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De Boer ready for dogs' day

The RSPCA WA Million Paws walk is this Sunday 18 May and Matt de Boer is urging all Freo fans who have a dog to register for the walk

6:49pm  May 13, 2014

Form the reason de Boer was out: Lyon

Ross Lyon says it was Matt de Boer’s own form and the form of others that led to his initial omission

2:33pm  May 2, 2014

Pressure the priority: De Boer

Matt de Boer would love more goals, but his tackling and pressure is still first focus

6:51pm  Mar 26, 2014

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Matt
de Boer

Height
186 cm
DOB
10-03-1990
Weight
85 kg
Debut
2009
Games
2014
12
Career
113
Goals
2014
3
Career
42
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
839
Avg
70
Mattde Boer

Player Bio

AT A Galnce

Junior Clubs: Swanbourne (WA)
Clubs: Fremantle
Draft information: Rookie Draft 2008, pick 19 & National Draft 2010, pick 100 rookie promotion
Debut: Round 6 2009 v West Coast
Recruited from: Claremont
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Outlook: A brilliant defensive player, de Boer was hugely beneficial to the side in 2013, ranking number one in the AFL for forward-half tackles. His game is invaluable to Lyon’s team defence structures.

What the coach says (Peter Sumich): He’s had a great pre-season. Fit and healthy, lost two or three extra kilos, so he’s becoming more of a running player, but his physicality hasn’t suffered. So going really well

AFL Fantasy: Defensive skills don’t equate to AFL Fantasy riches, so avoid.

Season by Season

Season by Season

A typically tough and uncompromising season from one of the best pressure players in the team. De boer will look to continue improving his ball skills in 2014.

Matt de Boer enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, making a considerable impact on the side after switching to a midfield role mid-year. One of his best efforts was a 29-disposal, 13-tackle game in a win against Richmond at the MCG in round 11.

De Boer ranked thiRnd at the club per game in handballs (9.7), fifth in contested possessions (8.6) and haRnd-ball gets (4.1), and he had the most tackles with a total of 138.

The feature of de Boer’s game was his pressure acts. He led Fremantle with an average of 20.2 per game, a figure that was in the top 20 in the AFL in 2012.

Now entering his thiRnd year as a member of the leadership group, Fremantle’s two-time Best Clubman winner is a highly valued squad member, both on and off the field.

Charity partner ambassador: Starlight Children’s Foundation and RSPCA

A new addition to the Leadership group, De Boer had a solid season in 2011, playing 16 games as a defensive forward and a run-with midfielder. The Best Clubman winner always gives his all and inspires his teammates with his relentless attack on the ball and his selflessness. His ability to do the one-percenters was highlighted by his top five placing overall in tackles (84) and smothers (9) at Fremantle in 2011. While De Boer also finished fourth in score assists (17), one area of his game that he could improve is his goalkicking. When playing as a defensive forward in 2012, he must take the opportunities when they present to take himself to the next level as a player.

One of the most courageous players in the competition, De Boer inspired his teammates with his relentless chasing and tackling in 2010. He spent most of his time in the attacking half, where his pressure skills made him an invaluable asset to the team. He needs to improve his kicking for goal to really hurt the opposition but a great season from the 20-year-old nonetheless.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 12
    • Kicks 6.7
    • Handballs 9.2
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.5
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 69.9

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 4
Disposals 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 Collingwood Rd 1
Goals 1 Port Adelaide Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 107 West Coast Eagles Rd 7

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 46 - 116 9 12 21 2 0 1 1 10 0 0 95
2 Gold Coast Suns W 87 - 39 9 8 17 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 79
3 Hawthorn L 137 - 79 7 12 19 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 84
4 Essendon W 113 - 60 6 17 23 5 0 1 0 8 0 0 100
5 Sydney Swans L 92 - 75 7 6 13 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 49
6 North Melbourne L 61 - 74 2 4 6 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 39
7 West Coast Eagles W 54 - 73 12 11 23 10 0 1 0 3 1 0 107
8 Port Adelaide L 94 - 76 10 11 21 7 0 0 0 4 1 0 95
9 Geelong Cats W 96 - 64 4 9 13 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 38
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 90 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Richmond W 85 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Brisbane Lions W 105 - 22 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Melbourne W 34 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 GWS Giants W 136 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 St Kilda L 118 - 60 4 6 10 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 46
19 Carlton W 83 - 78 5 4 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 41
20 Geelong Cats L 81 - 79 6 10 16 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 66
21 Hawthorn W 110 - 91 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 6 81 110 191 38 0 6 9 66 3 1 839

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 113
    • Kicks 6.2
    • Handballs 8.5
    • Disposals 14.7
    • Marks 3.4
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 67.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Handballs 17 Essendon Rd 4, 2014
Disposals 29 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 7, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2010
Tackles 13 Richmond Rd 11, 2012
Goals 3 Gold Coast Suns Rd 6, 2012
AFL Fantasy 147 Richmond Rd 11, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Fremantle 81 110 191 38 0 6 9 66 3 1 839
2013 Fremantle 172 216 388 87 0 18 21 145 10 7 1811
2012 Fremantle 188 222 410 102 0 26 23 138 15 10 1923
2011 Fremantle 84 139 223 43 0 15 9 85 3 2 1007
2010 Fremantle 92 145 237 56 1 12 12 75 6 12 1059
2009 Fremantle 89 125 214 56 0 13 17 64 5 4 937

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

50th game: Rnd 15 2011 v Gold Coast

100th game: Prelim Final 2013 v Sydney

Awards

Club Awards

Best Clubman
2010, 2011

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?

Lee Spurr

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field? Peter Burgoyne asked the umpire who I was

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training? Aaron Sandilands 

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final? Michael Walters   

What is your coach’s favourite saying? Is that reasonable? 

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner? A tie between Luke McPharlin and Nat Fyfe

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be? Jaeger O’Meara   

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world? That you didn’t have to sleep

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job? NFL quarterback 

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose? Survivor   

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why? Zac Dawson

Who has the worst and why? Alex Silvagni, he listens to very angry music

What meal is your speciality to cook? Vegetarian lasagne

What is your favourite TV football show? I don’t have one      

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club? Lee Spurr     

Who is the worst dressed? Alex Silvagni     

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club? Garrick Ibbotson

What is your favourite way to spend a day off? Away from the club 

Who was your childhood celebrity crush? Britney Spears    

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity? Ryan Crowley      

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why? Kepler Bradley, because he has the ability to lift the boys up with his antics

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home? Matthew Pavlich

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on? Kepler Bradley   

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook? Hayden Crozier