Much obliged Tbf! Guru Lucky Jim, he missed a couple of things with his Chinese whispers. That him of all people saying “you don’t have to be cynical” is utterly laughable. And that the time used up by what “I can’t condone” Dublin did after the free was then given back with a minute on top for luck.
Lucky missed that because all he cared about was Mayo winning. Like the Longford chap who ran out of the bar from beside me and away home as soon as the famous free was awarded.
The Luckster also didn’t mention how Dublin learned some tricks of the trade from having suffered at the hands of those who introduced them on a systematic scale - Tyrone, Donegal 2011, Mayo 2012. Kerry 2014.
Guru L, you reap what you sow.
What alot of experts fail to understand or more’s the point, to admit about Mayo is they have used the rules and resources to perfect a system to stop Dublin forwsrds/attackers being able to do what Kerry ones were allowed do in 2004,06,07, and 09. What Tyrone could do to us in 08.
That has come through resources, which include having hired McEntee and Buckley the last 2 or 3 years, and built on what Horan brought back from Oz, and didn’t they get help from Lucky G before the final last year too? It’s the campaign to stop Dublin, at all costs. It’s not illegal. It gets the best out of what Mayo have.
If those guys stay on they will bring it again next year. Mayo will probably win Connaught. They have nothing now to learn from the qualifiers, and the risk of losing is too great. And everyone knows their submarine trick now.
They need an extra point or two from somewhere, and hope that Connolly and McMenamon and a couple of our fullbacks can’t be as effective. But will some of their best options be as effective either?
It’s possible that a very fast and talented Kerry will emerge and catch us out but unlikely Fitzy can pull it together unless he gets a very brilliant assistant coach, not to mention the basics of getting younger lads up to speed physically and mentally.
If Mayo lose Buckley they are buckleyed.