How the Brisbane Broncos Can Get Their Fans Behind Them Again

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The Brisbane Broncos have been a team in the Australian Football League for quite some time now. They have been playing since the 1990s and have had some good seasons. However, they seem to be going through a rough patch lately. It may be that they are not getting the support they need from the fans. So it will be important to find out how they can get their fans behind them again.

1994 season

The 1994 season of the Brisbane Broncos was the seventh in the club’s history. It was also their first under the ARL banner. During the season, Brisbane entered the Super League and the World Club Challenge. In the World Club Challenge, the Broncos lost to England’s Wigan Warriors.

For most of the season, Brisbane were in the Top 4. They were undefeated in their group. However, they lost two of their next three games, including the season opener to South Sydney.

1989 season

The Brisbane Broncos won their first premiership in only their second year of existence. They won five consecutive games to close the season. However, they suffered a slump from the Origin period onwards. A number of players missed significant time during the season, notably Wally Lewis and Greg Lockyer.

Several future stars made their debuts, including Neville Costigan, James Roberts and Xavier Coates. In addition, former Titans star Tevita Pangai Junior joined the Broncos.

1990 season

The Brisbane Broncos 1990 season was their third in the club history. It also was the team’s first finals campaign. They finished second in the regular season and were just a match away from a grand final. However, they were outplayed by the eventual premiers, the Canberra Raiders, and were knocked out in the Preliminary Final.

The 1990 season saw the return of two key players. First, John Campbell, who had a short stint in the Queensland squad, as well as playing in Tests and a full season of rugby league for Australia.

2004 season

The 2004 season of the Brisbane Broncos was their seventeenth in the club’s history. They finished third on the minor rounds ladder, qualifying for the finals for the thirteenth consecutive season. However, they were knocked out of the Telstra Premiership by the North Queensland Cowboys.

During the season, the team played three Origin matches, including the Tri Nations in New Zealand. It was also the first time since 1989 that the Broncos had beaten the Brisbane Bunnies.

2009 season

Brisbane Broncos have missed the finals in three of the last four seasons, and finished eighth in 2009. It’s the first time since 1999 the Broncos have failed to win more matches than they lose. But, in the end, it wasn’t the end of the road for a club that has shown plenty of promise.

The Broncos started the season strongly, winning their first five games of the year. But, the team’s defensive woes were highlighted during the season. They averaged 38 broken tackles per game.

2010 season

The 2010 season of the Brisbane Broncos was a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. It saw the Broncos win seven games out of nine starts, while finishing second in the competition, but failed to qualify for the September footy for the first time in 19 seasons.

The team boasted exciting new talent, but was plagued by a number of defensive lapses. The Broncos U20s, who played in the Junior Kangaroos post-season, displayed glimpses of brilliance.

2011 season

The Brisbane Broncos competed in the 2011 Telstra Premiership. After a disappointing 2010 season, the Broncos were back in contention. They had seven wins from eight games and secured the top spot in the early part of the year.

With only one loss to the Sydney Roosters, the Broncos were within striking distance of making the grand final. But the team was knocked out of the semi-finals by the eventual premiers, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

2012 season

In 2012, the Brisbane Broncos were the first team to miss the finals in the NRL for a period of seven years. The club’s longest run without a finals appearance in the history of the franchise.

The team’s poor start to the season was reflected in its tally of 7 wins, 12 losses and 7 draws. It also ranked ninth in the NRL in tries scored.

2013 season

The 2013 season for Brisbane Broncos was a disappointing one by most standards. Despite their best efforts, the team failed to qualify for the finals for the first time in two years. They finished a disappointing 12th in the Telstra Premiership, and failed to make a major impact on the NRL calendar.

There were a number of key changes to the playing roster. One of the biggest was the retirement of Darren Lockyer. He was the fifth-eighth and captain, but his time with the club was up.

2014 season

The 2014 Brisbane Broncos season saw a number of significant changes to the playing roster. This was a key year for the club, as it aimed to win their first ever finals series. But after a shaky start to the season, Brisbane slumped to four straight defeats and lost their way.

A new coach was recruited, as well as a former Dally M Medallist, Ben Barba. He was expected to make his comeback to the footy field after a stint with the Dragons.