Clarets bag Hull's Boyd

Clarets bag Hull's Boyd

Clarets bag Hull's Boyd

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Burnley have confirmed the signing of former Hull City midfielder George Boyd for an undisclosed fee.

The 28-year-old Scotland international, who has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor, started his footballing education with Charlton Athletic in 2000 aged 15, before joining Stevenage Borough in 2001.

Boyd made his debut at The Lamex Stadium at 17 in the 2002/03 season and went on to make 126 appearances for the club, scoring 31 goals before joining Peterborough United in 2007.

At London Road, Boyd’s career took off and the winger’s attacking flair proved pivotal to the clubs back-to-back promotions to the Championship.

Named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2007/08 and 2008/09, his is impressive form continued in the second tier, and after ending his spell at Posh with 297 appearances and 75 goals, Boyd joined Hull City midway through their promotion campaign in 2012/13 on a loan deal with a view to a permanent move.

And after scoring four goals in 13 appearances to help them finish as runners-up in the Championship, as well as bagging the Championship Player of the Month award, he made the permanent switch in May 2013.

The Kent-born attacking midfielder featured 29 times in the Premier League for Steve Bruce’s side, scoring two goals in the 2013-14 campaign as well as coming off the bench in the 2014 FA Cup final against Arsenal.

Speaking of Boyd’s departure from the KC Stadium to Turf Moor, Hull boss Steve Bruce commented “I've been in the game a long time and if all professional footballers were like George Boyd my job would be easy.”

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11:51am Mon 1 Sep 14

jack01 says...

This has all the signs of panic buying from Dyche and Burnley. Sources are suggesting a £3 million fee, which would be staggering for someone with Boyd's record.

No mention of last season's spitting incident and three game ban in the Telegraph's ringing endorsement though.
This has all the signs of panic buying from Dyche and Burnley. Sources are suggesting a £3 million fee, which would be staggering for someone with Boyd's record. No mention of last season's spitting incident and three game ban in the Telegraph's ringing endorsement though. jack01
  • Score: -27

11:55am Mon 1 Sep 14

mjp 53 says...

jack01 wrote:
This has all the signs of panic buying from Dyche and Burnley. Sources are suggesting a £3 million fee, which would be staggering for someone with Boyd's record.

No mention of last season's spitting incident and three game ban in the Telegraph's ringing endorsement though.
And you have paid 1.5 million for a player who got relegated with Yeovil last season, now that is panic buying at its best, but then again you don't have a lot of money do you, unless you sell Rhodes of course. If that happens it will be too late to spend it and the Venkys will trouser all the cash.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: This has all the signs of panic buying from Dyche and Burnley. Sources are suggesting a £3 million fee, which would be staggering for someone with Boyd's record. No mention of last season's spitting incident and three game ban in the Telegraph's ringing endorsement though.[/p][/quote]And you have paid 1.5 million for a player who got relegated with Yeovil last season, now that is panic buying at its best, but then again you don't have a lot of money do you, unless you sell Rhodes of course. If that happens it will be too late to spend it and the Venkys will trouser all the cash. mjp 53
  • Score: 11

11:56am Mon 1 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

If only the jokers from Deadwood could afford to pay £3m for anyone - they all on their knees right now praying that Rhodes doesn't get snapped up for a knock down price-
If only the jokers from Deadwood could afford to pay £3m for anyone - they all on their knees right now praying that Rhodes doesn't get snapped up for a knock down price- Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 11

12:02pm Mon 1 Sep 14

AnotherPounding4Burnley says...

Look all this panic buying talk is just nonsense, this guy won championship player of the month in May last season. Europe here we come.
I just hope he can fit into our long ball merchant style of play, not many midfielders can adjust to watching the ball sail over their heads for 90 minutes. I hope he hasn't had any neck injuries.
Look all this panic buying talk is just nonsense, this guy won championship player of the month in May last season. Europe here we come. I just hope he can fit into our long ball merchant style of play, not many midfielders can adjust to watching the ball sail over their heads for 90 minutes. I hope he hasn't had any neck injuries. AnotherPounding4Burnley
  • Score: -25

12:03pm Mon 1 Sep 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Have to say this a good signing for you lot. This lad has got some talent and given the ability of Dyche to mould his players I see he becoming an asset to you in both football and financial terms. An absolute steal at £3m, and under the guidance of Dyche his value will only rise, you only need to look at what he's done for the careers of Scott Arfield and Dave Jones.

I only wish the Rovers were as financially sound as you lot and that Bowyer could spot talent like Dyche can, then maybe we wouldn't be getting spanked off the likes of Wolves.

Looks like Dyche has bided his time and not broke the bank to bring in a player who will fit into his one club mentality, comes highly rated and I would say he'll prove to be a solid signing with all the attributes to develop into a top player. Be an interesting one to watch.
Have to say this a good signing for you lot. This lad has got some talent and given the ability of Dyche to mould his players I see he becoming an asset to you in both football and financial terms. An absolute steal at £3m, and under the guidance of Dyche his value will only rise, you only need to look at what he's done for the careers of Scott Arfield and Dave Jones. I only wish the Rovers were as financially sound as you lot and that Bowyer could spot talent like Dyche can, then maybe we wouldn't be getting spanked off the likes of Wolves. Looks like Dyche has bided his time and not broke the bank to bring in a player who will fit into his one club mentality, comes highly rated and I would say he'll prove to be a solid signing with all the attributes to develop into a top player. Be an interesting one to watch. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 23

12:08pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Ron Seal says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Have to say this a good signing for you lot. This lad has got some talent and given the ability of Dyche to mould his players I see he becoming an asset to you in both football and financial terms. An absolute steal at £3m, and under the guidance of Dyche his value will only rise, you only need to look at what he's done for the careers of Scott Arfield and Dave Jones.

I only wish the Rovers were as financially sound as you lot and that Bowyer could spot talent like Dyche can, then maybe we wouldn't be getting spanked off the likes of Wolves.

Looks like Dyche has bided his time and not broke the bank to bring in a player who will fit into his one club mentality, comes highly rated and I would say he'll prove to be a solid signing with all the attributes to develop into a top player. Be an interesting one to watch.
YOUR A CLARET PRETENDING TO BE A BLACKBURN FAN AND ITS EMBARRASING!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Have to say this a good signing for you lot. This lad has got some talent and given the ability of Dyche to mould his players I see he becoming an asset to you in both football and financial terms. An absolute steal at £3m, and under the guidance of Dyche his value will only rise, you only need to look at what he's done for the careers of Scott Arfield and Dave Jones. I only wish the Rovers were as financially sound as you lot and that Bowyer could spot talent like Dyche can, then maybe we wouldn't be getting spanked off the likes of Wolves. Looks like Dyche has bided his time and not broke the bank to bring in a player who will fit into his one club mentality, comes highly rated and I would say he'll prove to be a solid signing with all the attributes to develop into a top player. Be an interesting one to watch.[/p][/quote]YOUR A CLARET PRETENDING TO BE A BLACKBURN FAN AND ITS EMBARRASING!!!!!!! Ron Seal
  • Score: -15

12:10pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Well done to your board for at last releasing some money. Talk about leaving until the last miinute though, hope he turns out to be a good buy .
Most Hull fans rate him but he was 'unlikely to get a look in' again at Hull and a fee of 3 million is 'good business' for them.
Well done to your board for at last releasing some money. Talk about leaving until the last miinute though, hope he turns out to be a good buy . Most Hull fans rate him but he was 'unlikely to get a look in' again at Hull and a fee of 3 million is 'good business' for them. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 15

1:14pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well done to your board for at last releasing some money. Talk about leaving until the last miinute though, hope he turns out to be a good buy .
Most Hull fans rate him but he was 'unlikely to get a look in' again at Hull and a fee of 3 million is 'good business' for them.
And more importantly, good business for Burnley. He has a touch of class and can pick a pass and scores goals. More than happy with this signing.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well done to your board for at last releasing some money. Talk about leaving until the last miinute though, hope he turns out to be a good buy . Most Hull fans rate him but he was 'unlikely to get a look in' again at Hull and a fee of 3 million is 'good business' for them.[/p][/quote]And more importantly, good business for Burnley. He has a touch of class and can pick a pass and scores goals. More than happy with this signing. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 3

1:16pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Tatts says...

Where are the Premier League standard players?
Where are the Premier League standard players? Tatts
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Tatts wrote:
Where are the Premier League standard players?
Define Premier League standard?
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Where are the Premier League standard players?[/p][/quote]Define Premier League standard? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 1

3:11pm Mon 1 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well done to your board for at last releasing some money. Talk about leaving until the last miinute though, hope he turns out to be a good buy .
Most Hull fans rate him but he was 'unlikely to get a look in' again at Hull and a fee of 3 million is 'good business' for them.
According to one Hull fan he is brilliant "on his day". I hope there are more of those than not. Can't fault the price though, when players with limited ability are going for ridiculous amounts then 3m ain't bad if he is good most of the time. As I have said so many times, we don't need to buy to win the championship or even get into Europe, just 17th will do nicely thank you very much.
Has Rhodes gone yet?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well done to your board for at last releasing some money. Talk about leaving until the last miinute though, hope he turns out to be a good buy . Most Hull fans rate him but he was 'unlikely to get a look in' again at Hull and a fee of 3 million is 'good business' for them.[/p][/quote]According to one Hull fan he is brilliant "on his day". I hope there are more of those than not. Can't fault the price though, when players with limited ability are going for ridiculous amounts then 3m ain't bad if he is good most of the time. As I have said so many times, we don't need to buy to win the championship or even get into Europe, just 17th will do nicely thank you very much. Has Rhodes gone yet? houseclaret
  • Score: 3

3:14pm Mon 1 Sep 14

houseclaret says...

Tatts wrote:
Where are the Premier League standard players?
We've just bought one. If you're gonna make a comment read the article first oh jealous one.
Has Rhodes gone yet?
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Where are the Premier League standard players?[/p][/quote]We've just bought one. If you're gonna make a comment read the article first oh jealous one. Has Rhodes gone yet? houseclaret
  • Score: -2

7:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

garry_stockton says...

Tatts says where are all the Premier players, I suggest he look at Saturdays Burnley teamsheet.... they were all playing in the Premier league.
PILLOCK
Tatts says where are all the Premier players, I suggest he look at Saturdays Burnley teamsheet.... they were all playing in the Premier league. PILLOCK garry_stockton
  • Score: -1
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