I don't think Dublin ever had only a 'slim' chance of winning. It is probably 50/50, which is ok for an All Ireland semi final. This Dublin team have 8 or 9 of the team that could have won the AI last year.
In a way I would prefer the Donegal run in rather then the Dublin one, which was very spaced out, and we have yet to get the best team on the field. We are going to need the best 15 to win this, and they haven't played together yet, so they will be finding their feet for a lot of it and then hoping it comes good at the end.
If we have Basquel, Sallier, O Callagahan, Byrne in the forwards - and Clayton gets to start in the backs - it is going to be a very good team that beats them. If we don't have them, and we start with a different 15 again, with lots of positional changes, we won't win.