Newcastle Shouldn’t Let Dyer Go on the Cheap


As far as Kieron Dyer is concerned it’s finally got round to the only London club that would take him – West Ham.

Tottenham will not match the ₤80K/week he is getting at Newcastle and now Dyer is trying to get Newcastle to reduce the transfer fee below the reported ₤5M they are asking for an England player at the height of his playing powers.

These modern footballers are just too used to getting all their own way – unlike most of the rest of us in the real world.

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Kieron Dyer


One thing Dyer has probably found out over the last week is that he is very very well paid for what he does at Newcastle. With all of his injuries of the past not many clubs are now willing to pay those wages and that transfer fee. Dyer’s found somebody who will pay his wages now he wants Newcastle to lose out further by dropping their fee so he gets all his own way – the deal would then be totally in his favor.

As we hinted yesterday – but there’s always West Ham – and that’s what it has quickly come around to. Not that West Ham were Kieron’s first choice – but Spurs’ wage structure will not allow them to get anywhere near the wages Kieron receives.

Now Kieron is after the fee being reduced but why should Newcastle do this? In real life work it is not always possible to solve all family problems – and what businesses usually do is their very best for their employee – but they also have to ensure the business is protected. That’s exactly what Sam said last week and he’s totally right.

This is what Big Sam told Sky Sports yesterday:

“£4M is too low in today’s prices. In today’s market, for a player like Kieron Dyer who is 27 years old, a top, top player in the Premier League and an England international.”

“It’s a gross under valuation by West Ham.”

In employment you sometimes have to work away from your family – and most do not get paid ₤80K/week for that inconvenience. Maybe the family could move to Newcastle and visit Ipswich as much as they can – it’s only for five years or so in any case.

Yes we know it’s important to keep players happy – but Newcastle have said they’ll try to fix Kieron’s problem but it also has to be right for the club. Letting him go at a reduced price is not the right thing for Newcastle to do.

Seems to us Dyer wants it all his way – maybe he’ll have to lump it and stay at Newcastle where Sam could try to arrange another solution with Kieron. But that will not happen because Dyer’s probably now set on leaving the club as a mindset – and it will very likely happen – we just hope Newcastle get the fee for Dyer they deserve after all they’ve done for him these last eight years.

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22 comments so far

  • Mick G

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Perhaps Dyer could give some of the wages he’s had over the last few seasons to subsidise his transfer.Say spurs give £4M and Dyer give £3M the situation would be resolved,but the thought of a selfish, egotistical premiership footballer giving something back ,it just isn’t going to happen.

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  • P.collins

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Chopra went to Sunderland for 5m Nugent 5+ to Portsmouth and many other players have gone elsewere in the same price region. Sam does right holding out for more cash, at least 7m and try for Wright Phillips instead of Smith, he would be an ideal replacement! Dyer is British Beef who should not be sold on the cheap unhappy or not.

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  • Alex

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    We should try a swap deal Dyer for Anton Ferdinand we need defenders and i think big sam can turn Ferdinand into a top international.

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  • apan

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4

    il swap dyer for upson! haha ferdinand is not bad he played with steven taylor for under 21 right? should be a good future player but his the party type so tyneside wont suit him that much,he would prob be jetlag during matches because he went to party!

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  • Norman

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Just get rid of the posinous, treacharous, big headed, creep. During robsons reign this little s**t was the one responsible for the anarchy and if he had been dealt with at the time who knows. All he wants to do is pomp and pose and play for england. Get rid now and good riddance

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  • david veitch

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    I sincerely hope Dyer is not a Newcastle player come the 11th August.
    Sam is winkling out the weak links and building a real team, and judging by the preseason performances the players know it. That means tow the line or you are out. ( Also Allardyce has to be diplomatic in his statements on Dyer for financial reasons only).
    Expect the likes of Babayaro and Carr to be next if they don’t buck up their ideas.

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  • Hammy

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Sorry Alex,
    Ferdinand is just another “bling” merchant, frying pan/fire springs to mind.
    If suitable offers don’t come in I’d let him rot….we’ve let far too many big money buys go for nothing…..Viana…Marcellino…Robert…Boumsong…at the end of the day it was the fans money FFS was spending. Big Sam is spot on to try and get the going rate for Dire.

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  • yj

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    yea upson will be a good deal=)

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  • Arthur Prince

    Aug 1, 2007 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #9

    a very good article ED . Absolutely on the mark . I do hope BSA is backed up to the hilt by the novice football club owners . I agree it makes sense to run the business properly from a financial point of view but all the other clubs are not standing still so we have a lot of having to run harder and faster to get to top 6 this year and MA and CM must understand that so it seems good to hear BSA saying that everyone in mangement is working hard to sort out the problems . I dont want to hear talk of Keegan or even Shearer coming into the the comments and upsetting BSA –poor blokes only been post for 5 mins and he has had a lot to sort out so everyone must pill together esp management

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  • Alex

    Aug 1, 2007 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Hammy your right that he has a bling factor but Sam can knock that out of him.Better to take a chance on him than keep a over paid player on the payroll.

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  • George

    Aug 1, 2007 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #11

    It is about time that the Comic Relief Press were brought to task with regards to thier lastest “STORIES”. Dont theses so called uneducated, lying, scumbag reporters realise that we want the truth , not a load of shit.
    It was bad enough at the weekend with the rumours, but after yeaterday saying we have to sell OFM to finance a deal is an absolute disgrace and very unsettling to the players. Dyer, nobody gives a rats arse about due to his attitude. We saved his career medically, but he has to lie through his back teeth to get away, well heres one you can chew on, it looks very likely that west ham is the only club that wants you.
    OFM has become a toon favourite and reports of his status were disturbing, even more so when you consider the Newcastle Chronicle gave nearly all its back pagee to this story and only a couple of lines from the clubs denial.
    They say we need the money to buy Alan Smith, why do we need Alan Smith, is this not an old story been risen again to cause more shit. Plus Fulham going to buy N`Zogbia. Christ were does it end. My answer to this, if all us Toon supporters stopped buying these toublesome papers for a week, there editors would soon start to complain, so why dont we give them some of there own medicine, lets give them shit.
    Last night i think SA put to bed all these rumours, yet with all the press that was there, hardly a thing in this mornings papers, again if they printed what was said there would be a load of red faces, and eating of poisoned humble pie amongst the media this morning.
    For christs sake get of Newcastles backs and give us a fair crack of the whip. Concentrate on the clubs that deserve this crap i.e. West Ham, Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool, as these are the clubs that seem to be rocking a few boats with transfers.

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  • Sturla

    Aug 1, 2007 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #12

    I really happy that Sam isn’t budging with Dyers price. There is no need for us to sell him. We are only doing it for Dyer. We’ve seen clubs hold on to players until they get their price, like Birmingham did with Pennant and Upson. The closer well get to the deadline, more desperate clubs will get. If Sam is stubborn enough, Newcastle will get their valuation for Dyer.

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  • Lew Davies

    Aug 1, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    Mick G – a great idea, but like you say will never happen.
    Its a quandry this one. I wonder what these so called family problems are? Strange how they come up during transfer window!!!!
    I’ve been saying get rid of Dyer for a few years now, but after all his injurys are now over(?????) it would be just typical NUFC to sell him when he still has so much to offer. We should have a clause added so he cant play against us for 1 season, as he is bound to come back and score against us.
    Hmmmmmmmmmm.

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  • ToonKing

    Aug 1, 2007 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Actually i would be happy if Dyer stayed. He’s a good player and Sam could brush up his attitude problems.
    U gotta admit he looked good against Juve.

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  • Neil A H

    Aug 1, 2007 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #15

    I would love to have Smith instead of Dyer. Dyer just never produces. He has flashes of brilliance and then misses an easy goal like he did twice against Juventus. He is just too much about himself. I think if we don’t get at least 6 mil for him then just let him sulk and play with the reserves. Then he can get injured again and we should spend nothing on his recovery.

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  • ToonKing

    Aug 1, 2007 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    On the other hand i would love Smith to join us. Imagine Barton and Smith in midfield, who would have the guts to try and go by or tackle thew guys lol 🙂

    Barton: Hey Lampard did u just hit my ankle ??;
    Lamps : Yes i did, what are u gonna do about it ?? U butt flashing dude?
    Barton : Hey Smithy !!!! We got one here !!!!
    Then Alan Smith and Joey Barton systematically beat up the Chelski team starting with Lamps. haha

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  • Rich

    Aug 1, 2007 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #17

    players like Rossi just signed for Villerael for £6.7mil, Chopra £5mil, Kieran Richardson £5mil, these are all young semi-proven players… why should we sell a proven player that should be in his prime for less than this?

    either Kieran goes for at least £7mil or he can rot in the reserves for all i care!

    I hope BSA signed a replacement regardles if he Dyer goes or not because he clearly doesnt want to play for the back & white, in my mind he only came up with the family excuse to rey and stay on Sams good side, and also if nothing happens hes hoping Sam will still play him.

    Punt him to the reserves for the remainder of his contract.

    i know ive got a negative tone regarding Dyer, but i would never boo him or verbally assult him in anyway as that gives us all a abd name but in my eyes he clearly couldnt give a hoot about us.

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  • Bosck

    Aug 1, 2007 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #18

    lol – toon king, that image would be prety good but have always seen smith as a striker who can do a job in midfield if desperately needed but not his best spot. if we hadnt signed viduka i’d have definately said sign smith as have always rated him but dont think he is what we need now.

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  • Midjew

    Aug 1, 2007 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Did anyone notice on NUFC OFFICIAL web site it says Dyer is in Personal Talks with West Ham after and undisclosed fee was agreed!!!

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1083062,00.html

    Looks like its going through!

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  • Owen

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Well it looks like Dyer is going, the fee has been agreed.

    Too Bad, How Sad, Nevermind.

    The king of Bling is dead, let him rot.

    Now use the money and bring in some fulbacks. PLEASE.

    A centrehalf would be nice but if, it’s going to be a midfielder I’d rather have Baptista or Appiah than Smith.

    I’m not panicking yet, but I would like to see the final team training together for at least 10 days before Bolton.

    Oh wait, hang on…………bugger

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  • Owen

    Aug 1, 2007 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #21

    So it looks like we got 6 million for Dyer nad we’ll save 4 million a year on wages.

    Hmm 6 + 4 = 10

    Good job I don’t belive what I read in the papers…….. 😉

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  • Chris F

    Aug 2, 2007 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #22

    anyone buying dyer is buying a liability.

    yes, i’m a bit sorry to see him go, as he’s an exciting player when he plays well.

    however, those occasions are few and far between, and they’ve only got fewer and farther apart as he’s got older.

    injury prone, erratic form and i’ve seen headless chickens that would be more composed in front of goal.

    quite how freddy shepherd decided dyer was worth 80 grand a week is beyond me and just another comical business decision that one can but hope is never to be emulated at the club again in future.

    bye kieron, you gave us some good performances, just not enough.

    i hope you enjoyed spending our money whilst you sat on your arse for all those months out injured. have fun at Chelsea B……….sorry, i mean West Ham.

    At least you won’t be lonely, they seem to have a thing for expensive crocks down at the Boleyn ground.

    cheery-bye.

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