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Dyer to Launch Autobiography at Portman Road
Tuesday, 5th Dec 2017 15:30

Former Blues and England midfielder Kieron Dyer is launching his autobiography Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late at an event at Portman Road on Friday 23rd February.

Dyer’s long-awaited book relates how a generation of talented English footballers, taken out of working class childhoods and presented with a world of glitz, glamour, wealth and temptation, failed to cope with the riches that were presented to them, and often fell apart.

Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late was written with national journalist Oliver Holt, who will be at the launch which will raise money for charity and the Town academy where Dyer, 38, now coaches the U16s.

Also present will be two of Dyer’s Newcastle United team-mates, Jermaine Jenas and Craig Bellamy, while his friend and fellow former Town midfielder Simon Milton will be hosting.

Tickets to the launch, which include a signed copy of the book, are priced at £65 plus VAT per person via ITFC Direct. Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late is available for pre-order here.

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midastouch added 15:53 - Dec 5
Even though Kieron had some bad press (much more so after leaving Ipswich) I always thought he could hold a good eloquent interview compared to the standards of a lot of modern footballers. He was great for us and I remember when he threw his shirt in the crowd after the Bolton play off game and feeling gutted knowing that was probably his lot for us. Injuries were never kind to Kieron, he was never one to put in your fantasy football Dream Team as you knew he'd be out injured half the season! Will definitely be looking to give this book a read at some stage. The last Ipswich autobiography book I read was John Wark's. When it comes to sporting biography books it's hard to find a match to Iron Mike Tyson's book, that's just something else, what a mad life he lived! The only person who had as mad a lifestyle to rival Iron Mike's is probably the Wolf of Wall Street and even then Mike still probably just about had the edge!
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clint_eastwood added 16:04 - Dec 5
...just want to read about his fist-fight with Bowyer.
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happybeingblue added 17:22 - Dec 5
Brian Clough autobiography was brilliant, dyer let himself down big time after he left town he turned into Billy big b..locks,fell out with sir bobby, fighting his team mates ,think i remember shearer calling him a disgrace to nufc,craig bellamy was another t..t as well tbh.
still that was then and this is now and it is commendable that he is raising £ for charity.
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PortmanTerrorist added 17:25 - Dec 5
Was the best i had seen at the Club in a decade when he came through and one of our own too. Barring injury could have been our greatest ever player.....should have been. How many England managers held on for him to get injury free to pick him?!

Had the pleasure of meeting him earlier this year and whatever he was has mellowed out of him and he was so polite, genuine, and his love for ITFC could not be held back. My 12 year old son, who has been a season ticket holder all his life, was equally thrilled and impressed by meeting KD as "...he was in the Jungle !!". Time to get the VHS out me-thinks !

Am sure this will be a great read from a true Blue, who like Titus, has come home, lives locally and is contributing brilliantly to the development of the youth at ITFC. Well done KD and sell lots of books.

PS KD: Since you did not nobble Mr Bellamy on your shared skiing trip earlier this year, can that option be included in my ticket for the night ? Best mates with a scummer for crying out loud ! lol
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jabberjackson added 20:25 - Dec 5
Looking forward to this one
My recommendation for a brilliant sports autobiography is the one by Andre Agassi
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Currie10 added 03:12 - Dec 6
Ah yes drugs cheat Andre Agassi. Absolute disgrace - fully agree with Safin's comments in regards Andre.

Dyer, what can anyone say. Pure class. Would love to know what he thought of West Ham's medical staff - I'm sure he's said before he believes he was mistreated/ misdiagnosed.
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SpiritOfJohn added 13:16 - Dec 6
Good luck to KD. If anyone is looking for an antidote to the modern footballer biography you can do a lot worse than reading The Way It Was by Sir Stanley Matthews.
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