Almanac Memoir: Half a century at the Gabba

Murray Bird offers a panoramic memoir of Gabba days of yore. [Reckon 500 is conservative Muz – JTH]

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: 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 2 – Geelong v Collingwood: Outnumbered at home (Floreat Pica Society)

A history of Collingwood and Geelong rivalries led to last night’s semi final clash for Andrew Fithall. He was gifted a horrific performance, which he broke down to nightmarish details in his FPS report.

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 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 11 – St Kilda v Geelong: Saints mugged by Cats and (maybe) reality

Hamish Townsend saw a one-sided contest with Geelong in sparkling touch against the Saints at the Gabba (on a Monday night in Brisbane). He wonders why the pre-game St Kilda hype was so strong.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Where does that leave us now?

With the crowds back and some free-flowing footy being played, Sam Evans is loving the Lions’ approach to the 2020 season. Their win against the ladder-leading Port Adelaide gave him hope.

Round 3 – Brisbane v West Coast: No Zorko, no worries

Sam Evans was pleasantly surprised by the Lions as they managed to overcome the Eagles even without their vibrant and talismanic captain.

Round 2 – Brisbane v Fremantle: A Brisbane perspective

Brisbane managed to scrape past Fremantle in their round two encounter up at the Gabba. Despite taking home the four points, Sam Evans wasn’t convinced by the Lions’ shaky effort.

Round 2 – Brisbane v Fremantle: And the future is now

English and Music teacher Shane Reid takes his inspiration from the pandemic and other dystopia for this report of the clash between the Lions and the Dockers.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Brisbane v Western Bulldogs: Aker’s return fizzes out

Andrew Stafford doesn’t hold back when criticising Brisbane’s lacklustre performance in their 2007 meeting with ex-Lion Jason Akermanis.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Lions smacked in Black’s 200th

Both Brisbane and Collingwood celebrated milestones for stalwarts. But Andrew Stafford details how the home side’s celebrations for Simon Black were cut short when the Pies romped home in the 2007 Indigenous Round clash.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test Day 2 at the ‘Gabba

The Aussies are headed for a substantial lead in the First Test as they plunder the Pakistani bowlers at the ‘Gabba on Day 2 reports Citrus Bob.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test Squad announced

The national selectors have named a 14-man squad for next week’s First Test against Pakistan at the Gabba. What do you think of the squad as a whole, and what would your batting order be?

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Gabba Gabba Hey

John Green’s last encounter with a final featuring the Tigers at the Gabba was one for the history books – just not Yellow and Black history books. 18 years on, the pendulum has swung firmly in the other direction – with Tiger fans smiling (and players too!)

Round 22 – Brisbane v Geelong: Two Words

They weren’t the two words Jamie Simmons was expecting, but they were even more welcome than the Lions’ win.

Almanac Flashback: Harms on the speccie revisited

A decade ago, John Harms penned some words on the speccie, and its place in footy. (The comments that follow will bring back many memories – Ed).