Bleeding Blue and White
- Sep 23, 2005
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Tom Powell and Charlie Lazzaro made their debuts in Round 1, while Will Phillips was made to wait until Round 3.
Charlie Lazzaro has quickly become a fan-favourite due to his high energy and infectious personality, boldly claiming on the record that he is now “royal blue and white for life”.
Lazzaro missed last weekend’s clash with Fremantle due to injury, but prior to that had played in each of the first five rounds of the season.
A legitimate option in multiple positions across the ground, Brown says Lazzaro’s natural versatility has helped him develop into an AFL standard player so rapidly.
“He’s got an incredible energy and vibrancy about him, he’s very go, go, go, and he’s a real ball-hunter with great lateral speed and power,” he said.
“Those attributes are why the club drafted him. He’s certainly taken his opportunity with both hands and we think he’s going really well.
“To be able to put him in three different positions within the normal space of a game is really helping him because he’s getting a good understanding of what each of those positions need, and its only going to help him further down the line.”