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Daws eyes early derby date

Posted on 20 June 2013  - 15:47

No doubt like most fans, Michael Dawson’s eyes were drawn to our third match of next season’s Barclays Premier League campaign when the fixtures were announced on Wednesday.


After travelling to newly-promoted Palace on opening weekend of 2013-14, August 17, and then facing Swansea at the Lane on August 24, we’re scheduled to meet Arsenal at the Emirates on August 31.

Remember, all dates at this point are subject to change.

Arsenal have beaten us 5-2 in our last two visits to the Emirates and while we’ve managed to even the score with victories over the Gunners at the Lane, Michael insists the squad will be determined to put things right this time around in N5.

“We know what that game means to everyone,” said Michael. “The Emirates hasn’t been great for us recently but that’s history now, hopefully we’ll go there early in the season and get a positive result.”

As for Palace on the opening weekend, Michael was full of respect for how the Eagles gained promotion back into the top flight.

“They weren’t in the best of form (they went nine games without a win) but turned that around with a win just before the play-offs and carried that momentum into the play-offs,” he added.

“I’m sure they will be looking forward to their first match back in the Premier League after a few years away.