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Under-fire Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch is a relieved man after the Lions held on for a nail-biting four-point AFL victory over Carlton, one that so easily could have gone the other way. Cheap Dallas Mavericks Jerseys .The Lions snared their third win of the year but had to do it the hard way.They withstood a furious late comeback from the Blues who were 41 points down at one stage in the third quarter before getting to within three points with seconds left.Leppitsch hailed his leaders - including Dayne Zorko and Tom Rockliff who ran riot in midfield - for showing the way.He also had high praise for his young players for their late heroics defence in sealing the 15.9 (99) to 13.17 (95) victory.After losing their previous two games by a combined 232 points, it didnt matter how they got it done as long as they got it done in front of 17,432 fans at the Gabba.Fortune favours us today and its a good feeling for our club, said Leppitsch, who is fighting to save his job ahead of an end-of-season review.Its good just for our supporters too, to get the Gabba cheering again and come away feeling good about themselves.Skipper Rockliff finished with a game-high 39 disposals, 12 tackles and six clearances and together with former Blues player Mitch Robinson (22 disposals, 11 tackles), was everywhere for Brisbane when the game needed to be won.Zorko (27 disposals) kicked three goals and directly set-up four others - three of them to forward Michael Close who finished with a career-best haul of four and was simply irresistible in the first half.The Blues, who suffered their ninth-straight defeat, were left to rue inaccurate goalkicking and a failure to convert their dominance after going forward 68 times to Brisbanes 46.They kicked the first two goals of the game but Brisbane responded with nine of the next 11 to take a stranglehold on the match.Carlton coach Brendan Bolton insisted they didnt underestimate the Lions.We just didnt bring enough defensive intent, he said. 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Perhaps this is the most scary part: that you can assemble all the best people in one place, give everybody all the resources they need, and yet whatever you do will still always be a leap in the dark. Nobody can truly be sure of anything.Jonathan Liew used these words in The Telegraph this week to describe the sense of uncertainty around English footballs huge, and hugely resourced, development hub St Georges Park. The FA could not have thrown any more money at the facility and its staff, yet it is now 50 years since the countrys last major tournament victory.Australian cricket has it own performance and development greenhouse, the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. It also has a similarly limitless amount of funds to throw around, bolstered by multi-million dollar television deals and strong participation numbers among juniors that make it Australias favourite sport.But the certainty thought to be provided by this infrastructure lasts only as long as Australias cricketers play at home. Their record of success in Asia is about as good as Englands in World Cups, and this weeks defeat to a transitional Sri Lanka in Pallekele felt something like the Three Lions demise at the hands of Iceland - if Sri Lanka were that organised.Certainly there was an air of bewilderment about the selection chairman Rod Marsh as he tried to make sense of the result, which puts Australias No. 1 ranking at considerable risk. Ostensibly speaking about the ODI team to play after the Tests, his mind remained fixed on what hed just witnessed over the previous five days. In response to a query about the full limited-overs squad being used, Marsh replied: It depends how were going. If we play like we played in this Test match therell be a heck of a lot of players playing.I dont think we can pick a better team. Weve got all the people who deserve to be here on numbers. People talk about the way we play spin bowling, well theres no doubt about the fact we dont play it as well as the way we play pace bowling in Australia. But thats something thats a work in progress. Everyones had the preparation for this tour, we couldnt have done anymore, and we had an opportunity after bowling them out for 117, we only make 200 - unbelievable.To some degree, Australia were beaten in Pallekele by a combination of circumstances and surprises. Steve OKeefe was injured at an awkward moment; David Warner was short of match practice after a broken finger; the skills of Kusal Mendis and Lakshan Sandakan were not widely known to the tourists before their arrival, and in the case of the latter footage was scarce. But they were also undone by problems glimpsed often before: porous techniques allowing too many balls to hit pads or stumps; mental errors with the bat thhat would not take place in Australia; indifferent bowling to the tail.Cheap Mavericks Jerseys China. Marsh cannot see how any of this related to preparation or resources.What else can we do really? he said. We send them off to India, we send them to other parts of the world where the ball turns, we played Australia A series in India last year and they batted well against good spin bowling. But it gets to a Test match and whether its the extra pressure of it being a Test match, whether its the fact that we historically havent done well on turning pitches on the subcontinent. Whether that plays on their minds Im not sure. But its a work in progress. There were some positive signs as well. I thought Joe Burns played really well in that second innings after perhaps not looking too sound in the first innings. He went to plan B and he looked really good until he didnt hit one...Another glimpse of better things was offered by Mitchell Marsh who got into both of his innings nicely before small errors led to his dismissal. Marsh has been the subject of much scrutiny over his place, as a project player not yet pulling his weight as a batsman in particular. But the selectors are determined to persevere with him for reasons of balance, and talent. They hope the investment leads to greater returns in Galle.To look at the way he batted in this game, in the context of the game where, apart from a bloke who got 176, he was one of the best batsmen in the game, Rod Marsh said. But he got 31 and 25 and thats the sad part. He started beautifully on both occasions, but that can happen on pitches like this, you get on with your name on it.He missed one in the first innings, which he wouldnt like, at least hes got his pad in front of this one, but he is in good nick. His bowlings probably kept him in the side to a degree, but his bowlings going to be less important here than his batting. Hes got a big reach as well, and I think that helps often on turning pitches.Pallekele and Galle are about as far from the manufactured spin wickets of the NCC as it is possible to get. The certainties of Australia fade away, replaced by Asian mystery and surprise. In a situation where Australia are 1-0 down to a team they should be beating, the visitors must try to hold their nerve and believe they have done the work to be successful. In the middle of a series there is really no alternative.Its about each individual having a game plan that can work, the captain Steven Smith said. For some it might be being a little bit more aggressive. For others it might be sitting on the crease and using their bat out in front. We just have to find a way. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '