Could this be the "little hiccup" for the Lions?

SEN - Fri, 23rd Aug 2019 - 0 Comments

Terry Wallace believes the Brisbane Lions have a certain vulnerability that teams may be able to exploit come finals time.

The AFL Hall of Famer said the chink the Lions have leading into September is the opportunity they give sides to get back into the game by relinquishing possession of the football.

“The games that I've seen Brisbane play… the one little hiccup for me with the Lions is they give sides a look,” Wallace said on Thursday night’s The Match Committee on SEN.

“They give sides a fair bit of opportunity to get hold of the ball and then they’re (Brisbane) just cleaner than them when they play.

“Versus the Bulldogs, a couple of weeks ago, Brisbane jumped them but the Bulldogs had enough of the footy to be able to actually really get themselves back in the game and do some major damage, but they just couldn’t put it on the scoreboard in that particular game.”

Wallace said it would be a great test for the Lions on Sunday due to the game style the Tigers implement doubled with the fact they are coming off a tough one-point win against Geelong played in warm, dry conditions last weekend.

“The other fascination for me is the weather conditions,” Wallace said.

“Last week it was ‘can Geelong handle 27 degrees?’

“It was a really hot day and I think it caught up on them late. We flip that around this weekend, it’s likely to be wet.

“How do Brisbane come off 27 degrees and handle wet-weather football against the wet-weather specialists? That’s another little interest.”

The Lions will look to solidify top spot aganst Richmond at the MCG with forecast rain the night prior and a cold 12 degree matchday.