And this is the bit that puzzles me. Honestly, I lie awake at night thinking about why this is. Take this year as typical of what Mayo do - they spluttered and stumbled through the Championship like a fella trying to find the Jacks Light switch after 10 pints in a power cut.
The Lost to Galway.
Extra time with Clare and Cork.
Replayed Kerry and the Rossies).
SIX Games in total they couldn’t win in normal time. But sweet Jebus, stick a blue jersey in front of them, and they play like men possessed. They have made us look very ordinary - and they will continue to do so.
And I don’t buy into the “sure we always play badly against them” shite. It happens too often to be just down to us. They don’t let us play - it’s only when we knacker them out, that we ever find that few percent to get us over the line.
Answers on a postcard please…