Lions set to shake up Suns
BRISBANE skipper Dayne Beams says the Lions have no sympathy for the Suns’ under- siege football department and want to create further disruption with a big QClash win.
A derby loss has already cost one Suns coach his job and Rodney Eade faces the prospect of following predecessor Guy McKenna out the door if he cannot engineer a win over the last- placed Lions.
Eade and the entire football department are out of contract and fighting to save their jobs.
Dean Solomon, the most highly rated of the Suns assistant coaches, has been linked to GWS.
Brisbane are aware the pressure already on their neighbours would magnify with a loss on Saturday and intend on adding to the Suns’ woes.
Beams said with no finals appearance to play for, his young side had agreed to try to cause havoc on the rest of the competition.
“We’ve spoken about it as a group … that we could play a part in shaping the top eight, and that’s probably talking more about the game we just played ( against the Western Bulldogs),” Beams said.
The Lions may have already mortally wounded their rivals.
They ambushed Gold Coast in the opening quarter of the Round 1 QClash at Metricon Stadium with the first seven goals of the game and hung on to win by two points.
It set the scene for another year of underachievement by the Suns.
Brisbane also have their own motivation for winning, so they can avoid the wooden spoon.
They trail the Kangaroos and Carlton by a game, plus percentage, and will need to win at least two of their final three matches to avoid finishing last.