Kieron Dyer: from Magpie to Hammer.

The ‘as some would see it’ under-achieving, English international midfielder had moved on mainly to be geographically closer to his family (a little Landon Donovan-ish, even in the same country). Still fetched a firm $16 million and his exit was imminent especially when Dyer was left out of Newcastle’s recent 3-1 win over Bolton.

Good move for Allardyce to rid himself of Dyer, who seemed to exude the very ‘underperformance curse of the Magpies’ that many argue exists. A month ago, the deal seemed done but hit a snag when Newcastle asked for more money. After the Hammers lost their opening match 2-0 against Man City, however, the money became a non-issue and neither did Dyer’s tumultuous history with Newcastle and the injury bug. Instead, Curbishley saw the fact he was, when healthy, a very effective player – not to mention an England international. Only time will tell if this deal pans out – what you think of this move? Who wins?

One Response

  1. Yeah I agree with the underperformance of Dyer. Good to get him away now that the Magpies are off to a good start.

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