We are really looking forward to seeing young Dan Gosling play regularly for Newcastle United.
Dan Gosling – in action on Sunday
The 20-year midfielder joined Newcastle on a free transfer last summer, and he was very keen to come to Newcastle, and he’s one player on Tyneside because it’s exactly the place he wants to be.
And in his two Reserve games recently, Dan has looked a very good player indeed, and finally made his Magpies’ debut in the last few minutes of the game at Sunderland.
This is what Dan told Sky Sports today:
“It’s been about nine months now so it’s been a long time coming,” “I feel like I’ve been at the club for a while but only played five minutes so far.”
“But I’m feeling better in myself, I’m getting close to full fitness now and hopefully there will be many more minutes on the pitch soon.”
“Sometimes it’s been difficult and I’ve had to get a little break now and again from the same old routine.” “But it feels good, it feels nice and strong and I think I’m nearly ready now.”
Gosling may even get his first start for Newcastle in the important game on Saturday at home to Tottenham.
And although Newcastle have 7 points from their last three league games, there’s only muted exuberance on Tyneside this week.
That’s because the lads were within 80 seconds of doing the double over Sunderland this season, and also getting 3 wins on the trot and all clean sheets too – and we could have been 7th in the league and just 2 points behind the Black Cats, with a game in hand.
Bu alas, it wasn’t to be.
Think of what the mood would have been like if we could have held on for the win – the lads were just 80 seconds away – when Sunderland scored the equalizer.
But the somber mood is nothing that cannot be very quickly changed with a win against Spurs on Saturday, who seem to the the darling of the London press these days – it seems they can do nothing wrong.
And it also appears that Harry Redknapp gives interviews on Sky Sports for 5 minutes every day, to talk about anything he wants to – maybe they need to create the Harry Redknapp Show for him.
So a walloping of Spurs by Newcastle on Saturday would be just great, and just what the doctor ordered for Newcastle fans.
And if Newcastle are at or near their best form on Saturday, and Andy Carroll is back, and Gosling starts in defensive midfield, there’s no real reason why that couldn’t happen.
Dan Gosling continued:
“It’s the second half of the season now and if it’s anything like the first I’m sure we’ll be alright,”
“We’d be up around the middle of the table, which I think will stand us in good stead for next season.”
Indeed, if Newcastle can keep up their good form, and try to string some wins together, the team could finish in the PL much higher than we ever thought possible, in this first season back in the big time. We hope so in any case.
What do you think?