I think the build up to the goal we scored in the Dublin league game showed what Flanagan brings to the party. He’s out in front, turns the defender, burns him, creates havoc for the other backs and then lays off the pass (think he laid it off to Murphy who was fouled for the penalty which was subsequently buried by Gillane).
The one thing defenders hate is pure pace. Flanagan starts on merit for me. Still only a young lad so I’m not going to slaughter him if it doesn’t happen for him against Tipp. I think he’d fare up better against Barry and pose more problems due to his athleticism.
Against a side like Waterford with all their extra defenders I think Dowling could be a better option when there’s no option but to bypass De Burca and fuck it in long.