The 2001 Grand Final put the wheels in motion for four years of Brisbane Lions dominance, where they reached consecutive grand finals. It was a warm day on September 29, 2001 when the Lions, in their maiden Grand Final since the 1996 merger, met the Essendon Bombers.Who was the coach of Brisbane Lions in 2001?
2001 season Coach Leigh Matthews Captain (s) Michael Voss Home ground The Gabba (Capacity: 42,000) AFL season 2nd 8 more rows ...How did Brisbane get into the 2001 AFL Grand Final?
Brisbane earnt their place in the grand final by defeating Port Adelaide by 32 points in the second qualifying final and then Richmond by 68 points in the second preliminary final. In the lead-up to the match, Brisbane's Jason Akermanis won the Brownlow Medal.When did Brisbane Lions merge with Fitzroy bears?
For the long-suffering Fitzroy supporters, it was a momentous day after seeing their club forcefully merged with the Bears to form the Brisbane Lions in 1997. It had also been just over five years since the Roys played their final ever match, which they lost to Fremantle by 86 points at the since-demolished Subiaco Oval.