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Boyd finally on his way

Scottish Premier Rangers
by Kirk Diggler (U4747071) 06 October 2009
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It looks as though Boyd is finally on his way. I neither rate him as a player nor a person. On the pitch he contributes little other than his goals. His goals only come about because that is all he wants to do. Give Papac an opportunity up front, tell him to do nothing other than be in a position to shoot for goal, and he'll probably get as many goals as Boyd does.
When Boyd is on the pitch, Rangers are effectively a man down. He never chases down the ball, his first touch is atrocious, his pace is shocking for a professional of his age and his passing is abysmal.
His attitude is also poor. I don't blame him for refusing to sign a contract for less money than he is currently on. However, if he was thought of so highly by the Ranger's management team, then they would pull out all stops to keep him at Rangers. The fact that they are not suggests that they do not rate him at all and feel that he does not have the correct attitude to improve. His attitude towards Scotland also stinks. Refusing to play simply because of Burley is just vindictive and has undermined the Scotland manager. I don't think Burley is the right man, but he has not been helped by Boyd's prima donna antics. The problem with Boyd is that he believes his own hype. He thinks that he does not have to try any harder because he's scored a few goals against mediocre opposition.
I'll be glad to see the back of him.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

Boyd laid on a goal on Sunday.

Mind you, that was hardly against a "quality defence". smiley

All we have at the moment is newspaper chatter. We'll see what happens. cool

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posted Oct 6, 2009

Without Boyd, there would have been no SPL title last season. He was signed to score goals, he has done that for a manager who clearly does not rate him all that highly. So if I was in his shoes, I'd leave, then have a good laugh as the club toil to find a replacement. And they will toil.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

He won't accept a pay cut, and I don't blame him. Would any of you accept a pay cut at your job just because the owners were having some bank trouble. That's not Boyd's problem. He scored 30 odd goals last season, and despite a recent blip, I'm sure he'll get something similar this year. Ergo Boyd does his job and is entitled to his pay.

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I totally agree, I would love to have a Celtic striker scoring 30 goals a season but let's be honest, Boyd does the job as a center forward/goal poaching whatever, he scores goals for the club and that is what he's paid for and should be paid for.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

Since when does signing a contract extension mean there has to be a pay rise for the player? An injury free Miller, Naismith and Lafferty will see Boyd warming the bench this season. He is too often an empty shirt and with the exception of the through ball for Miller's first on Sunday, it was business as usual for Boyd in a big game...anonymous throughout

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posted Oct 6, 2009

He is too often an empty shirt and with the exception of the through ball for Miller's first on Sunday, it was business as usual for Boyd in a big game...anonymous throughout
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Unless you didn't notice that through ball was a major factor in us winning the game. What do you want from him before you consider he had a good performance. 3 goals and 3 assist, 100% pass completion?

As I've said before his fitness lets him down at times but to say he didn't contribute on Sunday is a joke.

At the end of the day before he came we crying our for a poacher and now that we have one we deride him for doing just that. Make up your minds people. Since we don't have the money to lure international superstars who have the complete package we'll just have to make do.

If I was Walter I'd use this as an ideal opportunity to get Boyd into shape fitness wise. Let's face it there's little compeition for jerseys at the club and perhaps the threat of not renewing his contract will give him an incentive. Walter should set him a target weight and fitness level and if he doesn't make he either accepts lower wages or is out the door. Personally I don't think he wants to leave and I'm sure with this motivation he'd up his fitness which would make him a far better player

Although I'm still reasonably happy with 30 goals a season. It was enough for McCoist.

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comment by db (U2503720)

posted Oct 6, 2009

Since when does signing a contract extension mean there has to be a pay rise for the player?
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It doesn't and he isn't asking for one, he's refusing to take a pay cut.

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posted Oct 7, 2009

i agree funny how boyd does nt score in 6 games and how many points have rangers lost in those games no one else can score ?the reason he's getting push out the door is that walter wants to justify 3.5 million on lafferty who is always injured.
and as for novo getting a new contract running about like a headless chicken and when a chance comes along 9 out of 10 he'll fail to score always fans favorite because he said no to celtic.
boyd has been top goal scorer every season since he signed when all others fail.
yes he's not berkamp but who else will score these goals remember he cost us 500,000 what about the rest.

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posted Oct 7, 2009

Yes Boyd is frustrating to watch and I shout at him as much as anybody during games.
But he isn't asking for more cash and he is that precious, precious commodity..a 20 goal a season striker. I'll put up with his faults because, make no mistake, without Boyd we wouldn't have gotten a sniff of the championship last year.

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posted Oct 7, 2009

Please all calm down. This is yet another non-story. Boyd apparently hasn't said anything. The Club has not made any offer, up, down or same. No one would want a pay cut in any job and the whole issue probably stems from his agent (sorry, "sources close to the player") setting the ball rolling in the first instance. Speculation of this sort is just a waste of our time.

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posted Oct 7, 2009

The guy needs to just take a step back and think about where he could be and where, with a wee bit of effort on his part, he could take himself and his team. Talented - yes. Mature - at 26 I'd expect better.

He could be playing on the biggest club stage in the world (Champions League) on a regular basis if he put it in a bit against the likes of "them up North" and Tic etc, but he has proved time and time again that he hasn't got the bottle.

To borrow a phrase from another distant sport, 'Mon Boydie, step up to the Plate Son! We all want you to! We are willing you on.

If 55,000 of us each other week can;t do that, will the English Championship crowds do it? You will be a wee fish.....

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