Tommy Boyd has gone and I'm sure that everyone connected with Motherwell in any way was sorry to see him go. As well as being a worthy investment he turned out to be one of the most loyal and consistent players of recent times.
He captained the 'Well over two hundred times and is up there with the greats of our club. Like a phoenix out of the ashes of Jock Wallace's departure the YTS kid went on to appear 292 times tor his club, scoring 9 goals (we wont mention the og's Tommy), lifting the First Division Championship and eventually the Scottish Cup.
Along the way he managed to pick up International honours which
were undoubtedly a factor in his eventual departure. His one ordering off is the only blemish in his eight seasons of lst team football but, let's face it, no-one's perfect !
The way he handled himself at all times, on and oft the field, was exemplary and his eventual transfer to Chelsea went smoothly despite the efforts of the tabloid press to impress their readers by speculating and win the "guess the club he's going to" game, they all play.
Many memories will remain : walking off Parkhead with a broken leg, predicting the Scottish Cup winners for 1991 and screaming past many a right back with consumate ease.
One man who will miss him has to be the Coop. Boydie was Coop's legs ! The amount of times Boydie set off up that left wing knowing that Coop would find him. What now Davie ? It remains to be seen how well Tommg can settle at Stamford Bridge. It must have been a gamble to sign for a club with no manager but even Ian Porterfield who has landed that vacancy can be nothing less than pleased than he has a flourishing Internationalist on his books.
I'm sure Boydie would be welcome back at Fir Park anytime and who knows we may even see the return of the YTS kid as coach or manager.
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