Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Dicks Takes A Nine Iron To Neill's Head!
All credit to the Metro here. I loved this interview with Julian Dicks about Lucas Neill so much that I have lifted it for readers of this blog. Dicks rants:
"Lucas Neill looks like he will re-sign for West Ham after seemingly ending his stay at the club in a row over money. Is it me, or am I missing something here? He's 31. Hardly in his prime but he does a job at right back."
"He gives the team a bit of steel. He's an uncompromising figure and knows the Premier League very well. But he's 31! I am told he was offered a two or three-year deal with the Hammers on about £40,000 a week.
''The word is that he was on £75,000 a week and was obviously unhappy at the reduced wages. But, come on, £40,000 a week! It's time he showed the club a little loyalty. I can understand that every player must look out for himself financially and I know only too well that a career can be a short one but £40,000 a week for the next couple of years ain't bad, is it?"
"I used to earn £650 a week and thought I was rich! Mr Neill needs to get a reality check. As I have said, he is 31 not 35. Presumably he has come round to the idea as I am told he will re-sign and he is a solid right-back and will do a job for us. And we certainly need players who can do their jobs if we are to better the ninth spot in the league last season."
The best bit of the Metro article is the headline, "West Ham legend Dicks hits out at Lucas Neill"; now that is one fight I would pay to see, especially if Neill leaves and Dicksy brings his golf clubs!
Posted by Hammersfan at 12:35