Sunday 17 December 2017

The Throw-In podcast: 'Kerry are coming to wage war' says Alan Brogan

Aggressive language from Kerry this week (SPORTSFILE)
Aggressive language from Kerry this week (SPORTSFILE) Newsdesk Newsdesk

“This is the biggest test for Jim Gavin’s Dublin. Kerry are coming to wage war on the Dubs,” said Alan Brogan on this week’s Throw-In podcast, in association with BoyleSports.

The former All Ireland winner was in studio alongside INM GAA correspondents, Frank Roche, Donnchadh Boyle, Conor McKeon and Michael Verney, along with Kerry legend, Tomás Ó’Sé.

“Kerry have to go for it, they have to come up with something different and unless they do, they won’t win it,” said Ó’Sé.  “Kerry need to brave and not be conservative.  The sweeper system doesn’t suit us but I can see them clogging the middle and trying to put pressure on Cluxton’s kick-outs.”

But if the Kingdom only leave six in defence will they be vulnerable to Dublin players storming through?  All were agreed that Kerry have to spring a surprise and produce some special performances to overcome the reigning champions.

And if Dublin do win to make it four straight victories over Kerry, what kind of soul-searching will go on in the Kingdom in the winter months ahead?

"But don't forget," warned Brogan. "There's still question marks over Dublin's full-back line one-on-one.  For all the talk of Dublin winning this game, Kerry have the forwards that can cause Dublin trouble."

Elsewhere on the show, Roy Curtis and Martin Breheny went head-to-head on the issue of TMOs and whether the GAA needs to introduce them into the Championship.

Plus, Liam Glynn from BoyleSports was on the line with a betting preview of Dublin v Kerry.  In the weekly €50 charity bet, the bookies are going for Kerry to win at 11-4 while the Throw-In panel opted for the 11-1 handicap draw with Dublin to win by three.

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