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Michael Dawson | Defensemen | #21

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 174

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Hull City expects defender Michael Dawson to make his long-awaited return from injury after the international break.
The former Tottenham veteran suffered ligament damage in a preseason friendly in July, but he is working to be back for the club's Week 8 fixture against Bournemouth, which would likely move Jake Livermore back to midfield. "Although Michael missed a lot of last week with a virus, the plan remains for him to start training with the rest of the team next week and then hopefully, with some sessions under his belt, he’ll be available from the Bournemouth game after the international break onwards," Head of Medical Services Rob Price said. "He’s done really well in his recovery from this injury." Sep 28 - 6:38 PM


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Hull City suffered more injury woe on Tuesday night after Michael Dawson was forced off against Mansfield Town with suspected knee ligament damage.

Having already lost goalkeeper Allan McGregor [back] plus defenders Alex Bruce [Achilles] and Moses Odubajo [knee] all for around 6 months during the pre-season, Steve Bruce was once again left counting the cost of a disastrous programme. The official club Twitter feed claimed that Dawson had ‘opened up’ his knee in a challenge causing damage to the medial ligament. A scan today will confirm the full extent of the problem but anything significant could mean between 2-3 months on the sidelines. The setback is likely force Bruce back into the transfer market with limited options in defence – midfielder Tom Huddlestone was able to fill-in alongside Curtis Davies at the One Call Stadium before an Achilles problem forced him off. Hull are said to be interested in Bordeaux centre-back Lamine Sane.
Jul 20 - 7:03 AM

Michael Dawson scored a first half goal to propel Hull City to a 1-0 lead over Liverpool.

Liverpool were without their star striker Daniel Sturridge once again as he's out with an injury and Hull City took advantage. The goal was a direct result of Mario Balotelli's poor play as the Liverpool striker failed to step up on a offside trap that gave Dawson an easy header to score the game winning goal. Balotelli was poor in all phases of the match and it's hard to imagine him back with Liverpool next season. On the other side, the three points are huge for Hull City, who are now four points away from the relegation zone.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Michael Dawson will be fit enough to make the squad for Hull City's Week 21 trip to the Midlands to face West Brom.

Out since mid-December with a hamstring tear, Michael Dawson has recovered sufficiently to be included in the traveling party to face West Brom in Week 21. Given the nature of his injury, it is likely that he will be brought along slowly as he regains match fitness. Expect Dawson to start the match against the Baggies on the bench this week with Week 22 a more likely timeframe for a return to the starting line-up.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 01:28:00 PM

The enormity of Hull Citys’ task at Stamford Bridge on Saturday grew with the loss of Tigers’ defender Michael Dawson with only ten minutes gone.

Having found themselves a goal down after seven minutes to Eden Hazard Steve Bruce was dealt a further blow when Dawson pulled up with a suspected hamstring tear – a scan will confirm the extent of the problem but the former Tottenham central defender will be out for at least a month. The Hull City boss also confirmed that his side will be without the services of Mo Diame until early 2015 after a specialist confirmed the midfielder would need to keep his knee in a brace for the next month before being able to return to training. However his absence won’t be enough to convince Bruce to extend Hatem Ben Arfa’s loan spell – the Newcastle player has fallen out of favour recently and will return to his parent club in January.
Source: Daily Star
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Michael Dawson returns to the Hull City line-up just in time to face his former club Tottenham at the KC Stadium in Week 12.

Hull City must have a rotten taste in their collective mouth after losing to bottom of the table Burnley in Week 11. There will be at least some hope for a better result with Michael Dawson coming back to the line-up to face his former teammates in Week 12.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Michael Dawson was heroic against Arsenal but won't be able to build on that effort as he has been ruled out with an ankle injury for six weeks.

Steve Bruce spent the summer looking for a strong third center back to join James Chester and Curtis Davies in a 3-5-2 alignment. In Michael Dawson he appeared to find that player but he will have to make alternative arrangements for the next six weeks as Dawson will be out. The likely options are the manager's son Alex Bruce may return to the starting line-up with the alignment remaining the same or Bruce reverting to a 4-4-2 with another midfielder coming into the starting line-up in place of Dawson.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 01:10:00 PM

Michael Dawson contributed to a solid outing against Arsenal on Saturday but faces the possibility of time out with an injured ankle.

Apparently the North London rivalry didn't recede from Michael Dawson's consciousness despite his move to Hull City. In his first post-Spurs match against Arsenal he contributed four blocked shots, two tackles, two interceptions and even managed a shot on target for a massive 15 point performance in the Yahoo format. Enthusiasm will be slightly tempered though as he now faces questions over an ankle issue. Check back later in the week for a more definitive assessment of the injury and his status for Week 9 and beyond.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Steve Bruce was left scratching his head in frustration after an injury time goal once again cost his Hull side three points in game week eight.

Having lost striker Nikica Jelavic to a knee injury during the pre-match warm-up Steve Bruce could’ve been forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t going to be his day – especially after Sanchez burst through to open the scoring on 13 minutes. However The Tigers quickly settled and although Mo Diame scored a controversial equaliser there was no denying the finish by Abel Hernandez moments after half-time to put Hull firmly in control. Michael Dawson was immense throughout but it was the loss of the defender to an ankle problem which helped Wenger grab a late point. The big centre-back had marshalled his troops well but his withdrawal coincided with an Arsenal onslaught culminating in a Welbeck goal a minute into added on time.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Michael Dawson should fit in well at Hull and is a solid fantasy pick for the Week 4 home game against West Ham.

The former Spurs captain was a legend at White Hart Lane and will be sorely missed around the club, but sadly it was inevitable that he would be unable to adapt to the high-line played by Mauricio Pochettino – as he was under Andre Villas-Boas - due to his lack of pace. However, the defensive system employed by Steve Bruce will suit Dawson perfectly, and we should see some big fantasy scores as the 30-year-old puts his body on the line with blocks, interceptions and last-ditch tackles.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:45:00 AM

After a summer of speculation, Michael Dawson has made a permanent move from Tottenham to Hull City.

Steve Bruce has been searching all summer for an upgrade at center back. After being rebuffed in efforts to sign Steven Caulker, Joleon Lescott and others, Bruce finally got his man in the form of Spurs stalwart Michael Dawson. Dawson was available after being supplanted at Spurs by Jan Vertonghen, Younes Kaboul and Eric Dier with rumors of another center back floating around as well. Dawson should see significantly more playing time at Hull City than he would have at Spurs.
Source: @hullcity
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 02:30:00 PM

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has agreed a deal "in principle" to sign Tottenham centre-back Michael Dawson.

Dawson has been a long time target of Hull manager Steve Bruce as he looks for a suitable partner for the outstanding Cutis Davis, and the defender is now in talks to join the likes of Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone in making the move from Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino needs his defenders to have pace so they can play a high line, something that 30-year-old Dawson has struggled with in the past, most notably under Andre Villas-Boas, and so he is unlikely to feature very often if he remains at White Hart. Spurs are likely to replace Dawson with Federico Fazio from Europa League winners Sevilla, with an £8million bid being reported.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:33:00 AM

Tottenham have agreed to sign Sporting Lisbon defender Eric Dier for £4m.

Dier was born in England but moved to Portugal at 10 years of age and has stayed in Lisbon since joining the club's academy as a teenager. The defender has represented England at Under-21 level, can play at center back, right back or defensive midfield and will join Tottenham for a £4million fee subject to completing a medical later today. His arrival could push Michael Dawson closer to the exit door, with a move to Hull remaining a possibility.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 05:04:00 AM

Hull City are in transfer talks with Tottenham defender Michael Dawson.

Dawson has been a long time target of Hull manager Steve Bruce as he looks for a suitable partner for the outstanding Cutis Davis, and the defender is now in talks to join the likes of Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone in making the move from Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino is likely to want defenders adept at playing a high line, something that 30-year-old Dawson has struggled with in the past, most notably under Andre Villas-Boas. Southampton's Dejan Lovren is the rumoured replacement bound for White Hart Lane.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 08:00:00 AM

Steve Bruce seems intent on assembling a Spurs B team at Hull City with news that Michael Dawson is a transfer target for the club.

Bruce has already purchased Tom Huddlestone, is in negotiations to make Jake Livermore's loan move a permanent move and now is rumored to want to add Michael Dawson to the ex-Spurs contingent at Hull. With Mauricio Pochettino arriving and likely wanting defenders adept at playing a high line, Dawson seems like a reasonable candidate to move on. With Hull City looking for an upgrade across from Curtis Davies, Hull seems like a reasonable landing spot. The clubs clearly have open lines of communication so this one seems like there might be some legs.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 10:04:00 AM