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Gaz

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Re- Boyd: How many other players in our team or any team are guaranteed a spot every single week as long as they achieve a decent or passable standard at best?
Thaiday was guaranteed a spot for the season last year regardless of form and or how bad he played. But that was last year and yesterday arvo the baby Broncs gave the whole NRL community a glimpse into our future and I for one love it. Excited!
 

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Speaking of captains, what about Turnip in the near future? Like people have said, he's been the heart of the side.
 

kooly87

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One serious roadblock to Lodge's Captaincy aspirations is the unfortunate reality of the commercial side of the modern game and at no club is that impact more deeply felt than at Brisbane.

I'm not saying it's an insurmountable but it would definitely be a big concern for the Broncos management given how much they ask of their Captain in a commerical/promotional sense.
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Captains (especially captains popular with their teammates) always get extra time to turn their form around.

the fact that Seibs is planning on moving him (likely when we get Milford back) is a good sign
Well it's Round 16 and he's played probably 2-3 games of a decent or passable standard all year. How much more time should he realistically get on the basis that he's popular with his team mates?
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Thaiday was guaranteed a spot for the season last year regardless of form and or how bad he played. But that was last year and yesterday arvo the baby Broncs gave the whole NRL community a glimpse into our future and I for one love it. Excited!
Not sure I agree with the Thaiday example. He got moved to Prop to accommodate other Backrowers and then he was benched at times as well.

Granted he wasn't really dropped outright but it helps he played in a position (Front Row) which requires 3-4 guys to play those positions every week and Darius plays in a spot that only requires one.
 
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A few good games each year is not good enough at this level Huge, especially from your Captain and most decorated player.

If in fact he did maintain his form from last night than a decision to retain him would be acceptable. Unfortunately he has already proven that he is unable to maintain it. He has probably bought himself leeway until the end of the season in the coaches eye. I definitely don't agree with it but it will likely happen.
I didn't say a few good games here and there would be good enough, did I ? I actually said, IF Boyd keeps playing like yesterday. Not sure what you were trying to point out as it seems you agree with what I wrote. You could have simply said 'I agree'. I don't know that Boyd has proven he can't do a thing yet but it's proven he hasn't been consistent thus far. That may change.
 

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So he produced a decent/passable game yesterday, how long does he get to trade off that performance before he's back under pressure again? If he turns in back to back stinkers for the next two weeks is it fair to drop him then? Whats the magic number where we say enough is enough?
 

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I didn't say a few good games here and there would be good enough, did I ? I actually said, IF Boyd keeps playing like yesterday. Not sure what you were trying to point out as it seems you agree with what I wrote. You could have simply said 'I agree'. I don't know that Boyd has proven he can't do a thing yet but it's proven he hasn't been consistent thus far. That may change.
I can't tell if your a glass half full or empty bloke sometimes huge but your right I do agree with what you said. You certainly do seem overly optimistic on Boyd chances of playing like that each week. I think we both know as Broncos fans, the odds are not in our favour.
 
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Huge

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I can't tell if your a glass half full or empty bloke sometimes huge but your right I do agree with what you said. You certainly do seem overly optimistic on Boyd chances of playing like that each week. I think we both know as Broncos fans, the odds are not in our favour.
Well, I just view things and people a little differently than many do. Human beings are always surprising the rest of us and Boyd's previous form means absolutely nothing if his desire (mental state?viewpoint?) changes.

He could snap, hell he could become a different person virtually overnight, there's few limits on what humans can do. I just refuse to make definitive claims about what a person can do. If Boydy wants it, he can get it. I hope he does really want it because I have troubling stomaching the gutless personal attacks. He probably has more courage in his finger than his detractors have in their whole bodies.
 

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Well, I just view things and people a little differently than many do. Human beings are always surprising the rest of us and Boyd's previous form means absolutely nothing if his desire (mental state?viewpoint?) changes.

He could snap, hell he could become a different person virtually overnight, there's few limits on what humans can do. I just refuse to make definitive claims about what a person can do. If Boydy wants it, he can get it. I hope he does really want it because I have troubling stomaching the gutless personal attacks. He probably has more courage in his finger than his detractors have in their whole bodies.
You realise some of his detractors have served in the military right?
 

Huge

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You realise some of his detractors have served in the military right?
Yes, that's highly possible. I doubt if many who have served in the military would be the ones labelling him gutless and pea hearted. They, more than most would appreciate the ticker required to play the game and especially where it's the most ferocious like Origin and first grade. True I should have clarified that I consider him more gutsy than MOST of his detractors. That was my bad.
 

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Yes, that's highly possible. I doubt if many who have served in the military would be the ones labelling him gutless and pea hearted. They, more than most would appreciate the ticker required to play the game and especially where it's the most ferocious like Origin and first grade. True I should have clarified that I consider him more gutsy than MOST of his detractors. That was my bad.
Are you kidding? Is this sarcasm?
 

Huge

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Are you kidding? Is this sarcasm?
Err, not sure what you mean here. Be specific. No sarcasm was intended. The words I used were what I thought best fitted at the time. Don't open with 'in other words' and add crap that was unintended.
 

Jason Simmons

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Yes, that's highly possible. I doubt if many who have served in the military would be the ones labelling him gutless and pea hearted. They, more than most would appreciate the ticker required to play the game and especially where it's the most ferocious like Origin and first grade. True I should have clarified that I consider him more gutsy than MOST of his detractors. That was my bad.
I served in the Army. I don’t consider Boyd gutless, I do suspect he is taking the easy option when it looks as if putting his body on the line won’t save the situation though.

He is still taking hitups and making most of his tackles per game, but the ones we really require, he isn’t trying as hard as he could. That’s my opinion of his actions this year.

I suspect deep down he fears he is one serious injury away from early retirement and he is trying to limp his way through to the finish line he wants to reach...
 

Huge

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I served in the Army. I don’t consider Boyd gutless, I do suspect he is taking the easy option when it looks as if putting his body on the line won’t save the situation though.

He is still taking hitups and making most of his tackles per game, but the ones we really require, he isn’t trying as hard as he could. That’s my opinion of his actions this year.

I suspect deep down he fears he is one serious injury away from early retirement and he is trying to limp his way through to the finish line he wants to reach...
Fair enough. I can't guess about his thoughts or processes but absolutely agree there's been a problem. That last game he looked to be pretty committed and I really hope he keeps providing that standard.
 

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Yes, that's highly possible. I doubt if many who have served in the military would be the ones labelling him gutless and pea hearted. They, more than most would appreciate the ticker required to play the game and especially where it's the most ferocious like Origin and first grade. True I should have clarified that I consider him more gutsy than MOST of his detractors. That was my bad.
I have not served in the military but I say we just give Boyd a sub-machine gun and then I am sure no one would ever get past him.
 

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Gallen managed to shake off his horrible early career PR by becoming a captain.
Gallen was a bit different in that his issues were mostly on the field, also he had the Tele's sports editor backing him constantly and plays for a Sydney team. It doesn't matter what Lodge does from here on, he'll always be the guy who terrorised young women and children. Unless he leaves the Broncos and goes to a media favourite team like the Knights, then he'll be a shining example of how a troubled young bloke can turn his life around if he just plays for a team the Johns boys like.
 

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Fair enough. I can't guess about his thoughts or processes but absolutely agree there's been a problem. That last game he looked to be pretty committed and I really hope he keeps providing that standard.
I'm with you on this one. I don't need to point out boyds form has been poor but I can absolutely say that when you have a mental block affecting your performance and you get past it, it's like coming up for air and staying above the surface. You couldn't breathe, but now you can. It's why they call it turning a corner. Boyd is just as likely as the next bloke to turn a corner. They're usually difficult to turn but once he does it his form will resurge. He may not turn it and Sunday wasn't enough for me to think he has turned a corner, but write people you have no clue about off at your own peril
 
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