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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5805 on: July 21, 2020, 10:05:17 PM »
The Derry team of 93 from no 2-9 Were as good as anything there has been about since or before.
10-15 (forward line ) average enough and would not stand the test of time.
You could not compare them with the Armagh or a tyrone forward lines of later years.

Derry won their AI based on players 2-9
6 brilliant defenders and two top class midfielders - with Tohill an all time great.

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« Reply #5806 on: July 21, 2020, 10:10:41 PM »
The Derry team of 93 from no 2-9 Were as good as anything there has been about since or before.
10-15 (forward line ) average enough and would not stand the test of time.
You could not compare them with the Armagh or a tyrone forward lines of later years.

Derry won their AI based on players 2-9
6 brilliant defenders and two top class midfielders - with Tohill an all time great.

They won it because a Cork player got sent off for nothing

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« Reply #5807 on: July 21, 2020, 10:19:36 PM »
They won it because they were better.

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« Reply #5808 on: July 21, 2020, 10:27:11 PM »
The Derry team of 93 from no 2-9 Were as good as anything there has been about since or before.
10-15 (forward line ) average enough and would not stand the test of time.
You could not compare them with the Armagh or a tyrone forward lines of later years.

Derry won their AI based on players 2-9
6 brilliant defenders and two top class midfielders - with Tohill an all time great.

They won it because a Cork player got sent off for nothing

Had the umpires done their job right, Cork would have been down to 14 players anyway.

Bar the first 5 minutes, Derry were the better team.

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« Reply #5809 on: July 21, 2020, 10:46:51 PM »
Yes but that cork team was too old to play in an all Ireland final. Down lifted that era. The other 3 teams including Dublin were scrappy stuff but fair play. The 96 Meath team had forwards and midfield and defence as well

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #5810 on: July 22, 2020, 09:11:25 AM »
Yes but that cork team was too old to play in an all Ireland final. Down lifted that era. The other 3 teams including Dublin were scrappy stuff but fair play. The 96 Meath team had forwards and midfield and defence as well

Cork had 7 players under 25 in their starting line up.
Derry had 7 players under 25 in their starting line up.

Cork had 1 outfield player 30+ in their starting line up.
Derry had 2 outfield players 30+ in their starting line up.
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« Reply #5811 on: July 22, 2020, 09:17:32 AM »
Yes but that cork team was too old to play in an all Ireland final. Down lifted that era. The other 3 teams including Dublin were scrappy stuff but fair play. The 96 Meath team had forwards and midfield and defence as well

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