Donkey was an ass. A fitting send off for a nasty arrogant player with a grossly overinflated view of himself, aided and abetted by the gaa media.
I predicted last october that Mayo would take Kerry this year if they played like they had against us, and so it happened. Kerry reacted the only way they know how, in a cynical fouling manner, a way we have known about for years but only seems to have been noticed outside of Dublin this year. Funny how what they did today was praised when they tried it against us in Tralee.
The common denominator between Tralee and mayo’s similar style? It doesn’t work against us.
It amazing how posters in here after the league were lauding the Kerry team so much and their midfield in particular, when it was clear that Kerry had only barely beat us with them at 100% and ourselves just back from holiday. The only regret I have is we didn’t get them today or in September, we would have killed them.
My comparison about fitzmaurice the wallpaper decorator came true. He was so worried about the bubbles he never noticed the whole thing was crooked.
Mayo have now needed two matches to dispatch two bad teams. They were tiring just before the red card and with that the last wind went out of the Kerry sails. If that hadn’t happened and had Kerry not done a great naughties Dublin impression of going for goals instead of points… well we will never know but to only win by 5 considering how utterly awful and wretched Kerry were today says a lot. I think all of that will be either ignored or denied by many in the mayo support in the next three weeks.
They deserved it today, and whilst I do agree some of the mayo players ought to, one day, win an all Ireland, all I can do is misquote Saint Augustine and say “but not yet”
Meanwhile, my nerves are in bits already for tomorrow…this is my safe space thread right now.