PLAYER Darius Boyd: tribute thread

Purple Pills

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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.
This is the only reason I will believe that things have played out the way it has. So all Seibold needs to do is stop bullshitting and cut the Darius is playing well crap. People are not fucking stupid and this sort of shit is what is igniting the outrage.

If he wants to back him and hope he comes good because we don’t have the options available that’s fine. But do not take the fans as fools and say that he is playing well and throwing out crap quotes when it is clear to all and sundry that he is not.
 
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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.
Who is sticking by him? I don't think anyone is saying his form is good enough.

I'd also say it's fair to say he is injury free. He can be playing without injury, but it's clear that other injuries have taken their toll on his ability get around the field. He doesn't have the ability and movement he once had.
 

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I've never seen this forum so unanimous about something. I'd pay $1000 bucks to know what Siebold REALLY thinks about this situation.

This isn't just irrate facebook fans suggesting ill-informed team and positinal changes, this is the collective Broncos fanbase saying "BOYD IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE OUR FULLBACK"

#byebyeboyd #bootboyd
 
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This is the only reason I will believe that things have played out the way it has. So all Seibold needs to do is stop bullshitting and cut the Darius is playing well crap. People are not fucking stupid and this sort of shit is what is igniting the outrage.

If he wants to back him and hope he comes good because we don’t have the options available that’s fine. But do not take the fans as fools and say that he is playing well and throwing out crap quotes when it is clear to all and sundry that he is not.
You got to cut Seibs some slack here though. I'm no fan of his but he is still feeling his way into his new role. He has already axed his half back and strike centre and reduced his #1 hooker to a bench role. It has already been a trying experience for him and the last thing he needs is the stress involved with firing your captain who has had a decorated career. You take his quotes for what they are. Just a way keeping harmony in the camp and keeping the media at bay for a day or two.
 

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You got to cut Seibs some slack here though. I'm no fan of his but he is still feeling his way into his new role. He has already axed his half back and strike centre and reduced his #1 hooker to a bench role. It has already been a trying experience for him and the last thing he needs is the stress involved with firing your captain who has had a decorated career. You take his quotes for what they are. Just a way keeping harmony in the camp and keeping the media at bay for a day or two.
What stress though? The entire public and media have been calling for it for months. If he does it, he won't face a backlash. Do you honestly think anyone else would do a worse job than Boyd? I don't. I genuinely don't know how someone could offer less than he does. Statistically he is the worst fullback in the comp. Not in the top 20. So get him the **** out.
 

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What stress though? The entire public and media have been calling for it for months. If he does it, he won't face a backlash. Do you honestly think anyone else would do a worse job than Boyd? I don't. I genuinely don't know how someone could offer less than he does. Statistically he is the worst fullback in the comp. Not in the top 20. So get him the **** out.
I'm not disputing his form, it has been horrid. But put yourself in Seib's shoes, sacking your skipper is easier said than done. He is basically a rookie coach trying to keep his head above water. It's not like he has a ready made replacement to take over at FB. I think he sees 2019 as already gone and he will sort things out in the summer with an onus on 2020 being a lot more successful. We are all "social media coaches" despite none of us having a fucking clue the many elements and layers that the role involves.
 

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What stress though? The entire public and media have been calling for it for months. If he does it, he won't face a backlash. Do you honestly think anyone else would do a worse job than Boyd? I don't. I genuinely don't know how someone could offer less than he does. Statistically he is the worst fullback in the comp. Not in the top 20. So get him the **** out.
Make no mistake, the media will have a field day maufacturing all sorts of outrage. I'd still do it though.
 

Morepudding

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I'm not disputing his form, it has been horrid. But put yourself in Seib's shoes, sacking your skipper is easier said than done. He is basically a rookie coach trying to keep his head above water. It's not like he has a ready made replacement to take over at FB. I think he sees 2019 as already gone and he will sort things out in the summer with an onus on 2020 being a lot more successful. We are all "social media coaches" despite none of us having a fucking clue the many elements and layers that the role involves.
I just don't see any risk associated with dropping Boyd. Literally no one wants him there. More often than not, we would be better off with 12 men if it meant boyd not being on the field.
 

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I'm not disputing his form, it has been horrid. But put yourself in Seib's shoes, sacking your skipper is easier said than done. He is basically a rookie coach trying to keep his head above water. It's not like he has a ready made replacement to take over at FB. I think he sees 2019 as already gone and he will sort things out in the summer with an onus on 2020 being a lot more successful. We are all "social media coaches" despite none of us having a fucking clue the many elements and layers that the role involves.
Agreed that it is a tough call for seibs to drop him completely, and it could have an affect on the playing group (but so is seeing you captain bend the knee in defeat). But i am not sure what is preventing him fronm moving boyd to the centres, where he was ok in the past and would be less of a liability there. Hodges captained from the centres.

If the opinion is 2019 is already done, all the more reason we should put someone we consider to be our long term fullback in that position. At least that way they will have more experience in the number 1 for 2020.
 

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I just don't see any risk associated with dropping Boyd. Literally no one wants him there. More often than not, we would be better off with 12 men if it meant boyd not being on the field.
I get what Accept is saying. We as fans might not want him there, but what is to say the players won't be extremely unhappy if their captain is dropped.
 

Morepudding

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I get what Accept is saying. We as fans might not want him there, but what is to say the players won't be extremely unhappy if their captain is dropped.
Have you seen the way the players look at him and interact with him at the game? He honestly appears very unpopular with the core of the playing group. If they were to take captaincy of him, and give it to someone who is extremely popular in the playing group (someone like Glenn, maybe Gillett) then i don't think it would be an issue.
 

Tom

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How long until they start calling for him to be dropped though?
Soon. Would you really put it past them to lead the calls for his sacking then manufacture the outrage when it happens?
 

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We really have an issue here, sure we can get rid of Boyd or put him in a different position(which we need to do), but our other Options are not that good, I wouldn't trust Milford defensively in the Full back position and Issako has no Attacking options that I have seen, I think Issako is still worth a shot, Boyd is costing us massively and his lack of effort will eat this sides mentality like a cancer if not addressed.

I think we need to replace him with a Gun full back from another team, we have alot of youth already in our side and with the left over money from removing Nikorima, Roberts and Hopefully Macca we should spend on a bit if experience, too many young Faces in a team even with alot of Talent Historically hasn't done well in the NRL.

Probably someone in their Mid 20s with alot of games under their belt might work.
 
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Since Boyd became Captain we have lacked leadership.

Now that the team is fielding young and/or inexperienced players you need a captain to lead the way in attitude and performance. This is not occurring.

I’ve been on this forum since 06 and have never seen a near unanimous opinion of a player.

Surely the coach can see it, if he can’t then we are stuffed for the next few years
 

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Have you seen the way the players look at him and interact with him at the game? He honestly appears very unpopular with the core of the playing group.
Yeah, that's rubbish. He's very popular within the playing group. They showed that in Round 9.

Not really sure what you're seeing but I think you're seeing things. He's not popular with the fans but when it comes to at the club, it's a different story.
 

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