Glenn Strachan’s 2018 is put under the microscope. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)
With the 2018 season done and dusted, it’s time to look back on the performances from the Northern Blues players in the year that was.
The Regency Windows player reviews are back for another season: next up is the Club’s No.6, Glenn Strachan.
BY THE NUMBERS (averages in brackets)
Disposals: 81 (13.5) Kicks: 60 (10) Marks: 20 (3.3) Inside 50s: 16 (2.7) Rebound 50s: 13 (2.2)
2018 IN FOCUS
Glenn Strachan entered his fourth season as a Northern Blue in the leadership once again, after being vice-captain in seasons 2016 and 2017.
He started the year in the VFL line-up, on the way to half a dozen matches for the year. Strachan played three consecutive matches mid-season, before enjoying his first win of 2018 against Frankston.
Strachan — who averaged 13 disposals a game — continued to provide leadership on and off the field in 2018, alongside the Club’s emerging leaders.
The 28-year-old ends the season with 47 VFL games under his belt, after starting his career at Collingwood.
As a very late inclusion for injured Carlton speedster Jarrod Garlett, Strachan stepped up in a different role when the Northern Blues met Frankston.
Spending time in the forward line, Strachan kicked two goals and had a season-high 16 disposals in the big win.
Strachan’s two majors in Round 17 was the first batch of multiple goals that he had kicked in his Northern Blues. His first goal also happened to be his side’s opening goal of the game.
Gaining possession in the middle of the ground, Strachan surged forward to ultimately pick up the loose ball and send Northern on its way in the side’s biggest win of the year.