At Last Some Good News On Dan Gosling

Dan Gosling was brought on after 90 minutes, in the derby game with Sunderland, on Sunday 16th January, to make his Newcastle debut.

Dan Gosling – in action against Sunderland

And that happens to be the last time Newcastle fans have seen the 21 year-old midfielder, and after that game, Dan suffered a reaction, with severe swelling in his knee.

He had damaged the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of his knee a year ago last month,  playing for Everton in a game against Wolves.

Near the end of that game he had clashed with American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann,  and sustained the very serious  knee injury.

The Sunderland game was  ten weeks ago today, and Dan had to have a second operation on the knee, and during the surgery,  some cartilage and scar tissue was removed, and that had been the apparent cause of the swelling.

But there is finally some good news today about Gosling, who was signed as a free agent from Everton, in rather bizarre circumstances last summer.

This is what manager Alan Pardew said about Dan today:

“He is recovering. He should be back in training after the Man United game,”

“What can I say about him? I haven’t seen a lot of him yet.” “I had a little glimpse of him – he had a little bit of action against Sunderland and I haven’t seen him play since.”

“Speaking to coaches at Everton and here, he’s highly regarded. He’s got a lot to prove yet, but there’s a great opportunity to see him.”

The main thing with Dan is that he fully recovers from his ACL injury, which not too long ago was an injury that  ended the careers of footballers.

It’s a similar situation to the Ben Arfa case, and Dan shouldn’t be rushed back this season, when he can have the whole summer to further recover from the serious injury.

One the bright side, Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling will be like two new players for Newcastle next season.

That’s certainly something to look forward to.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • supermacnumber9

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1


  • stuart no9

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #2

    cant wait to see gosling get a few games in , and get back into it, hes the one im looking forward to see in full flow , if we can do without him till next season, then all the better, brought him back too early last time , get him fit for next season, and we will see a great player

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    maybe you could put out the remaining fixtures for the bottom 9 teams or so and have a vote about who we think will go down.
    Just a suggestion,i would like to see it up here and get a good look at the odds 🙂

  • supermacnumber9

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4

    sweendog – yes, now that I can relax those big wins can be enjoyed again, especially the villa, even arsenal second half – but that never to be forgotten 5-1 against … er, I forget

    gosling – sorry if that was cheeky, but what a cock up!

    also – the goals v wolves were shared out nicely, but if bestie had been playing I think he would have had a couple!

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #5

    Was Joey limping at the end yesterday?
    Hope he aint injured too

  • supermacnumber9

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #6

    Marty-Toon – who cares anout the bottom 9? we’re not one of them! our job now is to be one of the top 9 – and to work on being in the top 8!

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #7

    I see Smith is happy to stay at NUFC. I’m sure he is, on £60k a week ! The guy doesn’t play, isn’t good enough to play and is taking up the wages of a fitter, younger actual ” footballer ”
    All very well being a good cheerleader who’s got a bit of banter. Terry Mac came almost free !

    Really pleased with yesterday, but we are just so tantalisingly close to the top end as the bottom and but for our crashes and poor management against everton and Stoke and the thrown away points at Sundeland and at home to tottenham, who knows what we could have done. Sometimes tomorrow never comes and you have to go for it now.

  • Burni

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    Marty toons onto summit there ed!

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9

    DAVID MOYES calls for technology LOL
    If there was technology for Evertons game yesterday they wouldn`t have got a penalty.Terrible diving incident
    We should use the technology but he should shut up 🙂

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10

    that`s one of the reasons i wrote it as now that we are out of the bottom nine it`s easier to choose with a level heed.
    This is a football blog you know.
    I am NUFC all the way but i love football and it`s gettin very interesting down there.
    If you aint interested then you don`t have to vote if ED agrees to it.

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #11

    If The Truth be Known Half the sqaud is Injured. Joey Ran off and Went into the Dug Out Second Half What was that about ?? Nolan Has A Virus . Even Young Shane Ferguson went off Injured . Why The Hell We Let Routledge is Daft !!!! Bringing In Reserve Players is Bloody Dangerouse. The Bad News is Smith Wants to stay – He should Be Shipped Out With Perch and Campbell !!!!!!!!! Why Use Perch yesterday he was Hopeless. The Run From Steven taylor then passing it to Jonas for his Goal Was Wicked !!!!

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Maybe we can do the same for those teams in or around us to see where we might end up.
    Let`s say those teams from 6th to 11th!!

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    LEE DODD,Perch saved us from a goal yesterday and that led to ur goal,although i agree and don`t rate the guy otherwise.

  • KazengaAsprilla

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Pardew has already said that Perch’s career with newcastle is only just beginning…. i dont mind really, hes on crap wages and seems happy to play in the reserves or the odd twenty minutes when we have an injured full back, and he can play on both sides….also on steven taylor…why does pardew insist on sticking with williamson and colo? i think willo looks nervy every time the ball comes nar him providing its not gonna bounce off his head!

  • KazengaAsprilla

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #15

    i also wouldnt mind seeing colo push up into a more midfield role, hes shown time and time again this season he could do a job in the middle, just think cheik and colo with barton benny and gervinho

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #16

    Lee Dodd, Perch was hopeless? He stopped 2 shots at goal yesterday. No one was hopeless yesterday.

  • connor_nufc

    Apr 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Marty toon

    He meant goal line technology u idiot

  • Crawfordladd17

    Apr 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #18

    Use Collocini as a back up midfielder as we didn’t have any midfielder subs yesterday at Villa
    GK Harper
    RB Simpson
    CB Taylor
    CB Williamson/Collocini
    LB Ferguson
    RM Barton
    CM Collocini/Gutherie
    LM Jonas
    Left Striker Loverkands
    ST Ameobi
    Right Striker Ranger

  • SpaceGhost

    Apr 3, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Lee Dodd are you in Mr. Magoo mode or what? Perchy saved us from a nervy end. I agree he’s no Baresi but he’s still a NUFC player.

    I want Campbell to stick around for another season. He’ll be good for our young defenders & strikers esp. Ranger, Donaldson, & Airey.

    Ship out Smithy (the new Nicky Butt)& Xisco.

  • jimmymagpie

    Apr 3, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Was in the tunnel area at the end of the game yesterday, and can tell you that Fergie got a whack on the calf, but hopefully Jose will be fit for next week.Please for next season, a bloody big strong useful centre half, as we have a soft underbelly on set pieces and if Fletcher had scored and made it 3-2, tension again when ther shouldn’t have been, and am I the only one who thinks that Simpson needs to stop back pedalling and get closer to opponents. He has been responsible for a few goals this season and blasted by Joey again yesterday in a repeat of Spurs’ equaliser, and also Everton’s first goal. Sorry to nit pick pn a good performance, but these things need to be addressed,as better sides than Wolves will make us suffer, and indeed have done.

  • Stuart

    Apr 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #21

    I dont understand this, Collo has been our best CB all season and you want to start playing him out of position?

    Yeah hes got a good eye for creating attacking movements but hes better leading from the back in attacking situations. If he runs the ball to midfield then plays a killer pass hes got 8 or 9 players infront of him on the attack.

    Keep him as CB.

    Also, I’ve been a fan of Willo over Taylor for most of this season, but I have to say, when Taylor came on yesterday he was very solid and that run to set up Jonas’s goal was class. I may have to switch my first choice CB’s to Taylor and Colo.

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 3, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #22

    You are the twat.
    I know what technology he was on about,but if they bring in the goal line tech it`ll be used also for peno decisions etc

  • Chris F

    Apr 3, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    lol how’s a sensor on the goal line gonna be used to see a dive on the edge of the box?

  • Thump

    Apr 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Acceleromoters attatched inside the players stockings with the receiver on the goal line, Chris.


    Apr 3, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Lee Dodd!
    Agree with you bout Smith!
    But if Perch had,nt been stood on the line at the end then the result was 4-2!
    Perch is and stays a NUFC player, and is,nt one of our better players~! If he was,nt criticised so much on here and by the gutter press he could and probably would improve!

  • joppadoni

    Apr 3, 2011 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #26

    the problem with technology in port is not the impact it has on the reason initially to introduce it its the larger picture of where does it stop.

    crickets a prime example, thes only a few situations which rarely occur where its used, did it bounce before caught? was he run out? is that bird in the crowd really that lovely?

    in football you bring it in for goal line tech they will ask for it for fouls, then they will ask for was bylines, corners and the list goes on. the game will become a 3 hour affair more akin to the american football stop start with everyone head turning to a screen for the decision, it will take the flow and ultilmately the entire desire of the game away. i say no to and technology in football. infact i think they should get rid of the flags and whistles..


  • chuck

    Apr 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Poor old Butt, still the butt of criticism on these blogs.
    For you know nowt morons information, the guy did what Tiote does now without the yellow cards.
    If you were observant enough, you could see, he took his shots in non threatening areas of the pitch.
    Yeah he had lost a step, but like all old pro`s made up for it by positional play and by using his head.
    You dont play for Man. U. for ten years, by being useless.
    Hey ! some people can watch the game for a lifetime and still not get it!

  • chuck

    Apr 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Unfortunately Football is the last bastion of concervitism in sports.
    In some ways it`s bad and other ways good, the few changes over the years having resulted in both improvement (dissalowing the goalie to handle the ball from a back pass) good, prevents time wasting.
    The present offside rule (too arbitrary) there was no need to change.
    Goal technology, it`s badly needed, it`s available and can only improve decissions, whether we use cameras or people, no brainer.
    A sin bin as used in rugby, ice hockey etc. IMO would be an improvement over the present card system.
    Hell it took the game forever to introduce substitutes, which didnt come untill the late fifties
    Of course there`s always the danger of over officiating and introducing rules that reflect negatively on the game, but with the present bunch of conservative overseers we certainly have no worries in that regard.

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Apr 5, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #29

    It would top the season of for me if we get 3pts at Villa Sunday and help send them down,ain’t payback a bitch


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