NEWS Boyd’s Brutally Honest Assessment of Hellish Season

Dee

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"only a game"

Said the man who's accepted millions of dollars, flashy cars, cushy holidays each year, being able to fly around the world playing "just a game" for his full-time job...

The money that he's accepted has come from where? The fans. The rusted on. The guys out there battling life threatening illnesses for what they put into says game through an era where a player like he wouldn't last a minute.. where players have lost their promising careers in an instant. The players who battled hard and only got to play one to a hand full of first grade games, never reaching the cushy position he is in

The families that scrape and save to show their kids a fun day or night out in the excitement that is Rugby League live in the stands.

The millions he's happy to take, and to sit back thinking he can go an entire game for only 8 runs barely any metres... He can miss tackle after tackle, not attempt to make them, have all of these younger players under his "leadership" their careers in front of him... Teaching them that you can be mediocre and still remain the captain of once of the biggest brands in Australian Sports

"Just a game"
Absolutely spot on. Agree with everything you said mate. Great post.
 

Marty Deutschmann

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Knowing how to multi quote appears to be a lost art...
Not my fault this thread is quiet and I've needed to take a break from anything Broncos for a week. I just reply with my thoughts as I have them.. if I gang up everyone's quotes from the start of the l thread id legit forget what I was gonna say. So sue me. Admins can fix it if it's such a problem
 

Harry Sack

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Not my fault this thread is quiet and I've needed to take a break from anything Broncos for a week. I just reply with my thoughts as I have them.. if I gang up everyone's quotes from the start of the l thread id legit forget what I was gonna say. So sue me. Admins can fix it if it's such a problem
You take things entirely too personally pumpkin. Calm, it was just a gentle joke. TBH, I've never noticed it from you before but that last page was special.
 

Marty Deutschmann

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You take things entirely too personally pumpkin. Calm, it was just a gentle joke. TBH, I've never noticed it from you before but that last page was special.
It really was. I'm usually on here way more but this team has made me seriously pissed off and lost interest in the entire game. No I'm good. I'm just running on the back of 3 hours sleep and a toddler. I'm probably just uber sensitive atm. Plus this whole Boyd stuff has me super annoyed
 

Tom

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It really was. I'm usually on here way more but this team has made me seriously pissed off and lost interest in the entire game. No I'm good. I'm just running on the back of 3 hours sleep and a toddler. I'm probably just uber sensitive atm. Plus this whole Boyd stuff has me super annoyed
Just because you lost interest in our shithouse performances doesn't mean you should lose interest in us, I thought we were friends? **** you man, can't believe you put your toddler and your real life before BHQ.
 

scobie

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Just reading that the Cowboys and Nene Mcdonald have parted ways by 'mutual agreement'. Does this mean that the rest of his contract isn't paid out? If that's the case and they don't have to carry it on the cap legitimately, then the Broncos board need to get their best men working on Macca and Boyd to convince them it's in everyone's best interests to part ways.
 

AndyB

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Just reading that the Cowboys and Nene Mcdonald have parted ways by 'mutual agreement'. Does this mean that the rest of his contract isn't paid out? If that's the case and they don't have to carry it on the cap legitimately, then the Broncos board need to get their best men working on Macca and Boyd to convince them it's in everyone's best interests to part ways.
He's parted ways for personal reasons.
I'd say he'll be out of the game for a while.
 

soup

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He's parted ways for personal reasons.
I'd say he'll be out of the game for a while.
Personal reasons being that he totalled a hire car on magnetic island leaving behind his license and empty bottles (alcohol) as evidence. He must be having issues up there with being unable to play. Bloody great winger. I’d love to have him in a Broncos jersey.
 

PNG Broncos fan88

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We need to get fucked by 50 for the coach to smoke this fool. Or 100 so that New Ltd can **** off White and his clueless board.

Xerri 5 tries and Sharks remaining 1-17 a try each should do it. Uele trampling over Voyd a couple of times would ba bonus. C'mon Sharkies!
 

ostin86

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Darius I'm sure you're aware that all over Queensland, indeed Australia there are battlers doing it real tough. Some are on shitty casual hours, some have two or three part time jobs trying to make ends meet, some have no job and are well below the poverty line.

For them a meal in a fancy restaurant is well out of reach. Forget holidays overseas or even interstate. Hell a monthly trip to Maccas is considered a luxury and a special treat for the wee ones. There is not much for them to look forward to and very little highlights in their weekly routine as they struggle to eek out a living.

Some have serious ailments and are house bound, some are fighting mental demons brought on by the depressive state of trying to cope with today's so called 'modernity'.

One thing that costs next to nothing and that really lifts their spirits is watching their favourite team play on the weekend and the little glow of excitement they get watching their boys rip in may be the only positive feeling and ray of sunshine they get through an otherwise hellish week.

For you to say that rugby league "is only a game" is a downright disgrace. Seeing the Broncos run around and doing their thing means the world to so many people. You must know this as you have been on numerous trips to country towns during origin and seen how much the game means to these people.

Saying "it's only a game" was like shitting on every loyal fan that has put their heart, soul and hard earned cash in to supporting you. You really have lost the plot sunshine. You're a disgrace to the jersey, the club and are doing yourself a gross disservice when you sprout this insensitive claptrap.

Every other Broncos captain before you let their actions speak for them. I suggest you zip it, stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. If you can't earn your grossly over payed salary at least try and earn some respect from the Broncos fansbase.
We need to get fucked by 50 for the coach to smoke this fool. Or 100 so that New Ltd can **** off White and his clueless board.

Xerri 5 tries and Sharks remaining 1-17 a try each should do it. Uele trampling over Voyd a couple of times would ba bonus. C'mon Sharkies!
I like the use of Void as a nickname for Darius.

Sorry Jed I did not mean to quote your post.
 
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Huge

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I was just looking through the nrl stats and paying attention to where the various Broncos were popping up. Trying to see through the hysteria and look at the factual evidence.

Turns out that Boyd's assessment of himself was pretty accurate. He hasn't been going too badly at all. As a fullback his kick returns have been good, his mistakes are low and his contributions in attack have been solid.

The fact that he was aware some of his tackling had been poor was laudable and it seems as though he is anything but delusional and he appears to have a very good idea of how he has gone this season.

If he was as bad as some have said the stats, the evidence would show that but we know that's not the case. I don't believe he's the laughing stock of the NRL and I believe he's probably recognized as an elite level player. I hope he keeps leading the team.

If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs and blaming you...
 

007

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I was just looking through the nrl stats and paying attention to where the various Broncos were popping up. Trying to see through the hysteria and look at the factual evidence.

Turns out that Boyd's assessment of himself was pretty accurate. He hasn't been going too badly at all. As a fullback his kick returns have been good, his mistakes are low and his contributions in attack have been solid.

The fact that he was aware some of his tackling had been poor was laudable and it seems as though he is anything but delusional and he appears to have a very good idea of how he has gone this season.

If he was as bad as some have said the stats, the evidence would show that but we know that's not the case. I don't believe he's the laughing stock of the NRL and I believe he's probably recognized as an elite level player. I hope he keeps leading the team.

If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs and blaming you...
As ive said before, stats in rugby league do not indicate how well a player is playing, althought a good measure of physical output.

Stats do not measure attitude or effort well. They do not take into consideration positions - ie that a 5/8 should be steering a team creating this and that and manipulating a game or the attack. They don't read that as fullback, he wasn't in position X amount of times or that he could have been in the right position. It wont tell you that his effectiveness is near blot as a play maker because every joe is able to stifle his line running and forces him to pass because he has no other option. Theres no measure on how many defenders hold off on his attack or how many become confused......Stats don't even measure choices vs pay cheque vs captaincy!

See where im going?
 
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McHunt

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As ive said before, stats in rugby league do not indicate how well a player is playing, althought a good measure of physical output.

Stats do not measure attitude or effort well. They do not take into consideration positions - ie that a 5/8 should be steering a team creating this and that and manipulating a game or the attack. They don't read that as fullback, he wasn't in position X amount of times or that he could have been in the right position. It wont tell you that his effectiveness is near blot as a play maker because every joe is able to stifle his line running and forces him to pass because he has no other option. Theres no measure on how many defenders hold off on his attack or how many become confused......Stats don't even measure choices vs pay cheque vs captaincy!

See where im going?
I'd say a lot of his missed tackles weren't recorded as such because he was lying on the ground watching, dropped to one knee or out of position with his hands in the air.
 

theshed

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I was just looking through the nrl stats and paying attention to where the various Broncos were popping up. Trying to see through the hysteria and look at the factual evidence.

Turns out that Boyd's assessment of himself was pretty accurate. He hasn't been going too badly at all. As a fullback his kick returns have been good, his mistakes are low and his contributions in attack have been solid.

The fact that he was aware some of his tackling had been poor was laudable and it seems as though he is anything but delusional and he appears to have a very good idea of how he has gone this season.

If he was as bad as some have said the stats, the evidence would show that but we know that's not the case. I don't believe he's the laughing stock of the NRL and I believe he's probably recognized as an elite level player. I hope he keeps leading the team.

If you can keep your head when all about are losing theirs and blaming you...
Please provide the stats you’re talking about snd give them on the context of other players on his position. Cheers
 

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