Newcastle Likely To Lose Another Player In January

Dan Gosling signed on a Newcastle as a free agent back in the summer of 2010, and it was a contentious move, after Everton failed to offer him a new contract in writing before the cut-off date, although the Toffees had verbally offered him a new deal.

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Dan Gosling in Blackpool colors

Everton appealed the decision that he had therefore become a free agent, but they lost, and Newcastle were first n and signed the player like greased lightning.

And it was just after our promotion straight back to the Premier League, and it was thought at the time to be excellent business by Newcastle for the then 20 year-old England U21 International midfielder.

But Dan just hasn’t come through on Tyneside, for one reason or another, and it didn’t help he had top central midfielders in Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tote on Tyneside competing with him for the central midfield positions.

Alan Pardew has always said that Dan’s been an excellent professional during his stay at Newcastle, and of course he arrived injured with a serious ACL knee injury from Everton, and made only sub appearance against Sunderland in is first season a the club.

Dan played well this pre-season but was still allowed to join Blackpool on loan in early October, on a three-month deal, and he has 14 appearances for Blackpool with two goals.

And he has done well at the Championship club, and now manager Paul Ince – not surprisingly – wants to sign him on a permanent basis in January.

And since he four year deal at Newcastle runs out next June, and Newcastle got him as a free agent, it would not be too surprising if Newcastle allowed him to move to Blackpool as a free agent this month.

That would also help Dan get a better financial deal from Blackpool.

The 23-year-old is still a good player and regular games at Blackpool will only help him to get his career back on track.

We’d expect this deal to happen – sooner rather than later this month – and for the record Dan played 28 times for Newcastle with one goal.

So in a short three months he’s already played half the games he played at Newcastle over three and a half years, so we think this move would be a good one for Gosling.

What do you think?

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20 comments so far

  • Harley

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #1


    That took me a few seconds to work out there lol!!

    Yes, very short memories on here. Taylor suddey is the new Simpson/willo. If cabaye scored an own goal a lot on here would say it was Taylor’s fault. Even if he was on the bench!!!

  • pottsclock

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    I wouldn’t see Gosling as much of a loss as he has only been a squad player for us.
    I’d have Ba back in a heartbeat provided the terms in the contract have none of the nonsense that the last one did as that caused a lot of instability in the club last year.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    we have atm and not including youths

    x2 GK – Krull – Elliot
    x 4 CB – Saylor, Willo, Collo, MYM
    x 2 RB – Debuchy, Santon
    x 2 LB – Haidara, Dummet
    x 5 CM – Cabaye, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Jonas
    x 1 Winger – Obertan
    x 1 playmaker/Winger – Marv
    x 2 inside forwards – Remy, HBA
    x 1 poacher – Cisse
    x 2 advance forwards – Remy, Gouffran
    x 1 target man – Shola

    our young lads who have hit the first team

    x 1 CM – Bigi
    x 1 Inside forward – Sammy
    x 1 St – Campbell

    so to me we need Cabella and Ince to fill in the Wingers spot and BA to fill in the Striker/Advance forward role

  • croftus5678

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    did like this lad but sadly he’s not in tune for our first team so is only taking up a squad number !

    other waste of a number are :
    marv (if he’s not being played)

    guti tbf to him has always added a lot defensively but towards the end of first team started putting in assists/goals and he’s been the star player in the u21’s this season with his goals/assists so worth keeping as a squad player just in case imo.

  • theartfuldodger

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    Looks like we need players in Jan. Pardew does not have confidence in any midfield squad player apart from Anita.
    Need a striker as well.

    I was tempted to say we dint need anyone(apart from striker) this window but Pards has shown he will utilize only those he has confidence in even if theyr overused.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6


    i would get rid of Jonas tbh, his work rate is superb but other than that he’s not as good as he once was plus his wages are higher than most, i think he’s second highest paid player with Collo being the first

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    when we think and i’m not entirely sure about this but players like Jonas, Marv get a lot in terms of wages

    Jonas – 60-65k
    Marv – 40-45k

    but like i said though i’m not entirely sure is there any sites to confirm this?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Does nobody think Loic Remys lack of form of late is linked to this rape case, the longer it keeps getting delayed the more likely it is he will be getting charged, Mister Tuff will be able to offer a more valid opinion on the case.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #9

    Why would anyone pay a fee for gosling when they can pick him up for free in the summer?

    Not short memories for every one, I’ve always stated Taylor for me is behind Williamson, too injury prone and too inconsistent and always said the lad should be upgraded as for me you can’t rely on the lad
    Nothing to do with short memories is more to do with with the need to ship out high earners who over the course of the season simply do not contribute enough, which imo Taylor doesn’t

  • Scottiedog

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Blackpool want Gosling & we want Ince!! Deal surely must be worked out??

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Jail for Ashley

    good point mate, i was thinking about that around Nov/Dec period when he didn’t look like himself

  • croftus5678

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #12

    @6 b&w

    i agree and didnt know about wage situation.

    our wingers are very few though as ober should be gone/arfa is very hot and cold and tbh more cold than hot ! goofy is the only real winger with maybe sammy as the other (sissoko is no winger imo even though he does a half decent job at filling in for one)

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #13

    I wonder if the reason that we aren’t seeing Jonas and Marv is that Obertan and Sammy are almost certainly way cheaper options to have coming off the bench. The former two probably on considerably higher match fees.

    Surely not.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #14


    i’m not sure about Gouffran though playing on the wing, i know he’s an Advance forward and like Remy can play on the wing and track back whilst on the wing, but i honestly think if we used Gouffran into a more like a Rooney role it would benefit him more


    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #15

    Gosling, Obertan and Marv out isnt a bad thing but bringing in reinforcements is required

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #16

    I saw your comment on ambition, Marv and Obertan and the reaction by a few posters, how utterly ignorant must one be not to detect the sarcasm in such a post !

  • croftus5678

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #17


    i’m not ashamed to admit i once thought saylor a hell of a lot better than williamson ! but admit when i was wrong and williamson has won me over and improved greatly while saylor has stayed the same imo.

    my views on our cb’s though is that mbiwa/willo are our best 2 cb’s with collo 3rd (i’d expect him to go though tbh) and saylor 4th (we all know he makes very stupid mistakes but as an all round cb he is imo a lower halp prem team cb and thats decent enough for a 4th choice imo)

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #18


    i don’t think because they earn more than others they can’t get a game but saying that though they could have contract clauses that could say other wise.

    so basically it’s a maybe or maybe not situation!

  • croftus5678

    Jan 3, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    @14 b&w

    i was thinking along the same lines bud ! i’d love to see him as a pure striker as he’s played great in that position in the past although i cant moan at any position he’s being given to play tbh as he always seems to look good no matter where he plays.

  • Lee Dodd

    Jan 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #20

    Will We Miss Gosling – NO
    Will We Miss Obertan -NO
    Will We Miss Marvaux – YES
    Will Me Miss Steven Taylor – YES.
    We need to Get shot of the Dead wood and Get 2 New Midfielders and a New Striker Even if we Get Demba Ba on Loan. I cant See Remy Staying… He is off to a Champions league Team in the Summer. Shola’s Contract is at an end also so we need at least 2 new strikers. Cisse Can Go Aswell as He has Come to an end . He is Like a Wandering Jew . Lets Hope we get a few Players in this Month.


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