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Bshredder
Post #1
Monday December 3, 2012 4:01am

Joined Aug 2011
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So Terrence Boyd is playing well but it's impossible to know where he is at as a player.

The Austrian league is terrible. I've been watching it and it is just poor. It's much worse than MLS, SPL, Allsvenskan, or Tippenligaen.

This year in Europe has been beyond bad for Austrian Bundesliga clubs and it's going to affect everyone in the league. Defending champion Salzburg crashed out of the UCL qualifiers with an embarassing loss to a semipro team from Luxembourg. This year Rapid are the worst team in the Europa League group stage.

I know Boyd is getting a chance to play in Vienna and get his pro career started, but he's better than this. Is he improving? Can he get better in this league? We don't know.

Hopefully he can leave after this season.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #2
Monday December 3, 2012 4:44am

Joined Nov 2012
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There are a lot of reports saying that Liverpool and BR have been scouting him. As a Red, I would love to see another American at Liverpool. I think we will sign two strikers in January.....one young, promising striker and proven veteran. I think he would get games.....Cup games and the occasional league game then can play in the U-21s with Next Gen Series to keep form.

logicpwn
Post #3
Monday December 3, 2012 4:52am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 25
If he does leave I am hoping he heads to the Eredivisie which is a development and feeder league. Remember he is still young and he needs to have playing time to further develop. I believe he would get a lot of playing time and he would become a better striker if he goes to Eredivisie. Altidore looks like he finally found his groove by scoring (club level, not yet with the USMNT). Then hopefully he can go to a big club after a couple of seasons.

Coach Kev
Savannah, GA
Post #4
Monday December 3, 2012 4:55am

Joined Aug 2012
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I'd hate to see another young American forward go to the EPL. He will never get a realistic shot there. I would much rather see him return to the Bundesliga. Even Bundesliga2 would be better.
Bayern fan and American Outlaw
USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #5
Monday December 3, 2012 5:11am

Joined Nov 2012
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Normally I would agree with you Kev but BR isn't afraid to play young players. He brought on a 16 year old striker in one Europa game....and is playing a 17 year old every game with Morgan, Yesil, and Suso getting games at 18, 19, and 19....if he can play..he will play. As far as development....the academy at LFC is one the best in the world....and BR runs a system similar to JK.

Jglaube
California
Post #6
Monday December 3, 2012 9:24am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 77
He needs to finish this year, and next year there consistently scoring goals, and than a big transfer will happen.

MSantoine
Post #7
Monday December 3, 2012 1:04pm

Joined Nov 2012
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What about the Danish league? If he joined a team like AaB, Ob, or Randers, or even joined with Parkhurst. It'd be a step up but you'd think he'd still be in the mix for plenty of minutes. They should keep there 5 europe spots (especially if Copenhagen advances in europa). Plays in a league that cares more about defenses and could really get a chance to show what he can to ala COB

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #8
Monday December 3, 2012 4:12pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Thats why I was hopeful it would have been just a loan to Rapid, but alas he signed a contract. Yes the Austrain Bundesliga is poor. And it's hard to gauge Boyds talent level, but he is scoring goals, and is one of Rapids best players already which should catch more teams eyes in better leagues. I would like to see him go back to the German Bundesliga before considering the EPL, but I guess Liverpool is showing some interest in him already.

Bshredder
Post #9
Monday December 3, 2012 4:21pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
I follow these leagues regularly and even I was shocked at how poor the Austrian Bundesliga has become after watching entire games this year. The past five years have been a steep, steep dropoff in the league.

The fact is that with the such poor performances in Europe from both Rapid and Salzburg, the situation is likely to get even worse. What decent player is going to want to go there?

I like Boyd but it's hard to get a read on how well he's playing. The only thing we know is that he's not good enough for Dortmund and he's better than the Austrian Bundesliga. That's a gap as wide as the Pacific Ocean.

m vann
Post #10
Monday December 3, 2012 7:50pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 8
The best way to gain interest is to keep scoring. No one scouts a forward who doesn't score. The higher the number the faster he will get out of the Austrian Bundesliga. That's my theory. Boyd's improved his game in Austria but he's still very much a raw talent. His deficiencies are certainly correctable and with better competition and environment, that raw talent becoms concrete. I don't know what league is best for Boyd. The 1st/2nd Bundesliga obviously comes to mind but going to say a good Danish, Dutch, Belgian, or Norweigan side like Rosenborg or Molde certainly couldn't hurt. In the mean time, all Boyd needs to do is put his head down, work hard, and continue to bang-in goals.

krelmatrix
Munich
Post #11
Monday December 3, 2012 8:55pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 56
If he keeps up his current level for a full season in Austria, I expect Boyd will end up somewhere in 2.BL for 2013/14. He's having a solid season, but a 21 year-old performing well in Austria isn't exactly enough to get anybody's panties wet. 2.BL would be a steeper ladder than Gatt had with moving from Austria to Norway, but Boyd should be up for the challenge.

The Liverpool rumor is laughable. I also heard that Real Madrid were in a bidding war with Chelsea for Josh Gatt and that Gregg Berhalter is going to succeed Alex Fergusen at ManU. At least I think that's what the crazy guy on the street corner was screaming at the passers-by.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #12
Monday December 3, 2012 9:30pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
Original post from krelmatrix

The Liverpool rumor is laughable. I also heard that Real Madrid were in a bidding war with Chelsea for Josh Gatt and that Gregg Berhalter is going to succeed Alex Fergusen at ManU. At least I think that's what the crazy guy on the street corner was screaming at the passers-by.


LFC rumor.....not really. You must not know BRodge that well.

krelmatrix
Munich
Post #13
Monday December 3, 2012 9:34pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 56
Original post from USnLFCfan

LFC rumor.....not really. You must not know BRodge that well.


So their Dempsey pursuit was a big smokescreen all along to keep Tottenham off Boyd's trail??

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #14
Monday December 3, 2012 9:46pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,410
Original post from krelmatrix

So their Dempsey pursuit was a big smokescreen all along to keep Tottenham off Boyd's trail??


Haha......maybe Tottenham always seem to go after players that LFC is scouting. BR really wanted Dempsey, FSG shut that door. He has said that they plan on adding a few attacking players...and from sources that are usually right when it comes to LFC....they say two strikers (one young, promising and a proven vet goalscorer) then a winger. It wouldn't surprise me if he is scouting Boyd, he is known for picking players out of random leagues, ie Oussama Assaidi, and Boyd fits the young, promising striker mold and has scored some spectacular goals.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #15
Monday December 3, 2012 10:05pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
i think he'd do better in a champoinship side, or in the SPL. I could even see him going to one of the middle-of-the-table French Ligue 1 sides, like Nancy or Sochaux. I'm sure he would do well in 2.BL but i don't know if that would be enough of a challenge for him. He was probably a single successful loan spell from breaking into the Dortmund first team, and i hold him in the same regard as Jozy, in that he needs a new challenge, but not "too much, too soon"

wherever he goes, he's got a bright future ahead of him...I just hope he can stay fit and keeps a good attitude about him.

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