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Adam MacDougall: Mad Dog, Power, Personality

Ah, Mad Dog.

Where do we begin?

Adam MacDougall, with over 150 games to his name in a red and blue jumper, is perhaps one of the most universally adored Knights players of all time.

Third on the all time try scorers list for the Club, MacDougall grew up in Sydney and made his debut off the bench in 1995 for the Sydney City Roosters.

He was tempted north in 1997, making an instant impact at his new Club.

A centre who was also at home on the wing, MacDougall's speed and strength set him apart throughout his career.

By his fifth season in the Hunter, MacDougall was a dual premiership winner, NSW Origin regular and a World Cup winner with the Kangaroos.

But it wasn't just his efforts with the football that won over the Knights faithful.

MacDougall's unique and fascinating personality captured the hearts and minds of fans from around the country. His ongoing and highly public running battle with Wendell Sailor was one of the most talked about rivalries in Australian sport.

It's also a commonly told Knights legend that details how MacDougall would talk to his legs in the sheds before a game.

After a three season stint with South Sydney, MacDougall returned to Newcastle for a further five seasons.

His try scoring ability and commitment to the team and the town never wavered. The pure power of the man was easy to underestimate, even in the twilight of his career.

MacDougall was officially farewelled from the Club in Round 26 of 2011, his last game at McDonald Jones Stadium. The side lifted to deliver a 40-24 win and send the Mad Dog off a winner.

Post career, MacDougall has built himself a mini business empire. 

Armed with a master's degree in Business Administration and Business Coaching, as well as a Bachelor of Economics, MacDougall launched a nutrition company called Cranky Health.

The flagship product, as most know well, is the MAN Shake.

MacDougall is also now recognised as an author, with his first book, The Man Plan, being published in 2015. 

Given his drive and passion towards success on the field, it's no surprise he's found success off it.