Michael Dawson has revealed he believes Fulham will win the Championship this season however the competitiveness of the league will preserve the pack on the high in contact with the remainder of the groups.
England’s second tier is famend for being one of many hardest leagues on this planet, particularly for groups seeking to get promoted into the Premier League.
Each Championship workforce has already overwhelmed a aspect who in flip has overwhelmed one other outfit this season, displaying that each membership within the division can beat one other on their day.
Fulham are presently first within the Championship, main Bournemouth by two factors, however each West Brom and Blackburn gained on the weekend to shut the hole on the high.
Requested if he anticipated present leaders Fulham and Bournemouth to maneuver away on the high, Dawson informed 90min: “Effectively, I feel the pack is getting nearer.
“I nonetheless assume Fulham will win the league. I feel that that group of gamers at Bournemouth will definitely be in together with West Brom.
“Everybody desires to beat you as a result of the 12 months earlier than you have been within the Premier League, everybody’s watching and it’s important to cope with that and Fulham actually need to cope with that now as a result of everybody desires to make them a scalp. They dominated towards Blackburn and misplaced to Blackpool, it is such a aggressive league and all the time might be. It has been like this 12 months after 12 months. Anybody can beat anybody however that is why we like it.”
Dawson performed alongside present Cherries boss Scott Parker whereas the pair have been collectively at Tottenham and admitted he might see him transferring into administration as soon as the previous midfielder’s taking part in profession got here to an finish.
He added: “Yeah, I noticed Scotty going into it.
“He was a thinker, he was a pacesetter, he was a captain. He was revered. He was your completed article. After I was captain on the time he helped me, he was a kind of gamers that you’d communicate to about issues.
“When he spoke everybody listened and it is no shock within the slightest. When he acquired Fulham promoted I used to be so delighted for him as a result of he is a good man. He took the step within the Premier League, acquired relegated and he took the step and went to Bournemouth. It was a courageous one as a result of I consider Fulham’s squad was higher than Bournemouth’s however he is put Bournemouth second within the league, he’ll actually wish to be difficult Fulham and staying in there as a result of we all know something can occur within the playoffs. The very best workforce or the perfect squad would not all the time go up.”
Nottingham Forest and Hull Metropolis, two of Dawson’s former golf equipment within the Championship, are having contrasting seasons although they’re each bang in type.
Dawson revealed: “At Forest, Steve Cooper’s are available and completed extremely, only one loss in 15. That stat is wonderful. I can see them coming with a late push, although there’s an terrible lot of soccer nonetheless to be performed. I feel they are a workforce that may get into the playoffs.
“Hull are on the full totally different finish of the spectrum with the expectation. They’re life like, they know the place the soccer membership must be after getting promoted from League One final 12 months.”
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