The Spread: All-Ireland final special

Mayo offer value, but Dubs can cover

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
18th September, 2016
Bernard Brogan will be a key player as always for the Dubs today

If ever a team was entering an All-Ireland final with so little to lose it’s this Mayo side. Having been forced to take the back door route to the decider, the pressure of 1997, 2004, 2006, 2012 and 2013 simply isn’t there.

On none of those days were Mayo favourites entering the big one, but those losses hold a different kind of hurt to 1989 and 1996. While Mayo fans still rue those losses, they were...

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