Following having a draw that is gripping two weeks before, Dublin and Kerry must do it all around. Each side will probably have learned a good deal after the game, and yet another epic encounter awaits.
Dublin are hunting an unparalleled fifth name although Kerry are looking to spoil the celebration and extend even further ahead in the roll of honour by winning a 38th title.
The belief of kerry will have jumped
Coming to the game, it was evident that Kerry are still an emerging group. However, the consensus was that beating Dublin in an All-Ireland closing was too great an ask at this stage for the youthful side.
However, they proved for their doubters and maybe even to themselves that they belong at this level, and came within inches of toppling the’drive for five’.
The landscape is completely different. The side of peter Keane showed what they are made of, and are not currently coming to Jones’ Road on Saturday evening to make the numbers up.
Does Jim Gavin trust his seat?
Underneath the four All-Ireland names in a row to date, the thickness of Dublin has been the origin of their success. The Sky Blues have always finished games strongly to see the opposition off.
As Kerry came roaring back at them two weeks ago, Jim Gavin was hesitant to use his own subs.
Paddy Small and Eoin Murchan were released at the 58th and 53rd seconds , and his sub wasn’t used by Round Towers man Gavin until the minute, despite Kerry.
Was that a indication that Dublin boast the power? Or will his bench be turned to by Gavin sooner on Saturday?
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Will Tommy Walsh begin?
Even the Kerins O’Rahilly’s guy was appeared as a sub from the game, and uttered the tie in Kerry’s favour – hammering a stage and playing a crucial role at Killian Spillane’s purpose.
Many are calling he will stay an’impact sub’, however could Keane be tempted to throw in from the beginning?
His prowess is really a weapon, and he would ask questions of their Dublin defence.
Gavin is going to be kept guessing until shortly before throw-in.
Discipline is the match for Dublin’s name
Dublin appeared to be nicely. But, Jonny Cooper’s dismissal handed Kerry a lifeline, and they fought their way back into the tie.
Avoiding the interest of referee Conor Lane is going to be paramount for the Dublin backs.
How replay must be improved for by Dublin
Kerry Have to be ruthless in front of goal
Kerry saw four real goal opportunities visit waste before Killian Spillane conquer Cluxton in the second half. Paul Geaney (twice), Stephen O’Brian and Paul Murphy had chances to raise a green flag, but Dublin weren’t punished.
If the Kingdom are introduced with opportunities they will need to be clinical.
How replay must be improved for by Kerry
Brian Fenton (Dublin)
The Dublin engine area never got motoring which contributed to Kerry getting a foothold. Reigning Footballer of the Year Fenton was kept silent, and this affected the Dubs’ ability.
The Raheny guy will be gunning have more of an effect on this tie and to set the record straight.
David Clifford (Kerry)
The Fossa man drew on a punishment and card while also kicking at two points in the game that was drawn, but most felt he had a quiet game by his own standards.
He moves up a couple of gears Saturday and if that is the case, then the Dublin defence might be in trouble.
The game will be live on Sky Sports Arena from 5pm on Saturday evening, with throw-in at 6pm.
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