Dawsons last stand.
Published : 11 Jul 2012 12:27:06
Dawson looks like facing his last season at Hull City
Andy Dawson, the last remaining team member from that historic and memorable promotion win over Bristol City may be looking at his last season at the KC Stadium.
Andy has seen big names such as Windass and Ashbee have less than an honourable discharge from the Tigers and Andy Dawson must have wondered if a similar fate awaited him when a contract extension failed to materialised for most of the summer.
But yesterday, Dawsons dream had finally materialise into reality when Steve Bruce under his new tenureship at Hull CIty presented him with a 1 year deal that will see Dawson play out his 10th season with the Tigers and give him a coveted and well deserved testomonial landmark.
However, at 33 years old and having played under 7 managers, Dawson must realise that if Bruce is to make a long term succsess at Hull City, especially promotion back into the premiership then there will be no place for veteran playing staff and will have to make way for new blood and fresh legs which will probably be looked into over the forthcoming season.
Hull City has gone through a number of radical changes over the last few seasons and has seen a lot of new players put on the black and amber strip and it may be Dawsons experience and old head that will keep the younger players focused in a push to finish in the promotion zone this season and in true olympic style we will without doubt see Dawson hand over the torch of yesterdays team onto the Tigers of tomorrow.
Andy has been a stalwart player for Hull City and the fact that he is as fit and as determined as any other squad member to keep his shirt despite being in the last years of his professional carreer shows the measure of what it really means to play for Hull City.