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John McIntosh 1 month 2 weeks ago #213897

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Sad news today of the passing of John.
A great player.
Condolences to Ashley and his family.
RIP John.
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Winning isn't everything. It's the ONLY THING !!!!!!
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John McIntosh 1 month 2 weeks ago #213900

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Gee, another great man leaves us.  RIP.
2x25= Seinor and Michael = 1xBrian Peake
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John McIntosh 1 month 2 weeks ago #213905

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Only finding this out just now. My Dad used to tell me how good a utility this bloke was, he finished something like runner up or top four in the Brownlow medal for the Saints one year despite missing four or five games. Big, strong and athletic like his son Ashley who is in the top three or four best full backs I’ve ever seen. Johns Dad played for East Perth also so they are a fine West Australian football family.
Perhaps he’s catching up with some 64 flag teammates now.

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Sad to hear of the passing of a true WAFL champion who also was a champion in the VFL.

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John McIntosh 1 month 2 weeks ago #213926

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John McIntosh may be better known these days as former West Coast star Ashley’s dad, but  he was a star in his own right.  A ruckman-forward with Claremont, he was part of two dominant ruck combinations in two States.At Claremont his partnership with  Alan Mycock was a  hard combination to counter , then later at St Kilda the Ditterich-McIntosh duo  was awesome.Starting his football at Beverley, where at the age of seventeen he shared in that club’s first premiership, John McIntosh joined Claremont in 1962, after a stint at Pinjarra.  East Perth had high hopes he would wear blue and black, as he was eligible for the Royals, his father Dave having been an East Perth league player.At 6 ft 3(190cm) and 15 stone(95kg), he was a mobile ruckman who was a telling influence around the ground, and was equally effective at centre half forward or centre half back.  As a matter of fact, he played in most positions on the ground during his career, such was his versatility.  During his eight years with the Tigers McIntosh won Claremont’s Fairest and Best Award twice(1966 and 69).  In both of those seasons he received All Australian selection, plus a Simpson Medal in 1966.  Saint Kilda had been in touch with McIntosh for some years, and in 1970 he made the move. He hit the ground running at Moorabbin, and with Ditterich sharing ruck duties, the Saints became a force in the VFL.   A barnstorming season in 1971 was to end in bitter disappointment for both McIntosh and the Saints, after he  suffered  a knee injury in the second semi final. Without the big man St Kilda lost the grand final.His form in that year did not go unrecognised.  Runner up in the Brownlow Medal, McIntosh was also named ABC Footballer Of The Year.The following season another knee injury effectively ended his career. He had played 146 games with Claremont and 53 at St Kilda, with eighteen appearances for WA and one wearing the Big V.WA have had some absolute champion ruckmen grace the game  over the years..Farmer, Merv McIntosh(no relation), Clarke, Michael, Moss, to name a few , but one of the nice guys of the game, John McIntosh, deserves to go down as another in the highest echelon.Since his football days ended, John  became a top exponent of another sport, and was a Premier League player with Dalkeith-Nedlands in the WA Bowling Association.      
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