Tyrone were described as playing ‘dour’ football and I agree.
The pattern’s the same: ball is played from the back, worked slowly up the field allowing opponents to filter back, then trying to get past 20m before having a shot.
The end of yesterday’s first half was a deja Vu of last year’s QF first half…Mayo defended in numbers while tyrone recycled the ball over and over looking for a killer pass. Then the whistle blew.
Bottom line is that if you can force tyrone from your own 20m line, you’re half way to beating them.
It’s not MH fault for a dearth of forwards, but anything less than an ulster final and QF/SF place will most likely make this his last year.