Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

AFL

Any win will do for rookie Lions coach Leppitsch

Justin Leppitsch

Phil Lutton Lions coach Justin Leppitsch didn't exactly go out of his way to try and fan the embers of the awkwardly titled QClash to be played at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.

Slow progress for Leppitsch's Lions

Lions head coach Justin Leppitsch.

Phil Lutton Justin Leppitsch remembers how AFL football seemed to zoom by in a blur when he first started the game.

Live: Lions v Geelong

Jonathan Brown.

Phil Lutton Live: Lions v Geelong

Tom Rockliff says Brisbane Lions will shake up Hawthorn Hawks in AFL

Brisbane midfielder Tom Rockliff.

Phil Lutton Brisbane may as well be going to Tasmania for some trout fishing and cheese tasting, if oddsmakers and tipsters are to be respected, but Tom Rockliff says the Lions are backing themselves to get...

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Lions' Redden never tempted to head home

Lions midfielder Jack Redden in a marking contest

Phil Lutton Jack Redden hails from the town of Keith, in South Australia. But unlike some of his former homesick teammates, the Brisbane Lions midfielder never considered joining the procession out of the Gabba...

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Anything's possible: even in Lions' opener against Hawks

Phil Lutton In the past fortnight, tipping the Brisbane Lions to win the AFL's wooden spoon, or at least have a red-hot crack, seems to be in fashion.

AFL

Battle over as Matthews returns

Leigh Matthews.

Phil Lutton Former premiership coach will join Lions board while chairman Angus Johnson leaves.

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Leigh Matthews joins Lions board as boardroom battle ends

Leigh Matthews

Phil Lutton Leigh Matthews will take his seat on a new-look Lions board after a marathon meeting at the Gabba which saw chairman Angus Johnson and rival faction leader Paul Williams fall on their swords.

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Key calls loom as new Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch takes over

Newly appointed Lions head coach Justin Leppitsch.

Phil Lutton New Lions coach Justin Leppitsch will spend his first days on the job trying to settle his list for 2014, making a series of key decisions he believes will have a profound influence on Brisbane's...

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Lions group blasts AFL

Phil Lutton Influential Brisbane supporters group The Lions' Roar says it will be a 'slap in the face' to members if the AFL sweeps aside a rival boardroom ticket and fails to give supporters a right to vote on...

Coach in place, but club in turmoil

Brisbane Lions logo

Phil Lutton Brisbane Lions a club divided after AFL intervention fails to mend damaging boardroom rift.

Lions a club in turmoil as they make Leppitsch leap

Justin Leppitsch.

Phil Lutton The factional warlords may have downed weapons long enough to sign off on a new coach but the Brisbane Lions remains a club divided after AFL intervention failed to mend the damaging boardroom rift.

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AFL steps in to fix infighting at Lions

Brisbane lions logo.

Phil Lutton The AFL has stepped in to try and fix the mess that is the Brisbane Lions board, scheduling a mediation meeting between the warring parties in Melbourne next week.

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'Paddle Pop Lion' goes to a vote

Lions.

Phil Lutton The Brisbane Lions may be without a coach but members will be able to have a direct say in one of the club's most divisive issues – the jumper.

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Lions player accused of assaulting man in wheelchair

Brisbane lions logo.

Phil Lutton The Brisbane Lions are investigating an allegation that one of their players pushed a man in a wheelchair before the team's Mad Monday celebrations.

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Brisbane Lions boardroom showdown looms

Lions chairman Angus Johnson with former Lions coach Michael Voss

Phil Lutton Supporter group to send letters to members urging them to help bring about an extraordinary general meeting of the club.

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Brisbane board stoush gathers steam

Brisbane Lions chairman Angus Johnson (right) congratulates Joel Patfull after the win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

Phil Lutton The damaging standoff on the Brisbane Lions board is closer to coming to a head.

Live: Lions v Western Bulldogs

Daniel Rich.

Phil Lutton Live: Lions v Western Bulldogs

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Lions fans want early meeting

Brisbane Lions.

Phil Lutton and Andrew Stafford Turmoil at Brisbane bubbles along with supporter group rallying club's members to force an emergency general meeting.

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Brisbane Lions board in Mexican standoff

Leigh Matthews.

Phil Lutton Brisbane Lions chairman Angus Johnson has been accused of having "botched" the recruitment of Paul Roos as he faces a coup from the board, backed by none other than Leigh Matthews.