Mega Thread Port Forum 'General AFL Talk' Thread Part 11

dav3

Premium Platinum
Joined
May 1, 2009
Posts
17,408
Likes
20,330
Location
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Bloody hell, what’s caused Boyd to retire?

For such a **** career he was amazing in that gf
“My decision to retire now is a reflection of issues I’ve had over the past five years both with physical injury and with mental health, and they have now accumulated to a point where I just don’t have the desire to play or the enjoyment of the game I used to have,” Boyd said.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

PatientMental

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Jul 17, 2010
Posts
14,544
Likes
22,104
Location
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
A few players seem to be struggling physically and mentally after winning flags recently. Is it because of the lack of them backing it up or the mental and physical toll required doesnt get outweighed by the euphoria of lack there of from winning a flag.

Lot of "I've worked my whole life for this moment, is that it?"
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

OneGreatClub

Hall of Famer
Joined
Nov 6, 2014
Posts
32,692
Likes
33,414
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
I feel for the fella. Obviously must be in a bad space to give up.
Bulldogs have lucked out here, not having to pay the other 2 million.
I thought it was a ridiculous contract at the time.
Imagine if Swans and Buddy were to do the same.
Clubs making ridiculous offers to get players on long expensive contracts and then not having to see it through.

 

edgie

Hall of Famer
Joined
Apr 27, 2008
Posts
38,516
Likes
40,923
Location
The 'Yabba
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Chael Sonnen: Moral Champion
I feel for the fella. Obviously must be in a bad space to give up.
Bulldogs have lucked out here, not having to pay the other 2 million.
I thought it was a ridiculous contract at the time.
Imagine if Swans and Buddy were to do the same.
Clubs making ridiculous offers to get players on long expensive contracts and then not having to see it through.

Sorry Tom I know you aren't doing the best but that facial hair is horrific.
 

afl2004

Premiership Player
Joined
Feb 7, 2014
Posts
3,132
Likes
4,753
Location
reynella
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Chelsea FC , Boston Red Sox/celtics
I hope people from the Bulldogs/AFLPA continue to look after Boyd well after he's left the game. To give up the opportunity to play sport for a living, at his age, on that sort of money, he must be in a seriously poor head space.
his interview on 360 in 2013 was telling , only at u18s level and he was using school as an escape , was hard on himself and when he couldn't preform it obviously hurt him then add media on to it , he clearly felt trapped and only leaving footy did he have a chance at freeing himself
 

Janus

Dominus Ex Machina
Joined
Sep 9, 2007
Posts
18,533
Likes
46,665
Location
Portland, Oregon
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bulls
I hope people from the Bulldogs/AFLPA continue to look after Boyd well after he's left the game. To give up the opportunity to play sport for a living, at his age, on that sort of money, he must be in a seriously poor head space.
Tom Boyd has made $3m+ from 2015-2019. Playing sport for a living would absolutely suck any enjoyment you would have for the game out of it because it would become your job and all your performances would be endlessly scrutinised by not only your coaches, but the fans and the media as well.

If he invested his money wisely, he has the opportunity to never work again.

Seriously, why would you bother? He’s won a premiership. He’s got money. I’d be retiring early too. Go and enjoy life.
 
Top Bottom