Originally posted by eagles54
Dyer said: "I think it was well documented that I wanted to be nearer to my family, but I also see West Ham as a club that is really going places."
Kind of a slap at Newcastle as he was trying to avoid the door swatting him in the rear end, wouldn't you say?
That's almost a verbatim rendition of the text every player seems to use after signing for a new club; someone should develop a counter-script. Interesting that he doesn't mention Lee Bowyer as one his reasons for joining West Ham.
Bit surprised, though - this is very good business for Newcastle, but you can't help wonder just what exactly happened to destroy the original deal, and why West Ham's board were prepared to up the bid substantially for a player most of their fans seem to despise, judging by their message boards.