Brothers set for family feud
Hull defender Andy Dawson hopes to get one over younger brother Michael when the Tigers face Spurs.
Last Updated: 04/10/08 1:51pm
Hull defender Andy Dawson hopes to get one over younger brother Michael when the Tigers travel to Tottenham.
The pair meet for the first time in senior football at White Hart Lane on Sunday with City defender Andy out to put one over his younger brother.
The left-back has played a key role in Hull's three promotions to reach the top flight for the first time in their history.
And he will be looking to put family ties aside and pile more misery on his sibling and Spurs who languish at the bottom of the Premier League after a dreadful start to the campaign.
"It is a massive game for myself and Mike and for the family it will be a very proud moment," said Andy.
"I was the older one, so in the back garden I was always the boss, but in the last few years things have changed.
"I am proud of him and he has done very well. We are always the first to ring each other after each game and we are very close.
"I want him to do well and he is the same with me but it is going to be a little bit different tomorrow.
"We have obviously had a bit of banter for the last few weeks. It is a big game for ourselves and a big game for both clubs."
Following the 2-1 win at Arsenal, the Tigers visit north London again on a high.
Dawson added: "We are going there full of confidence after a great result last week.
"They haven't had the best results of late but they are a good team. They are going to pick some points up sooner rather than later and it is up to us to make sure it doesn't happen tomorrow."
Hull's victory at the Emirates Stadium last week has been hailed as the greatest in the club's history, eclipsing even last May's play-off final victory over Bristol City.
However, Dawson - not forgetting August's 5-0 thrashing by Wigan - insists feet remain on the ground.
"We know there is a long way to go," he said. "Just because we beat Arsenal things don't change.
"We know it is going to be a long season and we have got to perform week-in, week-out to the maximum of our ability. Otherwise we will get turned over - we saw that against Wigan.
"We would rather be playing them now than when they have won five or six on the bounce but we cannot take them lightly.
"We have got to perform to our very best, like we have done all season."