A Winter Of Discontent: Post Championship Thread - 1 Like(s)
If I was making a list of people to blame for the Cork result the ref would be a long way down it. I know that's not what you are saying but I don't remember it being a big factor.
Re Dublin I saw that post as well, and have been saying for years on here that their S & C is a huge and very under acknowledged factor in what they have achieved, and a lot of that comes down to money. They are years ahead of the rest of us in putting high performance programmes in place by all accounts, and it shows on the pitch in the closing minutes of games and in the way they are able to impose themselves on teams physically. I would love to see a breakdown of what it all costs vs other teams. You will never get the figure of course because it'll be bundled in with a whole host of other costs in the accounts. Anybody that tries to tell you they know the details is talking pony because they just won't be available to anybody that isn't involved in the running of the team.
That is not to say Kerry are badly off or anything, in fact we hired our first full time S & C man last year so we are better off than most. I'm not sure what other counties have. I'd imagine that most Division one counties have or are getting good programmes in place.
We are told money doesn't kick the ball over the bar etc but that's utterly foolish and naïve talk. High level conditioning and coaching makes a huge huge difference at the top level.
GeniusGerry (Kerry) - 26/11/2020 20:41:23