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Brady “tried best” with injury-stricken player

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Karren Brady believes that  Kieron Dyer’s book ‘Old Too Soon, Smart  Too Late’ is a big reminder of how the game has been moved on.

Dyer, made only 22 appearances and had never played a full 90 minutes for West Ham but was the club’s top earner on £83,000-a-week.

He has some critical remarks of the club in the new book but Brady describes it as ” fundamentally the story of a boy with god-given talent blighted by demons,  injuries and bad calls.”

And she explains in her Sun column: “The book is a reminder of how football has moved on. The care and education given to players these days has made a huge difference to their mental health, careers and earnings.

When I joined football nearly 25 years ago, a man with a sponge tended to injuries. and players were given lessons in drinking and gambling!

I worked with Dyer in 2010 and found him to be pleasant and respectful and, no doubt, easily led. I tried my best to help him with his injury issues and get him back playing. But it wasn’t to be.

At the time Dyer was the highest-paid player on West Ham’s books, on £83,000 a week.

But on the field he was practically a phantom — scoring no goals in 35 matches over four years.

Despite what he says in the book, I — for one — did not resent what he earned. Getting wound up about what players earn is pointless.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Brady “tried best” with injury-stricken player

  1. Now, its Prof. Dr. Brady!
    Probably told him to stop being such a wuss and get out and earn the money.
    Else, you know where the door is……..

    Having been in the woman’s company and listened to her continual, patronising arrogance, I, for one, would not allow her to walk a granny across the road.

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