Honest Dicksie pulls no punches


DicksJulian Dicks never minces his words which is why we love him.

He avoids ‘spin’like the plague even on the official site so when he announces: “We were poor” it’s a moment of relief and admiration.

And he makes no bones about the fact that was the case after the game as the Irons had  struggled to get past Sunderland.

He told “The result is always more important than the performance and today was a good case because we were poor.  “The whole atmosphere seemed really low but all that mattered was the three points.

“These things happen. I’ve played in many games in which we’ve been poor and we’ve won and others when we’ve been absolutely fantastic and we’ve lost, so that’s just football.

“Again, you can’t put your finger on it. It wasn’t the best of games from our point of view, while I thought Sunderland played well and deserved a point at least, but we’re happy with the three points.”

Dicks says the Hammers will need to improve when Spurs arrive on Wednesday evening saying:“Of course we can stay in the top six but we have to work hard in every game.

“Tottenham are a good side and we can’t afford to play like that – we have to be on our game against them.

“Every game is tough, whether it’s home or away and the players have to perform. There’s no reason why we can’t stay where we are.

“They’re a great bunch of lads with great team spirit and there is a good vibe around the place.”

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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!"

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  • Dainon says:

    Can’t believe Dicksy thinks that they deserved at least a point, we almost had 3 goals and they never got that close to scoring one— they had some chances but their shooting was abysmal. .. If they can’t shoot straight they deserve nothing – shootings a very important part of the game and if you are bad at it you’ll be in the brown stuff sooner than later

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