Are the Lions bringing other AFL clubs to Brisbane and then ringing in the Broncos to do the footy playing?
There is nothing but “W”s in Brisbane’s form line in the early going of the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition.
The Lions are not particularly stingy when it comes to opponents’ scoring, ranking middle-of-the-pack defensively, but they are averaging about 105 points per fixture to lead the league in scoring. They beat Port 107 – 90.
Brisbane now occupies the second rung behind Geelong. The Cats have been holding the oppositions to an average of 62 points per game and they own the top rung on the strength of a 25-percentage point advantage over Brisbane.
Three rounds into the 2019 competition, Brisbane and Geelong are the only unbeaten clubs remaining, and something we could not have imagined ourselves writing in early March.
The obverse side of the coin finds Richmond dropping down from 13th to 14th after GWS not only beat, but embarrassed the Tigers in Sydney by the lopsided score of 125 – 76.
The pre-season premiership favourites seem to be trending in the wrong direction, but they will soon find some solid footing. In Dusty, we trusty. Dust never sleeps. A Round 4 win over Port in Adelaide would provide a boatload’s worth of reassurance to pacing Tigers’ supporters.
The Magpies are another top pre-season pick that is encountering a rough patch. West Coast came to town and beat Collingwood at The G.
The 2019 season is anyone’s guess. There is West Coast handling the Giants with ease, while those same Giants backed by beating Richmond. Then, there is Brisbane beating West Coast in the opener.
Carlton, Melbourne and North Melbourne are the only three to start 2019 winless.
The Blues’ early fixture looks as though they will dispose of their tough games early. They have Gold Coast next and the Suns have overachieved.
The Dees have the Swans in Sydney, so a 0 – 4 start is easily conceivable.
The Roos have drawn the Crows for Round 4, with Marvel Stadium offering the only security.