Yeah cause a new manager is going to come in and free up the players to play club football every weekend whilst still having Tyrone winning all Irelands playing open attacking football. The only issue I have is with the timing of the request for the training weekend.
When you see what other counties are doing it wasn't an unreasonable request to have the players for one of the 6 weekends pre Derry game. He wasn't even demanding that the games were cancelled just moved to mid week.
Midweek games happen in local soccer and other counties and in a one off scenario weren't the big deal they were made out to be. Harte is far from perfect but has been allowed clubs access to their county players as much if not more than other top county managers in recent years.
This board has got terrible. Full of crying and yapping and over dramatising everything. Just like other forms of social media I guess. The majority of people now on the Tyrone pages complain in at least 75 per cent of messages. There's been 2 full rounds of club games and plenty of underage games with very little talked about them. The county players and management give an awful lot to the county and don't deserve half the crap they get.
This is the problem. Its not up to him to allow players to play for their clubs. It should be the other way round. If it wasnt for the clubs in the country there would be no county team and Harte wouldnt have a position. You have always defended Harte, but even you at this stage must start seeing the normal club players gripe here. Ive stated before i couldnt care less if Tyrone never win another All Ireland, i would far rather my club win an Oneill cup. Why is it yapping? Is it because our opinions dont match yours?
Like it or not the county manager in every county has a big say in the access of the players to the clubs. It's not a Tyrone thing and no matter who replaced harte they'd still have a say. People are very quick to criticse harte and the players when they play poorly but expect them to have less preparation than other counties.
To me the big issue for clubs is once the championship starts and the lack of certainty over when the next game is. It was a slight inconvenience moving one the first 6 games to midweek but it shouldnt have been a huge issue. There is a national problem with fixtures once the championship starts.
Tyrone county board tried to address the issue as best they could within the current system by changing the structure of the leagues. This would have allowed 11 starred games whilst still ensuring county players were there for same ratio of points. This would have allowed regular games all summer and certainty over games at that time. It was a poor decision to vote against it in my opinion.