Friday, 18 December 2009
Dyer Straits - Money For Nothing!
Somebody with a calculator at The Sun has worked out that Kieron Dyer has cost us the little matter of £406,666 per game since he joined us, but this headline figure is only half the truth. This calculation is based on Dyer making 18 appearances in Claret & Blue but, in fact, he has only started 7 games, and only managed to complete 90 minutes in two of those, his first 2 appearances for the club! So, based on starts, he has cost us £800,000 per game!
Since August 28, 2007, Dyer has failed to complete the full 90 minutes in a single game! He has also failed to score since he joined us from Newcastle.
Of course some will say he was unlucky to suffer that double leg break at Bristol Rovers but was anybody really surprised when it happened? And was anybody surprised when he disappeared down the tunnel after just 20 minutes against Bolton?
I haven't done the sums but the cost per minute that he has been on the pitch must be absolutely terrifying! The Sun's calculation also fails to take into account the interest charges on the £6m transfer fee and does not make any allowance for higher league placings and further progress in the Cups had we invested that money more wisely.
Dyer has only managed 30 games in a season three times over his entire career, and you have to go back to his time at Ipswich for two of those. It begs the question, what in God's name did Curbishley think he was doing when he bought him?
Posted by Hammersfan at 13:52