Badel Warning Boyd Urged to Consider Early Retirement

Foordy

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I am truly lost for words then.
as a fan, you see a very small amount of sample of the captains requirements (i.e. game day)

I suspect that you also make the same mistake many fans make ... and that is mistaking poor form for poor leadership
 

JAHHW

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Why would it be impossible? Its not like its difficult not to read a newspaper, or not watch tv, or get on social media. Its a personal choice. After what he has been through, its probably something that he has been encouraged to steer clear of. I'd say the coaching staff have had some talks with him about his form though, but i doubt they would bring up whats been said outside of the club.
It would be impossible because it is impossible. Surely you understand there is no escaping the incredibly wide net the media casts in 2019?

To digress for a moment; like just about all footballers, when it comes to the media, Boyd is a robot and speaks to them using the same old worn out cliches. You can almost see the players selecting the phrase to use in their heads, like a jukebox selecting the song to play.

They all read from the same script (I’m not saying I blame them either, I probably wouldn’t trust the media as far as I could throw them), save for a minority.

So when Boyd says he is oblivious to it, it’s hard to believe it’s little more than another pre-programmed, selected response. More specifically, it’s the ‘right’ response.

I would certainly consider that Boyd may be unconcerned, unperturbed, unaffected or impervious to it (and good luck to him if he is, shows he has an incredibly strong resolve) - but he would absolutely know a lot of what is being said.

But back to the question - why is it impossible? If for no other reason, the fact he is forced to respond to questions / statements about it during weekly or even daily interviews is a good indication that he would know what is being said.
 

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Where Boyd was as the line-break occurred -

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Where Boyd was after Roberts had busted the tackle, ran 5-6 metres and started changing direction -

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"He couldn't cover the gap. No one could" 😂
Apparently your brain cannot allow you to see the OTHER attacking player. Boyd tried to cover Roberts, the pass AND the other attacking player. He was positioned perfectly but like a thousand players before he was beaten by pace and the fact he was virtually stationary.
 

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Where Boyd was as the line-break occurred -

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Where Boyd was after Roberts had busted the tackle, ran 5-6 metres and started changing direction -

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"He couldn't cover the gap. No one could" 😂
Yes, someone could( make the tackle ). The other Bronco in the still shot. Roberts was considerably closer to him, the Bronco in question should have taken Roberts while Boyd covered the other guy. All this in a matter of a second or two.
 

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Apparently your brain cannot allow you to see the OTHER attacking player. Boyd tried to cover Roberts, the pass AND the other attacking player. He was positioned perfectly but like a thousand players before he was beaten by pace and the fact he was virtually stationary.
I agree, he was positioned perfectly, which makes the fact he stood motionless as Tyrone Roberts made the break, and then followed that up by taking a knee instead of at least attempting to make up the ground necessary (which at that point, by my estimate was 2.5 metres in the space of 1.5 seconds, give or take)

If you're legitimately telling me you believe it's an inhuman feat to cover 2.5 metres over the space of 1.5 seconds, to attempt a tackle on the man with the ball (which is what Fullbacks are trained to do, not to hedge their bets and then take a knee when he holds on to it), then I don't think there's much left to say..
 

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as a fan, you see a very small amount of sample of the captains requirements (i.e. game day)

I suspect that you also make the same mistake many fans make ... and that is mistaking poor form for poor leadership
Not at all, i know football very very well.
 

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I agree, he was positioned perfectly, which makes the fact he stood motionless as Tyrone Roberts made the break, and then followed that up by taking a knee instead of at least attempting to make up the ground necessary (which at that point, by my estimate was 2.5 metres in the space of 1.5 seconds, give or take)

If you're legitimately telling me you believe it's an inhuman feat to cover 2.5 metres over the space of 1.5 seconds, to attempt a tackle on the man with the ball (which is what Fullbacks are trained to do, not to hedge their bets and then take a knee when he holds on to it), then I don't think there's much left to say..
You're kind of right. The Bronco closest to Roberts should have got his man. That wasn't Boyd.
 

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It would be impossible because it is impossible. Surely you understand there is no escaping the incredibly wide net the media casts in 2019?

To digress for a moment; like just about all footballers, when it comes to the media, Boyd is a robot and speaks to them using the same old worn out cliches. You can almost see the players selecting the phrase to use in their heads, like a jukebox selecting the song to play.

They all read from the same script (I’m not saying I blame them either, I probably wouldn’t trust the media as far as I could throw them), save for a minority.

So when Boyd says he is oblivious to it, it’s hard to believe it’s little more than another pre-programmed, selected response. More specifically, it’s the ‘right’ response.

I would certainly consider that Boyd may be unconcerned, unperturbed, unaffected or impervious to it (and good luck to him if he is, shows he has an incredibly strong resolve) - but he would absolutely know a lot of what is being said.

But back to the question - why is it impossible? If for no other reason, the fact he is forced to respond to questions / statements about it during weekly or even daily interviews is a good indication that he would know what is being said.
It's not impossible to avoid the media and social media. If I didn't want to look at it, I wouldn't have a clue whats going on. You just don't look at it or use it. He would be aware probably when he does interviews of some things, but he could easily have no idea what they are talking about.
 

winslow_wong

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Boyd has been pretty great at 6 in defence.
Who knows.. an offseason of finding new shapes and set plays might do him a world of good. I think he could still contribute
This is the view that all the hierarchy and coaching staff seem to have which is why we’ll be cheering on Boyd and Macca for a very long time yet. At the same time we’ll cheer for some ex juniors that’ll be playing for other clubs.
 

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We all did hear Boyd say if asked to retire for retaining the young blokes he would put the team first, right? Maybe the club hasn't talked to him yet because the money isn't actually needed yet and they have their clause for next year. The panic is media generated crap, the guys we let off and the upgrades we have given are not equal yet. Their is no way. You can look back at when we signed Sua , TPJ was going to be gone ect the media are full of it. The club so far has not allowed one player we want stay, go to another club.
 

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We all did hear Boyd say if asked to retire for retaining the young blokes he would put the team first, right? Maybe the club hasn't talked to him yet because the money isn't actually needed yet and they have their clause for next year. The panic is media generated crap, the guys we let off and the upgrades we have given are not equal yet. Their is no way. You can look back at when we signed Sua , TPJ was going to be gone ect the media are full of it. The club so far has not allowed one player we want stay, go to another club.
I think this is very true.

The media love us being mediocre, it does their job for them. They don't have to chase stories or work hard because The Broncos being mediocre or 'also-rans' sells papers and get's clicks. The can just write story after story of "look how shit they are", "look at this player they missed", "remember when they could have signed Smith, Thurston, Slater etc." "They have no halves (conveniently ignoring our extensive injuries/suspension at half)", "couldn't beat the Rabbitoh's who without Burgess (nevermind that we without Turpin and TPJ and they have one of the best spines in the comp that have been together for over 2 years)" and it will get clicks because the large Broncos fanbase will read it and all the Broncos haters (which is everyone outside of their fans) will read it to laugh and feel justified in their hate.

They are terrified if we keep this forward pack together we will be competitors for a decade and where will they get their clicks then? Also usual, if the media are hating us we are doing something right.
 

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Apparently your brain cannot allow you to see the OTHER attacking player. Boyd tried to cover Roberts, the pass AND the other attacking player. He was positioned perfectly but like a thousand players before he was beaten by pace and the fact he was virtually stationary.
I do wish you had of said he was `stationery' because then I could have said he was just enveloped by the situation.
 

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Where Boyd was as the line-break occurred -

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Where Boyd was after Roberts had busted the tackle, ran 5-6 metres and started changing direction -

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"He couldn't cover the gap. No one could" 😂
Not to good at judging measurements. Boyd is standing at 5m and takes a step back, Roberts changes direction a few strides in. At most 3m , big difference. Not saying he could've done better but you're exaggerating the distance and time to react if you want to blame someone for that play , have a look at the defenders on the ground in the front line.
 

JAHHW

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It's not impossible to avoid the media and social media. If I didn't want to look at it, I wouldn't have a clue whats going on. You just don't look at it or use it. He would be aware probably when he does interviews of some things, but he could easily have no idea what they are talking about.
It is simply impossible to do what you’ve suggested, particularly when you are the captain of the Brisbane Broncos and quite literally have the media asking you questions most days.

I’m not saying that’s necessarily fair, but with fame and fortune comes increased scrutiny, so it is what it is.

Indeed, even if you are just an Average Joe, if you do the mundane task of leaving your house for the day, you will see what’s going on in the media. Aside from the obvious sources you MAY be able to avoid for one day, you cannot control overhearing what others say or seeing newspapers in the lunchroom at work or at the coffee shop you go to - and that’s just in one day.

How do you think someone could do that, as well as not turn on the TV or check their text messages or emails for months on end?

His only chance; be Tom Hanks in Cast Away.
 

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Wouldn't people at the footy grounds be yelling shit at him? How does he not hear that?
 

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When the players and management are telling us that Darius brings a lot to the team as captain, it makes me wonder what they see that I don't. Then I remember that we haven't won a premiership in 12 seasons and this probably plays a large part in why I don't trust their judgement.
 

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The media aren't just after the Broncos guys. Have a look at how the knives have come out for the Knights and the Panthers. As soon as they smell blood in the water they start a feeding frenzy on the carcass. Let's not play the "they only hate the broncos" victim mentality when it comes to the media.

As it stands, I have been loving the knives for the knights, it's been bloody glorious. Just gotta take it when it's our turn, and can I say it's warranted - we do need to spend our money on a half. We do have an under performing captain and we are spending a lot of money on a forward pack that has no-one to steer it.
 

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