Watford secure signing of Leicester City winger Lloyd Dyer

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First published in Sport Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Leicester City winger Lloyd Dyer will join the Hornets this summer, the Watford Observer understands.

We understand the experienced player has already signed a three-year contract with the Golden Boys.

The deal won’t be formally completed until the transfer window re-opens on July 1.

Dyer was a regular for Leicester this season, making 46 appearances in all competitions, but he turned down the offer of a one-year extension as he wanted a longer contract.

The winger has made 267 appearances for the Foxes during his six years at the club.

He started his career at West Bromwich Albion but didn’t make his debut until he was 20 years old in 2002.

A month-long, seven-game loan spell at KIdderminter Harriers at the beginning of the following season helped his development and he went on to make 18 outings for West Brom in the second half of the season as they secured promotion to the Premier League.

The winger, who can also play at wing-back, was limited to just one start and four substitute outings in the top flight at the beginning of the next campaign and finished the season on loan at Coventry City, where he made six starts.

The 2005/6 season was initially spent on loan at Queens Park Rangers but then he joined Millwall on a free transfer, only to ask to be released from the contract two months later due to ‘family reasons’.

Dyer joined MK Dons on a free transfer in 2006 and had 47 run-outs in his first season, as his side lost in the League Two play-offs. He then scored 11 goals in 50 appearances as MK Dons won the title and also the Football League Trophy.

Watford Observer:

His form persuaded Leicester to sign the player on a free transfer and he secured consecutive league titles as the Foxes won League One, with Dyer again scoring 11 goals – this time in 51 outings.

Dyer has been a regular during his time at Leicester and has not made less than 37 appearances during each of his six seasons at the club.

It was Dyer’s impressive strike which secured the Championship title for Leicester last month.

You can see the goal below via Leicester’s YouTube channel.

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7:09am Sat 17 May 14

Sealegs says...

That's more like it. A good tried and tested "English Championship" experienced player who, with a 3 year contract, will consider it his job rather than a bit of work experience.
That's more like it. A good tried and tested "English Championship" experienced player who, with a 3 year contract, will consider it his job rather than a bit of work experience. Sealegs
  • Score: 70

7:52am Sat 17 May 14

Lsheridanos says...

I hope this is true as that is a GREAT signing really like dyer absolutely solid and will fit in nicely.
I hope this is true as that is a GREAT signing really like dyer absolutely solid and will fit in nicely. Lsheridanos
  • Score: 46

8:01am Sat 17 May 14

CARDIFFHORN says...

Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model!
Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model! CARDIFFHORN
  • Score: -40

8:05am Sat 17 May 14

Lloydinio says...

Cracking goal he scored. Brilliant signing
Cracking goal he scored. Brilliant signing Lloydinio
  • Score: 22

8:08am Sat 17 May 14

SAHornet says...

Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.
Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon. SAHornet
  • Score: 16

8:11am Sat 17 May 14

InterludeWFC says...

Fantastic addition to the squad - a player who can come off the bench and wreak havoc, or equally do a job from the start. A couple more experienced campaigners like this, complimented by a smattering of quality (from home or abroad) and we'll be set.

As an aside, will the signing of an out-and-out winger see a change in formation perhaps? I'm actually a fan of the 3-5-2, but having the option to completely change shape as necessary will stand us in good stead. I think opposition full backs will be quaking at the prospect of Dyer and Anya flying at them...
Fantastic addition to the squad - a player who can come off the bench and wreak havoc, or equally do a job from the start. A couple more experienced campaigners like this, complimented by a smattering of quality (from home or abroad) and we'll be set. As an aside, will the signing of an out-and-out winger see a change in formation perhaps? I'm actually a fan of the 3-5-2, but having the option to completely change shape as necessary will stand us in good stead. I think opposition full backs will be quaking at the prospect of Dyer and Anya flying at them... InterludeWFC
  • Score: 19

8:13am Sat 17 May 14

WanderingDynamo says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model!
The 'Pozzo Model' is, in the case of Watford FC at this moment in time, to get promoted into the Premiership.

Yes they buy rough diamonds to sell on as highly polished jewels but to get maximum transfer value the player needs, ideally, to be playing in the top tier.

As for Dyer..
A very solid Championship player.
Versatile (wing back & winger).
Experienced.
Home grown.

Sounds good to me.
3 year deal is a bit of an eyebrow raiser but there you go.

COYH!
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model![/p][/quote]The 'Pozzo Model' is, in the case of Watford FC at this moment in time, to get promoted into the Premiership. Yes they buy rough diamonds to sell on as highly polished jewels but to get maximum transfer value the player needs, ideally, to be playing in the top tier. As for Dyer.. A very solid Championship player. Versatile (wing back & winger). Experienced. Home grown. Sounds good to me. 3 year deal is a bit of an eyebrow raiser but there you go. COYH! WanderingDynamo
  • Score: 30

8:16am Sat 17 May 14

Surbiton says...

Just the sort of player to get us into the Premiership. A quality signing with real Championship experience.
Just the sort of player to get us into the Premiership. A quality signing with real Championship experience. Surbiton
  • Score: 24

8:17am Sat 17 May 14

Abbots hornet says...

Great signing.A proper proven championship player.
Great signing.A proper proven championship player. Abbots hornet
  • Score: 23

8:18am Sat 17 May 14

mellow yellow says...

SAHornet wrote:
Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.
Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.[/p][/quote]Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book. mellow yellow
  • Score: 30

8:24am Sat 17 May 14

JohnnyHornet says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model!
But then the beard Cassetti never fitted the " Pozzo " model. much needed championship and English game experience. very good signing.
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model![/p][/quote]But then the beard Cassetti never fitted the " Pozzo " model. much needed championship and English game experience. very good signing. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 27

8:35am Sat 17 May 14

Sahorn says...

We've already got a Lloyd legend - it's a no from me!

Seriously, home grown, experienced in Championship, versatile - a good signing that gives options in starting formation and good impact sub.

Good signing ...
We've already got a Lloyd legend - it's a no from me! Seriously, home grown, experienced in Championship, versatile - a good signing that gives options in starting formation and good impact sub. Good signing ... Sahorn
  • Score: 23

9:14am Sat 17 May 14

neilhorn says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model!
this proves the Pozzos commitment in my opinion. Yes their model includes the aim to buy young cheap players, polish them and sell them on, but if that was all they where interested in and not first team results, they wouldn't have gone after Dyer. They mainly want the team to win matches, and have found last season that inexperienced loans alone aren't the long term answer
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model![/p][/quote]this proves the Pozzos commitment in my opinion. Yes their model includes the aim to buy young cheap players, polish them and sell them on, but if that was all they where interested in and not first team results, they wouldn't have gone after Dyer. They mainly want the team to win matches, and have found last season that inexperienced loans alone aren't the long term answer neilhorn
  • Score: 16

9:22am Sat 17 May 14

Sealegs says...

And, as someone has said, the Pozzo "model" is to get us into the Premier League, simple. Young non-starters from Udinese hasn't worked in the main (Vydra, Abdi, etc, excepted) so perhaps this shows a realisation that we need experienced home grown players for the backbone of the team.

My only reservation is why he is leaving Leicester. I appreciate he wants a 3 year contract and not a 1 year but why were they offering him only a 1 year? Anyway, that's just looking for negatives I suppose. Good signing.
And, as someone has said, the Pozzo "model" is to get us into the Premier League, simple. Young non-starters from Udinese hasn't worked in the main (Vydra, Abdi, etc, excepted) so perhaps this shows a realisation that we need experienced home grown players for the backbone of the team. My only reservation is why he is leaving Leicester. I appreciate he wants a 3 year contract and not a 1 year but why were they offering him only a 1 year? Anyway, that's just looking for negatives I suppose. Good signing. Sealegs
  • Score: 6

9:25am Sat 17 May 14

younghornet says...

Great signing but he's hardly a wing-back, a change of formation coming next season me thinks
Great signing but he's hardly a wing-back, a change of formation coming next season me thinks younghornet
  • Score: 8

10:02am Sat 17 May 14

bristol hornet says...

Absolutely brilliant signing, and great to see Nani and the Pozzos thinking outside of their "Granada and Udinese" zone!

We need more tried and tested Championship players like Dyer. Quite excited about him on one flank and Anya on the other, with Deeney and Vydra to fire in the goals in our promo push next season!
Absolutely brilliant signing, and great to see Nani and the Pozzos thinking outside of their "Granada and Udinese" zone! We need more tried and tested Championship players like Dyer. Quite excited about him on one flank and Anya on the other, with Deeney and Vydra to fire in the goals in our promo push next season! bristol hornet
  • Score: 14

10:17am Sat 17 May 14

Stoney77 says...

Cracking signing. One of our downfalls last season was a lack of 'beef'. Whilst Leicester had physically strong players like Wood, Morgan, Wasilewski, Dyer etc to get them put of this league most of our players are on the smaller side - Perhaps more technically gifted but just not strong enough. As we've found out its blimmin difficult to get out of this league playing passing football and too many times we gave been bullied out of games. Dyer fits the bill perfectly: home grown, powerful, quick, and experienced in this league. A couple more signings like this to complement our technically gifted players and perhaps we'll have a winning formula.
COYH
Cracking signing. One of our downfalls last season was a lack of 'beef'. Whilst Leicester had physically strong players like Wood, Morgan, Wasilewski, Dyer etc to get them put of this league most of our players are on the smaller side - Perhaps more technically gifted but just not strong enough. As we've found out its blimmin difficult to get out of this league playing passing football and too many times we gave been bullied out of games. Dyer fits the bill perfectly: home grown, powerful, quick, and experienced in this league. A couple more signings like this to complement our technically gifted players and perhaps we'll have a winning formula. COYH Stoney77
  • Score: 18

10:21am Sat 17 May 14

hornetsteve says...

WanderingDynamo wrote:
CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model!
The 'Pozzo Model' is, in the case of Watford FC at this moment in time, to get promoted into the Premiership.

Yes they buy rough diamonds to sell on as highly polished jewels but to get maximum transfer value the player needs, ideally, to be playing in the top tier.

As for Dyer..
A very solid Championship player.
Versatile (wing back & winger).
Experienced.
Home grown.

Sounds good to me.
3 year deal is a bit of an eyebrow raiser but there you go.

COYH!
good comments, home grown,championship experienced,!! that's all that's needed now to add to a squad of very good players, I hope we can sign a couple of defenders that tick the same boxes!! plus a on field leader/captain
someone the other players will respect been there got medals type!! lets hope vydra returns & deeney stays with us that partnership ticks all the boxes, so lets get behind the team say a big thank you to the pozzos fill that new stand & make it our 12th man!!
[quote][p][bold]WanderingDynamo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model![/p][/quote]The 'Pozzo Model' is, in the case of Watford FC at this moment in time, to get promoted into the Premiership. Yes they buy rough diamonds to sell on as highly polished jewels but to get maximum transfer value the player needs, ideally, to be playing in the top tier. As for Dyer.. A very solid Championship player. Versatile (wing back & winger). Experienced. Home grown. Sounds good to me. 3 year deal is a bit of an eyebrow raiser but there you go. COYH![/p][/quote]good comments, home grown,championship experienced,!! that's all that's needed now to add to a squad of very good players, I hope we can sign a couple of defenders that tick the same boxes!! plus a on field leader/captain someone the other players will respect been there got medals type!! lets hope vydra returns & deeney stays with us that partnership ticks all the boxes, so lets get behind the team say a big thank you to the pozzos fill that new stand & make it our 12th man!! hornetsteve
  • Score: 13

10:21am Sat 17 May 14

Poppet Bear says...

Sealegs wrote:
And, as someone has said, the Pozzo "model" is to get us into the Premier League, simple. Young non-starters from Udinese hasn't worked in the main (Vydra, Abdi, etc, excepted) so perhaps this shows a realisation that we need experienced home grown players for the backbone of the team.

My only reservation is why he is leaving Leicester. I appreciate he wants a 3 year contract and not a 1 year but why were they offering him only a 1 year? Anyway, that's just looking for negatives I suppose. Good signing.
I assume because they're now in the Prem and he may not be good enough over a 3 year span if they remain there.
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: And, as someone has said, the Pozzo "model" is to get us into the Premier League, simple. Young non-starters from Udinese hasn't worked in the main (Vydra, Abdi, etc, excepted) so perhaps this shows a realisation that we need experienced home grown players for the backbone of the team. My only reservation is why he is leaving Leicester. I appreciate he wants a 3 year contract and not a 1 year but why were they offering him only a 1 year? Anyway, that's just looking for negatives I suppose. Good signing.[/p][/quote]I assume because they're now in the Prem and he may not be good enough over a 3 year span if they remain there. Poppet Bear
  • Score: 7

10:37am Sat 17 May 14

endean2 says...

great signing there, now more of the same.
agree with the comment "more beef" we were bullied a lot last season.
great signing there, now more of the same. agree with the comment "more beef" we were bullied a lot last season. endean2
  • Score: 13

11:14am Sat 17 May 14

Yellowexile says...

As the general consensus appears to be, a cracking signing. Yes, 3 years is perhaps a bit of a punt, but I think it is a fairly intelligent one., Someone who has made best part of 40 appearances every season for 6 years knows what this league is about and can clearly stay the pace. I read a comment on another message board about him being injury prone, but his appearance stats would suggest otherwise, certainly to any significant degree. Very highly regarded at Leicester - could he be the leader we need?
As the general consensus appears to be, a cracking signing. Yes, 3 years is perhaps a bit of a punt, but I think it is a fairly intelligent one., Someone who has made best part of 40 appearances every season for 6 years knows what this league is about and can clearly stay the pace. I read a comment on another message board about him being injury prone, but his appearance stats would suggest otherwise, certainly to any significant degree. Very highly regarded at Leicester - could he be the leader we need? Yellowexile
  • Score: 5

12:03pm Sat 17 May 14

Mooneyman says...

Surprised we're giving a 3yr deal to a 32/3 yr old. But, he is a solid acquisition, just hope he's played as a proper winger, not restricted to the wing back role. Lets hope we see some more solid Championship players join soon, although I wouldn't say no to a few solid Premiership players either!
Surprised we're giving a 3yr deal to a 32/3 yr old. But, he is a solid acquisition, just hope he's played as a proper winger, not restricted to the wing back role. Lets hope we see some more solid Championship players join soon, although I wouldn't say no to a few solid Premiership players either! Mooneyman
  • Score: 2

12:20pm Sat 17 May 14

JHEAFFEY1 says...

Great signing, and hopefully an indication of a tweak to the pozzo business model, adding proven Championship experience to young and promising talent from the Udinese scouting network.
Great signing, and hopefully an indication of a tweak to the pozzo business model, adding proven Championship experience to young and promising talent from the Udinese scouting network. JHEAFFEY1
  • Score: 6

12:30pm Sat 17 May 14

JohnnyHornet says...

I see Tiny Taylor has been released by Sheff Weds, wonder if he could do a job, wasn't entirely convinced with Eckstrand last season. Don't know how old he is now, a fitter experienced " Fitz Hall " role maybe.
I see Tiny Taylor has been released by Sheff Weds, wonder if he could do a job, wasn't entirely convinced with Eckstrand last season. Don't know how old he is now, a fitter experienced " Fitz Hall " role maybe. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: -15

12:48pm Sat 17 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Potentially a great signing, I have always been impressed with him and his pace - something we have lacked - causes problems as it did in the 0-3 at the Vic. Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Wow!

Age isn't necessarily a problem, if he is fit - the article suggests he didn't play too much in his early 20's so may be he has plenty left in the tank.

I am sure we will not be paying the same as Leicester can afford in the Prem, hence the security (for him) of a 3 year deal. 6 seasons at one club suggests that if he fits in that is a valuable team/squad member.

Longcliffe make yourself useful for once and kindly gives us a more in depth lowdown on Lloyd, please.
Potentially a great signing, I have always been impressed with him and his pace - something we have lacked - causes problems as it did in the 0-3 at the Vic. Dyer on one wing and Anya on the other. Wow! Age isn't necessarily a problem, if he is fit - the article suggests he didn't play too much in his early 20's so may be he has plenty left in the tank. I am sure we will not be paying the same as Leicester can afford in the Prem, hence the security (for him) of a 3 year deal. 6 seasons at one club suggests that if he fits in that is a valuable team/squad member. Longcliffe make yourself useful for once and kindly gives us a more in depth lowdown on Lloyd, please. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 6

1:03pm Sat 17 May 14

Shepshedfox says...

Hi , as a leicester fan hopefully I can answer some of the above.

Firstly , the reason we only offered 1 year is because towards the end of the season Lloyd was on the bench use to the arrival of Mahrez. The reality is he would have been on the bench as long as Mahrez stays fit. He wanted security for his family so a 3 year deal is perfect.

Secondly, someone said he is lightweight. Are you mad? Dyer is solid and is very hard to shove off the ball. He is a tough cookie.

Someone questioned his age v speed. Dyer is fast, he's a direct attacking winger. Defenders are scared of him. He has bags and bags of pace even if he is 32.

You are getting a great championship player. Our fans loved him as he is always a danger and can score goals too. It's a really good signing for you. He will add some real pace, and I think you will easily get a good 3 years out of him.

Great signing! Good luck.
Hi , as a leicester fan hopefully I can answer some of the above. Firstly , the reason we only offered 1 year is because towards the end of the season Lloyd was on the bench use to the arrival of Mahrez. The reality is he would have been on the bench as long as Mahrez stays fit. He wanted security for his family so a 3 year deal is perfect. Secondly, someone said he is lightweight. Are you mad? Dyer is solid and is very hard to shove off the ball. He is a tough cookie. Someone questioned his age v speed. Dyer is fast, he's a direct attacking winger. Defenders are scared of him. He has bags and bags of pace even if he is 32. You are getting a great championship player. Our fans loved him as he is always a danger and can score goals too. It's a really good signing for you. He will add some real pace, and I think you will easily get a good 3 years out of him. Great signing! Good luck. Shepshedfox
  • Score: 103

1:10pm Sat 17 May 14

1970 horn says...

This is as Almunia was saying the sort of player we lacked last season
A good experienced championship player he will have a good influence
for the younger lads and if we keep Tosier, Deeney, Hoban and Angela ?? let's hope
Come on you horns
This is as Almunia was saying the sort of player we lacked last season A good experienced championship player he will have a good influence for the younger lads and if we keep Tosier, Deeney, Hoban and Angela ?? let's hope Come on you horns 1970 horn
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Sat 17 May 14

D.unstable says...

Dyer has always stood out when I've watched Licester, a great signing and just the beginning. If we can get Vydra back, then Dyers pace alongside Anya would scare the hell out of any defence on the counter.

If nothing else his face after 'the goal' was an absolute classic. If you watch it he is sitting on the bench just shaking his head in disbelief. Maybe that was the moment he thought I want to play in this team!!!

Welcome and good luck.

Don't bring Knockart with you though.
Dyer has always stood out when I've watched Licester, a great signing and just the beginning. If we can get Vydra back, then Dyers pace alongside Anya would scare the hell out of any defence on the counter. If nothing else his face after 'the goal' was an absolute classic. If you watch it he is sitting on the bench just shaking his head in disbelief. Maybe that was the moment he thought I want to play in this team!!! Welcome and good luck. Don't bring Knockart with you though. D.unstable
  • Score: 14

1:38pm Sat 17 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Shepshedfox wrote:
Hi , as a leicester fan hopefully I can answer some of the above.

Firstly , the reason we only offered 1 year is because towards the end of the season Lloyd was on the bench use to the arrival of Mahrez. The reality is he would have been on the bench as long as Mahrez stays fit. He wanted security for his family so a 3 year deal is perfect.

Secondly, someone said he is lightweight. Are you mad? Dyer is solid and is very hard to shove off the ball. He is a tough cookie.

Someone questioned his age v speed. Dyer is fast, he's a direct attacking winger. Defenders are scared of him. He has bags and bags of pace even if he is 32.

You are getting a great championship player. Our fans loved him as he is always a danger and can score goals too. It's a really good signing for you. He will add some real pace, and I think you will easily get a good 3 years out of him.

Great signing! Good luck.
Thanks for your constructive post. Just as I thought an excellent Championship player with pace, skill and committment. Like many players he is top Championship, but possibly not quite good enough for the Premier League - our Danny Graham and Tommy Smiith, though in different positions, are similar in that respect.

As regards his physique, the poster might have been confusing him with Lloyd's namesake Nathan at Swansea who has to be just about the smallest player in the Prem.
[quote][p][bold]Shepshedfox[/bold] wrote: Hi , as a leicester fan hopefully I can answer some of the above. Firstly , the reason we only offered 1 year is because towards the end of the season Lloyd was on the bench use to the arrival of Mahrez. The reality is he would have been on the bench as long as Mahrez stays fit. He wanted security for his family so a 3 year deal is perfect. Secondly, someone said he is lightweight. Are you mad? Dyer is solid and is very hard to shove off the ball. He is a tough cookie. Someone questioned his age v speed. Dyer is fast, he's a direct attacking winger. Defenders are scared of him. He has bags and bags of pace even if he is 32. You are getting a great championship player. Our fans loved him as he is always a danger and can score goals too. It's a really good signing for you. He will add some real pace, and I think you will easily get a good 3 years out of him. Great signing! Good luck.[/p][/quote]Thanks for your constructive post. Just as I thought an excellent Championship player with pace, skill and committment. Like many players he is top Championship, but possibly not quite good enough for the Premier League - our Danny Graham and Tommy Smiith, though in different positions, are similar in that respect. As regards his physique, the poster might have been confusing him with Lloyd's namesake Nathan at Swansea who has to be just about the smallest player in the Prem. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 4

1:39pm Sat 17 May 14

LifeLongHornet says...

I'm not saying everyone else feels the same but I don't like Leicester generally... Perhaps a chance to use the old Matthew Spring chant:

oooohh Lloyd Dyer, used to be the scum but he's alright now

Welcome to Watford Lloyd, lets hope you bring your success with you!
I'm not saying everyone else feels the same but I don't like Leicester generally... Perhaps a chance to use the old Matthew Spring chant: oooohh Lloyd Dyer, used to be the scum but he's alright now Welcome to Watford Lloyd, lets hope you bring your success with you! LifeLongHornet
  • Score: -37

1:42pm Sat 17 May 14

tazzyboy1 says...

As a Leicester City fan i will be immensely sorry to see Lloyd go, he has epitomised exactly just what Leicester have been about this season, he has put a shift in every time he has gone on, his speed and directness scares the hell out of opposition defences, Sean Dyche said in his after match interview that he was "glad to see the back of him" when he was substituted near the end of our win at Turf Moor, he terrorised them, as he has to so many this season,.....you genuinely have a fantastic player who will give you everything when he plays, just try to give him time and let him settle into your style, dont get on his back too quickly, once he finds your style he'll repay you in spades, the man is pure class, like i said, i'm sorry to see him go but with Mahrez here he will always be first choice, Lloyd deserves better than just sitting it out week after week.....when all is said and done, when he turns it on you will go home or to the pub and talk about what a great signing he is for you, ...............all the best to you Lloyd, i hope it is good for you at Watford.............
and also, all the best for next season you Hornets!
As a Leicester City fan i will be immensely sorry to see Lloyd go, he has epitomised exactly just what Leicester have been about this season, he has put a shift in every time he has gone on, his speed and directness scares the hell out of opposition defences, Sean Dyche said in his after match interview that he was "glad to see the back of him" when he was substituted near the end of our win at Turf Moor, he terrorised them, as he has to so many this season,.....you genuinely have a fantastic player who will give you everything when he plays, just try to give him time and let him settle into your style, dont get on his back too quickly, once he finds your style he'll repay you in spades, the man is pure class, like i said, i'm sorry to see him go but with Mahrez here he will always be first choice, Lloyd deserves better than just sitting it out week after week.....when all is said and done, when he turns it on you will go home or to the pub and talk about what a great signing he is for you, ...............all the best to you Lloyd, i hope it is good for you at Watford............. and also, all the best for next season you Hornets! tazzyboy1
  • Score: 98

1:52pm Sat 17 May 14

SAHornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.
Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book.
Yep,good point mellow - not just about Christie but about Dyer's fitness level too.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.[/p][/quote]Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book.[/p][/quote]Yep,good point mellow - not just about Christie but about Dyer's fitness level too. SAHornet
  • Score: 6

2:04pm Sat 17 May 14

SAHornet says...

Really nice to hear a couple of Leicester fans commenting constructively above so thanks to Shepshedfox and tazzyboy1. Shows that visitors to our site can be welcomed and shows the likes of longcliffe to be what they are - bitter and forever twisted. Get over it longcliffe !
Really nice to hear a couple of Leicester fans commenting constructively above so thanks to Shepshedfox and tazzyboy1. Shows that visitors to our site can be welcomed and shows the likes of longcliffe to be what they are - bitter and forever twisted. Get over it longcliffe ! SAHornet
  • Score: 37

2:07pm Sat 17 May 14

Meadey39 says...

InterludeWFC wrote:
Fantastic addition to the squad - a player who can come off the bench and wreak havoc, or equally do a job from the start. A couple more experienced campaigners like this, complimented by a smattering of quality (from home or abroad) and we'll be set.

As an aside, will the signing of an out-and-out winger see a change in formation perhaps? I'm actually a fan of the 3-5-2, but having the option to completely change shape as necessary will stand us in good stead. I think opposition full backs will be quaking at the prospect of Dyer and Anya flying at them...
Not sure if Dyer has played wing back before, but possibly be looking at a 4-3-3 system for some games
[quote][p][bold]InterludeWFC[/bold] wrote: Fantastic addition to the squad - a player who can come off the bench and wreak havoc, or equally do a job from the start. A couple more experienced campaigners like this, complimented by a smattering of quality (from home or abroad) and we'll be set. As an aside, will the signing of an out-and-out winger see a change in formation perhaps? I'm actually a fan of the 3-5-2, but having the option to completely change shape as necessary will stand us in good stead. I think opposition full backs will be quaking at the prospect of Dyer and Anya flying at them...[/p][/quote]Not sure if Dyer has played wing back before, but possibly be looking at a 4-3-3 system for some games Meadey39
  • Score: 5

2:59pm Sat 17 May 14

Harrydownunder says...

I'm impressed that we are signing players this early in the off season! A sign that this season we have to get it right perhaps?
I'm impressed that we are signing players this early in the off season! A sign that this season we have to get it right perhaps? Harrydownunder
  • Score: 4

3:01pm Sat 17 May 14

1234566789 says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model!
You mean like Almunia, Reira, Cassetti and Iriney?
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model![/p][/quote]You mean like Almunia, Reira, Cassetti and Iriney? 1234566789
  • Score: 3

3:13pm Sat 17 May 14

grahamwfc says...

mellow yellow wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.
Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book.
Aye but does he have Linfords lunch box
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.[/p][/quote]Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book.[/p][/quote]Aye but does he have Linfords lunch box grahamwfc
  • Score: -7

3:21pm Sat 17 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Just read his wikipedia entry. It appears Lloyd is ex hornet Bruce's second cousin. If he shares the appetite and attitude that Bruce showed even in his second and less successful spell with us then that will add to the dressing room spirit. A spirit that at times this season seemed deficient.

Deal not completed yet, WO and wikipedia entry does not amount to definitive. After all agents are not beyond putting something like this in the public domain to attract interest from other parties, many of whom might offer Lloyd a better deal.

Positive comments from the two Leicester fans are most welcome and show, Lloyd could be very good for us. Contrast WBA fans when we bought Nathan Ellington, most of whom would have gladly paid for a tax fare for him to the Vic.

Actually quite excited by the prospect of Dyer joining, not counting chickens aside. With Anya, him and possibly the return of Vydra, we would have forward players with the ability take part in the 100m!!!!

Nothing like pace (with skill) to scare the living daylights out of the opposition.
Just read his wikipedia entry. It appears Lloyd is ex hornet Bruce's second cousin. If he shares the appetite and attitude that Bruce showed even in his second and less successful spell with us then that will add to the dressing room spirit. A spirit that at times this season seemed deficient. Deal not completed yet, WO and wikipedia entry does not amount to definitive. After all agents are not beyond putting something like this in the public domain to attract interest from other parties, many of whom might offer Lloyd a better deal. Positive comments from the two Leicester fans are most welcome and show, Lloyd could be very good for us. Contrast WBA fans when we bought Nathan Ellington, most of whom would have gladly paid for a tax fare for him to the Vic. Actually quite excited by the prospect of Dyer joining, not counting chickens aside. With Anya, him and possibly the return of Vydra, we would have forward players with the ability take part in the 100m!!!! Nothing like pace (with skill) to scare the living daylights out of the opposition. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 8

3:45pm Sat 17 May 14

JohnnyHornet says...

grahamwfc wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.
Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book.
Aye but does he have Linfords lunch box
As long as he can dribble does it matter !
[quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Happy with this potential signing but hope he's not a bit too long in the tooth at 32 years. Should still be ok, I reckon.[/p][/quote]Linford Christie won a gold medal in the 100m at 32 years of age, so I wouldn't worry about Dyer's age! The most pleasing aspect of this seems to be he is a player who rarely ever misses a match. We need some people who can stay fit. Good, safe signing in my book.[/p][/quote]Aye but does he have Linfords lunch box[/p][/quote]As long as he can dribble does it matter ! JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 3

3:51pm Sat 17 May 14

JohnnyHornet says...

Sealegs wrote:
And, as someone has said, the Pozzo "model" is to get us into the Premier League, simple. Young non-starters from Udinese hasn't worked in the main (Vydra, Abdi, etc, excepted) so perhaps this shows a realisation that we need experienced home grown players for the backbone of the team.

My only reservation is why he is leaving Leicester. I appreciate he wants a 3 year contract and not a 1 year but why were they offering him only a 1 year? Anyway, that's just looking for negatives I suppose. Good signing.
Look a quality player for nowt, fits most fans brief, what more can we ask for.
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: And, as someone has said, the Pozzo "model" is to get us into the Premier League, simple. Young non-starters from Udinese hasn't worked in the main (Vydra, Abdi, etc, excepted) so perhaps this shows a realisation that we need experienced home grown players for the backbone of the team. My only reservation is why he is leaving Leicester. I appreciate he wants a 3 year contract and not a 1 year but why were they offering him only a 1 year? Anyway, that's just looking for negatives I suppose. Good signing.[/p][/quote]Look a quality player for nowt, fits most fans brief, what more can we ask for. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 6

5:56pm Sat 17 May 14

ramage1996 says...

Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.
Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing. ramage1996
  • Score: -26

8:43pm Sat 17 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.
Why ? Please explain...
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.[/p][/quote]Why ? Please explain... soulfulhornet
  • Score: 3

8:47pm Sat 17 May 14

Rte1978 says...

CARDIFFHORN wrote:
Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model!
The 'Pozzo model' (getting bored hearing this phrase now) isn't just about youth - every squad needs a balance of youth and experience.
[quote][p][bold]CARDIFFHORN[/bold] wrote: Good if it's true but aged 32 hardly fits Pozzo model![/p][/quote]The 'Pozzo model' (getting bored hearing this phrase now) isn't just about youth - every squad needs a balance of youth and experience. Rte1978
  • Score: 3

10:44pm Sat 17 May 14

mickallen57 says...

I am well impressed with this signing ,watch us go Dyer and Anya like Barnes and Callaghan ripping up the wings .
I am well impressed with this signing ,watch us go Dyer and Anya like Barnes and Callaghan ripping up the wings . mickallen57
  • Score: 4

12:22am Sun 18 May 14

lockerbiehornet says...

ramage1996 wrote:
Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.
Who cares, we all are, now back to your crayons!
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.[/p][/quote]Who cares, we all are, now back to your crayons! lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 6

12:38am Sun 18 May 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

This is a brilliant signing! Those Leicester fans above are right, he's quality. I have no qualms over a 3 year deal if that's what it took to tempt him.
This is a brilliant signing! Those Leicester fans above are right, he's quality. I have no qualms over a 3 year deal if that's what it took to tempt him. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 4

4:47am Sun 18 May 14

Sealegs says...

It's still not on the BBC website though - I hope it's true after all this...
It's still not on the BBC website though - I hope it's true after all this... Sealegs
  • Score: -1

5:08am Sun 18 May 14

steveherts says...

Good signing and a good start to close season. I hope we get a new keeper and i would try for Kuszczak as he would be perfect and is on a free to. Lots of good free players so hopefully we will pick a few good ones up.
Good signing and a good start to close season. I hope we get a new keeper and i would try for Kuszczak as he would be perfect and is on a free to. Lots of good free players so hopefully we will pick a few good ones up. steveherts
  • Score: 3

7:12am Sun 18 May 14

b.kelso says...

32 is not bloody old....quality signing....you horns x
32 is not bloody old....quality signing....you horns x b.kelso
  • Score: 3

9:07am Sun 18 May 14

Travelling Hornet says...

Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model !
Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model ! Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 0

9:51am Sun 18 May 14

mellow yellow says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model !
What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model??
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model ![/p][/quote]What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model?? mellow yellow
  • Score: 3

9:59am Sun 18 May 14

VOReason says...

Send us di Natalie ...
Send us di Natalie ... VOReason
  • Score: 3

10:09am Sun 18 May 14

corbindallas says...

It is not just a playing signing, it is a experience Championship signing, it is a leader signing, it is a gelling signing, it is a English player signing. Beppe and Zola have both spoken out about the importance Fitz Hall played behind the scene in team building and Dyer is the same model a big presence in the dressing room and training pitch and a clever signing if it happens, which shows thought, something missing in a lot of the loans we have had so hopefully more like this will happen in the close season and early signings are vital also.
It is not just a playing signing, it is a experience Championship signing, it is a leader signing, it is a gelling signing, it is a English player signing. Beppe and Zola have both spoken out about the importance Fitz Hall played behind the scene in team building and Dyer is the same model a big presence in the dressing room and training pitch and a clever signing if it happens, which shows thought, something missing in a lot of the loans we have had so hopefully more like this will happen in the close season and early signings are vital also. corbindallas
  • Score: 7

10:17am Sun 18 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

lockerbiehornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.
Who cares, we all are, now back to your crayons!
As a long time outside observer of this site who has decided to jump on board it has been this kind of ridiculous bitchiness that has put me off.

Yes I like the idea of an experienced championship player with energy mixing with the blend we have already...the other chap is entitled to his opinion though!
[quote][p][bold]lockerbiehornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.[/p][/quote]Who cares, we all are, now back to your crayons![/p][/quote]As a long time outside observer of this site who has decided to jump on board it has been this kind of ridiculous bitchiness that has put me off. Yes I like the idea of an experienced championship player with energy mixing with the blend we have already...the other chap is entitled to his opinion though! Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 5

10:29am Sun 18 May 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Sealegs wrote:
It's still not on the BBC website though - I hope it's true after all this...
The deal won’t be formally completed until the transfer window re-opens on July 1
[quote][p][bold]Sealegs[/bold] wrote: It's still not on the BBC website though - I hope it's true after all this...[/p][/quote]The deal won’t be formally completed until the transfer window re-opens on July 1 lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 3

10:47am Sun 18 May 14

Chris the Vic says...

Picking up on a point that Cardiffhorn made.

This signing does not fit the Pozzo model but then did the shameful performances of regularly conceding in the last ten minutes or surrendering two goal leads fit with what the Pozzos want?

This guy has a cracking record, if we have got him well done Nani and Sannino we definitely need players of his ilk along with Troy and other triers.

His disciplinary record is good and keeping 11 players on the pitch has to be one of our main aims.

A good year from Lloyd will be worth a lot to us so lets be positive and not worry about the Pozzo model.
Picking up on a point that Cardiffhorn made. This signing does not fit the Pozzo model but then did the shameful performances of regularly conceding in the last ten minutes or surrendering two goal leads fit with what the Pozzos want? This guy has a cracking record, if we have got him well done Nani and Sannino we definitely need players of his ilk along with Troy and other triers. His disciplinary record is good and keeping 11 players on the pitch has to be one of our main aims. A good year from Lloyd will be worth a lot to us so lets be positive and not worry about the Pozzo model. Chris the Vic
  • Score: 4

10:52am Sun 18 May 14

Travelling Hornet says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model !
What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model??
My point is for those not that bright is the guy we signed was replaced by a young foreigner in the Leicester side, the same stereotype that the Pozzos go for.
Now if we had signed him from his French club LeHavre,people would be critical of yet another young player who doesn't know and never played in the Championship and yet this guy is better than Dyer .
Oh the Iriney !
Hope that's clear enough for you.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model ![/p][/quote]What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model??[/p][/quote]My point is for those not that bright is the guy we signed was replaced by a young foreigner in the Leicester side, the same stereotype that the Pozzos go for. Now if we had signed him from his French club LeHavre,people would be critical of yet another young player who doesn't know and never played in the Championship and yet this guy is better than Dyer . Oh the Iriney ! Hope that's clear enough for you. Travelling Hornet
  • Score: -2

11:04am Sun 18 May 14

Denzil D says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model !
What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model??
I think TH is pointing out a certain irony in this signing, but is missing a crucial point...we already have (or have access to) talented young foreign players like Mahrez. Why has he flourished in the past months? Because Leicester have a core of players with proven experience in England and who are fit, tough, skillful and vocal. This provides a consistent platform for these young overseas players to perform to their ability.
Dyer gives us one more player in that mould.
2 or 3 more and we'll be back on track.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model ![/p][/quote]What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model??[/p][/quote]I think TH is pointing out a certain irony in this signing, but is missing a crucial point...we already have (or have access to) talented young foreign players like Mahrez. Why has he flourished in the past months? Because Leicester have a core of players with proven experience in England and who are fit, tough, skillful and vocal. This provides a consistent platform for these young overseas players to perform to their ability. Dyer gives us one more player in that mould. 2 or 3 more and we'll be back on track. Denzil D
  • Score: 10

12:18pm Sun 18 May 14

ramage1996 says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.
Why ? Please explain...
I see the logic of signing older players that have played at the very top of the game at their peak like Galli played for over a decade in probably the greatest defence ever at Milan, Casseti at Roma and 5 Italian caps and the likes of Almunia with his experience at Arsenal at the top of English football and a Champions League final, going further back, Ronny Rosenthal was an inspiration when he signed and he had played at the top level for most of his career.

Lloyd Dyer has played the majority of his career in the lower leagues, he is ageing on a long contract.
The Leicester fans like him as he is a hard worker but seem amused on their message board that the WO said he can play wing back as they are saying he can't tackle, he also only set up one goal last year so isn't creative.

So im a bit surprised people on here are getting their panties moist over this signing..
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.[/p][/quote]Why ? Please explain...[/p][/quote]I see the logic of signing older players that have played at the very top of the game at their peak like Galli played for over a decade in probably the greatest defence ever at Milan, Casseti at Roma and 5 Italian caps and the likes of Almunia with his experience at Arsenal at the top of English football and a Champions League final, going further back, Ronny Rosenthal was an inspiration when he signed and he had played at the top level for most of his career. Lloyd Dyer has played the majority of his career in the lower leagues, he is ageing on a long contract. The Leicester fans like him as he is a hard worker but seem amused on their message board that the WO said he can play wing back as they are saying he can't tackle, he also only set up one goal last year so isn't creative. So im a bit surprised people on here are getting their panties moist over this signing.. ramage1996
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Sun 18 May 14

Stoney77 says...

Travelling Hornet wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Travelling Hornet wrote:
Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model !
What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model??
My point is for those not that bright is the guy we signed was replaced by a young foreigner in the Leicester side, the same stereotype that the Pozzos go for.
Now if we had signed him from his French club LeHavre,people would be critical of yet another young player who doesn't know and never played in the Championship and yet this guy is better than Dyer .
Oh the Iriney !
Hope that's clear enough for you.
Nice patronising post there in response to a simple question. Chill out and enjoy the sunshine.... You helmet
[quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Travelling Hornet[/bold] wrote: Everyone on this forum is waxing lyrical about the signing of Dyer as a good solid championship player and bemoaning 'The Pozzo model' of player recruitment , well good people the player that took Dyers place in Leicesters side is the young Frenchman Mahrez who fits exactly the Pozzo model ![/p][/quote]What's your point? That the 'Pozzo model' isn't actually the Pozzo model??[/p][/quote]My point is for those not that bright is the guy we signed was replaced by a young foreigner in the Leicester side, the same stereotype that the Pozzos go for. Now if we had signed him from his French club LeHavre,people would be critical of yet another young player who doesn't know and never played in the Championship and yet this guy is better than Dyer . Oh the Iriney ! Hope that's clear enough for you.[/p][/quote]Nice patronising post there in response to a simple question. Chill out and enjoy the sunshine.... You helmet Stoney77
  • Score: 3

6:30am Mon 19 May 14

endean2 says...

wow, the vitriol that comes from this site at times.
the insults, bitchiness that flows from from some here (you all know who
you are) is beyond a joke. The sooner the next season is underway the
better we can discuss the games not simply insult each other.

come on guys , try to be nicer to each other.
wow, the vitriol that comes from this site at times. the insults, bitchiness that flows from from some here (you all know who you are) is beyond a joke. The sooner the next season is underway the better we can discuss the games not simply insult each other. come on guys , try to be nicer to each other. endean2
  • Score: 5

8:15am Mon 19 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

endean2 wrote:
wow, the vitriol that comes from this site at times.
the insults, bitchiness that flows from from some here (you all know who
you are) is beyond a joke. The sooner the next season is underway the
better we can discuss the games not simply insult each other.

come on guys , try to be nicer to each other.
Agree totally.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: wow, the vitriol that comes from this site at times. the insults, bitchiness that flows from from some here (you all know who you are) is beyond a joke. The sooner the next season is underway the better we can discuss the games not simply insult each other. come on guys , try to be nicer to each other.[/p][/quote]Agree totally. Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 1

8:23am Mon 19 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

I agree with the other posters who have welcomed the 2 Leicester contributers and their constructive and thoughtful comments. I used to comment a lot on the BBC sport website (which is sadly no longer). Sharing insights about other fans teams was great and much better than constantly trying to wind people up.

Message for Longcliffe...Please take some inspiration from the humility of your fellow Leicester supporters.
I agree with the other posters who have welcomed the 2 Leicester contributers and their constructive and thoughtful comments. I used to comment a lot on the BBC sport website (which is sadly no longer). Sharing insights about other fans teams was great and much better than constantly trying to wind people up. Message for Longcliffe...Please take some inspiration from the humility of your fellow Leicester supporters. Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 3

8:27am Mon 19 May 14

Under The Scoreboard says...

ramage1996 wrote:
soulfulhornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.
Why ? Please explain...
I see the logic of signing older players that have played at the very top of the game at their peak like Galli played for over a decade in probably the greatest defence ever at Milan, Casseti at Roma and 5 Italian caps and the likes of Almunia with his experience at Arsenal at the top of English football and a Champions League final, going further back, Ronny Rosenthal was an inspiration when he signed and he had played at the top level for most of his career.

Lloyd Dyer has played the majority of his career in the lower leagues, he is ageing on a long contract.
The Leicester fans like him as he is a hard worker but seem amused on their message board that the WO said he can play wing back as they are saying he can't tackle, he also only set up one goal last year so isn't creative.

So im a bit surprised people on here are getting their panties moist over this signing..
I don't entirely agree but I see your point.

You certainly seem a lot more intelligent and thoughtful than someone who plays with crayons!
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.[/p][/quote]Why ? Please explain...[/p][/quote]I see the logic of signing older players that have played at the very top of the game at their peak like Galli played for over a decade in probably the greatest defence ever at Milan, Casseti at Roma and 5 Italian caps and the likes of Almunia with his experience at Arsenal at the top of English football and a Champions League final, going further back, Ronny Rosenthal was an inspiration when he signed and he had played at the top level for most of his career. Lloyd Dyer has played the majority of his career in the lower leagues, he is ageing on a long contract. The Leicester fans like him as he is a hard worker but seem amused on their message board that the WO said he can play wing back as they are saying he can't tackle, he also only set up one goal last year so isn't creative. So im a bit surprised people on here are getting their panties moist over this signing..[/p][/quote]I don't entirely agree but I see your point. You certainly seem a lot more intelligent and thoughtful than someone who plays with crayons! Under The Scoreboard
  • Score: 2

10:01am Mon 19 May 14

G_Whiz says...

Interesting comments by leicester fans.....

http://www.leicester
mercury.co.uk/Lloyd-
Dyer-way-Leicester-C
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tail/story.html
Interesting comments by leicester fans..... http://www.leicester mercury.co.uk/Lloyd- Dyer-way-Leicester-C ity-Ben-Hamer-set-si gn/story-21107186-de tail/story.html G_Whiz
  • Score: 0

10:07am Mon 19 May 14

longcliffe says...

SAHornet wrote:
Really nice to hear a couple of Leicester fans commenting constructively above so thanks to Shepshedfox and tazzyboy1. Shows that visitors to our site can be welcomed and shows the likes of longcliffe to be what they are - bitter and forever twisted. Get over it longcliffe !
Lloyd Dyer is a very good player and should improve your team. He has a lot of pace and will get his fair share of goals. I hope he can win promotion for Watford.
Who is the bitter one SA?
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: Really nice to hear a couple of Leicester fans commenting constructively above so thanks to Shepshedfox and tazzyboy1. Shows that visitors to our site can be welcomed and shows the likes of longcliffe to be what they are - bitter and forever twisted. Get over it longcliffe ![/p][/quote]Lloyd Dyer is a very good player and should improve your team. He has a lot of pace and will get his fair share of goals. I hope he can win promotion for Watford. Who is the bitter one SA? longcliffe
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12:02pm Mon 19 May 14

soulfulhornet says...

Ramage1996, Dyer has played most of his career at this level, though he helped get Wycombe to the play-offs in League 2, helped them get promoted to League 1, helped Leicester promoted twice - plus the failed play-offs in 2012/13. He also helped WBA promoted to the Prem too. He is a winner and a good team player.

His record with Leicester is good - he stayed for 6 years which in this era shows loyalty.

Not all players are great tacklers - your namesake in the 90's was one of the most gifted midfield players at the Vic, but tackling back was not his strength either.

The top professionals you talk about would cost too much in wages probably.

Strong signing if true not the answer alone as the defence is more of a worry. We were the third highest scoresr in the Championship finishing 13th, but let in too many silly goals and too many at set pieces.
Ramage1996, Dyer has played most of his career at this level, though he helped get Wycombe to the play-offs in League 2, helped them get promoted to League 1, helped Leicester promoted twice - plus the failed play-offs in 2012/13. He also helped WBA promoted to the Prem too. He is a winner and a good team player. His record with Leicester is good - he stayed for 6 years which in this era shows loyalty. Not all players are great tacklers - your namesake in the 90's was one of the most gifted midfield players at the Vic, but tackling back was not his strength either. The top professionals you talk about would cost too much in wages probably. Strong signing if true not the answer alone as the defence is more of a worry. We were the third highest scoresr in the Championship finishing 13th, but let in too many silly goals and too many at set pieces. soulfulhornet
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1:59pm Mon 19 May 14

Harry's Bar says...

ramage1996 wrote:
soulfulhornet wrote:
ramage1996 wrote:
Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.
Why ? Please explain...
I see the logic of signing older players that have played at the very top of the game at their peak like Galli played for over a decade in probably the greatest defence ever at Milan, Casseti at Roma and 5 Italian caps and the likes of Almunia with his experience at Arsenal at the top of English football and a Champions League final, going further back, Ronny Rosenthal was an inspiration when he signed and he had played at the top level for most of his career.

Lloyd Dyer has played the majority of his career in the lower leagues, he is ageing on a long contract.
The Leicester fans like him as he is a hard worker but seem amused on their message board that the WO said he can play wing back as they are saying he can't tackle, he also only set up one goal last year so isn't creative.

So im a bit surprised people on here are getting their panties moist over this signing..
I'm not getting a moist on yet. A useful addition to the squad but not season changing. Toszer, Vydra, a commanding centre half and an outfield leader could lead to raised excitement levels though.
[quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ramage1996[/bold] wrote: Im not as impressed as some on here at this signing.[/p][/quote]Why ? Please explain...[/p][/quote]I see the logic of signing older players that have played at the very top of the game at their peak like Galli played for over a decade in probably the greatest defence ever at Milan, Casseti at Roma and 5 Italian caps and the likes of Almunia with his experience at Arsenal at the top of English football and a Champions League final, going further back, Ronny Rosenthal was an inspiration when he signed and he had played at the top level for most of his career. Lloyd Dyer has played the majority of his career in the lower leagues, he is ageing on a long contract. The Leicester fans like him as he is a hard worker but seem amused on their message board that the WO said he can play wing back as they are saying he can't tackle, he also only set up one goal last year so isn't creative. So im a bit surprised people on here are getting their panties moist over this signing..[/p][/quote]I'm not getting a moist on yet. A useful addition to the squad but not season changing. Toszer, Vydra, a commanding centre half and an outfield leader could lead to raised excitement levels though. Harry's Bar
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11:31am Sat 24 May 14

bornyellow says...

Watch him last year and was impressed, he should suit our attacking style but what concerns me more is the leaky defence and leaking last minute-stoppage time goals...its paramount to fix this problem if we're to make a promotion push..
Watch him last year and was impressed, he should suit our attacking style but what concerns me more is the leaky defence and leaking last minute-stoppage time goals...its paramount to fix this problem if we're to make a promotion push.. bornyellow
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