Dan Gosling got a start for Newcastle yesterday, and it was the first time he had started in the league since playing at Norwich back in December of 2011, and Dan had a decent enough game yesterday, and worked hard throughout, but Newcastle, for the second time running, came out on the wrong side of a 4-0 scoreline. 🙁
Dan Gosling – we were a bit unlucky
This is what Dan had to say on the Newcastle web-site after the game yesterday:
“It’s been a long time coming,” “I felt a bit leggy towards the end but I was pleased with my contribution. It’s just a shame about the result.”
“It’s been a tough couple of years, battling with the other guys for the midfield positions. I’ve always worked hard in training and slowly but surely I’ve got there again.”
“I’ve got my chance again but I would rather be talking to you now about the team winning rather than just me starting a match.”
“It’s a quiet dressing room in there because we are all so disappointed,” “I feel the first half was very tight. Papiss had a couple of chances and a great header saved.”
“It was tight until they got a decision that went their way. I’m not sure it was a foul ,as I felt I had played a bit of the ball, and then Mata has put the free-kick in the top corner, which you can do nothing about.”
“At 1-0 the game is still very much alive, we came out for the second half with a game plan, but conceded a very sloppy goal.” “Against a good team like Manchester United, it’s very tough to come back from that.”
“It’s not nice to concede four goals two weeks running but at Southampton we deserved it.” “Today, I don’t think 4-0 did the game justice.”
“The first half was very tight and if we had got the first goal, or gone in goalless at half-time, then it could have been a very different game.”
At least yesterday the Newcastle players tried their best, but we didn’t have the skill in the side, whereas last week at Southampton we had no fight and no skill, and it was pathetic.
Newcastle started this game off quite well and it was a very even first half and Lindegaard made a great save from an excellent Cisse header, that could have put Newcastle ahead in the game, and then he saved well again in the second half from a good Papiss Cisse shot.
But Newcastle have now leaked 11 goals in our last three matches against Everton, Southampton and Manchester United – – and when it’s known you are having difficulty scoring, then the other side will always attack you more – and we can expect that at Stoke City next week.
Dan Gosling had a decent game yesterday and should keep his place next week at Stoke, but he will still leave the club this summer when his four year contract runs out.
There are five weeks to go before the season ends at Liverpool, and we just hope we can get a couple of wins in the last few games to brighten the mood on Tyneside, which is not good at the moment, after a terrible second half of the season – so far.