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Ashley McIntosh
Mcintosha
DOB
20/10/1972
Height
192cm
Weight
99 kg
Junior club
Arrived
Pick 112 (father-son selection) in the 1989 national draft
Number
53 (1990 – 1991)
11 (1992 – 2003)
Debut
Round 11 1991 vs Richmond
(69th Eagles player)
Games
242
Goals
108
Honours
Premiership medals (1992, 1994)
All-Australian (1998)
Club Champion (1998)
Team 20 selection (2006)
B&F Top 10
6 (1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002)
Best Finish
1st (1998)
Last app.
Departed
Retired at the end of the 2003 season
Other clubs
Claremont (WAFL) 1989-2003

Ashley McIntosh was a rangy and athletic key-position player capable of playing at either end of the ground. While best remembered as a suffocating fullback, he was used forward regularly to great effect, particularly during his earlier years.

West Coast careerEdit

The son of former Claremont and St Kilda ruckman John McIntosh, Ashley was West Coast’s first-ever father-son selection in 1989.

Wiry and deceptively strong, McIntosh made his debut in the middle of the 1991 season, kicking 2 goals against Richmond. He held his spot for the rest of the year, appearing in a Grand Final before his 19th birthday.

In 1992 McIntosh again split his time between defence and attack, kicking a bag of 6 against the Bears and another 4 against the Bulldogs as the Eagles charged to the flag. McIntosh was one of three teenagers (along with Glen Jakovich and Mitchell White) to win a premiership medal as the Cup left Victoria for the first time.

McIntosh spent more time up forward in 1993, kicking 25 goals for the year including a five-goal haul against Brisbane and a handful of three and four goal tallies. In 1994 he kicked 22 goals, but in the Grand Final he lined up on Billy Brownless in defence, playing an important role en route to his second premiership medal.

Plagued by leg injuries for much of his career, McIntosh played just 10 games in 1995, mostly as a forward, before bouncing back to play every game in 1996. At this time he transitioned to being a fulltime fullback after Michael Brennan’s retirement, and was named in a back pocket alongside Brennan in West Coast’s team of the decade.

1998 was McIntosh’s best season by far. After a series of blanket jobs on opposition full-forwards, including names like Dunstall, Lockett and Lloyd, he was rewarded with the Club Champion medal and selection at fullback in the All-Australian side.

McIntosh continued to be an integral part of the side for the remainder of the decade. His importance was illustrated in 2001 when he missed 10 games with a thigh injury – the club lost all 10 games as they plunged to the lower reaches of the table.

After consecutive elimination finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, McIntosh announced his retirement, handing over the mantle as the club’s premier fullback to Darren Glass.

In 2006 McIntosh was named at fullback in Team 20, relegating Brennan to a pocket.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T Cl WAFL Gm G
1990 0 Clar 0
1991 17 11 6 102 58 52 154 8 5 10
1992 17 15 9 104 48 63 167 21 2 1
1993 19 25 11 147 68 61 208 29 0
1994 24 22 17 204 107 97 301 25 0
1995 10 12 4 54 34 39 93 6 2 1
1996 24 1 2 129 81 111 240 23 0
1997 19 5 2 112 55 65 177 13 0
1998 23 2 3 203 90 95 298 36 4 0
1999 22 0 1 158 88 76 234 16 5 0
2000 22 9 7 135 69 68 203 24 8 0
2001 12 6 4 78 50 28 106 10 3 1 1
2002 19 0 0 97 48 61 158 18 9 0
2003 14 0 0 69 25 48 117 14 7 2 9
Tot 242 108 66 1592 821 864 2456 243 36
Avg 0.4 6.6 3.4 3.6 10.1 1.0 0.3

LinksEdit

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

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

http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/104

http://waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=4218

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