Andrew Manning

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Andrew Manning
Personal information
Full name Andrew Manning
Date of birth (1966-11-23) 23 November 1966 (age 51)
Original team(s) Daylesford
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1988 St Kilda 31 (23)
1989–1991 Essendon 25 (20)
Total 56 (43)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Andrew Manning (born 23 November 1966) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda and Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Career

Manning, recruited from Daylesford as a half forward flanker, made his league debut in the 1985 VFL season. The 18-year-old appeared in 19 of a possible 22 games that year, but struggled in subsequent seasons with fitness problems.[1][2] He played just twice in 1987 and after adding just one further game to his tally in 1988 was dropped from St Kilda's list mid-season.[1][3]

He joined Essendon for the 1989 season but didn't make his debut until round 18.[1] His second and third appearances for Essendon were a semi and preliminary final.[1] He featured prominently in the semi final loss to Hawthorn, with 18 disposals and goal, as well as being struck by Peter Schwab, an action which cost the future Hawthorn coach a spot in a premiership team.[4] In 1990 he became a regular fixture in the Essendon team and averaged 16 disposals a game.[1] He had just eight disposals in Essendon's preliminary final win over the West Coast Eagles and lost his place in the side for the grand final, to Peter Somerville.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f AFL Tables: Andrew Manning
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.
  3. ^ The Age,"Bomber chief quits as Windy Hill woes go deeper", 28 October 1988, p. 30
  4. ^ "Manning, Andrew". Essendon Football Club official website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
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