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Proposal B is Daft …. Part Two!!

Glad that my blog created talking points about Proposal B. We all want to see our county perform well in the summer months. A Competition structures that achieve those two aims is definitely something to aspire to.

But the more I look at this the more convinced I am that it must be rejected.

8 top teams, drawn from Division 1 and Division 2 will have no summer football in June and July. What was all the clamour for change about? If we based it on the NFL standings of the 2020 League here is what it would look like:

If I am wrong please let me know but this is the scenario based on league finishing positions.

Take it a step further. Imagine that teams from one province dominated the 10 positions for the ‘All Ireland’, sorry ‘Semi All Ireland’, I mean ‘Third of an All Ireland’! Seriously have a look at this scenario, again based on the make up of the four divisions of the 2020 NFL, adjusted to show Ulster teams dominating:

These are real possibilities. Once the league is over – and it is the National Football League, just played in April and May. Dress it up anyway you want, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. And this is the NFL, out of which 10 TEAMS ONLY will contest the All Ireland series.

For the life of me I just cannot see ANY merit in this proposal and I hope it is sent back to the drawing board. Please tell me I have this all wrong. We deserve better.

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