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Robert Harvey
Last played for St Kilda Saints in 2008
Games: 383     Born: August 21, 1971    
Playing Height: 181cm     Playing Weight: 86kg     Position: Midfield
 
 
 
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Robert Harvey Biography

Wednesday, 13 November 2013
After being offered an expanded role as an assistant coach at Collingwood, former Saints champion Robert Harvey declines an interview for the head coaching position at St Kilda.

"I hadn't quite got my head around what had happened and had just got a new role at Collingwood which I was obviously very excited about," Harvey told radio station 3AW.

"In the end I had a think about it and just felt like where I was at with Collingwood and where I was heading, I was really happy with what I was doing and declined to have an interview."

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Robert Harvey is inducted into the AFL's Hall of Fame.

"When I got the phone call, it made me really take a step back and reflect a bit on when I played, which already seems so long ago," Harvey said of his induction.

"It's just a great honour. I suppose it's really nice recognition, from my family's point of view as well."

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Scott Pendlebury says he can't wait to learn more from a player he used to idolise - former Saint and now Collingwood midfield coach Robert Harvey.

"I was really happy to get someone like 'Harvs' down. I've played against him and even in his twilight years he was a brilliant player," Pendlebury said.

"It's going to be a great opportunity for all us midfielders to seek him out and find out what made him tick and what he focused on, because to play at such a high standard like he did for so long has got to be a motivating factor for all us midfielders."

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
St Kilda legend Robert Harvey joins the Magpies as their midfield coach just days after walking out on the Saints.

"There is no doubt that Robert's character and work ethic will help drive our young midfield group," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.

"[He] is the perfect coach to guide the likes of [Scott] Pendlebury, [Dale] Thomas, [Luke] Ball, [Sharrod] Wellingham and even Dane Swan to the next level of performance as he did so often throughout his own career."

Friday, 21 October 2011
Robert Harvey says his decision to leave St Kilda was not based on resentment after being overlooked for the senior coaching job.

"I knew I was inexperienced and I knew it was going to be hard to swing that vote, but I thought I could do it and I pushed hard," Harvey said.

"Obviously I'm disappointed to miss out, but no more disappointed than any of the other seven candidates that presented in that first round of presentations. It certainly doesn't change the fact that I love the club and I always will."

Thursday, 20 October 2011
St Kilda assistant coaches Robert Harvey and Steven King have been granted early releases from their contracts.

"My decision to leave the St Kilda Football Club was a difficult one. I have a great love for the club and a strong desire to one day return to the club in the future," Harvey said.

"I believe my coaching development will be best served in a different environment where I can continue to gain the skills required to become a senior coach."

Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Reports suggest Robert Harvey is set to leave St Kilda for a job as an assistant to Nathan Buckley at Collingwood.

"In being completely transparent, I met with Robert today and we would love him to be involved ... but he's got some other things he wants to weigh up," recently appointed St Kilda coach Scott Watters told Triple M radio.

"Really, it's in his court. I want what's best for him and he's got to make that call. He's got strong ambitions to become the best coach he wants to be and that might [mean] going somewhere else."

Tuesday, 7 December 2010
New Saints assistant coach Robert Harvey says he knows he has to make a conscious effort to distance himself from his former teammates.

"I obviously know a lot of the players but that won't stop me doing the job I have to do, and that's to get the best out of them," he said.

"A few personnel have changed, certainly amongst the coaches there are a lot of big changes. The players are still the same driven bunch as they were when I left. They are still really hungry and I could see that when I left."

Monday, 13 September 2010
Robert Harvey leaves Carlton to become an assistant coach at his old club, St Kilda.

"We all look forward to working with him for a number of years to come," Saints head coach Ross Lyon said.

"With a brilliant football mind and coaching experience, Robert is sure to add a great amount of depth to our coaching department next year."

Sunday, 1 November 2009
Former St Kilda stalwart Robert Harvey has been promoted into a new coaching role with Carlton after serving as a development coach in 2009.
Friday, 25 September 2009
St Kilda champion Robert Harvey says Max Hudghton is a victim of coach Ross Lyon's ruthless pursuit of a premiership after the popular defender failed to make the 2009 grand final side to face Geelong.

"For a bloke that's put in so much it's hard, but that's just part and parcel of footy. That's how brutal the business is and obviously St Kilda have only won one (premiership)," Harvey said.

"Ross is trying to get that second one and nothing is going to stand in his way.

"Some people don't understand why it would make such a difference in the end but that's just the way it is. There's a coldness almost about that quest to win another flag."

Sunday, 20 September 2009
As St Kilda prepare for their 2009 Grand Final, former Saints champion Robert Harvey admits the pain of St Kilda's grand final loss in 1997 "never goes away".

"It's something you can't describe," Harvey said.

"I'm just glad that I did that and experienced the week and running out.

"No matter what happens to the Saints this week, that'll never go away, and you don't understand at the time the impact that it does have."

Saturday, 7 February 2009
Hawthorn, St Kilda and Melbourne have temporarily retired the guernseys of champions Shane Crawford, Robert Harvey and David Neitz.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Retired St Kilda great Robert Harvey has capped a decorated AFL career with the Madden Medal.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Robert Harvey announces that he will retire from football at the end of the year.

"I'm sure it's no surprise to many but I'd just like to announce my retirement effective at the end of the season, whenever that may be for us. I'm very happy and honoured to have stretched my career out as long as I did," Harvey said.

"I'm very appreciative to the club and to Ross and the coaching staff for every opportunity they have given me to play until I'm 37 years of age.

"I think I had a feeling in myself that the time was right. You think you have that feeling a few times and it is hard to know when the time is right, but I know within myself that it is the right time for the club, it is the right time for myself and they are the two main parties.

"There are a lot of young guys at the club and we are in better shape this year with the younger guys coming through. I've had 21 chances at a flag so I can't complain. I've had a great run."

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