Dawson: “West Ham fans are everywhere – the club is massive”


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Craig Dawson’s move to Wolves was one of the major problems at West Ham during a difficult season.

Brilliant at the back and the scorer of ten goals in all competitions during his time with us, he moved on for personal issues.

Daws had been brought in on loan by David Moyes and proved to be a serious bargain when joining the club permanently from Watford for just £2 million before going on to become a superb acquisition.

He could even receive a medal for his part in the Hammers European Conference success should they win tonight having played and scored in the game against Silkeborg before appearing in the two games against Anderlecht.

The 33 year old has since gone on to become a regular in a Wolves side which finished in mid table showing again that he certainly has a couple of years left in him.

And commenting on the Hammers game tonight he said: ‘It was actually a Wolves fan who told me I’d get a medal. But I don’t know if that’s the case or not. I just hope they do it, win it and achieve something special together.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish I could be in Prague to cheer on the lads. Instead I’ll be glued to my television screen at home with my football-mad son who will be trying to stay up and watch it!

It was sad to leave. Very, very sad. I loved every minute of my time at West Ham. But the opportunity came to come to a historic club in Wolves and it was the right time for me to move home with my family.

It’s crazy, West Ham fans are everywhere. There are so many of them. When I signed, I knew it was a big club, with a big history, with a big fanbase, but you don’t realise how massive it is until you’re in that bubble.”

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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!"

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