Hello everybody and welcome to live coverage of the second AFL qualifying final. Tonight we can enjoy second-placed Brisbane taking on third-place Richmond from the Gabba. The opening bounce is at 7.50pm (AEDT).
Despite finishing higher on the ladder and enjoying home ground advantage the Lions still come into tonight’s final as underdogs (or should it be undercats?). That is because they have drawn Richmond, the flag favourites and defending premiers hunting a third title in four years.
Specifically, this is a match-up weighted heavily in Richmond’s favour. The Tigers won by 41 points in round 10, and by 47 the time before that, which just happened to be a qualifying final at the Gabba. Those results contribute to a series of 15 straight wins for the yellow and black in the battle of the big cats, many of which have arrived in Queensland with Richmond boasting a nine-game winning streak at tonight’s venue.
But records are there to be broken, right? Let’s find out if Chris Fagan can mastermind an upset.
Get in touch, if you feel like it, via Twitter or email, or chat amongst yourselves below the line. I’m going to level with you, I am really tired, and there has been a bit of news flying around today which means I’ve had one eye on other things, so this could easily unravel.