Adam Boyd

NameAdam Mark Boyd
Born25th May 1982 in Hartlepool
RolePlayer, Opposition Player
Period at Club1999-2012
Playing Record *163 Starts + 110 Subs = 273 Games (rank 24th)
79 Goals (rank 8th)
Managerial Record *0 matches; 0 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses
* Competitive first team matches only

Over the course of the next few seasons, Boyd`s appearances for the first team were infrequent. He found the net on a regular basis when given the opportunity, but often found himself left out of the side in favour of more established strikers. Successive Pools managers seemed unable to get the best out of Boyd on a consistent basis. In 2003/04 he seemed to be on his way out of the club when Neale Cooper allowed him to join third division Boston United for a loan spell. Boston were keen to make the move a permanent one but they lacked the funds to pay a transfer fee. Their loss was Pools` gain as Boyd returned home and produced a dazzling end to the season, scoring 12 times in the last ten games as Pools surged from midtable to the play-offs.

The following season saw Boyd finally establish himself as first-choice striker and with the security of a first team place his form and confidence were sky-high. His creative forward play helped to create numerous goals for other players and he weighed in with 29 himself, including a wonderful hat-trick against Sheffield Wednesday. Boyd signed an extension to his Pools contract in 2005, but the season that followed was a bad one for both player and club. Boyd injured his knee early in the season and his recovery was delayed when the knee became infected after surgery. He missed five months of the season and, although he did return to the side, he couldn`t provide the spark to save the club from relegation.

Former Pools manager Mike Newell, who was unsuccessful in an earlier attempt to prise Boyd away from Pools, returned in the summer of 2006 and this time his offer was accepted by the club and Boyd was transferred to Luton Town in July 2006. Boyd had an unhappy time at Kenilworth Road and he made just a handful of first team starts in his year at the Hatters. He moved on to Leyton Orient where he rediscovered some of his old form, scoring 29 goals in his two seasons including a winner against Pools at Brisbane Road in November 2008.

Boyd returned to Hartlepool for a second spell in May 2009. Sadly, the striker was unable to capture the heights of his first spell. He added 19 more goals to his Pools tally, taking him to joint seventh on the all-time list, but he was a largely peripheral figure during his three seasons. A brief flicker of the old fire saw him start the 2011/12 campaign in good form, but he drifted from the first team scene, and started just once in the second half of the season. He was released in May 2012, just a couple of weeks short of his 30th birthday.

DateEvent Description 
25 May 1982201Born in Hartlepool 
May 199926Signed pro contract. Three year deal 
02 Nov 1999101Made first team debut in Football League match against Barnet[view]
03 Dec 200112Signed new contract. Extended until summer 2004 
Feb 200312Signed new contract 
14 Nov 200310Joined Boston United on loan. One month 
Nov 2003 - Feb 2004203Played For Boston United (loan), 14 League Apps, 4 Goals 
16 Dec 200333Extended loan period with Boston United. For another month 
20 Jan 200424Returned to Pools from loan spell at Boston United 
30 Jan 200410Joined Boston United on loan. One month 
27 Feb 20041Agreed terms to join Boston United. Awaiting acceptance from HUFC 
03 Mar 200413Offer from Boston United rejected 
04 Mar 20047Boston United increased offer 
05 Mar 200413Offer from Boston United rejected 
17 Dec 200412Signed new contract. Would have been out of contract in summer 
28 Jul 200627Transferred to Luton Town 
Jul 2006 - Jul 2007203Played For Luton Town, 18 League Apps, 1 Goal 
Jul 2007 - May 2009203Played For Leyton Orient, 77 League Apps, 23 Goals 
02 May 200927Transferred to Pools from Leyton Orient 
12 May 201112Signed new contract 
14 Apr 2012101Made last appearance for first team in Football League match against Chesterfield[view]
10 May 201222Released 

Appearances and Goals

Season First Team (League) First Team (Other) Reserves Youth Team
TOTALS 1361006950 27101010 44121 000
1999/00  04100 02000 000 000
2000/01  32000 01000 000 000
2001/02  1019900 20000 1306 000
2002/03  1111500 21000 805 000
2003/04  1081200 21010 803 000
2004/05  4322230 121700 000 000
2005/06  129400 10000 201 000
2006/07  00000 00000 000 000
2009/10  2515720 22200 203 000
2010/11  910300 41100 702 000
2011/12  1320600 21000 411 000

Goals Breakdown

Competition Goals HomeAway/Neutral Scored 1Scored 2Scored 3+ Penalties
TOTALS 79 5128 52121 13
Football League 69 4425 46101 12
FA Cup 3 21 110 0
League Cup 4 31 400 1
Football League Trophy 1 01 100 0
Football League Playoffs 2 20 010 0
Team Level:
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1999/00 02 Nov 1999Football LeagueBarnetHW3-0Sub0 00n/an/a
1999/00 06 Nov 1999Football LeagueBrighton and Hove AlbionAL0-1Sub0 00n/an/a
1999/00 07 Dec 1999Football League TrophyHalifax TownHW1-0Sub0 00#000000#DA70D6
1999/00 10 Jan 2000Football League TrophyPreston North EndAW2-1Sub0 00#000000#DA70D6
1999/00 05 Feb 2000Football LeagueShrewsbury TownHW1-0Sub1 00n/an/a
1999/00 07 Mar 2000Football LeagueBrighton and Hove AlbionHD0-0Sub0 00n/an/a
2000/01 15 Jul 2000FriendlyAberdeenHW4-3Sub0 00#000000#CCCCCC
2000/01 04 Nov 2000Football LeagueScunthorpe UnitedAL0-3Sub0 00n/an/a
2000/01 11 Nov 2000Football LeagueKidderminster HarriersHW3-1Started0 00n/an/a
2000/01 18 Nov 2000FA CupScunthorpe UnitedAL1-3Sub0 00#000000#6495ED
2000/01 24 Feb 2001Football LeagueMansfield TownHD1-1Sub0 00n/an/a
2000/01 03 Mar 2001Football LeagueYork CityAD1-1Started0 00n/an/a
2000/01 06 Mar 2001Football LeagueRochdaleHD1-1Started0 00n/an/a
2001/02 18 Jul 2001FriendlyBillingham TownAW4-0Sub0 00#000000#CCCCCC
2001/02 29 Sep 2001Football LeagueCarlisle UnitedHW3-1Sub1 00n/an/a
2001/02 05 Oct 2001Football LeagueRushden & DiamondsAL1-2Sub0 00n/an/a
2001/02 13 Oct 2001Football LeagueYork CityHW3-0Started2 00n/an/a
2001/02 16 Oct 2001Football League TrophyBuryHL0-1Started0 00#000000#DA70D6
2001/02 20 Oct 2001Football LeagueTorquay UnitedAL0-1Started0 00n/an/a
2001/02 23 Oct 2001Football LeagueMacclesfield TownAW1-0Sub1 00n/an/a

Games featuring Adam Boyd as an opposition player

Team Level:
SeasonDateCompetitionOppositionVenue ScoreRoleGoalsCards
2007/08 22 Sep 2007Football LeagueLeyton OrientAW4-2Started0 00n/an/a
2007/08 29 Dec 2007Football LeagueLeyton OrientHD1-1Started0 00n/an/a
2008/09 01 Nov 2008Football LeagueLeyton OrientAL0-1Sub1 00n/an/a

Games featuring Adam Boyd as an opposition manager

SeasonDateCompetitionOppositionVenueScoreCards ForCards Against
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