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Crows can get better, says Mackay

Adelaide utility David Mackay says the in-form Crows still have more improvement to come

2:34pm Jul 11, 2016

Mackay hamstrung for a month

David Mackay will be sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring strain

12:15pm May 11, 2016

Go Figure: Mackay's milestone

A statistical look at David Mackay’s career ahead of his 150th game against Fremantle

3:56pm Apr 26, 2016

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David
Mackay

Height
182 cm
DOB
25-07-1988
Weight
77 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2017
22
Career
185
Goals
2017
9
Career
55
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1492
Avg
68
DavidMackay

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Trinity Grammar (Vic)/Oakleigh U18s
Debut: v Bulldogs, Round 1, 2008
Recruited from: Oakleigh (Vic)
Brownlow Votes: 1

The dashing wingman averaged 20 disposals from 19 matches in Season 2016. Mackay became just the 17th Crow to play 150 games when he notched up the milestone in Round Six against Fremantle. A hamstring injury the following round interrupted his season, but Mackay’s diligent rehabilitation helped him make a smooth return mid-year after just four games on the sidelines. Ranked sixth at the Club for total metres gained (7,068m) and averaged three inside 50ms per match. Awarded Life Membership on Club Champion night and also earned the Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy for his outstanding professionalism and attention to detail.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Mackay started the season well using his familiar run and carry to break lines and propel his side forward. His silky skills were best displayed on a wet day in Round Three versus Melbourne where he had 23 possessions, kicked a goal and laid 13 tackles. Playing a combination of wing and half-back, Mackay continued this form and had a season-high 24 possessions two weeks in a row against St Kilda and Greater Western Sydney in Rounds Seven and Eight. Mackay’s form tapered in the latter part of the season and he was sent back to the SANFL. He returned to the senior side in time for finals and will be looking to consolidate his spot in 2016.

Season by Season

The damaging wingman enjoyed a consistent 2014 despite missing three games because of injury in the latter part of the season. Mackay averaged 18 disposals and kicked a personal-best 11 goals for the season. His best performance came against St Kilda in Round Four, where he kicked two goals from 29 possessions in a dominant display. The line-breaking Crow resisted the lure of Free Agency to sign a four-year deal with the Club, which will likely see him finish his career at Adelaide.

Season by Season

Mackay endured a frustrating 2013, showing glimpses of his damaging run and carry. The line-breaking wingman collected a season-high 25 possessions in Adelaide’s memorable Round 17 win over Geelong, but struggled for consistency. He ranked fifth at the Club in tackles and goal assists and reached the 100-game milestone against Fremantle in Round 10.

Season by Season

The once lightly-built wingman bulked up over the 2012 pre-season and improved his durability as a result. Mackay played 23 of a possible 25 games, averaging 17 possessions and four tackles. The line-breaking Crow started the year in the midfield, but was soon switched to defence where he was able to add much-needed offensive run and carry. Signed a three-year deal late in the season.

Season by Season

Mackay suffered a shoulder injury in the Crows’ season-opener against Hawthorn and didn’t return to the side until Round 15. Despite playing just eight games for the season, Mackay impressed with his run and carry and ability to break the lines, posting the second-highest percentage of inside50ms that led to a goal at the Club. He also ran hard defensively, averaging the second-most pressure acts. The 23-year-old collected a season-high 28 disposals against Gold Coast in Round 22 and averaged 16 disposals and three inside50ms a game.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 22
    • Kicks 10.3
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 3.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 67.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Carlton Rd 15
Handballs 14 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Disposals 23 Gold Coast Suns Rd 5
Marks 6 Geelong Cats PF
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Essendon Rd 21
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 102 Essendon Rd 21

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants W 147 - 91 11 9 20 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 89
2 Hawthorn W 89 - 113 9 4 13 3 0 0 1 2 3 0 67
3 Port Adelaide W 83 - 100 7 4 11 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 51
4 Essendon W 153 - 88 12 9 21 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 74
5 Gold Coast Suns W 86 - 153 9 14 23 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 72
6 Richmond W 140 - 64 13 8 21 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 78
7 North Melbourne L 145 - 86 8 8 16 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 51
8 Melbourne L 66 - 107 8 4 12 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 56
9 Brisbane Lions W 60 - 140 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Fremantle W 143 - 43 13 4 17 2 0 1 0 3 0 2 68
11 Geelong Cats L 96 - 74 9 4 13 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 58
12 St Kilda W 111 - 54 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn L 82 - 96 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Carlton W 77 - 89 15 6 21 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 77
16 Western Bulldogs W 104 - 45 13 7 20 3 0 2 0 5 0 1 85
17 Melbourne W 70 - 116 11 10 21 3 0 0 1 3 2 0 83
18 Geelong Cats W 91 - 70 12 2 14 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 47
19 Collingwood D 103 - 103 11 11 22 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 88
20 Port Adelaide W 130 - 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
21 Essendon W 80 - 123 13 6 19 5 0 1 0 7 1 1 102
22 Sydney Swans L 80 - 83 14 4 18 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 81
23 West Coast Eagles L 100 - 71 8 9 17 1 0 0 3 2 0 1 45
W1 GWS Giants W 84 - 48 13 6 19 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 79
PF Geelong Cats W 136 - 75 10 8 18 6 0 0 3 5 0 0 75
GF Richmond L 60 - 108 8 7 15 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 62
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 7 - D: 1 227 144 371 66 0 13 18 76 9 8 1492

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 185
    • Kicks 9.0
    • Handballs 7.9
    • Disposals 17.0
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.3
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 66.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 22, 2011
Handballs 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 23, 2016
Disposals 30 Collingwood SF, 2009
Marks 9 St Kilda Rd 8, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 9, 2012
Tackles 13 Melbourne Rd 3, 2015
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 2, 2017
AFL Fantasy 130 Melbourne Rd 3, 2015

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Adelaide Crows 227 144 371 66 0 13 18 76 9 8 1492
2016 Adelaide Crows 197 179 376 49 0 10 9 82 2 12 1431
2015 Adelaide Crows 154 122 276 43 0 13 10 72 3 3 1127
2014 Adelaide Crows 168 174 342 58 0 22 13 77 11 7 1390
2013 Adelaide Crows 172 143 315 67 1 16 16 66 6 7 1279
2012 Adelaide Crows 211 178 389 89 5 12 19 96 9 6 1660
2011 Adelaide Crows 77 48 125 19 0 7 5 26 3 3 501
2010 Adelaide Crows 146 156 302 55 3 13 14 33 1 4 1031
2009 Adelaide Crows 184 220 404 74 5 14 7 56 7 4 1482
2008 Adelaide Crows 136 106 242 72 2 8 9 31 4 2 969

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

50 AFL Games: v Port Adelaide, Round 17, 2010
100 AFL Games: v Fremantle, Round 10, 2013
150 AFL Games: v Fremantle, Round Six, 2016

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Mark Bickley Award
2008

Life Membership
2016

Dr Brian Sando OAM Trophy
2016

AFL AWARDS

Pre-season premiership
2012

Q&A

Nickname: D-Mac

What was your best break in life: Getting drafted

Best piece of advice your mother gave you: Be generous

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you like to be: A pro athlete in some form

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by: Not really, but I think treat everyone with respect is important to me

If you could ask someone to be your mentor, who would it be: Roger Federer

Morning or evening person: Morning

Favourite timeslot to play in: Saturday afternoon

Favourite footy journalist: Josh Jenkins

Favourite TV caller/commentator: Bruce McAvaney

Worst injury: Osteitis Pubis

How many text messages do you send a day: 10-15

Three phone apps you can’t live without: Google, Mail, Whats App

Favourite Twitter account you follow: Not on Twitter

Most embarrassing song in your iTunes: There’s too many to mention

Best concert you’ve been to: Coldplay

Where did you holiday after last season: Port Douglas

Favourite sport other than football: Soccer and golf

What sport would you like to compete in at the 2016 Olympics: Athletics – 400m

Can you change a spare tyre: I would give it a crack!

Do you iron your own shirts: Yes, unless Mum is over

Favourite restaurant: Cooks Pantry in Grange, SA

Do you believe in UFOs: Definitely believe there is other life out there

What three items would you take to a desert island: Water, boat, petrol

Any special hobbies or interests: Any sport, playing golf

Three famous people you would like to meet: Roger Federer, Steph Curry, Leo Messi

What do you have that is of great value to you, but no one else: My passport