David MACKAY

#14   Adelaide

Age: 30yr 5mth Games: 186 Born: Jul 25, 1988
Height: 182cm Weight: 77kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Veteran wingman/defender has come through his 11th pre-season without incident and right to go. Can’t afford slip-ups.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 GWS Goaled from a set shot forty metres in the second term when the Crows made their charge. 6
2 Haw Quiet first half then hit the scoreboard three times in the second half to be a handy contributor. 6
3 Port Kicked the goal of the night deep in the pocket underneath the Southern Stand. 4
4 Ess Contributed six inside-50’s, and is winning more disposals this season due to an impressive offseason. 6
5 GCS Slipped under the radar to gather the footy on 23 occassions. 7
6 Rich Kicking efficiency let him down despite finding plenty of footy. 5
7 NM Clean in what he did by foot but just needed to find the ball a bit more to hurt North. 5
8 Melb Unsighted for the majority of the game, dis provide three inside-50’s. 4
9 Senior emergency.
10 Frem Justified the coaches’ decision to give him another chance with five inside-50’s and plenty of run off half back. 6
11 Geel Horrid opening half (three effective disposals) and eight for the match. Horrible night from rebounder. 2
12 SANFL Demoted for a rare SANFL run. Didn’t do enough to demand an immediate recall. -
13 Bye.
14 SANFL Creative on his wing and used most of his 26 possessions smartly. -
15 Carl Not desperate enough in the last term when he should have dived on the footy to stop Matthew Wright’s soccer goal. 4
16 WB Once the game opened up was able to use his skills and outside running. 5
17 Melb Booted two goals in first term to get the ball rolling. Ended with 21 touches. 6
18 Geel Stats not huge (14 disposals) but played a role. Used ball pretty well when he got it. 5
19 Coll Great goal just before three quarter time to give the Crows an unlikely sniff of victory. 6
20 Port Clash of bodies in the first term against Richard Douglas, Mackay came off worse for wear and didn’t return to the game. 1
21 Ess Always busy and kept ticking away in a typically honest effort on the wing. 6
22 Syd Putting his head over the footy has never been his strength, he has rectified that trait since returning to the seniors from the SANFL. 6
23 WCE Faded after half-time. Had 17 possessions. 5
QF GWS Ball handling at times was a feature and looked to move the ball forward at speed. Did his bit. 6
PF Geel When he plays well its is usually bad for the opposition because he jumps on board the bandwagon; 18 touches. 6
GF Rich Veteran struggled to impact in what was a disappointing outing. 11 effective disposals. 4

2016 Season

1 NM Doesn’t win enough ball to be a huge factor. Is he in the Crows’ best 22? 3
2 Port Needed to bounce back after a poor effort in the previous game, and he did. 7
3 Rich Used as a link player through the middle of the ground. OK without starring. 5
4 Syd Six inside-50s and eight tackles, not afraid to get down and dirty. 5
5 Haw Hard to believe there were doubts on his future a while ago. Worked hard and consistently. 7
6 Frem Played his 150th game and was good, now winning more contested possessions. 6
7 WB Horror night. Five kicks, two inside-50s, three tackles not enough from experienced player. 3
8 Hamstring.
9 Hamstring.
10 Hamstring.
11 SANFL Dashing return from injury. Ran hard both ways. -
12 WCE Had good numbers without being a key player. 5
14 NM Made up for a costly turnover with an impressive second-half performance. 6
15 Melb Steady again from half-back/wing. Not flashy but did what was required. 6
16 Carl Steady performance off a wing/half back. Playing consistently. 6
17 Coll Won his fair share of footy, needs to do more to consolidate his spot in the team. 5
18 Senior emergency.
19 Ess Started slowly with just two touches in the first term, made up for it by games end. 6
20 Bris Needs to keep performing at this level to maintain his spot in the side. 6
21 Frem Ran well and also laid eight tackles. 6
22 Port Pushed to half back to cover the absence of Smith, had four rebound-50s. 6
23 WCE Laid five tackles, had five clearances and 13 handball receives. 6
EF NM Superb game highlighted by careful ball use. Did what was required. 7
SF Syd Butchered the footy from start to finish. Six inside-50s but few hurt Swans. 3

2015 Season

1 NM Played more across half back than on the wing. 5
2 Coll Another underwhelming performance. 3
3 Melb His best game for the club in a long time, fearless and courageous. 7
4 WB Picked up by Murphy early. Quiet. 4
5 Port Played as an outside runner and pumped the footy inside-50 seven times. 6
6 GCS Not much influence in the scheme of things, but not the worst. 4
7 StK Has added inside toughness to his outside speed, integral part of the midfield. 7
8 GWS One of the Crows’ best on the day. Worked hard and made possessions count. 7
9 Frem Down on form from previous weeks. 4
10 Carl Used at half back but failed to impact. 4
12 Haw Struggling for form across half back. 4
13 Bris Dropped off. Had nine of his 14 touches by half time off a wing. 5
15 WCE Well beaten on the wing. 3
16 Port Struggling at half back. 4
17 GCS Used his pace to break the lines running through the corridor. 4
18 Syd Contested hard and did his bit in low key game. 5
19 Rich Started as the sub, on the cusp of spending some time in the SANFL. 3
20 Ess Sub. Scored a goal and time to grab a handful of possessions. 2
21 SANFL Dashing in first SANFL game in two years. 27 disposals, two goals. -
22 SANFL Booted two majors and provided energy and link. -
23 -
EF WB Sub on early in third term. Not a big impact. 1
SF Haw Very ordinary night and subbed off. 2

2014 Season

1 Geel OK but only six kicks which is his greatest weapon. Coach would want more. 5
2 Port Had six inside 50s and three clearances in the midfield. 6
3 Syd Tried in vain all day but couldn’t stop the onslaught. 6
4 StK Hard running never stopped and he was one of best. 7
5 GWS Six inside-50s and three scoring assists. 6
6 WB Kicked Crows first and was a handy contributor all afternoon. 6
7 Melb Tried his best to ignite the team with his run and carry. 7
9 Coll Eight tackles and four inside-50s coming from the wing. 6
10 Carl One goal but not enough ball to really hurt the Blues. Zero inside-50s. 5
11 GCS Laid ten tackles and had six rebounds out of defensive 50. 7
12 Frem Started in good nick and kept marching all day. 5
13 NM Seven inside-50s and a goal from the smooth running midfielder. 6
14 Ess Subbed off at half time after suffering a knock. 3
15 Concussion.
16 GWS Started well and was positive on wing. 6
17 Hamstring.
18 Coll Used at half back and handy providing some run and rebound. 6
19 WCE Needed to find more footy and contribute more over four quarters. 5
20 Bris Had nine of his 21 touches in third term when Crows put result beyond doubt. 6
21 Rich Left the game in the second term after a heavy clash of heads. 3
22 Concussion.
23 StK Always on the move and working hard off wing. 6
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 Ess Disappointing opening half then tried to lift and did a few good things. 4
2 Bris Ran hard all night and teammates used his run. 5
3 Port Won his fair share of the football but not damaging. 6
4 WB His form has stagnated, needs to rediscover his form quickly to become elite. 6
5 Carl Adelaide missed his usual run. Had 17 touches but not much impact. 5
6 Haw Stepping up in his bid to be an A-grade midfielder. 6
7 GWS Ticked over nicely on the wing and was effective. 6
8 StK Usual effective linking and running game on wing. 6
9 NM OK at times off a wing and half back. Did his bit without starring. 5
10 Frem Suffered a hip injury early in the game before being substituted in the third term. 2
11 Hip.
12 Rich Defensive forward on Houli/Deledio didn’t work then released later and better. 5
14 SANFL Perfect response to AFL axe. Roamed free and hurt Bloods all day. -
15 Senior emergency.
16 Coll Solid but unobtrusive game. 6
17 Geel Little impact early but had 16 disposals in the second to be a key factor. 7
18 Frem Started on Hill and worked hard defensively. Beaten on the night but tackled hard. 6
19 Port One of his best games with dash from half back. 7
20 NM Low-key performer who copped heavy hit late in day. 4
21 WB One goal but didn’t win enough footy to cause the Dogs any great concern. 4
22 Melb Started as the sub due to indifferent form and didn’t make the most of his time. 3
23 WCE Sub came on for Callinan in third quarter. 2
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PF
GF

2012 Season

1 GCS Had an even battle with Iles. Played his role. 5
2 WB Extra weight training is paying off with seven tackles and six inside 50s. 6
3 Haw Matched on dangerous Young and did a good job all day. 6
4 GWS Classy wingman not in great form at the moment, needs to lift. 4
5 Port Needs to lift quickly; not doing enough to justify his place in the side. 4
6 Syd Did well around the packs and caused the Swans a few problems. 5
7 Geel Even effort without being a standout. Handy second midfield rotation. 6
8 Carl Subbed out at three-quarter time after five early clearances asserted midfield. 4
9 Coll OK but with Dangerfield and Sloane well held needed to step up. 6
12 StK Solid game. 6
13 NM Like many teammates didn’t make a big imprint on the game. 4
14 Rich Kicked a long bomb in the third term to keep the Crows in the game. 6
15 Port Disposal count is increasing from week to week. 6
16 GWS Provided plenty of rebound and drive forward on a wing. 5
17 WCE Laid six tackles but still not winning enough of the footy. 4
18 Geel Six inside-50s but only had six disposal after half time when game on line. 4
20 Frem Best game for Adelaide for a long time, kicked one of the goals of the year. 7
21 Bris Sluggish start but OK in last term. Another who needs to lift. 4
22 Melb Blanketed Melbourne’s small forwards in his usual unassuming manner. 6
23 GCS Blossoming into a top line midfielder with his distribution of the footy. 7
QF Syd One of few Crows in defence who showed his usually certainty and poise. 6
SF Frem Set demanding task on Walters. Copped physical buffeting early 5
PF Haw Hardly sighted early then skill error cost goal in third. Not a great night. 5