Colm O'Rourke is not impressed with the present habit of responding to diving accusations by asserting that the diver's family are great GAA people.
It cuts no ice with him. As with last week, he devoted his Sunday Independent column (resting just above the Brolly column on page three) to Tyrone's siege mentality.
Eventually the issues will have to be faced, rather than simply offering a blanket defence of various individuals based on their character, family involvement in the GAA, commitment and so on - none of which has anything to do with the present situation...
Later on, he alluded to Tyrone's famous record against Kerry in the noughties. The victories in 2003, 2005 and 2008 are something Tyrone can still hold over Kerry.
It reminds me of the politically incorrect song English soccer supporters had when they played Germany. 'Two World Wars and one World Cup, doo dah'
An interesting comparison. England fans impotently shouting about winning two World Wars and the World Cup in '66, amidst all the penalty shoot-out defeats and humblings at the feet of modern German sides.
Will Tyrone be in for the same fate against Kerry for the next while?
Meanwhile, Joe Brolly tipped Kerry to win but was minded to reassure Tyrone people that he did not mean to discriminate against them in this.
In tipping Kerry, I wish to make it clear I am not persecuting Tyrone folk, nor should this be seen as an endorsement of such persecution.