Another first-year Blue, Michael Romero displayed his potential in 2017. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Heidrich)
Michael Romero was another Northern Blue youngster who made an impression this year.
Look back on his first year at the club, thanks to Regency Windows.
TALE OF THE TAPE
THE YEAR THAT WAS
Another Northern Blue with footballing bloodlines, Michael Romero enjoyed a strong Development season while making his first two senior appearances at the club.
Signing for the club in the off-season with two games as 23rd man for Footscray under his belt, Romero would play a dozen games for the Development side where he made an instant impact.
Starting out in Round 1, Romero missed just two games through injury and had his fair share of impactful performances at the level.
Romero spent his time between the midfield and forward line, becoming a consistent outlet in both finding the ball and hitting the scoreboard.
Adept at winning both contested and uncontested possessions, his versatility and running ability were strengths which underpinned a solid first year at the club.
Romero recorded a season-high 14 tackles against the Casey Demons in Round 14: the most any Northern Blue managed in a single game this season.
However, his best game both stats and impact-wise came a fortnight earlier, when the Blues pulled off a big win against Port Melbourne at Preston City Oval.
Romero’s tally of 28 disposals (15 of those contested) was his best for the season, while he also added two goals and five clearances in his most complete performance of the campaign.
He also managed to end the year with a bang, kicking three opportunistic goals in the final Development win over Box Hill in Round 19.
BY THE NUMBERS
200 total Development disposals (#8 at club)
105 total Development contested possessions (#3 at club)
30 total Development clearances (#6 at club)
50 total Development tackles (#4 at club)
32 total Development inside 50s (#4 at club)