Pardew – Midfielder To Have Big Breakthrough Season


We have been impressed with a lot of the players’ performances over the last couple of games in pre-season, and especially the youngsters, but 22 year-old Dan Gosling has also looked very good and energetic in midfield for Newcastle, in those two games.

Dan Gosling in action against Liverpool earlier this year

There’s no doubt that Dan has had a tough time of it at Newcastle since he arrived from Everton on a free transfer two years ago, but Alan Pardew seems to have been recently  impressed with the lad, who spent his first season at Newcastle in the treatment room, recovering from a very serious ACL knee injury.

The England Under-21 International has started all thee games on the tour, and Alan Pardew is hoping that Dan will follow in the footsteps of Ryan Taylor last season, when Ryan came back from the cold, and nailed down the left back position for the first half of the season, and as Ryan has said, he had his best season in his career last term.

Dan has the ability to do what Ryan did last season, no doubt about that, and there will be some opportunities in central midfield for Dan to shine next season, with both Alan Smith and Danny Guthrie having left Newcastle for pastures anew recently.

Alan Pardew had this to say to the local press today about Gosling:

“He’s going to be important to us next year, and with a bit of luck he’ll make a breakthrough like Ryan did.” “He was very good.”

“That was the best I think Dan Gosling has played for a long while. Forget about the game, he’s also been great in training and in and around the team. Now we hope to see more of that.”

Dan Gosling will know that if he plays well for Newcastle he will get significant playing time from Alan Pardew, who showed last year that anybody coming in and playing well for the team will keep their place.

One example of that was Newcastle’s Brazilian star Perchinho, who played for Newcastle at center-back, full back and defensive midfield earlier this year, and got significant playing time from Alan because of his excellent performances.

Of course Dan can look forward to starting the Europa League games in mid-week,  and we only  hope that Newcastle can qualify for the group stages of that competition.

Dan has showed he is not only happy on Tyneside, but he wants to stay and show the Newcastle fans what he can do, and he was linked with a possible move to Blackburn Rovers just a few weeks ago, but  turned that opportunity down.

And Dan showed his commitment to the Magpies last week when he said:

“I want to fight for my place in the first-team like everybody else.”

We think Dan can make it on Tyneside, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed he can do just that next season.

What do you think?

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23 comments so far

  • geordiesteve520

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #1

    As i have mentioned previously, this needs to be his break-through season and show not only that he can play at this level but he can stay injury free through a whole campaign. potentially a quality player for us so good luck Danny Boy!

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #2

    Sky sports have mentioned that we may walk away from Debuchy coz of the fee n that? Prudence is key but we need to sign some quality if we are to retain our existing players next summer. The Board and Pards must show intent and ambition. We need Champions League before the fair pay rules come in!

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  • Valci

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    I saw there was a new thread on Remy…didnt get to reading everything as im at work. Anyone care to enlighten me as to any new developments? … last i heard we had asked about a player, gasped at the price and never made any bid… at least thats what i read as recently as this morning if memory serves.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #4

    He’s only 22 – great that he’s progressing but I think the implication that it’s a make or break season is a bit premature.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Valci

    nothing new just Ed really asking us if we would want Remy or is he too expensive

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  • geordie157

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Gosling will come good this season, just needs to stay clear of injury. He’ll also become a very useful squad member like Perch and Raylor did last year.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #7

    If Gosling can make that push to a regular starter in Europe, and we can keep Cabaye, HBA and Tiote then our central midfield isn’t too bad at all. Hopefully Amalfitano and Bigirimana can progress this season and we have Vukic and Abied already coming through. Oh, and Perchinio of course, who can now play pretty much anywhere! I’d still kike us to sign Anita as he looks a very tidy player.

    Marveaux will (hopefully) be like a new signing on the left with Guti on the right; Raylor, Obers, Fergie and Sammy all pushing them for places. I still wouldn’t mind us signing another quality winger but I’d like to see a striker, CB and RB before that happens. It’s a massive season for players like Gosling, Vuckic etc as they will be called upon a lot more this season. If they can step up then we may be about to witness the rise of a new generation of nufc stars, all young, hungry and fighting for first team football.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #8

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11095/7930004/Magpies-may-give-up-on-Debuchy
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    Latest from skysports. Great news there. ……………….

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Cant see it happening to be honest like, Vuckic and Abeid are ahead of him IMO

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Think 6.5 million quid and debuchy is ours, for fcuk sake just pay the fcuking money you stingy twat, quite clearly a bargain still at that price, ship simmo out for 2 million and everyones happy.

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  • Valci

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #11

    STK – thanks for the info. Dont think were actually in for him myself…not at 15mil or so anyway. And he’s not that impressive imho.

    FarmanJoe – i agree although at 22 you should see a clear improvement. You can make a decision based on that weather you should keep the player any longer or not. So yeah, maybe not a make or break season but we should at least expect his performances to offer hope for the future.

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  • Valci

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #12

    *Fatman* – sorry about that hehe

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  • bazrazmataz

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Perhaps we should have signed the lad lile have looks more like our budget , this summer was a real chance to build and kick on from a good season, so far its been terrible we are getting closer to a season with even more games with even fewer players

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #14

    cazorla’s away to arsenal .. 16 mill .. a bargain for a top midfielder ….

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  • geordie157

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #15

    I don’t stink Vuckic or Abeid are ahead of Gosling but i like the competition between the younger players qwe have in the central midfield positions, with Bigi also in the mix.

    Plus hopefully by the end of the coming season, Richardson and Inman will be challenging too.

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Remember the plans Ashley and Llambias said they had, based on getting into the Champions League or Europe.

    I hope the plan for Europe was not to keepall the players we have and just add a few youngsters into the mix. Every day that goes by without a first team signing I start to think it may be true

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #17

    We have a great foundation in all these young players coming through. I believe Gosling will stake his claim now that Guthrie has left.

    This Debuchy saga is driving me nuts now. I want this over and done with. He would be amazing for our team and just the player we need to take us to the next level. All good teams have good attacking fullbacks. He would be ours alongside Santon.

    Make it happen, offer 7M and that will do it ffs.

    HWTL

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  • sweendog

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Valci .. if the frenchpapers are true we’ve bid but its been rebuffed .. another cheeky bid by trotters inc

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  • FatmanJoe

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Arsenal are worrying me with the amount of quality they’re buying. Could mean nought tho if Robin leaves.

    Yeah valci I’m sure we’ll see improvement with gosling. I like the lad and if used properly could be as good if not better than Guthrie last season.

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  • croftus5678

    Jul 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #20

    i personally think gos is better than vukic and abied his all round game is great good tackler good passing and good vision the complete midfielder and he showed that in pre season he just needs more belief thats he is a 1st teamer there is no way based on those pre season’s that i would class him as an up and coming or sammy tbh they never looked the slightest out of place against our regulars.

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  • LooneyToon41

    Jul 24, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #21

    @19 FatmanJoe. If Arsenal didn’t have RVP last year, they would certainly not have finished anywhere near 3rd!

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  • Levi

    Jul 24, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #22

    I want to see some good news on my new tablet tonight newcastle

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  • NUFCWill1986

    Jul 25, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #23

    Dan Gosling is going to be a fantastic midfielder imo

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