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New Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says working with a talented young AFL list and the opportunity to build a strong culture were key reasons why he took the job.

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The Lions had a horror season – winning just three games – which continued when they sacked their coach, Justin Leppitsch.

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Yesterday, Justin Leppitsch was sacked as senior coach by the Brisbane Lions. North Melbourne should do likewise with his premiership teammate Brad Scott.

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So, it finally happened. Just nineteen hours after the Brisbane Lions’ 2016 season concluded with yet another big-margin loss, this time to the St Kilda Saints, Justin Leppitsch’s tenure as senior coach of the club was brought to an end.

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The idea of a club’s favourite son returning to coach the team to success is one of footy’s most coveted fairytales.

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Brisbane’s declining performance under Justin Leppitsch left the Lions with little choice but to sack him as coach, chairman Bob Sharpless says.

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Justin Leppitsch has been sacked as coach of the Lions, with the 40-year-old being handed his marching orders following Brisbane’s 58-point loss to St Kilda in the final round of the AFL season on Sunday.

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Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch has earned the right to coach on in 2017, according to captain Tom Rockliff.

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Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch has bemoaned the shifting goalposts on his AFL coaching future as he confronts possible unemployment.

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Coach Justin Leppitsch and powerbroker Leigh Matthews will both leave AFL club Brisbane this year, according to a Fairfax Media report. Leppitsch signed a one-year contract extension in March but has come under immense pressure this season, with the Lions winning a total of three games to sit 17th on the ladder. The report claims […]

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The AFL will consider an expected request from Brisbane for a priority draft pick, but chief executive Gillon McLachlan has ruled out reinstating salary cap concessions for the embattled club.

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Justin Lepptisch’s coaching career looks to be circling the drain after the Brisbane Lions announced on Sunday morning that they will conduct a review into his position as senior coach at the end of the season.

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It seems like an eternity ago that the Brisbane Lions were the benchmark of Australian Rules football.

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Fifteen years ago, Essendon and the Brisbane Lions met in the grand final, pitting master coaches Kevin Sheedy and Leigh Matthews in a decider for the first time since 1990.

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Nearly three years ago, the Brisbane Lions made the shock decision to sack favourite son Michael Voss as its head coach.

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The Brisbane Lions are a club with some up-and-down history – they’ve had some high moments indeed, and some low ones too. Yesterday’s 83-point capitulation to the Fremantle Dockers was one of the very lowest.

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What a difference a year makes. Last year’s AFL cellar dwellers clashed not in a battle for the number one draft, pick but in a match that highlighted the completely different trajectories these teams are on in 2016.

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The Brisbane Lions are the perennial cellar dwellers of the AFL.

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Brisbane CEO Greg Swann says there’s no doubt under-fire coach Justin Leppitsch will remain at the helm of the Lions for the 2017 AFL season.

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Sydney coach John Longmire had no problem with his Brisbane counterpart Justin Leppitsch querying the Swans’ contentious use of the stretcher in the final minutes of Sunday’s AFL thriller.

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