Newcastle Midfielder Coming Through At Newcastle – At Last


Dan Gosling signed for Newcastle two years ago from Everton as a free agent, but he arrived still recovering for a serious ACL injury to his knee he picked up in late March of that year, and he essentially took all of the first season to recover from the injury, making just one  late substitute appearance at Sunderland a year last January.

Dan Gosling – in action against QPR last season

This  season is massive for the 22-year-old England U21 International,  but to his credit he’s looked very good in pre-season, and it seems he could get his chance on Saturday afternoon, if Yohan Cabaye cannot make the Tottenham game, because he’s not yet match fit.

And our other starter in central midfield Cheick Tiote is also a concern, and he’s nursing a calf injury form the game at Cardiff City last Saturday,  and is also extremely doubtful for the first game of the season.

This is what Dan had  to say in the Shields Gazette today:

“Everyone knows I was injured in the first year, so that was a write-off,”  “Last year was my first full one.” “I’d have liked to have played a bit more, but that’s just how it is.”

“I’ll keep battling, and hopefully this one will be a better one.” “Hopefully, I’ll get more games in the Premier League this year.”  “I feel good – pre-season’s worked well for me.” 

“I’d have liked to have had a couple of goals, but that wasn’t meant to be.”  “It’s just not falling for me in front of goal. I’ve had a few chances.”  “The one at Hartlepool was disallowed for offside.”

“Hopefully, they’ll come, and the team can progress and get points on the table.”  Reflecting on the Cardiff loss, Gosling added: “It was a bad game all round.”

“Hopefully, by Saturday, we’ll be ready for Spurs after a week’s intensive training. We’ve had a few good results.”  “Pre-season’s about getting fit, and we’ll all be up to the levels required by the Premier League.”

“It’s a massive week, and hopefully we can get a good start against Spurs and take it on to the Europa and Chelsea, as well.”  “It’s going to be tough, but I’m whoever’s picked will do a good job for the team.”

“We know that it’s not going to be easy, but no game is.”  “The players will be trying to impress the new manager, and it’ll be a tough start. But we’re a good side, and we proved that last year.”

It would be  a massive plus for Newcastle if the young Dan Gosling can come through big time this season, and of course he’ll at least get his chance in the Europa League games, but his form in pre-season suggests he’s getting back to his best he showed while at Everton.

It would be a boon if the lad can come through, but he knows this season is vital to his career, and he seems to very willing to fight for his place.

He’s a good lad is Dan, and we wish him every success in the coming  season.

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39 comments so far

  • cupiddstunt

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #1

    Big hopes for Dan I think he should be given the chance by the fans

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  • Southern Pride

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #2

    wow what a headline… for gosling n not anita

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  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #3

    We are certainly going to have enough games for him to come good in so all the best to the lad, might make up for the lack of signings if a few of the lads step up.

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    well apparently he was the new stevey g a couple of seasons ago so lets hope he lives up to it

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    I’d love to be proved wrong, but I just don’t see it with Gosling. At best, he’s a poor man’s Nolan. Abeid and Bigi would seem to have way more potential at this stage.

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  • quitesimple

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #6

    dont get me wrong tho im not a fan of his but i hope he proves me wrong. the midfield is the worst area to try and prove yourself tho at nufc, because no matter how well a player plays, hell never get ahead of cabaye and tiote

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  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Rotonda, at least we have Abeid and Bigi to fall back on if he doesnt prove himself, im of the opinion Bigi will be first team material by Christmas but if Anita signs it could shake the order of things up a little.

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  • JTOONJ

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah this headline was misleading! Haha i thought it meant anita deal was just about done

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #9

    What ive seen so far i tend to agree with Rotonda, hope he proves me wrong, lacks pace amongst other things for me.

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  • nightfa11

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #10

    from previous post… forget debuchy, vdw, etc… just buy mbiwa who can be our starting fullback & in case of injuries he is more then a decent cover for either colo or taylor… & if that happens anita can play as fullback…

    then all we need is a young winger/striker…

    those 3 players would take us forward..

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #11

    Good afternoon.

    Have a I missed the mass group hug or should I prepare my sword for a duel?

    On Gosling, I hope he makes it. Seen a few glimpses of quality, so no real reason to think with some decent minutes he can’t do it. Time will tell

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  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #12

    *slaps Ibiza with a glove* its still morning you fool i take offense at your inept time keeping and challange you to pistols at dawn… pending you show up on time lol

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Zero….But I am in the future! It’s 12:49, so after noon. However, I shall fight you’re white glove with a wet fish.

    What time shall we duel and please keep in mind the time difference 😉

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  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Be gone you scary future man…. so in the future are all white gloves replaced by fish….. that will make golf very tricky.

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  • Jesus1983

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #15

    I’m not buying any of the injuries – i think all the big guns will start on Saturday apart from Ben Arfa.

    It’s obvious Pardew had this up his sleeve – faking injury to stop his players travelling for international duty. He even tried to claim Coloccini had an injury to get him out of the Argentina squad.

    Krul, Simpson, Saylor, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan, Tiote, Cabaye, Jonas, Ba, Cisse

    I reckon that will be the side – Ben Arfa is the only player unfit/slightly injured in my opinion! Haha

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #16

    you can not compare gos to anyone at our club atm he’s an old fasioned cm in the mould of rob lee.

    he has everything vision/good passing/tackling/works hard/gets in the box and has a good shot.

    i could not say bigi amalf or abied were in front or behind him as when he plays the team is different.

    confidence and feeling part of the team is key for this lad and i look forward to seeing bigi/abied/gos/campbell/good/ferg and tav play the euro games with experience in colo/ba/cisse/saylor we should have a good run in the euro games aswell

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #17

    Zero…Please don’t fear the unknown…I come in peace. That is unless your opinion differs to mine, in which case, watch out 😉

    I notice you never mentioned white gloves, but just the glove itself. I apologise now for misquoting you. Now back to the future I go!

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  • martoon

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #18

    Afternoon Ibiza – see if you can do anything to calm Beattie down – a few people have had a broadside from him today.

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  • derekm

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #19

    personally I believe that collocini tiote and cabaye will all play this saturday – their respective ailments were all based around not having to travel to meaningless international friendlies organised at a truly stupid date in the english league calendar, so expect miracle cures all round. magic sponge my a**e

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #20

    Martoon….Hello good sir, how’s things? Been a little, shall we say, hectic, on here lately.

    What’s Beattie got himself worked up about?

    Beattie….Talk to me buddy, come and sit on uncle Ibiza’s knee 😉

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  • wynsleap

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Gosling against Spurs?
    Starting to get a bad feeling about this match.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #22

    afternoon ibiza.

    Hope Gosling can come good, he obviously has talent, I just think he looks slow when he is playing. If he gets a few first team games under his belt, should give him the confidence and sharpness that he needs.

    Anyway, its wednesday now, which means thursday, friday then spursday. yay 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #23

    wysleap…By most accounts Spurs will be weakened also. I personally think we’re quite even teams really, so expect a tight encounter. If one of us don’t turn up, then they’ll be spanked. Hoping for a good start to the season, even if Gosling is in the squad.

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  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #24

    whats up with this blog since i went yesterday all hell broke lose, Jimmy took things personally from the seems of it (nothing unsual) but people have been awfully confrontational about the simplest of posts.

    I blame the lack of Kets and Schnarer lovin

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Wizard….Spursday? Is that the same as smash old saggy faces previous team day? Cant wait!

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #26

    Zero yeah kets is the glue that holds this disfunctional family together.

    without scharner we all hate eachother… ;(

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Zero…I’m putting it down to lack of action with transfers….however, people seem to re-surfacing and feel that the new posters are ruining the blog and keeping the old guard away. Seems bizarre to me, are we really that horrible to talk to?

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #28

    smash pruny unlikeable rejects (old) side day. also know as s.p.u.r.s day.

    But nonetheless, it should be a national holiday, everyone must hug each other and sing songs.

    Happy Spursday everyone

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Wizard…You may be on to something there. Maybe we need a hate figure to vent on? Should we take it in turns?

    I’ll take the first go. Vent your hatred towards me, I can handle it

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #30

    ibiza – we are pretty horribble. however i think people are all being very childish about this whole thing. However, the arguments are quite entertaining to watch though 🙂

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  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Well some of the new posters are pretty useless spouting a hundred times their starting line-ups with players we aint signed yet, or saying we need to sign x amount of first teamers then listing players which total to 30-40million.

    Im new to the blog (since a month or so before the transfer season started) and have found alot of posters dont post opinions to be engaged in discussion and rarely follow up with anything constructive to their opinions e.g. Kets although i seperate him from the list since the schnarer thing provided enough entertainment for a month.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #32

    ibiza – youre a rapscallion that was banished to a balearic island because we cant stand the sight of you….

    ok im sorry that was harsh. forgive me please uncle ibiza?

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Wizard…Really? Do you think we’re horrible? I honestly get no kick out of people leaving the blog. Sure I can wind people up, but generally it’s meant in good humour or if people just spout the same “facts” over and over without any substance.

    For the record, I like debate, not arguments.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #34

    *sobs*

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #35

    ibiza – no i dont think we are horrible. I think the people that pretend they are ITK or spout opinions as facts need to head on over and join the rabid folks at nufcblog.co.uk. expcept kets. hes banned. probably.

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #36

    ah dang it new post. see you on the other side guys.

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  • Scouse_geordie

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Well I have been a reader in here for ages, used to even follow on the old site but only recently started posting.

    I’m all up for discussion and not adverse to a bit of banter either….i just think sometimes comments get lost in the melee of personal duels 😉

    On the subject if discussion though, does anyone think we will see young campbell on the bench this week?

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  • toonLYF

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Just being realistic here…I don’t think Gosling has done anything to prove he is “coming through” nor has he ever, he is rash in the challenge, his decision making isn’t exactly great, he never seems comfortable on the ball, and he doesn’t possess that extra “something” to warrant him playing for Newcastle united. To put it bluntly, he should be sold IMO; as at 22 year old, he should be showing signs, I’d say bigi and abeid have done more to prove themselves than gosling.

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  • LooneyToon41

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #39

    @38. toonLYF. I kind of diasagree with you, as i don’t think he’s worth much at this moment. Hopefully Gosling will get a good run out in Europa and improve, and of course increasing his value, just in case Pards did want to sell. I’m willing to give him a chance as he seems to have a good attitude, and he’s only 22.

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