Kieron Dyer Did Not Fail West Ham Medical

We just read the Sunday Mirror’s sensational story that says Kieron Dyer failed his medical at West Ham United.

When you actually read the story, the Sunday Mirror in fact says they got the OK from a medical consultant to go ahead with the deal. The story they print does not support their sensational headline.

Sorry to be so picky.


Kieron Dyer – transfer not held up because of his medical condition

The Sunday Mirror says that Kieron Dyer failed a West Ham medical in the countdown to his aborted £6M transfer just over a week ago. It goes on to say the Sunday Mirror can reveal the incredible medical background to the deal . Wow.

Dyer underwent a stringent medical after agreeing a four-year contract with West Ham. The Sunday Mirror then says they are aware of the specific problem that was spotted but have chosen not to make this public. Dyer’s case was then referred by West Ham to a consultant who analyzed the player’s medical history.

The consultant advised West Ham that in his opinion the Dyer deal could be completed and the England star would be able to fulfill a four-year contract.

So what’s the big deal? We would take a wild guess and say it’s selling newspapers.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • george t

    Aug 12, 2007 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Iwonder does the Mirror have a load of shares in whu because between the both of them they really do come out with some guff!!!! more to the point i thought we played super football for the first half yesterday and the players looked much much fitter than at any stage last season.Nicky butt was outstanding chasing and harrying all over and i feel very optomistic for the matches ahead. 2 more signings and we are right up in the mix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rob Kirton

    Aug 12, 2007 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Sorry to be picky, but I think many people will know that Kieron Dyer will be highly unlikely be able to pass a medical and that he will be taken on risk. The reasons for this are known at NUFC and as of the last two years with PFA, to whom Dyer turned for advice with regards to his future.

    The Mirror are guilty to some extent of re-hashing an old story, however none the less true. Dyer in this case assessed as a risk, however one which the independant consultant said was OK.

    He would have gone into his medical with West Ham, with them knowing fully about his health problems, taking aside football injuries. If they then caused a fuss about that, I can only assume that our hiking the price was infact a smokescreen for the breakdown in the transfer.

  • george t

    Aug 12, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    All this nonsence about wether DYER passed or failed a medical…ther are only 2 outcomes ….he DID or HE DIDNT …… cant be any inbetween ….would other clubs accept a suitation like that if they were buying a player…i think not……… if W.H.U. accepted it on risk he passed………..end of story

  • George

    Aug 12, 2007 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Another shit stirring exercise by the papers comes unstuck again.
    The Mirror headline says one thing to sell the paper, the story inside tells a different tale.
    If a frozen Chicken Curry sold by Tescos had pork in not chicken, would you not complain or take it back to get your money back, afterall it is false advertising and that is against the law. So why dont we take our papers back claiming the same thing. The packaging is one thing the contents an f—–g lie. See how they like having the P–s taken out of them.

  • iain

    Aug 12, 2007 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    curbishley said he passed the medical, in whatever form it may have taken.

    so that cant be the reason for the deal collapsing.

    he was about to start training with whu according to curbs, imo that could be the reason, why would we let our player train with them b4 the deal was signed and sealed. just shows that whu were cocky about it acting as if dyer was there player b4 legally he was.

  • Laura

    Aug 12, 2007 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Any guess as to what this “mystery” illness may be?


    Great win for the toon yesterday, cracking goal by Martins, the man is a genious.

  • crawffy

    Aug 13, 2007 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #7

    I’ve heard the reason for the breakdown has to do with payment clauses in Dyer’s contract in that he gets 2M of any fee agreed. Newcastle want 6M for him not 4M + 2M to the waster so upped the fee to 8M. West Ham balked at this increased figure and probably rightly so.

    Whether this is true or not is another story. However, with what we’re reading recently about FFS and his contract clauses it really wouldn’t surprise me if this was true.


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