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John Annear
Annear
DOB
17/6/61
Height
178cm
Weight
80 kg
Junior club
Claremont/Kambalda JFC
Arrived
Foundation signing in 1986
Number
16 (1987)
2 (1988–1990)
Debut
Round 1 1987 vs Richmond
(1st Eagles player)
Games
58
Goals
40
B&F Top 10
2 (1987, 1988)
Best Finish
7th (1988)
Last app.
Round 10 1990 vs North Melbourne
Departed
Retired at the end of the 1990 season
Other clubs
Kambalda (Goldfields FL) 1977
Claremont (WAFL) 1978-1980, 1987-1990
Collingwood (VFL) 1981-1983
Richmond (VFL) 1984-1986
South Fremantle (WAFL) 1991

A supremely fit and determined midfielder, John Annear was an important addition to the inaugural West Coast list, providing drive and experience in the club's formative years.

Collingwood and Richmond careerEdit

Annear was originally a Claremont Tiger before being enticed to Victoria by Collingwood for the 1981 season. He played 43 games in three years at Victoria Park before switching to Richmond at the end of 1983.

Annear finished runner-up to ruckman Mark Lee in his first season at Tigerland and was a regular member of the Tiger midfield brigade in the mid-1980s. After three seasons and 65 games in black and yellow, Annear was lured home to join the inaugural West Coast squad at the end of 1986.

West Coast careerEdit

Annear played every game in the club’s first season and finished in the top 10 in the best and fairest count that year. He turned in some impressive performances during the season, including a demolition job on the Kangaroos to the tune of 34 touches and 5 goals.

Given Rob Wiley’s number 2 jumper after the veteran’s retirement, Annear had another strong season in 1988, again finishing in the upper reaches of the best and fairest although unfortunately missing the club’s first finals appearance due to injury.

Injury began to catch up with Annear in 1989 and some of the younger midfielders started to move past him in the pecking order. He played just 13 games in 1989 and added four more in 1990 before calling it a day.

Post-VFL/AFL careerEdit

Annear is a successful sports physiotherapist and also provides occasional special comments on ABC radio.

StatsEdit

AFL Gm G B K M H D T WAFL Gm G
1987 22 20 16 335 90 175 510 21 Clar 0
1988 19 12 8 262 65 160 422 18 0
1989 13 6 4 170 49 57 227 14 0
1990 4 2 5 32 2 19 51 1 14 20
Tot 58 40 33 799 206 411 1210 54
Avg 0.7 13.8 3.6 7.1 20.9 0.9

LinksEdit

http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/J/John_Annear.html

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

http://www.waflfootyfacts.net/playerstats.php?PlayerID=125