2009 Brisbane Lions season

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Brisbane Lions
2009 season
President Tony Kelly
Coach Michael Voss
Captain(s) Jonathan Brown
Home ground The Gabba
NAB Cup Quarter Finals
AFL season 6th
Finals Series Semi Finals
Best and Fairest Jonathan Brown
Leading goalkicker Jonathan Brown (85)
Highest home attendance 34,912 vs. Collingwood (17 April 2009)
Lowest home attendance 23,750 vs. Melbourne (27 June 2009)
Average home attendance 29,467

This article covers the 2009 AFL season results for AFL team, the Brisbane Lions.

Squad for 2009[edit]

Statistics are correct as of start of 2009 season.

Senior List[1]
Player Hgt Wgt Date of Birth Age in 2009 Debut Recruited from Games Goals
1 Western Australia Mitchell Clark 198 95 19 October 1987 22 2006 East Fremantle 22 18
2 Queensland Albert Proud 180 83 6 September 1988 21 2007 Mount Gravatt 9 0
3 Victoria (Australia) Sam Sheldon 183 80 19 October 1987 22 2009 Hailebury College/Oakleigh U18 0 0
4 Victoria (Australia) Travis Johnstone 184 83 17 July 1980 29 1998 Chelsea/Dandenong U18/Melbourne 178 128
5 Queensland Scott Harding 181 82 19 June 1986 23 2006 Morningside 33 9
6 Victoria (Australia) Luke Power 179 78 8 January 1980 29 1998 Balwyn/Oakleigh U18 217 192
7 Victoria (Australia) Jed Adcock 184 85 15 November 1985 24 2004 Maryborough/North Ballarat U18 75 23
8 Victoria (Australia) Tim Notting 188 90 21 October 1978 31 1998 Navarre/Ballarat U18 196 132
9 Western Australia Ashley McGrath 182 81 20 May 1983 26 2001 South Fremantle 113 99
10 Western Australia Daniel Rich 184 83 7 June 1990 19 2009 Subiaco 0 0
11 Tasmania Justin Sherman 184 87 26 January 1987 22 2005 Clarence/Tasmania U18 73 43
12 Western Australia James Hawksley 187 77 5 February 1989 20 2008 Peel Thunder 4 0
13 Western Australia Kieran King 180 81 5 March 1991 18 **** East Fremantle 0 0
14 Victoria (Australia) Lachlan Henderson 196 92 14 December 1989 20 2007 Geelong U18 8 3
15 Victoria (Australia) Matt Tyler 194 85 20 January 1988 21 **** North Ballarat U18 0 0
16 Victoria (Australia) Jonathan Brown 195 102 29 October 1981 28 2000 Geelong U18 160 338
17 Northern Territory Jared Brennan 192 95 28 July 1984 25 2003 Southern Districts 81 56
18 Western Australia Todd Banfield 182 75 28 June 1990 19 **** Swan Districts 0 0
19 Queensland Jamie Charman 197 102 16 July 1982 27 2001 Northern Eagles 126 55
20 Western Australia Simon Black 186 83 3 April 1979 30 1998 East Fremantle 233 143
21 Queensland Daniel Merrett 196 104 12 December 1984 25 2005 Southport 68 16
22 Tasmania Tom Collier 192 84 25 March 1989 20 2008 Tasmanian Devils 6 1
23 Western Australia Matthew Leuenberger 203 98 7 June 1988 21 2007 East Perth 19 3
24 South Australia Joel Patfull 190 89 7 December 1984 25 2006 Norwood/Port Adelaide 58 19
25 Tasmania Bart McCulloch 199 86 23 September 1990 19 **** South Launceston 0 0
26 Queensland Joel Macdonald 187 88 10 October 1984 25 2004 Mount Gravatt 58 6
28 Victoria (Australia) Troy Selwood 187 85 1 May 1984 25 2005 Bendigo U18 60 8
29 Northern Territory Jason Roe 192 87 13 March 1984 25 2006 Cairns City Cobras/Collingwood/North Adelaide 42 6
30 South Australia Jack Redden 189 74 9 December 1990 19 2009 Glenelg 0 0
31 Victoria (Australia) James Polkinghorne 183 81 21 January 1989 20 2008 Calder U18 4 0
32 Queensland Cheynee Stiller 186 82 3 May 1986 23 2006 Northern Eagles 45 12
33 Queensland Rhan Hooper 177 78 9 January 1988 21 2006 Mount Gravatt 39 36
34 Western Australia Bradd Dalziell 184 82 15 March 1987 22 2008 East Fremantle 7 1
35 Victoria (Australia) Michael Rischitelli 184 82 8 January 1986 23 2005 Western U18 65 27
36 Victoria (Australia) Daniel Bradshaw 191 95 21 November 1978 31 1996 Wodonga/Brisbane Bears 201 438
37 Victoria (Australia) Matt Austin 187 75 30 March 1989 20 2009 North Ballarat U18 0 0
38 Victoria (Australia) Tom Rockliff 184 83 22 February 1990 19 2009 Murray Bushrangers U18 0 0
39 Queensland Josh Drummond 188 87 19 April 1983 26 2005 Northern Eagles 45 22
41 Queensland Scott Clouston 193 91 2 February 1987 22 2008 Morningside 2 1
42 Republic of Ireland Pearce Hanley 184 83 15 November 1988 21 2008 Ballaghaderreen (Ireland) 2 0
44 Tasmania Aaron Cornelius 192 86 25 May 1990 19 2009 Tassie Mariners U18 0 0
Rookie List[2]
Player Hgt Wgt Date of Birth Age in 2009 Debut Recruited from Games Goals
27 Queensland Pat Garner 194 96 16 March 1987 22 **** Western Magpies 0 0
43 Western Australia Daniel Murray 199 98 3 May 1990 19 **** East Perth 0 0
45 Queensland Daniel Dzufer 188 83 11 January 1988 21 2007 Suncoast Lions 1 0
46 Queensland Adam Spackman 184 80 4 March 1989 20 **** Morningside 0 0
47 Queensland Joel Tippett 194 88 26 October 1988 21 **** Southport 0 0

Player Changes[edit]

In[edit]

Player Original Club League via
Australia Daniel Rich Subiaco Football Club WAFL 2008 National Draft - pick #7
Australia Jack Redden Glenelg SANFL 2008 National Draft - pick #25
Australia Todd Banfield Swan Districts WAFL 2008 National Draft - pick #41
Australia Aaron Cornelius Tassie Devils VFL 2008 National Draft - pick #57
Australia Bart McCulloch South Launceston Football Club TFL 2008 National Draft - pick #69
Australia Kieran King East Fremantle WAFL 2008 National Draft - pick #81
Australia Tom Rockliff Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup 2008 Pre-Season Draft - pick #5

Out[edit]

Player New Club League via
Australia Beau McDonald Brisbane Lions (Assistant Coach) AFL Retired
Australia Nigel Lappin Geelong (Assistant Coach) AFL Retired
Australia Robert Copeland Aspley Hornets AFLQ delisted
Australia Haydyn Kiel Unknown Unknown delisted
Australia Matthew Moody Unknown Unknown delisted
Australia Wayde Mills Unknown Unknown delisted
Australia Chris Schmidt Adelaide AFL 2008 Rookie Draft - pick #26
Australia Anthony Corrie Collingwood AFL 2008 Trade Week
Republic of Ireland Colm Begley St Kilda AFL 2008 National Draft - pick #83

Ladder[edit]

2009 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 St Kilda 22 20 2 0 2197 1411 155.71 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2312 1815 127.38 72
3 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2378 1940 122.58 60
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2174 1778 122.27 60
5 Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2104 1789 117.61 56
6 Brisbane Lions 22 13 8 1 2017 1890 106.72 54
7 Carlton 22 13 9 0 2270 2055 110.46 52
8 Essendon 22 10 11 1 2080 2127 97.79 42
9 Hawthorn 22 9 13 0 1962 2120 92.55 36
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 13 0 1990 2244 88.68 36
11 West Coast 22 8 14 0 1893 2029 93.30 32
12 Sydney 22 8 14 0 1888 2027 93.14 32
13 North Melbourne 22 7 14 1 1680 2015 83.37 30
14 Fremantle 22 6 16 0 1747 2259 77.34 24
15 Richmond 22 5 16 1 1774 2388 74.29 22
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1706 2285 74.66 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Results[edit]

NAB Cup[edit]

First Round
14 February (6:10 pm) Brisbane Lions def. St Kilda Gold Coast Stadium (Crowd: 6,013) Report
0.2.3 (15)
1.6.6 (51)
1.8.6 (63)
1.8.8 (65)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.1.3 (9)
0.1.5 (11)
0.5.7 (37)
0.8.8 (56)
Umpires: Stevic, S Ryan, Pannell, B Ryan
Drummond Super Goals Nil
Harding 3, Notting, Sherman, Cornelius, Hooper, Clark Goals Milne 2, Goddard 2, Geary, R. Clarke, Steven, McEvoy
Johnstone, Brennan, Scott Harding, Dalziell, Drummond Best Goddard, Dal Santo, Geary, Ball, R. Clarke
Nil Injuries Eddy (knee)
Nil Reports Nil



Quarter Finals
27 February (7:40 pm) Essendon def. Brisbane Lions Telstra Dome (Crowd: 12,260) Report
0.3.2 (20)
0.4.7 (31)
0.6.10 (46)
0.9.13 (67)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.0.4 (13)
1.1.5 (20)
1.5.6 (45)
1.7.14 (65)
Umpires: McBurney, Jeffery, Findlay
Nil Super Goals Harding
Lovett 2, Neagle, Hocking, Monfries, Skipworth, Jetta, Myers, Hille Goals Bradshaw 3, Clark 2, Sherman, McGrath
Skipworth, Hille, Lovett, Winderlich, Watson, Lloyd, Lonergan Best Drummond, Dalziell, Bradshaw, McGrath, Macdonald, Adcock
McVeigh (ankle) Injuries Leuenberger (knee)


Home and Away Season[edit]

Round 1
28 March (6:10 pm) Brisbane Lions def. West Coast The Gabba (Crowd: 26,800) Report
2.1 (13)
5.3 (33)
14.6 (90)
14.11 (95)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.2 (38)
9.4 (58)
11.8 (74)
13.8 (86)
Umpires: Kennedy, Stewart, Avon
Hooper 4, Bradshaw 3, Brown 3, Johnstone 2, Rischitelli, McGrath Goals LeCras 6, Hansen 3, Cox, Kerr, Hurn, Lynch
Johnstone, Hooper, Power, Patfull, Dalziell, Macdonald Best LeCras, Hurn, Cox, Wirrpanda, Masten, Hansen
Black (wrist) replaced in selected side by Charman Injuries Nil
Nil Reports Nil



Round 2
4 April (7:10 pm) Carlton def. Brisbane Lions Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 42,496) Report
3.2 (20)
11.5 (71)
13.8 (86)
18.11 (119)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
4.6 (30)
10.8 (68)
15.10 (100)
Umpires: Rosebury, Chamberlain, Keating
Fevola 5, Betts 3, Murphy 3, Cloke 2, Gibbs 2, Hadley, Houlihan, Judd Goals Bradshaw 6, Brown 3, Hooper 2, Sherman 2, Johnstone, McGrath
Gibbs, Judd, Murphy, Fevola, Hadley, Kreuzer, Waite, Houlihan Best Power, Bradshaw, Black, Drummond, Brown, Rich, Adcock
Jamison (shoulder) Injuries McGrath (corked thigh), Clark (thigh), Hooper (ankle), Selwood (head knock)
Nil Reports Brown reported by emergency umpire Troy Pannell in the fourth quarter for rough conduct on Murphy



Round 3
11 April (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions def. Sydney The Gabba (Crowd: 24,984) Report
4.4 (28)
10.6 (66)
12.9 (81)
15.10 (100)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.2 (8)
4.5 (29)
7.10 (52)
9.13 (67)
Umpires: Ryan, Meredith, McInerney
Brown 4, Bradshaw 4, Sherman 3, Rich, Drummond, Notting, Adcock Goals Hall 3, Jolly 2, White, Meredith, Barlow, Moore
Patfull, Drummond, Brown, Selwood, Adcock, Macdonald Best Bolton, Bevan, Shaw, Jack, Jolly, Hall
Leuenberger (knee) Injuries Crouch (hamstring)
Nil Reports Nil



Round 4
17 April (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions def. by Collingwood The Gabba (Crowd: 34,912) Report
6.2 (38)
9.4 (58)
10.8 (68)
10.13 (73)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.4 (16)
7.6 (48)
9.10 (64)
13.12 (90)
Umpires: Rosebury, McLaren, Grun
Brown 2, Dalziell 2, Selwood 2, Adcock, Clark, Notting, Rischitelli Goals Medhurst 4, Davis 3, Lockyer 2, Anthony, Cloke, Swan, Thomas
Adcock, Dalziell, Power, Rich, Rischitelli, Clark Best Medhurst, Pendlebury, Barham, Davis, O'Brien, Cox
Charman (ankle) Injuries TBC
Nil Reports Nil



Round 5
26 April (1:10 pm) Geelong def. Brisbane Lions Skilled Stadium (Crowd: 15,580) Report
5.4 (34)
13.8 (86)
15.11 (101)
18.18 (126)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.2 (2)
3.3 (21)
4.3 (27)
5.3 (33)
Umpires: McBurney, Kamolins, Findlay
Hawkins 3, Mooney 3, Stokes 3, Ablett 2, Byrnes 2, Rooke 2, Bartel, S. Johnson, Varcoe Goals Brown 3, Rich, Sherman
Ablett, Mooney, J. Selwood, Hawkins, Mackie, Blake, Enright, Byrnes Best Black, Patfull, Brown, Adcock
Nil Reports Nil



Round 6
2 May (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions def. Essendon The Gabba (Crowd: 29,252) Report
5.2 (32)
10.2 (62)
12.6 (78)
17.9 (111)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.3 (9)
3.8 (26)
5.12 (42)
9.14 (68)
Umpires: Rosebury, Hay, Avon
Brown 5, Bradshaw 4, Power 3, Selwood, Brennan, Sherman, Rischitelli, Harding Goals Lloyd 2, Winderlich 2, Lovett, Hocking, Lovett-Murray, Zaharakis, Lonergan
Brown, Johnstone, Black, Power, Selwood, Clark Best Watson, Lovett-Murray, Hocking, Stanton, Lovett, Winderlich
Nil Injuries Fletcher (ankle)
Nil Reports Nil


Round 7
9 May (2:10 pm) Richmond 10.11 (71) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.7 (97) Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 34,646) Report


Round 8
16 May (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 18.11 (119) def. Adelaide 12.11 (83) The Gabba (crowd: 27,767) Report


Round 9
Sumday, 24 May (2:10 pm) St Kilda 14.13 (97) def. Brisbane Lions 13.3 (81) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,673) Report


Round 10
30 May (2:10 pm) North Melbourne 12.9 (81) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.9 (99) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 21,583) Report


Round 11
6 June (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.10 (106) def. by Carlton 16.16 (112) The Gabba (crowd: 33,790) Report


Round 12
14 June (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 7.9 (51) def. by Brisbane Lions 13.15 (93) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 16,710) Report


Round 13
27 June (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111) def. Melbourne 8.8 (56) The Gabba (crowd: 23,750) Report


Round 14
4 July (2:40 pm) Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) def. Brisbane Lions 11.14 (80) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 20,293) Report


Round 15
11 July (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.12 (108) def. Geelong 9.11 (65) The Gabba (crowd: 34,274) Report


Round 16
18 July (5:40 pm) Fremantle 7.5 (47) def. by Brisbane Lions 9.8 (62) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 22,595) Report


Round 17
25 July (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 17.14 (116) def. North Melbourne 11.9 (75) The Gabba (crowd: 25,509) Report


Round 18
1 August (7:10 pm) Collingwood 12.23 (95) def. Brisbane Lions 8.7 (55) Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 47,268) Report


Round 19
8 August (7:10 pm) Essendon 13.9 (87) drew with Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Melbourne Cricket Ground (crowd: 41,636) Report


Round 20
15 August (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.12 (84) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.12 (102) The Gabba (crowd: 33,421) Report


Round 21
22 August (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.11 (107) def. Port Adelaide 14.8 (92) The Gabba (crowd: 26,437) Report


Round 22
29 August (7:10 pm) Sydney 14.8 (92) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) Sydney Cricket Ground (crowd: 27,933) Report


2009 AFL finals series|Finals Series[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Second Elimination Final
5 September 7:30 pm Brisbane Lions def. Carlton The Gabba (Crowd: 32,702) Report
4.4 (28)
8.7 (55)
10.10 (70)
16.15 (111)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.4 (34)
8.6 (54)
14.10 (94)
15.14 (104)
Umpires: McLaren, Wenn, Jeffery
Television broadcast: Ten / One
Bradshaw 5, Brown 4, Johnstone 2, Sherman 2, Redden, Hooper, Rich Goals Fevola 3, Stevens 2, Cloke 2, Betts, Carrazzo, Garlett, Houlihan, Judd, Kreuzer, Murphy, Russell
Black, Bradshaw, Brown, Clark, Sherman, McGrath Best Judd, Fevola, Murphy, Kreuzer, Stevens, Carrazzo
Drummond (quad), Macdonald (TBA) Injuries Joseph (ankle)
Nil Reports Nil


Week 2[edit]

Second Semi Final
11 September 7:45 pm Western Bulldogs def. Brisbane Lions MCG (Crowd: 47,030) Report
4.2 (26)
6.6 (42)
11.8 (74)
16.11 (107)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.6 (6)
3.7 (25)
5.7 (37)
8.8 (56)
Umpires: Stevic, S. Ryan, Meredith
Television broadcast: Seven
Hahn 4, Eagleton 3, Ward 2, Higgins 2, Cooney, Akermanis, Gilbee, Griffen, Minson Goals Brown 3, Bradshaw 3, McGrath, Redden
Boyd, Cooney, Eagleton, Cross, Hargrave, Giansiracusa, Akermanis Best Power, Brown, Merrett, Brennan, Clark, Hawksley
Griffen (corked calf) Injuries Nil
Nil Reports Nil


Statistics[edit]

Leading Goalkickers[edit]

Rank Player Goals Finals Best Performance
Goals Round and Opponent
1 Jonathan Brown 78 7 8 Round 17 v North Melbourne
2 Daniel Bradshaw 50 8 6 Round 2 v Carlton
3 Justin Sherman 28 2 3 Round 3 v Sydney; Round 8 v Adelaide
4 James Polkinghorne 15 0 2 Round 8 v Adelaide; Round 9 v St Kilda; Round 10 v North Melbourne; Round 13 v Melbourne; Round 15 v Geelong; Round 17 v North Melbourne
5 Daniel Rich 13 1 2 Round 13 v Melbourne; Round 18 v Essendon

Milestones[edit]

Round Player Milestone
1 Daniel Rich Debut
6 Sam Sheldon Debut
9 Aaron Cornelius Debut
10 Tim Notting 200 games
15 Jack Redden Debut
17 Jonathan Brown 400 goals
18 Simon Black 250 games
18 Tom Rockliff Debut
Elimination Final Jared Brennan 100 games
Elimination Final Jason Roe 50 games

Awards[edit]

Award Recipient Awarded by
2009 AFL Rising Star Daniel Rich AFL
AFLPA Award for Best First Year Player Daniel Rich AFL
AFLPA Award for Best Captain Jonathan Brown AFL
Member of the 2009 All-Australian team (Half-forward flank) Jonathan Brown AFL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senior List lions.com.au. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  2. ^ Rookie List lions.com.au. Retrieved 29 June 2009.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 27°29′9″S 153°2′17″E / 27.48583°S 153.03806°E / -27.48583; 153.03806 (The Gabba)