Does Dan Gosling Have A Future At Newcastle?

Dan Gosling has had a tough time of it in the nearly two years he has been at Newcastle, but it seems he is determined to save his Newcastle career, according to his agent.

Dan Gosling – can he make it at Newcastle?

David Hodgson is his agent and adviser,  and he has given an interview to some of the local papers today, and David  says he doesn’t know what Newcastle’s plans are for his player in the summer.

It’s hardly surprising that Dan is not happy at not being in the team, and when everybody is fit he’s had a tough time even making the bench at Newcastle.

With the possibility that Danny Guthrie will not stay at Newcastle, when his contract runs out in June, Newcastle are likely to bring in a few central midfielders in the summer, and we’ve already been linked with a number of them.

Gosling has appeared 13 times with one goal this season for Newcastle, and of course he arrived at Newcastle when suffering from a very serious  anterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee.

Last season was almost a wash-out for the player, who turned 22 last month.

This is what his agent David Hodgson said:

“I don’t know what Newcastle United’s thoughts are, they will make their decision. At this stage I have received no indications that they want to cash in on Dan.”

“If Newcastle decide they do want to get rid of him I would say they are making a huge, huge mistake.”  “He’s very professional.”  “I’m not going to say he’s happy because he’s not playing at the moment but he wants to achieve things at Newcastle United and I still think he can.”

“I speak to Dan pretty much every single day. I have been a professional footballer myself and have gone through it myself. It is tough but my advice is to stay at Newcastle, a very big club and to make a success of it.”  “He has to win over Alan Pardew but he’s trying too hard to win over Alan Pardew at the moment.”

“He is trying too hard but I don’t think he has to try too hard. “My advice to him is that he’s trying to be that quarter back type player and that’s not his job. His strength is his goals and his goal-scoring ability.”

” Look at the stats of the boy going in the box. He gets in the box more than any other player at Newcastle United and he could be that player who scores seven to ten goals a season for them. I would say he’s more of a David Platt-type player.”

“He has been through a lot of turmoil with injuries and having to relocate and everything,”  “What he really needs right now is a bit of a confidence boost. Everyone needs that when they have gone through a tough spell.”

“When he comes back in the summer he will have his first full pre-season for a while and then we will see what Dan Gosling can do for Newcastle United.”

It would appear that the Newcastle manager is not yet fully convinced by Dan Gosling, but the lad can still come through,  if he continues to work hard in training, and starts to show some of the form he is capable of.

But it’s a toss up as to whether he can make it on Tyneside in the two years he will have left on his contract come June, as the standards required at the club have increased sharply this season, and will become even higher next season, when we could be in Europe.

We’ll take a poll to see what the Newcastle fans think.

Does Dan Gosling Have A Future At Newcastle?

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17 comments so far

  • Klatoon

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Could use a loan to the Championship

  • supatoonkid

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d like to see him stay but he needs to impress in pre-season

  • mickg108

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Hodgson,,he’s had to relocate ??,,2 years ago & it’s still affecting hm pmsl..

  • lee1892

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m gutted the way things have turned out for the lad but cabs, chieck and guthrie look a lot better than him. Then you have Vuckic and Abeid who look brighter talents. I know Guthrie may go in the summer but i’ve seen nothing to suggest Gosling is a good enough replacement.

    He hasnt really been given a fair chance but that’s due to our success this season. If he had longer on his contract I would loan him out for a season but with 2 years left I would cash in

  • Vask

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Hey, I’ve deliverd mail to Gosling’s house, I would hate to have to relocate there, with it’s large airy spaces and table tennis room. It must be like living in prison.

  • martoon

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    If we get into the Europa League then the likes of Gosling and Best are the squad players we will probably use.

  • spitfire_

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    We will need him only if we play in League Europa… otherwise – no.

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    As part of the IN obligation:

    Please ignore Bob, Ted, Billy etc etc

    Right I believe that the lad deserves one more year, hes only 22 and David Moyes really rated him, and thats a bloke whos opinion I respect massively, he was really really pissed off that he was allowed to leave Everton.

    The injury hes had at his age is a really bad one and I think he just needs some games. The best way would be to loan him out to a championship side IMO., I really dont understand why he wsnt, perhaps injuries etc..

    He has potential and is youg, he was great at Everton, give him time Of course!

    Just Off topic.

    Go to you tube and watch the CHIECK TIOTE Fair play video with english Subtitles….

    Really interesting bit with him and Pardew…Tiote says that Pardew is like a father figure to him here and he really respects him. He says that since he came here Pardew has developed his game greatly and that he feels at home in Newcastle. Good Watch, some funny comments from Leon Best about Tiote in training too …

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9

    It may have been worth tring him out at RB in training.

    He could have turned out to be better than that lad who clears it off the line quite a bit but does nothing else to warrent a starting position!

    It could have worked!

    Hindsight and all that

  • Vask

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Gosling scored a cracking goal for everton against liverpool, so he’s got talent and if it’s taken Hatem this long to get back up to full fitness the same could apply to gosling, he’s obviously got talent just not the fitness at the moment, I reckon if he has a good preseason he could become a valuable asset for us, it’s just about getting his fitness back up and a good run of first team football, so loaning him out may be just the ticket to realise his potential.

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11

    I reckon if he went, he would blossom elsewhere and we would be kicking ourselves…

    Loaning him out is a defo good move, Look at Wilshere, Wellback, sturridge etc…Not saying hes in that ilk but they needed game time.

    I also agree with the comment about him trying to play the quarterback role. Against Norwich away 9when he was appauling) He was trying to many short intrucate passes, and giving the ball away too much. At Everton he played further forward and was more direct in his approach. He just needs time to develop.

  • ballerfan2

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12

    It’s easy to say that he hasn’t been given a chance but who would be left out to allow Gosling the chance. He has never really convinced in the admittedly brief opportunities he has had. To me he is restricting the progress of Abeid and Vuckic. And if as is being reported, we are in for further midfielders in the summer then Gosling’s future career must be considered by the club. Obviously a good lad and totally professional he should either be allowed to leave or given a good quality loan.

  • geoff777

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13

    The lad has the potential to be a future star.

    Qualification for the Europa League would be a perfect stage for all our youngsters.
    It’s vital we qualify.

    Lets finish 5th and not have to hope Liverpool beat Everton.


  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #14


    Hence the Loan is the best route for me, Vuckic and Abeid have roles here no in my opinion. I would have sent Gosling to Cardiff instead.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Three moments that stand out in Goslings Toon career,misses a sitter against the mackems,deliberate handball in the box against Everton and a stupid sending off against Norwich which effectively ennded the game,I think he has had ample oppurtunity to prove himself and I’m not bothered in the slightest if he stats or goes.

  • Toonbyblood

    Mar 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Haven’t seen enough to really make any judgements whether he’s good enough. But massive potential.

    And if Perch can improve like he has in a year, then I’d say Dan could be a potential superstar.

    If Guthie leaves. Then there’s room

  • beefman13

    Mar 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Its tough for the kid as he cant get a run in the team to show what he can do, whenhe has played he hasnt shown that much, but in pre season he was very good and as his agent says he is the type pf midfielder who can get in to the box with late runs, for me he definatly has goals in him, should we keep him i say yes as the lad has a point to prove and they are always the hungriest to show what they can do, keep working hard son your chance could come at any time.


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