Two very alarming statistics have emerged this weekend from the National League
Published 06/04/2015 | 11:06
The Dublin-Derry diabolical debacle has been the talk of the gaelic football world for the last week and a number of statistics have emerged to back up the opinion of many, that the game is suffering.
The victory for Jim Gavin's side nine days ago came after a turgid encounter at GAA headquarters where Derry's defensive efforts, coupled with Dublin's difficulties in breaking them down, saw many fans boo both sets of players off at half time.
Many observers have blamed Donegal for the amount of teams using ultra-defensive tactics and are wide of the mark when you consider that they scored 3-14 on their way to beating the Dubs last year.
Two very accomplished journalists have unearthed two statistics which are very worrying for fans of the big ball game.
Number of goals in Division 1 down by almost 38% (48 from 77) on last year. All Donegal's fault if you believe some people. #GAA— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) April 6, 2015
34 fouls by Kerry yesterday. 14 by Tyrone. Don't expect that to get too much airing.— Declan Bogue (@DeclanBogue) April 6, 2015
@DeclanBogue they are extremely cynical in the middle third. The drag back/hold is a central plank of their game plan— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) April 6, 2015