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Why not bring on Eamoan Dunphy to spar with Joe Brolly ?
RTE must get rid of pundits from the competing counties and that includes Colm O Rourke when Meath are playing. They just can't be honest and really objective when their own team are involved.

One point that wasn't mentioned was the head injury sustained by John Small in 58th minutes in a collision with Shane Ryan. As it was a head injury the referee should have stopped the game. His umpires had clear sight of it and should have called him to stop the game. Instead, while Small was lying on the ground with blood flowing from his head, Kerry were allowed play away and scored their goal. A bad and costly (to Dublin) mistake by the pro-Dublin referee. To me it was worse than his mistake with neglecting to 2nd yellow card O Sullivan.

BlueBeret (Dublin) - Posts: 16 - 02/09/2019 22:44:50    2232139

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "RTE need to get rid of Brolly and bring in Martin McHugh, that man knows his football"
Martin McHugh speaks way too fast and never finishes his sentenc...............

Adler (Monaghan) - Posts: 737 - 03/09/2019 03:39:36    2232178

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I seen it mentioned elsewhere but Joe Brolly has spent all year screaming about the sky deal and looking out for 'true gaels' and yet sees no problem in throwing a referee under the bus to defend his new favourite team - what a great act by a true gael. After Sunday im glad to have Sky and hopefully RTE'S viewing figures will go down for the replay as more switch over to hear real analysis. When will the likes of RTE learn that the public is tuning in to hear actual analysis not biased pundits who want to turn every match into an act of self promotion.

PK57 (Louth) - Posts: 1560 - 03/09/2019 07:12:49    2232183

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Replying To Thelonesomegoose:  "I still can't believe the ridiculous punditry about the Cooper incident. It was almost as if it was a school ground game by Whelan and Brolly to annoy the hell out of Pat Spillane and say it should be a free out and not a yellow card offence. Except in this case one million people were watching it.
There is no enjoyment in the constant interruptions by Joe Brolly and the extraordinary length of time it takes him to get an observation across.
The only reason I watched the punditry yesterday was hearing Brolly saying 'stop patting me' to Spillane. I thought Spillane might finally snap and let fly but he's too cute to do that. Makes Brolly look even worse.
I wouldn't mind but Brolly can be a brilliant and thoughtful writer in his columns."
Always liked Brolly but Sunday was a farce, straight away trying to bring the referee down. He is a very bad advertisement for the biggest day of the football year.
I've never seen such obvious fouls in my life, and all by Cooper who is a great player but plays on the edge.

PointRoad (Louth) - Posts: 89 - 03/09/2019 07:28:43    2232188

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Replying To BlueBeret:  "Why not bring on Eamoan Dunphy to spar with Joe Brolly ?
RTE must get rid of pundits from the competing counties and that includes Colm O Rourke when Meath are playing. They just can't be honest and really objective when their own team are involved.

One point that wasn't mentioned was the head injury sustained by John Small in 58th minutes in a collision with Shane Ryan. As it was a head injury the referee should have stopped the game. His umpires had clear sight of it and should have called him to stop the game. Instead, while Small was lying on the ground with blood flowing from his head, Kerry were allowed play away and scored their goal. A bad and costly (to Dublin) mistake by the pro-Dublin referee. To me it was worse than his mistake with neglecting to 2nd yellow card O Sullivan."
He gave osullivan the same chance as Cooper... Tick, yellow, yellow. That was only osullivans second foul...get over it

PointRoad (Louth) - Posts: 89 - 03/09/2019 11:48:46    2232309

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Replying To PointRoad:  "Always liked Brolly but Sunday was a farce, straight away trying to bring the referee down. He is a very bad advertisement for the biggest day of the football year.
I've never seen such obvious fouls in my life, and all by Cooper who is a great player but plays on the edge."
When does a great player become a liability ? Discuss,

Heffo (Dublin) - Posts: 61 - 03/09/2019 15:33:26    2232436

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Replying To Adler:  "Martin McHugh speaks way too fast and never finishes his sentenc..............."
Very goo !

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5498 - 03/09/2019 18:28:37    2232506

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Neutral pundits should always be used by any TV show imo."
The problem isn't that they're from competing counties it's that they come on RTE with agendas, namely self promotion, and RTE seem to encourage it.
The list of ex players in the professional world commenting on their former teams is endless. Graeme Souness, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Brian O'Driscoll, Alan Quinlan... You see where I'm going. Peter Canavan and Kieran Donaghy seem to able to pull off some level of impartiality on Sky. I'm sure that would change if they were to hop into the RTE studio.

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 267 - 03/09/2019 18:44:27    2232513

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Neutral pundits should always be used by any TV show imo."
No they shouldnt.
How many channels and sports always have neutral pundits covering games?
They dont because its not possible/feasible or better for ratings/coverage of games

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 273 - 03/09/2019 19:30:11    2232525

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Replying To supersub15:  "Believe me when I say I'm not trying to spoil the party here far from it, but would the same thing not apply to, say, Joanne Cantwell or Dec Cahill who are constants on the show, if / when, a family member, relation, extended family member of theirs was part of a winning / losing team under similar circumstances, both by the way are Dub's, far from being neutral.
Joanne by the way is quiet good at dropping a one liner and moving on."
Up to a point you are right. However when the game is being analyzed by a a former player we expect more. A commentator is a commentator, game presenter who is only repeating what they heard someone else say.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 636 - 03/09/2019 19:37:15    2232529

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Replying To Sindar:  "The problem isn't that they're from competing counties it's that they come on RTE with agendas, namely self promotion, and RTE seem to encourage it.
The list of ex players in the professional world commenting on their former teams is endless. Graeme Souness, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Brian O'Driscoll, Alan Quinlan... You see where I'm going. Peter Canavan and Kieran Donaghy seem to able to pull off some level of impartiality on Sky. I'm sure that would change if they were to hop into the RTE studio."
Spot on. Problem isn't with an analyst analysing his home county in a game. Problem or lack of it is with good analysts who can do it and stay neutral.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5498 - 03/09/2019 19:48:17    2232531

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Replying To Adler:  "Martin McHugh speaks way too fast and never finishes his sentenc..............."
Joe Brolly rambles on and takes two minutes to make a basic point.

Defaulter1831 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 40 - 03/09/2019 19:53:16    2232533

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Sky sports. Analyise is top notch. No agenda from pundits.

kerryforsam19 (Kerry) - Posts: 95 - 03/09/2019 20:00:02    2232536

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "RTE need to get rid of Brolly and bring in Martin McHugh, that man knows his football"
Has hardly been seen on TSG Championship coverage since he bizarrely described the great Colm 'Gooch' Cooper as a two trick pony while praising James O'Donoghue in 2014. Was ridiculed and felt some heat in the following days .. his next article in the Star newspaper was entirely devoted to reproducing positive comments he claimed to have written about Gooch. Think he may have learned since not to engage in loose talk and use lazy labels in studio. In fairness to him it was at a time when pundits competed with each other for the funniest put down of amateur players. Thankfully this habit has almost ceased since Sky began their coverage and the new presenter Joanne would challenge it.

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts: 352 - 04/09/2019 00:33:18    2232605

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Replying To kerryforsam19:  "Sky sports. Analyise is top notch. No agenda from pundits."
I'm going to watch the replay on sky, definitely. Rte's coverage on Sunday put the tin hat on it for me.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1082 - 04/09/2019 03:06:33    2232613

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Replying To ballydalane:  "I'm going to watch the replay on sky, definitely. Rte's coverage on Sunday put the tin hat on it for me."
RTE and its producers should have learned from the hurling final - having ex-players from participating counties is unprofessional and unfair. It's obvious that their main agenda is to create controversy and to avoid objective analysis of the game.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 769 - 04/09/2019 12:15:07    2232696

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Brolly continues to talk through the orifice that he sits on. In fact the three pundits should join the circus. There is a place for clowns but it is not doing analysis on football games.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 636 - 04/09/2019 15:04:19    2232771

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Brolly.. that unusual combination of intelligence, childishness and spitefullness.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 05/09/2019 12:52:29    2233010

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Replying To Canuck:  "Brolly continues to talk through the orifice that he sits on. In fact the three pundits should join the circus. There is a place for clowns but it is not doing analysis on football games."
Brolly would be more like the ring master.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 754 - 05/09/2019 12:59:25    2233014

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Changing direction slightly, anyone hear Charlie Redmond on Sean O'Rouke's show earlier today?

Tough stuff, but admire him totally for being brave enough to talk about things. He was a real character on the field when he played, 95, Paddy Russell & all that. But his interview this morning was tough to listen to at times. Fair play to him.

slayer (Limerick) - Posts: 6189 - 05/09/2019 13:22:15    2233022

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