Darcy LANG

#16   Carlton

Age: 23yr 12mth Games: 45 Born: Nov 21, 2020
Height: 183cm Weight: 82kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Rated by many teammates as the star of summer and form in practice matches suggests he could be a big improver.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Geelong

2 NM Disposal and decision-making not at level that enabled him to be hugely effective. Did lift late but played VFL footy at times. 3
3   Senior emergency.  
4   Senior emergency.  
5 StK Won plenty of the pill but wasteful and decision-making still off at times. Two goals and 25 touches handy enough. 6
6 Coll Mixed good and bad. Sometimes looks assured other times he plays VFL footy and pays the price. 3
7 GCS Dropped marks, looked shaky and was basically a non-factor all night apart from one goal from goalsquare. 3
8 VFL Had 18 touches, but needed to do more to earn a senior recall.
9 VFL Impressive effort with 25 possessions and seven inside 50s. Provided dash through middle.
10 Port Came in after time in VFL and was handy without starring. Laid 11 tackles and sure-hands at times a feature. 7
11 Adel Backed up last week’s effort with another solid display highlighted by three inside-50 and 15 touches. 6
12   Bye.  
13 WCE Where is his footy at? Certainly hasn’t developed like club had expected. Ended match with four kicks. 3
14 Frem Did not have a kick in the first half and then got injured in third term and day was done. 1
15   Shin.  
16   Shin.  
17   Shin.  
18   Shin.  
19   Shin.  
20   Shin.  
21 VFL Tackled strongly and got a bit of the ball. Encouraging outing.
22 VFL Got a bit of the ball in midfield with 21 possessions.
23 VFL Not at his blinding best but was a handy contributor on the day.
SF Syd Great game after missing 10 weeks. Ended with 24 disposals and seven score involvements. 7
PF Adel Glory lasted one week. Horrendous in what is likely last game for the club. One nice goal but that was it. 3

2016 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Three goals in a tight game proved critical. Used footy pretty well. 6
2 GWS Pleasing effort. Kicked a goal and had four inside-50s. Won a lot of uncontested possession. 5
3 Bris Hardly sighted. Three kicks for the day and missed only chance to score a goal. 2
4 Ess One goal but rarely got into the game for any longer than a fleeting minute. 3
5   Senior emergency.  
6 GCS Late inclusion made most of chance to kick two goals from 22 disposals. Steady. 6
7 WCE Chimed in at times without starring. Used the ball to advantage when he got it. 5
8 Adel Kicked a key goal in final term but apart from that was quiet. 3
9 Coll Better than previous weeks. Four inside-50s, one goal and 10 contested possessions. 7
10 Carl After good effort against Pies he had a howler. Rarely sighted and made mistakes. 1
11 GWS Quiet one. Didn’t impact and might find way back to VFL if can’t find form quickly. 2
12 NM Quiet game. Needs to find some form and find it quickly or face spell in VFL. 3
13 VFL Six inside-50s, one goal and five tackles through the midfield. Steady.
14 VFL Two goals, including the sealer. Five clearances and eight tackles. Cats’ best.
15 VFL Bye.
16 Syd Could not get near it. Development has stagnated which is a huge concern. 1
17 VFL Fine game in midfield. Efficiency good and had seven inside-50s, nine tackles
18 VFL Among best for second week in a row. Nine clearances and two goals.
19 VFL Worked hard but efficiency by foot well down. Laid eight tackles.
20 VFL Won a possession when he wanted to. Laid eight tackles, which was pleasing.
21 VFL Steady but not as damaging as he has been in recent weeks. Four clearances.
22 Bris Only half his touches were effective. Will sweat on selection this week. 3
23 VFL Eight tackles, two goals and used the ball pretty well all day. Solid performance.

2015 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 Haw Pressure good when he got around the ball but lacked polish with ball use. 3
2 Frem Laid a few tackles and got around the ball. Needs to be persisted with. 4
3 GCS Fine first half and while he faded it was a pleasing effort from a fourth-gamer. 5
4 NM Found going tough all day at half forward but need to keep playing him. 2
5 Rich Second-quarter goal and some handy tackles. Still adjusting to tempo. 4
6 Coll Stats not huge but did some nice things around half forward. 5
7 Syd Busy first half then faded as the Swans took complete control. One goal. 4
8 Carl Two tackles, a goal and good ball use until subbed off in third term. 4
9 WCE Couldn’t find a way to influence the flow of the contest. 2
10 Ess First half was best of his short career. Showed some tricks at times. 6
11 Port Copped leg injury and that appeared to slow him. Still contributed to the effort. 4
12 Melb One of the best. Tackling good and showed some poise when he got it. 6
14   Quad.  
15 NM Couple of stylish runs and provided something in a losing side. Six inside-50s. 6
16 WB Started brightly but only five possessions after quarter-time. Three inside-50s. 4
17 GWS Two inside-50s and four clearances but not a big impact on the game’s flow. 4
18 Bris One goal but long season might be starting to take its toll. Quiet. 3
19 Syd Two first-quarter goals his highlight. Quiet from that point on. 4
20 Haw One of his better games in recent weeks. Two goals, looked dangerous. 6
21 StK Quiet first half but did lift slightly after half time. Only two inside-50s. 4
22 Coll Did not have a kick in first half. Long season starting to take its toll. 3

2014 Season

Played for : Geelong

1 PM Got through first game back from broken leg.
2   Ill.  
3 VFL Showed good burst at times through the packs. Going OK.
4 VFL Showed his class with a few nice runs.
5 VFL Slow start but worked into the game well to play a role.
6 VFL Best for the Cats. Ran hard and used the ball well.
7 VFL Caught the eye at times but wasn’t able to sustain it.
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL Drifted in and out of the game with little impact.
10 VFL Much better this week with 24 possessions and 0.3.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Just 13 touches but showed a bit with each of them.
13 StK Sub. On second half and kicked a goal in final term to delight of teammates. 2
14 VFL Didn’t win a heap of ball but looked good with what he did.
15   Rested.  
16 VFL Had 16 touches but lacked any influence.
17 VFL Quiet day but bobbed up with two handy goals.
18 VFL One of the Cats’ best in the middle. Speed and smarts!
19 VFL Had 13 possessions in first half. Sat out second half.
20 VFL Burst in and out of the game but caught the eye with pace.
21 VFL Ran hard on a wing to collect 25 possessions.
22   Senior emergency.  
23   Senior emergency.