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Dawson hopeful a win will be enough

first_imgHull defender Michael Dawson is confident the Tigers will stay up if they beat Manchester United on the last day of the season. Hull’s goal difference is currently two better than Sunderland’s and seven better than Newcastle’s, meaning the Magpies will have to win if Hull triumph at the KC Stadium. “They say in the Premier League there’ll be a twist and hopefully it’ll go our way,” Dawson said. “The pressure is on Newcastle and Sunderland as well, but we know we have to win and I believe if we do win we’ll have enough to stay in this league. “If Newcastle and Sunderland win they are obviously safe but they are playing with pressure.” Dawson added: “We beat Liverpool at home and hopefully we can have another performance and result like that. “Hopefully a win will be good enough, it’s out of our hands.” Manchester United may not be at full throttle against the Tigers, having already achieved their primary objective of securing Champions League football next season. “I certainly hope that’s the case, but you are playing against a top Man United team so we have got to prepare right this week and pick ourselves up,” Dawson said. Steve Bruce’s side must overcome United and hope other results go their way as they currently trail Sunderland and Newcastle by three and two points respectively. Sunderland also have a game in hand, away to Arsenal on Wednesday, before finishing with a tough trip to Chelsea, while Newcastle end their campaign at home to West Ham. “Obviously everyone is down after the game, the difference from winning to losing is incredible. “But come Monday morning we will be back on the training ground and we have got one more chance. “We are in this together, the manager has said that from minute one. He is our leader but it’s 11 players that go on the pitch to perform. “We are in this situation because we haven’t performed as well as we can, but I still believe there’s enough in that dressing room to win next week and hopefully still be a Premier League team.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Half-Filipinos to bolster Azkals’ Asian Cup roster

first_imgA new door for Philippine football Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “They are interested to join the team. At the same time, we’re looking at local football players who are exceptional in their leagues, like the UAAP. It’s a two-pronged process to augment the national team.”Palami said the Philippine Football Federation has yet to decide on the status of coach Thomas Dooley, whose two-year contract lapsed on March 31.The former US international has publicly expressed his desire to stay with the Azkals, although Palami said they will still evaluate his performance and consult with players.“There’s a lot of reasons for him to be extended,” said Palami. “We’ve had our best performance under his tenure.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The Azkals boss is also not discounting the possibility of tapping some collegiate stars to join the Azkals, who beat Tajikistan, 2-1, on Tuesday to punch their ticket to the Asian Cup.Obermair plays for German giant Bayern Munich, while Holtmann, a former Germany Under-20 player, is under contract with FSV Mainz in the Bundesliga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNyholm, a central defender who plays for Swedish top flight side AIK, has been in the Azkals’ radar the past two years.“We’ve actually talked to the moms of the players who are playing in higher competitions,” Palami revealed at the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Tapa King Farmers Market in Quezon City. The Philippines aims to strengthen its squad with a slew of new recruits in anticipation of its toughest challenge yet in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup next year in the United Arab Emirates.Germany-based players with Filipino lineage, Raphael Obermair and Gerrit Holtmann, as well as Sweden-born Jesper Nyholm are among the players eyed by Azkals manager Dan Palami to beef up the squad in the 24-nation Asian Cup, where the Philippines will be seeing action for the first time.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more