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Irons team spirit slides as duo look to join drop rivals

By Hughie Southon

West Ham have a serious problem on their hands given the current attitudes of Michail Antonio and Craig Dawson.

The central defender’s position is more understandable than the No 9 given his personal problems which have seen him doing his utmost to get a move to Wolves.

He was of course hopeful he would be on his way in the summer but the club’s failure to find a replacement after Issa Diop virtually went on strike made it impossible.

Now Wolves are back for him at a fee of around £3 million and Antonio who has made his position about being No 2 to Gianluca Scamacca very clear. He isn’t  a happy bunny.

Daws has a stronger case given difficult personal problems but West Ham too are in a really tough place with little defensive cover at central defence should they allow him to move on.

Difficult though the position is for all sides it really doesn’t sound the greatest idea to let two players leave for a club also involved in a relegation fight.

With two seriously unhappy senior dressing room figures so unhappy it’s pretty clear team spirit, which  hasn’t looked great recently, may be seriously affected .


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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

4 comments on “Irons team spirit slides as duo look to join drop rivals

  1. Let him go best not have him upsetting the Apple cart . He won’t rip up trees at wolves so no problem best have players who want to put in the effort .

  2. Get them out. Antonio and Dawson have had their day. Aguerd is a massive upgrade on Dawson and Scamacca is only 23 but i think he might step up with the responsibility of being the main man once Antonio is out the door.

  3. Can understand Dawson situation and he is the sort of bloke who will give his all despite the circumstances. With Antonio it should be blindingly obvious to him that his form has fallen off a cliff and he is regularly missing goal chances. I’m amazed he gets any game time, can only be because Scamacca not fully fit.

  4. Scammaca has been struggling with fitness then illness then injury. He hasn’t had a lot of luck so far in his West Ham career.

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