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Grand Final pain makes win sweeter for Spangher

HAVING been overlooked by the Sydney Swans in 2012, Saturday's premiership success was sweet revenge for Hawthorn cult hero Matt Spangher.

9:56am  Sep 28, 2014

Spangher not dreaming just yet

MATT Spangher isn’t yet allowing himself to dream of the possibilities next week might hold, with his focus firmly on Saturday’s Preliminary Final.

4:23pm  Sep 19, 2014

I'm home: Spangher re-signs

Matt Spangher says he's found a home at Hawthorn as he re-signs for a further two years.

4:30pm  Sep 11, 2014

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3:00pm  Oct 3, 2014

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4:17pm  Sep 28, 2014

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Matt
Spangher

Height
195 cm
DOB
23-04-1987
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
15
Career
51
Goals
2014
0
Career
13
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
865
Avg
58
MattSpangher

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Introduction

A bouncy, enthusiastic footballer who gives his all at every contest, Spangher was recruited from the Sydney Swans at the end of 2012 to add key-position depth at both ends, and performed that role perfectly in his first year at the Hawks. Solid all season at VFL level, he played four senior games, the last in the qualifying final win over his old team. He then played an excellent game in Box Hill’s VFL Grand Final win. Has achieved cult hero status among the brown and gold faithful.


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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 15
    • Kicks 8.8
    • Handballs 5.1
    • Disposals 13.9
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.2
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 57.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Handballs 9 Sydney Swans GF
Disposals 22 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 12
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Collingwood Rd 14
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 101 West Coast Eagles Rd 12

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Essendon W 86 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Fremantle W 137 - 79 9 5 14 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 55
4 Gold Coast Suns W 49 - 148 7 3 10 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 37
5 Geelong Cats L 106 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Richmond W 52 - 118 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda W 175 - 30 - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Sydney Swans L 107 - 88 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 86 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 GWS Giants W 94 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 14 8 22 10 0 1 0 3 0 0 101
13 Carlton W 90 - 118 11 6 17 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 63
14 Collingwood W 115 - 86 13 6 19 7 0 3 2 5 0 0 89
15 Gold Coast Suns W 116 - 63 10 5 15 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 54
16 North Melbourne L 108 - 88 11 2 13 6 0 2 1 2 0 0 62
17 Adelaide Crows W 92 - 104 8 4 12 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 61
18 Sydney Swans W 104 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Western Bulldogs W 107 - 45 7 7 14 7 0 1 3 4 0 0 64
20 Melbourne W 115 - 65 5 7 12 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 51
21 Fremantle L 110 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Geelong Cats W 94 - 71 3 3 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 23
23 Collingwood W 56 - 121 11 4 15 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 62
FW1 Geelong Cats W 104 - 68 11 2 13 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 65
PF Port Adelaide W 97 - 94 6 5 11 3 0 0 5 2 0 0 30
GF Sydney Swans W 74 - 137 6 9 15 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 48
TOTAL W: 20 - L: 5 132 76 208 72 0 18 17 33 0 2 865

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 51
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.9
    • Disposals 12.5
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.1
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 53.4

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
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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