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Spangher hopeful of finals action

Matt Spangher still believes he has a role to play in the Hawks' finals campaign, despite last lining up at AFL level in round 17.

3:30pm  Sep 2, 2015

Successful return for Spangher

Matt Spangher made a successful AFL return in Hawthorn's Round 14 win against Collingwood.

12:22pm  Jul 7, 2015

Bupa Recovery Report: Birchall, Spangher in Round 1 mix

Grant Birchall and Matt Spangher could face Geelong on Easter Monday despite missing Hawthorn’s NAB Challenge campaign through injury.

4:45pm  Mar 31, 2015

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Matt
Spangher

Height
195 cm
DOB
23-04-1987
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
4
Career
55
Goals
2015
0
Career
13
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
195
Avg
49
MattSpangher

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs:
Clubs: West Coast Eagles
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: West Coast Eagles
Brownlow Votes: -

Introduction

Has there ever been a more popular Hawthorn premiership player? The journeyman key-position player narrowly missed out on flags with West Coast (2006), Sydney (2012) and Hawthorn (2013) before last year’s breakthrough. Found his niche with his intercept marking and defensive acts and as part of the deep forward line rotation. What you get every week from Spangher is maximum effort and he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension and best clubman award.

Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft 2nd round selection (West Coast) No. 34 overall; 2010 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Sydney) No. 73 overall; 2012 NAB AFL Draft traded by Sydney for No. 64 (Matthew Dick).

Coaches' Call

2011 was… initially really disappointing for him because he came into a new club and wanted to impress and certainly did everything right early on but then just broke down with injury and missed a big chunk of the year and pre-season. From that disappointment came some really positive signs later in the year, he came in and played a role really well in the forward line which he probably didn’t expect coming across from West Coast. He showed he can play that role really well.

His pre-season he has been… flying until he tore his hamstring. He’s back in rehab but hopefully it all goes smoothly. One thing from last year, he’s shown that with a setback he can come back and play well.

In 2012 we want to see… that he knocks this injury on the head and gets a bit of game time in and can come in and play another role for us and improve on what he did last year because he’s certainly capable of that.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 11.2
    • Marks 5.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.5
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.7

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Fremantle Rd 15
Handballs 5 Collingwood Rd 14
Disposals 17 Fremantle Rd 15
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 15
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 1 Carlton Rd 17
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 74 Fremantle Rd 15

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats W 123 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide L 99 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 St Kilda W 69 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 114 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Essendon W 114 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Collingwood W 91 - 101 6 5 11 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 44
15 Fremantle W 115 - 43 13 4 17 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
16 Sydney Swans W 57 - 146 6 4 10 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 36
17 Carlton W 35 - 173 5 2 7 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 41
18 Richmond L 53 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles W 74 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 121 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide L 86 - 108 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions W 134 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 6 30 15 45 23 0 1 1 2 0 0 195

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 55
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.8
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.0
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 53.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2014
Handballs 11 Richmond Rd 22, 2009
Disposals 24 Richmond Rd 22, 2009
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 12, 2014
Hit-outs 5 Sydney Swans Rd 23, 2013
Tackles 6 Richmond Rd 22, 2009
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 24, 2011
AFL Fantasy 117 Richmond Rd 22, 2009

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Hawthorn 30 15 45 23 0 1 1 2 0 0 195
2014 Hawthorn 132 76 208 72 0 18 17 33 0 2 865
2013 Hawthorn 32 22 54 19 6 8 3 9 2 4 254
2012 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Sydney Swans 46 15 61 22 1 8 6 13 8 6 331
2010 West Coast Eagles 67 36 103 27 2 11 11 19 0 1 411
2009 West Coast Eagles 74 79 153 41 3 11 11 25 2 1 597
2008 West Coast Eagles 39 22 61 24 0 5 4 8 1 2 266

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