Legendary Hawthorn goalkicker Jason Dunstall has cast doubt on Brisbane’s premiership credentials, saying “dismal” losses like the one it suffered on Thursday night threaten to “sap the belief” of a playing group.
The Lions were dealt an almighty reality check on Thursday night, copping a 64-point thumping at the hands of a relentless and brutal Melbourne outfit that found its rhythm after three consecutive losses.
It’s the latest big loss by a Lions outfit in a big game situation, with Brisbane fans post-game lamenting heavy defeats against Melbourne (2021), Geelong (2020) and Richmond (2019) across the past three finals series.
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Speaking on Fox Footy post-game, four-time premiership Hawk Dunstall was concerned by the nature of Brisbane’s loss in such a…