Newcastle Midfielder Wants To Stay For The Long Haul

This will be an extremely important season for 22 year-old Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling, as he tries to get more playing time in the Newcastle first team, after already being at Newcastle for two years now, but it has been an injury ravaged stay so far on Tyneside for the former Plymouth and Everton midfielder.

Dan Gosling – in action last season

Of course Dan arrived on Tyneside on a free transfer from Everton two summers ago, while still recovering from a serious ACL injury, he had picked up against Wolves in late March of 2010.

And basically his first season at Newcastle was spent getting fully  fit from that injury, and he made only one substitute appearance at Sunderland that first season on board.

But last term Dan found it difficult to get games, and managed 16 appearances with one goal, so the Brixham-born player has to push on this season, and to be fair he’s looked good in taining and one the tour so far.

Dan  Gosling spoke to The Journal from Munich:

“It will be a tough battle but I’m up for the challenge. Hopefully I’m here for the long haul.”  “I am aiming for a good year.”  “Yes. I want to stay and fight for my place like anybody else.” “There have been work-outs. You want to give as many of the lads a run out as we can.”

“We lost to Chemnitzer and it’s not nice to lose. But that’s just the way pre-season goes.”  “Fitness is the key at the moment now though. Chemnitzer start their season next week.”

“We won’t underestimate any team. The teams we have played have been tough so far.” “There’s been plenty of chances to score.”  “There was another one when Haris Vuckic took the ball from my feet against Chemnitzer too.”

“But as I say it’s about fitness at this stage.”   “Last season we lost pre-season games but we can turn it around. There are tough games coming up.”

There’s no doubt this is an important season for Dan, and since if he has only two years left on his contract,  if he doesn’t come through this term, he could well be sold next summer, as Newcastle will not let him run down his contract and become a free agent in the summer of 2014.

But the lad wants to stay and fight for his place and apparently Blackburn wanted to take him to the Lancashire along with Leon Best a couple of weeks ago, but Dan didn’t want to go and will fight to get into the Newcatsle first next season.

And on the positive side there should be some opportunities for that, with Newcastle also in the Europa League next term.

What do you think?

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26 comments so far

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    I honestly think Dan could do with month on loan to a championship club. Somewhere he’s going to get games and a bit of a challange too. Back to the toon in January and fight for his place then.
    Always rated him and i can see why Everton wee desperate to keep him and at 22 he have lots of years left in him.

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh! and happy Birthday Mr Alan Pardew!!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Get rid as soon as soon as a decent offer comes in.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Good lad Dan.
    An excellent prospect.


  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #5

    I really rate Gosling, he just needs a solid season under his belt and will come good .. he has climbed the pecking order since Guthrie has left so will be interesting to see how he does this season

  • Nufc-83

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Get rid soon one of the worst players to ever pull on the jersey. Most of the Everton fans laughed when we signed him and everyone believed they were just bitter. How wrong we ere the lad cant even pass the ball 5 yds to his own player.

  • Nufc-83

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Also did anyone see this from last post:
    Bloody Marveauxlous // Jul 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Best XI:

    Harper, Raylor, Saylor, Bigi / Perch / Amalfitano, Jonas, Marveaux / Obertoon, Shola

    Elliot, Ferguson, CURTIS GOOD, Tavernier, Willo, Perch, Sameobi, Gosling, Ranger, Xisco

    Champion’s League Pl

    HAHAHAAHAHA Carroll playing the number 10 role the next Dennis Berkgamp for sure lool some people really make me laugh. Imagine just Tiote in the cm with Carrol wondering around in front of him. Very funny post.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Come on he’s hardly started for us, never-mind had a decent run in the team.

    You can’t negatively judge a young player until he gets a run. Looked good in pre-season last year when he did get a few games.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Most memorable Gosling moments,misses sitter against mackems,ridiculous handball to almost gift former club the game,equally ridiculous sending off sgainst Norwich,tbf to the lad he scored a last minute goal when we were three nil down against City.

  • deanricho

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Long time reader very rarely comments, but thought i would today. ED, great news on your health and long may it continue to improve. I think if you ask any reader of this blog they would have taken that news over any transfer we could potenitally make.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #11

    I actually like Dan; I just think he needs a regular run-in and a confidence boost.

    Maybe a half a season loan to a Championship club would do him good, but I would to gibe him the chance from season start and if he doesn’t deliver then we could consider loaning him out come January.

    There is no shame in being loaned out; just look at Welbeck, Wilshere or Cleverley and where they are now.

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #12

    I wouldnt rate this guy too much from what I have seen so far. Guthrie was a much more complete midfielder.

  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13


    Your basing your opinions on 13 outings most as a sub. Everton were gutted to lose him.

  • Nufc-83

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    No he didnt he looked shocking but got on the score sheet that is about all. His all round play is so poor he offers nothing as a cm – he isnt physical, doesnt have a good engine and his passing and vision is so poor its laughable. The only positive attribute is he has the knack that Kevin Nolan had in that he gets in really good goalscoring positions when coming into the box from deep.

    Even amalfiliano or however you spell it shows signs of being a good player you can tell by his confidence on the ball and his ball control that he is technically good although looks like he will take time to adapt to our game you would be willing to wait. Gosling shows signs of being a sunday league player as he cannot pass to his own team from 5yds away.

  • magpie6699

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Haven’t seen much yet on his appearances. Could be a decent squad player but would he get in the midfield as a starter or sub ahead of other players such as Marveaux, Bigi, Abeid, Raylor, Perchinho, Vukcic, Sammy, Fergy etc? Not sure he would – and there’s no way he’s better than Yohan, Tiote, Benny or Jonas.

  • JDdubai

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #16

    I havent seen anything from him to suggest he has great potential, even at everton it was only because him and Rodwell came through together and Rodwell did so well that they both got talked about as the next best things.

    If Gosling had come through on his own no-one would have mentioned him.

    Could prove me wrong but if he doesnt do anything this season with the chances of getting games increasing due to Europe it will surely be his last here.

  • LooneyToon41

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #17

    @12. Guthrie is a better player… true, but he’s also 25. Jury’s still out on Gosling i think. He seems to have a very good attitude (which is great), but is he actually Premier League quality?

  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #18

    Dan Gosling and Gab Obertan will become very good and usefull players this season, trust me. They will have bigger impact on the team, becasue they are much younger then Perchinho and Raylor.

  • Phil K

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #19

    He was a sparkling talent at Everton, that injury seems to have screwed him good. He could do no wrong at Everton. Shown little at Newcastle, from coming on as a sub at Sunderland, SHOULD have made it 2-0, but didn’t and he hasn’t done much right since then

  • r and r

    Jul 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #20

    Stick him on eBay – garden ornaments section !

  • jakesome

    Jul 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #21

    ive seen nothing of him that suggests he will do anything great, to me he seems a bit of an alan smith (lost on the pitch) although im judging him on nufc performances only

  • zaktoon_swede

    Jul 18, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #22

    he had a horrific injury and probably just have to be reminded of his talent.

    he has played for england U16,17,19,21 and moyes was absolutely furious when he left. He has lots of talent, he just needs a few games. perhaps a loan would be the best option as some of you have pointed out

  • XtraTimeAndPens

    Jul 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #23

    I’d like to see Gosling get some game time and stay injury-free this season. He hasn’t really had much of a chance with us so far to prove his worth. The Europa League should give him the opportunity to start a few games. He’s obviously a talented player. Everton were gutted to lose him on a free when we signed him and he had shown some promise at Goodison. We’ve got a lot of young talent at centre mid now, which could hamper him. With Biggie, Vuckic and Abeid all pushing for basically the same places it will be tough to break through. If he doesn’t make an impact of some sort this season, like Ed says, I can see him leaving in the summer for a couple of million.

    Also, I’ve got a new post on Man City up on my blog if you want to check it out. It’s here:


  • Davey L

    Jul 18, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Cracking young player could easily play alonmgside cabaye during ACOG

  • woolerbill

    Jul 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #25

    this lad has got to be given a chance, fit he has to get that chance

  • davis_toons

    Jul 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #26

    I though i saw him running with the ball almost like HatemBenArfa in Everton shirt before.

    Hope he can train well and get better with confidence.


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