Wednesday April 1, 2020

Don’t blame the Dubs as dominance breeds apathy

Dublin being great isn’t the issue, the predictability of their run to Sunday’s All-Ireland Football Final is. Emmet Ryan on how football is learning a harsh lesson hurling learned

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
31st August, 2018
'Football has become awfully predictable'. Pic: Getty Images

It was the Savoy cinema on September 6 2009, a few hours before Kilkenny lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup for the fourth year running, and it was overcast. Finally, after a furious final 48 hours in the run-up to the decider, the last ticket was offloaded.

Despite Tipperary coming into that decider as hot as possible, it was challenging to move the last of the All-Ireland tickets. Between the All Ireland-7s and every other call I could make...

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