Round 7 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Belonging

Just like Joe Daniher, Jamie Simmons wants to feel like he belongs to his chosen team, which is why he took his father-in-law to watch the Lions account for Port. PS: he recommends you don’t drink the ‘Gabba wine.

Round 7 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Lions get on the motorbike to overrun soft Power

Nick Kossatch had a big day of footy that started with his 16-year-old’s first senior game in Rocky and concluded with a trip to watch his Power down the road in Brisbane – the results didn’t fall his way, but that’s footy sometimes!

We’re three goals down and it’s started to rain

Peter Fuller gave ‘the big smoke’ a miss to take in the local action as Barwon Heads took on Torquay.

Round 6 – Carlton v Brisbane: Three out of four will never do

After a week of criticism, Carlton offered three-quarters of a response. John Butler offers his view on what was missing

Round 5 – Brisbane v Essendon: A soggy family debut

Daring to mix footy with a family holiday, Andrew Else then had to contend with the rain. ‘Real rain. Not Melbourne drizzle. Queensland rain.’

Round 5 – Sydney v Greater Western Sydney: Sport. Sport. Sport.

Jan Courtin is back the SCG for the first time since June 2019 to see her beloved Swans in action on their home ground. While Sydney didn’t get the win, another of her favourites, the Queensland Bulls, triumphed in the Sheffield Shield final.

AFLW Grand Final – Adelaide v Brisbane: Inspirational stories everywhere you look

It was a landmark AFLW Grand Final win for Brisbane in many ways. Trawling through the aftermath of the Lions’ maiden AFLW flag, Caspar McLeod discusses all of the major stories of the decider.

AFLW Grand Final – Adelaide v Brisbane: We are Lions, hear us roar – a Premiership too big to ignore

Shane Reid reports on Brisbane’s victory over Adelaide to take out the 2021 AFLW Premiership, while also considering women’s footy in Australian culture.

Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: The Real Meaning of FitzRoy and the Princely Bulldogs of Ballarat

Shane Reid had all things royal and regal on his mind when he penned this report of the Doggies-Lions joust in Ballarat.

Who’s the Furphy?

Old Dog looks at how stats are often a furphy, and don’t tell the real story, and takes up Brodie Grundy’s 64-4 win in the ruck on Thursday night to illustrate his point. [Fine analysis – Ed]

Round 1 – Brisbane v Sydney: ‘Oh Errol!’

Young Sydney debutante Errol Gulden had a dream debut kicking three goals in the Swans surprise win against Brisbane as Keiran Croker reports.

Round 1 – Brisbane v Sydney: How to get the excitement juices flowing

Jan Courtin’s Swans pulled off a massive upset in Brisbane, she celebrated the new name Bloods from the heartland of old South Melbourne on Raglan Street.

AFLW Round 6 – GWS v Brisbane: Capital Punishment

How good is footy in Canberra? William Westerman had the chance to support his Brisbane Lions in the flesh for the first time since moving to the ACT years ago. He watched an entertaining game with team performance the key.

AFLW Round 4 – Brisbane v Adelaide: The Erin Phillips Show

Hickey Park was the picturesque stage for a masterclass by the indomitable Erin Phillips as her Crows bested the Lions. Caspar McLeod was an impressed watcher of the show.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: The Catters smash the Lions and go through to the Grand Final

Brisbane-based Cats fans, the Townsends, head to the Gabba for the preliminary final against the local side. Dad, Hamish Townsend, tells the tale of the night, and of the impressive Geelong win.

Almanac Footy: The Lions, The Cats, The Gabba and The Divine

Brisbane v Geelong in a Preliminary Final at the Gabba is massive for John Harms. He explains why.

Almanac Football: The hunt for the owner of the red shorts

Ed Carmine can’t work out who owned the shorts previously or why they were so inexpensive when he spied them on Sydney Road!

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Put to the Sword

Some thoughts from Sasha Lennon as the Lions were overpowered by the Cats in the preliminary final.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Prelude to a Jig

Jamie Simmons gets to the Preliminary Final at the Gabba where he is left contemplating football expressions, football experience and football expectations.

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Captain’s call

John Green went into Richmond’s first final confident. After avidly following the glittering career of skipper Trent Cotchin, John was let down by Richmond’s loss to the Lions.