Let's take a real good look at the elephants in the room. Derry club football IS CURRENTLY NOT of a high standard. No county needs players giving advice to THE MANAGER during the game. The next batch of promising players is on the way. It is NOT WITH US YET. The next manager must agree to and be given a 4 YEAR CONTRACT. Supporters must be patient. Do you disagree?
I took in the Cullyhanna and Dromintee game at Crossmaglen in the reply of the 1st round of the cship. Cullyhanna are second in the league and I think Dromintee are mid table.The football was decent to watch and there were no defensive or negative tactics employed, however I would think the average Derry team would beat both teams on view. There is a gulf in Derry football as witnessed in the opening cship weekend but I think the 5/6 teams at the top could rival the pick of any others throughout the country
I actually mind greenlough duffing Cullyhanna in the intermediate ulster a few years back. That said Cullyhanna are now viewed as one of the top sides in Armagh, should have beat Cross two years ago in the SFC, haven't quite reached that level again though. The top teams would be Cross, Pearse Og, Maghery and Cullyhanna in that order. Dromintee on paper are good but come championship always seem to be well off the pace.
My club (bottom of Div1) beat Loup last year in a challenge warm up before their championship semi or quarter can't mind, didn't think they were up to much at all. Other than being dirty of course.