I’m talking about people telling people what other people told them. Whoever they are. But they’re certainly out there. Some of the questions I’ve fielded and suggestions as to what the issue is have been ridiculous.
Time to leave it. No more comment from me now either.
Personally I think there are two problems those who spread rumours without having a clue if there is any truth in them, and those who insinute they are in the know, as those insinuations create curiosity.
Only saying if you insinuate you know something, it is logical that people begin to ask. I personally would just not post anything if I didn’t want to be asked. There will always be rumours about such a high profile player, may not be right but that is the way it is and there is no point in trying to tell people to stop spreading them as it just creates more.
Getting home, as I do, for the odd championship game each year, the atmosphere, year-on-year (outside of AI semi’s or finals), seems to have plummeted. I think it’s fair to say that the gradual switch from straight knockout, to 2nd chance, to the forthcoming multiple opportunities, has had a detrimental effect on the atmosphere at many games. The exceptional standard our lads have set, allied to having to think our way around the feckin’ blanket played their parts too.
I think the penny dropped for me on the shift in atmosphere when it turned out that I’d enjoyed getting to the home league game v Roscommon (2016) more than the AI Qtr-final 2017(!).
Chisler I may no longer be but I’m glad to have got to experience the sickly-stomach mornings, the blood-curdling in-match yelps and the pulsating, do-or-die days when provincial survival (never mind triumph) was all that mattered.
Yes, chislers, there was indeed such a time even though it may seem part of a long-lost galaxy, far, far away right now.
Someone shout “stop” if I’m starting to sound like Gay “there was a time you wouldn’t say to people that you played for Dublin” O’Driscoll