Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Small mercies

After a year of superb Brisbane coverage, Shane Reid used last night’s preliminary final loss to reflect on better games and premiership moments.

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.

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Welcome back Prince Harris Andrews, the Jason Donovan of our premiership hopes

It was a nervous time for the Lions, but Shane Reid was left passionately barracking on Brisbane as they pushed Lions to the brink in their qualifying final match-up.

Round 18 – Brisbane v Carlton: Remembering tales of yore and beating the Blues

After counselling his pupils on the magic of Quinlan and the old Lions, high-school teacher Shane Reid watched his modern-age Brisbane temporarily rise to top spot following a strong win over the Blues.

Round 16 – Brisbane v Gold Coast: The First September Q-Clash (shame about the pandemic asterix)

Shane Reid is happy that his Brisbane Lions finally nailed the first quarter of a game to set them on their way against the Suns.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: A disappointing return to Friday night footy (Floreat Pica Society)

Peter Butler has the FPS report for this week, where his mood turned from excitement to despair when Brisbane got on top of the Pies.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 15 Review, Round 16 Preview

It may have been a disappointing loss for the Pies, but Cam Hooke has the answers for Collingwood in the coming weeks as they make a charge for the finals.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Magpies and Lions and Dogs, oh my!

Last night gave Danielle Hakim an opportunity to reach new levels of fanaticism for Brayden Maynard. A report full of Danielle’s typical passion, her struggles with the Pies continued into the post-match Twitter-sphere.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Everything’s coming up Milhouse, just

Shane Reid is hopeful about Brisbane’s chances – what’s not to love about a home Grand Final and a tight win over the Pies? But constant behinds and scrubby quarters still linger in the back of his mind.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Brisbane v Geelong: From hanging rock to minor premiers

It took a trip to Hanging Rock and a few tears at the departure of Kevin Sheedy and James Hird, but John Harms eventually got to watch his Cats clinch the minor premiership for the 2007 season.

Almanac stalwart Yvette Wroby to ‘star’ on Fan Zone this Sunday

Exclusive to the Footy Almanac: Yvette Wroby takes her footy idiocy one step further with Channel 7’s Fan Zone on Sunday 23rd August at 3.35pm for Brisbane v St Kilda. Fan Zone, here she comes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Adelaide v Brisbane: A near-perfect play amidst a sloppy display

Not even a wonderful passage of play could excite John Kingsmill, who was left wondering what was next for two clubs just outside the eight in the latter stages of 2007.

Round 12 – North Melbourne v Brisbane: A shinboner by any other name is still noble in defeat

North Melbourne may not be the same as the shinboners of old, but their fighting spirit yesterday was enough to give Brisbane a shake. Shane Reid casts his eye over a tight game characterised by points and frustration.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Brisbane v Sydney: Brown saves a season

Andrew Stafford was watching his Lions’ 2007 finals hopes slip away against the gritty Swans. But a renaissance in the final stages meant the season boiled down to a single kick.

Round 11 – Brisbane v Western Bulldogs: The Fitzroy Bulldogs and a 1.21 gigawatt win

A time of film education and reminiscing led Shane Reid to the Lions v Bulldogs clash on Saturday night. When Brisbane shone to rise up to second place, Shane began to wonder what the time ahead held for his young side.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: Buddy v Browny

A fine example of Saturday arvo footy looked set to go the way of Brisbane in 2007. Tony Roberts was at the match, and didn’t expect the blossoming draft picks of Hawthorn to stage such a wonderful second half.

Round 9 – Essendon v Brisbane: Smacking the hated enemy

Phil Hill is no fan of the Essendon Football Club, making Brisbane’s smacking of the Bombers a wonderful night to marvel at the Lions’ depth. Adding insult to Essendon’s injuries was a helpful bonus.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Brown turns the tables

The Kangaroos had defied all odds in 2007 to sit second on the table heading into Round 18. But, as Andrew Stafford reports, it was Jonathan Brown who ended the Roos run with a fine performance.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Collingwood v Brisbane: Wakelin feels all Black after a horror loss

In a 2007 milestone game for Anthony Rocca, Mark Branagan talks all things trains, poor tactics and gloves amidst a Brisbane Lions shellacking.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – Brisbane v Carlton: Brown fills his boots on a picturesque Brisbane day

Travelling up for an old university catch-up, John Harms soaked in the Brisbane sun and a wonderful Jonathan Brown performance, as the Lions won an easy 2007 clash.