Craig Dawson likely to stay at West Brom

Boss Alan Irvine claims West Brom are unlikely to sell players before Monday’s transfer deadline - after hinting Craig Dawson has changed his mind over wanting to leave.

Soccer : Barclays Premier League - West Bromwich Albion

Irvine believes both defender Dawson and midfielder Claudio Yacob will stay at the Hawthorns beyond the end of the transfer window, despite both looking destined to depart earlier this summer.

Centre-back Dawson submitted a transfer request and was the subject of three failed bids from Burnley while midfielder Yacob attracted enquiries from a host of European clubs including sides in France and Russia.

But Irvine, who is still targeting another winger for his squad before Monday, claimed both men are now likely to stay after Dawson started the first two Premier League games of the season.

Irvine said: “It’s all quiet and Craig seems really happy. I don’t think there’s any way that move would happen and I don’t think Craig would be interested now either.

“He’s in the team and he’s playing well and looking extremely settled and that’s all he wanted, to feel he was in our team and given a good chance to secure a place here.

“At the moment he’s in control of that position and if he keeps on playing well he will remain in control of it.

“There has been some speculation about Claudio but I’m not aware of any offers that have come in for him.

“He has taken a little longer to get fit than some of the others but he had an unusual summer with a new baby and had some sleepless nights. But we’re not looking to move anyone out and I will be quite happy when the window closes if we can get this last player in.”

Irvine wants a wide man to complete his summer rebuilding and is hoping to avoid a deadline-day scramble by landing one of his targets before Monday.

“We have a few plates spinning at this moment because if you pin all your hopes on one player and that goes wrong, where do you turn?” he said. “You’ve got to try to have other options available.”

Comments for: "Craig Dawson likely to stay at West Brom"

The Real Bully Hoo.

Looks as if it might be Sebastian Blanco if all goes to plan, unless he's one of our Recruitment Dept's famous red herrings.

It will be interesting to see what AI's first XI will be because when I look at the options of players and formations we now have I must admit it makes my head spin a bit.

If we bring in this other player, I make it that we'll have 26 senior players in the squad, I think we're still only allowed 25 aren't we? Saido is 21 now so I believe that he now takes up one of the squad places. Anybody have any ideas on this?

Captain Mardon International

Remember we have a few youngsters in there too, so maybe Roofe will make way. Trouble is it will take time for this almost new team to get it together.

Jackett the Hat

If the roof does give way, don't worry.....there's plenty tatters to clear the scrap.

The Real Bully Hoo.

No worry, we'd need a couple of cranes to get you up there.

capehill

Jackettinio, how ironic, you mentioning roofs, check this , Wolves v Scarborough, explain? Can u take us through it, u being bit of a pundit and all that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egWbklcsfFw

CantelloRocket 78

Lol....I've heard of 'Jack in the box', but it'd be more like 'Jackettinio in a crater' if he fell off the Hawthorns roof........:-)

capehill

I hear, the wulfies are signing a wide man, jackettino, any idea?, does he also play like a Brazilian?, lol lol

THEGREENMAN

Bully

I might be wrong but I think we already have 26 if you count O'Neill and Roofe, who are also now 21.This doesn't allow for the other player we are hopefully getting. I presume you have counted Daniels as well. Maybe we won't have O'Neill or Roofe in the squad. Sounds like it could be a problem, although to be honest I'm not certain of the qualifying rules.

THEGREENMAN

The Real Bully Hoo.

Sorry for wasting your time, I've just had a recount and we have 24 now not 25 which explains why AI is looking for 1 more player. I'd counted O'Neill in my 25 and on checking I see that both he and Roofe are now 21, so I guess they'll probably both go out on loan if we get another 1 in as we won't be able to play them.

THEGREENMAN

Bully

That sounds logical regarding O'Neill and Roofe. We still have the likes of Garmston and the Nabi brothers, plus any other youngsters stepping up to the mark from the U21 team.

THEGREENMAN

Captain Mardon International

Well with only Olsson currently being the only fit and able central defender it makes sense to keep him. He's playing regular football now, so can only improve with match time, plus he has an eye for goal too.

I can't understand why we would want to sell Yacob? I really like him as he always puts his neck on the line for us. Molumbo naturally is the main man, but they worked well together last season I found.

youngand hungry

TAXIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII .

mcvitiespace

Another one of your favourite programmes you watch of a saturday afternoon no doubt.

capehill

oh dear Mcvitiespace, illiterate will not answer, he don't like us for exposing him as dumb, and a bully, its because we are not OAPs, we don't have a wheelchair, unlike Jack and Cyril. CMI exposed him as a complete liar,billy, pants on fire, It can only go on so long before it keeps slipping up, Im just off to the game (Pants on Fire = PoF) I've just got back from the game =PoF, It was good attendance tonight zzzzzz PoF, no credibility, it woke this morning and started biting, lol lol then he pressed the abuse button and removed his own post, lol lol , come on dingle dum and dingle dee, what about the bullying, stop running lol

Baggiedaddy

Ahoy Captain,

Regardless of wether Olsson is or isn't playing well, the only way our club will progress is to say that nobody is safe and if it's possible better players will be brought in.

In regard to Dawson, I've been pleased for the lad that thus far his performances have been impressive and I have no problem in standing by my prediction that he and Lescott will become our favoured pairing when playing with two CH's

baggiz681

Baggiedaddy- it looks like Lescott will not be playing to many games, I think we have been here before, so keep Dawson just in case.

Kev the Rev in LA

Capt Ahab

I can't understand why fans twist thinks to the negative,

"I can't understand why we wanted to sell Yacob"

It doesn't say that above and nobody from the club has ever said that!

Captain Mardon International

Kev - Read what I posted very closely again and have a think about it. I've not said we wanted to, I have questioned why would we? It's a rhetorical question.

As it stands, his name has been mentioned in various articles about being sold, so I have a valid point in my statement.

Kev the Rev in LA

Capt

In that case IMO you should have said, I don't think we ever wanted too sell Yacob.

Then the ignoramuses, including myself, among us would have understood.

Adeu

AndyH

Morning,

In my view it's time on the pitch that Dawson needed and he's showing signs of improving....I know that with Lescott, Gmac and Olson we've got 4 centre backs competing for 2/3 positions so getting that time and now keeping himself in the side is the challenge.....but with Gmac being 35(?) Dawson is the right age to make the place his own......it's up to him.

I know some people will say that at his age he should have nailed it by now but....I read somewhere that the average now for a player to make his prem debut is 22.....and though Dawson is a little older than that maybe it's his time to show us exactly what he can do...and you don't get that many under 21 caps if your parc!!!

AndyH

THEGREENMAN

AndyH

The other thing in Dawson's favour is he hasn't acted like a prima donna, unlike George Thorne. He appears to be happy to get his head down, work hard and take his opportunities as they come. Also with Lescott still out and Gmac possibly not quite fit enough for the Prem, he still has chances to prove his worth.

He possibly should have made one of the CB positions his own by now, but he has spent a fair amount of time on loan in previous seasons, and that suited both him and the club.

THEGREENMAN

The Real Bully Hoo.

Hi Andy and TGM.

Craig has always reminded me of Alan Stubbs the old Everton CH in looks, build and style of play Like Craig, Stubbs was never blessed with great pace and only played one season in the top flight until he joined Everton age 29. He then enjoyed a long career, using his experience to great effect so who knows perhaps he is maturing into a PL player before our eyes.

Kev the Rev in LA

Trbhoo

If yowm guna para phase Arthur Askey please do it right "before your very eyes" huh! LOL

Adeu

The Real Bully Hoo.

Kev

I bet Arthur would have known how to make the busy little B disappear.

THEGREENMAN

Bully

Good comparison, very similar in many ways especially heading ability in the opposition box. Goals from any defenders are always a bonus, and Dawson seems to possess the same ability as Jonas and Gmac in that respect. He has the opportunity, and the shirt at the moment.

THEGREENMAN

John B

Would still let Dawson go if the right offer comes in. He will not be a regular again this season.

Captain Mardon International

If we're doing alright and not losing then he should keep his place by merit alone. If anything Olsson needs to look over his shoulder, as he's been guilty of a few mishaps.

The Real Bully Hoo.

I bet Jonas is wishing Liam was still here though.

Captain Mardon International

Shoot me down, but I don't think Ridgewell is that bad. Ok he had a bad end to the season, but so did most of the squad.

baggieinmanc

John B, I can see you're point in that Dawson doesn't seem to be meeting the grade at this level and I think after this transfer window Albion could do better,. But he is a young English former U21 international and if he learns his trade from Premier class players such as Lescott, McAuley and Olsson then he will come on leaps and bounds IMO. He has an imposing stature and with his eye for goal he could transform into quite a decent player in the near future. If he goes to Burnley he will learn nothing from a struggling back line. He would get more games but he will get games this season. If we sell him for even £3m who will we be able to replace him with in such a short space of time from the same money? As for Yacob we should only sell for £15m, not that he is worth that much but so close to the deadline and with no time to replace and with his importance within the squad, £15m would be the minimum price for shooting ourselves in the foot in such a manner.

Boing Boing

The Real Bully Hoo.

I've just realised that the E&S seem to have solved the problem of posts disappearing as soon as you put them up. The name chopping is still happening but again seems to happen less often. So a pat on the back for the people behind the scenes

capehill

Who said that boing boing

The View From Baggy Bottom

D'ya think he knows he's got his foot caught in that strap? Could do himself a mischief like that.

TVFB♥B

colindbaggie

Well that's good news about Dawson and Yacob, let's hope we can get this other signing sorted before deadline now.

COYB.

colindbaggie

Burnley have turned their attention to Keogh now at Derby with a 1.5m bid.

youngand hungry

in other words nobody wants him , great news for all the prem strikers .

mcvitiespace

You not left for the molineux yet. its only 25 hours from kick off.

baggiebornandbred

It seems nobody wants any of the Bomb Squad either, then again,

who would pay a league 1 player £40k Anyway?

capehill

See Kev, Bully, ooooh ! (sorry Bully didn't mean it like that,lol any one he will not answer, he is scared, he knows what he has done, totally ashamed, who will he latch on to next.

capehill

How's the goading of the vulnerable, don't run off.

capehill

Billy the bully , pants on fire, running again, lol

ELDERVO

Blimey, that's bad luck.

mcvitiespace

You not left for Villa park, Molineux,Liberty stadium, Glanford park, D.W stadium. (Hopefully thats covered all possabilities this weekend), yet

capehill

Mc don't forget, Whitehart Lane, Spurs are top at the mo

baggiebornandbred

I think dawson has given himself 6 months to prove he is a established premier player, Albion have done well with Dawson and Yacob, A lot of clubs would of bitten their hand off for the cash and then spent it on one player, We have as lot of cup games to play as well as preimer league games so a big squad is crucial with all players fighting it out for position,

Hopefully with the addition of a winger we will have a good strong squad, that can hopefully compete well in the premier league this year, a few palyers to come up to fitness and we should be looking good

Jack the Hat

bornandbred,

You can't have it both ways mate, did you mean ' A lot have clubs would of bitten their hand off ..... ' , just asking.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

baggiebornandbred

what i mean is a lot of clubs would have taken the cash that other clubs offered and then spent it on one player, which i would be against,

Captain Mardon International

Does anyone know how close Lescott is to match fitness?

The Real Bully Hoo.

Ahoy Captain.

I should think Alan Irvine probably does.

No thanks needed, glad to help.

RobinBrittain

Captain

I asked the same question yesterday but there has been no answer.

I would say though that Alan Irvine appears based on his comments about Claudio sets great store in match fitness.

I don't think that he will pick anyone for the Premier unless they are 100% fit , so it may take some time before we see some of our new players.

Kev the Rev in LA

Capey

You can say whatever you want about The Wasp and I agree 100% and I know I'm repeating myself, but why not all the Dingle chaser's do it everyday, you lot encourage him and I ay guna mention the ony thing that ain't bin tried yet!!

Adeu

PS. I don't think we'll be seeing Cyril agen, I've have it on good authority that he's even gid up flirtin' with the ladies.

,

Ronnie Allen

Thank Christ.

Ronnie Allen

Why don't you sign off??

capehill

Kev I understand your concern, however I actually had it biting this morning, and believe me if u had seen his post you would have ridiculed him more, it was such a big bite it was unbelievable, I think every body but everybody would have just taken the mick out of it. It was better than, "watch out I give back,", better than "1 down 4 to go" this will not encourage him, it will embarrass him, he was so pent up , it made me smile, and showed him up for what he really is, a illiterate clown, who doesn't go on his clubs site, because they despise him, so hangs about on ours, lol Here it is>

Well thats where you are wrong CApey, I am going to answer, because of your vile, and crap, and rubbish pasts, Cyril never did reply to any of you anhows about that then so what if I did what abert his posts then crap and vile too, wasn't they capey get lost

LOL lol lol, oh dear, oh dear, oh Dear

Ronnie Allen

Can someone translate this rubbish?

The Real Bully Hoo.

Basically he's referring to a poster that felt it okay to boast about the fact that he hounded an elderly gentleman and the purveyor of the highest quality posts on here into stopping posting.

He must be very proud of himself as you must be to have him supporting your club. I think that the words that capehill is using are a reflection of the disgust and loathing he feels for this individual.

Beware because you seem to be going down the same repugnant road as your mate As they say, 'beware that you be judged by the company you keep.

Hope this helps.

Ronnie Allen

This is a fan's web forum. What do you expect? There will always be idiots that put rubbish on here, and that is the case.

It is the idiots like you and others, that actually take these comments seriously and as being important.

I am sure that the newspaper set the forum up for a bit of fun between supporters. It is people like you and others who judge if a post is acceptable or not.

Why don't you leave the PC alone for while, go on holiday abroad, have a drink and look around to see what other people do who are not constantly on this website. It could be a life changer for you.

capehill

Alien, my last paragraph, is the actual cut and paste of your grand child, young and a. Na ..l, that is the point I was making, awful isn't he, it, lol lol .kev get it¡, I think it was misconstrude as my writing. No .

Kev the Rev in LA

Capey

I really don't read the tihs, sorry to you, Trbhoo, Cantello or whoever. I really think it's pathetic and unbelievable you and the others can be taken for a ride like you are, he really should change his name to Geppetto cause he's got you all dangling on a string.

It doesn't matter how many points you may score, the point is he's making you score them. IMO you and the other are looking foolish, and I know Cantello will never ever see it.

So carry on lads having YOUR fun, boring the this out of the rest of us and making The Wasp and the others day, after day , after day, after day ETC ETC ETC as Yul Brynner said.

Adeu

Jack the Hat

Glad to hear None of our payers will be leaving. Dawson wouldn't be sold for less than £10,000,000 if it was my shout. Still can't see why his goal against Oxford was rubbed off.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Kev the Rev in LA

Jack

Bang goes The Conspiracist's theory about the rift between Johan and Craig ay?

Adeu

Kev the Rev in LA

Sorry Jack, Jonas not Johan, with all the different nationalities over 'ere o'got a bit confused.

Adeu

capehill

Jack that's two he's had rubbed off m8, so for a player that's desperate to leave , he is playing quite well, and long may he stay.

capehill

Kev I think Dawson is just happy that he's playing, unfortunately, he's had to legitimate goals ruled out. So maybe tomorrow, he will bang one in and it stands .

capehill

two, as in 2.