In a spat that winds the clocks back a few years, Pat Spillane has batted away Joe Brolly’s contention that Dublin play boring football.
The Dubs have had a dodgy start to their league campaign, losing to Monaghan and Mayo.
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Neither game was a barnstorming win for the opposition and it could be argued Dublin were actually the better team on the day against Mayo.
Writing in his Independent column recently Brolly said that the misuse of Con O’Callaghan has been tactical mismanagement.
He wrote: ‘They have gone back to the dull, formulaic, risk-free stuff that had become their hallmark since Dessie Farrell’s arrival…’
Writing in his own column, in the Sunday World, Spillane said: ‘Dublin look like they are using the league to get competitively fit and try out different combinations, as well as look at new players who might make an impact off the bench later on.
‘By the way, I don’t agree with Joe Brolly’s contention that Dublin are boring to watch. At times all counties play boring football. Dublin can and do play exciting and entertaining football as well.
‘Let’s be realistic, they’re not in the entertainment business, they are in the results business. If you want entertainment, go to the cinema or the theatre.