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SportBrisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump

02:00  22 july  2019
02:00  22 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Brisbane thrash Port to climb AFL ladder

Brisbane thrash Port to climb AFL ladder Brisbane have defeated Port Adelaide by 48 points to rise to third on the AFL ladder.

Place your vote on the list of Top Ten AFL Teams . Looking at the stats from 1990 to 2018 The Eagles most successful now since 2018 premiership Lions are the best because they try and they are thinkers they look were there going to pass oh and also because I'm a LIONS FAN @DA BEST .

Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Event Broadcasts. Teams have not yet been announced for this match. Brisbane Lions . North Melbourne.

Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump© Darren England Saturday night's win was the Lions' fifth in a row and elevated them to second place. The AFL's smash hit game show Who Wants to be the Premier? moves into its 19th week with the contestants still providing no compelling answers.

After looking clueless against the Giants, pre-season favourite Collingwood's best hope might be to ask the audience how they can regain their form, having plunged straight back into the mire from which they seemed to have emerged just last week.

Runaway ladder leaders Geelong flubbed their lines against arch-rivals Hawthorn again yesterday, the Cats' third defeat in four games since they returned from the bye without their competitive mojo.

Port Adelaide's 'rubbish' Neale tactic slammed

Port Adelaide's 'rubbish' Neale tactic slammed Ken Hinkley's side attempted to 'terrorise' Brisbane star Lachie Neale before the tactic backfired spectacularly.

Brisbane defeated the reigning premiers last week by winning the scores from clearances count 5322, just It was a miserable end for North, despite a better performance than their limp round-one The Roos looked to have stunted by hitting the scoreboard early in the final term, but the Lions charged

Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Brisbane : Jarrod Berry failed to overcome hamstring soreness in time to play and was a late out from the Lions ' selected side. It got worse from there for Brisbane , which lost Allen Christensen (concussion) before the first break then Charlie Cameron (right ankle)

This slump is doing nothing to dispel the idea Geelong had not only gotten well ahead of the competition before their now extended break, but that they had also gotten well ahead of themselves.

So much so, the club president and coach have spent time campaigning to have ancient premierships won by players who travelled to games by horse and buggy added to their VFL/AFL tally and insisting finals should be played at the far smaller of their two home grounds in breach of the AFL's strict "one week at a time" mantra.

The carryover champions? West Coast's defeat by Collingwood was followed by a scratchy 13-point win over struggling Melbourne in Alice Springs, which kept them in contention for a top-two finish but was hardly as intimidating as their 66-point mauling of the Demons in last year's preliminary final.

New Zealand's provincial women's competition, the Farah Palmer Cup, brings in a new team for 2019

New Zealand's provincial women's competition, the Farah Palmer Cup, brings in a new team for 2019 New Zealand Rugby has today released the 2019 Farah Palmer Cup draw, which will see more televised matches than ever before with the Premiership kicking off on Saturday 31 August, followed by the Championship the week later. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au As well as 19 live match broadcasts, SKY will again have a dedicated weekly highlights show giving fans the opportunity to keep up to date with the entire competition.

They are the best . Best team in afl . V 72 Comments. Because they good as . A team that theoretically should be THE most popular team in the game, dawning the name and location of the home of football that is Melbourne. Best in the comp. Many young guns that will win a premiership .

AFL : Brisbane 's winning streak has been extended to five games with a thrilling narrow win over As the Lions roared at the Gabba they were given a massive piggyback into the game by the umpires “They’ve got some weaponry at their disposal, are they as good as the big three up the top end of

The Eagles' lukewarm effort did nothing to dispel the belief they played their joker too soon by bringing back athletic big man Nic Naitanui from a long-term knee injury after just one WAFL game, only to see his season ended by another injury.

Safe to say that with 2018 premiership ruckman Scott Lycett now at Port Adelaide, the West Coast midfield won't be getting another armchair ride to the podium.

As Richmond's season sank under the weight of injuries to star players, the Tigers had to phone a friend. Not for the answers to their problems, but to see if they wanted a game.

But having uncovered a few hidden gems such as the remarkable Sydney Stack and polished a few others including the smooth-moving Shai Bolton with more game time, the Tigers have rapidly bridged what was a yawning gap between themselves and the top four thus arousing their famously vocal army of supporters.

Brisbane Lion Luke Hodge could play on in 2020

Brisbane Lion Luke Hodge could play on in 2020 Luke Hodge may have initially retired in 2017, after a decorated career with the Hawks - but that won't stop him playing on in 2020. The four-time premiership star has spent the past two seasons at Brisbane after coming out of retirement, and hasn't ruled out pulling on the boots again in 2020. Hodge said on Friday he'd be with the Lions next year "without a shadow of a doubt", though in what capacity remains to be seen, given his body is feeling "surprisingly good." "Look at the weather, I'm not going anywhere," he said.

Highlights: Richmond v Brisbane Lions The Tigers and Lions clash in round 17. Ivan Soldo and Stefan Martin contest a ruck hit -out. Martin is likely to have pocketed another three votes after collecting 40 possessions, kicking two goals and winning 14 clearances as the Tigers kicked away to win 16.16

Manage my AFL Live Pass Redeem Voucher. Premiership Team . Runner-Up. Brisbane Lions . Collingwood.

Although it won't be until the Tigers confront recent nemesis Collingwood on Friday night that we can be assured they have the form and momentum to cut a swathe through September without their most influential defender Alex Rance.

Yet — incredibly — the most compelling contender in the past few weeks is the contestant no-one thought would survive the early elimination rounds, let alone reach the series finale.

Brisbane's somewhat controversial 12-point victory over North Melbourne on Saturday night was the Lions' fifth consecutive win since their abject 15-point defeat to then-struggling Carlton and, against all expectations, elevated them into second place.

It is only recently Queensland was being discussed as the AFL's basket case with the Lions and Gold Coast Suns stuck near the foot of the table.

Now, if the Lions can maintain their form, they can bring finals football back to the Gabba for the first time in 10 years, while their home game against Geelong in round 22 shapes as a bona fide blockbuster.

Before Geelong's defeat by Hawthorn on Sunday, Cats coach Chris Scott declared "we are in the any-given-Sunday era" — an allusion to the line often used by American NFL teams about how supposedly even that competition can be.

AFL rules late free against Roo Thompson was wrong

AFL rules late free against Roo Thompson was wrong The late free kick to Lions forward Oscar McInerney on Saturday night has been ruled incorrect by the AFL. The AFL has ruled a free kick against North Melbourne in the final minutes of Saturday night's loss to Brisbane Lions was incorrect. North defender Scott Thompson appeared to legally bump Lions forward Oscar McInerney and take a mark deep in the Lions' forward line but the umpire ruled Thompson had infringed and McInerney was awarded a free kick. The Lion then kicked the goal to put his side in front with a minute to play.

The Brisbane Lions is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian The Brisbane Bears were the first Gold Coast based team formed in Queensland founded by Paul As the Brisbane Lions , the club won its first AFL premiership in the 2001 AFL Grand Final

Lions ruckman Stefan Martin – the best player on the ground – had the last kick of the game as he attempted to find a teammate Winger Polec was outstanding with a team -high 29 possessions, Ollie Wines overcame an ankle scare to dominate in Brisbane : The Lions reported a clean bill of health.

Yet, the failure of the frontrunners including Scott's Cats to frank their premiership credentials in recent weeks and Brisbane's sudden rise again begs the question whether the AFL is now a meritocracy or a mediocracy.

Specifically, you can't help wonder if a league in which the talent has been diluted by the introduction of new teams along with the levelling impact of the draft and salary cap is now producing a handful of good teams but no great ones.

Regardless, the very likable and largely youthful Lions team peppered with great stories including the enduring presence of one of the game's greatest leaders, Luke Hodge, has brought a fairytale element to a season that seemed likely to be dominated by September perennials.

Brisbane's winning run is also doing more to promote the enduring vitality of "men of a certain age" since hair dye and Viagra.

Lions coach Chris Fagan looks and even sounds like the kind of amiable uncle who turns up for Christmas lunch in a horrible sweater, tells excruciating jokes and falls asleep in an armchair.

Yet the vastly experienced 58-year-old mentor has performed miracles with a Brisbane team that seemed replete with young talent but still years from rising to its current lofty heights.

Luck is also going Brisbane's way, with the late free kick that helped ice their come-from-behind victory over the Kangaroos on Saturday night the kind too often paid by those umpires who patrol packs like eager parking inspectors hoping to issue a ticket to keep up their quotas.

Brisbane Lions investigate fan's racist Facebook post

Brisbane Lions investigate fan's racist Facebook post The Brisbane Lions have investigated complaints against a man who directed racist taunts at Allen Christensen on an unofficial Facebook page for Lions fans. Christensen played a vital role in the Lions win over North Melbourne on Saturday night, kicking three goals. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump
Brisbane Lions' AFL premiership chances are looking good as the top teams hit a slump

Still, with their youthful vitality, the Lions are at least looking like they want to be premiers — even as we wait for their underperforming opposition to strike form and deliver a dose of cold reality.

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As Port Adelaide's CEO takes the unusual step of telling fans to blame him — not coach Ken Hinkley — for his club's poor form, the Crows are also in damage control as pressure mounts on coach Don Pyke.

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