AFL Round 17 – Brisbane v West Coast: In with the Gabba’s new brigade

Beth Newman kept the faith at the ‘Gabba last weekend, while her brother worshipped at the temple of the golden arch.

Grand Final Flashback: 2003

To this day, September 27, 2003, remains in Beth Newman’s top three life highlights.

AFL Round 20 – Brisbane v Richmond: Too little, too late

If footy is truly a game of four quarters (and Beth Newman is led to believe it is), then somebody obviously forgot to tell the Brisbane Lions – again!

AFL Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Getting it done, Gary style

Tipping against the Suns used to guarantee a winner. Not any more, writes Beth Newman, who has fallen further behind in her local competition as a result.

AFL Round 15 – Brisbane v Gold Coast: Winning with two eyes

Beth Newman is particularly vocal when it comes to watching Brisbane, so she knew her first chance to sit in a press box at the Gabba would be a challenge (to say the least).

AFL Round 10 – Brisbane vs Collingwood: A decade is a long time in footy

It’s been a long time between Friday night games at the Gabba and Beth Newman was desperate for a win over the Pies. However, not even the mystical three-peat jumper could save her Lions.

AFL Round 2 – Sydney v Gold Coast : The sentiment derby

Beth Newman casts an eye over her “second team” derby between the Swans and the Suns. Sydney’s performance, full of gumption, impresses.

AFL Grand Final: My weekend in the red and the white

Having scored Grand Final tickets, Brisbane fan Beth Newman undertook a covert mission to transform herself into a Swan for the weekend.

The importance of being Ablett

I had my first Metricon Stadium experience last Saturday night, as the Gold Coast played host to Queensland’s inaugural Expansion Derby. With a community atmosphere unlike any major stadium I have ever been to, the Suns’ home ground brings a touch of the grassroots to the elite football environment, much like the side itself. It [Read more]

Brisbane v West Coast – there was something in the air

As a Brisbane Lions supporter, I have felt the full range of footy fan emotions. It was only four or five years ago, that on my visits to the Gabbatoir I expected to leave with four points. Now, I approach games with the cautious optimism, or more accurately a glimmer of hope, that plagues fans [Read more]