The Brisbane Reclink Community Cup 2017 – Brisbane Lines v Rocking Horses: Thrusting your name before the selectors?

Jamie Simmons went to the Community Cup in Brisbane (which is sponsored by Blundstone). He had an excellent afternoon – and he has come up with a cunning plan. [More great lines and Lines from Igor – JTH].

The photos are with permission. Thanks to Evo. But I would like to acknowledge specific photographers – if anyone can assist. JTH

Round 21 – Brisbane v Gold Coast: Bar the Shouting

Jamie Simmons, having spent five weeks without internet and being forced to attend the Brisbane Ballet (and enjoying it!), finds it’s the familiarity of a Gabba game day crowd that he yearns for. (So many great lines in this- ed)

Round 18 – Brisbane v Carlton: Football, solitaire and tiny pirates

Jamie Simmons has settled into his new house and was able to enjoy a Brisbane home win against a team he wants to like in Carlton.

Round 12 – Brisbane v Fremantle: Fixer-Uppers

A beautiful moment of happiness is captured by Jamie Simmons as Brisbane secured an incredible win and a new home brings new hopes and dreams for the future.

AFLW Round 2 – Fremantle v Brisbane: Lions Away

Jamie Simmons is always great to read – and this piece from earlier this year has some cracking lines. And it’s a reminder that The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 will be launched in July. Date to be confirmed.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: Adele-aided Crows

Igor stepped out of his comfort zone to attend the AFLW Grand Final, and puts in his Santa wishlist on behalf of the Brisbane Lions.

AFLW Round 4 – Brisbane v GWS: The North Approaches

Jamie Simmons once again ventures to Brendale, this time to catch the Brisbane Round 4 AFLW clash with GWS. From his vantage point on the hill/knoll (not Noll), he savours the feeling of a 4-0 start to the season.

AFLW Round 3 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Blind Date

Jamie Simmons captures all the highs and lows of his first date with The South Pine Sports Complex including sweltering mascots, a would-be auctioneer as ground announcer and noisy children.

Distractions or “The Lions, The Fridge and the Walk Probe.”

Jamie Simmons battles the distractions of his dying fridge and his dogs at home as he watches Fremantle play Brisbane.

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v Brisbane: First Impressions

“I’m not sure I can ever remember a time where I have been so proud of my code. I just want to ruffle its hair and pinch its cheeks I’m so damned proud”. So says Jamie Simmons, despite the vagaries of Cranbourne.

Almanac Summer: Multi-tasking

Jamie ‘Igor’ Simmons with a little Summer inspired multi-tasking.

Round 17 – Brisbane v Greater Western Sydney: We Might Be Giants Too

As “a 3rd generation Fitzroy supporter and one time Beta Max owner” Jamie Simmons knows a thing or two about disappointment. But in the blossoming young Giants, he sees a potential future for his Lions.

Round 12 – Brisbane v Fremantle: Winner, winner…

With Brisbane staring at a big loss to Fremantle, Jamie Simmons finds the positives and comes out a winner.

Round 6 – Brisbane v Sydney: Something Old, Something New.

For Igor, Brisbane’s loss to Sydney was not all gloomy, he introduced an old love to a new love and they seem perfectly happy to share him.

VAFA – Fitzroy v Caulfield Old Grammarians: Coming Home

Lifelong RoyBoy Jamie Simmons makes the trip from Brisbane to Brunswick Street Oval to see the local team take on Old Caulfield Grammarians. Back in the city of his youth, he is reminded of times past.

Round 5 – Gold Coast v Brisbane: Never the Bride

A crushing defeat, the eternal bridesmaid, the temptation of an expensive mini-bar… this would be a bummer of a read if Jamie Simmons didn’t have such a dry sense of humour.

Round 1 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Family 53

Jamie Simmons brings out the members’ gold cap for the first time in season 2015. Familiar faces in the Gabba stands hold their own stories. Another season awaits.

The A to Y of Seldom Watched Sports (Part One: A-E)

Having survived another football off-season, Jamie Simmons recalls his search for something to replace the joy of football. Today he presents the A-E of his ‘couch-bound expedition to investigate the merits of other televised sports.”

Every team needs their own ‘Wheels’

The story of “Wheels” and the impact he had on a local footy club. [Funny – Ed]

AFL Round 21 – Gold Coast Suns v Port Adelaide: The Best Laid Plans

A monsoon makes a mockery of Jamie Simmons plans to showcase footy to new friend Mel.