I often wondered how these lads who go from club to club coaching get to where they are. I know nothing about the Crokes manager it is just something I often wondered about.
Some outside players yes. I was thinking how some clubs have lost a lot of respect. Should we limit the amount who join a club? Think if a lad is living in an area and working in an area then its fine. But say someone living North Dublin travels all the way to Wicklow border to join a club when he has a senior club around the corner.
I think there’s an awful habit of copying styles in IC and club football, or following trends. I don’t get it myself. For a start sometimes the style (e.g. bloody sweepers) is limited in its effectiveness or ‘success’ in the first place. Imo one of the main reasons Vins won the C’ship was because teams persisted with using a sweeper against them.
I’d be all for playing to your strengths. Assess what you have and then consider how to best utilise it. Boughal actually do this well.
Last year in the Intermediate Westport had 3 very young lads up front who were fliers. They just created space for them and they ran amok. Play to your strengths and don’t be afraid to go for it.
Would agree with you here. The amount of trends we have seen between training regimes and tactics have cost a lot of club sides Too many teams have got beaten because they focused on the other team instead of using their own strengths. I understand the tactics sometimes but like Westport using their 3 nippy forwards to good effect is not copied enough.