Fringe Player Loves Newcastle – But Will Still Leave


Dan Gosling was signed from Everton as a free agent in June of 2010, and at thew time he was recovering from an ACL injury, but he has simply never made a breakthrough at Newcastle, and we will very likely see Dan leave the club this summer.

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Dan Gosling – has loved life at Newcastle

There was some news that Newcastle would laon him out for next season, but why wouldn’t Newcastle try to sell him, with just one year left on his four year contract?

His agent David Hodgson has been talking about Dan, who seems to have just loved his three years at the Tyneside club:

“I have spoken to Newcastle and everything is technically up in the air,”  ” “There should be a decision made in the next four or five days. Newcastle have to give the go ahead on where they would like Dan to go.”

“What he needs to do is play football,” “He knows he has got to win everyone over. He needs to play at the beginning of the season in somebody’s starting line-up.”

“Is that going to be at Newcastle? I don’t think so at the moment. He has a mountain to climb but he is not giving up. “He doesn’t want to leave. He has loved every single minute of it at Newcastle.”

Dan is only going to have a long-term future there if he is given the chance to perform every week.”  “Villa’s interest came and went and it won’t be in Newcastle’s best interests to loan him to a club in the same league.”

“The relationship with the club is fantastic, although a footballer’s relationship with his club is always better when he is playing every week.”  “He has never knocked on anybody’s door saying he wants to leave. He has worked and worked. He will get back to the level he was at.”

Gosling had a promising career ahead of him when he arrived at Newcastle three years ago, but that career has stalled significantly, and Dan’s played only 26 times for Newcastle with one goal in thee years , and doesn’t seem to be favored by manager Alan Pardew.

It’s best for Dan tif he leaves Newcastle for pastures anew,  and try to get his career back on track, but we could still get a small fee for him, and Dan could be one of the players Joe Kinnear talked about as not being good enough for Newcastle.

He’s probably right, but Dan’s also been given very few chances at Newcastle.

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20 comments so far

  • Ian Toon

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1

    For me the ideal two signings to provide power, pace and creativity would be PEA and Jozy Altidore and at a price within Ashley’s thinking. Altidore at 23 and for around £ 4.5 million would be a terrific signing. Unlike Bony he has real pace. Playing in the Eredivisie he has really impressed and can only get better. Altidore would be an ideal starter or an impact ST. Bent as a shorter term option would be OK but only at around £ 5 million.
    We then would have an up front 3 of Cisse in the middle flanked by PEA on the right and HBA on the left.
    The main area of weakness last season was the midfield this was devoid of movement and pace which led to a lack of possession and a slow build up in going through the gears from defensive to offensive play. At Man City let’s match them with 4-3-3 and be on the front foot- having witness countless occasions where we haven’t turned up this could be a good opportunity to gets points on the board.
    Tiote to play in a Makelele uncomplicated disciplined type role , in front of the back four. Sissoko and Cabaye in the two in front of Tiote. Both are intelligent enough to have a fluid linking presence but with Tiote playing as an out and out DM not looking to exceed his skill base. Anita would be an excellent cover for any of the midfield three. Gouffran and Marveaux would provide the cover for HBA and PEA. This assumes we don’t sign Tom Ince who would be just what were looking for a wide/ winger on the left.

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  • G

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    I really rated this lad when we signed him. On the rare occasions he has played he has looked a shadow of the player he was at Everton. I don’t know if it’s the injuries that took their toll, confidence, coaching, or motivation. Whatever is the main factor, I do hope he goes on to become the player I think he still has within him.

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  • Tommyy

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    He’s nowhere near the level we need. He’s too slow and clumsy for premier league football.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    personally the outgoing side of things i think are spot on so far + still more to come (ober)

    i just scare we will not find quality better then what we are getting rid of for reserves/youth’s esp if jk keeps blocking everything !

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #5

    done ziltch at hull

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    what happened to taking a chance on lower league players.and how come the fit and proper screening process missed joe kinnear

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #7

    hell if ashleys wants to break into the far east market get some far east players in

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #8

    kinnear still thinks honda and suzuki are still just cars

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  • lesh

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Gosling was signed much against Everton’s wishes even though they cocked up on signing him up.

    He must have had somehing to offer them and I wonder if this seeming failure of our development programme suggests there’s somehing wrong with it?

    How many more will come and go, as failures before something’s done to rectify the wrongs?

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #10

    newcastle have signed someone thank god 16 yrs old wilson eduedo ,portugese ,never heard of him

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #11

    apparently thats whats been said in algarve

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  • Obafan

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    He has never been good enough for this club. I even think he will struggle in the Championship.

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    nothing confirmed yet but its in the papers in portugal

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  • Belfast

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Loan him out and see how he gets on.

    Tommy very hard to get any sharpness when you play one game every so often like. Especially at that level.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 27, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #15

    i dont think gos is a bad player !
    yes he’s lost a lot since his injury but he’s still a decent all rounder.
    he came out of a everton team built on teamwork and hardwork as opposed to individual skill so he was never going to stand out that much
    its just that the english game has moved on from the likes of rob lee’s days so theres no place for him in the prem and he’s well suited to championship/spl imo

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  • one Tony Green

    Jun 27, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #16

    I see Newcastle are looking at signing Micky Quinn, George Riley, Billy Whitehurst, Alan Shoulder and Bobby Shinton and Tony Cunningham.

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  • Greebol1892

    Jun 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Was injured when he signed & when finally fit couldn’t get a place. Showed promise but never really got a decent chance or run of games so hasn’t been match-fit since we signed him….. so probably not quite good enough.

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  • Omar

    Jun 27, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Not good enough, he is always on the bench or injured … sympathy sort of player who managers bring on to give 5 mins to at the end of the game.

    Guthrie was better than him

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  • Back Door Man

    Jun 27, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Send him on his way … once crocked, always crocked!

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