My tribe

West Ham great Dicks: About time Neill showed some loyalty

Former West Ham defender Julian Dicks believes it is time Lucas Neill showed some loyalty to the club. The 41-year old says that the Australian international needs to take a reality check as he continues to hold out for an improved offer from the cash-strapped club.

"Is it me, or am I missing something here?" Dicks said.

"He's 31. Hardly in his prime, but he does a job at right back. I am told he was offered a two or three-year deal with the Hammers on about ($80,000) a week.

"The word is that he was on ($150,000) a week and was obviously unhappy at the reduced wages. But, come on, ($80,000) a week.

"It's time he showed the club a little loyalty. I can understand every player must look out for himself . . . but ($80,000) a week for the next couple of years ain't bad, is it? Mr Neill needs to get a reality check."

Neill has reportedly been considering offers from the Hammers as well as Sunderland and Turkish club Galatasaray.

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?