2008 Brisbane Lions season

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Brisbane Lions
2008 season
Chairman Tony Kelly
Coach Leigh Matthews
Australian Football League 10th
NAB Cup First Round
Top goalscorer Daniel Bradshaw (85)
Highest home attendance 34,327 vs. Carlton (23 August 2008)
Lowest home attendance 22,118 vs. North Melbourne (31 May 2008)
Average home league attendance 28,128

This article covers the 2008 AFL season results for the Brisbane Lions.

Player Changes[edit]

In[edit]

Player Original Club League via
Travis Johnstone Melbourne AFL 2007 Trade Week
Lachlan Henderson Geelong Falcons TAC Cup 2007 National Draft - pick #7
Tom Collier Tassie Mariners TAC Cup 2007 National Draft - pick #25
James Polkinghorne Calder Cannons TAC Cup 2007 National Draft - pick #41
Bradd Dalziell East Fremantle WAFL 2007 National Draft - pick #52
Matt Austin North Ballarat Rebels TAC Cup 2007 National Draft - pick #56

Out[edit]

Player New Club League via
Chris Johnson Brisbane Lions (Assistant Coach) AFL Retirement
Chris Scott Fremantle (Assistant Coach) AFL Retirement
Ben Fixter Labrador Tigers - Club Development Manager and player AFLQ delisted
Marcus Allan Claremont WAFL delisted
Cameron Wood Collingwood AFL 2007 Trade Week
Richard Hadley Carlton AFL 2007 Trade Week - pick #83

Results[edit]

NAB Cup[edit]

Date Home Score Away Score Match Information
Venue Time Crowd
First Round
14 February Essendon 2.11.16 (100) Brisbane Lions 2.8.7 (73) Carrara Stadium 19:40 10,078

Regular season[edit]

Home and Away Season[edit]

Round 1 (Easter & Season Launch)[edit]
Round 1
Saturday, 22 March (5:40pm) West Coast def. Brisbane Lions Subiaco Oval (Crowd: 39,591)
6.2 (38)
7.5 (47)
10.7 (67)
14.8 (92)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.2 (8)
4.4 (28)
9.6 (60)
11.10 (76)


Round 2[edit]
Round 2
Friday, 28 March (7:40pm) Brisbane Lions def. Collingwood The Gabba (Crowd: 33,867)
3.5 (23)
8.10 (58)
9.14 (68)
13.18 (96)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
7.5 (47)
12.12 (84)
13.16 (94)


Round 3 (Rivalry Round)[edit]
Round 3
Saturday, 5 April (7:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. by Sydney The Gabba (Crowd: 29,061)
1.2 (8)
5.4 (34)
7.7 (49)
10.11 (71)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
7.4 (46)
10.6 (66)
13.10 (88)


Round 4[edit]
Round 4
Saturday, 12 April (7:10pm) Port Adelaide def. by Brisbane Lions AAMI Stadium (Crowd: 25,205)
6.3 (39)
10.5 (65)
15.7 (97)
16.8 (104)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.2 (14)
4.6 (30)
9.10 (64)
18.16 (124)


Round 5[edit]
Round 5
Saturday, 19 April (7:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. by Hawthorn The Gabba (Crowd: 30,019)
5.3 (33)
9.7 (61)
14.11 (95)
17.16 (118)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.5 (29)
10.9 (69)
14.13 (97)
19.16 (130)


Round 6 (Anzac Day)[edit]
Round 6
Saturday, 26 April (1:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. Melbourne The Gabba (Crowd: 22,878)
3.6 (24)
10.13 (73)
15.17 (107)
19.23 (137)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
5.2 (32)
8.3 (51)
13.7 (85)


Round 7[edit]
Round 7
Saturday, 3 May (2:10pm) Geelong def. Brisbane Lions Skilled Stadium (Crowd: 23,388)
4.1 (25)
7.6 (48)
11.8 (74)
15.15 (105)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.6 (36)
6.8 (44)
10.9 (69)
11.12 (78)


Round 8[edit]
Round 8
Saturday, 17 May (7:10pm) Carlton def. by Brisbane Lions Telstra Dome (Crowd: 38,675)
2.2 (14)
4.8 (32)
9.14 (68)
12.20 (92)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
8.3 (51)
11.8 (74)
16.13 (109)
18.17 (125)


Round 9[edit]
Round 9
Sunday, 25 May (1:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. St Kilda The Gabba (Crowd: 27,566)
3.6 (24)
9.10 (64)
17.11 (113)
21.15 (141)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.4 (16)
3.6 (24)
6.8 (44)
14.11 (95)


Round 10[edit]
Round 10
Saturday, 31 May (7:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. North Melbourne The Gabba (Crowd: 22,118)
4.7 (31)
11.12 (78)
15.17 (107)
18.21 (129)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.2 (14)
6.2 (38)
12.3 (75)
15.8 (98)


Round 11 (Queen's Birthday)[edit]
Round 11
Sunday, 8 June (1:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. Fremantle The Gabba (Crowd: 24,506)
2.1 (13)
8.5 (53)
11.10 (75)
14.12 (96)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.3 (15)
3.7 (25)
7.9 (51)
10.14 (74)


Round 12[edit]
Round 12
Saturday, 14 June (2:10pm) Western Bulldogs def. Brisbane Lions Melbourne Cricket Ground (Crowd: 39,320)
2.6 (18)
7.12 (54)
13.15 (87)
19.17 (131)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.2 (20)
5.4 (34)
8.4 (52)
10.8 (68)


Round 13[edit]
Round 13
Saturday, 21 June (7:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. Adelaide The Gabba (Crowd: 29,964)
3.3 (21)
4.7 (31)
7.14 (56)
11.17 (83)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.5 (17)
6.7 (43)
8.10 (58)
10.10 (70)


Round 14 (Split Round)[edit]
Round 14
Sunday, 29 June (1:10pm) Melbourne def. Brisbane Lions Melbourne Cricket Ground (Crowd: 23,278)
5.4 (34)
6.6 (42)
9.8 (62)
14.9 (93)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.3 (15)
5.9 (39)
7.12 (54)
13.14 (92)


Round 15[edit]
Round 15
Saturday, 12 July Essendon def. Brisbane Lions Telstra Dome (Crowd: 40,053)
8.3 (51)
12.6 (78)
17.9 (111)
24.11 (155)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.0 (24)
8.4 (52)
14.8 (92)
18.10 (118)


Round 16[edit]
Round 16
Saturday, 19 July (7:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. West Coast The Gabba (Crowd: 27,784)
5.4 (34)
11.5 (71)
14.7 (91)
17.11 (113)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
5.6 (36)
8.10 (58)
9.13 (67)


Round 17[edit]
Round 17
Saturday, 26 July (7:10pm) Richmond def. Brisbane Lions Telstra Dome (Crowd: 31,275)
2.2 (14)
8.4 (52)
10.7 (67)
18.9 (117)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.6 (24)
7.8 (50)
13.14 (92)
16.18 (114)


Round 18[edit]
Round 18
Saturday, 2 August (7:10pm) North Melbourne def. Brisbane Lions Carrara Stadium (Crowd: 10,037)
5.6 (36)
6.9 (45)
10.10 (70)
13.14 (92)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
8.7 (55)
10.13 (73)
11.18 (84)


Round 19[edit]
Round 19
Saturday, 9 August (2:10pm) Hawthorn def. Brisbane Lions Aurora Stadium (Crowd: 19,929)
1.5 (11)
3.7 (25)
7.11 (53)
16.14 (110)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.3 (9)
1.5 (11)
2.10 (22)
5.11 (41)


Round 20[edit]
Round 20
Saturday, 16 August (7:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. Western Bulldogs The Gabba (Crowd: 27,315)
3.3 (21)
6.4 (40)
8.8 (62)
13.12 (90)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.4 (28)
7.8 (50)
8.14 (62)
10.19 (79)


Round 21[edit]
Round 21
Saturday, 23 August (7:10pm) Brisbane Lions def. by Carlton The Gabba (Crowd: 34,327)
3.4 (22)
7.9 (51)
16.12 (108)
16.13 (109)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
7.2 (44)
11.3 (69)
12.4 (76)
18.7 (115)


Round 22[edit]
Round 22
Saturday, 30 August (7:10pm) Sydney def. Brisbane Lions Sydney Cricket Ground (Crowd: 24,076)
3.3 (21)
7.8 (50)
12.9 (81)
17.12 (114)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.6 (12)
3.9 (27)
5.13 (43)
6.17 (53)


All times are local.

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