- Dec 14, 2015
- AFL Club
Contract Status: Out of contract 2021
Last Game Played: n/a
Injury Status: n/a
“Lachlan Johnson was a feel-good story out of the weekend, playing some minutes against Richmond in the VFL practice game. That was really valuable,” he said.
“He had his first little hitout for the club since he’s come here, coming off that ACL and having a few little interruptions post that. COVID wasn’t ideal for him, but he’s certainly attacked his pre-season and now he’ll increase his minutes against Box Hill this weekend to then play full game time over the next three to four weeks.”
“He pretty much played as a forward but we threw him on ball for five or six minutes every quarter and he looked really good in there. He won his own ball and if he didn’t win it, he was the first player to tackle, so it was a really good inside game when he played on ball. It was pleasing to see.”
...and kick a goal and grab the jumper.Really keen for this kid to debut at some point.
...Mainly 'cause I'll forever find it funny that we stole a father-son off of Brisbane. I really want him to make it and tear it up against them at some point in the future.
Stats: 14 disposals, eight tackles, four marks
“Lachie was OK early. He probably didn’t take his opportunities as a forward but at half-time when we needed to mix things up a little bit, we put him into the midfield and he did a very good job. He had seven tackles, won a few clearances and competed really hard. A bit like Ned, his second half was pretty impressive as a midfielder.”
Without being at the game and the poor camerawork, wondered why he was persisted with in the midfield group.Did not find a lot of the footy yesterday but what he showed to me is he can do a bit of blocking at the center bounce and his positioning at stoppages was okay. He obviously lacks the tank to be effective through the middle right now but I think he has some raw tools that will make it interesting to see how far he can progress in the middle. Unlike a few others he has the body strength.
Without being at the game and the poor camerawork, wondered why he was persisted with in the midfield group.
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Stats: 11 disposals, one mark, seven tackles
“Lachie played midfield again. He was good in around the contest and he put himself in the right positions. He fumbled a little bit and could have been a little bit cleaner, but again got through another game of hard running. It was good to see him in the middle again.”