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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4950 on: August 12, 2019, 10:46:00 AM »
Yeah Dolan is harmless to be fair. He's basically the Michael Owen of GAA commentary lol. Brolly is just a fairly poisonous individual. The rest I wouldn't get too worked up about.

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« Reply #4951 on: August 12, 2019, 12:00:28 PM »
Dessie seems like a sound fellow but it is just his co-commentary that is hard enough to listen to.

Brolly thinks he is an authority on everything and can say whatever he wants and get away with it. As the media has become saturated with ex players all giving their tuppence worth Brolly has got progressively worse, perhaps he is frustrated since RTE no longer have a complete monopoly on punditry due to the advent of podcasts, radio shows and multiple TV stations.   

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« Reply #4952 on: August 12, 2019, 12:32:25 PM »
agreed. I think he sees other former players and pundits as a threat especially because he lacks deep tactical insight into the modern game so his go to method to stay relevant is to get personal with players and make sickeningly lame attempts at courting controversy

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« Reply #4953 on: August 12, 2019, 10:52:49 PM »
What's Brolly on about certain Mayo lads good fballers but not good men, who or what's he smoking? I only remember too well, too many days when he went missing on a good Derry team when they needed him for the hard yards and it was left to Downey and Tohill to carry the load as he went into hiding all too many days when it mattered. He can't question any Mayo player about not putting in the hard yards when he never done so himself and went awol when needed most. In away similar to what he accused  Cooper of, in big games.
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« Reply #4954 on: August 13, 2019, 07:08:23 PM »
The question is rather what are you smoking, as you've either not read the article fully or because you've completely misunderstood the point he is, controversially, trying to make.

He's not questioning their commitment as footballers. He's referring to a mercenary element within the mayo panel who have knifed two management teams in the last few years. He may not be unbiased but he's not wrong about some of the power struggles that have gone on in mayo and how they have held the team back.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4955 on: August 13, 2019, 07:25:34 PM »
The question is rather what are you smoking, as you've either not read the article fully or because you've completely misunderstood the point he is, controversially, trying to make.

He's not questioning their commitment as footballers. He's referring to a mercenary element within the mayo panel who have knifed two management teams in the last few years. He may not be unbiased but he's not wrong about some of the power struggles that have gone on in mayo and how they have held the team back.
In what sense ?

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« Reply #4956 on: August 13, 2019, 10:47:36 PM »
The question is rather what are you smoking, as you've either not read the article fully or because you've completely misunderstood the point he is, controversially, trying to make.

He's not questioning their commitment as footballers. He's referring to a mercenary element within the mayo panel who have knifed two management teams in the last few years. He may not be unbiased but he's not wrong about some of the power struggles that have gone on in mayo and how they have held the team back.
But he is questioning their commitment to the cause! According to Brolly, some of them are not men but he fails to elaborate in this or mention the individuals he thinks are mercenaries or indicate the number involved.
 but doesn't  go into detail to explain what he meant with his catchall insinuations and unproven allegations. Ergo,the whole Goddamn lot are not 100% committed to Mayo's cause.You may have attended a different school of logic than I did but I fail to see how any reasonable person will arrive at a different conclusion than I have.
Furthermore,he's wrong about Stephen Rochford's departure.
A number of influential backers put it to the County Board that they were not prepared to provide further sponshorship as long as he remained in charge.
If Brolly had bothered to do some research before he shot his mouth off,he'd have found that what I am telling you is well-known in Mayo- it was mentioned here some time ago.
It was also fairly well-documented that the players after having a meeting where they decided to get rid of Holmes and Connelly did not go public as they did not want to embarrass or humiliate either. They approached the County Board and told the officers of their decision and someone leaked this to the media.
It left H&C with no option but to stand down. Everyone involved got hurt in the process. What the players intended doing was to give their managers a chance to step down with dignity, citing pressures of work or family commitments or whatever. Again, this was fairly common knowledge at the time of the meeting and the result.Tommy Conlon in the Sindo covered this quite well and what he has found out was there for Brolly if he wanted to be an objective commentator.
If that wasn't bad enough, he let fly with an off the wall allegation that players were drafting James Horan's resignation letter but , once again, he failed to back this up in any way.
I have a strong dislike for Brolly and the reason goes back to an Ulster final where Monaghan were playing. Brolly was co-commentating . Tommy Freeman, Monaghan's ace forward works as a roofer and the week before the final he had an accident at work where he put a nail tough his hand. He still played with a heavily strapped hand and Brolly couldn't stop passing snide remarks and found it very funny that Monaghan's free taker couldn't stick a Hilti nail in a sheet of felt, never mind converting a free.
He kept the wisecracks going right up to the end and tried to involve O'Rourke and Carney ( I think) but neither responded at any time.
 In my humble opinion he is beneath  contempt.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4957 on: August 13, 2019, 11:00:23 PM »
You should do speeches, in a home.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4958 on: August 13, 2019, 11:24:24 PM »
You should do speeches, in a home.

Does the home have sky?

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« Reply #4959 on: August 14, 2019, 06:51:48 AM »
You should do speeches, in a home.

Does the home have sky?

The inference being it was so long winded and boring it would send one to sleep, so best being reclined to listen, your inference being?

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4960 on: August 14, 2019, 07:57:29 PM »
You should do speeches, in a home.

Does the home have sky?

The inference being it was so long winded and boring it would send one to sleep, so best being reclined to listen, your inference being?

How so? I managed to read it.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4961 on: August 14, 2019, 08:11:44 PM »
You should do speeches, in a home.

Does the home have sky?

The inference being it was so long winded and boring it would send one to sleep, so best being reclined to listen, your inference being?

How so? I managed to read it.

As someone not particularly well informed about the ins and outs of Mayo football  i personally thought it was a very well constructed and interesting post.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4962 on: August 15, 2019, 09:51:19 AM »
You should do speeches, in a home.

Does the home have sky?

The inference being it was so long winded and boring it would send one to sleep, so best being reclined to listen, your inference being?

How so? I managed to read it.

As someone not particularly well informed about the ins and outs of Mayo football  i personally thought it was a very well constructed and interesting post.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4963 on: August 15, 2019, 10:07:03 AM »
You should do speeches, in a home.

Does the home have sky?

The inference being it was so long winded and boring it would send one to sleep, so best being reclined to listen, your inference being?

How so? I managed to read it.

As someone not particularly well informed about the ins and outs of Mayo football  i personally thought it was a very well constructed and interesting post.

It was indeed. Not the posters fault if not everyone could follow what was written

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4964 on: August 15, 2019, 10:39:09 AM »
Most young lads aren't able to read/comprehend more than about 5 lines of text due to txt spk twitter etc.
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