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George Boyd | Forward

Team: Burnley
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 174

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George Boyd looks to be an attractive budget option for Burnley as he has settled in nicely since his move from Hull City.
Boyd has averaged 11 points per game over Burnley's last two matches which included a goal against an upstart West Ham side. Despite not scoring last weekend, he showed he can still salvage some fantasy points by winning seven tackles and intercepting two passes. While not recommended in a tough fixture at The Emirates this weekend, the Clarets schedule becomes very friendly for a long stretch once they play the Gunners and Boyd will provide some solid returns in that period. Oct 29 - 1:54 PM


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Burnley midfielder George Boyd was impressive in the team's loss to West Ham over the weekend.

Boyd scored Burnley's only goal on the day and came out with an impressive 16 fantasy points. We still don't like him. Boyd plays on the worst attacking team in the league and has only eight shots on the season(only one on target). Considering this week he had more fantasy points than he's had the rest of the season combined, we're staying away from him in any and all formats.
Source: ESPN FC
Oct 22 - 7:46 PM

Burnley have signed George Boyd from Premier League rivals Hull City.

A fee in the region of £3million is thought to have been agreed between Burnley and Hull, with Boyd signing a three-year contract at Turf Moor. The 28-year-old attacking midfielder will add some depth and Premier League experience to the Burnley squad, having featured in 28 games for Hull last season, scoring two goals.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 1 - 6:44 AM

Steve Bruce handed George Boyd a start upon returning from a three match ban for spitting on Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, and the midfielder rewarded his manager by scoring the game-winner as Hull City defeated Swansea City 1-0.

Boyd had been mostly a fringe player for the Tigers this season, making several more appearances from the bench than starts heading into today's match, but Steve Bruce must have felt Boyd deserved a chance to redeem himself, and the boss was right. Liam Rosenior, who is a crossing specialist, sent another perfect cross to the back post in the latter stages of the first half, and Boyd was there to head it in. Bruce has been a joy to watch manage this season, given the talent he has to work with, changing tactics and shuffling XI's to get the most out of what he has. The win should solidify their place in the top flight next season.
Apr 5 - 12:15 PM

Hull, having spent the early part of the summer bolstering their defense, are now looking to the attack with a bid for Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

There are two solid reasons to make this move. At 23 year-old, the 6'2 Austin has scored 41 goals in 82 matches for Burnley. The combination of his age and scoring in the Championship mean there is some chance he can be a productive forward in the Premier League. Even should that fail and Hull be relegated, he is a proven scorer a level down and would be a great asset to another promotion campaign. Assuming his wages aren't too high, this is a prudent move for Hull.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 02:46:00 PM