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Lions’ AFL flop out of character: Fagan

Chris Fagan is at a loss to explain Brisbane’s flop on the big stage after they coughed up top spot on the AFL ladder to Melbourne.

The Lions were blown away after quarter-time in a 64-point thrashing from the Demons at the MCG on Thursday night

Fagan conceded his side should have lost by a lot more, with few clear winners across the ground.

Star ball-winner Lachie Neale was kept relatively quiet by James Harmes and a midfield unit missing Dayne Zorko and Zac Bailey was smashed despite the best efforts of Hugh McCluggage.

Jarryd Lyons was quiet after being crunched in a marking contest with Bayley Fritsch and was later substituted out of the match.

Brisbane were belted in contested possession (170-133) – a repeat of last year’s qualifying final against the Demons – and were comprehensively beaten in the clearance battle (46-35).

“Staggering. It was all we talked about,” Fagan said.

“You try…




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