Looking ahead to the eagerly anticipated 2017 All Ireland Football Final Preview on the SundayGame at 9.30pm on RTE2, we predict what may be debated……
1. The Dubs are unbeatable, no-one, even Mayo on their best day can beat them, they are on another level, they will blow Mayo away with their physicality, they have two teams, they have cruised to the final in second gear, three in a row. You get what we mean?
2. The Curse: The Curse of 1951 will rear its ugly head, the hopeless Mayo haven’t a prayer against the blue crusaders. Playing a record of 9 games to get here, the goose is certainly cooked. But will Mayo be able to pull off one of the biggest upsets in GAA history?
4. Where will Aidan O’Shea play? Given the recent games, it is difficult to predict where the dynamic giant will play. Perhaps in goal?
5.Tactics: Rochford vs Gavin: Given the risky decision to change the Mayo goalkeeper in the replay of last year’s final, Rochford’s tactics have been under question. Will he make a similar brave decision again this year? Focusing on Dublin, will Gavin start the enigmatic Diarmuid Connolly? Its excitement galore, we will see what our Sunday Game experts think! #BelieveinInShteevin
6.Last Year’s Final and Replay Expect the discussion to be dominated by last year’s meetings, the black cards, the scraps, the two own goals, #ThingsLeeDid
7. Substitutions – Dublin’s 21 man team and Mayo super subs!
And they’ll finish off by going for the Dubs but that Mayo could cause an upset. So we’ll be right back where we started with the discussion.