Things are looking better for the Brisbane Lions. There was that remarkable win against Geelong but there was also another comeback against the Kangaroos and a solid win against Melbourne on the weekend.
Brad Scott's men are capable of playing footy for three quarters but the Kangas usually run out of steam in the final quarter. Once again, it happened to the Kangaroos and Brisbane once again played great in the final quarter.
The Lions won by two goals but in the final quarter, the Lions showed how they can finish off matches in style. Matt Maguire struggled to contain Kangas' full-forward Drew Petrie but it didn't matter.
Irishman Pearce Hanley didn't have the most touches but he scored three goals against the Kangaroos. The pick of the lot was his goal in the final quarter, when he shrugged off a defender in the left half-forward flank position. His running style and audacity stunned and amazed fans and media alike.
Against the Dees, the Lions did have a bit of a battle on their hands but Michael Voss' men showed that they play their best football in the final quarter. Jack Fitzpatrick was a handful in the Demons forward line but you know that your side will have a good night if your defenders can go up front and score goals.
Daniel Merrett and Brent Staker were in the forward 50 more often than not and kicked their share of goals. Merrett was shifted to full-forward after the last minute withdrawal of Jonathan Brown but Staker has been alternating between defence and attack after returning from a knee injury.
Finals football probably looks unrealistic but it is still mathematically possible. Playing Geelong away should be a guaranteed win for the Cats so Brisbane should focus on winning the rest, even in away matches against Port Adelaide and Richmond.