WISBECH: Fenmen set for fiery encounter against hardman Julian Dicks and The Dragons

PUBLISHED: 11:14 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010

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Wivenhoe Town v Needham Market in the Ridgeons league at Broad Lane, Wivenhoe.
Wivenhoe - [Blue] Needham [red].
This is ex pro footballer Julian Dicks who is set to buy Wivenhoe FC.

pics by Alex Fairfull 20-12-08
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Sport - Wivenhoe Town v Needham Market in the Ridgeons league at Broad Lane, Wivenhoe. Wivenhoe - [Blue] Needham [red]. This is ex pro footballer Julian Dicks who is set to buy Wivenhoe FC. pics by Alex Fairfull 20-12-08 MyPhotos24 ref - af 08 wiv v needham 14 EADT 22.12.08 ES 22/12/08

By ADAM LAZZARI JULIAN DICKS, the former West Ham, Liverpool and Birmingham City left-back, made tackles to make people s eyes water. On Saturday the 40-year-old will be making his debut as manager of Wivenhoe Town when they travel to Wisbech s Outwell gr

By ADAM LAZZARI

JULIAN DICKS, the former West Ham, Liverpool and Birmingham City left-back, made tackles to make people's eyes water.

On Saturday the 40-year-old will be making his debut as manager of Wivenhoe Town when they travel to Wisbech's Outwell ground.

If Dicks inspires his players to play in his mould, the Fenmen can expect a fiery battle against the side, nicknamed The Dragons.

Wisbech player-manager Gary Setchell said: "My players never shirk a challenge so it could be blood and thunder game. That's, perhaps been our problem lately and I've spoken to the lads about discipline this week because we're getting too many suspensions."

Dicks was due to make his debut as the Essex club's manager on Saturday at King's Lynn Reserves but, as with all Ridgeons League games, the match was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

The Wivenhoe players can expect a tough time from Dicks as he tries to halt a nine-match losing run.

They have been suffering heavy defeats, including a 5-0 loss at home to Tiptree United in their last match.

The Fenmen, meanwhile, have not won in 11 games.

Setchell failed in his bid to bring striker Darren Jimson back to the Wisbech.

The 30-year-old had spoken to the Wisbech boss about a possible return to the Fenmen but opted to stay with Soham.


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