Round 15 – Fremantle v Brisbane: Going West and Seeing the Light

After a win over Freo, Brin assesses the future of the Lions and weighs in on the loss of Harris Andrews.

Almanac Footy – A Quick Trip Home

Brin made it back to Brisbane just in time to catch the last quarter of the Yeronga Thirds game on Friday night. He writes about home, being part of a team and the difference that six weeks can make.

Almanac Soccer – World Cup 2018: Power and dissent

Brin questions whether there is a role for the political within sports as two Swiss players face a sanction from FIFA.

Almanac Soccer – World Cup 2018: The Lions of Teranga get down

The Senegal men’s football team have the best pre-game warm up routine.

Almanac Books: Footballistics – How the data analytics revolution is uncovering footy’s hidden truths

Brin is interested in the launch of James Coventry’s new book, which aims to answer questions about footy that you thought you already knew.

The Elephant in the Room

Brin argues, in a thought provoking and articulate article, that the standard of sports journalism in Australia and the level of understanding provided to readers by people paid to report on the game of Australian Rules football is not up to scratch.

Political Football (Coaches)

Brin Paulsen is imagining Australian political figures as footy coaches. And he has them pretty well worked out.

Almanac Philosophy: The toll of losing

After one too many losses for Brisbane and his Friday night thirds team, footy player Brin Paulsen poses an existential question to self.

Round 8 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Wanna hear a bad joke?

Brin Paulsen is swamped by Magpie fans at the Gabba, and bewildered by Brisbane’s tactics.

The Comeback Kids

Anthony Mundine’s possible Rugby League comeback got Brin Paulsen thinking about some other candidates.

Round 4 – Brisbane v Gold Coast: Winning starts with a W

For Brin Paulsen the Lions squandered goal kicking opportunities and the ferocity in the Q Clash is real.

Round 2 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Abbreviated Thoughts

Brin Paulsen files from Brisbane, where poor kicking and a dearth of tall targets up forward proved costly.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 4: Dispatch from (not so) Sunny Brisbane

Brin Paulsen emerges from a nest overrun with Kiwis, into a steamy Day 4 of rain-interrupted Test match cricket. Is the Australian side switched on? How good is this K Williamson?

Round 16 – Melbourne v Brisbane: The (hopefully temporary) eternal damnation of the Lions

Brin Paulsen looks hard to find the positives in the Brisbane Lions’ 2015, but can only come up with the glaring deficiencies the Lions need to address if they’re to get up off the mat.

The Year of the Lion

In his colourful Almanac debut, Brin Paulsen looks to the Heavens and casts an astronomer’s eye (astrologist’s eye?) over the fortunes of the Brisbane Football Club in 2015. [Very entertaining – JTH]