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Daws: “Thanks and I hope I have done you proud”

By Hughie Southon

Craig Dawson will now of course be playing the gold of Wolves but has made it clear he will never forget his days in the claret and blue of West Ham.

The same will be true of the Hammers fans who found a new cult hero to add to those who have become mini legends during their time at the club.

But for obviously tricky personal issues the central defender would still be at the London Stadium after -two and a half years, 87 appearances and nine goals.

The one time Watford discard picked up on loan and then for £3 million is as big a value for money player as we have ever had at the club which he makes it clear has meant as much to him as he did to us.

And in a farewell message to the Hammers and fans per Football: London, Daws makes it clear what his time at the club meant to him

He said: “What a two-and-a-half years it’s been. As a club, we have achieved so much more than we could have imagined and I will forever cherish those moments.

“I have nothing but love and respect for the club, players and staff; some of the best bunch of people I could have wished to work with, but personally it was time for me to go home to my family.

“To the fans, the support has been unbelievable; a noise that always filled the stadium. Thank you for making me so welcome.

“I hope I have done you proud. I will be cheering on the Hammers from the sidelines and wish the club the best of luck for the future.”

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Daws: “Thanks and I hope I have done you proud”

  1. ” Done us Proud ” ……..
    What a massive understatement that is. ..
    Many fans doubted his signing, but wow were they proved to be wrong, he wore his heart on his sleeve for every minute of every game & proved to be an absolute colossus in defence & chipped in with his fair share of goals as well, my only regret is that we never signed him earlier in his career because as central defender’s go, he is right up there with some West Ham legends ( Alvin & Ginge spring to mind )
    Hope all goes well for the rest of your career Dawn’s & thank you for the time you spent at our club, you will be sorely missed .

  2. Cheers Craig, top man. Very best to you and yours. Every fan I’ve spoken to says the same, we are proud to call you one of us, a super Iron. Thanks for everything.

  3. We Hammers fans love a player who gives everything out on the pitch. Daws was that man. He over-shadowed all those big money signings we have made in recent years and is someone we should always respect and welcome back even in opposing colours. Thanks Daws. Have I missed it, or has the club not yet brought itself to acknowledge and thank the man for his service on their official site?

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