Dublin have just won 3 in a row and the man generally credited as being the main driving force behind that (how often have we heard we wouldn’t win without Cluxton) hasn’t won an All Star in that period even though he is playing at the top of his game. It is mental stuff. Especially as the guy who won it was responsible for the Mayo collapse in the last few minutes of the AI. I don’t think a player should actually be penalized for a few plays, but Cluxton has in the past.
I don’t think Cluxton didn’t win it because of interviews or play or anything, I think it is just a feature of modern life. Cluxton takes responsibility for his kick outs, he isn’t kicking to management instructions, it his call. So on the odd occasion it doesn’t come off, people are looking at that and not the big picture.
Frankly I have lost a lot of interest in the whole thing since it went to a vote. No one is responsible any more and frankly what does some 17 year old on the fringes of the Waterford football team know anyway? The GPA are generally a dumbing down organisation anyway, and this is just further proof. Fair play to the guys for coming up with a novel way of conning young lads out of subscription fees and getting a nice job for themselves where they can play at being in the real world. But it’s a shame it impacts on serious footballers.