- Jul 26, 2016
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- LFC, NFL Redskins, Brisbane Lions
This game is at the Gabba 7:10pm Wednesday September 9th - I'll be there!!!!
Last time they played: Saturday, 10 August 2019 Brisbane Lions 22.12 (144) def. Gold Coast 8.5 (53) Gabba (crowd: 22,530)
GOLD COAST SUNS
Coming off a bye having trounced North last week they'll be fresh as daisies aiming for an upset and to avenge last year's drubbing.
Suns are playing a fast, running direct style of football and when their skills are on a delight to watch
Lineup - I only expect one change here with Jarrod Harbrow coming in for Darcy McPherson
Touk Miller: Loves playing the Lions and going toe to toe with Zorks and won his fair share of battles against the Lions
Brandon Ellis: Has shown the Suns how to play better and is a general out on the field
Jarrod Witts: IMO a very under-rated ruckman. Great tap work and gets plenty of it himself and very good disposal skills for a big bloke
Izak Rankine: Kid is the X-factor and a real star in the making - averaging almost 5 score involvements a game - needs shutting down.
A hard fought win over Collingwood does have some cost and with only 4 days rest before Wednesday this will be a real test.
Lack of scoring and an accuracy problem that's been present for 5+ years is also of concern.
On the plus side the Lions have a small injury list and plenty of players to choose from and defensively are on fire as a unit.
Back 6 was immense v Pies and they need to be just as ferocious against the Suns who can score quickly.
Lineup - Sadly injuries to Tom Fullarton and Harris Andrews will see changes required so with my coaches hat on:
OUT Fullarton (INJ), Andrews (INJ), Zorko (managed - just didn't look right to me), Mitch Robbo (rested), McStay (omitted)
IN McCarthy, T. Berry (because I sponsor him and he needs to play), Archie (Big O needs help), Dev Robbo +1 (Payne,Ballenden,Skinner)
Lachie Neale: Give him the Brownlow already. Leads this team on the field without the (c). Silky smooth mover.
Hugh McCluggage: The Suitcase is a first class footballer with astounding hands and vision. Just needs to finish off better.
Jarryd Lyons: Would love to have a big one against his old team. Having a stellar year and is great with the clearances and getting the ball I50.
Daniel Rich: Most avg. metres gained for the Lions and RARELY wastes a disposal and the essential link between defence and attack.
In a high scoring match for this season in a festive affair Charlie and Ah Chee to kick 6 between them and the Lions win 13.6=84 to 10.6=66 in a great game!