Boyd bombshell: Maroons star 'done' with rep footy

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  1. Cult3

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    Nah it's usually bagging Wayne Bennett. Also having an opinion doesn't mean you can't be called out on it, especially if your opinions tend to be terrible and repetitive.

    Anyway, I have heard there was a clause in the clubs favour after two years. Doesn't really seem like Bennett has put the club first if that is the case, does it?
     
  2. Cult3

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    He might be Ben Ikin though. What is your opinion on Ben, @Reyter@Reyter
     
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  3. Tom

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    Calling you out for contradicting yourself 3 times in the space of a week is cyberstalking now?

    I'm reporting your post:thebadmantookbaxter::thebadmantookbaxter::thebadmantookbaxter:

    Nah jk.

    In any case you have been mentioning me all day. I find that "a little weird"
     
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  4. Tom

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    That's a selfie.In case you were wondering.
     
  5. Reyter

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    But am I still a Newcastle supporter?

    It's usually Bennett? Only around 30min ago you stated 100% of my posts were dedicated to the same person. Excuse my ignorance but I was under the impression "usually" didn't mean 100%.

    If there is indeed such a clause, you are right.I have never heard of it before now. Not here or in the media. What is your source? If there isn't such a clause would you agree something is amiss?

    Hmmm good question. I don't watch so much TV but from what I have seen I couldn't really say I have a strong opinion of him one way or the other.
     
  6. Cult3

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    Usually wasn't the correct word to use, you're right. But you're also arguing semantics instead of the actual point which usually means what? All you have done over 216 posts is whinge about Bennett or try to imply that he is screwing the team over, or that his relationship with a player is weird. When is it ok to start questioning whether a poster adds anything to this forum? I'd say it's around about now, but unfortunately it isn't up to me.

    Regarding the clause, I have a few sources but why would I give them up? It's also been posted on here before by somebody else, but I don't think it fit the agenda of some so it was invisible. And I don't think he's being paid as much as made out and I am fairly sure that a fair chunk of that money is 3rd party agreements. So no, not really.
     
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  7. Reyter

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    Of course I'm right. You don't need to tell me that.
    I have the same opinion of all those who are seemingly happy to throw everyone and everything under the bus in order to protect Bennett from even the mildest criticism. Tommy being the classic example. Got on board after the last game and incredibly denounced Thaiday for passing the ball to the wrong person!

    In other words, wishful thinking and you don't want to comment on it. Fair enough. I wish it were true as well.
     
  8. I have no issues at all with the private relationship between Boyd and Bennett. If they're both comfortable with it, and if it has contributed to Darius' improvement as player and as a person, it can only be seen as a positive.
    I draw the line when nepotism is involved though. I'd like to think Bennett wouldn't do that knowingly, but it could very well be the case subconsciously...

    That view of Boyd (in bold) is so pink coloured, it has rainbow unicorns decorating it.

    You could say exactly the same for Thurston. There hasn't been a single game this year where the bloke hasn't put maximum effort in, or let his team down. He just isn't executing at the level everyone's become used to from one of, if not the best halfback in the game's history.
    He has been easily better for the Cows than Boyd has been for the Broncos, and by a large margin at that.

    Regardless, this is not a thread I want to discuss Boyd's current performance in, and he is certainly most deserving of recognition for his career in the game and especially rep arena, which should be the focus here.
     
  9. Sproj

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    On that note, does Boyd retire as having never lost for Australia? That is some remarkable record if It is right, which I think it is.
     
  10. OXY-351

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    That seems a long bow to draw. I actually think the relationship between Bennett and Boyd is fine in a personal sense, and it's no doubt helped Boyd immensely (yes, I'm aware of his personal issues).

    I was more looking at it from a professional sense about following him around. But then as others have pointed out, I guess if you've got a good boss willing to look after you, maybe it makes sense to follow them around.

    For me though, I'd prefer to branch out on my own a bit more than just stick to easy/known option. Grow a bit more individually in a professional sense. That's why I find it unhealthy. It's too easy to get too comfortable if you know someone is alwast going to look after you, no matter how well you perform. And the personal relationship can cause issues when mixed in with the professional one. Do you think Bennett treats Boyd different than some other players because of their close relationship? I certainly think so.

    It's nothing specifically against Boyd and Bennett. If one of my work colleagues followed my current boss to every single work place he went, I'd probably find that a little strange too.

    I'm certainly not rubbishing the relationship they have on a personal level.

    That's not really the same situation though, is it? Apples and Oranges.
     
  11. Reyter

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    I mean, in the middle of his career he was admitted to a mental institution. It's purely hypothetical Bennett "helped" him with personal issues. If Boyd had branched out more and been his own man, he may be a happier and socially charming individual or maybe he would be much worse than he is now.

    If, or because, they have some personal relationship both value, that's great. I'm happy for both of them. But I find it a little weird for a grown man to follow the same boss all over the country. But I don't know about the financial are other extenuating circumstances so I may be wrong. It's just from the outside looking in, I find it a little weird.
     
  12. Morkel

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    @Harry Sack@Harry Sack, you're up.
     
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  13. Maybe Bennett was the only one he trusted enough to listen to the advice that he needed professional help. He wanted to find his father too didn't he? And did? And that apparently helped.

    What you've essentially said here. "Boyd might have been better off to not follow Bennett around, but he might not have been better off too". What's weird is your infatuation with being critical of Bennett.
     
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  14. Reyter

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    That message wasn't critical of Boyd or Bennett. Other than that, you are essentially saying pretty much the same thing I am in regard to helping Boyd with personal issues. It's purely hypothetical.
     
  15. How is it hypothetical when the bloke himself has come out, numerous times, and stated that he follows him around because of the impact he's had on his life and career. It's not. It just doesn't suit the oddball thoughts and assumptions in your head.
     
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  16. Lol, not going to waste my time.
     
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  17. JAHHW

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    Best post of 2018.
    Think it’s in everyone’s best interests to do likewise.
     
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  18. Sproj

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    Thank you!
     
  19. Reyter

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    Are you serious or just trying to provoke a reaction????? I think I may be in forum hell:whatwouldjareddo:.
    To say Boyd has turned out better as a player and/or person due to being coached by Bennett his entire career is purely, 100% hypothetical! There isn’t any debate on the matter. Who knows how much better or worse he would have turned out of he had spread his wings a little more and been coached by someone else? We will never know because what’s done is done.
    To say it’s a little weird (and note, “a little”. I don’t have a strong opinion on it one way or the other.) is purely my opinion and I’m entitled to it.
     

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