DAWSON HOPES NOTTINGHAM IMPROVES

Michael Dawson has asked the Nottingham Forest side to improve ahead of the new season. He says they have enough time to further get their acts together in the pre-season. Nottingham Forest played a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic in their recent pre-season fixture, and it seems to have left Dawson frustrated.

The defender said the team did not reach their usual height in the game played at Boundary Park. The Reds dominated the game from early on but they were not sharp to take advantages of all their opportunities. They scored first but started to relax while their opponents grew stronger.

Spurs To Resist Kane Exit

Tottenham Hotspur, who have sold Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the past, are insistent on keeping their star striker Harry Kane. Real Madrid are rumoured to be interested in the prolific goalscorer.

 

Madrid are set for an overhaul this summer after struggling in the league this term and with an uncertain future in Europe. Kane, who has won back to back Premier League Golden Boot, could significantly boost the club’s goalscoring chances next season.

Dawson on Hull’s form

Michael Dawson said that the players are not satisfied with the current form of the team and that they are working hard in order to change the fortunes of the club. As the club captain, he said that it is his duty to motivate the players and ensure that they improve their performance.

He said that there had been a meeting between some senior players as well as the manager as they look for ways to improve the club form.

DAWSON STILL HAS FAITH

Back on September 27 of the ongoing year, Hull City was located in a position of despair as they had either suffered defeats or draws in a successive manner. Starting from September 8 until 26, the team of Leonid Slutsky played 5 English League Championship matches and could not secure a single victory as they were either losses or ties which are a huge drop of points.

Michael Dawson has been performing for Hull City since 2014 and after going through such a disappointing streak of underwhelming results, the 33 year old defender admitted that things had been very difficult for his team but Dawson was certain that they would be able to recover and bounce back quickly.

HULL CAPTAIN DAWSON BELIEVES IN SLUTSKY

Championship side Hull city shocked many when they named Russian coach Leonid Slutsky the replacement for Marco Silva following their relegation from the Premier League. Silva was also a doubt when he was employed to help the club stay afloat last term. Though he failed in his mandate, he was praised for his efforts at turnaround.

Hull City skipper Michael Dawson opines that Slutsky would prove doubters wrong just like Silva did with his achievements in the short stint. Pundits claimed Silva would not be able to deliver his mandate when he was named the successor to Mike Phelan. He was thought clueless and not fit for the Premier League.

DAWSON SAYS HULL CAN BE INSPIRED BY LEICESTER ‘GREAT ESCAPE’

Leicester City’s Surprise achievement in winning their maiden English Premier League crown last season stand as reason to believe anything is now possible in the Premier League.


But for Hull defender, Michael Dawson, it is the foxes’ relegation survival in the previous campaign that will inspire the Tigers for 2017.

Before Leicester first began to upset odds to win the Premier League under Claudio Ranieri last term, they had produced an impressive run to escape relegation to the Championships.

Seven wins from the last nine of the 2014/2015 season saw Nigel Pearson’s side pull themselves out of the foot of the Premier League table and eventually survived at a canter. As a result, it was Hull, then led by Steve Bruce who joined Burnley and QPR in dropping to the second tier.

Leicester City are still one of only three clubs – and the most recent – to have been bottom of the Premier League at Christmas and escaped relegation, and Dawson is refusing to give up hope of the Tigers following suit.
Dawson said: “I look at Leicester a couple of year ago, they give us hope. We were nine points clear and could have gone 12 with another win. Instead, we drew and stayed at nine. Leicester went on to stay up and we went down.”

Although Crystal Palace, who recently sacked Alan Pardew, remain on the same points (16) with the Tigers, a poor run so far has seen City in danger of falling off the pace at the foot of the division. Despite beating Bournemouth a forth night ago, a lot of chances were spurned in a galling 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last time out. Dawson accepts that has to change.

Burnley, Leicester, Middlesbrough and Swansea have all made their way out of trouble with wins in recent weeks, leaving City sandwiched between Crystal Palace and Sunderland in the bottom three.

Leicester City’s Surprise achievement in winning their maiden English Premier League crown last season stand as reason to believe anything is now possible in the Premier League.


But for Hull defender, Michael Dawson, it is the foxes’ relegation survival in the previous campaign that will inspire the Tigers for 2017.

Before Leicester first began to upset odds to win the Premier League under Claudio Ranieri last term, they had produced an impressive run to escape relegation to the Championships.

Seven wins from the last nine of the 2014/2015 season saw Nigel Pearson’s side pull themselves out of the foot of the Premier League table and eventually survived at a canter. As a result, it was Hull, then led by Steve Bruce who joined Burnley and QPR in dropping to the second tier.

Leicester City are still one of only three clubs – and the most recent – to have been bottom of the Premier League at Christmas and escaped relegation, and Dawson is refusing to give up hope of the Tigers following suit.
Dawson said: “I look at Leicester a couple of year ago, they give us hope. We were nine points clear and could have gone 12 with another win. Instead, we drew and stayed at nine. Leicester went on to stay up and we went down.”

Although Crystal Palace, who recently sacked Alan Pardew, remain on the same points (16) with the Tigers, a poor run so far has seen City in danger of falling off the pace at the foot of the division. Despite beating Bournemouth a forth night ago, a lot of chances were spurned in a galling 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last time out. Dawson accepts that has to change.

Burnley, Leicester, Middlesbrough and Swansea have all made their way out of trouble with wins in recent weeks, leaving City sandwiched between Crystal Palace and Sunderland in the bottom three.

Michael Dawson is hoping that Hull City can get back on track

Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City are the 3 teams that finished in the bottom relegation spots of the English Premier League during this latest season of 2016-17.


Following Hull City’s relegation, Marcos Silva was sacked from the managerial position of the English club as the Portuguese coach would later take over Watford which was also relegated in that same season.

Suffering relegation and experiencing a change in managers is something that can really affect a football team but Michael Dawson who made 23 appearances for Hull City in this forgettable season has recently popped up and tried to motivate his teammates as the 33 year old English defender said:

‘’Of course everybody, staff and players, is disappointed. It`s been a long, hard slog and this is a sad day. You work hard throughout the season and then get relegated. However, we have to pick ourselves up. We know the Championship. 12 months ago we were getting promoted from it and we have to do that again next season’’

Even though it has been a forgettable season for Hull City and all of it’s players, there is a silver lining for Michael Dawson as he was named as the Tigers’ PFA Community Champion for the 2016/17 season.

The 33 year old defender was recognized for his contributions made outside of the actual pitch and the veteran player had a few things to say after accepting the award as Dawson said:

‘’It`s a really great achievement for myself because I love doing work with the community, whether it be at a school, hospital or charities that are in partnership with the football club. I feel honored to be recognized for the time I spend outside of football in the community’’

Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City are the 3 teams that finished in the bottom relegation spots of the English Premier League during this latest season of 2016-17.


Following Hull City’s relegation, Marcos Silva was sacked from the managerial position of the English club as the Portuguese coach would later take over Watford which was also relegated in that same season.

Suffering relegation and experiencing a change in managers is something that can really affect a football team but Michael Dawson who made 23 appearances for Hull City in this forgettable season has recently popped up and tried to motivate his teammates as the 33 year old English defender said:

‘’Of course everybody, staff and players, is disappointed. It`s been a long, hard slog and this is a sad day. You work hard throughout the season and then get relegated. However, we have to pick ourselves up. We know the Championship. 12 months ago we were getting promoted from it and we have to do that again next season’’

Even though it has been a forgettable season for Hull City and all of it’s players, there is a silver lining for Michael Dawson as he was named as the Tigers’ PFA Community Champion for the 2016/17 season.

The 33 year old defender was recognized for his contributions made outside of the actual pitch and the veteran player had a few things to say after accepting the award as Dawson said:

‘’It`s a really great achievement for myself because I love doing work with the community, whether it be at a school, hospital or charities that are in partnership with the football club. I feel honored to be recognized for the time I spend outside of football in the community’’

Michael Dawson Calls for Focus Ahead of Tricky Fixtures

Hull City defender Michael Dawson has warned his teammates against the threat of relegation despite the club managing to get itself out of the drop zone following three wins in the last five games.


Wins over Swansea City, West Ham, and Middlesbrough helped the club get away from the bottom three of the Premier league, where they have been positioned for much of the season. After the appointment of Marco Silva, there has been a tremendous swing in results. Even though the club have been able to pull themselves out of the relegation zone, Dawson says that it is still too early for the players to get carried away with recent results.

The club have a tough period coming up with just one home game in the next four matches. Hull City are up against Manchester city, Stoke City, and Southampton on the road.

There is every possibility that the club could suffer a defeat in all these three games. The club has managed just one point in the way games since October. A huge reason behind the club’s upturn in form has been home games. Hull City are undefeated in the last seven games at the KCOM stadium. Dawson has called for the players to focus ahead of the trip to the Etihad stadium in order to face Manchester City.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been out of the bottom three so it’s nice, but it’s about being out of the bottom three at the end of May. We won’t get carried away. We’ll look forward to each game with everything riding on it. We knew it was a big week but like the manager said, we know it wasn’t down to these two games. There’s plenty more points to play for,” said Dawson, who recently made a return from injury.

Hull City defender Michael Dawson has warned his teammates against the threat of relegation despite the club managing to get itself out of the drop zone following three wins in the last five games.


Wins over Swansea City, West Ham, and Middlesbrough helped the club get away from the bottom three of the Premier league, where they have been positioned for much of the season. After the appointment of Marco Silva, there has been a tremendous swing in results. Even though the club have been able to pull themselves out of the relegation zone, Dawson says that it is still too early for the players to get carried away with recent results.

The club have a tough period coming up with just one home game in the next four matches. Hull City are up against Manchester city, Stoke City, and Southampton on the road.

There is every possibility that the club could suffer a defeat in all these three games. The club has managed just one point in the way games since October. A huge reason behind the club’s upturn in form has been home games. Hull City are undefeated in the last seven games at the KCOM stadium. Dawson has called for the players to focus ahead of the trip to the Etihad stadium in order to face Manchester City.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been out of the bottom three so it’s nice, but it’s about being out of the bottom three at the end of May. We won’t get carried away. We’ll look forward to each game with everything riding on it. We knew it was a big week but like the manager said, we know it wasn’t down to these two games. There’s plenty more points to play for,” said Dawson, who recently made a return from injury.

Dawson still believes in Hull City

Hull City captain Michael Dawson said that the squad remains positive and that they will not give up the fight.


The club has been struggling all season and is currently in the relegation places at the bottom of the Premier League.

Michael Dawson said that the players are positive and they want to believe that they can remain in the Premier League at the end of the season. He admitted that the club has been suffering on and off the pitch, but the players do not want to let the situation affect them.

He believes that there is enough quality in the team at the moment to win matches and he wants the fans to remain behind them. He knows that it has been a tough season for anyone connected with Hull City and he wants them to keep believing in the club.

He said that the players know that there are in a relegation battle, but the good news is that there are some other clubs that are in the same situation as them. He said that key is to win matches against the team around them in the table and that the players are ready for the fight.

Michael Dawson said that the team is not playing that poorly and that they are creating chances. He believes that the players need to defend better and also learn how to defend as a team. For him, the major issue is that they are not defending well at the back and they are shipping in far too many goals.

He believes that there is still time for them to move away from the relegation battle and that the players need to believe that they can do it as well and give their best on the pitch.

Hull City captain Michael Dawson said that the squad remains positive and that they will not give up the fight.


The club has been struggling all season and is currently in the relegation places at the bottom of the Premier League.

Michael Dawson said that the players are positive and they want to believe that they can remain in the Premier League at the end of the season. He admitted that the club has been suffering on and off the pitch, but the players do not want to let the situation affect them.

He believes that there is enough quality in the team at the moment to win matches and he wants the fans to remain behind them. He knows that it has been a tough season for anyone connected with Hull City and he wants them to keep believing in the club.

He said that the players know that there are in a relegation battle, but the good news is that there are some other clubs that are in the same situation as them. He said that key is to win matches against the team around them in the table and that the players are ready for the fight.

Michael Dawson said that the team is not playing that poorly and that they are creating chances. He believes that the players need to defend better and also learn how to defend as a team. For him, the major issue is that they are not defending well at the back and they are shipping in far too many goals.

He believes that there is still time for them to move away from the relegation battle and that the players need to believe that they can do it as well and give their best on the pitch.

HULL CITY GET FIRST VICTORY SINCE AUGUST

Hull City get their first victory since August in the game against Southampton courtesy of goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson.


Southampton went ahead through striker Charlie Austin after six minutes. Curtis Davies fouled Maya Yoshida and the referee pointed to the spot for Austin to convert. Snodgrass showed his capabilities in coming from the bench to grab the equalizer before setting up Skipper Dawson for the match winner.

Snodgrass – Hull City’s highest goal scorer – was not fit enough to start the game against The Saints due to an issue with his ankle. However, after the early goal and two injuries to Abel Hernandez and Will Keane, the coach of the hosts Mike Phelan sent in Snodgrass. The player went in and transformed the fortunes of the club.

“Most clubs have two or three players who can produce something that’s a bit different. He’s one of them. At the start of the game, he wasn’t ready. Thirty minutes would have been reasonable for him but he managed to find what’s required and showed his quality,” Phelan said after the game, satisfied with the results, which is his first victory since his confirmation as a permanent coach.

Hull was yet to trouble the Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster until when Sam Clucas combined with Ryan Mason on the left to deliver a low cross that the unmarked Snodgrass scored. Snodgrass then sent in a free kick into the box that Dawson sent into the top corner. The goal was a restitution for Dawson who scored an own goal in the tie against Watford the week before.

Southampton manager seemed to blame the loss on fatigue. He said:

“When you win a game like Inter [Milan] and you come back to the league against a team with good preparation, with one game a week. It’s important to keep concentration and a good attitude. But it is always difficult I think we learn for the future.”

Hull City get their first victory since August in the game against Southampton courtesy of goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson.


Southampton went ahead through striker Charlie Austin after six minutes. Curtis Davies fouled Maya Yoshida and the referee pointed to the spot for Austin to convert. Snodgrass showed his capabilities in coming from the bench to grab the equalizer before setting up Skipper Dawson for the match winner.

Snodgrass – Hull City’s highest goal scorer – was not fit enough to start the game against The Saints due to an issue with his ankle. However, after the early goal and two injuries to Abel Hernandez and Will Keane, the coach of the hosts Mike Phelan sent in Snodgrass. The player went in and transformed the fortunes of the club.

“Most clubs have two or three players who can produce something that’s a bit different. He’s one of them. At the start of the game, he wasn’t ready. Thirty minutes would have been reasonable for him but he managed to find what’s required and showed his quality,” Phelan said after the game, satisfied with the results, which is his first victory since his confirmation as a permanent coach.

Hull was yet to trouble the Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster until when Sam Clucas combined with Ryan Mason on the left to deliver a low cross that the unmarked Snodgrass scored. Snodgrass then sent in a free kick into the box that Dawson sent into the top corner. The goal was a restitution for Dawson who scored an own goal in the tie against Watford the week before.

Southampton manager seemed to blame the loss on fatigue. He said:

“When you win a game like Inter [Milan] and you come back to the league against a team with good preparation, with one game a week. It’s important to keep concentration and a good attitude. But it is always difficult I think we learn for the future.”