Genuinely found myself routing for Galway today. Especially last few minutes. The way COC acts on the pitch just makes me support whoever they’re playing. Over the years I’ve despised opposition players, but had a grudging respect for them and would have loved them if they were our own (Galvin, Ricey, Geraghty), but not with COC. I’d be embarrassed by him if I was from Mayo.
I know Roscommon are poor but my god Galway are so shaky in defence and can play some stupid football, and could be there for the taking. Keeper is an accident waiting to happen and their full back line were cleaned out in the first half. They were supposedly playing a sweeper but he most certainly wasn’t doing his job.
One notable trend this weekend, and in the league, which really frustrates me is teams playing with a sweeper when playing with a wind. By playing a sweeper you are allowing the opposition to take short kickouts. Cork did it yesterday first half, as did Galway today. You need to press up on these kickouts and try put as much pressure as possible. Its so simple yet so many managers miss it.