5
PF Rich Defensive half forward ended with 17 possessions. Two inside-50s and seven tackles. 5

2016 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WAFL Strong showing in tough conditions with 34 touches, six tackles. -
2 Senior emergency.
3 WCE Played in the ruck for a period. Didn’t do much beyond that. 3
4 WAFL Bye. -
5 WAFL Found himself back in WAFL again and had 36 disposals, nine tackles. -
6 WAFL Good in midfield with 24 touches, 10 tackles, two goals. -
7 Senior emergency.
8 WAFL Big game in midfield with 39 disposals, eight tackles, one goal. -
9 Senior emergency.
10 StK Had a strong last quarter but otherwise not noticeable. 5
11 WAFL Dominated on the ball with 36 touches, eight tackles. -
12 WAFL Bye. -
13 WAFL Quieter game in midfield with 17 possessions. -
14 Knee.
15 Knee.
16 WAFL Battled hard in midfield for 24 disposals, six tackles. -
17 WAFL Conditions suited him and he delivered 29 possessions, 12 tackles. -
18 WAFL Strong again in the midfield with 24 possessions, eight tackles and a goal. -
19 Syd Set the tone with his tackling. Did the grunt work. 5
20 WAFL Best on ground performance with 39 disposals, six marks, three tackles. -
21 WAFL Bye. -
22 WAFL Worked tirelessly once more for 33 touches, seven tackles. -
23 WB Reminded people he can still play. Kicked a goal from 20 touches. 6

2015 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Port The sub. Came on in the final term and laid five tackles. 2
2 Geel Sub. By time he got on the result was decided. Four disposals. 1
3 WCE Worked hard until being subbed off with game in hand in final term. 5
4 Syd Laid six tackles so his physicality was important. 5
5 Melb Sub. On early to replace Walters. Not a huge game but did enough. 4
6 Ess The sub. Came on half way through the final term. 1
7 Senior emergency.
8 WAFL Bye. -
9 WAFL Dropped back to get full game and played well for 27 disposals, 10 tackles. -
10 WAFL Hard working performance with 28 disposals and 14 tackles. -
11 WAFL Outstanding on the ball with 33 possessions, seven tackles. -
12 WAFL Bye. -
13 Coll Used as defensive midfielder but battled to impact either way. Efficiency down. 4
14 Bris Sub. On for Taberner and got hands dirty. 2
15 Haw Unable to keep ball in Dockers forward 50 and gave away four free kicks. 4
16 Carl Started as a midfielder, then went forward to provide pressure. Six tackles. 5
17 Rich Sub. Three of his five touches were clangers. 1
18 GWS Competed hard and was strong in congestion. 5
19 StK Caused pressure as a defensive forward. 6
20 WCE Tackled well but poor kicking was costly, especially one shot for goal. 4
21 NM Sub on at three-quarter time and threw himself into packs. 1
22 Melb Kicked two goals and laid eight tackles. Doing his job. 6
23 Port Started strongly but fizzled out. 6
QF Syd Unobtrusive effort netted three inside-50s and some handy work in close. 6
PF Haw Picked up Mitchell initially. Couldn’t quell star Hawk. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Coll Started on bench but soon on ground in hard toiling role. 5
2 GCS High work-rate was valuable in demanding conditions. 6
3 Haw Battled along with determination but to little avail. 6
4 Ess Worked hard defensively at half forward to keep the ball in Dockers 50. 7
5 Syd A nice fourth quarter goal, but really didn't do enough. 5
6 NM Tagged Atley at half forward and wasn’t able to have normal negating impact. Subbed. 4
7 WCE Ran very hard around the ground winning uncontested possessions. 7
8 Port Kicked a goal and threw himself in. An improved performance. 6
9 Geel Sub. By time he got on game was pretty much over but provided run. 3
11 Knee.
12 Knee.
13 Knee.
14 Knee.
15 WAFL Solid with 20 disposals but laid just three tackles and had little influence. -
16 WAFL Second straight WAFL game with 23 disposals, six tackles. -
17 WAFL Outstanding with 31 possessions, 10 tackles. -
18 StK Sub came on in third term and showed some energy. 3
19 Carl Sub. On early when Pavlich off but did little of note. 1
20 Geel Struggled on Mackie then went to Selwood in final term and did pretty well. 5
21 WAFL Quiet with just 12 touches in limited game time. -
22 Bris Looked to have several roles including minding McGrath and playing forward. 6
23 WAFL Strong performance with 35 possessions, seven marks. -
QF -
SF Port Sub. On in the third term and won the ball with ease. Great effort. 4
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 WCE Assigned to Hurn as a defensive forward and was able to limit his effectiveness. 6
2 WB Defensive half forward on Goodes for lots of game and handy in that role. 6
3 Ess Ran with Watson and did a great job apart from the third term. 6
4 Haw Quiet game but attacked the ball hard. 4
5 Rich Played as a defensive forward. 5
6 GCS Disposal efficiency was not good, undoing his efforts. 4
7 Coll Given task of shadowing D. Thomas and found it tough to restrict his impact. 4
8 Syd Tackled in his usual style and also found the football in an influential display. 6
9 Melb Started across half forward and played his role rather well. 6
10 Adel Started on Sloane before given the task to find his own footy. 5
12 Bris Negating forward role on Rich and made a couple of howlers. 3
13 NM Worked hard and constantly applied forward pressure. 6
14 Geel Swamped in the midfield but kept trying. Didn’t have a real impact. 4
15 StK Worked hard all day. 5
16 WCE On Smith and their games cancelled each other out. 4
17 Rich Tried to shadow Houli as a defensive forward. Kicked a goal and was fair. 5
18 Adel Tried to follow Henderson in a defensive role, but the Crow got the better of him. 5
19 Carl Responsible for Scotland at times and was OK, but the Blue had plenty of footy. 5
20 GWS Won 10 contested possessions and kicked a goal to play his part. 6
21 Melb Played as a defensive forward once again and did it fairly well. Five clearances. 6
22 Port Applied plenty of forward pressure with 11 tackles. 5
23 StK Tagged Armitage and did a good job. 6
QF Geel Foot solider who played his part without setting world on fire. 5
SF
PF Syd Failed to register a kick – had seven handballs before being subbed off in the third. 2
GF Haw What he did had some polish, there just wasn’t enough of it. 5

2012 Season

Played for : Fremantle

1 Geel Contested strongly all night and also kicked a goal. 6
2 Syd Helped revive the Dockers in the third quarter and finished strongly. 6
3 Bris Off target in front of goal but took two strong marks. 5
4 StK Had a lot of touches and marked well. 6
5 Carl Busy early, but wasn’t a major influence 4
6 GCS Kicked three goals from limited opportunities. 6
7 Port Worked hard and kicked a goal but wasn’t a stand out. 4
8 Haw Performed his role on Burgoyne. 6
9 WCE Laid nine tackles. His effort couldn’t be questioned. 6
10 Adel Moved into the midfield and gave the team the vigour it needed. 8
11 Rich Great effort – 23 effective disposals, a goal and three inside-50s. 8
13 Ess Won 10 clearances and 17 contested possessions. Loves it tough. 7
14 Coll Tried hard but got caught at times. Didn’t have an inside-50. 5
15 WB Not as effective as in recent weeks. Still had 22 possessions though. 6
16 Melb Workrate solid enough (x tackles) to add something to the cause. 5
17 GWS Tough. Laid seven tackles and won some key contests. 7
18 Port Part of the midfield rotations but needs to win more of the football. 5
19 WCE Had the forward tag on Hurn and shut him down. 8
20 Adel Had six clearances; four inside 50s and kicked a goal. 7
21 Rich Laid tackles, kicked goals and had five inside 50s. Solid game. 7
22 NM Nuggety type who did well in pressure situations. 6
EF Geel Up forward on J. Hunt and played counter-attack role. 6
SF Adel Defensive forward against Reilly. Worked hard but the Crow was influential. 5