PLAYER Darius Boyd: tribute thread

Purple Pills

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I really don't think he is, he is just shot as a fullback. He just can't do it anymore. Maybe he can't see it, who knows. I more than likely think I can still do things I can't, and it would happen to a lot of people. It's down to Seibold now to do something about it.
This reminded me of Josh Papalii. When Ricky dropped him for a week last year to light the fire in him again Josh was quoted as saying ‘I thought I was playing better than I actually was’ and to his credit his performances lifted when a rocket was put up him and when he knew his spot wasn’t guaranteed just because of his standing at the club.

Maybe Darius and Seibold could learn a thing or 2 from that scenario. I can’t help but think our depth at fullback is the only reason this shit show was been allowed to go on as long as it has
 

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I didn't say you were, just in general there seems a lot of disrespect. I don't see the need for fake tribute posts.

I agree with all your points about him, I've said so myself. And he is meeting the markers Seibold is setting at training, or at least he was last time I heard a couple of weeks ago.
I wish Seibold would make these markers public. When you miss 4 tackles as a fullback including that one disgraceful effort where he took a knee and only make 58 metres in attack and provide zero creativity during the game, I can’t help but think these so called ‘markers’ are a bit of a myth
 

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I wish Seibold would make these markers public. When you miss 4 tackles as a fullback including that one disgraceful effort where he took a knee and only make 58 metres in attack and provide zero creativity during the game, I can’t help but think these so called ‘markers’ are a bit of a myth
They arent a myth. I'm pretty sure he has said in public they have them, and thats how he ranks his players. Its how Dearden for example jumped above SOS
 

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After the Rooster's game I began to think that Darius was coming back into form. After the Warriors game I thought his value as captain leading the young guys on was worth overlooking his shortcomings. I wanted to really believe that we could get by with him playing the way he was. I wanted to believe his form was improving and we had seen the last of his 'slip ups' After yesterday when he simply fell over at the thought of moving latterly to cut off Roberts it has become clear that his spot is just no longer tenable.

For the first time in thirty years I simply don't believe in the Broncos team with Boyd as captain and fullback.
If you watch the video it's like he wanted to slip on purpose but because it was a sunny day and the field was dry he couldn't slip over so he gingerly took a knee so he didn't need to make a tackle, but also didn't fall too hard and hurt himself. He literally doesn't even try to change direction. Seriously, watch it again. He basically sits down on the fucking field on purpose.
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I wish Seibold would make these markers public. When you miss 4 tackles as a fullback including that one disgraceful effort where he took a knee and only make 58 metres in attack and provide zero creativity during the game, I can’t help but think these so called ‘markers’ are a bit of a myth
I actually don't think the roberts one counts as one of the 4. He didn't touch him, therefore, not missed.
 
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They arent a myth. I'm pretty sure he has said in public they have them, and thats how he ranks his players. Its how Dearden for example jumped above SOS
Well Seibold needs to put this unrest with the fans on their feelings towards Boyd to bed and stop towing the company line and actually come out and truthfully tell the fans what markers Boyd is hitting so us fans actually know what is really going on with him.

I know Seibold isn’t stupid so I can only assume behind the scenes he must be very disappointed with Boyd’s performances because I don’t think many ‘markers’ would have been met lately. He might be training the house down and be meeting the markers during testing but considering how this is the best he has ever felt physically, it is clear to everyone that it is not translating on the field. In fact he seems to be getting even worse.

Our expectations of him have dropped so low that a game where he at least runs the ball with a bit of vigour and maybe has a try assist through a backline sweep is a good game for him these days. It is not disrespectful for fans to want him gone from the club. Yes he has been great over the years and has built up plenty of credits but he has used those credits up over the last 18-24 months whilst chewing up a huge part of our cap on an important position that the club is handicapping itself with big time.

It will only take another 1-2 performances like that one before banners come out, for fans to wish injury upon him or for fans to turn on him in the stands and start to boo him. There is even a petition circulating at the moment FFS

 

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Well Seibold needs to put this unrest with the fans on their feelings towards Boyd to bed and stop towing the company line and actually come out and truthfully tell the fans what markers Boyd is hitting so us fans actually know what is really going on with him.

I know Seibold isn’t stupid so I can only assume behind the scenes he must be very disappointed with Boyd’s performances because I don’t think many ‘markers’ would have been met lately. He might be training the house down and be meeting the markers during testing but considering how this is the best he has ever felt physically, it is clear to everyone that it is not translating on the field. In fact he seems to be getting even worse.

Our expectations of him have dropped so low that a game where he at least runs the ball with a bit of vigour and maybe has a try assist through a backline sweep is a good game for him these days. It is not disrespectful for fans to want him gone from the club. Yes he has been great over the years and has built up plenty of credits but he has used those credits up over the last 18-24 months whilst chewing up a huge part of our cap on an important position that the club is handicapping itself with big time.

It will only take another 1-2 performances like that one before banners come out, for fans to wish injury upon him or for fans to turn on him in the stands and start to boo him. There is even a petition circulating at the moment FFS

The boos have already begun. I can say first hand from those around me - in my tiny section of the stadium - that they've had a gut full. Pure frustration and disbelief even. . Broncos fans outside of this forum, of all demographics are no longer on Boyd's side
 

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I think everyone agrees that as long as we have boyd at 1 (i dont mind the idea of him at 4 until we have better, he was competent there last year with totally shot hamstrings and he can catch a ball (which shiba cant) and quick hands if needed) and macca as 9 or 14, we will not challenge for a premiership. I fail to see why we are not addressing this issue now.

We need to decide, who is our long term 1 option and implement it asap. So we dont have another "experiment combinations year" next year. If we do not have one waiting we should be looking. Drinkwater is apparently going to the cowboys now, so that ship has sailed, the storm will keep papenhuyzen and the knights wont let ponga slip away. Im not a fan of folau joining, nor will our sponsers.

I am happy with turpin and seggy for 9 and 14 combo, until a sharp 80 min presents themself. macca should be Q cup and depth.

I am trying to follow seibolds "trust the process" but we are a long way into the process with the same issues that were identified before round 1
 

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The boos have already begun. I can say first hand from those around me - in my tiny section of the stadium - that they've had a gut full. Pure frustration and disbelief even. . Broncos fans outside of this forum, of all demographics are no longer on Boyd's side
I’m starting to get that sense too that it seems to be a majority of fans that want him gone and not a minority anymore. That knee he took against Roberts will just magnify this 10 fold this week now. Also doesn’t help that he was insipid in attack so he couldn’t even gloss over that.

The thing is it’s not even the fact that he is being picked each week that is doing my head in now, it’s the fact there seems to be zero fucking accountability for his poor performances. He is a protected species. Like I mentioned I can only assume behind closed doors Seibold is playing this out differently.

The thing is, some of this could be avoided if Seibold would just come out and just tell it how it is and say something like Darius is clearly struggling and down in form and confidence but with our options at the moment, we need to persist with him and rally behind home and hope he finds some form. All this fucking pampering and telling him how he isn’t playing as bad as everyone is making out is just magnifying the outrage.

I refuse to listen to the ‘we have no one better’ excuse anymore. We are a professionally run organisation and are one of the biggest clubs in the competition. We have every advantage to be successful known to man. So if we have no one else, what in the **** was the club going to do in the even Boyd gets injured or suspended? Play with 12 men?

The way Boyd is playing we won’t ever have to worry about him getting injured. Hard to pull a hammy running at half speed and hard to get a contact injury when you just refuse to make contact one on one.
 
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I’m starting to get that sense too that it seems to be a majority of fans that want him gone and not a minority anymore. That knee he took against Roberts will just magnify this 10 fold this week now. Also doesn’t help that he was insipid in attack so he couldn’t even gloss over that.

The thing is it’s not even the fact that he is being picked each week that is doing my head in now, it’s the fact there seems to be zero fucking accountability for his poor performances. He is a protected species. Like I mentioned I can only assume behind closed doors Seibold is playing this out differently.

The thing is, some of this could be avoided if Seibold would just come out and just tell it how it is and say something like Darius is clearly struggling and down in form and confidence but with our options at the moment, we need to persist with him and rally behind home and hope he finds some form. All this fucking pampering and telling him how he isn’t playing as bad as everyone is making out is just magnifying the outrage.

I refuse to listen to the ‘we have no one better’ excuse anymore. We are a professionally run organisation and are one of the biggest clubs in the competition. We have every advantage to be successful known to man. So if we have no one else, what in the **** was the club going to do in the even Boyd gets injured or suspended? Play with 12 men?

The way Boyd is playing we won’t ever have to worry about him getting injured. Hard to pull a hammy running at half speed and hard to get a contact injury when you just refuse to make contact one on one.
This. The fans in the members bay I'm in don't hold back either. They hit him as if he'd laced up for the other team.
 

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There's still a pretty good chance we'll miss the 8, that should definitely cause some big changes next year.
 
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The boos have already begun. I can say first hand from those around me - in my tiny section of the stadium - that they've had a gut full. Pure frustration and disbelief even. . Broncos fans outside of this forum, of all demographics are no longer on Boyd's side
Same for me. Season members and everyone within about 10-15m of me hurls abuse at him. On the odd occasion when he gets the ball and makes more than 1 metre with it, the entire section stands up and claps. It's honestly fair to say that not only has he been the Broncos worst player in majority of their games, but he has potentially been the worst player to play First grade this year, or at least the worst player to play every game this year. The Dally M goes to the best player, way things are going we will soon have a 'Darry B' that goes to the worst.
 

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This is a petition to request that Darius Boyd step down from the Brisbane Broncos. It is not a personal attack, rather it is a request from all Brisbane Broncos fans that he put the team first.
He simply is no longer able to play at the standard required in the NRL, at the standard required as a fullback, and at the standard required as a captain.
We have exciting new players coming through, have talent outside the club looking for a team, and have the opportunity to clear room in our salary cap.
Darius Boyd has done a tremendous job for Brisbane, Queensland and Australia over the years but it is time to step down.
The signatures that appear on the petition are a sign that fans no longer have confidence in Boyd's ability or mindset.
It is up to the Broncos and Boyd to come to a decision however again the signatures on this petition make it clear that we want a path to a successful future and believe that having Boyd in the team is destroying that future.
Darius- do the right thing for the fans, the team and the club and stand down.


What happened to the other similar petition done in April?
 
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Morepudding

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This. The fans in the members bay I'm in don't hold back either. They hit him as if he'd laced up for the other team.
Some old sod the other day said to me "i'm a glass half empty guy" after i was disgusted by boyds lacklustre play. Couple minutes later the Tyrone Roberts try happens and i reply back to him "when it comes to Boyd, my glass is fucking empty".
 

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Seibold is backing him 100% imo or he would have been dropped.
Imagine the disruption that would cause if he were to sack his captain. That would be a big call for a coach who has been around for five minutes. He wouldn't be backing him 100% and knows full well that Boyd is struggling terribly but the last thing this side needs right now with it's growing injury toll and slowly sinking season is the controversy that would erupt if Darbs were to be dropped. That will have to be sorted out in the off-season.
 

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Seibold is backing him 100% imo or he would have been dropped.
Well Seibold can cop the same amount of heat for not putting any accountability on Darius’ position.

I would like to know how much patience Seibold has because these worrying signs we have seen in Boyd have been evident since 2018. The difference now is he has no injury excuse to hide behind anymore.

I understand there are still a few people that want to back him and persist but when is enough enough?

I have tried so hard to just bite my tongue, remain upbeat in hope that I see something to get positive about him still leading us at fullback after persisting with his form for so this long, but every time I think maybe we might have seems a slight turning point, Darius’s shortcomings come to the fore again the following week in droves. It’s not getting any better.

For you guys still sticking by him, tell us fans who have lost patience what signs are you seeing in him that makes you think this will turn around? Bear in mind these type of performances have been going on for 18 months now and age is against him. Also bear in mind he is supposedly injury free and the testing the best he has ever tested in his career. He also has had a different coach for the first time in his career so we can’t even blame Wayne for Darius not evolving his game.
 

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Imagine the disruption that would cause if he were to sack his captain. That would be a big call for a coach who has been around for five minutes. He wouldn't be backing him 100% and knows full well that Boyd is struggling terribly but the last thing this side needs right now with it's growing injury toll and slowly sinking season is the controversy that would erupt if Darbs were to be dropped. That will have to be sorted out in the off-season.
Disagree. After his failed attempt on roberts I saw macca and milford and a few other players just sigh and mouth wtf. They are sick of it and I don't think he has the trust or respect of many of the playing group. And Can you blame them for not trusting or respecting him? I can't.

I'd love to see an anonymous poll for the broncos players with like on a scale of 1-10 How much do you
1. Rate his Current Performance
2. Rate his leadership qualities
3. Trust his team commitment.

surely the results would be quite damning
 

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