The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Brisbane Lions

Adam Ritchie assesses the prospects of Michael Voss and the Brisbane Lions.

Lion Kings or Greatest Team Of All?

Whilst funnelling through YouTube during a cold, restless night recently, I happened upon some footage of one of my favourite Grand Finals; the 2002 playoff between the almighty Brisbane Lions outfit and the unheralded Collingwood side. Yes I’m a footy nerd and I know, I may have a problem.

Number 56: Gerard Toohey, a triple premiership captain and Woof Woof

Number 56 – David Simpson and Gerard Toohey Recruited from Numurkah, not far from Shepparton, David “Harry” Simpson was a tall player (190 cm) who played three games for the Cats in the number 56 guernsey at the tail end of the 1984 season. Simpson arrived at Kardinia Park in 1981 and showed early promise [Read more]

Waiting for the siren’s call

From Collingwood’s 50 Most Sensational Games Round 8 2002 Collingwood         5.1.31       8.9.57    14.12.96    17.12.114 Brisbane Lions   7.2.44    10.5.65      12.9.81     16.15.111 VENUE: Colonial Stadium DATE: Saturday 18 May CROWD: 46,279 UMPIRES: Sheehan, Ellis, Nicholls COLLINGWOOD B Johnson Prestigiacomo Clement HB Lonie Wakelin Cloke C Fraser Buckley N. Davis HF Lockyer Rocca Burns F Holland Tarrant Molloy [Read more]

You have to love the genius of Blighty

By Adrian Vitez Around 30,000 attended this Round 6 match-up at the Gabba. Like most other interested parties, I received it via the channel 10 telecast led by Quarters, and featuring the great Blighty on special comments. Blighty fits the special comments job description perfectly as he never fails to offer comments which are unique [Read more]