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daniel3

daniel3

Anthony Mundine ‏@Anthony_MundineWanna say lot of peeps deal with problems differently! All I wanna see is @BenBarba03 back killing it! bra **** all haterz & thosetalkinshitAnthony Mundine ‏@Anthony_MundineNow just let the man get through his problems & comeback to what he does best #runshit keep your head up my man! Stay strong ✊Right into his corner now. Leae him alone Choc. 
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Slinky

Slinky

He must have accidentally tripped walking through the door.
How else would an intelligent adult smash a TV and put a whole through the wall and drop a wine bottle.

It's chowda! 
Bushman

Bushman

Letts not worry any more about Darius , he has now qualified to go to the Rotters and will be heading their. 
bulldogsette

bulldogsette

He's depressed can't follow
Uncle Wayne 
Nancy

Nancy

Bulldogs were never after Boyd some crackpot goes on twitter then everyone believes it is true and starts spreading the rumour as fact. I am sure Hasler has had his fill with managing depressed players such as Barba and Keating and others. 
hounddog

hounddog

I feel sorry for Boyd as he may just be a lonely person without a lot of friends and family and apparently Wayne was a bit of a father figure.
I am not sure if it is true but it is one story doing the rounds.
I don't think we should sign him...... but these issues may be affecting his price.
Then again there is always Canberra, not that that place is a cure for depression. 
hounddog

hounddog

How I meant to say that was if we wants to come back to football ... some club is going to have to take punt on him at some stage.
Probably not at the Dogs, but I hope he gets his act together and gets another chance if we wants it. 
steveswr

steveswr

Hounddog..its not true...the chicken consented. 
Balso

Balso

All that idle chatter about Darius Boyd from the Great Balso can be put down to desperation for a quality fullback . I can now see the error of my ways . 
hounddog

hounddog

@Balso Yes, I was one who originally thought Boyd would be a good idea,...... then I changed my mind.
But after Nancy's post I would like to see him get another chance somewhere.
Perhaps he still has a contract with Newcastle.
Our club has had a lot of issues with "high maintenance" players in the past, generally they are not worth the hassle.
But many footballers seem to have had a tough upbringing, it often seems the most talented ones have the most issues. I think our club has a supportive environment. but from past evidence that has not always worked. 
Nancy

Nancy

@hounddog Never a fan of Boyd but wish him all the best. How many times do footballers pull out the depression card when they do something wrong? In saying that, when you burst into tears at halftime of a game something is wrong, it happened to Maitua also. Warning signs are missed all the time.

You couldn't get better help than at Canterbury but I don't think they want to go down that road again anytime soon.

 
Marki_V1

Marki_V1

It's s real shame that exceptional players like Boyd and Barba end up suffering depression. I am dumbfounded as to how thus disease/condition can attack a human being at the peak of their performances. It's something you would tend to associate on the complete opposite side of the spectrum.

In the case of Boyd, I believe it is just a hiccup and will pass as soon as he moves on from Newcadtle, but with Barba I'm not sure he'll ever get back to his best.

Could it be peptides? 
Slinky

Slinky

I had a friend who was the happiest person you could ever meet. From the outside. Took his own life late last year. It is a disease. 
hounddog

hounddog

@Marki In some cases, the problems come from their childhood or unresolved issues in their life.
Or it could have some biological / chemical basis.
It don't think it is a hiccup for Boyd, but the can overcome or manage his problems he could come back better than ever.
My personal view on Barba is that is personal problems may have contributed to his performance in the past as it may have been the driving motivation.
With Barba the underlying talent is still there, but he needs to recover his motivation / confidence.
You could say the mental side of getting footballers ready to play is harder than the physical sided.
As sport gets more professional all teams will have mind coaches, counselors, welfare workers etc. As hope clubs can help get some players lives back on track.
It would be good if players came with no issues, some do, but there are probably more players with issues that we don;t know about. 
bulldogsette

bulldogsette

Bulldogs twitter saying stay tuned for an announcement later tonight
What could it be??? 
BloodyNora

BloodyNora

My guess is it's the Inu to Union thing again. It's all over the news pages & rumour mill again today. 
bulldogsette

bulldogsette

Probably confirming lichaa 
Bushman

Bushman

If twitter were referring to our signing of a FB you can be sure that it was once again someone peddling BS, I don't mean the Brett Stuart. 
Nancy

Nancy

As usual the twitter frenzy wrong, Tim Browne extends his contract for a further year till end of '16. 
annav3

annav3

tough week in the office Nancy hit me up with some good bulldogs news :) 
Nancy

Nancy

Don't you love how the Bulldogs hype something so people get into a frenzy only to be let down with a minor extension? They are so cruel:)) 
Nancy

Nancy

@annav3 What do want to hear, lets see .... is it Brett or Kurtley or Jarrod or good old Josh ? The soap opera continues and like all good soap operas it goes on and on and on ..... 
Slinky

Slinky

How come we do so well at the commonwealth games and break all records competing against Fiji but seriously suck at the Olympics 
BloodyNora

BloodyNora

I didn't know C'bury were after Karmichael Hunt (600-700k). Well they missed out, another one off to Union. 
Marki_V1

Marki_V1

Bummer. KHunt is a good player. Could have been a good acquisition. 
steveswr

steveswr

Was Harmichael the first player to do the mid air on the spot skip which seems to be a part of the running routine of just about every fullback & winger going round nowadays. 
hounddog

hounddog

I see Manly are talking about extending Watmough and Matai, but so far not BS.
I've also come to the conclusion that Gutherson is the best young fullback going around.
So the Gutherson/Stewart situation is bit similar to DCE/Hodko.
Stewart is probably the better, player but Gutherson is young and fast and seems to have the complete skill set.
If Manly extend Stewart the Dogs or another club could pounce on Gutherson.
Manly may weight it all up and decide to release BS, or he may have a release clause as mentioned by Nancy.
We need to improve our scouting / recruitment and player development, but short term it is fun poaching Manly players....... 

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