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West Ham hero Julian Dicks to do Q&A session at Hornchurch pub

PUBLISHED: 13:20 13 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:20 13 March 2015

West Ham legend Julian Dicks receives a guard of honour at Upton Park. Picture: Jamie McDonald/Allsport

West Ham legend Julian Dicks receives a guard of honour at Upton Park. Picture: Jamie McDonald/Allsport

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A legendary former West Ham footballer will be returning to his fan base heartland to take part in a Q&A session in Hornchurch.

Julian Dicks, ex-Hammers defender, will be at The George II in High Street, where he will meet and greet fans, talk about his sporting days and discuss what he has been up to since he hung up his football boots.

The 46-year-old, who is known as The Terminator, kick-started his football career at Birmingham City, aged just 14 before he joined West Ham in 1988.

He did a 13-month stint at Liverpool in 1993 and returned to the Hammers in October 1994 where he continued playing for a further five years.

Mr Dicks, who also played for the England squad six times during his career, said: “I am really looking forward to returning to Hornchurch as it will be like catching up with old friends.

“It’ll be fun and I can’t wait to hear what questions I’ll be asked.”

In June, Mr Dicks – who retired from playing in 2001 after more than 250 games for for the Hammers – returned to the club as manager of West Ham Ladies.

Peter Poyston, entertainments manager at the pub, said: “Julian is quite a cult hero at West Ham – he wore his heart on his sleeve and he had the interests of the fans at heart.

“He will stop and talk to the fans, a lot of them aren’t like that. He’s a people person.”

Peter, who knew the footballer when he was a groundsman at Upton Park, said the pub was hoping to hold more Q&A sessions in the future, with big names such as Ray Winstone.

“All sorts of people from the are have done well – it’s nice for people to able to meet and greet them,” he added.

The event takes place on Wednesday (March 18) at 8pm.

For more information or to obtain tickets call 01708 621366 or visit facebook.com/groups/TheGeorgehornchurch/


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