The first weekend of the season was a dream for the former Portland Timbers goal-ace as a home win at Ibrox was followed by Celtic’s defeat at Tynecastle. Unfortunately for Boyd that was as good as it got.
Last Tuesday he watched Malmo beat Steven Gerrard’s stars 2-1 but Steven Davis’ last gasp goal provided hope for the return leg.
Two days later Celtic won 4-2 away to Jablonec but some dodgy defending reassured Boydy that nothing had really changed but the weekend provided the first signs of concern.
Right round ye kris boyd ??? pic.twitter.com/0ljDphgjF4
— TheMadHibee (@hibee_mad) August 10, 2021
??”If you can’t get yourself up for these games there is no point in being at Rangers.”
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) August 10, 2021
Says the guy that couldn’t get himself up for old firm matches and scored , what 1 goal against Celtic
— MD (@MD88991190) August 10, 2021
Sunday brought a 6-0 win for Celtic who leapfrogged their city rivals into top place with Kyogo Furuhashi leading the scoring charts- ahead of Morelos, Roofe, Itten and Sakala.
Last night things became alarming. The £40m pay cheque from UEFA for reaching the Champions League was snatched away by Malmo, a name that has haunted him since 2011.
Antonio Colak and Jon Dahl Tomasson are the names that will haunt Boyd- even worse he faces a day of analysis standing outside Ibrox putting on a brave face knowing full well the consequences of the last time Malmo knocked out a team from Ibrox out of the Champions League.