Friday, August 10, 2007

Big Sam annoyed at the basics of commercial transactions

So Newcastle agreed a few...changed their mind, the deal collapsed and Allardyce is acting liked the wounded party...You can only assume he didn't get offered a big enough brown envelope. I suppose saying that could land me in trouble but if his own son can say it why can't I?

The Magpies had accepted a bid of £6m for the player but increased the amount they wanted for the 28-year-old to a fee thought to be in the region of £8m.

"In the end, we decided Kieron was undervalued," said Allardyce.

"We escalated the valuation to what we thought was realistic and West Ham did not want to roll with it."

Dyer had agreed personal terms and passed a medical at the London club.

But West Ham boss Alan Curbishley said on Saturday that the deal "was pulled at the 11th hour by Newcastle and there's not much we can do about that".

Newcastle's re-evaluation of Dyer angered Curbishley, who said on Saturday that the transfer was "definitely off".

But Allardyce said he was "more upset" than West Ham about the collapse of the deal.

"Why? That is confidential," added Allardyce.

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