He was also dominant in a game against Adelaide, kicking 100% of our goalsRyan Murphy, although he was more a half-season wonder. Played the latter half of 2006 and was a big part of our team that won 9 in a row and ended up in a prelim. Kicked 22.8 in 12 games as a foil for Pav and made a name for himself as a dead-eye. Kicked a total of 19 goals in the following 4 years and then was gone for good. Kicked 50 goals over a 7-year career and almost half of those came in that 2006 stretch. I'm not sure anyone outside of Freo remembers him.
We tried and failed to find a competent tall fwd to put next to Pav over his career and scarily he was possibly the best we had. In 17 years.
EDIT: I know it doesn't jump out as a particularly noteworthy contribution but for context: that year we had our first top 4 finish, our greatest ever winning streak, our first finals win and were a game away from a GF, and none of it may have happened if not for Spud Murphy randomly getting good for a bit.
JonI reckon older Footscray supporters can help me out but I seem to remember a Con Gorizidis who had one sensational season then vanished back to the VFA. I remember watching Hawthorn v Footscray at Princes Park in the 80 s and the Footscray fans screaming “CON!” every time he tried to take a specky.
Hahaha, this is gold. Tom Boyd was an amazing investment, his career obviously didn't pan out as we'd have hoped but to call him a waste of money is hilarious. He's a Bulldogs legend.
He was good when it counted in the GF. That's the best you can say about Tom Boyd.Clueless. We'll still have only 1 flag to our name without him. Ask any bulldogs person if they'll do the deal again and I guarantee not a single one would turn it down.