The Lions began the season in terrific style with an upset win over Melbourne at the MCG last Saturday, which was only the start of the Demons’ horror week.
”I keep using the word opportunity, but we’re playing against a side that’s been up and about for a couple of years now, particularly last season, and we’re in front of a national audience [on Channel Seven], so I can think of no better stage to try to change people’s views of us,” Voss said yesterday.
The Blues have had two days more recovery than the Lions but Voss was adamant his team were fit and raring to go.
”If the season was under way and you were five or six weeks in, you’d say, ‘gee, that’s not a good thing’, but we’re early in the season and the players are up and about,” he said.
”If anything, it probably helps you a little bit mindset-wise because … you move on from the win so quickly you’ve got to get into the next game really, really fast.”
The Lions will start as underdogs against the Blues tonight but most predict a close contest.
Nick Duigan and Michael Jamison will miss despite returning from injuries in the VFL last week.
The Northern Blues have a bye in the VFL this week.
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