Game Chat – Brisbane vs Adelaide

Written by Thommo on May 20 2017

Venue: GABBA at 7:25pm AEST

R20, 2016, Adelaide 27.15 (177) d Brisbane Lions 6.3 (39) at Adelaide Oval
R21, 2015, Adelaide 20.11 (131) d Brisbane Lions 6.8 (44) at Adelaide Oval
R13, 2015, Adelaide 11.16 (82) d Brisbane Lions 10.9 (69) at the Gabba
R20, 2014, Adelaide 25.18 (168) d Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) at the Gabba
R2, 2013, Adelaide 14.12 (96) d Brisbane Lions 10.17 (77) at the Gabba

Game notes: After two unexpected losses, this appears the perfect game for Adelaide to get its season heading back in the right direction. Despite being humbled by North Melbourne and Melbourne in the past fortnight, the Crows are still flying on top of the ladder. While they’d be foolish to take the young Lions lightly, the Crows’ potent forward line matched up against the competition’s leakiest defence seems the remedy for a return-to-form victory. Meanwhile, after their opening round win against Gold Coast, the Lions have lost seven straight, but were more than competitive in last Saturday’s loss to Hawthorn in Launceston. They are short on experience through the midfield, but have shown a willingness to move the ball quickly and have rattled up big scores in quarters to remain a threat. They are a dangerous opponent. It’s the Lions’ only game at the Gabba in a five-week span, but Adelaide should return to the winner’s circle in this one.

Thommo’s Tip: Adelaide by 60 points.

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17 thoughts on “Game Chat – Brisbane vs Adelaide”

  1. Captain choices
    Sloane TU
    Neale TD

    Have had sloane last 2 weeks as captain but surely he goes huge tonight?


  2. Decided against keeping Rocky on the bench for three weeks. Using Rocky’s injury as an opportunity to better prepare for the R11 bye by swapping a R11 bye premo for a 13 bye premo. Welcome aboard Lachie Neale.


    1. Great call. Neale is flying completely under the radar at the moment; he’s having a fantastic year from a SuperCoach standpoint.


  3. Otten playing backline 🙁 only kept him because jenkins is out and i thought he would play foward and kick a few against Brissy. And to add to that Berry is on my bench firing. Fantastic 🙂


      1. Was planning to cull him last week but injuries elsewhere stopped that. Then traded Marchy instead this week because of the bye and Otten named foward. Mistakes were made


      2. I’m not sure whether I should be relieved because I didn’t trade him for Zac Williams this week, or horrified because I didn’t trade him out at all.


  4. Greenwood looking absolutely at home on debut for crows. 117k mid / fwd. On 62 with 5 minutes to go in the 2nd quarter.


  5. The lack of Rockliff seems to be helping Beams. Barrett seems to be enjoying the extra responsibility, too.


  6. SC Relevant Players

    3/4 Time

    Lions 42 vs Crows 111

    D.Beams 101 (32 touches!)
    Zorko 98
    Stef Martin 79
    Barrett 72
    Berry 65

    Sloane 89
    Laird 77
    Walker 62
    Betts 80
    Jacobs 64
    Greenwood 79
    Hampton 48
    Otten 47



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