Right. Finally, finally up to speed on this thread. Really looking forward to Sunday.
Can’t make up my mind whether we’ll close out the season by showing the same control & fluidity that we’ve demonstrated pretty much all year or whether we’ll do it by squeezing out the gap - or get done - by a couple of points in the last 10 minutes. Both are distinctly possible IMO. Leaning towards the latter. Might think the former come tomorrow. And probably will change my mind the day after.
No point in trying to predict what 15 we’ll start with. Gavin continued what Gilroy embedded - how players are showing in training truly influences who starts - but now, with the options available to him, he’s added the ‘horses for courses’ bow. Scully in against Tyrone is a perfect example of this.
You’ve got to admire how Jim has gone about his business. The instinct to stick with Brogan, Flynn, MDMA, even Connolly, would be strong in most of us I’d imagine because of what they’ve done, the glory they’ve brought & yet he’s allowed Scully, Con, and Lowndes to flourish. Small & Fenton previously. You see how Davy Byrne has struggled to get back in. Proves that he certainly isn’t giving youth its fling just for the sake of it.
Expecting Mayo to allow AOS spend a lot of time at FF. Or Loftus to start. Maybe both. That double roll of the dice might seem far-fetched but, having gotten away with the AOS experiment at FB, it might embolden Rochford. And to be honest, the prospect of Loftus starting would concern me more than AOS at FF. Another chance to show how our ‘weak’ FB line knows how to get its work done with the minimum of fuss.
Sunday, are we there yet?