1. 2020 Recap
The Lions had a once in a lifetime opportunity at a home grand final last year and they blew it. They did the hard work by beating Richmond in the qualifying final to set up a home preliminary final but could reach the final hurdle.
It was already a step-up from the previous season, but they went out with barely a whimper against the Cats in the preliminary final. It would’ve been heartbreaking for Lions fans as they missed the chance at a grand final at the Gabba.
Brisbane were superb in the home and away season, rightly earning their double chance yet again. They and seemed to have learned from 2019’s straight sets exit from the finals and used that during a compromised 2020 season, but it was an opportunity lost, no doubt.
Their season was highlighted by Lachie Neale’s Brownlow Medal win as he ran away with the award, he was terrific all year and was able to make the leap into the game’s truest elite.