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Thanks for everything Daws

By Hughie Southon

Thanks Craig Dawson.

It would be reasonable to claim the departed central defender was the best David Moyes signing during his time in charge.

Brought in on loan before being bought for £3 million, he has produced some titanic performances and managed eight goals in all competitions.

As value for money goes it really doesn’t get much better than that and congratulations to the manager for unearthing a player whom Watford felt had no future – no surprise there given that club’s record.

Sadly, it didn’t end well but we are pleased that given his difficult personal circumstances – not for publication here – the 32 year old and the club found a way through the problems.

It wasn’t easy for either side with the player desperately needing out and the club suffering injuries at central defence.

But thankfully a way was found so it’s all worked out well despite him joining a club which currently represents a relegation rival but hopefully not for long in our case.

Thanks for everything Craig and well done to the club and player!



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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

5 comments on “Thanks for everything Daws

  1. Alot of negativity around the club with the board still backing the Moyes when it’s so obvious he has to go. But one huge shout out to Dawson. I have to say I was not impressed when we signed him but I just never realised what a leader he was. Every game he played he just impressed me more and more. Moyes treatment of him at the end was embarrassing, not granting his wish last two windies, delaying his move this window..

  2. Great shame that he has left us. I felt that our slump in form coincided with him being out with injury. I am not sure what Baggies fans will think of him joining Wolves

  3. Gosh hope your family issues are now behind you, the respect from every Irons supporter will be utterly monstrous we can never ever say enough thank you’s to the player who when it came to corner time, struck sheer fear into both defenders and goalies .

    That head of yours was a magnet drawing the ball onto it and up when the roar when it landed in the net. We respect our Irons former players , who we hold always close in our hearts , those who don the claret and blue , the ones who rolled up their selves and pour sweat out for the club.

    Well Craig return to us and your welcome will be huge and so warm

  4. Yes our best signing for years and a major reason why we came 6th and 7th. Blaming David Moyes for the delay in his leaving is beyond the pale! I expect Craig fully understood that with Aguerd injured and Ogbonna coming back from major injury that we were on bare bones. He gave his all unlike Payet’s tantrum that destroyed dressing room morale and nearly got us relegated until oh yes David Moyes rescued us!

  5. Craig always did the right thing for us, straight and true and loved by the fans. So pleased that eventually the club did the right thing by him. Proper.

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