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Backs on track

Daniel Talia says Adelaide has the depth to cover the retirement of veteran defender Ben Rutten next season

1:52pm Sep 17, 2014

Talia crowned Club Champion

Daniel Talia has won his first Malcolm Blight Medal in a thrilling count at the Crows Club Champion presentation

11:02pm Sep 5, 2014

Tals Talks: Truck

Daniel Talia pays tribute to his retiring mentor & Crows great Ben Rutten

9:54am Aug 26, 2014

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Daniel
Talia

Height
195 cm
DOB
02-10-1991
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
22
Career
76
Goals
2014
0
Career
4
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1074
Avg
49
DanielTalia

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Assumption College/Calder U18
Clubs: Adelaide
Debut: v Sydney, Rd 15, 2011
Recruited from: Calder Cannons (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 1

The young defender backed up a breakout 2012 with another individually brilliant season, finishing equal-third in the Crows Club Champion award. Talia stood the opposition’s most dangerous forward every week and conceded an average of only one goal per game. He ranked 7th in the AFL in spoils, and No.1 at Adelaide in both spoils and intercept possessions. One of only five Crows to play every game in 2013, Talia signed a new three-year deal, which will see him remain at Adelaide until at least the end of 2016. Notched up his 50th game against Port Adelaide.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Talia displayed maturity beyond his years and experience in 2012, routinely playing on – and beating – the opposition’s best forward. His outstanding effort was recognised with the 2012 NAB Rising Star award. The ultra-professional defender was dealt a cruel blow in the Qualifying Final, breaking his arm in a contest and missing Adelaide’s next two finals

Season by Season

The former first-round draft pick overcame a pre-season Achilles complaint to make his long-awaited debut against the Sydney Swans in round 15. Talia showed poise in his nine games, shutting down his direct opponent and providing great support to his fellow defenders. The 20-year-old has an opportunity to make the centre half-back position his own following the departures of key defenders Nathan Bock and Phil Davis in successive seasons.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 4.2
    • Disposals 11.8
    • Marks 4.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.1
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 48.8

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Melbourne Rd 7
Handballs 9 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Disposals 21 GWS Giants Rd 5
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 5
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 3 Hawthorn Rd 17
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 88 GWS Giants Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 6 8 14 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 45
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 5 9 14 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 56
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 6 6 12 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 57
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 7 1 8 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 39
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 15 6 21 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 88
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 13 3 16 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 71
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 15 4 19 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 80
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 9 6 15 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 51
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 10 6 16 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 57
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 7 5 12 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 55
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 7 3 10 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 39
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 11 1 12 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 51
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 6 1 7 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 33
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 9 4 13 5 0 3 1 3 0 0 62
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 9 4 13 5 0 1 2 1 0 1 50
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 2 4 6 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 32
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 8 7 15 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 54
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 16
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 8 2 10 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 42
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 16
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 10 5 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 167 93 260 105 0 11 12 24 0 1 1074

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 76
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 4.3
    • Disposals 10.6
    • Marks 3.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 44.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Melbourne Rd 7, 2014
Handballs 12 Sydney Swans Rd 11, 2013
Disposals 21 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Geelong Cats Rd 21, 2011
Goals 1 Melbourne Rd 22, 2013
AFL Fantasy 88 GWS Giants Rd 5, 2014

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Adelaide Crows 167 93 260 105 0 11 12 24 0 1 1074
2013 Adelaide Crows 143 103 246 93 0 8 22 35 3 0 1014
2012 Adelaide Crows 107 79 186 60 0 13 17 41 1 2 793
2011 Adelaide Crows 59 51 110 27 0 9 6 31 0 0 475

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Adelaide Crows: 50 games, v Port Adelaide, Round 19, 2013

Awards

AFL AWARDS

All Australian Nominee
2014

Rising Star Award
2012

CLUB AWARDS

M.A Bickley Award
2011

Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
2012

(Equal) Third place Club Champion
Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
2013

Club Champion
2014

Q&A

Which player is most likely to look at himself in the mirror after a weights session?
Angus Graham

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
Haven’t heard a good sledge

Who would you least like to pair up with in the boxing ring during training?
Eddie Betts

Who would you like to have kicking for goal after the siren if you are three points down in a Grand Final?
Taylor Walker

What is your coach’s favourite saying?
Anything that has Geelong in it!

Which teammate is most likely to be invited to the coach’s place for dinner
Rory Sloane

If you could draft any player into your team, who would it be?
Gary Ablett

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Give everyone an equal opportunity for education

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Professional tennis player

If you could appear on any reality show, which one would you choose?
The Block

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Shaun McKernan

Who has the worst and why?
Rory Laird

What meal is your speciality to cook?
Take away

What is your favourite TV football show?
The Footy Show

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Brent Reilly

Who is the worst dressed?
Rory Laird

Who is the most skilful all-round sportsman at the club?
Jarryd Lyons

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Relaxing at home with my pets and partner

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Ana Ivanovic

Which of your teammates fancies himself as a celebrity?
Patrick Dangerfield

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Matthew Jaensch

Which teammate is the most likely to tweet a comment while watching a game at home?
Patrick Dangerfield

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Sam Siggins

Which teammate is most likely to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on Facebook?
Angus Graham