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Ruthlessness key to Crow turnaround

Richard Douglas says Adelaide must regain its ruthless edge to rebound from the Crows' 0-3 start to the season

2:14pm Apr 8, 2014

Dougy boxing on

Richard Douglas credits a cricket box for his speedy recovery from groin surgery

3:57pm Apr 2, 2014

Douglas eyes Showdown return

Richard Douglas could return from a groin injury in Saturday's Showdown XXXVI provided he receives medical clearance

2:36pm Mar 26, 2014

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Richard
Douglas

Height
180 cm
DOB
06-02-1987
Weight
79 kg
Debut
2006
Games
2014
19
Career
155
Goals
2014
11
Career
107
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1661
Avg
87
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 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

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

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 14.0
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 21.7
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 4.8
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 87.4

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 20 Sydney Swans Rd 3
Handballs 13 Hawthorn Rd 17
Disposals 29 Port Adelaide Rd 2
Marks 6 St Kilda Rd 23
Hit-outs 2 Port Adelaide Rd 15
Tackles 10 Richmond Rd 21
Goals 2 Collingwood Rd 18
AFL Fantasy 107 Collingwood Rd 9

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 119 - 81 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Port Adelaide L 127 - 73 19 10 29 2 0 4 1 3 1 0 102
3 Sydney Swans L 71 - 134 20 5 25 2 0 1 1 4 1 1 97
4 St Kilda W 50 - 136 18 5 23 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 89
5 GWS Giants W 137 - 72 11 7 18 4 0 2 0 7 2 0 101
6 Western Bulldogs W 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Melbourne L 67 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Collingwood W 76 - 55 12 7 19 4 0 1 0 8 2 0 107
10 Carlton L 81 - 76 14 13 27 0 0 1 3 4 0 1 77
11 Gold Coast Suns W 109 - 77 12 10 22 2 1 2 1 7 1 0 96
12 Fremantle L 90 - 50 13 6 19 3 1 0 1 4 0 1 75
13 North Melbourne W 109 - 73 13 7 20 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 73
14 Essendon L 101 - 92 14 6 20 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 80
15 Port Adelaide W 99 - 76 15 8 23 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 72
16 GWS Giants W 72 - 140 10 9 19 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 75
17 Hawthorn L 92 - 104 12 13 25 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 84
18 Collingwood W 82 - 98 17 3 20 3 0 2 2 4 2 1 91
19 West Coast Eagles L 105 - 136 13 8 21 3 0 1 0 6 0 1 90
20 Brisbane Lions W 63 - 168 11 7 18 5 0 0 0 3 0 1 75
21 Richmond L 69 - 79 18 4 22 1 0 2 1 10 0 0 104
22 North Melbourne L 101 - 94 17 10 27 5 0 2 1 5 0 0 105
23 St Kilda W 141 - 62 7 9 16 6 0 2 3 3 1 0 68
TOTAL W: 11 - L: 11 266 147 413 52 4 22 17 91 11 8 1661

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 155
    • Kicks 10.7
    • Handballs 6.8
    • Disposals 17.6
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.5
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 74.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 10, 2011
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
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

100 AFL/AFC games - v St Kilda, Round 12, 2012

Awards

CLUB AWARDS

Coach's Award
2008

Club Champion
2010

Best Team Man
2013

Runner-up Club Champion
2013

AFL AWARDS

All-Australian nominee
2013

Q&A

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

What’s the funniest sledge you’ve heard on the field?
“Get a kick Douglas” – From my old man over the fence

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

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

What is your coach’s favourite saying?
“Boys, I’m not gonna tell ya. OK I’ll tell ya anyway”

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?
Joel Selwood

If you had the power, what is one thing you would change about the world?
Poverty

Outside of footy, what would be your dream job?
Rockstar

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

Who has the best taste in music at the club and why?
Jason Porplyzia, loves his classic ‘80s

Who has the worst and why?
Charlie Cameron, his songs have no words

What meal is your speciality to cook?
BBQ

What is your favourite TV football show?
After The Bounce

Who is the best-dressed teammate at the club?
Rory Laird

Who is the worst dressed?
Matt Wright

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

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
On the golf course

Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
Pamela Anderson

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

Who is your funniest teammate at the club and why?
Matthew Jaensch, he always has a story.

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

Which teammate would struggle to turn a computer on?
Jason Porplyzia

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