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Michael Doughty

Last played for Adelaide Crows in 2012
Games: 231     Born: August 5, 1979     Origin: South Adelaide
Playing Height: 177cm     Playing Weight: 81kg     Position: Defender
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #4 1999 Rookie Draft by Adelaide Crows
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Michael Doughty Biography

Sunday, 3 February 2013
With Michael Doughty's retirement, Luke Brown knows that a spot is available for him in defence if he is good enough to take it.

"Michael was a great leader for defenders in general and everyone around here," Brown said.

"The way he went about it and the way he went through his career hard at it, helping out his teammates; I admire him a lot.

"The career he had was amazing, so to play anywhere close to the level he did would be exceptional for me."

Brown also says playing under former Crow Nathan Bassett for Norwood in the SANFL was greatly beneficial to his development as a defender.

"In my first year at Norwood (2011), Nathan gave me the confidence to play my way and run with the ball and do what I can," Brown said.

"That was probably why I had a such a good year and got drafted the confidence to play week in week out with the Redlegs.

"I was in a bit of contact with him (Bassett) throughout last year just trying to figure out how to take the next step and he was really helpful."

Sunday, 23 September 2012
The Crows' 2012 season, along with Michael Doughty's career, comes to an end in a heartbreaking 5-point preliminary final loss to Hawthorn.

"To get so close, there's so much pain in that changerooms now, with Doughty calling it quits and just knowing that's the last time they'll be able to play with him," Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson said.

"I think they really feel like they let him down. But they shouldn't feel that way because they made the club proud today."

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Michael Doughty will take a job in player management after his retirement later this year with Elite Sports Properties (ESP) in South Australia.

"It (player management) still keeps me involved in football, but without the daily grind and the weekend grind of preparing for teams," Doughty said.

"This still keeps me involved in the game, help young players at the start of their careers and develop off the field, I think it's something I really enjoy doing."

Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Adelaide veteran Michael Doughty has announced his retirement after 13 seasons and is hoping to leave with a Grand Final showing.

"I'm very content and happy that I've been given the opportunity by this footy club and 'Sando' to go out my way and go out with at least an opportunity to play in a Grand Final hopefully," Doughty said.

"I was a bit wild as a young kid and it took probably two or three years for me to settle and I was luck enough that Adelaide had enough belief they could turn me around.

"The influences that I surrounded myself with definitely helped me develop quicker."

Thursday, 8 September 2011
Adelaide veteran Michael Doughty has been offered a one-year contract extension and is likely to play on for a 13th season.

"We've put something to Michael's manager," Crows football operations manager Phil Harper said.

"Michael's keen to go on and we're keen for him to go on. Hopefully, we sort that out in the next day or so."

Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Adelaide's Michael Doughty is the Crows' oldest player and will play his 200th game against Sydney but says he hopes to continue on next season.

"I think as long as you've still got that drive and desire to play, there's no reason why you should stop," Doughty said.

"I don't know what direction the club wants to go in, but I'm still trying to improve myself and am still enjoying the challenge of football. The club needs leadership and hopefully I provide that for the younger players."

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Adelaide's Michael Doughty says he is keen to play on next season if his form warrants it.

"If my form holds up and the club decides they need me for another year I'll definitely put my hand up. I'm not thinking about retirement or anything at the moment," Doughty said.

"My future is on the line in the next 10 weeks and as a senior player I'd need to maintain that consistency for the second half of the year, which I think I can do."

Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Port Adelaide forward Daniel Motlop has accepted a one-game suspension for his crude tackle on Michael Doughty in the Power's NAB Cup win over Adelaide.
Monday, 15 February 2010
Port Adelaide forward Daniel Motlop could miss his side's NAB Cup match against West Coast after being charged with rough conduct following a crude spear tackle on Crow Michael Doughty.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Adelaide will go into next Saturday's twilight game against Carlton without tagger Robert Shirley who injured his hamstring against the Eagles.

The task of minding Carlton superstar Chris Judd is likely to fall on Michael Doughty who did the job on the Blues skipper the last time the two sides met.

Thursday, 23 July 2009
Adelaide midfielder Michael Doughty predicts that Port Adelaide star Shaun Burgoyne will be in for a tough time when he returns to duty in the showdown against Adelaide after being out for 14 weeks due to bone bruising below the knee.

"It's going to be tough for him," Doughty said.

"I don't know how much work he's done, but he's a quality player and I'm sure they'll use him sparingly but when they use him he'll be quality for them."

Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Adelaide defender Michael Doughty expects captain Simon Goodwin to take his place against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night despite Goodwin leaving the ground against the Bulldogs due to a rolled ankle.

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