John Mullane has compared Waterford fans critical of Derek McGrath to Arsenal Fan TV, and says it's up to Waterford's players to do their manager justice in the Championship.
In a fantastic Irish Independent column, which you can read in full here, Mullane claims that there is "a whiff of marmite" off McGrath down in Waterford, and admits he's struggling to make sense of why that might be the case.
Mullane writes in the Indo:
There's a whiff of Marmite off Derek McGrath down in Waterford at the moment and I'm not sure why.
Within the county, it seems to me that Derek almost finds himself in the same predicament as Arsene Wenger, who's divided a fan-base as Arsenal manager.
You have a couple of lads down here who are like those guys on Arsenal Fan TV.
They say things, others follow the narrative like sheep and it gets out of hand.
The dogs on the street know that this could be Derek's last year in charge and I just hope the players will go out and give it their all for him this summer.
In a fantastic column, McGrath goes on to give his assessment of Kilkenny's uncertainties along with predictions for the other Munster counties with an eye on Liam McCarthy this year. You can read it in full on the Independent's website.