Michael Dawson is a fantastic player and we have been working hard to provide the most fantastic resource that is both enjoyable to use and useful.
(PRWEB UK) 29 November 2013
Dawson made his debut for Tottenham towards the end of the 2004–05 season in the 2–2 draw at Liverpool on 16 April 2005.
Michael Dawson enjoyed a good 2005–06 season, impressing many with his aerial ability and attitude. On 28 March 2006 he signed a contract extension which would have lasted until 2011.
On 5 November 2006, Dawson scored his first competitive goal for Tottenham in their 2–1 win over Chelsea at White Hart Lane. His goal leveled the score at 1–1 after Claude Makélélé's strike, with Aaron Lennon scoring the winner. Dawson first captained the team in the 2006–07 FA Cup quarter-final tie away to London rivals Chelsea due to injuries to stand-in captains Robbie Keane and Paul Robinson, and to the club's regular captain King. After a season in which he played all but one of Tottenham's 59 games he was rewarded with a new five-year contract on 11 May 2007 which would have kept him at the club until 2012, despite still having several years left on his contract.
In the 2008–09 season, Dawson was to see his playing opportunities become more limited due to the arrival the previous season of Jonathan Woodgate from Middlesbrough. The 2009–10 season was to be judged by many as Dawson's finest season in a Spurs shirt to date as he helped the club to a fourth-place finish, their highest league finish for 20 years and a qualification place for the Champions League. Initially Dawson was to once again struggle to get into the side partly due to the arrival of Sébastien Bassong from Newcastle United in the summer, however after Tottenham's 9–1 thrashing of Wigan Athletic in November and with ongoing injury problems to defensive duo King and Woodgate, Dawson was to establish himself as a rock at the heart of Tottenham's defence. He was to miss just one of Spurs' games for the remainder of the season and his leadership on and off the pitch saw him awarded the team captaincy after the loan departure of Keane to Celtic.
It was announced on 27 January 2010 that he had signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur taking him to 2015. Dawson's excellent performances throughout the course of the season saw him awarded Tottenham Hotspur's Player of the Year award. His form that season led to Manchester City striker Carlos Tévez calling him "the best English defender I have played against" due to his strength. On Monday 22 August 2011, he started and played the full 90 minutes alongside Younès Kaboul against Manchester United in a 3–0 defeat at Old Trafford. On Sunday 28 August 2011, Dawson started and played the full 90 minutes Manchester City at White Hart Lane in a 5–1 defeat. Dawson missed the rest of the 2011–12 season due to rupture ankle ligament during Spurs' 3–1 FA Cup fifth round win over Stevenage on 7 March 2012.
Dawson was appointed the club captain of Tottenham Hotspur for the 2012–13 season. He scored his first goal of the season in a 3–1 win over Reading at White Hart Lane on 1 January 2013.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say: “Michael Dawson is a fantastic player and we have been working hard to provide the most fantastic resource that is both enjoyable to use and useful. Working with the PFA provides unique biographical information and insights that can be found nowhere else online. We are proud of our partnership with the Professional Footballers Association and the unrivalled access this provides us to the players.”
DSG became the official digital partner of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) earlier this year and have since launched a number of player profile fan pages on social media site Facebook as well as providing official player pages on their football news site football.co.uk.