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Date TimeAugust 15, 2019
VoiceThe spirit of the Gabbatoir lives on as the Lions prepare to make life difficult for Geelong in Brisbane
Gabba gears up for most significant game in a decade as AFL season gets serious | Jonathan Horn
In one of Chris Judd’s first games, six months out of school and playing at the Gabba, he had his chin split open by Chris Scott. A minute or so later, Scott swigged from a water bottle, handed it to the West Coast rookie, pointed to the blood running down his neck and told him in no uncertain terms to clean himself up.
In the early 2000s, that’s how it went at the Gabba. The Lions were pitiless. And their home ground was a fortress. To English top order batsmen, it’s still known as the Gabbatoir. But in recent times, the ground has held few fears for visiting football sides. The Lions have dished up a bunch of discards, beanpoles and homesick kids. Two premiership heroes turned coaches have been chewed up and spat out.

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