Allardyce Talks Of Scientific Approach and Kieron Dyer

As the training is about to start at Newcastle next week Sam Allardcye has talked about his methods and how he will start to monitor each player at Newcastle. He has also been candid in saying Kieron Dyer is going nowhere.

That’s interesting – maybe Sam can finally get the best out of him – he certainly owes Newcastle much after eight years at the club.


Kieron Dyer

Here’s what Sam had to say about the training facilities and training methods:

“We will monitor each individual from day one, building up their all-round fitness and ability.
It is true we won’t even be training as a group. It will be individual programs or small groups. Then we will focus on how we want the team to play. I want to make the training ground a better place.
It is like a squash club converted.
It isn’t a place for professional footballers to work on a day-to-day basis.
My vision is to create an all-encompassing building that will excite everybody who walks through the door, every day.’

So it will be interesting to see how the players react to this new training regime. We hear it better be in a positive way because Sam has no patience for players who doubt his methods. In this sense it’s Sam’s way or the highway for any player that doubts the system.

Allardyce has also blasted the rumors that Kieron Dyer is leaving the club – and insists Dyer has a big part to play in his plans at Newcastle after holding multiple talks with the player.

“Anyone saying that I want Kieron to leave is talking utter rubbish,”
“He is one of the successes of last year in that he appears to have overcome his major injury problems.
“I have spoken to Kieron. He is such a versatile player that he can get used in a number of positions and that can be difficult for him sometimes.
“But I will take the brunt of it if he has to be moved around. We want to grow together.”

We’re sure most fans would like Dyer to finally show the potential he has always possessed – but for one reason or another never seems to produce it in a sustained manner.

We look forward to the training starting next week before the lads jet off to their Austria camp as they try to gel as a team and as individuals. We’re sure there’ll be some good news coming out of the training camp next week – or should I say the squash club.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • LiamBirchy8

    Jul 1, 2007 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #1

    dyer is a match winner when he plays well and was probably a great help in our season when he returned. Hopefully Sam can get the best out of him and make him a consitent performer

  • Ed Harrison

    Jul 1, 2007 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #2

    We sure hope so – no doubt Kieron has always had the talent.

  • Soren

    Jul 1, 2007 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m very excited about Sams approach with science and football together. Looking forward to the beginning of training, and see how the player will react to this “new” way of training/monitoring. Hopefully it is that mix, of science and football, that will make some of our players, with huge potential – some might even call them sleepers, to shine brighter than ever.

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 1, 2007 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #4

    [:(!] My initial thoughts were ‘gutted’. Because I have been utterly sickened by both Dyers performances and attitude over the last few years.
    But on reflection, if BSA can get him playing better, with a good attitude then I would rather have him playing for us than against us.
    He may be 28 but is still capable of some serious pace and thats just what we need.
    Still think his wages are way OTT though, but then I suppose thats the way it is these days!

  • Dan

    Jul 1, 2007 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Its time to move him on, best sell him now and get some money which could be spent on Giles Barnes. Dyer’s versitility is an asset no doubt, but i still question his motivation and fitness. Im a big fan of Sam and really think he s the right man but we’re starting to think of him as some sort of miracle worker!!

  • craig chisholm

    Jul 1, 2007 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #6

    i think it is interesting that sam has came out with all guns blazing regarding dyer staying but has hardly said bollocks about owen and we have had to put up with some serious crap over his future for over two months now – interesting eh. if you are going to be talking about match winning mid-fielders then i think the most appealing prospect for next season has to be joey barton. i think he is better than lampard and thats the truth. just need to control the off pitch antics and we will have one hell of a player and not even in his prime yet. if dyer maintained the high levels that he is capable of all season long and not just when he feels liek it then i would say that i agree, keep him…. will he do this though. plus with geremi coming in at probably right back where the hell are we going to be putting dyer/solano/milner. he is going to be playing barton for sure 100%, so that leaves three berths up for grabs- does he go milner on left or zogbia (by the way – what the hell is happening with the zog??), we have emre and butt thrown into the melting pot too eh. one prospect that i really like the look of is edmilson, christ he is good, i think it would be worth getting him now even if he can not play til october, who cares. he is 31 (i think) and has another 4-5 years in him and he will be free. has to be a good deal.

  • AndyT

    Jul 2, 2007 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #7

    I think bringing Joey Barton in may be the best thing that happened to Newcastle with respect to Dyer’s performances. He wont be an automatic starter (I dont think such a thing will exist in BSA’s squad) The same would be true at any of the big 4 – Can you see Wenger picking him over Fabregas, Benitez picking him over Gerrard, “The chosen one” picking him over Lampard or Furgeson picking him over Scholes – no? me neither. But when Dyer has a point to prove and actually puts the effort in instead of throwing his toys out of the pram and spitting his dummy out after them – he can be a fantastic player. His pace is amazing, and when he’s in the right mood, he gets back and harries the opposition. I think his final ball is poor and his goal scoring too low – but I think he has the ability to correct those with the right help. I’d quite like to give him a year with Alardyce to see if he can polish the rough edges off him. It’s a risk though , becuase if we give him another year, then he won’t be worth much to the club transfer wise heading into the last year of his contract – and Dyer has the personality to sit and take the wages while waiting to become a free agent.


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