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Tigers capture Dawson

first_img Dawson began his career with Nottingham Forest, earning England Under-21 honours and securing a move to north London in 2005. The 30-year-old spent nine years with Spurs and became club captain following the retirement of Ledley King in 2012. “I have been here for almost a decade and have loved every minute of it,” he told Tottenham’s Twitter feed. “I would like to say thank you to everyone at the club, including the supporters. “We have enjoyed some incredible moments together and I hope the club continues to move forward in the future.” Spurs chairman Daniel Levy added: “Michael has been an outstanding club representative both on and off the field. “He has always given everything for the Spurs shirt – just one of the reasons he is so deservedly popular throughout the club.” Dawson becomes the Tigers’ sixth signing of the summer and joins Tom Ince, Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass, Andrew Robertson and Harry Maguire in moving to east Yorkshire. The centre-half moves to the KC Stadium on a three-year contract after both clubs confirmed the deal was completed via their official Twitter accounts. “Michael Dawson has completed a move from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee, the club are delighted to announce,” read a statement on City’s official website. Hull have completed the signing of Michael Dawson from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee. Boss Steve Bruce is still on the hunt for more signings before the transfer window closes but has found himself frustrated in his pursuit of Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes. Speaking before the Dawson deal was completed, the former Birmingham boss said: “It’s up to me to bring two or three in, we’re close to one in particular and we hope we can get that over the line.” He added: “I thought I had Jordan Rhodes 24 hours ago and it seems to be further away than ever. We’ve been negotiating for a week. “We’ll see what this week brings and hopefully bring in the two or three we need to give the squad a hand because we’ve already played five competitive games.” Dawson, who has four England caps, joins Curtis Davies, James Chester, Paul McShane and Maguire as Bruce’s options at the heart of defence. “The season Hull had last year was incredible,” Dawson told Hull’s official Youtube channel. “To get to the final of the FA Cup, secure their Premier League position and now we’ve got to look to build on that and that’s what we’re going to do. “The chance to be in the group stage of the Europa League with a game on Thursday, all we can do is build on it and look forward to the season ahead. “You need the squad and the manager is getting the squad together to compete in both or all competitions. The players and the quality we’ve got in this dressing room, I’m sure we can manage that.” Dawson’s older brother Andy spent 10 years with the Tigers as they rose through the divisions and the younger Dawson admits he feels like he knows the club already. “I know the club well with my family history, with Andy being here,” he said. “I’m just excited to get started. “The attraction is the whole football club, the manager, the squad of players. “I know the fans gave me plenty of stick last year when I was playing for Tottenham. Hopefully I’ll get a nicer reception now but it was all good fun. “I’m just ready and raring to go.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Salah, Origi goals hand Liverpool Champions League triumph

first_imgBy Richard MartinMADRID, Spain (Reuters) – An early Mohamed Salah penalty and a late strike by Divock Origi gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in yesterday’s all-English Champions League final as their coach Juergen Klopp finally got his hands on Europe’s biggest prize.Egypt striker Salah, who had painful memories of last year’s final defeat by Real Madrid after suffering a shoulder injury, got his side off to a flying start in Madrid by lashing home from the penalty spot after a handball from Moussa Sissoko.Tottenham, playing in their first European Cup final, kept their heads and came to life when semi-final hat-trick hero Lucas Moura came on but, with Harry Kane lacking sharpness after injury, another miraculous European comeback proved beyond them. Liverpool, who missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City by one point, did not produce their usual whirlwind attacking game but sealed a sixth European Cup triumph with an arrowed finish from substitute Origi in the 87th minute.“Everyone is happy now,” said a delighted Salah. “I am glad to play the second final in a row and play 90 minutes finally. Everyone did his best today, no great individual performances, all the team was unbelievable.” Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold added: “It is hard to put into words. The season we have had, we deserved it more than any other team.”The win was sweet redemption for Salah and especially German coach Klopp, who had lost on his last six appearances in major finals, including Champions League showpieces with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and Liverpool last year.His opposite number Mauricio Pochettino took a bold but ultimately misguided gamble in fielding Kane, who had only returned to full training a week ago after almost two months out with a serious ankle injury and struggled to influence play.Kane was far from the only player who lacked sharpness in a game of few moments of real quality – a possible effect of both sides not playing any competitive games for three weeks. Spurs put Liverpool under real pressure in the latter stages as Dele Alli headed over and Son Heung-min and Moura forced impressive saves from Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Origi, one of Liverpool’s heroes in their stunning semi-final second-leg turnaround against Barcelona, then killed the game with a ruthless finish into the bottom corner.last_img read more

DU admissions 2017: Important dates announced, registration to commence from May 22

first_imgA press release has been released on Delhi University’s official website, containing information regarding the admission process for PhD, MPhil, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes for the academic session 2017-2018. The registration process of all the programmes will be completely online including sports, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Kashmiri migrants, CW (Defence), and PwD categories.  The details of registration process and subsequent procedure will be uploaded online soon.  Schedule of online registration: Undergraduate merit based programmes: May 22Undergraduate entrance based programmes: May 31Post Graduate programmes: May 31MPhil/ PhD programmes: May 31As per an HT report, the university is starting the online registration process almost two weeks ahead of its usual schedule for courses in which the admission is based on the cut-off marks. The last date to fill the admission form has not been finalised yet.M Pandit, a member of DU’s admission committee said, “Students can start filling the online registration form from May 22. As we are starting the registration earlier, students will have enough time to get their certificates and other documents in place.””There are around 1600 seats in undergraduate courses in which entrance test is conducted,” said an official. DU registrar Tarun Das said the registration process for all programmes and categories will be online.”The eligible applicants are informed that the registration process of all the programmes will be completely online including Sports, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Kashmiri Migrants, CW (Defence), and PwD categories,” Das said.Das said the details of registration process and subsequent procedure will be available in a bulletin of information, which will be uploaded online soon on www.du.ac.in. The university will hold a standing committee meeting to finalise the admission criteria for various courses on May 16.advertisementRead: HRD Ministry may ask CBSE to stop printing books, complaints received Read: ICSE Class 10 Results 2017: To be declared shortly at cisce.org For information on more latest news and updates, click here.last_img read more