Matt DE BOER

#24   GWS Giants

Age: 29yr 8mth Games: 154 Born: Mar 10, 2021
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