Originally Posted by aidan24326
All I was saying is that you need a few really top players to actually make the breakthrough in terms of winning an All-Ireland.
Kildare have lots of good players. But not too many that I'd class as great. To get your hands on the Sam Maguire you need those few standout players that will make the difference, especially in the forwards. There's no Stephen O'Neill, no Gooch, no Padraig Joyce. You need that level of forwards to win it outright and Kildare haven't got them. I'm not slagging Kildare by any means I like this Kildare team I'm just saying that ye're missing that x-factor. That's why I wouldn't blame McGeeney too much as he's brought this Kildare team a long way but ultimately they weren't quite good enough.
This is 100% spot on,i attend a decent amount of games in the county regularly and we have a lot of players just as good as the starting 15 that would do just as good a job if they were in the managers reckoning.
However we dont have enough really top class players with that"x factor".
We could do with the likes of Glen Ryan,Niall Buckley,Dermot Earley and Johnny Doyle in their prime slotting into this current outfit to have a serious chance of an all ireland.
Without those type of players im afraid we will always be just lacking.
Will it ever happen? I dont know but one things for sure we will keep trying