Dan Gosling has played only five times so far for the Newcastle first team this season, but had a good run-out coming on for the injured Yohan Cabaye in our last home game against his former club Everton.
Dan Gosling – almost scores against Sunderland
Even though Dan is a little disappointed not to get more playing time so far in the first team, it doesn’t stop him being upbeat about just how well Newcastle have done this season.
And of course our next three games are against powerhouses Man City, Man United and Chelsea, and you cannot get three games harder than that.
It’s an open question how many points Newcastle will get in those three games, with the best chance seeming to be against Chelsea at home on December 3rd.
If we can get 3 points from those 3 games, we’ll still be somewhere in the top six in the league, and then we can hammer Norwich (A), Swansea (H), WBA (H) and Bolton (A) in the next four games.
The game after Bolton is at Liverpool on 30th December, and that has to be a definite 3 points. 😀
Dan seems a good team player and he had this to say to the local press today about the upcoming games:
“The next games are going to be tough,” “Every Premier League game has its challenges but, on paper at least, these three look tougher than most.”
“It’s going to be difficult, but we’ll go to Man City in good spirits and give it our best shot.” “We feel like we’ve got a bit of momentum going as a club now.”
“The fans have been fantastic for us this year and they were excellent again versus Everton.” “It was Newcastle’s biggest crowd of the season and they’ve been a massive part of what we’ve done.”
“We’ve been performing really well as a team and had a little stroke of luck along the way. We just try to work hard and pick up the points as we go along.”
“Hopefully, we’ve given the likes of Man City and Man United something to think about,” “They’re obviously top sides, and they’re battling it out at the top of the table for a reason.
“I’m sure they’ll fancy themselves to beat us, but they’ll have seen us getting results week after week and hopefully they’ll be a little bit wary.”
“They’ll be confident, but you’d like to think they’ll also be looking at us as a threat.”
It looks unlikely that Dan will start the next game at Man City since there’s an excellent chance that both Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye will be fit enough to start that game, and Dan Gosling could also step down to the bench for the game.
The game at the Etihad Stadium is a match between the only two unbeaten sides in the football league, and if we can keep our unbeaten record that would be great.
But we’re looking for a good solid performance from the lads, and they make it competitive, and quite honestly, if they can do that we’ll be happy enough.
Howay The Lads!!