AFL 2016 Brisbane Lions footy stamps
The Brisbane Lions 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Brisbane Lions squad.Read more
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The Brisbane Lions 2016 AFL Footy Stamps are sure to delight footy fans and stamp collectors alike. Each pack contains 20 x $1 stamps and tabs, with the tabs featuring 20 players from the current Brisbane Lions squad.
Featured on the back of the pack is the full 2016 squad and some of the key milestones beckoning for some of the players.
It’s significant that the Brisbane Lions were able to finish the 2015 season with a win – its fourth for the year – because it was not only a significant come-from- behind eight-point win against the improving Western Bulldogs, but also it was gained in front of a joyous home crowed starved of recent success. Importantly, the win showed that the club was settling down as a united force under coach Justin Leppitsch after two tumultuous seasons in which the Lions struggled on and off the field. Brisbane’s membership crept up to 25,408 last season, up from the 20,762 at the end of 2012, and Leppitsch’s ongoing and demanding call for stability is beginning to work. The club has lost ruckman Matthew Leuenberger to Essendon under free agency. However, Leuenberger had lost his number one ruck position to ex-Demon Stefan Martin, one of the finds of the AFL in the past two seasons. Tough midfielder Daniel Rich is a key player and he was able to get through 21 games – after missing most of 2014 with an ACL – and was starting to show his best form late in the season. He pairs well with Ex-Magpie Dayne Beams (16 games), who was the dominant midfielder for the Lions in his first season for his new club until a season-ending shoulder injury in August. The Lions have recruited well – the most important new player is the big-bodied Tom Bell (51 games, 36 goals), who was traded by Carlton to return to his home state, while former Kangaroo, Ryan Bastinac (121 games, 66 goals), adds run and endurance to an already solid midfield.
Brisbane will be expecting a better year from 2014 NAB AFL Rising Star Lewis Taylor, who struggled last year due to ‘second-year blues’, but the big problem for the Lions is the fact they have struggled to replace former captain and star big forward Jonathan Brown, who retired in 2014. The hope in that area comes from Josh Schache, the 199cm, Murray Bushrangers star taken by Brisbane as pick 2 in the 2015 AFL Draft.