Finals Preview: A Branding Exercise?

Footy’s lazy nostalgics tend to play the same hits on repeat. It’s too congested. It’s too low scoring. They don’t teach them how to kick. None of these are completely fair, but only one is straight-up nonsense: that today’s teams are all the same. This year’s finalists are a neat illustration: teams with very differentContinue reading “Finals Preview: A Branding Exercise?”

What will the Lions do now Dad’s gone?

The Lions’ attack has looked shaky in the last month, but its defence has gone from strength to strength. Desperation and composure down back have helped the Lions to hold on for three tight victories in a row. So the news that Harris Andrews will be missing until mid-October is a heavy blow. Can theContinue reading “What will the Lions do now Dad’s gone?”

Shooting from the Hipwood

Why can’t the Lions kick straight? The Lions are flying. They’ve gone 10-2 since the season resumed, holding steady in the top two despite a lengthy peloton at their heels. They’ve left Queensland twice all year, and if luck is on their side they could stay there until Grand Final Day. There’s just one problem:Continue reading “Shooting from the Hipwood”

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