So firstly, they never lead by 5 points at any stage. The biggest lead they had was 4 points and that lasted all of 2 minutes until Kilkenny slotted over to make it 0-2 to 0-5.
Secondly you’re trying to defend the indefensible… Tyrone are well capable of putting up decent scores but Harte clearly reverts to type too often and they just retreat and play shite football. First 3 rounds of the league this year, in 3 games they scored a combined total of 1-10 from play, in 3 matches. Lowest total of any team in over a decade.
You’re also conveniently comparing 2017 Semi Final to 2018 Final, in between that they at least showed they are capable of having a go against a top side when they were narrowly beaten by us in Omagh in the Super 8’s.
Your school report reads, “Al has an overactive imagination. He tends to day dream in class and sometimes makes up stories which are later found to be untrue. He has potential though if he just applied himself more.”