Post by Whosinmidfield on Dec 29, 2020 23:32:21 GMT
One thing that really grates is people saying Peter Keane was preparing for the Dubs with his tactics against Cork. I hate to break it to people but, Dublin would have destroyed us with that setup.
Our defence still looks very light when you look at other teams. Peter Crowley is one of our more powerful players but, looking at other teams he is just about average. I think some combination of Gavin Crowley, Jack Sherwood and Morely should man the central defensive positions.
And why not start forwards in the half forward line? If we must start a defender why not Paul Murphy as he is the defender with the skills to play there. David Clifford, Paul Geaney, JOD ( if fit) Killian Spillane, Tony Brosnan. Surely we can make a coherent full forward line from that group.
I agree other players and combinations should be tried at midfield in the league, but Moran is still our best midfielder. I think bringing him off after 60 minutes and telling him only to shoot if it’s 100 percent going over would greatly minimise the ways he negatively impacts the team while retaining the qualities that he possesses that we need. Alongside him Barry is probably our best option. He is great at negating his direct opponent and tackling but I would like to see him become more dominant in the air, he wins very few kick outs. He’s very safe on the ball too, I know he’s not a real attacking player but he’s good at carrying the ball and he should do it a bit more often. Adrian Spillane is a good option at midfield or wing forward although he is on the small side for midfield. Diarmuid O’Connor is much too weak physically for inter county midfield in my opinion. He’s lacking a bit of confidence or drive for wing forward as well. If he is to contribute to Kerry having a successful season next year he is going to have to greatly improve. He has talent as we’ve seen at club level but I think he was brought in too young. PK brought him in his first year after O’Connor had one underwhelming year at u20 level.
I’d like to see Joe O’Connor of Stacks trialled at midfield in the league. He’s a very good fielder, mobile and can offer a bigger threat than what we have in attacking areas. Right now my selection around the middle for Kerry would be Moran and Barry with Spillane at wing forward. I’d be delighted if Joe O’Connor could claim a midfield position. I agree on the 3 you mentioned for the central defensive positions but I wonder if Dan O’Donoghue should be looked at for centre back?