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Michael Dawson | Defensemen | #21

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 174

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Hull City's attempts to accommodate Michael Dawson in the heart of their defence recently has compromised the good work Marco Silva has done in that area.
The Hull Daily Mail's columnist Peter Swan claims that Dawson is off the pace and visibly struggling to match the speed required at Premier League level. In spite of his previous good service to the club, Swan believes than Harry Maguire and Ranocchia must be trusted as the central pairing instead, as they inspire structure throughout the team. When Maguire was pushed out right against Stoke, the Tigers were tamed centrally by the Potters, a feat that many teams have failed to achieve in recent weeks. Mon, Apr 17, 2017 02:55:00 PM

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Hull City were unaffected by the last-minute withdrawal of their skipper Michael Dawson after the home side made it four wins in a row at the KCOM Stadium.

Marco Silva revealed after the 2-0 win over Liverpool that centre-back Dawson felt his calf during the warm-up and was replaced as a precaution. The late change however, didn’t appear to disrupt Hull too much, as the recently arrived Andrea Ranocchia [on-loan from Inter Milan] came in for his debut. The Tigers made four changes from the side which drew 0-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday, and it was another assured defensive display which helped Hull secure three-points to take them up-to eighteenth. However, the loss of Dawson will be worrying, it follows on the back of an injury to Curtis Davies earlier this week who could miss around two months due to a hamstring strain. The 33-year-old will be assessed but with a break in Premier League proceedings coming up, it’s hoped that Dawson may only miss one match [Arsenal in GW25] before returning to face Burnley at the end of February.
Source: beIN Sports
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 04:17:00 PM

Hull are sweating on the fitness of centre-back Michael Dawson after the defender was forced off during Saturdays 2-0 win over Swansea in the FA Cup.

The 33-year-old landed awkwardly midway through the second half and left the field due to a problem with his shoulder. Speaking after the match, new head coach Marco Silva was unable to provide further details on the injury or give any insight on the likelihood of Dawson playing next weekend: "We will see, we need to speak to the doctors about it," he said. But with Curtis Davies [hamstring] and Harry Maguire [hip] currently sidelined, the Tigers backline is beginning to look a little stretched, although neither is believed to be serious. Alex Bruce is still around two-three weeks away while Moses Odubajo [patella fracture] and Brian Lenihan [knee surgery] look to have several months of rehab ahead of them.
Sun, Jan 8, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Hull City have triggered a clause in club captain Michael Dawson's contract to keep him at the club for an extra season.

Dawson's contract was set to expire in the summer but the club have acted to avoid losing their talisman on a free. Dawson had seemingly been unaware that the club planned to retain his services for an extra season in a press conference only days ago but this situation has now been rectified.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Hull City ended a six-game losing streak with second half goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson enough to lift them over Southampton, 2-1.

The victory was Hull's first since August and came despite the Tigers registering just two shots on goal. Hull started the match on the back foot when Maya Yoshida was cut down in the box by Curtis Davies and Charlie Austin made no mistakes by netting the ensuing spot-kick. Things got even worst for Hull when forwards Abel Hernandez and Will Keane were forced off due to injury within the 20 minutes following conceding. The match filled on its head however in the 61st minute when Robert Snodgrass drew them level from 12 yards and turned provider immediately after as his free-kick found Michael Dawson who headed home to give them a 2-1 lead. Southampton attempted to rally through Austin but goalkeeper David Marshall and his defense withstood the task to earn a needed three points.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 12:33:00 PM

Hull City were left broken after the final whistle on Saturday which consigned them to yet another defeat this time to Watford.

The crushing nature of the defeat cannot be overestimated. The club believed they had reached a turning point after progressing in the EFL Cup in midweek. However this proved to be a false dawn. A spirited performance against the Hornets at Vicarage Road looked to be on course to yield the club's first clean sheet since August with captain Michael Dawson marshalling the three man defence using all his experience. Instead fate left the skipper who is just back from injury crestfallen when he turned a late cross into his own net. However, the efficiency and resilience of Hull's performance should not be forgotten. Both Deeney and Igahlo were nullified for the whole game and Watford struggled to penetrate after the 10th minute. The presence of the veteran really seems to be bringing out more confident displays from young Harry Maguire and the 352 formation is helping to stem the goals too.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:40:00 AM

Not only did Hull City fail to bring itself out of the bottom three, the Tigers proved to be their own worst enemy in a 1-0 loss to Watford.

The Hull defense did well to hold Watford to without a shot on target in 90 minutes, but that didn't stop the club's losing streak from becoming six straight Premier League matches as manager Mike Phelan has yet to earn a point since signing on to be the club's permanent manager. Meanwhile, Michael Dawson has endured a tough return to action after missing the start of the season with a knee injury. The Hull captain ended up being the difference maker after he saw Daryl Janmaat's cross in the 82nd minute deflect off him and past goalkeeper David Marshall for the only goal of the match.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Michael Dawson returned to the Hull City starting line up to help them to a close but crucial win in the EFL Cup.

This will be the second successive year in a row that the Tigers have progressed to the last eight of the competition after overcoming Bristol CIty 1-0. However, this result is more crucial in terms of confidence since it ends a run of four successive defeats since Hull beat Stoke in the last round of this competition. The first goal tonight came from the head of Harry Maguire who put away a Ryan Mason corner. Hull doubled their lead just after half time when the returning captain Dawson headed in another Mason cross. While the PL club did have two penalty appeals turned down in an improved second half performance which still had its anxious moments. Bristol got their goal in injury time and almost put the game to ET but for last-ditch defending.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Hull City manager Mike Phelan has hinted that club captain Michael Dawson may make his first appearance of the campaign against Stoke in GW9.

Dawson had been one of Hull's many bodies on the treatment table after preseason and has since been recovering from a knee injury. However, it appears that the 32 year old is now ready to get back in the side after last weekend's humiliating defeat to Bournemouth with The Tigers badly needing a turn in fortunes against Stoke City on Saturday.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 02:55:00 PM

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."
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:38:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 07:03:00 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.
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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:47:00 AM