Well, with no sign of an announcement about the team for Saturday’s match, what else is there to do?
The poll I’ve just decommissioned was the one on what our aims should be for this year’s league and, with 42% of the vote, retaining our Division 1 status is what most of you think this aim should be, with 34% stating that experimentation should be our primary aim (even if that means relegation) while the remaining 24% said that we should aim to win the damn thing (well, we are the league specialists after all).
If we tank against Donegal on Saturday, that latter option will obviously be closed to us but, after just one league outing, it’s far from clear yet what we’re using this NFL for. You could argue, in light of the fact that one-third of the team that started against Derry also lined out in last year’s U21 All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry, that we’re using it simply for experimentation purposes but I have my doubts as to whether or not Johnno and his colleagues are, at this early stage, placing a lower priority on Division 1 survival. Again, Saturday’s result will tell us a lot.
So, given the importance (well, in the sense that any match in the middle of February can be so deemed) of our meeting with the Herrin Gutters up in Letterkenny on Valentine’s Day, how do you feel we’re going to do? Now’s your time to say.