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Joe Brolly Finished With RTE

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Replying To Bon:  "It was easy to listen to with intelligent respectful analysis. Pat Spillane was extremely dignified in defeat.
Brolly was zero loss whatsoever."
Whatever about Brolly, I thought Rochford was really poor today and added nothing to the discussion. If they just left an empty seat there it wouldnt have made a difference.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1384 - 14/09/2019 22:35:32    2235368

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Whatever about Brolly, I thought Rochford was really poor today and added nothing to the discussion. If they just left an empty seat there it wouldnt have made a difference."
True the whole thing was as dull as dishwater, Stephen is too reserved for that punditry lark, think they should leave Brolly Spillane and O'Rourke at it, last of the summer wine, Nory Batty as mc.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 812 - 14/09/2019 22:46:41    2235378

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Whatever about Brolly, I thought Rochford was really poor today and added nothing to the discussion. If they just left an empty seat there it wouldnt have made a difference."
Whelan offers nothing but he's safe because he's from Dublin. Rochford was poor but probably nervous. One day some pundit will be brave enough to mention Dublin's negative style of football

Halfdinnerandraspberrycheesecake (Leitrim) - Posts: 48 - 14/09/2019 23:35:54    2235398

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Replying To Halfdinnerandraspberrycheesecake:  "Whelan offers nothing but he's safe because he's from Dublin. Rochford was poor but probably nervous. One day some pundit will be brave enough to mention Dublin's negative style of football"
Oh your the joker on the other thread who said today's all Ireland was a crap match.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4301 - 14/09/2019 23:50:09    2235403

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Whatever about Brolly, I thought Rochford was really poor today and added nothing to the discussion. If they just left an empty seat there it wouldnt have made a difference."
Rochford will be knee deep in maroon and white next year doubt he'll have time for this TV craic when they're All Ireland's to be won.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 504 - 15/09/2019 00:27:45    2235421

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Replying To Halfdinnerandraspberrycheesecake:  "Whelan offers nothing but he's safe because he's from Dublin. Rochford was poor but probably nervous. One day some pundit will be brave enough to mention Dublin's negative style of football"
Say your username 5 times backwards whilst sloshed......I dare ya...

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2280 - 15/09/2019 00:30:07    2235422

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Given the enormity of Dublin's achievement I personally felt Spillane could have been a bit more gracious - there is zero comparison with old Gods time when Kerry to be fair were The most professionally prepared team and today when most teams are better trained and organised. Look at some of the GAA gold catch and kick stuff ...

In analysis there is a a balance to be struck - look at some of the rugby on TV is appalling full of jargon, management speak and incomprehensible to the lay man - I say this as someone who played the game to a high level previously

Bainisteoir (National) - Posts: 470 - 15/09/2019 00:41:42    2235427

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Replying To Halfdinnerandraspberrycheesecake:  "Whelan offers nothing but he's safe because he's from Dublin. Rochford was poor but probably nervous. One day some pundit will be brave enough to mention Dublin's negative style of football"
Another WUM account. I'll choose Leitrim as my county because it's small and everyone likes Leitrim. Legend.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4236 - 15/09/2019 01:32:55    2235438

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Replying To Bon:  "It was easy to listen to with intelligent respectful analysis. Pat Spillane was extremely dignified in defeat.
Brolly was zero loss whatsoever."
Pat's analysis is no different than Brolly's - very poor-both of them could do with a trip to spec savers. I remember his slogan 'puke football'. In the match today there were periods when back passing went on for 1 minute plus and as Kerry were involved, the match was considered a classic by him. Match analysis is carried out by individuals and their analysis is no better than you would get in the average pub around the country- the analysis is a game in itself and RTE plays it own game.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2128 - 15/09/2019 01:51:30    2235443

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Replying To Halfdinnerandraspberrycheesecake:  "Whelan offers nothing but he's safe because he's from Dublin. Rochford was poor but probably nervous. One day some pundit will be brave enough to mention Dublin's negative style of football"
Whatever pundit does this will be a legend

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3744 - 15/09/2019 02:52:40    2235447

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Sunday game football pundits in general are boring but Brolly isn't the solution either. Sky have better pundits like Canavan.

If fairness to Pat Spillane he was quick to congrat Dublin and showed great class and humility in doing so, no excuses and no bull. When you think he was on a team that missed the five in a row because of a dodgy goal too. Fair dues to him, he is nearly always very sporting in defeat.

I don't think GAA fans want the sensationalist stuff Brolly comes up with. They want pundits who have done their homework and have something insightful to say.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 15/09/2019 08:12:13    2235454

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Replying To arock:  "Oh your the joker on the other thread who said today's all Ireland was a crap match."
It was poor football, lots of basic errors, lots of backpassing my Dublin. Wasn't a patch on the first game. Bit much with the name calling

Halfdinnerandraspberrycheesecake (Leitrim) - Posts: 48 - 15/09/2019 08:57:53    2235464

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I have to say that it was very easy watching and listening to the pundits yesterday evening. I was irritated before the All Ireland final started the first day by just listening to Brolly telling Pat Spillane to stop patting him. The stuff of a 2 year old.. It was much better without him. With Conor Mc Manus and Sean Cavanagh Ulster will be well represented without Joe.

border Gael (Monaghan) - Posts: 731 - 15/09/2019 10:13:23    2235479

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have to say i see the whole punditry panel thing on the sunday game going the same way as the soccer did. Giles, Dunphy and liam brady all got rid of and they were v entertaining to watch. im never going to watch the soccer panel again, its bland and boring. Brolly and Spillane love them or hate them are in this mold who shoot from the hip and say what they feel. RTE has gone all into this pc stuff

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 466 - 15/09/2019 11:02:04    2235502

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Replying To border Gael:  "I have to say that it was very easy watching and listening to the pundits yesterday evening. I was irritated before the All Ireland final started the first day by just listening to Brolly telling Pat Spillane to stop patting him. The stuff of a 2 year old.. It was much better without him. With Conor Mc Manus and Sean Cavanagh Ulster will be well represented without Joe."
Sean Cavanagh likes talking about himself and as an analyst I would give him 4/10 on a good day. Why did no analyst pick up the 9/10 steps for the goal which because of the speed could not be seen by the Ref. I though Galvin's description of the incident of the event was very good; 'a hound after a hare with the hare always going to win' a straight run.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2128 - 15/09/2019 11:16:44    2235508

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Replying To browncows:  "Pat's analysis is no different than Brolly's - very poor-both of them could do with a trip to spec savers. I remember his slogan 'puke football'. In the match today there were periods when back passing went on for 1 minute plus and as Kerry were involved, the match was considered a classic by him. Match analysis is carried out by individuals and their analysis is no better than you would get in the average pub around the country- the analysis is a game in itself and RTE plays it own game."
Yes. The game was a mix of approaches. Some direct football with well-worked and nicely taken scores mixed with comedy defending (guys running through to score, unmarked) mixed with with blanket defending and sideways handpassing. I have no problems with this whatsoever, a team that does nothing but 100% route one football is a dumb and easy-to-read team which will lose; from Ajax in the 70s onwards, any good team will mix it up as necessary. What is slightly wearying is how (for instance) Kerry and Tyrone play a similar game (they even score similar amounts), yet Kerry and Dublin are held up as examples of the saviours of football while the likes of Tyrone and other Ulster teams are, as we all know, purveyors of anti-football and the ruination of the game etc. At heart, a lot of GAA high-profile pundits are small-minded gossips. It's motivational though, I for one hope they keep it up : )

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 695 - 15/09/2019 11:43:31    2235521

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Brolly is now promoting attending HQ in altered states. This is not what the GAA is about.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1345 - 15/09/2019 12:13:22    2235540

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Brolly is now promoting attending HQ in altered states. This is not what the GAA is about."
Why are the GAA selling alcohol in the Stadium then if that's not what they are about ?

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 988 - 15/09/2019 12:47:48    2235559

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Joanne looked much more relaxed without having to contend with "Hold on, hold on let me finish" from someone who has already dominated 80% of the discussion. She seems to have a good grasp and feel for the GAA compared to say Rachel on Sky Sports.
Thought individual panelists were allowed to give a more thorough, meaningful analysis instead of getting a sound bite in edgeways between interruptions. Agree with some here who would have Colm O'Rourke instead of Rockford on the panel. Overall an enjoyable evening's viewing, two superb teams playing a very good game with an excellent first half.

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts: 361 - 15/09/2019 13:53:17    2235579

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Replying To Joxer:  "Another WUM account. I'll choose Leitrim as my county because it's small and everyone likes Leitrim. Legend."
I don't like Leitrim. They have notions. And think Carrick is better for a stag than Galway.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 504 - 15/09/2019 14:05:51    2235584

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