Michael Dawson is the captain of Hull City.
He is adamant that Steve Bruce has a managerial record that should definitely put him on the run for being England’s manager as a new one is being shortlisted at the moment. Michael has been pitching in for Steve in a major way. Being a defender who has played several international games, his point would definitely impact the authorities. He has stressed on the aspect of KCOM stadium’s manager’s capabilities and how he is needed to stay on and help the team to get entitled for Premier League membership.
The chief of Hull Tigers is being touted as a successor for Roy Hodgson by many including Michael Dawson. The Football Association is considering his candidature along with others like Jurgen Klinsmann and Sam Allardyce.
Bruce is definitely up for the task as per Dawson when he reported to the media while at a training camp in Portugal with the Hull team. As per Dawson, there are many things that are going for him like having won four promotions for the Premier League, being English as per his ethnicity and these are some of the several reasons he should get to be considered as the next manager for England. However, if he decides not to go, the Hull City team would definitely need him. When the playoff triumph happened to Hull, Bruce had not decided whether he would be staying and the final decision of staying put was definitely a big thing for him. It has definitely motivated the football club as well as the group. Dawson feels that he being part of Hull City has much to do with Steve being there. Steve as a manager is definitely a big reason for the players who like to be around him.
Michael Dawson says Hull City must end the season in great form so they can get Championship play-offs.
Dawson wants Hull to end the regular season on a high against Derby County after defeating Rotherham United, if they are to restore confidence in time for the Championship play-offs.
City's five-game unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt as they suffered a dismal 1-0 defeat at relegated Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie's second-half strike earned the Trotters only a fifth league win of the season and, in the process, drained momentum from a visitor still aspiring for a Premier League return.
Hull City defeated Rotherham to hang on to fourth spot with 83 points from 46 games. Coach Steve Bruce was disappointed with the end of the five-game unbeaten run especially as they were beaten by already relegated Bolton Wanderers.
The player who just returned from injury when the Wanderers defeated Hull said about the play offs:
“That has to be our aim,” said Dawson.
“… Bolton was disappointing and we’ve got to get ready to go again now. People are saying that these games aren’t important, but they are because we want to make sure we finish fourth in the table.
“We already know that we’re playing Derby in the play-offs, but we want to be at home in the second leg and that is what it comes down to now.”
Hull went on to defeat Rotterham United 5-1 in an explosive cracker.
“You have to have that confidence going into the play-offs. Whatever has happened in the previous 46 games, you have to go into the play-offs as confident as you can be because you’re 180 minutes from Wembley and a further 90 from the Premier League,” Dawson added.
Hull face Derby on Saturday in an away match and return to face them again at home three days later in the final round of games.
Hull City captain Michael Dawson made his return but could not prevent his side from being beaten at relegated Bolton Wanderers.
The defender has already missed 4 games for Hull and was desperate to make his return for the match.
The only goal of the game was scored by Stephen Dobbie in the 65th minute and gave Bolton a rare victory in the league as the match ended 1-0.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce was really upset with the way his team played as he wanted them to show that they have the mentality to win the play-offs. He was disappointed at the pace at which the game was played. For him, some of his players were playing as if it was a friendly game and did not have any urgency in their pass. He wanted to see some more determination in their play so as to create chances.
Bruce admitted that they have produced this kind of performance too often this season, and this is why they are currently where they are in the table. He added that if you want to get promoted you need to be consistent in every game and his team so far has failed to do so.
Hull City did have chances to win the game but failed to do so. Both Snodgrass, as well as Akpom, hit the crossbar when it would have been easier to score. In fact, ChubaAkpom had three or four clear chances and could have easily won the game for Hull, but he was let down by a lack of composure in front of goal.
Michael Dawson could have also celebrated his return to the team with a goal, but his header will be cleared off the line by a Bolton defender.
Hull City will be stepping out on the pitch to face Arsenal with a view of revenge for the FA Cup final loss, according to defender Michael Dawson.
The two teams have met each other thrice in this competition in recent times. Arsenal have come out successful on all occasions, but Hull City believe that they have a distinct advantage in this time around. The match will be played at the KC stadium, where Hull will receive a lot of support.
Further, the team will be aiming to use this match as a distraction from their poor form in the Championship.
After leading the table for quite a while, the club has slipped into the play-off places. There is a danger of Hull going down even further, but Dawson remains confident that the stadium will be able to witness Premier League teams every week from next season onwards. Only the top two places in the Championship qualify to the Premier league automatically while the next four have to go through a play-off, which is never a guarantee. For the time being, Hull will be focusing only on the FA Cup. Dawson has reminded the fans about the glorious days that the club has had in this competition in recent times.
"We certainly do have some history with Arsenal. The place will be rocking, hopefully the Premier League will be coming back to the KC and from next August we'll have a Premier League team coming every single week.The FA Cup final gave a day out a few years ago, albeit the wrong result. It is a competition that we want to be successful in.But we also want to be in the Premier League and that's the most important thing for us this season,” said the Hull City defender.
Roberto Martinez claimed that he was happy with the intensity shown by his players in the recent 1-1 draw with Tottenham.
Tottenham are the favourites for three points since they were coming into the match on a great run of form. There have been some surprises in recent times like the defeat against Newcastle United at home, but Spurs have largely been a well drilled team this season. Mauricio Pochettino has especially concentrated on improving the defence, which has looked very susceptible in the last five years. The work done by the former Southampton manager has paid off since Spurs are now the most efficient defence in the league.
Even though Everton did not keep a clean sheet, Martinez was happy with the way his team earned a 1-1 draw. The team had been suffering from a lot of criticism especially in terms of defence. Everton have had a poor record defensively under Martinez and this has only become worse in the 2015-16 season. Martinez has been told that the team has conceded a number of cheap goals in recent months. Hence, it was pleasing to see his defence put a great shift against the top four chasing Spurs. Winger Aaron Lennon scored a goal against his former club and it was also his first in front of the Everton supporters.
"We have been conceding goals cheaply at home and it was something we had to rectify. Eight goals conceded away and 20 at Goodison.In the first half we had that in our minds and we defended with intensity. We stopped the main players from getting on the ball; Kane, Lamela, Eriksen, even Dele Alli.We looked dangerous on the ball, we were unfortunate in a couple of decisions, an offside that was right but was very close,” said Martinez.
Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup could become the next person in charge of the Mexican national team, who are in search of a new candidate after recently decided to part company with Miguel Herrera.
Despite results being extremely good under Herrera, the national team decided not to continue with the 47-year-old. Some of his standout achievements including the World Cup 2014 and the recent Copa America 2015. He is alleged to have fought with a journalist. Herrera was relieved from his duties just two days after guiding Mexico to a victory at theCONCACAF Gold Cup. This was the first major title won by Mexico since 2011.
On the pitch, Herrera was one of the finest managers Mexico have had in recent times. It will be a major task to replace such a successful manager. It appears that the Mexican national football Federation have turned their eye towards an attractive name like Laudrup. After his extremely successful spell in English football, the 51-year-old is believed to be keen on returning to the limelight. Since being sacked by Swansea towards the end of 2014, he went on to manage Middle East club Lekhwiya for a short-term. Now, Laudrup is looking for his next managerial job, which makes him a potential candidate.
The former Barcelona man is also believed to be keen on taking over the Mexican national team, who could be one of the potential dark horses in upcoming South American and North American tournaments. Mexico have a number of players at the peak of the careers like Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Giovanni dos Santos. Laudrup has been successful wherever he has been and this includes his last job at Lekhwiya, where he won the Qatari league title. Yet, Laudrup has not been able to sustain this success for an extended period.
Former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson experienced the second relegation in his career just 12 months after his move to Hull City.
The England international had previously been relegated with his first team – Nottingham Forest. However, he has since been competing for a position near the Champions League spots for much of his reign at Tottenham. He spent nine years at the club before moving to Hull City in the summer for around £ 3.5 million. After flirting with relegation for much of the campaign, it was always held that Steve Bruce had assembled a team that was too good to go down.
However, pundits were once again proved wrong after Hull failed to secure a couple of wins in the final weeks of the campaign. It would have secured their Premier League status. However, a 2-0 win for Newcastle against West Ham on the final day meant that Hull City were going down into the Championship irrespective of their result against Manchester United. A tough season beckons for Hull, whose future remains unclear since only a handful of clubs have managed to win promotion straightaway. Dawson, though, says that he remains committed to his contract at the KC stadium. It will come as a surprise for the supporters, who have expecting several offers for their star defender.
"It is going to be a slog in the Championship.I said when I signed for the club that I would give everything and I will keep doing that.It wasn't Sunday that sent us down.We huffed and puffed and maybe it has been like that all season.We created chances and couldn't get the ball in the net.That has happened too many times this season.We have had games we should have won and when we've been ahead we have drawn," said Dawson.
The 31 year old defender Michael Dawson has only spent 1 season with Hull City as he made his way from Tottenham Hotspur to Hull City on August of 2014 for a transfer fee in the region of €3.5 million.
Even though Michael Dawson is only going through his first season as a player of Hull City, the veteran defender has made an impact in the Premier League as he has even become the vice-captain of the team and he is one of the contenders on being awarded as the Hull City player of the season.
Hull City are fighting just to survive in the Premier League for another season but things aren’t going well for the team of Steve Bruce as the club sustained their 3rd successive defeat after losing against Southampton on April 11.
The Premier League is reaching it’s few weeks and if Hull City wants to survive for another season in the top tier English league, some victories or points have to be secured but after taking a look at the upcoming league matches of Hull City it seems like getting a few more triumphs will be extremely difficult.
Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are the remaining opponents that Hull City has to face off with in this season.
Michael Dawson is well aware of the position that Hull City is located and even though their upcoming matches will be tough, Dawson wants his team to keep on going and stick together in search for positive results. The 31 year old defender said: "When you're losing football matches and you're in our position then you're down in the dumps.But we have to pick ourselves up quickly. We can't afford to feel sorry for ourselves because there's some big games coming up against big teams.’’
"We've got an awful lot of games at home now and we're going to have to pick up points. Teams around us are winning as well. We keep going and we stick together. We live to fight another day."
Almost all of Hull City’s upcoming matches will be played at home and Dawson is hoping that this can help the team in their quest of avoiding the bottom relegation zone.
After managing to win some last five matches, the prospects of Hull City managing to avoid relegation appear to be bright.
Manager Steve Bruce seemed to be on the verge of losing his job only a few months ago, but he has signed a new contract extension that will see him stay at the club for another 12 months. Unlike some of the other managers, Bruce has signed a rolling contract which he sees is the perfect way to be clear of any trouble. Hull have already established a five-point buffer between QPR in the final relegation spot. They will be looking for more advantage in the coming weeks.
An away match against Leicester City appears to be the perfect solution for this, as Nigel Pearson’s team have gone off the boil since the first few months of the season. Leicester are almost certainties to get relegated this season after losing five out of the last six matches. The club appeared to have a mini revival during the early part of 2015, but even that has disappeared under the radar. The only threat for Hull, at the moment, appears to be the home support for Leicester, but defender Michael Dawson is confident that his club can take three points.
"We've got a little break in the fixture list this weekend. Of course we were disappointed after the Sunderland game and it took a couple of days to get over that.But all you can do is dust yourselves off, get back to training and we're working towards Leicester now which is another big, vital game. We want to beat the teams that are in and around us," said Michael Dawson. Hull could only manage a 1-1 draw against relegation rivals Sunderland in their previous league match at the KC stadium.
Aaron Lennon continues to be a major injury worry for Tottenham after the 27-year-old has featured rarely in the last 12 months.
He was recently seen in the League Cup match against Brighton and Hove Albion. Tottenham secured a victory, but they had to do without Lennon in the second half. The England international was replaced after suffering a hamstring injury. This has increased fears that Lennon could spend more time on the sidelines, but the winger has taken to twitter to explain that the injury situation is not serious as initially thought.
The 27-year-old has had just 120 minutes of action in the Premier League this season. The lack of space has been one of the reasons behind Tottenham struggling to open up the opposition. Tottenham have struggled for consistency this season and it has led to manager Mauricio Pochettino blaming the size of the pitch at White Hart Lane. Even though the team remain only a couple of points away from the top four places, it is looking highly unlikely that will be able to sustain this challenge through the entire campaign with this up-and-down form. Harry Kane and Erik Lamela were the scorers for Tottenham on the night as they comfortably went past Brighton to face Newcastle in the next round.
“Gutted to come off with slight hammy but should be OK in no time.Buzzing to lead the team out and go through to the next round #COYS,” said the midfielder. He is yet to score a goal or create an assist this campaign, but there is little doubt that the 27-year-old could play a key role in the season. Last season, he made 26 starts in the league and scored one goal. Yet, he was one of their better players. Tottenham are level on points with Liverpool in the eighth place.