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Neil Mann

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Born: 26-Aug-1924 (AFL Tables)
Place of Birth: Victoria, Australia1
Died: 22-Feb-20132
Height: 188 cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
St Kilda Thirds3
St Kilda (VFL) Thirds
Collingwood (VFL) 1945-56

Coach
Collingwood (VFL) Seconds 1957-1971
Collingwood (VFL) Senior Team 1972-74

Comment


LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950-CENTRE HALF-BACKS – Percy Taylor

Argus 13-May-1950 P7


NEIL MANN, Collingwood centre half-back, was found by his club when he was playing with St. Kilda thirds. When he sought a clearance, it was found that he was in Collingwood's territory. On the policy of "what we have we hold," the club decided that he must be tried before being cleared. From the point of view of the club the policy was wise, as Neil has been a really good player.

When he first came to the club he was tried as a centre half-forward, and later went to full forward. In the match against Melbourne in 1947 he came- on after half-time as 19th man and kicked five goals, which was a really fine effort for a 19th man.

In 1948, when Geoff Brokenshire came from Sandringham with a reputation as a full forward, Neil became centre half-back, and quickly established himself in that position. He is 6ft. 2.in. and weighs 13 1/2 stone, so is ideally built for the job. Al- though he is not fast, he has good judgment, is an excellent high mark, and a fine kick, and has played many fine games for the black and whites.

Neil is an electrician, is married, and lives at Research. He divides his spare time in the summer between tennis and gardening.

Neil Mann  Argus 13 May 1950 P8
Neil Mann Argus 13 May 1950 P8




Other Photos

Neil Mann - 1951 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Neil Mann - 1951 Kornies Footballers in Action - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Neil Mann - 1954 Kornies Champion Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Neil Mann - 1954 Kornies Champion Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Neil Mann - 1953 Argus Football Portraits - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Neil Mann - 1953 Argus Football Portraits - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Neil Mann - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Neil Mann - 1954 Coles Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


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[+] AFL Tables - Neil Mann
Wikipedia - Neil Mann

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