Gosling Wants To Help Newcastle Finish Season In Style

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?

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • tdt

    Jan 19, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    It will be a tough game on saturday as spurs are playing well at the moment. But you never know with the toon these days do you. We could win 5-0, on loss by the same distance. Hopefully the lads are up for the battle and play well. If carroll’s back that would be a massive boost.


  • BeeGuy

    Jan 19, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #2

    He will be OK if he plays his position & does not allow last minutes bombs on goal like at the Stadium of Shite.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Not sure I’d want guthrie on, he is prone to giving ball away, which would be fatal against spurts. And is gos ready to play in dmf? I’d probably favour a 442 with gos on the wing and barton in the middle with nolan, then carroll and best/shola/lover up front.
    On another note, has anyone else seen that bayern munich are after jose? They rekon 4 to 5 mil should do it. What’s the german for kiss my sh1tty ar5e?

  • geoff777

    Jan 19, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Interesting how many of our Championship signings are actually making the grade in the Premiership …

    Fitz Hall, Routledge, Best, Perch, Willo …

    Can you see any of them being at the club in a year or two?

  • nobby sol

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #5

    really like this lad, worried about the shaun wright phillips news i must say, he is just the posh mans wayne routledge, kranjcar has got allot more about him, and is younger, surely a 4 million punt at him would be tempting for harry. also I read this allot and I see allot of people calling for adam hammill, I like your thinking the lad was with liverpool not so long ago, I think they made a mistake in letting him and jack hobbs go. The rumour is that he has a 500k buy out clause, seriously he should have been in our squad list on the stroke of the new year!

  • Dax Trajero

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    I think he’s going to have his work cut out getting in our team. Our central midfield is one of the strongest in the league when everyone’s fit. Perhaps we’ll see more of a 5 man midfield…

    assuming a 4-4-2
    Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Ben Harfa

    Tiote in front of back four
    Gosling, Barton, Nolan, Ben Harfa

    Gosling, Barton, Tiote, Ben Harfa
    Nolan supporting striker

    plenty of options either way

  • Dax Trajero

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #7

    oops, Tiote in front of back THREE

  • geoff777

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #8


    Guthrie’s a good midfielder. When he hit form last season he was excellent for us.

    He did a great job for us against the scum.
    Guthrie and Joey dominated midfield.
    Guthrie is an excellent young squad player for us. We do need players like him who can come in and give cover. He’s young and does have the potential to improve.

    BTW Google language tools reckon it’s … Kiss my ass beschissen

  • Davies

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Geoff – Willo and possibly Best. I think Routledge could go to another prem club in the summer. Apparently Liverpool were after him a little while ago. It would be nice to keep him as he does make a good impact when he comes off the bench and is good back up.

    Fitz Hall was only a loan deal, by the way. He’s been back at QPR all season so far.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus, Kuss mein scheiss arsch.

    I effin hate Bayern. The German Man. U. 4-5 million? They are taking the pee pee.

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Off the Gosling thread but referring to the thought that 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.

    Have you noticed the amount of air time Rednapp gets generally and more particularly, the way he’s referred to a Harry in such a familiar manner…. never using his surname as they do with say Tony Pullis, Alan Pardew, Owen Coyle, Carlo Ancelloti, Ian Holloway etc etc?

    The media seems to be so, so familiar with him, almost best friend-like and this seems to provide a forum for him to air his views on players. attached to other clubs – some would say indirectly tap ’em up!

    All this air-time givies him positive spin even though he’s on bail in regard to potential criminal activity!

    Marvellous innit!

  • MacToon

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #12

    leash, the more air time he has the more time he has to “hang himself” on tv. 😉

  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #13

    What I think you’re looking for is
    küssen sie meinen arsch !

  • Brutooon

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Gosling i can see playing at DM, Right Winger and maybe Right Back

  • PalmerToon

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Just heard some breaking news….

    QPR have signed Ismael Miller on loan until end of season…
    Maybe Taarabt coming to the Toon?

  • PalmerToon

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Or this transfer could be because Jamie Mackie is out for rest of the season….
    Take your pic.

  • tdt

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Sounds like S.Taylor and A.Carroll are extremely unlikely to be fit for saturday, so I can see us sticking with the team that started v sunderland, but with Guthrie rather than Smith. so thats a 442:


  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #18


    “Sunderland have made an enquiry for Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd”

    Like for like replacement for Bent!?

  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #19

    tdt –

    I dont think youre right, Pardew didnt sound too pleased with Bests performance against scum after – rightly so, he looked off the pace – I think it’ll be one of two:

    simpson willo colo enrique
    barton nolan guthrie jonas
    ameobi lovern


    simpson willo colo enrique
    barton gosling guthrie jonas

    id love to see the second formation as a trial, looks impressive to me

  • Toon-tinted-glasses

    Jan 19, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #20


    I’m starting to wonder whether Sunderland actually employ Scouts or whether they just watch for who we are connected with and try to snap them up!

    It’s like the poor man’s version of Man City/Tottenham, but they are wanting to buy players so we can’t get them!!!

    Re: Harry Redknapp…I’m sure he carries out all his transfer business in front of thye press, trying to unsettle other clubs’ players!

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #21

    MacToon @12, The more air time he gets may make the weasel so so popular, he becomes almost untouchable?

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #22

    TTG @ 20, that’s precisely the point I was making. He’s almost the media’s best buddy!

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Markaccus at 3, please take more showers

  • Toon XI

    Jan 19, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Here we sit on Janury 19th and no new signing in sight.

    HBA was a great signing, but he’ll not contribute much this season as he still has a long way to go to be back fit.

    Got a bad feeling that management feels Gosling and HBA are our new January additions.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Thanks to all who gave me the various spins on the german phrase!
    Cyprus, I will shower, but not until bayern have kissed said sh1tty ar5e!
    I’d be happy with 1 player who could cover left wing ang left back. Think we could manage on that till end of season

  • Toon XI

    Jan 19, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #26

    Cyprus – are you still working on that WC bid?

  • Frank The London Mag

    Jan 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #27


    for crying out loud stop lumping Williamson in with messrs like Perch and Routledge. He is a solid centre-back and for your own education he wasn’t signed from the Championship, he was signed from Portsmouth.

    Get your facts right and watch Williamson next time you see a game. He’s much better than that money-grabbing Saylor.


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