Posted by Cast a cold eye on July 12, 2005 at 11:45:58:
In Reply to: Re: So who are u going to get instead of Maughan ??? posted by FOOTBALL FAN on July 11, 2005 at 22:22:01:
Statistically speaking - there was enough possession and ball played into the last third for Mayo to have won the match.
I think the players have been heavily drilled in the art of 'shot selection' but Sunday was not a day for this type of artistry where space and time were at a premium.
I'd say it's better to take the chances when they arise than let a chance die a death in a tackle or overrun. Even if most drift wide it's worth remembering that we only lost by two points.
People will blame the manager & coaching team for the shot selection debacle but in fairness it's up to the forwards to micro-manage themselves when they realise that certain tactics aren't working.
After the failed goal chance Conor Mortimer converted a very difficult overhead shot - even if you don't like the guy you have to admire the skill he used to convert this chance - some would suggest that he should've passed the ball back out to someone running in but he nailed the point - end of story.
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