Ranty wrote:I agree with you. Not slighted at all, only just saying------- or maby I should have said hoping.............that the experts got it wrong.
It grates a bit, when we hear Monaghan, Roscommon and fluckin Tipperary footballers rated ahead of Cork who won Sam as recent as 2010.
It does a bit Ranty, and none of the above teams have seriously threatened the top table. Same goes for Galway 2018...widely considered by d'experts to be the coming thing in Gaelic Football. They may well be but I've seen nothing yet to suggest they'll seriously rattle Dublin, or Kerry, any time soon.
But I suppose Cork are judged differently to Monaghan, Tipp, & Roscommon...these teams would be considered to be punching above their weight and given credit for doing so, Cork would be regarded as punching well below their perceived weight and derided for doing so.
We can't argue that Cork football has slipped way back since 2010 which in fairness is now 8 years ago. A decline and that awful term "transition period" is one thing, the nature of the deterioration and stagnation is more worrying. I will always defer to your deeper knowledge of Cork football ( being a dreadful hurling snob myself!) and your optimism is always admirable. If the impressive win over Tipp indicates real green shoots then that's a very positive sign...but I suppose the acid test is next Saturday night when the circus comes to town.
Looking forward to it in a perverse kind of way...like an aul fella going to a dance with high hopes that tonight is going to be different but ending up taking that familiar road home alone again.