Mayo Football Podcast episode: A few Tralee takeaways

Billy Joe Padden and Edwin McGreal join Rob to take a closer look at the stories behind Saturday’s final scoreline.

Everything from some of the key stats from Mayo’s first defeat of the campaign to the team’s patterns of play are discussed.

The lads chat also give their takes on why Mayo are struggling to create goal chances and what Kevin McStay will be working on ahead of next weekend’s spin to Omagh.

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10 thoughts on “Mayo Football Podcast episode: A few Tralee takeaways

  1. Any word on James Carr return to action? Because there a number 14 jersey very much up for grabs if he wants to make it his own

  2. How can a manger given a 4 year term base his attacking plan around a 34 year old full forward who hasnt scored from play since the Roscommon championship game last year.
    I really hope we see Towey, Cillian and ROD in the full forward line Saturday and bring Tommy out to the half forward line at 12.
    If he wants to play Aidan play him at 8 as a Defensive midfielder and as an option for kickouts.

  3. Sam og, Why does AOS have to be shoehorned in to a starting position at all, he has been tried in defensive midfield many times, when that’s not working we clamour for him to be center forward, when that’s not working we cry for him to start at 14, when thats working we blame everyone else in the team for not kicking every single ball into him or the ref for not giving him frees….would any of the other serious contenders persist at that?

    All the above has been tried for several years in a row now so the only conclusion left is a bench role, he can still contribute strongly from there, would give the team a leadership boost and the crowd a jolt coming on with 20 minutes to go.

    He has been a massive servant and still can contribute but if we rock up again to croker in an AI quarter final with him starting at ff we all know how that goes I’m afraid, what did Einstein say about ‘the definition of insanity’

  4. I just said if you are going to try him anywhere play him at 8 as a Defensive midfielder.If you look back at his career its where he has played his best football and we are struggling at Midfield.Carney was good against Dublin but poor against Kerry.DOC and Ruane are poor in the air.
    Aidan will be a match for anyone at midfield when fit in provincial grounds.But probably doesnt have the legs for the top 4 in Croke Park but could be an impact sub in them games.I would like to see Tuohy in Midfield with Carney with Diarmuid going to the wing.

    Would like to see this lineup
    1.Reape
    2.Coyne
    3.McBrien
    4.Brickenden
    5.Durcan
    6.Callinan
    7 Hession/Plunkett
    8.Tuohy/Aido
    9.Carney
    10.DOC
    11.Boland
    12.Flynn
    13.Towey
    14.Cillian
    15.ROD

  5. @supermac, I’ve seen that bloody Einstein quote so many times on this blog I’d say Willie Joe is making advertising revenue from it!

  6. Completely agree Supermac, but it looks like McStay does plan to have him starting at ff come championship, otherwise he wouldn’t be starting him in league now. It’s a problem, and may well be the rock McStay perishes on, ie his failure to learn from the past, and failure to blood another option in the ff line in the here and now.

  7. I say this with no sense of satisfaction but with every passing match Aidan plays in I get the sense he’s becoming less and less of a scoring threat each time. And quite frankly his other contributions are only average besides, certainly not near enough to warrant automatic selection. The manager must be questioned then on why he continues to select him. I think that’s a fair inquiry.

  8. I’ve listened to most of the podcasts/analysis covering the game on Saturday. All place way too much emphasis on the team that won – win and you’re looking great for the AI, lose and you’re in some sort of trouble. This comes from the same pundits who regularly state that Division 1 doesn’t matter, its all about finding new players and no one wants to win it

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