Yes, that about sums it up for me, well made points…
Staying in Div 1 was actually enough for me, given the situation we were in - but we shouldn’t have been in that situation. With the players we have now, we could really be pushing for something - but if they are not even on the panel, that is not going to happen.
I am assuming Cunningham will go at the end of the year, and if so it is just one lost year really, but if he stays it gets really scary. You have guys who have given blood, sweat and tears for Dublin since they were kids and Cunningham comes in and seems to give little or no respect to them. Even if Cunningham is right, and he goes on to win something - it should have all happened in a better way.
Sam 11 > with all due respect, I disagree with a lot of your points. Sutcliffe hasn’t come across anyway since he left - he has made no mention of the matter at all. So if you perceive him as coming across ‘badly’ that must be your opinion on the issue. Keaney is obviously trying to raise the profile of some issue and if feels strongly he is right to do so. I think we owe him a lot more then to just let it lie.
I actually have the reverse reaction to last summer versus now. I had no problem with anything Cunningham did on the field last year. He tried things out and was brave in his approach. It didn’t work, but that is part of the learning curve. But I am starting to have a big problem with what he is doing now. If taking guys out of their comfort zone means taking them out of the panel it is completely pointless. It is along the lines of the operation was a success, but the patient died.