BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 11: Justin Leppitsch, Senior Coach of the Lions addresses his players during the 2016 AFL Round 12 match between the Brisbane Lions and the Fremantle Dockers at The Gabba on June 11, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Brown slams AFL over Lions’ fixture

Brisbane legend Jonathan Brown has slammed the AFL over the Lions’ fixture in 2016, labeling it “a disgrace”.

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The Lions suffered yet another humiliating loss on the weekend, this time going down to Fremantle by 83 points at the Gabba.

Brown said on Fox Footy’s On the Couch on Monday night, that the AFL should shoulder some of the blame for Brisbane’s poor start to the year, with his former club “given the second hardest draw” of any side in the competition.

“The Lions were hung out to dry. I don’t want to to stick up for my old club too much but the Lions were hung out to dry with being given the second hardest draw in the first half of the competition,” Brown said.

“That is a disgrace from the people at the AFL who made that draw. They’ve given the Lions’ so-called easy games on the road, with a young list. So fix it up, for Christ’s sake because it was an absolute disgrace going into the season like that.”

Brisbane currently has one win from the opening 12 rounds and sit 17th on the ladder with a percentage of just 60.50 per cent.

Brisbane’s next five weeks:

R13 V West Coast (Gabba)

R14 V Richmond (MCG)

R15 – Bye

R16 V GC Suns (Metricon Stadium)

R17 V GWS (Gabba)


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    • Robert Wilson but dockers have been playing poor and so have Collingwood and the media always give the pies false hope. The effort has not been there consistently from the experienced players that’s the problem. The kids always try

  1. The draw is the draw
    If you’re good enough with a decent list and a decent coach it shouldn’t matter who where or when you play
    Play the game with the expectation of being competitive or to win
    Hard draw
    Soft draw
    I think Brown has suffered one too many head knocks!
    Harden up and welcome to reality

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