Michael Dawson: Tottenham MUST buy another striker to realise top four dreams

first_imgFormer Tottenham captain Michael Dawson believes Spurs need to buy another striker before the transfer window shuts to ease the goalscoring burden on Harry Kane and boost their top four chances.Kane enjoyed a stunning breakthrough campaign last season, scoring 31 goals in all competitions and finishing second to Man City’s Sergio Aguero in the Premier League’s scoring charts with 21 top flight strikes.But the north London side are struggling to support their top frontman, with £26million flop Roberto Soldado on his way back to Villarreal and Emmenuel Adebayor also thought to be set for an exit.Tottenham have been linked with a number of attackers this summer, including Queens Park Rangers’ Charlie Austin, West Brom starlet Saido Berahino and young Lyon striker Clinton N’Jie.And Dawson has called for his former club to strengthen their strike force before it’s too late.“Harry had a fantastic season last year, he’s a top finisher and he was incredible, but he needs some help up there,” the ex-Spurs skipper told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“There’s talk about Adebayor and Soldado leaving and Spurs certainly need to strengthen there in order to break into the top four, which is so hard – in ten years I was there it only happened twice.“With Man City, Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool – big teams which spend a lot of money and are so hard to get past. Will Spurs break in? It’ll be tough test.”Soldado has already reportedly agreed terms on a move back to Spain, while former Spurs manager Tim Sherwood is keen to be reunited with Adebayor at Aston Villa, and Dawson believes both players still have a lot to give at the top level.“They need to play football,” the Hull City centre-back added. “It’s wasted talent having two players like Adebayor and Soldado not even getting in the squad.“They should be out there playing and showing what they can offer teams.“On his day Adebayor is a top class striker. When he first signed for Spurs in the first six months he was unplayable.“If he can get back to form, wherever that may be, he’s still a top player for someone.”last_img read more


first_imgJohn Jnr, left, pictured with his dad on a previous visit to the same barTHE daughter of murdered UVF killer John Bingham could be prosecuted over alleged sectarian remarks made on Facebook over the Glasgow helicopter crash in which a man with Co Donegal links died.Liz Bingham, whose father was shot dead by the IRA in the 1980s, is alleged to have asked if there were any ‘taigs’ on board the Police Scotland helicopter or The Clutha Bar into which it crashed.The remarks have been branded as “disgusting” by those who follow Liz Bingham on Facebook. Now she and others who made sectarian comments on Facebook and other social media sites could be hauled before the courts.DUP councillor Ruth Patterson is currently charged with making sectarian comments over a republican parade through Castlederg last August.According to today’s Scotsman newspapers, prosecutors “must take a hard line” in any case of online hate comments about the Glasgow helicopter crash, Scotland’s Lord Advocate has said.John McGarrigle, whose family come from Letterkenny, was among the nine dead. Police are investigating comments made about the tragedy which killed nine people when a police helicopter crashed into the Clutha bar on November 29.A 16-year-old boy was arrested last week for allegedly posting sectarian and racist comments online about the incident.Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland wants a “robust prosecution policy” and guidance is to be issued to prosecutors this week on how they should deal with hate crimes linked to the Clutha helicopter tragedy.Procurators fiscal will be told that where it can be demonstrated that such an offence was motivated by a reaction to the events at the Clutha bar there will be a presumption in favour of criminal proceedings and all such cases must be reported for Crown Counsel’s instructions.The Lord Advocate said: “It is important that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service demonstrates a robust prosecution policy towards such offences committed as a reaction to the incident in recognition of the fact that people died and the impact such crimes will have on their families and friends. “This is also in consideration of the other people who were in the Clutha bar and those who attended the scene in the aftermath.“I have made it clear that prosecutors must take a hard line against this kind of hate crime.”The first of the funerals for the victims of the crash took place yesterday with a service for helicopter pilot captain David Traill at the University of Glasgow.Prayers were said at the service for the eight others who died in the crash. Police Constables Kirsty Nelis, 36, and Tony Collins, 43, were on board the helicopter and the six who died inside the pub were Robert Jenkins, 61, Mark O’Prey, 44, Colin Gibson, 33, John McGarrigle, 57, Gary Arthur, 48, and Samuel McGhee, 56.DAUGHTER OF UVF KILLER MADE SECTARIAN REMARKS ABOUT GLASGOW CHOPPER CRASH was last modified: December 9th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DAUGHTER OF UVF KILLER MADE SECTARIAN REMARKS ABOUT GLASGOW CHOPPER CRASHlast_img read more