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Michael Dawson | Defensemen | #20

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/18/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 168

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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. Tue, Apr 28, 2015 04:41:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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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

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.
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

Michael Dawson is back in the Tottenham squad to face Stoke City after a month out with a hamstring injury.

Dawson may be back, but there is no guarantee he starts the game with Vlad Chiriches and the recently impressive Zeki Fryers both available to partner Younes Kaboul in the heart of the Spurs defence. Jan Vertonghen is still working his way back to fitness, Mousa Dembele is doubtful with an ankle injury, while Etienne Capoue, Kyle Walker and and Erik Lamela all remain out.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 04:01:00 AM

Michael Dawson is back in training, but won't be considered for the weekend's match against Fulham. Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen also miss out again, meaning the Spurs backline almost picks itself.

Kyle Naughton and Younes Kaboul seem nailed on. Vlad Chiriches, and Danny Rose will likely line-up against Fulham, but Zeki Fryers is an option to replace either man.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:47:00 AM