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Richard Douglas News

New deal no drama for Douglas

Richard Douglas expects to put pen to paper on a new contract soon

9:34am Apr 4, 2015

Douglas eyes new deal

Richard Douglas says he “absolutely” wants to stay with Adelaide beyond this season

3:28pm Mar 13, 2015

Stick together: Douglas

Richard Douglas says the Adelaide players have spoken about staying together to build a successful era

1:39pm Feb 27, 2015

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Richard
Douglas

Height
180 cm
DOB
06-02-1987
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2015
4
Career
159
Goals
2015
1
Career
108
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
379
Avg
95
RichardDouglas

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Broadford/Calder U18s
Debut: v Port Adelaide, Round 21, 2006
Recruited from: Broadford/Calder U18
Brownlow Votes: 16

Douglas missed the start of Adelaide’s 2014 campaign following a heavy knock in the Club’s final pre-season hit-out but returned in style in Round Two, collecting a season-high 29 possessions and a goal against Port Adelaide. Suspension cost Douglas another two games in April, but he finished the year with 15 consecutive games, including a match-winning 20-possession and two-goal performance against Collingwood at the MCG in his 150th game. He averaged 22 disposals and was top three at the Club for tackles (91) and inside 50ms (96).

Season by Season

Season by Season

Douglas played every game in what was, arguably, the most consistent season of his career. The influential Crow ranked third in the AFL for inside 50ms, and was second at Adelaide in total disposals, marks and tackles. He generated more goal assists (21) than any other Crow (ranked eighth in the AFL) and kicked 20 goals himself. The hard-running midfielder finished runner-up in the Crows Club Champion award and was included in the All-Australian squad for the first time.

Season by Season

The 2010 Club Champion missed six weeks with a hamstring injury early in the season, but played every game from Round Nine onwards and re-established consistency in his game. Douglas, who celebrated his 100th game against St Kilda in Round 12, was a solid contributor across half-forward and pushing into the midfield. He was one of 14 Crows to kick 10 or more goals in 2012 and will be looking to build on his form after signing a new three-year-deal.

Season by Season

Douglas had a frustrating year in 2011 following an interrupted pre-season. The 24-year-old midfielder showed glimpses of his 2010 best and fairest winning form, but struggled to find consistency. He had a standout game against the Brisbane Lions in round 10, amassing a career-best 33 disposals.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 4
    • Kicks 16.2
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 24.0
    • Marks 3.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 5.7
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 94.7

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 North Melbourne Rd 1
Handballs 9 Collingwood Rd 2
Disposals 31 North Melbourne Rd 1
Marks 5 Collingwood Rd 2
Hit-outs 1 Melbourne Rd 3
Tackles 7 Western Bulldogs Rd 4
Goals 1 Collingwood Rd 2
AFL Fantasy 112 Collingwood Rd 2

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 140 - 63 22 9 31 5 0 0 3 3 0 0 102
2 Collingwood W 63 - 90 17 9 26 5 0 0 2 7 1 0 112
3 Melbourne W 80 - 55 15 7 22 1 1 1 0 6 0 0 88
4 Western Bulldogs L 125 - 68 11 6 17 2 0 1 1 7 0 0 77
5 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
6 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
7 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Fremantle - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
15 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 3 - L: 1 65 31 96 13 1 2 6 23 1 0 379

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 159
    • Kicks 10.9
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 17.7
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 75.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 North Melbourne Rd 1, 2015
Handballs 15 St Kilda Rd 22, 2010
Disposals 33 Geelong Cats Rd 17, 2013
Marks 11 St Kilda Rd 8, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Port Adelaide Rd 15, 2014
Tackles 10 Richmond Rd 21, 2014
Goals 3 Brisbane Lions Rd 9, 2010
AFL Fantasy 135 Brisbane Lions Rd 20, 2010

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Adelaide Crows 65 31 96 13 1 2 6 23 1 0 379
2014 Adelaide Crows 266 147 413 52 4 22 17 91 11 8 1661
2013 Adelaide Crows 326 175 501 116 1 22 21 86 20 17 2117
2012 Adelaide Crows 236 96 332 74 1 16 15 52 11 16 1384
2011 Adelaide Crows 221 91 312 63 0 18 15 56 10 9 1300
2010 Adelaide Crows 275 195 470 107 2 30 18 76 17 20 1940
2009 Adelaide Crows 133 140 273 74 0 15 18 64 11 12 1196
2008 Adelaide Crows 146 127 273 78 0 21 20 72 22 14 1321
2007 Adelaide Crows 72 68 140 28 5 10 10 36 4 2 591
2006 Adelaide Crows 15 18 33 6 0 4 1 7 1 1 135

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 Sydney Swans, Round 13, 2009
100 AFL Games: v St Kilda, Round 12, 2012
150 AFL Games: v Collingwood, Round 18, 2014

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Coaches Award
2008

Club Champion
2010

Best Team Man
2013

Runner-up Club Champion
2013

AFL AWARDS

All Australian Nominee
2013

Q&A

Your nickname: Diggy

One word to describe you: Loyal

Favourite player to watch growing up: Allen Jakovich

Who has had the most influence on your career: Father

Toughest individual opponent: Scott Pendlebury or Gary Ablett

Player most likely to fall asleep in a team meeting: Cam Ellis-Yolmen

Thriftiest player at your club: Sam Kerridge

The next big thing at your club: Harrison Wigg

The smartest thing you have been told: Spend a dollar, save a dollar

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be: Lake Como, Italy

Do you have any strange phobias: N/A

Your can’t-miss TV shows: The Block

Your favourite cartoon as a kid: Wacky Races

If you had to choose another career, what would it be: N/A

What do you normally eat for breakfast: Weet Bix or Toast with avocado and tomato

Your last meal would be: Rib eye steak

Your favourite holiday destination: Italy

In the movie of your life, you’d be played by: Ryan Gosling

What are your three essential items: Coffee, food, bed

Most useless thing you have bought: Shamwow

Best subject at school: Woodwork

Which big ticket sporting event would you love to attend: Soccer World Cup