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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Fantastic career and hope he goes out a double premiership player.
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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    A Bulldog champ! Thanks Matthew Boyd for all you have done for our club. We will miss you. As nearly every poster has said a great career with the top achievement our premiership last year. Would be cool to see him involved somewhere at the club in the future.
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    Who can forget this great match winning goal:

    Premierships: SENIORS - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, 2014, 2016 . AFL 1954, 2016. RESERVES - 1938, 1945, 1962, 1988, 1994, 1998. UNDER 19S - 1954. Other Premierships - Championship of Victoria 1924. VFL Night Series 1963-64, 1967, 1970. Preseason Cup, 2010.

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    A typical crunching tackle:

    Premierships: SENIORS - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, 2014, 2016 . AFL 1954, 2016. RESERVES - 1938, 1945, 1962, 1988, 1994, 1998. UNDER 19S - 1954. Other Premierships - Championship of Victoria 1924. VFL Night Series 1963-64, 1967, 1970. Preseason Cup, 2010.

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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Such a legend of our Footy club. Glad he gets to go out on his terms.Hard to see him not remaining part of the club in some capacity
    Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooner View Post
    Fantastic career and hope he goes out a double premiership player.
    He already is. One of four players to win both day and night premierships in our club's history. But yes, I get what you mean.
    Matty Boyd Career highlights:

    Captain: 2011-2013 - Night Premiership Side: 2010 - Premiership side: 2016 - Charles Sutton Medal: 2009, 2011, 2012 - All Australian team: 2009, 2011, 2016 - International Rules Series: 2008, 2010 - AFL Life Member - Western Bulldogs Life Member - Record Games Played by a Rookie - 8th Most Games Played for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - 66th Most Goals Kicked for Footscray Western Bulldogs - Most Finals Won by any Footscray/Western Bulldogs Player

    Bob Murphy Career highlights:

    Captain: 2015-2017 - Night Premiership Side: 2010 - All Australian team: 2011, 2015 as Captain - AFLPA Best Captain 2015 - Rising Star Nominee & Most Promising player: 2001 - Best Team Player: 2003 -Runner Up, Charles Sutton Medal: 2011 & 2015 - International Rules Series: 2002, 2003 - AFL Life Member - Western Bulldogs Life Member - 6th Most Games Played for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - 27th Most Goals Kicked for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - Captain of Western Bulldogs in Premiership year 2016

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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Who can forget this great match winning goal:

    One of, if not, my favourite goals. It was awesome in the stand cheering him on like Makybi Diva with two hundred to go, and then everyone losing our shit when he got it. Good times. Thanks Matthew.
    Matty Boyd Career highlights:

    Captain: 2011-2013 - Night Premiership Side: 2010 - Premiership side: 2016 - Charles Sutton Medal: 2009, 2011, 2012 - All Australian team: 2009, 2011, 2016 - International Rules Series: 2008, 2010 - AFL Life Member - Western Bulldogs Life Member - Record Games Played by a Rookie - 8th Most Games Played for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - 66th Most Goals Kicked for Footscray Western Bulldogs - Most Finals Won by any Footscray/Western Bulldogs Player

    Bob Murphy Career highlights:

    Captain: 2015-2017 - Night Premiership Side: 2010 - All Australian team: 2011, 2015 as Captain - AFLPA Best Captain 2015 - Rising Star Nominee & Most Promising player: 2001 - Best Team Player: 2003 -Runner Up, Charles Sutton Medal: 2011 & 2015 - International Rules Series: 2002, 2003 - AFL Life Member - Western Bulldogs Life Member - 6th Most Games Played for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - 27th Most Goals Kicked for Footscray/Western Bulldogs - Captain of Western Bulldogs in Premiership year 2016

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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Absolute champion. An inspirational player that many have looked up to. Will miss watching him play but has provided many memories. Thank you Keith.

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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullies View Post
    Matty Boyd is also the Grand Nephew of the "Peanut Man" who used to walk around the Western Oval selling peanuts for 20c a bag
    Obviously you are still a mere child Bullies, when I was young the cry was "Peanuts, shilling a bag, Peanuts", the same price as the Footy Record then.

    And I must have a thing for half backs. My favourite footballers over the years have been EJ, John Jillard, Dale Morris, Matthew Boyd and Daniel Cross. How lucky was I to have Matthew, Crossy and Dale in the same team?

    Thanks Matthew for all your good years, and great performances, and wishing you all the best for a great future. My fingers are now crossed to see you go out as a dual Premiership player.
    I stopped fighting my inner demons,
    We are on the same side now.

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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Quality guy to have at the club and I think it's more than fair to say he got the most out of abilities. He should be extremely proud of what he has achieved. You have to respect the way he has conducted himself.
    Great. I need one more thing. Soda. Yeah, I don't want my guys paying for soda. I want you to stock my machine for three years. I'm serious.

    "Lets roll and hey...lets do it to them before they do it to us"

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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    He's right up there in my book behind Westy. You can have your flash goal kickers and spekky takers. They're the icing. But give me a player who can get the ball out in heavy traffic, creates the passage to the goals and runs up and down the ground for 120 minutes; they're the cake.

    Let's send him out on a high.

    Boyddddyyyyyyyyyy!

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    Congratulations on such a great career Keithy. He is a true professional the way he went about forging a career from football. He got the most out of himself and set the benchmark for others to follow. He took the captaincy through a very tough period and lead from the front. His leadership on the field last year as well can't be underestimated. Finishing up with 3 b&f's, 3 AA's and most importantly a premiership player just goes to show how blessed we were to call him a Bulldogs player. He can hold his head very very high with everything he has given to our great club and he leaves it in pretty good shape too.
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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by aker39 View Post
    He is not an honorary life member, he is a life member.

    The prerequisite for AFL Life Memberships is 300 games, which as you said, includes pre season and international games.

    There are plenty of AFL Life Members who didn't play 300 H&A and Finals games.

    It is a handy thing to have. 2 free tickets to every AFL game, including finals, for life. They also get invited to official AFL lunches at games a couple of times a year.
    The Honorary bit is a title. It means his life membership has been "conferred as an honour" and earned as opposed to a normal member who has to renew their membership and pay the membership fee. Libba is another life member who didn't get to 300 club games but played 300 AFL sanctioned games with Victorian and Pre Season games and IR games incl included.

    Two tickets to the Grand Final every year would be great.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooner View Post
    Fantastic career and hope he goes out a double premiership player.
    Wouldn't that be a result!
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    Some highlights

    Premierships: SENIORS - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, 2014, 2016 . AFL 1954, 2016. RESERVES - 1938, 1945, 1962, 1988, 1994, 1998. UNDER 19S - 1954. Other Premierships - Championship of Victoria 1924. VFL Night Series 1963-64, 1967, 1970. Preseason Cup, 2010.

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    Re: Matthew Boyd - Announces Retirement

    Thanks Matthew for your wonderful contribution. The photo with you and Dahlhaus holding and looking at the cup is one of my faves. Hope you enjoy the next chapter in your life too and suspect you have more to give to the footy community. Rather selfishly I hope you can help guide 'Scray to vfl premiership glory if you are not able to break into afl side again.

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