'We could have had eight' says Dicks

NO League points since October 25 and Wivenhoe slip ever closer the Ridgeons League Premier Division trap door.

Mike Bacon

'We could have had eight' says Dicks

NO League points since October 25 and Wivenhoe slip ever closer the Ridgeons League Premier Division trap door.

However just a single goal defeat to Harwich & Parkeston on Friday night, and Dragons' boss Julian Dicks is feeling much more confident about Wivenhoe's chances of survival.

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“On Friday, we could have won, in fact we could have had eight,” Dicks said.

“They were missing a few players, but we were a hell of a lot better.

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“As I've always said to the players, just give me 110% for 90 minutes and things will improve.”

However there was an ominous warning for the Wivenhoe players from the boss that their fitness needs improving.

“We are conceding too many goals in the last 20 minutes or so and that is down to fitness,” Dicks added.

“I'll tell you, some are so unfit it's unbelievable. I don't care what level of football you play at, you should always strive to be as fit as you can.

“I'll be working on that with the team.”


YES the Green'Un is back, back again and back once more.

From this weekend the sports supplement in the EADT on Saturdays and Mondays is being re-branded the Green'Un.

Already readers of the Evening Star will know Monday's sports supplement in that particular paper is called the Green'Un and along with GreenUn24 (www.greenun24.co.uk), the Green'Un title has never been stronger.

Of course it is not the same as a Saturday night sports paper, but have you yet checked out the Green'Un website at 8pm on a Saturday night.

Many scribes have already put on match reports, there is all the non-league results from the day's games and of course for Ipswich Town and Colchester United fans, there is a full match reaction and quotes stories.

Who said the Green'Un was no more?


CONGRATULATIONS to Crane Sports and Beccles Town who will both be playing at Portman Road later in the season in the Suffolk Senior Cup final.

What a great day out for both sides that will be.

Also, well done to Salvation Army and Redgrave Rangers, who move into the Suffolk Primary Cup final. And finally, well done to my local village boys at Shotley.

They won 2-1 against Needham Market Vets, a result which has seen them move off the bottom of SIL division six for the first time since early November.

Get in there . . . division five here we come.


NICE to see my very old (sorry old) colleague Mr Neal Manning at Bloomfields, Needham Market on Saturday.

Neal was instrumental in getting me involved in the non-league game many years ago now, and I have to thank him a great deal for all his experience and advice over the years.

We used to go to games every Tuesday night without fail for many years and yes trust me, he was as gruff then as he is now.

Only kidding mate.

See you again soon.

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