Former Mayo midfielder David Brady has labelled Cork’s Brian Cuthbert and Ronan McCarthy’s claims that the Connacht champions are tactical foulers as "naive" and "desperate".
Brady also added that the claims by the Cork management were intended to mask their plans to bring a physical and defensive game to Mayo in Croke Park on Sunday.
“To say that about Mayo just shows how naive Brian Cuthbert is. Mayo and Dublin have taken the game to a new level with the speed they have brought to the game,” said the Newstalk analyst.
“Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle, Donal Vaughan and Kevin McLoughlin are absolute flyers and can strip a ball from an attacker at great speed. It’s not from physicality, it’s a combination of speed and the correct technique in the tackle.
“I think Cork are planning to bring an ultra-defensive plan to Croke Park. They will have watched Roscommon and think that’s the only way you can stop Mayo but they should stay true to themselves and play their own game.
“Cork football has always been about attacking football. This latest stuff about the referee and their plans for the game show the management are desperate right now.”
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