-NEWS- Badel: Boyd never considered quitting

McHunt

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Badel's just dropped a long read on Darius in the CM, based around an interview.

Boyd intends to defend his captaincy. Says critics and fans won't bully him. They don't get his shit. Hasn't considered quitting since leading the drubbing that bundled Brisbane out of the finals. Loves the responsiblity of skipper, but if punted to regulars will do what's best for the Broncos.

His coach - who coincidently bears an uncanny resemblance to a dark haired Santa minus the beard - will announce the 2020 captaincy in time for Xmas. Most see Boyd gone, but he's still keeping his hopes up. Says "it’s been awesome having the captaincy" and that he's "grown to enjoy it" because he's been able to help young guys coming through. Claims he "enjoyed the captaincy more than ever last year" and that he did a "great job as captain" but will respect the coach's decision if he decides to upgrade the role to someone who isn't such a walking disaster.

Although Darius copped shit from a who's who of NRL immortals such as Fatty and Andrew Johns, the 33 year-old intends to keep ploughing. He repeats he's never thought about giving the game away. Not ever. He doesn't read the news, follow social media or watch sports shows. His mind and body feel good and he loves the game so it would be insane to give it up. Even when everyone is shouting "hang 'em up Darius." He's become adept at blocking out negativity. And it's working.

Talks about "mental health," but you're yawning so let's skip that.

Confirms his handsome, though portly, coach is toying with hiding him in the centres or wing in 2020. He's been training at left centre this week but if Staggs and Bird fill the 3/4's he'll be banished to the right wing. Those speculating he might start in the ISC are likely to be disappointed.

Prefers fullback but knows it's not up to him. Can do well at centre, like he did in Origin. If he avoids the chop he'll leapfrog Slater (319) in three matches and JT in seven.

Reckons his metrics this year aren't going backwards and he respects his roly poly coach - affectionately dubbed "Pies" - despite the revving he got when the season ended. Says Pies did a great job and likes how he schedules training and carries himself.

Talks in platitudes about life after retirement - end 2021 - but nothing that would interest you.

McHunt
 
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Sirlee oldman

NRL Player
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Badel's just dropped a long read on Darius in the CM, based around an interview.

Boyd intends to defend his captaincy. Says critics and fans won't bully him. They don't get his shit. Hasn't considered quitting since leading the drubbing that bundled Brisbane out of the finals. Loves the responsiblity of skipper, but if punted to regulars will do what's best for the Broncos.

His coach - who coincidently bears an uncanny resemblance to a dark haired Santa minus the beard - will announce the 2020 captaincy in time for Xmas. Most see Boyd gone, but he's still keeping his hopes up. Says "it’s been awesome having the captaincy" and that he's "grown to enjoy it" because he's been able to help young guys coming through. Claims he "enjoyed the captaincy more than ever last year" and that he did a "great job as captain" but will respect the coach's decision if he decides to upgrade the role to someone who isn't such a walking disaster.

Although Darius copped shit from a who's who of NRL immortals such as Fatty and Andrew Johns, the 33 year-old intends to keep ploughing. He repeats he's never thought about giving the game away. Not ever. He doesn't read the news, follow social media or watch sports shows. His mind and body feel good and he loves the game so it would be insane to give it up. Even when everyone is shouting "hang 'em up Darius." He's become adept at blocking out negativity. And it's working.

Talks about "mental health," but you're yawning so let's skip that.

Confirms his handsome, though portly, coach is toying with hiding him in the centres or wing in 2020. He's been training at left centre this week but if Staggs and Bird fill the 3/4's he'll be banished to the right wing. Those speculating he might start in the ISC are likely to be disappointed.

Prefers fullback but knows it's not up to him. Can do well at centre, like he did in Origin. If he avoids the chop he'll leapfrog Slater (319) in three matches and JT in seven.

Reckons his metrics this year aren't going backwards and he respects his roly poly coach - affectionately dubbed "Pies" - despite the revving he got when the season ended. Says Pies did a great job and likes how he schedules training and carries himself.

Talks in platitudes about life after retirement - end 2021 - but nothing that would interest you.

McHunt
Thanks man. Great job and you seem to be enjoying these summaries now.
 

FaithinHook

NRL Player
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Badel's just dropped a long read on Darius in the CM, based around an interview.

Boyd intends to defend his captaincy. Says critics and fans won't bully him. They don't get his shit. Hasn't considered quitting since leading the drubbing that bundled Brisbane out of the finals. Loves the responsiblity of skipper, but if punted to regulars will do what's best for the Broncos.

His coach - who coincidently bears an uncanny resemblance to a dark haired Santa minus the beard - will announce the 2020 captaincy in time for Xmas. Most see Boyd gone, but he's still keeping his hopes up. Says "it’s been awesome having the captaincy" and that he's "grown to enjoy it" because he's been able to help young guys coming through. Claims he "enjoyed the captaincy more than ever last year" and that he did a "great job as captain" but will respect the coach's decision if he decides to upgrade the role to someone who isn't such a walking disaster.

Although Darius copped shit from a who's who of NRL immortals such as Fatty and Andrew Johns, the 33 year-old intends to keep ploughing. He repeats he's never thought about giving the game away. Not ever. He doesn't read the news, follow social media or watch sports shows. His mind and body feel good and he loves the game so it would be insane to give it up. Even when everyone is shouting "hang 'em up Darius." He's become adept at blocking out negativity. And it's working.

Talks about "mental health," but you're yawning so let's skip that.

Confirms his handsome, though portly, coach is toying with hiding him in the centres or wing in 2020. He's been training at left centre this week but if Staggs and Bird fill the 3/4's he'll be banished to the right wing. Those speculating he might start in the ISC are likely to be disappointed.

Prefers fullback but knows it's not up to him. Can do well at centre, like he did in Origin. If he avoids the chop he'll leapfrog Slater (319) in three matches and JT in seven.

Reckons his metrics this year aren't going backwards and he respects his roly poly coach - affectionately dubbed "Pies" - despite the revving he got when the season ended. Says Pies did a great job and likes how he schedules training and carries himself.

Talks in platitudes about life after retirement - end 2021 - but nothing that would interest you.

McHunt

Absolute rip snorter of a Badel article summary McHunt, your best yet! Had to giggle at some of your wording, "He's become adept at blocking out negativity. And it's working", lmao!

Thank you fella, a great old chuckle before I hit the fart sack shortly 🤣
 
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redhood

BRL Player
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Badel's just dropped a long read on Darius in the CM, based around an interview.

Boyd intends to defend his captaincy. Says critics and fans won't bully him. They don't get his shit. Hasn't considered quitting since leading the drubbing that bundled Brisbane out of the finals. Loves the responsiblity of skipper, but if punted to regulars will do what's best for the Broncos.

His coach - who coincidently bears an uncanny resemblance to a dark haired Santa minus the beard - will announce the 2020 captaincy in time for Xmas. Most see Boyd gone, but he's still keeping his hopes up. Says "it’s been awesome having the captaincy" and that he's "grown to enjoy it" because he's been able to help young guys coming through. Claims he "enjoyed the captaincy more than ever last year" and that he did a "great job as captain" but will respect the coach's decision if he decides to upgrade the role to someone who isn't such a walking disaster.

Although Darius copped shit from a who's who of NRL immortals such as Fatty and Andrew Johns, the 33 year-old intends to keep ploughing. He repeats he's never thought about giving the game away. Not ever. He doesn't read the news, follow social media or watch sports shows. His mind and body feel good and he loves the game so it would be insane to give it up. Even when everyone is shouting "hang 'em up Darius." He's become adept at blocking out negativity. And it's working.

Talks about "mental health," but you're yawning so let's skip that.

Confirms his handsome, though portly, coach is toying with hiding him in the centres or wing in 2020. He's been training at left centre this week but if Staggs and Bird fill the 3/4's he'll be banished to the right wing. Those speculating he might start in the ISC are likely to be disappointed.

Prefers fullback but knows it's not up to him. Can do well at centre, like he did in Origin. If he avoids the chop he'll leapfrog Slater (319) in three matches and JT in seven.

Reckons his metrics this year aren't going backwards and he respects his roly poly coach - affectionately dubbed "Pies" - despite the revving he got when the season ended. Says Pies did a great job and likes how he schedules training and carries himself.

Talks in platitudes about life after retirement - end 2021 - but nothing that would interest you.

McHunt
You’re a legend. Thanks for the stories, bud.
 

FaithinHook

NRL Player
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You’re a legend. Thanks for the stories, bud.
McHunt certainly does have a way with words eh! These new summaries have, in my opinion, added a real feature to the forum by way of cutting out all the CM fluff and having McHunt add his unique slant to the articles.

I reckon Badel and his fellow Newscorp butt-nugget 'germos' must be absolutely livid when they visit here now and see that we are basically getting their "scoops" still, in a condensed and completely legal format, even after absolutely following their order not to copy and paste their paywalled articles.

If you're reading this (and we know you are) suck a fat one Pete 🥳
 
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Marty Deutschmann

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McHunt certainly does have a way with words eh! These new summaries have, in my opinion, added a real feature to the forum by way of cutting out all the CM fluff and having McHunt add his unique slant to the articles.

I reckon Badel and his fellow Newscorp butt-nugget 'germos' must be absolutely livid when they visit here now and see that we are basically getting their "scoops" still, in a condensed and completely legal format, even after absolutely following their order not to copy and paste their paywalled articles.

If you're reading this (and we know you are) suck a fat one Pete
Couldn't agree more
 

Hoof Hearted

NYC Player
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Badel's just dropped a long read on Darius in the CM, based around an interview.

Boyd intends to defend his captaincy. Says critics and fans won't bully him. They don't get his shit. Hasn't considered quitting since leading the drubbing that bundled Brisbane out of the finals. Loves the responsiblity of skipper, but if punted to regulars will do what's best for the Broncos.

His coach - who coincidently bears an uncanny resemblance to a dark haired Santa minus the beard - will announce the 2020 captaincy in time for Xmas. Most see Boyd gone, but he's still keeping his hopes up. Says "it’s been awesome having the captaincy" and that he's "grown to enjoy it" because he's been able to help young guys coming through. Claims he "enjoyed the captaincy more than ever last year" and that he did a "great job as captain" but will respect the coach's decision if he decides to upgrade the role to someone who isn't such a walking disaster.

Although Darius copped shit from a who's who of NRL immortals such as Fatty and Andrew Johns, the 33 year-old intends to keep ploughing. He repeats he's never thought about giving the game away. Not ever. He doesn't read the news, follow social media or watch sports shows. His mind and body feel good and he loves the game so it would be insane to give it up. Even when everyone is shouting "hang 'em up Darius." He's become adept at blocking out negativity. And it's working.

Talks about "mental health," but you're yawning so let's skip that.

Confirms his handsome, though portly, coach is toying with hiding him in the centres or wing in 2020. He's been training at left centre this week but if Staggs and Bird fill the 3/4's he'll be banished to the right wing. Those speculating he might start in the ISC are likely to be disappointed.

Prefers fullback but knows it's not up to him. Can do well at centre, like he did in Origin. If he avoids the chop he'll leapfrog Slater (319) in three matches and JT in seven.

Reckons his metrics this year aren't going backwards and he respects his roly poly coach - affectionately dubbed "Pies" - despite the revving he got when the season ended. Says Pies did a great job and likes how he schedules training and carries himself.

Talks in platitudes about life after retirement - end 2021 - but nothing that would interest you.

McHunt
That’s brilliant. Made my day. Thanks Mike. 👍
 

Allo

NRL Captain
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Delusional. I don’t know how anyone of sound mind can be happy with their performances like he seems to be.

Self-belief and ‘blocking out da haterz’ is a legitimate way to cope with a bad run of form, but when it’s almost-universal, you should be aware and be open to at least the constructive part of the criticisms. Sheltering himself (and the club doing so too) will do more harm than good.

I don’t expect him to turn around and retire, but to at least be self-aware to concede you may not be as good as you think you are is a start. Because every time he has a clanger, then says in the media that he’s happy and doesn’t think he’s playing badly just infuriates everyone even more and it becomes a vicious cycle.
 
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Tom

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Delusional. I don’t know how anyone of sound mind can be happy with their performances like he seems to be.

Self-belief and ‘blocking out da haterz’ is a legitimate way to cope with a bad run of form, but when it’s almost-universal, you should be aware and be open to at least the constructive part of the criticisms. Sheltering himself (and the club doing so too) will do more harm than good.

I don’t expect him to turn around and retire, but to at least be self-aware to concede you may not be as good as you think you are is a start. Because every time he has a clanger, then says in the media that he’s happy and doesn’t think he’s playing badly just infuriates everyone even more and it becomes a vicious cycle.
At this point it doesn't matter and he knows it. He has said the same things in the last 7 interviews since 58-0. He doesn't believe it at all and at this stage all he is doing is running a computer program in his head. When it comes to media releases he is a habitual liar.
 

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