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Would Boyd have scored?

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posted Oct 11, 2008

Exactly why is Kris Boyd not on the pitch, proven international goal scorer, and we pick a championship player and Fletcher, apalling choice, Fletchers one for the future but Kris Botd would have scored both the opportunties we had late on....pants george go home.

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posted Oct 11, 2008

Yes

(my granny's called Boyd).

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posted Oct 11, 2008

i agree its just a shame that our last two mamagers who were very good both left for money

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comment by U12679782

posted Oct 11, 2008

instead of imalooser do you think Boyd would have scored? In fact let me rephrase do you think he would have missed?
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Vast sections of the world community would have scored that chance including a majority of elderly people and folk with disabilities.

So would Kris Boyd, young and able bodied, have scored that chance? Well yes, of course he would have!!!

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posted Oct 11, 2008

My cat, named Mojo ... after the famous Scotland striker ...would definitely have poked that one over the line ....

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posted Oct 11, 2008

Boyd may have scored, had he got there! He may be young but able-bodied?

He misses more than he scores but at Rangers, when he plays, usually against lower league teams, he gets loads of chances, most of which he misses spectularly, or fails to reach....Boyd must be loving the fact that he didn't play
Don't balme the other Chris or Burley....we weren't good enough

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comment by U12679782

posted Oct 11, 2008

My cat, named Mojo ... after the famous Scotland striker ...would definitely have poked that one over the line ....
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My goldfish would have actually missed as they're quite small and uncomfortable out of water. I feel the ball just would have run over them and squished them.

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comment by Jordan (U11822858)

posted Oct 12, 2008

Yup boyd would of scored that

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Im an England fan, and I believe that Kris Boyd is like a Jermaine Defoe, he is a classy finisher, the only thing is Defoe plays more for club than country and Boyd (very unfortunatly) doesn't play that much for either as far as im aware (correct me if im wrong) I believe it's a massive waste of talent having Boyd on the bench, he'd definatly get into my first 11 if i was manager.

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comment by MurphyE (U6088812)

posted Oct 12, 2008

I dont think you can just base Kris Boyds actions on if he would have finished, you should be angry with the player for turning his back on his country because the Manager left him out, I believe that to be very petty and very arrogant

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posted Oct 12, 2008

'imalooser"
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how old are you, mrmessy2?! 6?
Iwelumos playing regualrly, playing WELL regularly, and scoring regularly. And he had an excellent gamer yesterday.

Im not defending burley's de4cision not to play boyd, but he was right to put Big Chris on instead.

so grow up

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comment by Jordan (U11822858)

posted Oct 12, 2008

Nope, Im angry with the manager. Hes not the right man for the job

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comment by Knolte (U12837712)

posted Oct 12, 2008

Prove himself at his club? He's started most of the games so far this season and contributed well when it counted most!

(Goals vs Kilmarnock, Partick etc.) and his link up play is improving.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Boyd would have scored before that if he was on the pitch. Burley was tactically incompetent and these are MUST WIN games should Scotland want to qualify for South Africa. Burley should go now, the players are good enough, Scotland needs to be at the next world cup or else we have gone backwards. I dont blame Boyd, he has the country behind him, even Celtic fans were wanting him on the pitch yesterday!!!

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Boyd is one of the most lazy strikers i've ever seen.

He has a good goal scoring record but scoring against kilmarnock and Partick is hardly justification to play at international level.

We need players who give 110%, which he does not, and his unwillingness to 'prove himeslf' shows this point wonderfully well.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

To be fair Im a St Johnstone fan and Im convinced all our strikers would have scored that chance as well - that is not the point. It was a freak miss. If Boyd wants to let a knock to his ego trump his loyalty to his country thats fine but should his ego recover I hope we remember what a pathetic spoilt brat he was and dont recall him. Iwelumo may have missed the mother of all sitters and should have to re-prove himself but we have many more options than Boyd.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Boyd is rubbish, good riddance!

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comment by Soctty (U3173369)

posted Oct 12, 2008

Whether Boyd would have scored or not is hypothetical and irrelevant. The fact that Boyd has thrown his toys out of the pram says wenough about the guy in my opinion. Who does he think he is?
I personally think he is a natural goalscorer who will score goals if given opportunities. However you can't overlook the fact that he gives nothing to the team in terms of work rate, or playing a particular role. He isn't blessed with lightning pace, hasn't got great stamina and lacks game intelligence.

This incident reminds me of when Keegan quit England in a huff - too big for his boots, and ended his international career early because of it.

Boyd clearly has an inflated opinion of his ability.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

"Would Boyd have scored against Norway?" is the question. Thing is if Boyd missed and Iwelumo was on the bench, we would have asked the same thing about Iwelumo. Burley made the decision on the merits of both players at the time. Yes, Iwelumo missed a gilt-edge chance but there were 89-90mins left in the game plus to make many more. Why dwell on the one chance? If you want to ask the question whether Boyd would have scored, ask yourselves another: If Iwelumo had scored from that chance, would Norway have equalised?

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Jpalongo:

"Iwelumos playing regualrly, playing WELL regularly, and scoring regularly. And he had an excellent gamer yesterday."

What medication is it that the doctors got you on?

Iwelumos had a shocker.

Boyds right, Scotland wont even get in the top 4 of this group with Burley in charge... and the sooner he goes the better... Players refusing to play for him will quicken that departure.

What you do expect from a manager that describes a player as having "limited ability" (the same player who then won him his only game btw Broadfoot)

The guy is a muppet.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

typical scotland player.......remember the half a dozen so called scotland " stalwarts" who refused to play under the German guy.........only in scotland would players that refused to play for their country still be wanted........bloody heck the guy cant even get in the first 11 for his club why should he be in the first 11 for his national side , and besides he's crap , yeah he can score the odd goal........in scotland ! .....yeah world class !!! lol

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Boyd is a very ordinary player in line with the entire Scotland squad, Burley's job is to select the least average players and try to get them to play above themselves on the day. I'm not sure if Boyd would have been in the vicinity to take the chance if he'd have been on. If he doesn't want to fight for his place - that tells me all I need to know about Kris Boyd. When will we get out of this "transition phase" which has lasted 10 years and get some genuinely talented players coming through into the team.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Scotland should have won, yes. but don't get on the big lads back for missing a sitter. You lose the game as a team, not an individual.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

well Iwelumo may have missed a shocker but if u looked at his goals this season u would see he deserved his chance. Personally i will be gutted if this effects his Wolves performances and would be glad if this is the negative attention a player gets, i hope he never plays for Scotland again.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

In the week when James McCarthy has been labelled a traitor I can't believe the double standards that are now being applied to Boyd...Burleys days have always been numbered and the Rangers 'loyal' will not be happy until someone more 'rangers minded' s in place instead.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

I have to say that some of the tactics under Burley have bemused me (starting with 3 up front, but not one of them a recognised striker). Additionally, the way he comments about individual players is unprofessional and demotivating. We do have a decent group of players at the moment and personally I think another coach could get more out of them. While I'm disappointed that Boyd has taken the decision, I can understand his frustration as I'm sure given the chances that were being set up he would have taken at least one of them.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Boo Hoo Boyd. He is not fit to where the Scotland shirt ever! Deserting the team like this. DISGRACE!!

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posted Oct 12, 2008

If this is his attitude towards the Scotland jersey then he should never be allowed to pull the top on ever again under any Scotland manager. Kris Boyd is not bigger than Scotland and why people are defending this decision I cannot understand. Boyd was left out on countless occasions by Walter Smith last year and has never stated his desire to leave his beloved Gers. If he truly wanted to play for Scotland he would be working harder than ever to get in the Rangers team and therefore back in the Scotland team.

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comment by Andy (U6728914)

posted Oct 12, 2008

I cannot understand Burleys comments, why did he have Boyd on the bench, in fact in the squad if he clearly had no intention of playing him ???

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posted Oct 12, 2008

scotland do and have always needed someone who tells the old firm players to sit down and shut up........they always think they're better than they are......hence most of them never leave scotland in the first place and even when they do there " best of the best " end up at clubs that are mid table elsewhere .....blackburn / aston villa ........where they still flop !!! Boyd is a crap lazy striker and everyone outside of " eyesblocked " stadium knows it !!!

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posted Oct 12, 2008

I understand Boyd's frustrations but this was not the action he should've took. It's a classic case of spitting the dummy and I doubt many sections of the Tartan Army would welcome him back.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

What a joke. This is the last thing the manager needs amidst trying to get Scotland to the World Cup.

The ego's of these players is quite somthing.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Well done Boyd. I am not a Rangers fan but I think think that Boyd deserved to play. People say that Boyd only scores goals - I'll take that anyday of Chris Donkey.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Not the biggest Kris Boyd fan in the world...but his scoring record speaks for itself!!!

Even if he hadn't played all season, he still would've scored...blindfolded!!!

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Boyd is a legend! In years to come people will be telling their grandchidren about the best striker ever to have sat on the bench for his entire career!

WAKE UP BOYD! All these managers who don't rate you aren't ALL wrong!

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Just another Primadonna.

When will these so called 'stars' realise that by throwing their toys out of the pram, all they are doing is hurting SCOTLAND and our fans.

Same story with Duncan Ferguson.

I hope the next Scotland manager tells Boyd where to go, he's gone down a lot in my estimation.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Boyd did deserve to play- but he's also a grown man and shouldn't have done this. I'm furious.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

It doesnt matter if he would of scored, the fact is he is on the bench for both club and country because he is a lazy player who shows no desire to work for his team.
Anyone could have scored that chance and nine times out of ten Iwelumo would of too, at least he showed a real desire to make up for it during the rest of his time on the pitch.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Not only would Kris Boyd have scored, he would have probably got an assist for any other attacking player. Although he's widely criticised for being too lazy, he's a proven club and international goal scorer. Its time for Burley to leave before he turns into big bad berti!

Boyd has left the team now and with him goes any realistic chance of getting goals in Holland or even South Africa if we get there. GET BURLEY OUT!!!!

Oh yeah, and if he ever dreams of selecting Kris Commons in another squad again, i think that deserves the sack on its own. The guy is chronic!

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comment by Andy (U6728914)

posted Oct 12, 2008

I understand fans anger at Boyd quitting the team, but to be calling him a crap striker !!!!!! If Rangers let him leave on a free transfer I wonder how many of the SPL sides would be queing up to sign him ???

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posted Oct 12, 2008

What an absolute spoilt brat. I'd say good riddance if I was the rest of the Scotland team.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Afghan
That's the first thought that crossed my mind...Why?

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Re Shetland James: it's Kriss Donkey, not Chris Donkey - his parents didn't know how to spell it properly so they made their own version up so that he could look forward to a lifetime of correcting folk who know how it should be spelled

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posted Oct 12, 2008

While I don't agree with Boyd's decision, Burley's choice of commments has to be looked at.

Burley's comment put Boyd's head on the block to cover Burley's own failings.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

afghan andy , you say Boyd aint crap and if he was allowed to leave on a free transfer how many clubs in scotland would want him...........as you just answered there mate ....he's crap

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posted Oct 12, 2008

legend or leg end? Boyd would not have scored against Norway if the match went on for a thousand years.Scotland may have had the better second half, but Carew should have put the Norwegians up by two goals.
Anyway, on this display, the Scots don't deserve to go to a World Cup Final.They will only end up as cannon fodder for Brazil, Argentina, Spain or the rest of the Big Boys.

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comment by Andy (U6728914)

posted Oct 12, 2008

Duncan Ferguson, I think he did have a very good reason for snubbing the SFA, he served prison time because the never backed him.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Hi, England fan here...I think Boyd is well out of order - how disgusting it is to say I will play for my country but only on this condition. Had he been English I'd be quite glad to be shot of him.

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posted Oct 12, 2008

Who knows if Boyd would have scored. But I think George Burley was right. Boyd hasn't proven himself. He's just another Rangers player who's turned his back on Scotland.

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