Fagan keen for Suns to put drama behind them
LIONS coach Chris Fagan is taking no joy from the crisis engulfing the Suns, saying both clubs would benefit from shared success.
Fagan is able to bring a clear perspective to the Suns’ plight and how it relates to the Q Clash rivalry having walked into a club in just as much trouble little less than a year ago.
He has managed to orchestrate a form turnaround, and with football manager David Noble, has done a terrific job unifying the Lions.
However, both men have had to adjust to different operating challenges running a footy side in rugby- league heartland.
Two strong teams builds the interest that leads to greater crowd and sponsorship revenue which assists the two clubs’ ability to attract and retain players.
“Hopefully both of our teams can rise together and Queensland footy is strong because that’s what the AFL need and that is what Queensland wants, it is a place where a lot of people are interested in AFL,’’ he said. “I just hope for them that they do get going and I think they will.’’
In the space of two years the Lions have overtaken the Suns as the Queensland side with the brightest future.
Brisbane took another step towards their goal of avoiding the wooden spoon with a 58- point drubbing of the Suns in Saturday’s Q Clash at the Gabba.