I hate it when Bandage and Rocko climb into bed together on the forum
Look at the players at his disposal since 2002. Bellew, McNulty, Mallon, McGeeney, Hughes, McCann, McGrane, McConville, the McEntees, McKeever, McDonnell, Clarke, Marsden etc etc yet he only managed to win ONE All Ireland with them. That cannot be overlooked.
Bottled it against Tyrone twice, Fermanagh and Kerry
You are calling him top class so judge him by the highest standards. All Irelands - not Club Championships
farmer, with all due respect the vast majority of players you listed above will not go down in history as great players. I would class McDonnell and Clarke as great players and the rest of them are great competitors.
Andrew McCann better than Tomas O’Se?
Bellew better than Moynihan?
McKeever better than Eoin Brosnan?
One of the McEntees better than Stephen O’Neill?
McGrane better than Dara O’Se or Sean Cavanagh?
I don’t think that Armagh side’s talents on paper are comparable to the reservoirs of talent their main competitors had over the same timeframe.
The great achievement of Kernan was moulding them into a formidable unit and leading them to their first All-Ireland title EVER.
All this after he’d won 3 All Irelands with Crossmaglen.
They also dominated the Ulster Championship in an unprecedented manner under Kernan.
The good vs great thing comes from Dunphy’s protestations that Platini was a good player, not a great player when he completely dominated the European Championships in 1984.
To say Armagh haven’t been in the top 3 teams in Ireland under Kernan is also a ridiculous statement to be added to the litany of other ones you’ve made previously.
Post edited by: Bandage, at: 2007/07/31 18:06