Dyer Completes Boro Switch Thursday, 31st Jan 2013 14:28
Former Blues midfielder Kieron Dyer has completed his move to Saturday’s opponents Middlesbrough, signing a contract until the end of the season. Dyer briefly trained back with Town following his release by QPR earlier this month.
Boro boss and his one-time Blues team-mate Tony Mowbray told the BBC: "He's looked really good in training, nice and sharp.
“The level he has played his football at over the years suggests he is very talented and he's shown that in training this week."
Dyer, who we understand was also interesting clubs in the US as well as the likes of Fulham and Crystal Palace, is believed to be on a pay-as-you-play type deal reportedly worth £10,000-a-game.
he is on pay per gameso why on earth is he not here on the same deal. lives here, family here, loves the club(always wanted to finish here I believe he has mentioned) and he will still offer more in our midfield than edwards, martin, jet, put together. just look at his final game for QPR. he didn't exactly look like a has been there did he. MOTM in most papers as well. What did mowbray see in training that big mick didn't. baffled that we are crying out for an attacking midfielder and keiron is not here. whether you like him or not at this level, on a pay per play deal he will offer a hell of a lot more than most...
Why there and not here? Consistency I suspect. Cant build a team for week in week out play when you dont know if Dyer would be fit. Pretty important position on the field to leave to chance. Fine as a back-up/ sub but not whats needed & money could be spent far wiser. I suspect Mick either didnt want the risk or has his eye on someone else far better for the long haul. I'm sure he know why, even if we dont.
This should still be a lesson learnt. If we have no intention of signing a player then why let them join in with training? Just hope he wasn't there when we were discussing tactics or anything like that!
Other than for sentimental reasons, I'm glad we didn't sign him, even on a pay-as-you-play. I'll be very surprised if he plays any more than 3 or 4 games between now and end of season. Wish him well though, & hope he doesn't score against us saturday.
He was different class when he first came into the team through the ranks. Really unlucky with injuries throughout his career and wish him well in his swansong, I'm sure he is still capable of destroying teams on his day. Just hope that's not Saturday!
This is what they call in the NBA a veteran signing to help secure a playoff spot. Town are in a rebuilding stage and even though id love to have a fully fit Dyer, its just a no go with building a side thats gonna compete in 2-3 seasons
Not the answer, what makes people think he would be any better than he was last time we had him on loan? We've spent the last few seasons criticising players who are brought in because of 'Premier League experience', as soon as someone else picks them up we criticise that we haven't brought them in. The ITFC hierarchy cannot win.
Tony Mowbray is no fool.Any club he has managed has always been above Ipswich.With only about £200k spent by MM,feel that Clegg and Evans continue to keep purse strings tight for Ipswich Town managers.Lets hope I am proved wrong in next few hours. Nice to see most posters so positive on here considering how low we are in table
Previously a fantastc player for us but his sale gained us promotion via his transfer fee and subsequent buys we got. Remember his recent loan spell? Did very little. Based on that don't think we have missed out at all.
Will always be welcomed here as a person due to his first spell
Would rather have Dyer playing for us than any of 4 midfielders played in th elast games . And all the crap about not being one for us for building for the future on a pay as you play you get rid whenever it suits , he could teach all of our midfielders