Kieron Dyer Get This Right About Newcastle In His Autobiography

Kieron Dyer was at Newcastle when the late Freddy Shepherd was the Chairman.

And with Sir Bobby Robson leading the club for five years we were in the Champions League and in the top five of the Premier League three times in a row.

That was before Sir Bobby was fired for only finishing 5th back in 2004.

Kieron says Newcastle United “punched its weight” under Freddy Shepherd, and that’s unlike the club under  Mike Ashley, which has seen us relegated twice and now fighting another relegation battle.

Kieron Dyer – in his playing days at Newcastle

Kieron has given us his ideas about football in his autobiography “Old too soon, smart too late.”

That title is apt and accurate and would reflect a lot of our lives.

Here’s some of what he has said about Newcastle as reported in the Shields Gazette:

“Despite the run-ins I had with him and the trouble I caused him, I always liked Freddy.”

“The fans gave him stick from time to time, but he genuinely loved the club and he put his money where his mouth was.”

“Newcastle is a big club and he made sure there were times during his tenure when it punched its weight,”

“It’s been hard to say that under Mike Ashley.”

The late Freddy Shepherd was born and bred in Newcastle and was a Newcastle supporter through and through, and he ran the club from that background.

Freddy was proud of the club – just like the rest of us.

Kieron has his new book out, and it’s available for sale now – below is the cover.

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4 comments so far

  • Jib

    Feb 23, 2018 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #1

    I won’t be reading it
    I never rated Dyer
    He promised so much
    and never delivered

  • Tramp

    Feb 23, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #2


    If you don’t want to read the book I’d highly recommend listening to the True Geordies latest podcast with him. Very interesting. Gives some great insight in to what it was like at the club and being a footballer at that time. Nice pieces about Sir Bobby and Speedo too.

  • Jib

    Feb 23, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #3

    I had a few brief conversations
    with him at Julies on the
    He always came across as a
    bit of an empty-head.
    That could have just been
    his youth and shyness of course.
    Was it not him that dinged his car
    trying to be flash crossing the
    swing bridge ?

  • Geordie-john

    Feb 23, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #4

    I remember a good story about him on the quayside ( probably Julies ) One of the bar staff was a bit of a show off but quite good at it as well. So when he was serving probably some nice looking female he was throwing the bottles around and making cocktails for them ( Tom Cruise style ) and then turned to Dyer and said ” I bet you wish you could do that ” Apparently Dyer took a £50 note out of his pocket and set fire to it then said ” I bet you wish you could do that ”
    Nice if you can afford it !


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