What chance has Conor loftus got? He showed flashes of brilliance in games he came on in last year’s championship , he was brought on with two mins on the clock in newbridge . Rochford the most magnificent bluffer of all time and a very lucky one too. Derry had us beat last year only for a miraculous wonder goal by loftus to bring us back into it and even after that Derry had a chance to win the game with a free kick at the end of normal time. Cork , Roscommon and Kerry could all say they were unfortunate not to beat us last year. So imagine for one second , Derry a what div 4 team at the time put us out last year and Kildare this year and three defeats to Galway in tenure . Hardly good stuff is it .
Management influence completely overrated in the context of this mayo era since Horan left . He did all the graft with these bucks and that was proven in 2015 when the two boys there as figure heads did sfa , team managed itself with Buckley the only real influence yet we had the dubs playing out for a draw in the dying seconds of a semi final .