Their half backs could get on top of our half-forwards more this year so I would forsee Fento and Jameso pushing up to help, and Smally helping around the middle. We need to keep their half backs held as much as possible.
Our halfbacks of course also do very well, especially with Jacko back. I think we are a bit stronger in the full lines and then it’s down to intensity on the day of course.
If Mayo are to win they need to hold Mannion, Rock and Andrews, then Brogan, and EOG. And then they will also have Dermo, Maccer, and Flynner to deal with assuming they don’t start. Or to deal with anyway.
If they do manage to damage-limit our full forwards then it’s going to be down to who’s half backs do the most damage, ours haven’t been scoring like Mayos but are capable.
Looking at last year’s replay our best work was done in attack in two or three spells where we won enough possession to dictate. And then by fast, accurate moving of the ball, runs making space, and very quick accurate shooting.
Con could do what the Cosmeister did last year but he has a lot of expectation that Cos didn’t, and the game won’t be looser like it was when Cos came on.