How many managers throughout the country will be able to convince their soldiers to do the same thing next year, lets face it, it's definitely of the no pain no gain variety! But this is a new pain, a pain that would take a skilled psychologist a few sessions to make the victim see that it is worth it, is it?
Well that depends on whether or not you bring home the bacon. Think of the mindset of the Mayo team after their All-Ireland defeat to Donegal. Mayo tried something different this year, a new attitude, a new ballsy approach, lacking so much in Mayo teams gone by, everything was perfect, apart from the fact Andy Moran was not available, Horan told them they were ready, their fitness coach told them the same thing and I'm sure their psychologist would have avoided any negative jibes in that direction.
|"It's OK Michael, it's all over now, sssshhhh"|