Brisbane Lions

No priority picks for Carlton and Brisbane

Bottom of the class: Andrew Carrazzo and David Ellard lead the Blues off the field after their final match, the round 23 tie against Hawthorn on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson   Being bad is not a good enough reason for Carlton and Brisbane to receive priority draft picks, the AFL Commission has ruled.

This year has been my toughest, admits Leppitsch

Difficult year: Lions coach Justin Leppitsch.

Jon Pierik   Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch has declared the 2015 campaign the toughest of his football career but says a review of the club will provide a springboard for a revival.

Geelong's Jansen bound for Brisbane

Geelong logo.

Emma Quayle    Geelong's Jarrad Jansen looks set to join Brisbane during next month's trade period.

Lions target Tiger Astbury

On the move? David Astbury.

Daniel Cherny   The Lions have their eye on Richmond tall David Astbury, who has been starved of opportunities in a stable Tigers backline.

Lions back away from Suckling

Matt Suckling (right) enjoys the Hawks' win on Friday night.

Daniel Cherny   Brisbane Lions recruiting chief Peter Schwab has all but ruled out the prospect of the Lions recruiting Hawthorn defender Matthew Suckling.

Four-way tie in Brisbane Lions' club champion race

Dayne Beams was part of Brisbane's first four-way best and fairest tie.

Beth Newman   Dayne Beams and Mitch Robinson were two of the biggest names of the 2014 trade period and they have rewarded the Brisbane Lions, part of the club's first four-way club champion tie on Saturday.

Blues match Lions bluff for early pick

On Sunday, Brisbane did something breathtakingly stupid – they won a game.

Michael Gleeson   Carlton, like the Brisbane Lions, have asked for a priority draft pick. Carlton, like Brisbane, know they won't get it.

Lions determined not to lose Sam Mayes

Off limits: Brisbane will refuse to trade Sam Mayes

Emma Quayle    The Brisbane Lions say they will refuse to trade contracted forward Sam Mayes, who is interested in a move back to Adelaide, while intrigue builds around James Aish.

Lions get the Blues over picks

First task: Recruit this man, Matthew Leuenberger.

Michael Gleeson   Brisbane Lions insist they should keep pick two regardless of any Carlton free agency compensation.

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Kreuzer may not earn Blues second draft pick

Matthew Kreuzer.

Larissa Nicholson   Carlton should not bank on getting draft picks one and two if their out-of-contract ruckman Matthew Kreuzer leaves the club.

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When a win is really a big loss

Have the Lions won trouble as well as four points?

Matt Murnane   The Lions lifted themselves off the bottom of the ladder in round 23, and thus will not receive pick No.1 in this year's draft.

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Lions get their welfare man

Craig Lambert in his previous role with the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Beth Newman   The Brisbane Lions will be hoping to make the club one to stay at with the return of welfare guru Craig Lambert and wife, Melissa.

Unbelievable? Justin Leppitsch believes it

Josh Green celebrates a goal during the Lions win over the Western Bulldogs.

Beth Newman   Most people struggled to believe that Brisbane Lions retiree Brent Staker had been robbed a farewell AFL game after a hamstring injury in the warm up.

Bulldogs ruck and rolled by Lions

Daniel Merrett of the Lions competes for the ball against Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs.

Andrew Stafford    If the value of ruckmen is a perennial in modern football, this is the year the big men hit back. Todd Goldstein's form for North Melbourne is exhibit A.

Bring on finals, says Beveridge

Stefan Martin of the Lions and Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs compete for the ball.

Andrew Stafford   Luke Beveridge said his team was just looking forward to playing a final after going down to the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba, but offered no excuses for the defeat and said his team would need to move on quickly.

Brisbane Lions snatch last round win over finals-bound Western Bulldogs

Lion Josh Green celebrates a goal with Daniel Rich.

Beth Newman   If you want to know how the Brisbane Lions went this season, you need only look at their last game of the year.

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Is this the best AFL banner of the year?

Sherrin footy

Larissa Nicholson   Just when we thought 2015 could not get much worse for the Brisbane Lions, the ladder anchors have been compared to one of the world's least liked rock stars.

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Petterd, McGuane hang up boots after injuries

Ricky Petterd has called it a day.

Daniel Cherny   Injury-prone Richmond utility Ricky Petterd has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Redden not a lost cause, Leppitsch says

Jack Redden

Andrew Stafford   Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch resolved that the club would be making every effort to convince disgruntled midfielder Jack Redden to stay, as the club tries to stave off the possibility of another player exodus.

The Lions review: rating Brisbane's season


Andrew Stafford   Rating the Brisbane Lions' 2015 season