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Andy Lovell
Lovell
DOB
28/07/1970
Height
180 cm
Weight
82 kg
Junior club
Glenorchy (Tas)
Arrived
Traded from Melbourne at the end of the 1995 season for Craig Turley
Number
5
Debut
Round 1 1996 vs Fremantle
(98th Eagles player)
Games
43
Goals
20
B&F Top 10
1 (1996)
Best Finish
10th (1996)
Last app.
Round 17 1998 vs Collingwood
Departed
Retired at the end of the 1998 season
Other clubs
Glenorchy (Tas FL) -1987
Melbourne (AFL) 1988-1995
Peel Thunder (WAFL) 1997-1998

Anthony "Andy" Lovell was an industrious midfielder who played several seasons for West Coast in the mid-1990s after a successful career at Melbourne.

Melbourne careerEdit

Originally from Glenorchy in Tasmania, Lovell played 121 games for Melbourne including the 1988 grand final before crossing to West Coast in a straight swap for Craig Turley.

West Coast careerEdit

An old-fashioned ruck-rover, Lovell was an instant success in the Eagles’ midfield in 1996, playing 23 games and racking up several hauls of 30-plus possessions including 34 against his old club early in the year. He tailed off a little in 1997, though he did manage back to back games of more than 30 touches against Hawthorn and, once again, Melbourne in rounds 4 and 5.

Injuries cruelled his 1998 campaign as he managed just 4 games. Lovell bowed out of AFL football at the end of the year.

Post-VFL/AFL careerEdit

His time at the club wasn’t done, however. Lovell served as an assistant coach before becoming coach of East Perth. He later returned to Melbourne to coach VFL side Sandringham. Lovell joined expansion team Gold Coast in 2010 as an assistant coach under old teammate Guy McKenna, where he remains as of 2018.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G
1996 23 13 11 293 79 136 429 38 Peel 0
1997 16 6 4 165 39 74 239 26 1 0
1998 4 1 0 21 5 11 32 3 4 12 5
Tot 43 20 15 479 123 221 700 67 4
Avg 0.5 11.1 2.9 5.1 16.3 1.6 1.0

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/A/Andy_Lovell.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Lovell

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/1650

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