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Match preview: Brisbane v Carlton

Where and when: Marvel Stadium, Saturday June 8, 1.45pm 

What it means for Carlton: A fresh start after the sacking of coach Brendon Bolton on Monday. The shackles will probably be released so expect the battling Blues to at least try to play attacking football.

What it means for Brisbane: A golden opportunity for a percentage-boosting win over the in-crisis bottom team, although coach Chris Fagan will be wary of the prospect of an immediate response from the Blues.

The stat: The Lions have won just one of their past six games against Carlton at Marvel Stadium. They haven't faced each other there since 2016.

The match-up: Harris Andrews v Harry McKay

This clash looms as an exciting duel between two of the game's best young exponents of contested marking: Lions star Andrews (ranked No.29 in the Official AFL Player Ratings) and improving Blues forward McKay (No.350). 

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs