I’d agree with that. But it must be difficult to avoid the whole “still unbeaten” nonsense. Whilst they’ve done ok to avoid defeat against a very good side, in Tyrone, Donegal have really struggled. I’m sure the newer players in the team want to be thinking in terms of winning games.
It’s not a new thing either for us to be eking out results, it happened in games last year where we should have won by more(especially the All-I semifinal), but it is a testament to how well the whole ‘process’ works that when we manage to get into real trouble, they don’t panic, and in fact produce their best.
I suppose sometimes the question is, why get into such trouble in games where you seem to be clearly the better team? I suppose it’s a case of looking for the best level over 75 minutes, and whatever gets the most consistent results. I do think we need to see a better level soon, because if we don’t, it will indicate a drop off from the last 4 years. If nothing else, that would represent new territory. Mayo are going well at the moment, and Kerry will badly need a win, so we will need to be better than so far to get a win in either of those games