Winter of Discontent VII: Off Season Kerry Football Thread Oct 5, 2021 22:00:08 GMT kerryman99 and john4 like this
Post by thehermit on Oct 5, 2021 22:00:08 GMT
Seeing as the new manager thread disappeared but there is still so much to talk about as regards Jack, his potential management team and what their plans are for next season etc it probably makes sense to make a new topic about it all.
Just reflecting on the past 24 hours, I am pleased to see the CB release a statement being very thankful to Keane and his backroom. These guys still have a lot to offer Kerry football and I'd hate to thing the whole selection process has lead to bridge's being burnt on either side.
We can't afford to alienate people of the caliber of Keane, Tommy, Fitz.
I also think it was only natural, as reported, that there should have been some honest questioning of the selection process at the ratification meeting last night. Any time a Kerry manager is selected it is a huge decision and every club and delegate and supporter on the street will have their opinions and are entitled to voice them.
There's obviously been huge media coverage and no little controversy over how Jack got the gig, personally I don't understand a lot of it. I don't believe this was preordained or anything and I thought it was perfectly reasonable to have a selection process and if Keane wanted to remain that he should have to go through the hoops like any other potential candidate.
One last thing I wanted to bring up was the Off The Ball segment on their morning podcast on Monday. I know someone posted a link to it, and I listened to it this evening on a run.
Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but I'd have a pretty low opinion of that crowd's GAA coverage. IMO they are as far from unbiased, neutral journalism as you can get - all you need to consider is there insufferable fanboy attitude to Dublin GAA and its facilitated dominance.
I really cannot believe some of the stuff they were claiming. Like the fact Keane was unaware going into a meeting with the selection committee that this was the interview and that he wasn't probably prepared and didn't have a presentation to show them. Whatever their sources were I'd question them to put it mildly.
Tony Leen in the Examiner tonight seems to cut the legs under what OTB were claiming and Tim Murphy was very strong in responding to their claims.
Realistically come next spring most people will not even remember all this. There is a whiff of silly season about it all. Still though for a county used to doing these things in private and efficiently the last two weeks were very unKerry like.