I really enjoyed the T/M game, great quality, and very impressive by the Farny. Though it looks bad for Tyrone I actually think they are making progress. They played well with a new system that is only bedding in for a coach and players that have never played that way before, and up against a team that is settled, experienced, and has been building for years and is full of confidence. Plus has the best forward around.
So that means two things, I wouldn’t write Tyrone off yet, especially if they get a good draw and CC back. A run of games could work out well for them in their development. And for Monaghan it’s going to be the danger of getting caught when they’re on a high. Otherwise I think they can make an All-I final this year if they get a fair wind.
Rufus as regards the Geeser thing, it’s entirely down to all the hype and love-in and mystical guru stuff that went on during the Lillie era. Riding that sort of wave always, always leads to an equal an opposite backlash.
I’m well over it now and have no bad feelings to him at all, it’s just that being an IC manager with so much expected/demanded is really unforgiving. But fair fooks to him, he put his legendary reputation as a player and leader on the line the last 10 years, answered the call of his county in a lean era, and hasn’t shirked. I admire him alot for that.