It's less than a week out now from the final so it's definitely the right time to be talking tactics. In this latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast, as we continue our build-up to the big game, it's tactics all the way.
Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden hosts this episode, featuring special guest Stephen Rochford, who knows plenty about setting up against Tyrone, first as Mayo manager and latterly as coach with the Donegal team.
In a wide-ranging discussion, both teams are assessed in detail. Billy Joe and Stephen discuss Tyrone's defensive set-up and counter-attacking style and the evolution of Tyrone's play since Brian Dooher and Feargal Logan took over from Mickey Harte.
The teams' kickout strategies are analysed and possible match-ups are considered before the discussion moves onto Mayo's approach, in terms of the tempo they like to play at and their pressing style. Aidan O'Shea's possible role, how the Mayo forwards will deal with Tyrone's suffocating defending and the impact of the two benches all get a mention before the focus turns to giving a verdict on how the final is likely to go.
This episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Podomatic and Spotify. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo News website as well as on the Mayo GAA Blog.
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The Mayo News football podcast is produced and edited by Ger Duffy Media. The show is sponsored by Ceramic City and Swinford Motors, two fine Mayo businesses with whom we're proud to be associated this year