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 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.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Years of black and white, all with a pen in hand

After a wedding and a wonderful honeymoon, Danielle Hakim is back writing about her beloved Pies. Her first piece tries to find the positives buried amidst a disappointing loss to Melbourne.

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 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.