Macari on Dicksy

DicksFormer Hammers manager Lou Macari has told the Stoke Sentinel of his memories of Julian Dicks after reading about his appointment in Slaven’s backroom team.

“I was interested to read about Julian Dicks being promoted to first-team coach at his beloved club West Ham. He was a player there when I was manager some 25 years ago now – and what a player he was.”

“He never quite played a full international for his country in the end, but I can tell you he was better, tougher, stronger and quicker than any full back playing for England in the last five years.”

“I remember one of the first phone calls I got at West Ham was from Terry Venables, who was Tottenham boss at the time, and he wanted to sign Julian.”

“That told me all I needed to know about how good Julian was, before working closely with him, and obviously my answer to Terry was a polite”

“Julian would run through brick walls for you and when he went on one of his barnstorming runs forward the crowd went bonkers.”

“And when he smashed a penalty, he’d very nearly knock the goalkeeper into the back of the net as well.”



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Macari on Dicksy

  1. You know through the passage of time I’ve got to like Lou a lot more than when he was manager,his comments above are spot on and he seemed a good bloke in that programme about the Stoke kit man Neil Baldwin,if you didn’t watch it you should try http://m.stokesentinel.co.uk/Stoke-City-Lou-Macari-hails-Neil-Baldwin-film-big/story-22913445-detail/story.html

  2. I watched that & i bet lou won a few quid on Dicksy becoming part of the coaching staff! 😉

  3. When he played with Ruddock are back 4 took no prisoners and enabled Di Cannio,Sinclair and Kanoute to play good football ,as a supporter you had everything you could want to watch and if he brings half of that commitment to our team great

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