What Do Newcastle Do With This Player This Summer?

With Yohan Cabaye maybe leaving Newcastle towards the end of the transfer window, we are wondering what Newcastle will do with Dan Gosling this summer.

dan gosling wonga st mirren

Dan Gosling – had a great game at St. Mirren

Gosling’s shown some good form in pre-season, but the former Everton player has only one year left on his four-year contract, since he signed as a free agent from Everton in the summer of 2010.

Dan will become a free agent next summer, and he’s unlikely to be offered a new deal at Newcastle, so it wasn’t surprising Newcastle were trying to sell him this summer,  and of course he almost joined crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago.

But with Alan Pardew saying yesterday he’s a little worried about losing Cabaye at the last moment this summer, maybe it would be a good move to keep Dan on the books, at least through January.

If the nightmare scenario happens and Cabaye leaves – say on the last day of the transfer window for a massive fee – and we don’t have time to replace him, Dan could help fill the gap left in central midfield at least until January.

And you never know with more games in the Newcastle first team,  it may give Dan a chance to show what he can at the club, because he’s had precious few chances in a black and white shirt.

And when you don’t play as Alan Pardew has admitted today, it’s really hard to come in and impress without previous playing time.

It seems to us it would be wise if Newcastle keep Dan on board this summer.

What do you think?

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121 comments so far

  • Manx Magpie

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #1

    New third kit worn by U21’s last night


  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed, I’ll tell you what you do – you plan ahead.

    …Lets say there is a possibility Cabs might leave if a club meet our valuation then Newcastle should be scouting his replacement already and maybe even bring him in this window.

    As for Gos – I like the kid, but I don’t think he will get much playing time and with his contract running out I would try and find him a new club.

    There are no guarantees in football all you can do is plan ahead! We don’t do that ’cause we are amateurs!

  • Thump

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #3

    The third kit doesn’t look too bad, actually.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Manx…your link don’t seem to work. Here is another:


    For me there are too much black in it – maybe it would have worked better if the the socks were blue or something?

  • croftus5678

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #5

    no matter what we think of gosling he will get goals from midfield and prob more than cabaye/marv !

    he’s much like nolan in that respect that he’s always looking for that run into the box (which tbh we dont have in our first team)

    if we lose cabaye then imo we dont need a replacement i’d play siss/anita with bigi/tiote/marv/gos ready to change things around.

    gos would be one to keep imo as he’s something different to get a goal or 2 from the bench.

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    What to do, what to do?

    Hide him and bring him out Sept 1st as a new signing?

    Tbf to Gosling, I think he is alright and given a few games could prove a few doubters wrong. Not saying he’s great, but an alright Guthrie replacement? Probably.

    So what is this on Cabaye? More of the same of has there been further developments?

    On the new kit…Seeing as it’s yellow…not too bad at all.

  • Girth

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #7

    “With Yohan Cabaye maybe leaving Newcastle”

    And maybe he won’t? Seriously getting bored with the negativity around here, its always doom and gloom, I would wager a bet that there hasn’t even been any contact with the club.

    We really need to stop reacting to every bit of speculation. How about talk about on paper, we’ve got probably our best starting 11 since Sir Bobby?

  • croftus5678

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    @6 ibiza

    think our fans are just worried by pards comments in an interview we just had ! and tbh it did sound like pards thought he would be leaving and that it will be hard to find a replacement in the short time left.

  • jimBOB

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #9

    im a fan of Gos, I know he hasnt featured nearly enough but theres something about him I like, he has a good touch and works his arse off which is more than I can say for others at the club, sameobi got alot about him bit he is showing sign’s of Lazieness at times.

    might be worth hanging onto the lad and just see what he has to offer this year.

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Croftus…Is it one of Eds previous articles?

    Anyway, I’m fairly relaxed about Cabaye as it is an area that we’re actually pretty covered in. Plus, I have no doubt that we’d get fairly decent money for him and that Ashley would be willing to throw it straight back in on a new exciting player…ha.

  • croftus5678

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #11

    @9 ibiza

    tbh buddy i cant remember the source but i’ll run back through them to find out.

    i’m sure it was an interview with pards though tbh not an article on but i’ll let you know when i find it so you can take a look.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza…I see I smoked you out of the office? 😉

    …regarding Cabs I just think it’s peoples worse fear that he should leave – there haven’t really been any indication of it happening!

    It has been really quite today; I am not sure I like it to be honest. Something is cooking up! hmm

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Croftus…That is very kind, thank you.

    Just interested to see if it’s the normal Pardew covering his backside after the AC sale or whether there is actual reason to think something is happening?

    jimbob…Unless we’re clearing space to bring in better players then I too say keep him. For what we’ll get by selling him I’d rather just run down his contract and have his as an option and give him another chance to impress. But would he come before Bigi, as he has really impressed me when he’s featured and maybe Gosling could hold him back somewhat?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Just shows the complete lack of planning or thought at the club that we are even discussing this.

  • Bearsize

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Why dont we just say not for sale if it is last minute and we dont have a replacement? Ah yes so MA can pocket the cash and not have to spend. Sorry i hadn’t thought it through lol. Perfect scenario, we get to pick a couple of psg’s players in exchange but that would mean MA not getting his bit to launder coz he is a crooked fat fu!k. Hehe wild accusations but i dont care anymore!! Until he shows ambition he is in my crosshairs 🙂

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Jesper…You certainly did 🙂

    Thanks for the info. I fear with any of our better players this will always be the case and whilst the club are “performing” like they currently are it doesn’t help the speculation. Even our own fans are saying “well, could you blame them for wanting to move on…”

    Inspiring stuff! 🙂

    As for it all being quiet, it could be good news. That’s the problem with our club, when they are active they’re generally pretty quiet…but they are quiet too when they’re doing sweet f.a.

    Still, there is more time.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Jean-Michel Aulas is now trying to get Yoann Gourcuff to Arsenal since the Gomis deal to us is dead in the water. He is saying Gourcuff is willing to take a wage cut, but we had to pay Gomis more than Lyon wanted! hmm!

    …okay then lets go for Yoann Gourcuff then 😀

  • croftus5678

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #18

    @12 ibiza

    heres the article i read


    not sure how realiable sportvibe is but its the ” markes that made me think it was a real quote.

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Croftus…Thanks for that. I think I read that interview a few days ago, seems they have just re-jigged it around to make it sound worse.

    He may well be going this summer, but imo, that article has made it no less or more likely.

  • jimBOB

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #20

    ibiza – in regards to him vs Bigi, I would go with Bigi, but knowing the toon Injury record and the fact we still place faith in Jonas I would have him up and down the Pitch for 20 mins at the end of certain games. the lads got goals in him and if AP keeps his much loved 4 – 5 – 1 mentality we will need all the midfeilders we can get.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Ibiza…thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come on here and keep me company 😀

    …it’s has been so boring on here today! lol

    * So what is going on on your side? All work no pleasure? Did you find any where you could enjoy a cold Köstritzer on that island of yours?

  • croftus5678

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #22

    i’m up for signing one of these young belgian lads tbh ! through pure blind hope that every belgian striker thats come in is a star in the making lol.

    secretly hoping we sign ince though tbh its not too often we get a young english lad who is more than likely to be on par with other international players.

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #23

    jimBOB…Knowing Newcastles injury record, whichever position we have cover in will be the position we lose no players in 🙂 But I get what you’re saying.

    Right lads and lasses, until later, have an enjoyable afternoon.

    Joe…Go get us some players!

  • northernirishtoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #24


    What a preseason this has been

    Just when there was a chance to really show ambition.

    What we have witnessed this window is a lack of organisation, a company run by chimps, a lack or respect to the fans, a man who can’t even pronounce the players names in charge of bringing players in, more lies and manipulation from our manager, a scouting network which has lost all credibility etc etc etc etc

    Just when there was maybe a small chance to win the fans over, I think it has now gone way beyond the line and there will be no turning back from alot of fans now on this regime.

    The joys of supporting Newcastle united

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Sorry Jesper….Have to run. Will catch up with you soon…definitely the scale of work and pleasure is off…going to have to take a look at that sometime soon.

    Take it easy.

  • croftus5678

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #26

    @18 ibiza

    ah kk i hope so the press do have a habbit of twisting things 🙂

    and ye bigi is great and should be a realistic hope for us of being an england international (and about time we had one of those)

    i would stick him as tiote’s derect replacement tbh (even though theres more to bigi than just defending and he’s not as good as tiote at defending) but i think there more chance of playing time for him there with tiote getting suspended for half the season ^^

  • Clematis

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #27

    I think we should keep him. Although our pre season opposition has been poor, Gos has played the #10 role effectively when given the chance. Him and Bigi should be given prominent roles in the cups and the p!ss poor teams in the Prem i.e. Palace, Cardiff and Hull (the sh!t that came up from the fizzy).

  • Clematis

    Aug 13, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Bit off topic, but if we don’t sign anyone else, I think most teams would salivate at being able to stick this team out:


    Debs – Mbiwa – Colo – Santon

    Sissoko – Anita

    Ben10 – Cabs – Remy (when fit)



    Taylor, Dummett, Marv, Gouff, Tiote

  • Rooster

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #29

    He has not shown a bean for the toon even when hes had a chance, been pixkin wages up for nowt as far as i can see. Will he get another chance? Not bothered.

  • check the toastie

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Gosling Out
    Cabaye In
    Pardew Out

  • croftus5678

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #31

    i would go


    guti has learnt how to get to the byline and cross in pre season so i’m hoping he carries it on while we dont have a lw apart from sammy to choose from atm.

  • terencelim

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Stick with Tiote anytime. I’ve no idea why Bigi is highly rated. He hasn’t really shown anything yet, couldn’t hold the ball well and kept on back passing, reminds me of Jenas but probably worse.

    I hope I’m proven wrong by end of season.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Anyone know the score from today??

  • Spartak Miserable

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #34

    This article does not require ”best 11” selection. These ”selections” are starting to creep up (very annoyingly) on every story on here. So yes, it is off topic, as usual with people on here. Perhaps it is best picking ”best 11” teams for acticles that do require such a comment. I fail to see how picking a starting lineup has anything to do with what this article is about (Dan Gosling). P.S Based on the performances of some of those players last season, I would hardly use the word ‘salivate’ – Get in the real world and accept we will finish no higher than 8th or 9th – at best.

  • cestriasteve

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Don’t want to be a conspiracy theorist but Cabaye’s going the same way as Carroll and we won’t be using the money until Jan when we will get Gomis on a free.

  • Sazzer

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #36

    I think we need to win the battle of Will Hughes and this is the window to get him. His price will double before winter window comes along.

  • Scottiedog

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #37

    Gosling really is the only attacking Cental midfielder we have that gets in the box, Marv, Sissoko, Ben Arfa like to go wide & Cabaye sits back to play in the pass. IMO we need to keep the likes of Vukic & Gosling as an option as we have not had this type of player since Nolan left.

    RE: Bigi – anyone slating him obviously does not remember his Coventry days!! He will be a star for the future

  • toonthompson

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #38

    It was 3-1 in the closed door friendly with Liverpool. Sturbridge with 2 and luiz Alberto. Don’t know who got ours

  • hungrier than Cisse

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #39

    I agree with Spartak
    If its off topic comment when its on topic!!
    BTW Debs, Siss Ben10 etc really

  • count

    Aug 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #40

    Spartak miserable.

    Perhaps if the blog wasn’t formulated in such a tabloid way, there wouldn’t be the need for comments to be so random.
    Due to the frequency and repetitive nature of ed’s posts it is impossible for people to stay on topic…


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