“controled aggression” was mentioned up there about Fitzmaurice and Kerry which i think is a very interesting point.
Why did EF get Kerry to play like they did against us in Tralee? Because he saw Mayo do it in the drawn final and with a light above flickering into life he announced “begad!” and his “special plan to beat the dubs” was born. he wheeled it out and got a draw at home, he wheeled it out again in the league final and begor, didnt he only go and win!!
So when faced with the replay against Mayo he had no choice, after how bad they were first day out, but to wheel out the “special plan”. The thing is, using a plan you’ve copied from Mayo wasn’t going to work on Mayo, and they there beaten in the physicality stakes as well as elsewhere.
I hope he stays on, for years.