Kieron Dyer was one of those footballers who should have been one of those legends who was a pleasure to see. He is one of the golden generation or baby bentleys. His story has hid nothing about his life. Excellent read very gritty.
Being of same age and growing up in Ipswich kieron was always a favourite player of mine and one of the best I have seen play for ipswich. Followed his career with interest and always wanted him to do well. No doubt that without the injuries he would have achieved so much more. Good to hear his side of so many stories as he often got unfair stick from fans. A good read.
A very readable book - significantly better than most football players books. Concentrates more on his "off the field" experiences although does have some detail of his more memorable matches. He may have had his ups and downs but seems to have come out at the end a better person - now happily married and coaching the Ipswich Under 16's.
Very honest book from a very talented player who seemed to have an uncanny knack of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.Having said that, it was enlightening to read what actually happened at some of the incidents he was alleged to have been involved in. eg. the sexual assault case, the infamous pitch brawl at Newcastle,and how the media used only the `facts` they needed to sell newspapers. As an Ipswich fan of over 50 years, it was also very disappointing to read how the club chairman of the time treated him over his transfer to Newcastle.Its great to know he is now back at the club and helping young players and advising them on how not to make the same mistakes.Perhaps this is a book which should be read by all youngsters, not just football fans,as an example of how easily life can go wrong when you dont know the pitfalls or are badly advised.This is not Pullitzer prize winning journalism,but is all the easier to read for it.Good luck to Kieron Dyer in the future.
My very first audiobook and Im completely hooked. As a Newcastle fanatic back in the early 2000s Kieron Dyer was by far my favourite player and I was there in with the away fans when he completely ran the show at Derby County's Pride Park coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 back in April 2002. I'll never forget that performance and Dyer could certainly have been up there with the likes of Frank Lampard with countless trophies if he stayed injury free and no doubt earned a big move to a top Champions League club. Call me deluded but I still firmly believe Newcastle would have won the 2001/02 Premier League title if Craig Bellamy didn't get injured in March. We were up there with Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd that year and miles ahead of Leeds and Chelsea. What a great month we had in December & January that season, top of the league for the most part. Honest and compelling story of Kieron Dyer isn't to be missed.