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Milltown Row2:

--- Quote from: Hound on September 21, 2021, 03:41:08 PM ---While social media can be a cesspit, this is squarely directed at mainstream media's criticism of Aidan O'Shea, in particular the Joe Brolly rant in whatever paper he wrote it.

Players who take advantage of media attention to build their own profile are also building a rod for their own backs when things don't go well on the pitch.

Dublin in the Lyons and Caffrey years embraced the hype, but got pilliored for it every year when Sam wasn't won. Although at least they were all on the hype-train together and the abuse was shared around!

In recent years, you could probably compare AOS to Bernard Brogan in terms of media attention, but Bernard was lucky enough to have success follow him so didnt have much personal abuse to deal with.

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He's mentioned supporters in this, and they are your behind the keyboard trolls who are faceless, at least Brolly and co don't hide, and can and are pulled on their comments

Ethan Tremblay:

--- Quote from: Hound on September 21, 2021, 03:41:08 PM ---While social media can be a cesspit, this is squarely directed at mainstream media's criticism of Aidan O'Shea, in particular the Joe Brolly rant in whatever paper he wrote it.

Players who take advantage of media attention to build their own profile are also building a rod for their own backs when things don't go well on the pitch.

Dublin in the Lyons and Caffrey years embraced the hype, but got pilliored for it every year when Sam wasn't won. Although at least they were all on the hype-train together and the abuse was shared around!

In recent years, you could probably compare AOS to Bernard Brogan in terms of media attention, but Bernard was lucky enough to have success follow him so didnt have much personal abuse to deal with.

--- End quote ---

I would agree with that statement there 100%, players who build there own profile within the media will undoubtedly come in for more praise/criticism on their performances, strictly because they are more well known. 

My aging mother in law knows fairly little on football but knows who Aidan O’Shea is, so when is is on the ball she knows if he has been good or not, but she wouldn't know O'Donoghue missed the penalty 10 mins after it happened. 



Milltown Row2:

--- Quote from: Ethan Tremblay on September 21, 2021, 04:02:37 PM ---
--- Quote from: Hound on September 21, 2021, 03:41:08 PM ---While social media can be a cesspit, this is squarely directed at mainstream media's criticism of Aidan O'Shea, in particular the Joe Brolly rant in whatever paper he wrote it.

Players who take advantage of media attention to build their own profile are also building a rod for their own backs when things don't go well on the pitch.

Dublin in the Lyons and Caffrey years embraced the hype, but got pilliored for it every year when Sam wasn't won. Although at least they were all on the hype-train together and the abuse was shared around!

In recent years, you could probably compare AOS to Bernard Brogan in terms of media attention, but Bernard was lucky enough to have success follow him so didnt have much personal abuse to deal with.

--- End quote ---

I would agree with that statement there 100%, players who build there own profile within the media will undoubtedly come in for more praise/criticism on their performances, strictly because they are more well known. 

My aging mother in law knows fairly little on football but knows who Aidan O’Shea is, so when is is on the ball she knows if he has been good or not, but she wouldn't know O'Donoghue missed the penalty 10 mins after it happened.

--- End quote ---

So probably best not having a media profile....

Cunny Funt:

--- Quote from: Milltown Row2 on September 21, 2021, 03:54:00 PM ---
--- Quote from: Hound on September 21, 2021, 03:41:08 PM ---While social media can be a cesspit, this is squarely directed at mainstream media's criticism of Aidan O'Shea, in particular the Joe Brolly rant in whatever paper he wrote it.

Players who take advantage of media attention to build their own profile are also building a rod for their own backs when things don't go well on the pitch.

Dublin in the Lyons and Caffrey years embraced the hype, but got pilliored for it every year when Sam wasn't won. Although at least they were all on the hype-train together and the abuse was shared around!

In recent years, you could probably compare AOS to Bernard Brogan in terms of media attention, but Bernard was lucky enough to have success follow him so didnt have much personal abuse to deal with.

--- End quote ---

He's mentioned supporters in this, and they are your behind the keyboard trolls who are faceless, at least Brolly and co don't hide, and can and are pulled on their comments

--- End quote ---

Brolly feeds those keyboard warriors with his attention seeking nonsense. The usual routine from him of picking the hot topic (Mayo losing another AI final) and attacking one of the most high profile players on the team (Aidan O'Shea)

Ethan Tremblay:

--- Quote from: Milltown Row2 on September 21, 2021, 04:06:24 PM ---
--- Quote from: Ethan Tremblay on September 21, 2021, 04:02:37 PM ---
--- Quote from: Hound on September 21, 2021, 03:41:08 PM ---While social media can be a cesspit, this is squarely directed at mainstream media's criticism of Aidan O'Shea, in particular the Joe Brolly rant in whatever paper he wrote it.

Players who take advantage of media attention to build their own profile are also building a rod for their own backs when things don't go well on the pitch.

Dublin in the Lyons and Caffrey years embraced the hype, but got pilliored for it every year when Sam wasn't won. Although at least they were all on the hype-train together and the abuse was shared around!

In recent years, you could probably compare AOS to Bernard Brogan in terms of media attention, but Bernard was lucky enough to have success follow him so didnt have much personal abuse to deal with.

--- End quote ---

I would agree with that statement there 100%, players who build there own profile within the media will undoubtedly come in for more praise/criticism on their performances, strictly because they are more well known. 

My aging mother in law knows fairly little on football but knows who Aidan O’Shea is, so when is is on the ball she knows if he has been good or not, but she wouldn't know O'Donoghue missed the penalty 10 mins after it happened.

--- End quote ---

So probably best not having a media profile....

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Not necessarily, I would say you have to prepare to take the rough with the smooth, as most people do within the public eye

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