Is Michael Dawson Right For Newcastle?

There are a couple of reports in today’s papers that say Newcastle United are still interested in Tottenham Hotspur’s Michael Dawson.


Michael Dawson – on his way out of Spurs this summer

We expect Spurs will be shipping out Michael, after they capture Richard Dunne to play alongside Jonathan Woodgate next season, but we wonder if the 24 year-old is good enough for Newcastle.

Bobby Robson was always interested in the youngster, while Michael was at Nottingham Forest, but finally decided to sign then 18 year old Jermaine Jenas, after having watching the Forest team play many times.

Both The Sun and the Daily Star report today that Newcastle will face competition from Bolton and Aston Villa for the Spurs defender, with a fee of £4M being mentioned. That fee seems reasonable given the experience Michael has gained at Spurs.

But we’re not sure that Michael would be a good buy for the club, especially when we have young Steven Taylor, who is very like what Michael was at 22, but we have higher hopes for Steven.

There’s no doubt that Michael, who stands 6’2″ tall, is a more than decent player, and he represented the England Under-21 side 13 times and has also played for the England B side.

He’s played a total of 101 times with 2 goals for Spurs, and before he moved to the London club in 2005, for a fee that eventually reached £8M, he had played 83 times for Nottingham Forest and scored 7 goals.

He’s a big strong lad but too prone to making mistakes in our opinion.

What do you think?

Comments very welcome.

89 comments so far

  • Savic Vladimir

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #1

    No please!Dawson is white Bramble.

  • broon ale

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    i think!… garbage

  • Graeme

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #3

    He was supposed to be the next Sol Cambell, but doesnt appear to have reached anywhere near that level yet.

    Would he be able to play with Taylor or would that be defensive suicide?? I think they would both need looking after, as Taylor does now.

    Too much of a risk with them both on the field, therefore not a good idea!!!


    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    No way spurs reject.I cud see this going ahead though. 🙁

  • Gunnar/Iceland

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Not the player we need.

  • toonfan1

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #6

    i do like dawson but he is far to inconsistent to play for a high level team. maybe he’ll join his brother at hull city?? hopefully he wont come here tho. i would like to see a new LB, one RB as cover for beye, two CM, and one striker. anyone heard about aaron ramsey- everton arsenal and man utd all put bids in for 5 mill. we shud maybe put a bid in as he is a great player and has a great future

  • dan

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    not bad for 4m as a squad player, we ve paid more for worse…

  • Leo

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #8

    please god no

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #9

    had sooo much potential, can play with the ball, bring it out of defence, but hasnt lived up to his nottingham forrest hype.


  • Nev

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #10

    personnaly i think he is better than taylor and faye
    taylor had an AWFUL season … faye played much better than i expected him too
    id snap him up for £4mil anyday of the week
    + can someone name a better more realistic CB we could aim for ?
    i cant!

  • jobby

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #11

    omg he is rubbish, get bobby moore!!!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Nev collicini, cuellar.

    Bit off subject, but what would everyone think of mladen pretric, v.good player from what i have seen. he just said he would be very intrested in playing in the prem

  • Obafan

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    NO NO NO NO NO! He is average and we defo need some top quality in the center of our defence.
    He could become the new Bramble or Boumsong and that is something we really do not need!

  • Nev

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    i think yo cant judge cuellar on ONE good season in scotland .. remeber boumsong ?
    and i believe collicini could go to a much bigger club in italy or spain before us

  • Bill F

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #15

    Another version of Bramble and Boumsong, no thank you. I keep saying the man to get, Cris of Lyon. Failing that I agree with GG7 Collocinni. Or take a chance with Edgar and Kadar next season.

  • adam

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #16

    dawson is USELESS. tayor is better.
    i agree, get cololcini and cuellar.

  • Matthew Tom

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #17


    Dawson’s not good enough, simple as that.

    He’s also prone to blatant cheating when he finds himself in a tight spot and he’ll cost us any number of penalties and free kicks.

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #18

    we need sumone better than dawson, although dawson IS better than taylor

  • Simon P

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #19

    I’d rather have Les Dawson

  • Derek G

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #20


  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #21

    matthew tom, a bit like steven taylor does already!!!!!

  • Davies

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #22

    I agree with Bill F. Edgar and Kadar both look good. Edgar’s looked sharp in the first team games he’s played and I rate him.

    There’s no need for us to buy this player, as I believe the younger players we have could easily grow to be better than him.

    True, we have paid more than 4 mil for worse players, but as Greame rightly said, putting him on the pitch at the same time as Taylor would be suicide.

  • adam

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #23

    personally i hope he stays at spurs, captains them, and gets them relegated. i would love it

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 4, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #24

    Fener, Arda’yı istedi
    Başkan Aziz Yıldırım’ın dün Ankara’da düzenlenen Futbol Federasyonu Olağan Mali Genel Kurulu’nda bir araya geldiği Galatasaray Başkanı Adnan Polat’a, milli oyuncuyu transfer etmek istediklerini bildirdiği, ancak olumsuz yanıt aldığı öğrenildi

    Habere yorum yaz
    Arkadaşına gönder
    Sitene ekle
    Sayfayı yazdır
    Fenerbahçe Başkanı Aziz Yıldırım’ın, Emre Belözoğlu’nun transferinden sonra ikinci adımını Ankara’da attığı ve Galatasaray’dan, Arda Turan’ı istediği öğrenildi.
    FBTV’de önceki gün yaptığı açıklamalarda, Galatasaray’ın, Aurelio’ya teklif götüreceği hatırlatılması üzerine, “Alabiliyorlarsa, alsınlar. Artık bu tür konuları aşmamız lazım” diyen Yıldırım’ın, Galatasaray Başkanı Adnan Polat ile bir araya geldiği ve Arda’ya talip olduklarını ilettiği iddia edildi. Polat’ın da, 2012’ye kadar sözleşmesi olan Arda ile ilgili bu öneriyi geri çevirdiği bildirildi.
    Galatasaray Başkanı Adnan Polat, Fenerbahçe’nin Arda ile ilgili böyle bir teklif yapıp yapmadığına ilişkin MİLLİYET’in sorduğu soruya “Hayır. Böyle bir görüşme olmadı” yanıtı verirken, Fenerbahçe yönetiminin sessiz kalması dikkat çekti.
    Arda Turan için daha önce de İngiliz kulüpleri devreye girmiş ve 10 milyon euronun üzerinde bonservis ücreti önermişlerdi. Ancak Galatasaray Kulübü dün de yaptığı açıklamayla Arda’nın hiçbir kulübe transferine izin verilmeyeceğini ifade etmişti.
    Bu arada Adnan Polat Ankara’da, Aurelio’yu almak gibi bir niyetleri olmadığını da vurguladı, “Ne kendisi, ne menajeri, ne kulübüyle hiçbir görüşmemiz olmadı. Önder Turacı için de bize teklif menajerinden geldi. Şu anda kesinleşmiş kararımız yok, ama konuya bakıyor ve görüşüyoruz” dedi.
    Polat, Crown Plaza’daki şampiyonluk balosundaki konuşmasında ise “Transfer komitemiz pazar günü teknik direktöre imza attırabilir. Arda’yla ilgili söylentiler de var. Biz esir ticareti yapmıyoruz. Galatasaray formasını giymek istemeyen, gitmek isteyen ve almak isteyen varsa kimseyi zorla tutmayız. Ama şu anda formayı giymek istemeyen kimse yok. Biz almak istediğimizi de alırız” ifadelerini de kullandı.


  • Bill F

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Is any one else finding its taking ages to load each individual page on the blog. Its like watching paint dry.

  • Ashton

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #26

    dawson = pure SHITE

  • Leo

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #27

    firstly its amusing that spurs paid 8mil for him

    secondly im suprised that spurs are not on the list of potential suitors since they want to sign all our other targets

  • Kash2

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Not sure about him considering we already have Faye who is a similar player and the other youngsters coming through. I would like to see a quick CB come into the backline, but i’m not sure if Colocini or Cueller are the players we should be signing, especially not for the money being touted!

    that Spanish kid (from Atletico) seems to have plenty of potential and would work well with Enrique. Not sure about our CB positions, but a quick CB would be good.

    What about that young Colombian lad that plays in Serie A, for palermo I think?

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #29

    geordie gerrard- even if thy are i cant see gala sellin to them anyway

  • JJ

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #30

    I agree Coloccini for me please…. no thanks to dawson

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #31

    yh agreed, collicini is the way to go, class!!!

  • 9 Shearer

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #32

    Spurs gets our good targets and we get their shit no way

  • Marat18

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #33

    he has Bramble’s look at this photo.

  • Toon_Ksk

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #34

    David Edgar will be as good as Dawson given some play time.

  • Nev

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #35

    says on that jose enrique is being linked with a £7mil move to valencia
    i would want him to stay, best left back he had in a long while!

  • KevinHann

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Seriously, why don’t we try for Ronaldinho? He is still class enough, just 28 – like Aimar, his huge price can be cut through merchandise and wages – through sponsorship deals. If he can get linked to Manchester City, surely we stand a chance of getting him.

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #37

    nev- if we hav sumone better already lined up then i wud, but only if we have sumone better

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #38

    kevinhann- u missed all the stuff on us tryin to lower wage bill or summit mate???? hes been offered 200k per week at city? now thts hardly gonna get our wages dwn is it

  • Chris

    Jun 4, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #39

    No chance, he was a shambles when we put 4 past Spuds, it would be a disaster putting him in with Taylor

  • Dondatta13

    Jun 4, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Reports suggest Newcastle United are tracking Hungary and Anderlecht defender Roland Juhasz. Standing at 6’4″ tall and at 24, does he fit the ethos of buying young talented player and blood them into the premiership?




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