Kenny did everything right for the Cork game, line up was correct, game plan was correct, subs were correct. The polar opposite happened last night. I think Kenny expected Pats to play their normal brand of football but when they sat very deep and invited us on to them we were clueless on how to break them down. When we rarely got chances we squandered them.
The decision to drop McGrath was ludicrous. He was one of our most influential players on Friday and gets no game time on Monday. He would have made a huge difference as he can pick out a pass and open up play. The subs happened far too late also.
Finally the movement was shocking.
How many throws did we have with not one person showing or anybody making runs?
How many times did the centre halves have to pump it up to Hoban as there was nobody dropping deep from midfield to collect the ball. We badly miss O'Donnell in midfield. Chvedukas showed for the ball plenty when he came on.
How many times did a centre midfield have the ball and zero movement in front of him. Ball would be humped up to Hoban or back to the centre halves who would pass it between themselves for 30 seconds and hump it up to hoban
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