A few West Ham fans are talking about former captain Lucas Neill after the club tweeted out that today is his birthday.
The former centre-back played at West Ham for two seasons from 2007-2009 and played 89 times for the club, scoring once. (Transfermarkt) His time at the club ended sooner than most expected after he couldn’t agree to terms with the club after he supposedly would not take a pay cut. (The Guardian)
Neill also played at fellow Premier League side Everton, along with Blackburn and Galatasaray SK before he retired in July 2014. He played with current West Ham legend Mark Noble, who made his debut for the club in 2004, during his time in East London. (Transfermarkt)
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Whilst he was at the club, the Hammers finished in tenth and ninth place and also managed to get to the quarter-finals of the League Cup. (West Ham)
Here is what fans are saying about the former player:
Happy birthday to the captain who refused to take a 50% per cent pay cut for a new contract then signed for Everton while at the same time taking a 50% percent pay cut.
— J.O’B (@chanceig) March 9, 2020
Yeah, he was a great captain by all accounts but is one of those who seems to get away with things Scott free.
— Andy Phipps (@AndyJPhipps) March 9, 2020
Lucash. Another mercenary who took far more from @WestHam than he gave.
— godstonevineyards (@godstonevines) March 9, 2020
Funny how people see things differently from watching the same thing. Always thought he was shocking. Him and Upson, terrible players
— Daryl Lewis (@darylwhu) March 9, 2020
One our better captains in recent years. A real leader and someone needed when the chips were down. Happy birthday
— stevie worboyes (@steviehammer) March 9, 2020
Could do with his leadership now. One of our better captains in recent times https://t.co/DDxu07TibH
— Kevin Slade (SD&CC) (@KevinSladeSDCC) March 9, 2020
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