To appreciate the Lions return to relevancy, it's important to understand the depths from where they have crawled. This is a chronicling of Brisbane's decade to forget.
Four rounds into the season we now have a decent sample size to assess Chris Fagan's Lions, so what's changed?
The Lions AFLW side has been a blessing sent from above for withdrawn Brisbane fans.
Six years ago, Alex Witherden remembers being a wide-eyed 12-year-old watching Dayne Beams trot around the MCG as Collingwood won the flag. On Saturday he was casually talking to the Copeland Trophy and Merrett-Murray medallist on the phone, having been drafted to Dayne’s Brisbane Lions.