Kieron Dyer has been speaking ahead of the release of his autobiography.

The book will be launched with former Newcastle teammates Craig Bellamy and Jermaine Jenas also in attendance.

Dyer says the classic line ‘It’s not an excuse…’ and then goes on to make a lot of excuses as to why he did his best to muck up his Newcastle career.

The former Newcastle midfielder saying being 20 year old with loads of money and moving into a flat on the Quayside was a toxic combination.

Kieron Dyer claiming that these days, clubs would never allow that to happen.

He also says that lots of other 20 year olds would be doing similar things to him but because he was a football player it got the publicity.

Many Newcastle fans aren’t too keen to give Kieron Dyer much/any credit for his time at Newcastle but when on song and fully fit and focused…the combination of their pace and Alan Shearer’s brilliant finishing was a superb combination. Especially with the quality of others such as Laurent Robert, Gary Speed and Nobby Solano to back that up.

Dyer’s autobiography, ‘Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late’, comes out in February.

Kieron Dyer talking to The Sudbury Mercury:

“It’s not an excuse, but a lot of players are brought up poor. Then, just like I was, suddenly at 20 years of age, I’m a millionaire!

“The first thing I did when I left Ipswich and moved to Newcastle was buy a flat on the Quayside. Anyone who knows Newcastle knows that’s the hub of nightlife in the city.

“Me, 20 years old, loads of money, in the centre of Newcastle. Today, that would never be allowed to happen.

“What I was doing as a 20-year-old plenty of 20-year-olds were doing a similar thing, some still are, all that Ayia Napa stuff in 2000 (involving a sex tape), it doesn’t make it right, of course not, but because of who we were it was broadcast on a different level. As you get older, you get wiser of course.

“My book is coming out in February, my son Kie, who is 17, is planning to go on his first lads’ holiday in the summer.

“All I can do is give him words of advice, tell him where you went wrong and hope he takes it on board.

“It will be a big launch (for the book), with a meal, a free book and Q&A with me, Jermaine (Jenas), Craig Bellamy and (writer) Oliver (Holt).”



  • Leazes Ender

    Judging by his recent comments on United fans being ‘demanding’ he hasn’t achieved ‘smartness’ belatedly or otherwise.

    Another book to avoid for the Christmas stocking filler alongside Mark Douglas’s ‘Inside the Rafalution’.

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      You’d do well to get it for Christmas, it’s not out until February.

  • TubbyMunky

    Well he’s got older….

  • Mitros gotta start

    Pinheed raises his ugly mug again

  • Toonrobbybobson

    Forever an idiot.

  • Dillon Tovak

    Pahaha who cares enough about this guy to read his book?

  • Rich Lawson

    Was Lee Bowyer not available for the launch then ?

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      And to think some people say we’re overly touchy

      • Rich Lawson

        It’s fair to say it’s touched a nerve,your strangely quiet on the new takeover speculation Bobbi ?

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          Unless you are a Newcastle based hairdresser who specialised in Afro Caribbean hair, I ask why?

          As for being quiet, not really. The idea that Amanda Staveley has not met the asking price and demanding an answer is absurd. My understanding is an agreement on price has been reached as long as the brochure matches reality.

          • Rich Lawson

            Why ? Because I thought it was a silly, almost petulant thing for him to say in the first place.I wouldn’t say any of the hairstyles he has worn over the years were particularly demanding either ?

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            It’s not my profession so I’d not go there in terms of critiquing hair styles and I’ll bow to your barber knowledge. However, young people are precious about their hair. At university, I know of many a girl who would wait until they were going back to their parents’ place to get their haircut and even lads would do the same, this was in the early 90’s so I’m sure the need to look the part has become more acute.

            IIRC, jenas was just giving an example of how it was for him as a young lad moving away. I think anyone who was leaving home for the first time as an 18 yo can relate to that.

  • Rich Lawson

    Me,The 13th Duke of Wybourne,with my reputation,they gave me millions in the center of Newcastle,what were they thinking ?

  • Philippines

    I was lucky. When I was in Newcastle at the age of 20 I had no money.

  • Marveauxless

    His son’s called Kie because he’ll only ever be half the man Kieron was

    • wheyayeman

      I see what you did there well played sir

  • wheyayeman

    Apart from injuries and handbags with Bowyer all I remember is this n#b talking about how he could have gone to Leeds United instead. Wish he had

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    Good player for us, when he played we clicked and sadly under-rated by many blinkered fans.

    An ex of mine was a nurse in the Bupa hospital where the players went for treatment, she said Dyer was cocky but a nice lad, she was less kind about another well known player of that time.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Howay Bobbi we all want to know who ? Well I do anyway !

    • HarryHype59

      Have you got my tenner ready?