Former Tipperary All-Ireland winning hurler and manager Michael 'Babs' Keating has called on Waterford boss Derek McGrath to resign if his side fail to win today's All-Ireland hurling final.
The Déise are looking to bridge a 58-year gap to their last All-Ireland triumph when they take on Galway in Croke Park.
Writing in his column in today's Irish Sun on Sunday, Keating, a long-time critic of the sweeper system, called on McGrath to stand aside if his tactics fail to yield a historic victory today.
"Derek McGrath must walk away if Waterford lose today," he said.
"The Waterford system is nothing to be in love with and I've always said it can't win an All-Ireland.
"The Déise have got this far and are in the the final - and any team in a decider always has a chance.
"But that system breaks the traditional hurling rules and if it fails today, Derek should go and let another man get the best out of these talented players.
"Derek's managment style is all wrong.
I feel that he has used his players in a big way to shield his tactics and no manager should ever do that.
"If I was managing against his system with a top team at my disposal I'd be very confident of beating them.
"Michéal Donoghue should relish today."
He claimed that leaving Shane Bennett and Jake Dillon isolated in the full-forward line should be easy for Galway to counteract.
Keating also suggested that Waterford talisman Austin Gleeson is lucky to be lining out today.
"Austin Gleeson got off the hook and lines out today after taking the helmet of Luke Meade in the first half against Cork in the semi-final."
I arrived at James Stephens' old pitch in Larchfield just after 9.0am. I was fresh and well rested because I was asleep just after midnight. I rang in the New Year with Clare but as 2015 segued into 2016, I was already resetting my body-clock and mind to prepare for what I hoped a new season would bring.
Age is just a number, until a manager decides yours is up. So often, the curtain is drawn on an inter-county career before a player has finished his lines. Once you hit 30, you're not so much over the hill, but too often airlifted from it by short-sighted managers.
Joe Rabbitte, aged 10,is leaving Croke Park after Galway have won their first All-Ireland since 1923. It's September 7, 1980. A wait of 57 years, only one shy of Waterford's current sentence, has expired and the ground is drenched in glorious celebration. Joe Connolly has delivered a speech for the ages in the native tongue. The late Joe McDonagh has sung deep from the heart. And there's the 'where's Iggy' moment when the stricken defender is called to the podium to join the rest.