Moncur: ‘The Terminator’s’ return is brilliant

Moncs (1)ClaretandHugh blogger JOHN MONCUR couldn’t be happier with today’s announcement that Julian Dicks has joined the coaching staff.

And in this blog he talks about the shared history ‘The Terminator’ has with Slaven Bilic.

He also suggests another appointment if Slav wants to add even more passion to the Hammers squad! 


That was my immediate reaction to the news that Dicksie had joined Slav’s backroom coaching staff although it’s not a huge surprise because the two were big mates during their time together as players.

Julian is a Hammers cult hero and both he and Slav shared the same approach to the game – they are fighters, hard men who give the lot – precisely what’s demanded by every Iron supporter.

It’s absolutely great to see the club being reclaimed by the guys who meant so much to the fans and who have everything West Ham to offer.

I’m a big mate of Julian’s and was pretty close to Slav during his time here and what’s happening is brilliant because beyond anything else there is going to be real discipline in the dressing room.

They both admired each other’s attitude to the game – they were two of a kind so we can expect them to bond again very quickly. I’m loving this close season. First and foremost I’m a West Ham nut and the arrival of guys like Slav and Dicksie is just fantastic.

‘The Terminator has revealed that he will  be involved on the training pitch and in the meetings . Trust me he will have a real input. This is not a cosmetic, window dressing appointment. Julian brings his heart and soul to everything he does.

I am absolutely convinced now that we will see a return to the West Ham United we all love and carry in our hearts with Slav producing the passing game for which we have always been renowned whilst adding the steel an guts which Julian typifies.

We are going to see some real passion and if Slav wants a bit more he knows where I am. Slav mate, I’m waiting for the telephone call. 🙂


About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

14 comments on “Moncur: ‘The Terminator’s’ return is brilliant

  1. Fantastic addition to the fold Hugh,you’re getting as good a back room team as Slav lol.
    Great again to read an ex pro and true fan’s views,always liked Moncs nice footballer with a bit of steel and a great sense of humour. If he’s got something to bring to the table Slav could do worse than to give him a bell.

  2. Absolutely fantastic..! We all now REALLY know there won’t be any half a#sed performances like the back end of last year.
    I’m well happy 🙂

  3. But you know WEST HAM will struggle without BFS everyone else says so… #COYI
    Really though I’ll have a JD & BILIC anytime

    • Ahh but we can only dream of being as wise as Merson,Sourness,Brown-Tongue etc
      I’m with you Tiddy I’d take our current option any day

  4. On the official Site they’re claiming there’s to be an announcement about one of our first team players this evening?

  5. Is this a competition he said I said ?
    Who cares as long as we find out the truth and written so we all want to read it,
    I read this site and don’t care what the official or wetpants or Kumb report
    Great column written by a real man

  6. I wouldnt know KUMB if it slapped me in the face so to speak.Never been there.It is a mythical beast as far as im concerned,lol

  7. Enjoyable read.We are going to have some tough guys in the coaching staff.Get Hartson in & no one will want to mess with them on the touchline 😉

  8. Make Ruddock the new Ladies manager that would be interesting,

  9. Haha that would put the cat among the pigeons,a very big fat cat

  10. As long as they don’t let him near the financial side of things I have seen him on won’t pay we take it away
    Would not want to fight his old lady either

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