Big Season For Young Newcastle Midfielder Coming Up

Dan Gosling played 16 times for Newcastle last season with one goal.

Dan Gosling – big season for 22 year-old Dan Gosling coming up

It seems that Dan really likes it on Tyneside, but he may find it even tougher next season to get games for the first team, but we will be back in Europe and so Newcastle will play a lot more games than the 43 games they played last season.

It will help that Danny Guthrie has decided to move on to get first team football elsewhere, but Newcastle have already brought in Romain Amalfitano from Reims, who can also play in central midfield, as well as on the right wing.

And we have youngsters like Slovenian Haris Vuckic and French Algerian Mehdi Abeiod, who we would expect to come through to play for the first team a lot more next season.

And Newcastle have been linked with West Brom’s Youssouf Mulumbu, but all  young Dan – he turned 22 in February – wants to do next season is to play a lot more games:

“I just want to get more time on the pitch.” “We all knew we had quality here but none of us we’re going round saying that we’d be in the top four at the end of the season.”

“We always just aimed for top 10 and as the season progressed we were still up there and it went to the Europa League.”

“We’d have been very happy with it if we’d been offered it.” “I still love it here. It’s a great club to be at.” “This club will always attract players but hopefully my opportunity will come.”

Gosling will need to buckle down, get extra fit, and just hope he can force his way into playing for the first team more times next season.

Dan came on a free transfer two years ago from Everton, but of course appeared only once in his first season on Tyneside, while he recovered  from a very serious ACL knee injury.

Dan signed a four year deal at Newcastle,  so he have to hope he can do really well next season, otherwise he could be sold next summer, rather than Newcastle losing him on a free transfer in two years time.

We may be wrong – that’s happened before – and while we wish Dan all the best, he could find it difficult to get too many first team appearances next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    He will be a star, i think

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 5, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    I think he was really good in pre season last year; it is all down to form and a little bit of luck.

    Guthrie stole his spot last season so this season it is up for him to grab it 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #3

    I have had enough of talking about this lad,he had ample opportunity last year didn’t take and should be shipped off back to Plymouth or wherever it is he comes from,this is my opinion.

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Swansea after Willo according to the chronicle.
    He’s quite old to be fair, wouldn’t be bad to offload him and bring in some youngsters.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #5

    I can see him being a good squad player like Guthrie was nothing more. Personally I think Amalfitano will surpass him and become a star in the future.

  • Graeme

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    With his injuries seemingly sorted out now and hopefully a good “Pre-Season” under his belt, he should be able to break into the team.

    I think Vuckic will give him a serious run for his money though, he really does look like a class player when I have seen him.

  • naptoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #7

    jfa – agreed.
    not good enough and imo not showing enough potential.

  • scots_mag88

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Long time reader of the blog, never posted! Love the toon to bits! Happy to meet u all, well most oh uz anyway lol! I’ve noticed a couple of idiots in here but we won’t go down that road! Dunno bout gosling, didn’t really do much when he came on last season, apart from her sent off! Fingers crossed he comes good because we will need him next season with all the games!

  • mikeybnz

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #9

    have to also agree didn’t really take his chance when it got handed to him,he needs to show something in the pre season or he needs to go out on loan.

  • Nufc-83

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Will never make the grade end of.

  • h0sta

    Jun 5, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #11

    i always rate him for his play near the box, he can score goals and will be central attacking midfielder after cabaye will be sold – imho…he has been out for 18months and is Ed said next season maybe even that one after will decide…but can see him run out his contract and get free agent contract elsewhere

  • FatmanJoe

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Jfa… How did he have ample opportunities? He couldn’t get near the starting 11 coz of how well our midfield was playing.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Just can’t see anything in gosling whatsoever.

  • toonincheek

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #14

    Gosling had a few opportunties – but not many.
    But even in the few chances he had, he didn’t really impress.
    Adequate, perhaps (exluding his misdemeanors and cards) but no more.
    The jury may be out, he should get another chance, but the likely verdict is No.

  • FatmanJoe

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Haven’t seen anything in abeid either but everyone raves about him and want to see more. Almost the same for Vuckic.

    Gosling is only 22 and has had a bad injury. I’d like to see him given a proper chance rather than 10 mins of a game where he’s meant to show the world what a great prospect he is. It’s pressure and expectations like that which have led to players not developing the way they’re meant to.


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