again - were Connelly and Holmes lying? Very few are reading the message in mayo circles and seem more intent on shooting the messangers.
there are some who belive that the end justifies the means and that had mayo won sam it would have been worth it. But, hold on there horse.
According to the maths some of the players who voted no confidence in H&C on the basis of "decline in standards form the previous year" werent there the previous year. Were they leaned upon? Hasnt one signatury said that he actually wished he hadnt signed up? Was he leaned upon? Maybe some mayo fans are happy with a cabal not only picking the manager, telling the CB what to do, but also bullying younger squad members and in effect pickign the team themselves?
I know a lad who worked with Babs Keating in his second reign as Tipp manager. Very very similar scenario to whats going down in mayo. Babs was hired to tackle a ruling clique and in the end got shafted. In that case the clique saved themselves by getting an all Ireland and went on the piss for years afterward - ruining any chance of following it up. A similar but milder thing developed in 2011 and again the CB had to step in with a long term plan to weed people out (which happens naturally of course). The big plan here is to not allow that to happen again - would you believe they are very consiously copying Jim Gavin and the Dublin football team now to get away from it.