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« Reply #390 on: January 11, 2021, 11:17:24 AM »
It's the nastiness and vindictiveness that is the worst thing about Brolly.

Fabricating stories so that we can exercise personal grudges through the public eye takes a real bit of spitefulness. When he was running his grudge with McGeeney through other people was the time I lost complete respect for him. He has had some sort of midlife crisis, think he said on some podcast last year or the year before that he no longer has/had a relationship with his parents which was before his father passed away. You'd hope some of his close friends would be able to take him aside sometime about the level of bitterness he goes on with.


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« Reply #391 on: January 11, 2021, 12:40:39 PM »
Donnacha Walsh 2015 - another phantom All Star!

I thought Walsh was an extremely underrated player for Kerry and was a far superior footballer to Galvin.

I agree.  I thought he was excellent - very underated.

Didn't court the media probably and kept a low profile but an important cog in Kerry's team at that time.

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« Reply #392 on: January 11, 2021, 02:24:31 PM »
Why are Mayo supporters so concerned with what Joe Brolly says? There's a performative love-in towards them from essentially everyone else in the media nearly ever year, despite their recurring failures when it counts. With their sensitivity, are they implicitly acknowledging that he does in fact have a point?

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« Reply #393 on: January 11, 2021, 03:12:42 PM »
Why are Mayo supporters so concerned with what Joe Brolly says? There's a performative love-in towards them from essentially everyone else in the media nearly ever year, despite their recurring failures when it counts. With their sensitivity, are they implicitly acknowledging that he does in fact have a point?

What point is he trying to make?

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« Reply #394 on: January 11, 2021, 03:27:02 PM »
nah he doesn't have a point. he has done identical crusades against other players and counties in the past. like i say, he's barely welcome in his own county. his own family don't speak to him on account of behaviour in his personal life. he's a nasty individual and that's the absolute truth.

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« Reply #395 on: January 11, 2021, 03:39:56 PM »
Why are Mayo supporters so concerned with what Joe Brolly says? There's a performative love-in towards them from essentially everyone else in the media nearly ever year, despite their recurring failures when it counts. With their sensitivity, are they implicitly acknowledging that he does in fact have a point?
because he very publicly impinges the character of several of the finest Mayo players who have given everything to the mayo cause .  this is done as part of a personal vendetta nothing to do with football aided and abetted for years by the RTE sunday game and the independent newspapers the most powerful media in the country
If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well. Moliere

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« Reply #396 on: January 14, 2021, 10:35:10 AM »
Paddy Andrews, 7 All Irelands, not a bad haul. Always thought he was underrated. Hard to believe he started off as a corner back

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« Reply #397 on: January 14, 2021, 10:41:47 AM »
Hard to believe he started off as a corner back

He didn't, he was always a forward and made his debut under Pillar at 1/2 forward.

Gilroy tried him in his first year at corner back along with Bastick @ full back

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« Reply #398 on: January 14, 2021, 10:49:52 AM »
Did he actually play corner back? There was a Peadar Andrews who played in defence

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« Reply #399 on: January 14, 2021, 10:56:04 AM »
Did he actually play corner back? There was a Peadar Andrews who played in defence

Yeah played all 2008 at Corner back starting with the game v Tyrone under lights in the league.

His older brother Peadar played half back apart from that time v Meath in 99 I think when Carr put him on Ollie Murphy at corner back and got roasted

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« Reply #400 on: January 14, 2021, 11:28:46 AM »
Hard to believe he started off as a corner back

He didn't, he was always a forward and made his debut under Pillar at 1/2 forward.

Gilroy tried him in his first year at corner back along with Bastick @ full back

ok then  ::)

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« Reply #401 on: January 14, 2021, 12:51:26 PM »
Why are Mayo supporters so concerned with what Joe Brolly says? There's a performative love-in towards them from essentially everyone else in the media nearly ever year, despite their recurring failures when it counts. With their sensitivity, are they implicitly acknowledging that he does in fact have a point?
because he very publicly impinges the character of several of the finest Mayo players who have given everything to the mayo cause .  this is done as part of a personal vendetta nothing to do with football aided and abetted for years by the RTE sunday game and the independent newspapers the most powerful media in the country

At the same time he is afraid of his life to pass a negative comment on anything connected to the Dubs.

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« Reply #402 on: January 14, 2021, 03:20:21 PM »
Hard to believe he started off as a corner back

He didn't, he was always a forward and made his debut under Pillar at 1/2 forward.

Gilroy tried him in his first year at corner back along with Bastick @ full back

It was in the Sigersen cup that his manager (can't remember who it was) decided to convert him from a forward to a corner back. Gilroy went with it then as well. Experiment didn't work out too well for Dublin or Paddy.

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« Reply #403 on: January 14, 2021, 04:53:10 PM »
Hard to believe he started off as a corner back

He didn't, he was always a forward and made his debut under Pillar at 1/2 forward.

Gilroy tried him in his first year at corner back along with Bastick @ full back

It was in the Sigersen cup that his manager (can't remember who it was) decided to convert him from a forward to a corner back. Gilroy went with it then as well. Experiment didn't work out too well for Dublin or Paddy.

Well it worked out fine for him at DCU as I think he captain them to win one, from corner back. Guess the manager was Niall Moyna.

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« Reply #404 on: January 14, 2021, 04:55:18 PM »
Hard to believe he started off as a corner back

He didn't, he was always a forward and made his debut under Pillar at 1/2 forward.

Gilroy tried him in his first year at corner back along with Bastick @ full back

It was in the Sigersen cup that his manager (can't remember who it was) decided to convert him from a forward to a corner back. Gilroy went with it then as well. Experiment didn't work out too well for Dublin or Paddy.

I think he scored an own goal in a Sigerson match as a corner back

My recollection of the startled earwigs match is that Andrews was one of the most startled of them all, Brigid's club campaign in 2011 revitalised him

It took him quite a while to recover and he wasn't seen much if at all in a Dublin jersey again until 2013

2015/16 was his peak - the Mayo replay in 2015 he was very good and he steadied Dublin a lot when coming on as a first half sub in the drawn 2016 final

Solid player rather a great but those are players that great teams need