brisbane lions

The Brisbane Lions are a professional Australian rules football club. Located in Brisbane, Queensland, they play in the Australian Football League. Their home field is Suncorp Stadium. They have a proud history of winning many national and state competitions. The team was founded in 1896, and is one of the oldest in the league.

The Lions made their first finals appearance since 2009, finishing second on the AFL ladder with 16 wins and a 50% win percentage, one point behind minor premiers Geelong. In the qualifying final, they lost to eventual premiers Richmond and then lost to runners-up Greater Western Sydney. However, in the semi-final, they were victorious after a Brent Daniels goal.

The Brisbane Lions began the season with a 4-0 record. The team’s playing list was filled with quality players, but the merger caused a number of injuries and problems. While Aaron Cornelius was in good form and won the Michael Tuck Medal, the season soon fell apart. The club subsequently fired coach Chris Northey with eight rounds to play. The club went on to appoint Leigh Matthews, who had just delivered a premiership for Collingwood in 1990.

The Lions are likely to have a few fresh faces on the bench next week. Josh Berry and Clayton Oliver are two players whose tackling is under scrutiny. Their recent clash was marred by controversy. An AFL match review officer ruled that the Lions’ tagger had made ‘facial contact’ with Melbourne forward Clayton Oliver.

The Lions have not been perfect in their finals appearance, but they have shown improvement over the last few years. This win was a big upset over the reigning premiers. The Lions kicked 12 of their finals goals and were 20 points up late in the final quarter. But there was drama in the last quarter when the Melbourne Tigers made a late charge. After an incorrect disposal from Jake Lever, they held on to the win.

In 2003, the Lions won their third premiership. They beat the Collingwood Magpies in a game that was played in cool conditions. Their head coach, Leigh Matthews, famously quoted from the Predator: ‘If it bleeds, we can kill it’. The Lions then fought Essendon in the AFL Grand Final. This is a game that will be remembered for the rest of the century.

Despite the win, the team’s forward line needs to improve. The Dees are still lacking an effective key forward and had to rely on their talented midfield to score goals. But they can now be confident that they can make a deep run in September. The late Joe Daniher goal and controversial score review are vital.

The Brisbane Lions have made the finals in the first season since their merger with the Port Adelaide Power. However, their win-loss record was lower than their opponents and missed out by one point. In addition, they lost their first two games to eventual grand-finalists, Adelaide, and St Kilda. Brisbane lost their first match by 36 points to Adelaide and then thrashed St Kilda by 97 points.

In addition to their main competition, the Brisbane Lions field teams in two other competitions. Their reserve team was affiliated with the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) from 1997 to 2010. They were originally known as the Lion Cubs, but later changed their name to Suncoast Lions. In the 2011 season, they joined the multi-state NEAFL. They have won three Brownlow Medals and two club best and fairest medals in this competition.