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Best decision RTÉ ever made when giving Brolly his marching orders. Hateful so and so to people who don't pull his way. A lot of people in Tyrone, Kerry and Mayo would love a minute with him.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 2097 - 08/04/2024 17:16:37    2536676

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Yeah in 2017 final Dublin were able to bring the likes of Kevin McManamon, Diarmuid Connolly, Paul Flynn, Bernard Brogan, and Cormac Costello off the bench. It's amazing what that does for your "mental strength" in the closing minutes.

Malonemagic (Laois) - Posts: 792 - 08/04/2024 20:32:48    2536741

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "He wanted to take over the show, not seemed to want to take over the show.. Wants to be the loudest voice in the room and always have the last word. I think at times he felt insecure on Sunday Game beside Spillane and O'Rourke and had no reason to be. They were better footballers than him but he was a talented footballer, talented sportsman and can be very sharp witted. A nice guy but very annoying when he doesn't seem to respect other's opinions."
Brolly felt insecure - he's a barrister.
He never took his RTE fee - gave it to clubs -

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1684 - 09/04/2024 11:37:12    2536846

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I thought it was an entertaining show

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1684 - 09/04/2024 11:39:47    2536848

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Replying To Malonemagic:  "Brolly always implies though that Dublin beat them because of greater mental strength, which is complete nonsense. Dublin beat them because they had an incredible subs bench who got them over the line when Mayo s legs ( and indeed Kerry s in other games) were gone."
To say that the "SOLE" reason Dublin shaded those games was their greater mental strength, I agree is nonsense but to say it wasn't a factor equally is nonsense. Sure Dublin had an unrivalled bench but the team was also littered with leaders, oozing mental strength. To have so many leaders such as Cluxton, O'Carroll, O'Sullivan, McMahon, Cullen, McAuley, Rock, Alan Brogan, McManamon and more was probably unique and the "mental strength" they brought wasn't absent in the Kerry and Mayo teams but wasn't there through every line of the team as it was with the Dubs. Better bench, physically fitter, mentally stronger and the necessary bit of luck all factors in those victories.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 748 - 09/04/2024 13:32:36    2536890

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Replying To sligo joe:  "To say that the "SOLE" reason Dublin shaded those games was their greater mental strength, I agree is nonsense but to say it wasn't a factor equally is nonsense. Sure Dublin had an unrivalled bench but the team was also littered with leaders, oozing mental strength. To have so many leaders such as Cluxton, O'Carroll, O'Sullivan, McMahon, Cullen, McAuley, Rock, Alan Brogan, McManamon and more was probably unique and the "mental strength" they brought wasn't absent in the Kerry and Mayo teams but wasn't there through every line of the team as it was with the Dubs. Better bench, physically fitter, mentally stronger and the necessary bit of luck all factors in those victories."
Their ability to take scores when they were needed and slow down opposition's momentum is also important. Many think Mayo are a better team in a chaos game, probably true. But that's because we don't usually control tight games very well like Dublin, Kerry, Derry, Tyrone in the past few years. Not in finals anyway. You make your own luck. Seems to be only the losing team that talks about bad luck, instead of not fouling a player in midfield that gave the ball in for a crucial score, or buying a free instead of holding onto the ball and getting turned over. Cluxton doesn't thank good luck when he lifts the Sam. Plenty have a long list of excuses why we haven't won since '51. Hopefully McStay will improve on what can be improved and not the referee, the wrong keeper on the day or 'Sure weren't Kerry very good that year'!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7523 - 09/04/2024 13:52:16    2536902

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Is it not true that Mayo did contrive to loose all those big games so Brolly is not wrong about that… I'd say he like a most of the other neutral supporters all over the country just got fed up of Mayo caving in against Dublin in every Final… You are right when you say Dublin barely beat them but the key words there are "beat them"….:.."
Yes but how many points should be deducted for home advantage and all the familiarity that it brings, soft referee decisions, population, money, not having to travel far for training. Let's say a conservative 2 points per match. Now how many all irelands did Dublin really win? Give me the mayo team any day over them.

gahfan (Wexford) - Posts: 638 - 11/04/2024 12:44:08    2537321

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Replying To gahfan:  "Yes but how many points should be deducted for home advantage and all the familiarity that it brings, soft referee decisions, population, money, not having to travel far for training. Let's say a conservative 2 points per match. Now how many all irelands did Dublin really win? Give me the mayo team any day over them."
Your preference will come as a major surprise to most.

I suspect it might front page of Wexford People.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2929 - 11/04/2024 14:06:34    2537335

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Replying To gahfan:  "Yes but how many points should be deducted for home advantage and all the familiarity that it brings, soft referee decisions, population, money, not having to travel far for training. Let's say a conservative 2 points per match. Now how many all irelands did Dublin really win? Give me the mayo team any day over them."
I agree home advantage certainly helped them but Mayo shots themselves in the foot so often neutral supporters just gave up on them….. Mayo were a great team and should have won 2/3 All Ireland titles if it wasn't for their own stupidity…,!!!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2326 - 11/04/2024 14:25:49    2537344

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Replying To gahfan:  "Yes but how many points should be deducted for home advantage and all the familiarity that it brings, soft referee decisions, population, money, not having to travel far for training. Let's say a conservative 2 points per match. Now how many all irelands did Dublin really win? Give me the mayo team any day over them."
You're ignoring the fact that Mayo have also lost finals to Meath, Cork, Tyrone, Kerry and Donegal since they last won one, so maybe any team that play Mayo in a final should be handicapped by a couple of points but I still think they'd find themselves runners-up.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 748 - 11/04/2024 17:00:28    2537377

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Is it not true that Mayo did contrive to loose all those big games so Brolly is not wrong about that… I'd say he like a most of the other neutral supporters all over the country just got fed up of Mayo caving in against Dublin in every Final… You are right when you say Dublin barely beat them but the key words there are "beat them"….:.."
Mayo performed heroically against Dublin in '16 and' 17 in fairness. I think the loss to Tyrone more than anything was the watershed moment for the "neutral" supporter.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1873 - 11/04/2024 22:57:21    2537436

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