There is food for thought in that article lads.
Monaghan got their kick-outs off easily enough at times.
They were also very slow at both getting the ball forward and supporting it. So slow in fact that Dublin didn’t get the test they were clearly set up for, possibly with Tyrone down the road in mind.
Dublin (and other teams) forwards have wilted under the pressure Tyrone apply. Haven’t watched it back but we missed a fair bit in the second half, and the first, and not all of it was down to the game being over.
His stats on the points handed up in frees and by allowing us the kick-out, and how tight it would have been without those points, .5 to .3 I think, is interesting when you consider we had all the play in the firt half. And that Tyrone will be more disciplined (you’d expect) and look for a higher amount of turnovers.
Are Dublin the better team? I think so. I have the utmost belief that Jim Gavin will set them up right, and prepare them well for Tyrone.
Can Tyrone do a similar number on us that McGuinness’ Donegal did? I think so if we allow them. Or if Harte sees an as yet unidentified weakness in us, as McGuinness did in 2014…