|Dyer Completes QPR Move|
Wednesday, 13th Jul 2011 16:07
Former Blue Kieron Dyer has completed his move to QPR, having been released by West Ham at the end of the season. The 32-year-old, who spent a month on loan with the Blues during 2010/11, has signed a one-year deal at Loftus Road.
Dyer says he’s pleased to be staying in the Premier League: "I'm just delighted to be here. QPR are an ambitious club and when I sat down with Neil and he explained the vision for the club - specifically the hunger and the determination of the squad - I just wanted to be part of it. He totally sold the club to me.
"I've got something to prove after the couple of years I've had, but I feel good and I'm really looking forward to playing my part next season."
QPR manager Neil Warnock added: "When a player of Kieron's ability becomes available, you'd be crazy not to be interested.
"As far as I'm concerned it's a gamble worth taking. He really impressed me in training and it looks like he has been working hard on his fitness throughout the summer.
"I instantly liked him when we met. You get feelings like that as a manager. He's had a lot of problems, but he's got something to prove. He's a hell of a good player and I still think he's got an opportunity to impress with us.
"He has a lot of experience and is desperate to play in the Premier League again. I like the hunger he's got and he wants to prove a point."
After Dyer’s brief return last season, Town boss Paul Jewell said he could look to bring the former England man back to Portman Road on a permanent basis this summer, but lately his interest appeared to cool.
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|BlueAlex added 16:12 - Jul 13|
Best of luck to him
|bedsitfc added 16:18 - Jul 13|
phew, i had a feeling he was going to cost us a fortune in some way. good luck to him tho.
|cornishnick added 16:19 - Jul 13|
Which will come first I wonder? Dyer injured or Warnock sacked?
|trueblue62 added 16:22 - Jul 13|
I wonder if the Bowyer sighning helped him decide on QPR
|JimmyJazz added 16:37 - Jul 13|
Let the talk of us signing him up resume in a year's time then
|Flip added 16:47 - Jul 13|
What he means by "ambition" is "Mr Warnock told me exactly what he plans to do for QPR, by winning the Championship league title there was no way any team could stop us by winning everything in our first year" what a complete tit how much ambition can come from a 1 year deal for a newly promoted side? But hey don't wanna bring up old news but will Warnock take a risk on bullard now?
|Jsl_itfc added 16:57 - Jul 13|
glad to hear he meant what he said about wanting to play for us again..
|pazelle added 16:58 - Jul 13|
QPR's gain is our loss - "You'd be crazy not to be interested" Right you are Neil - unfortunately most Town fans are completely insane and didnt want him back! Go on Kieron, hope you stay fit and are able to enjoy your football again - gutted that it's not back home though!
|blueoff added 17:14 - Jul 13|
Great News, most decent Ipswich folk didnt want the brother of a woman convicted of selling drugs to some of the poor girls murdered by Steve Wright anywhere near our Club again.
|pazelle added 17:28 - Jul 13|
Yeah, Kieron Dyer's goldfishes 7th cousin was a shark and it ate loads of people - as a decent fellow he should never be allowed in our county again. What a disgraceful footballer.
|robdaful added 18:22 - Jul 13|
I'm sure QPR will be paying a fortune.
Think of all the medial and physio bills they will be paying due to him
|Bergholtblue added 18:53 - Jul 13|
So is this a full one year contract or the 'pay for play' deal that was being hinted at. My guess is that they will not get 15 games out of next season. Injury prone and has been for some time.
|jas0999 added 18:55 - Jul 13|
Best of luck to Kieron - but IMO this is GREAT news. Dyer is too much of a risk as only averaged 8 or 9 games in each of the last FOUR years. Too expensive also.
|blues1 added 19:11 - Jul 13|
agree totally with every1s good wishes to kieron but really pazelle, if you think their gain is our loss then you not got a clue. jas0999 your so rite, his playing record is awful(not blaming him for that, he just been v unlucky). his actual record is that hes played just 9 games in the past 3 seasons. no reason why that record should change, so would it really be worth signing him for 3 games. dont think so. really hope for him that he manages many more games this season, but somehow, i dpubt it very much
|Blue92 added 19:25 - Jul 13|
Although back in March he seemed like it the only clubs he wanted to job were either Ipswich Town, a club in the USA, (re-sign at) West Ham or pack it in - best of luck to him!
If he'd have joined us and we go up this season, who's to say that he'd be able to play in the PL for us next year? Can't blame him for taking the opportunity to stay in that league because when fit, he can definitely still perform at that level.
On top of that, QPR are in a much better position than us to take the risk - we probably wouldn't have even offered a solid 1 year contract whereas for QPR, if they pay his wages for a year and he hardly plays, they're in a league worth £90 million a year to them any way, they can afford the loss if it ends up that way.
|fourth added 19:45 - Jul 13|
Kieron Dyer gave us his all.
Great commitment, skills and then the high price Robson transfer, which, even at the time I felt was pretty excessive.
So, he has been VERY supportive of ITFC
|blues1 added 20:11 - Jul 13|
fourth. totally agree with what youve said there, but what exactly is your point in relation to this story?
|TheRef added 20:24 - Jul 13|
hes only 32, too young for us, lol
|Garv added 21:43 - Jul 13|
Blues1 I think the point is that people shouldn't be so critical and negative of Dyer.
|marcus139 added 22:00 - Jul 13|
Garv, well that is fine. I am just glad he didnt cost us about 300k per game! Jeez, him and hargreaves together could have bankrupted a club.not the players fault, just shows thought should be put into a contract. Another example being j.bullard.
|marcus139 added 22:06 - Jul 13|
We must move on, kieron dyer is very old news for this club. I do not understand why he is even being discussed to be honest. I would rather have bowyer any day of any week.
|Suffolk_n_Good added 22:30 - Jul 13|
No great loss to be honest, shame he didn't come back a few years ago.
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