Ask a Saints fan whether they would prefer Buddy for 9 years or Boyd with a flag. The answer lies in their answer.Swans haven't won a flag with Buddy.
Do Bulldogs win the flag against the Swans in 2016 without Boyd? I'm not sure. Buddy is obviously 100x the player Boyd will ever be, but hell I'd pay a lot for a flag.
The question is what is a flag worth? I'd say a hell of a lot. Is it worth one great game for a player that wins you a flag and then is rubbish for years on end? Possibly. As a fan, would you rather watch Buddy for 7 years for 0 flags, or watch Boyd dominate one game that wins you a flag? Flags are very hard to come by...
Well the flag would be my thinking too. I'd happily have Lynch do absolutely nothing for the next 7 years after this one if he kicked 70 goals and 5 in a GF this year to win us a flag. Obviously not looking like it for us though. I'd take that over bringing in Patty Cripps to win a few AAs and Brownlows for himself but no flag for us over the next 7.Ask a Saints whether they would prefer Buddy for 9 years or Boyd with a flag. The answer lies in their answer.
Agreed.hard to say
but boyd did FA during the H&A season. he didnt do anything to get the team into playing finals. he didnt kick any goals in the first 3 finals.
franklin for me, he got the swans into 2 GF. its not his fault the 21 other team-mates ****** up it up for him.
unless boyd can become a star in the next 2 seasons. no comparisons. he is no better than what morton did in 12
One terrible injury (touch wood that it doesn't happen) away from being a gigantic bust.Knowing what we happened I’d re-do the Boyd deal every time.
But I’d take the Buddy deal, 344 goals in 112 games, perennial contenders. Has carried them the last two years, they wouldn’t have been close to finals without him. From what we’ve seen of him this year though (and I know he has had an interrupted pre-season) but I wouldn’t want to be spending $3.9mil on him over the next three years.
He did have a strong finals series pre gf. Then he went karfrknbam.Hard to say. We would have probably made the GF without him based on his impact.
But would we have won the grand final?
Regrets, I've had a fewHe would have to have regrets