Yellow cards for shit tackles (ineffective poorly timed challenges, opposed to hard ones that put the fear in attackers) and cards for bitching and whinging doesn't count as having some cunt.
Brattan picking fights is merely him looking to get a reaction from opposition players, he is literally just trolling other players. He does it all the time with the crowd too especially victory. You will see him just stand there smiling at the North Terrace winding them up. It is also evident in how he plays in that he always looks to embarrass opposition players.
I will concede that I forgot about Kilkenny having cunt in him, I would say it is one of the reasons why he was our best player last season. Brandan definitely has it in him, thats when he is trying to get the ball from a player it is literally like his life depends on it.
I won't deny we have blind effort in the team, but that is a different trait to having grit and determination. i.e. take no prisoners style of play.
Just on a side note I do agree that tactically we have been quite inept, but that is on JVS not any characteristics of the players.