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This Is One Newcastle Player Who Has Impressed This Year

9:32 am, Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 121 Comments

In the last few months of his four year stint on Tyneside, Dan Gosling is finally getting a chance in the Newcastle first team in midfield, and he has looked a good player in the last three games.

Swansea City's Shelvey challenges Newcastle United's Gosling during their English Premier League soccer match in Newcastle

Dan Gosling – impressive in last three games

And Dan will be alerting a number of clubs with his good form, because he becomes a free agent in the summer, and his form in the Newcastle side of late is such that one or two Premier League clubs could now make a move for him this summer.

This is what Dan has said today:

“Of course you have a think here and there about your future.”  “The main focus though is to keep playing and help the lads claw over the line and get a top 10 finish.”

“There has been a lot of talk that our season is fading away and we’ve given up, but I think everyone knows that isn’t the case. We showed heart and desire against Swansea.”

“Our work-rate was good and we pressed all game.”  “Swansea never got their passing game going.” “We stifled them, and were very unlucky to lose – I don’t think we deserved that at all.”

“Through the season, you always get criticism.” “You get great feedback as well when things are going well.”  “It’s best to try not to take any of it too personally.”

“We just stick together, and have to try and come out and win games on the weekend.”

Good words there from Dan Gosling, and he will be leaving Newcastle this summer and has started the last three games for the side.

Dan has now played 34 times with one goal for Newcastle, and earlier this season he played 14 times for Blackpool with two goals.

We suppose there’s a possibility that Dan could still be at Newcastle in September, and one scenario where that could happen is if David Moyes is brought in as manager, and if he then convinces Dan he will get some games next season.

Gosling got games under Moyes at Everton when he was a youngster.

But that scenario is probably unlikely to happen.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Contracts · Dan Gosling · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours



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121 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Spreadthetoon // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    Hahahahahahahahaha! Funny…..

    Repost:-

    Taxiiiiiiiii! Taxi for Pardew! Would love it if someone sent a Taxi round for Pards round Benton, in front of all the plyrs…..
    Tell you what if I was a Taxi driver I’d do it meself! lol

    Time for AP to go. I can sympathise with him to an extent with the loss of Cabaye etc. But to be heavily reliant on such a few plyrs is a joke! Where’s plan “B”, I don’t think he’s got one. Furthermore we loose our most creative players and yet HBA and Marveaux hardly feature…..instead we use Dan F’ing Gosling…..OMG AP is a tool!

  • 2 G // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    I was a huge fan of DG when we signed him, I was delighted. Unfortunately although he isn’t a bad player, he hasn’t turned into the player I expected him to become. Good luck Dan, but close the door on your way out, and do try not to injure yourself.

  • 3 Rainrix // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    That’ll be a new 6 year contract for gosling then. Honestly the only thing you need for a contract at our club is to be an ashley and a pardew loyalist. Sign me up pards i could do with the money, and a laugh.

  • 4 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    What do people feel about this?

    I think Pardew is getting sacked one way or the other, that is why he is selecting his players.

    Players like Shola, dummet etc.

    Going his way if you know what I mean.

  • 5 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Rotonda,

    Pardew is a mediocre manager nothing more nothing less.

    He is built to keep a team in mid-table, he needs those quality players to choose from. If he hasn’t got them to choose from he will slip, that’s what mediocre managers do. Enough wins, and plenty losses to go with it.

    I don’t think anyone has said he is anymore than mediocre have they?

    What I do know though, is if we had Remy and Cabaye playing week in week out every week since January that mass of points we have would be more and we wouldn’t be on this run right now. So i’d have to disagree with your comment, Remy and Cabaye were instrumental with us being in fifth in November. We do not have the quality to come in and replace those players. This is how i see it.

    I don’t know how you feel about our squad of players as a whole, but I do not buy into the notion we have a great squad. I’ll be brutally honest and say they are either shi*e and would be mid-table anyway regardless of the manager or they are too inexperienced at this point in time. (The youngins).

    I can’t see any manager taking us into the top 6-8 with this squad as it is. I can’t see at all.

    The problem is with a lack of investment and ambition for me. There is a problem with the quality in depth, it’s been that way since Pardew arrived. And also there is a problem letting are top players go often and not suitably replacing them at the correct times. This sets us back a canny distance each season.

    Just my two cents.

  • 6 Novocastrian66 // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    I don’t like to criticise Ed, but what a loaf of tosh. Gosling has had a good year after playing four games. Howay man.

  • 7 jimBOB // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    I would hold onto Gosling anyway, not because we wont sign anyone but becasue he has just started getting games and he is the only person I see busting a gutt on the pitch, yes some of his passing went astray on Saturday but he hasnt been in the first team picture since his injury (so ever) just think he is worth atleast another year to see what he can do on a regular basis.

  • 8 70TWO // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    NUFC have been reduced to being cannon fodder due to the lack of back bone and any distinctive game plan. No doubt Pardew will point to losing Cabaye, who identified that despite the influx of his compatriots that NUFC were still way off achieving anything. Now we suspect other players will be following his lead and looking for pastures with prospects.

    The fixation of maintaining a Premier League status at the expense of cup competitions and with the minimum of expense, seems to be the ethos perpetuated about NUFC. This would indicate Ashley does not have the desire to generate a positive image of the club, which would ideally attract the young quality players that he intends to bring in cheap and sell for a profit.

    The policy of selling the most improved players has left the club without the quality and authority that is needed on the pitch to compete in the PL. The amount of profits created has been countered by the loss in other revenues and has left the club reliant on the TV money. Ashley needs to seriously consider the policy that he is following before he decides on his manager, as the capacity of the club to incorporate a whole stack load of new young recruits has been diminished and resembles a crater field on the pitch.

  • 9 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    If Alan Pardew is a Mediocre manager then Mediocrity must have hit a new low.

  • 10 Scottiedog // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    I too think we need to think we need to hold onto him. With a bit more game time he could be our new Nolan that we really miss!!!

  • 11 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Apr 24, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Gosling is a decent player who has been unlucky by injuries. Needs a run in the team – got nowt to lose by starting him in the last three games and hopefully he impresses – I would keep him will be a good premiership player if given a run in a team and stays injury free.
    And is a Brit.

  • 12 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Have read a lot of articles recently.

    How many off days do our players get? Quite a lot I guess.

  • 13 croftus5678 // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    <3'd gos at everton but sadly i think injuries taken the edge outa him and the prem has evolved from his type of play !

    he would prob get 5 goals a season but imo thats not enough of a return for a player who offers little else (even though we desp need goals atm) abied would be better option as backup next season imo and even vukic if its to add goals.

    goofy needs to be played upfront now not on the wing anymore as he's fastly becoming a jonas there and he's the only one who can hit the target for us atm.

  • 14 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    The visual torment which will come from the game against Arsenal live on Monday Night Football should carry a health warning for toon fans.

    Alan will be getting his excuses bedded in today in the pre-match interviews.

    Disgusting.

  • 15 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Guess what our players have had 3 days off training this week alone.

    All Down to the manager in london I guess. Pouting looking fwd to his night in casino.

  • 16 Laurent Robert 32 // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Himanshu – 9. Indeed it must have.

  • 17 70TWO // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Laurent Robert 32

    Bingo card at the ready.

  • 18 croftus5678 // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    it seems mr ashley went into a strop after sports direct refused to give him a bonus of 70mil ^^ so he’s threatening uncertainty over the future for them !!!

    so at least we know its all about the money where he’s concerned.

  • 19 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    how many goals and assists has Gosling contributed in those games?

    Prodigy

    Pardew’s failure is his inability to develop and integrate talented players. he doesn’t trust them so writes them off. A good coach could see it as a challenge.

    I don’t buy that Ben Arfa, Marveaux, MYM etc have become bad overnight and are unselectable . They have just been ”pardewed” and lost all confidence. Those same 3 players would look totally different under a Martinez, Rodgers, Wenger etc. You must see that surely.

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    croftus

    wouldn’t you love to see it all come crashing for ashley. A more unpleasant, undeserving and arrogant, misery making individual would be hard to find

  • 21 jazzyp // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    How many games this season has gozza played-5-6……. So how the hell has he had a good season. It just shows how pants the squad is when willo and gosling are our star performers.
    Never mind we are trying to sign a player that has hardly played this term, much like Ldj…. Emmmm just smells of success !!

  • 22 Ancientcoptic // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    I hope we keep Gosling, I don’t think he has been a burning revelation, but he has been playing better than the likes of Gouffran and others.

    The other thing, this is probably the only time since he has been here that he has got 3 starts in a row… a player breaking through at any other club would not be expected to be a world beater in 3 games… so there is a lot of room for improvement. (Aaron Ramsey comes to mind)

  • 23 Ancientcoptic // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Rotonda heights – in the 3 games that Gosling has played in… none of the starting 11 have scored or got an assist.

  • 24 Ancientcoptic // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    (Forgot about the Ameobi goal – but that is his once in a blue moon contribution)

  • 25 croftus5678 // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    @19 rotonda

    i agree

    mbiwa played in an attacking team where pressure was taken away from defence by attacking and he’s not become a bad player just he’s been pushed into constant defending which would result in panic decisions.

    arfa/marv have to be fair always been inconsistant and i dont think they have lost talent as they clearly have not but if you was to put them into an attacking side like arsenal ect like you say there consistancy and value would rise a lot imo.

  • 26 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    How Pards broke Willo – Mbiwa partnership.

    After 2 successful clean sheets against Spurs and Chelsea. Debuchy was suspended having picked up his 5th YC.

    So in the match against WBA Pardew and his infinite wisdom brough colo back and Mbiwa was moved to RB.

    So in the next match against Norwich Mbiwa made way for Debuchy

    That is how ladies and Gentlemen you play your favorites.

  • 27 croftus5678 // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    @26 himanshu

    i agree mbiwa is our future so he needs to constantly play at cb if he makes mistakes or not he needs to be played there !

    willo is our most important cb at this time (even though in reality he is still only avg) but colo should and hopefully will be going.

    time for curtis/streete/mbabu to step upto covering cb i think next season if no one is brought in.

  • 28 TurkishFan101 // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    We really need a quality demanding big defender that can head and actually jump for the ball.

    Above 6ft 4 should do it and should play alongside Mbiwa!

  • 29 70TWO // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Gosling has finally been a consistent starting place and is improving match by match, looking at his stats he is not bad. Probably all to late if new players come in and he will equally be back to square one if he got even a minor injury. If he gets a good offer elsewhere he will be gone, if he stays it will not be to improve his career.

  • 30 valle // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Why are every freakin manager we are linked with british? There are no good british managers available, so whats the point of buying all this foreign flair if you are going to coach it with a dinosaur?

  • 31 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Rotonda,

    There is no such word as “Pardewed”. Atleast not to me anyway.

    The problem with those 3 players is they are inconsistent. All have had runs in the team, had there chances, so it has nothing to do with being unselectable. They are making the bench but have been overlooked.

    Im not saying they are not decent players, just inconsistent.

    My thoughts are the 3 of them have became unreliable, they are hit and miss. And to be fair, they always have been when they have each had a run of games.

    Colo is our captain and i’d say he is our best centre back (overall). So I can see why he walks straight back in. Williamson has also had an OK season, he was excellent for most of the time up until Christmas, he earned his spot.

    M’biwa has been completely hit and miss, he is unreliable. BUT, we have to remember it is his first full season at NUFC. He walked into a relegation scrap and injury crisis last year which was down to an inept owner. You can’t judge him on that. I’ll expect better performances next season from him.

    Ben Arfa has had an awful season. He dosn’t follow instructions, his work ethic is poor. He’s a complete liability to the rest of the team. His injury record has been shocking over the course of his contract and his rehab work is a disgrace. You may of read about squad members showing there dislike about him even making the squad? He is talented and he can show it when he fancies it, but it is not often enough and that is his problem, consistency.

    Marveux? I’d much rather have Gouffran there personally. But again there has never been any consistency when he has been given a run of games. Apart from setting up Cisse at the back end of last season im at a loss as to what really this lad has did that makes him so talented?

    I don’t hold the same views as you Rotonda. Im alot more open minded about where this club is at. And what is causing the turmoil season after season. It makes no difference to me which manager is in charge right now, the club will always struggle for success living under these policies and restrictions.

    Sadly in my view, I can’t see a major change in fortunes until this owner has left. All of the same policies will remain and the squad is no where near invested in enough for the top 8.

    It’s all about saving the coin to Mike, he never wants to put his own money into this club again. Infact, it’s hard enough for him to spend the clubs money.

  • 32 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    why do people believe that Marveaux was a good player before he joined us, he wasn’t, in the 3 seasons before he joined us due to a combination of injury and not being good enough to get into the side his league appearances were 5, 35 and 10, he had one decent season where he played a few games, as he did last season with 22 games, after the season with 35 games he was then entering the last 12 months of his contract and it was thought he would move on that summer, West Ham bid £3m for him which was turned down as it was believed by Rennes that they could get a bit more for him, it didn’t happen as no club believed he was better than a £3m player, and that was after his best ever season, so please stop with this ridiculous notion that he has been “Pardewed” as it is quite clear that he has always been a player with very limited ability, West Ham refused to go a penny higher than £3m when he was injury free and at his best, that is how good Sylvain Marveaux is.

  • 33 colwell // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Goes to show how shite we have been if Gosling has been the best recently. The guy can’t pass a ball 5 yards, no pace, he runs around alot not really doing anything.

    He likes to get forward but fcuk me hit can’t hit a barn door, he simply is not good enough if we are rebuilding maybe injuries have ruined him but there is nothing to his game that values a new contract. Bigi and Abeid are better.

  • 34 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    ancient

    so what has gosling brought to the party exactly or has he just been less pardewed

  • 35 Average_Contents // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Anyone else think that if we win on Monday (no fcuking chance) but if we did that the puppet would say it’s because he’s back on the touchline? I can imagine it now

    Interviewer: Alan, why do you think the team played so much better tonight than the previous games?

    Alan: Well it’s clearly down to me being on the touchline, make no bones about it I make a massive difference

    Interviewer: Don’t you think the player’s showed a lot of character on the pitch?

    Alan: Erm….oh..oh yeah they followed my instructions to the letter and listened whilst I orchestrated from the touchline

    Interviewer: The team looked far more disciplined tonight especially defensively, what did you do differently?

    Alan: It’s basically me from the touchline tellin em where to stand and who to pass to

    Interviewer: Well congratulations on the win Alan but we have to interview Mr wenger

    Alan; Wait…wait

    Camera pans to wenger

    Alan pops back into screenshot

    This win was for mike!

  • 36 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Sounds to me like he’s repeating Pardews one and only team-talk. Work hard lads, run about lots, stifle them, hope we somehow nick it via our one flair player that Carr bought.

  • 37 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    SPOOF

    The goal Marv made for Ba in the Arse away game last season was a glimpse of a very special talent as were the goals he made for Cisse (more than Cabaye even.)

    But Pardew drops people when on form a la MYM etc or plays people out of position , ie Cisse as a right winger, MYM as a right back, Gouffran as a defensive left mid etc etc

    A good coach would play to his squad’s strengths not just replace them with workaday journeymen who have achieved exactly what in their place?

  • 38 southafricantoon // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    I prefer marveux and HBA to dan gosling!

  • 39 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    average

    I’ve got a horrible feeling that is exactly what could happen and we’d never hear the end of it..

    Funny thing is even though Pardew could have miraculously prevented Swansea from scoring as he has special powers, his powers mysteriously left him on the touchline when we shipped 68 goals last season!

    You only had to see that Reading home match to know everything about Pardew.

  • 40 Munster Mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Toon Prodigy, I agree more or less with you. I do think Pardew lacks training / coaching ability – hence the useless corners etc. And yes he is mediocre. Rotunda, I disagree with much of what you say. Pardew is not goofd enough for a club with aspirations. But if the owner wants a middling club with a middling manager, he has it. I agree with you re other managers getting more out of the team – and that is exactly why Pardew is a middling manager – lower middling i’d say. I would rather we changed him, but given Ashleys incompetence at hiring, would you trust him to make a great decision, or unearth a gem?? I think we would get Big Eck r some other Brit. I agree with you – we should do better that we are , with a better coach, but Pardew is lower middling. He’s not a total disaster though. If he was , we would ot have got 5th, or 9th or whatever. If we had our two top players playing, we would have dome better. Would we have done better with the Everton/Liverpool boss? Yes. Would we have done better under, say Laudrup ? Thats possibly debateable. Either way, Pardew aint great, but there’s worse.

  • 41 Ancientcoptic // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Rotanda – in the last 3 games, Gosling has brought more than most.

    There are a lot of players that are guaranteed football next season, but yet in 3 starts, Gosling has looked a better player than most in our side – certainly more committed.

    I am not saying he is the next Cabaye, but he is going to need more than 3 games.

    Based on the last 3 games, Gosling has a better call to be playing football, over the likes of Gouffran, Tiote and probably Anita… yet the 3 I just mentioned have no worries about starting football.

    Gosling has been one of the better players in a bad bunch – you can only select the better players from the group you have, even if that group looks poor right now.

    Purely based on the last 3 games, a few of our guaranteed starters would be behind Gosling in the queue for a new contract, if that scenario was in place.

  • 42 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Rotonda

    what about all the goals we have conceded. Why didn’t he stop them all.

  • 43 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Rotonda

    it’s pretty sad if you can only think of 2 or 3 decent passes amongst a 60 game Newcastle career panning 3 seasons, and yet no mention of his very poor record with Rennes, and no explanation of why the footballing world has never held him in a high regard, £3m maximum from West Ham does not equate to a talented player, you have got this one sadly wrong bonny lad, he is simply just awful as he has been all his career.

  • 44 Go toon gooooo // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Dan Gosling good.Newcastle United lose.In the losing team there is no good player.The team as a whole need to take responsibility.Above team manager.Above manager on the top of the food chain-owner.Football is for whole TEAM and nothing else.Ferguson knew that very well.

  • 45 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    And he will use the excuse that Debuchy and Remy are back!

    …with him on the touch line and all players fit he can get us points ;) lol

  • 46 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    progidy

    pardewed has now passed in to the Oxford dictionary.

    I understand not everyone is fortunate enough to share my views, I can deal with that but look around, 90% want him gone so I’m hardly unique in my thought process (good Pardew word)

  • 47 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    It seems when certain players contract are up they start to play better ;)

  • 48 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    spof

    West ham are not exactly loaded, £3M is probably quite a chunk to them. Liverpool thought he was half decent too.

    Ok so he’s been injury prone but I would rather an injury prone marveaux who can create something than an injury prone gosling who can’t . I think you’ll find it’s a bit more than 3 passes too.

  • 49 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Pardews a mid table manager?? I’m not sure fans of the Hammers or Charlton would agree with you – unless you meant middle of league 1?

    Worst run in 70 years as West Ham manager, managed to take Charlton in to the bottom 3 of the Championship with a 8 game run without a win – despite being one of the favourites for promotion – presiding over a 2-5 hammering at home before being sacked.

    All looking eerily familiar?

  • 50 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Another promising player messed around by the worst management team in top flight football.

  • 51 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Rotonda

    according to the Collins dictionary “Pardewed” means getting better than expected results whilst working for an impossible boss? lol

  • 52 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Munster that’s the horrible predicament we find ourselves in.

    If no pardew we are doomed to another less than thrilling Brit appointment

  • 53 Toon Tang // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Pardews got a lenticular ballbag

  • 54 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Rotonda…even back when we finished 5th it wasn’t get. I remember the stick I got for saying that by alot of posters who’s view has changed ;)

  • 55 Average_Contents // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Spoof

    By saying he’s only worth £3m so therefore is crap isn’t really a valid point tbh because let’s look at what Cabaye cost us, £4.5m and was he crap? Not saying marv is as good as Cabaye, far from it but was Carroll worth £35m? Was Phil Jones worth £18m? Price does not equate to ability in most cases

  • 56 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Gosling should have been playing when cabaye was on strike and even along side him instead of Anita who is awful.

  • 57 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Spoof

    could have sworn it meant breaking all unwanted records going.

    Krul, Debuchy, MYM, Anita, Cisse, Colo, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Remy, Tiote etc etc etc

    look you’ve bought the pardew spin hook , line and sinker, of course it’s everyone else’s fault, what on earth could we do with that lot.

  • 58 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Urban dictionary

    Pardewed

    Another word for raped, referring to Alan Pardew’s MOTD commentary where Micheal Essien ‘Absolutely rapes’ somebody.

    You look like you’ve just been Pardewed.

  • 59 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    it must of been europe and those long domestic cup runs that wore the players out this season when they were ” too hyped up”

    Come on, Pardew is the biggest cliche going. You couldn’t make it up.

  • 60 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Pardews the first manager in Newcastle United history to record 5 straight losses. The man is smugness personified, sack Pardew!

  • 61 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    3straight losses to the mackems a 90year old record he has smashed.

  • 62 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Mag,
    No he isn’t. Willie McFaul managed 6 straight defeats.

  • 63 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Rotonda

    the point is that West Ham and not a big club came in for him, and they would only pay £3m for him, West Ham and £3m is his standard, if he was any better he would have attracted bigger and better clubs and been valued a lot higher than £3m.

    West Ham have spent in the past if they believe the player is worth it, Carroll £15m, Downing £6m, Jarvis £11m and Maiga £5m, but for Marveaux it was £3m maximum, they refused to go back with a better offer, surely that must tell you that Marveaux is not any good.

  • 64 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Yes he is mcfaul never managed in the premier league and he didn’t have the same quality of playing staff as pardew has.

  • 65 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Sylvain Marveaux?

    you only have to look at the Internet to see how good this guy is before he came here.

    Liverpool Manchester United.

    Some people are oblivious

  • 66 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    I’d say in Pardews time here at NUFC he has achieved that title. Mediocre.

    Mid-table manager.

    12th

    5th

    16th – ruined by injuries and insufficient squad for Europa up until January, when five foreigners were through at him in a panic.

    Currently 10th.

    Aye, i’d say at this stage in his career and during his time with the Toon he has pretty much proven himself to be a mediocre manager.

    Gets the results when his top players are available, struggles without.

  • 67 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Mag,
    You don’t mention the Prem, you say in Newcastle United’s history.

    I’m not sure what the playing staff has to do with it. Other managers had matches against poorer opponents.

  • 68 toonbrother // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Gosling is not good enough. He wouldnt make it to the reserves of most serious premier league teams let alone the starting 11

  • 69 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Lilo

    Give it time.

  • 70 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Average

    you are correct a transfer fee does not automatically mean a player is good or bad, so I accept your point there, but a players performances over a period of years does show whether the player is good or not and you don’t have to be in a good side to prove your good, good players are good end of and Marveaux has never, not even in France looked a good player, in France he was average, over here for us in a stronger league he has been poor, and lets not go into out of position as he has looked poor virtually every time he has played.

  • 71 mindshaft // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    5 straight defeats will be 6 come Monday night – could be a heavy defeat vs arsenal
    Then 7 vs Cardiff
    Then a mauling awaits us at bindippers – could be double figures and the heaviest defeat ever by a Prem team :(

  • 72 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    HD,
    Give what time? It will always be impossible for him to be the only manager who has lost 5 in a row!!

    I expect him to join Willie on 6, and then possibly manage a draw with Cardiff to save himself the embarrassment of losing 7, and subsequently 8 on the bounce.

  • 73 lesh // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    One thing that Gosling’s enthusiasm does show is that competition in a squad for a game is healthy.

    And, as he’s marketing himself which shows that he has had an incentive to show his talents, rather than be demotivated and thus injury prone by being kept out of the first team picture.

    Maybe a good man-manager might do more to motivate his players rather than sidelining them and playing others regularly whether performances have been good, bad or indifferent!

  • 74 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Lilo

    I meant after the season ends it will be 8 in a row. At least I hope it does.

    I wouldn’t want Pardew managing Sunderland

  • 75 Toon-Prodigy // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Sorry, currently 9th.

    Im off.

    Have a pleasant day lads

  • 76 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Himanshu, are you Dennis Wise is disguise “you only have to look at the Internet to see how good this guy is” your having a laugh aren’t you, Liverpool and Man U, do you always believe every newspaper link you read, if so we will have a squad of approximately 250 by September because you can be assured that we will be linked to that amount of players.

  • 77 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    HD,
    I can see us drawing with Cardiff, obviously that will be due to his goal line clearance and wonder strike now that he is back on the touchline and able to do these things during games.

  • 78 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    Spoof

    What are your sources Sir?

    Wiki

  • 79 lesh // Apr 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    TurkishFan101….a 6’4″ centre back?

    Bring back Kilcline or Albert – no prisoners taken with those guys!

  • 80 70TWO // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Latest(?) Pardew interview “We’ve looked at a couple things last week that might be opportunities for us,”
    “And we also looked at a couple players for the summer. That’s an area we need to get to, but we’ll be in a good position in the summer, I think. But we need to get there first.”

    What are the ‘opportunities’? Does he mean potentially 4 players in total? And whats the betting the meeting continued after he left?

    Read more at http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/302249.html#Oe3KXCQfiGpu3m88.99

  • 81 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    70Two,
    At a guess, the ‘opportunities’ referred to are things that they have looked at on the training ground – oops, the white board – for the next few games.

  • 82 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    HD

    What are my sources ?, what are you on about, and what does wiki have to do with you stating that the internet proves that Marveaux is a good player or my statement that we will be linked with umteen players before September arrives.

  • 83 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    But we need to get there first.”

    will pardew get there?

  • 84 lesh // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    Mmm, if Ashley’s concerned about season ticket non-renewal, there is one section of the market he hasn’t considered!

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/horse-gatecrashes-ashington-afc-v-7026341

    Neighhh chance :)

  • 85 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    Spoof

    I am just saying he is a good player, Marveaux i.e.

    Newcastle are in advance negotiations with Perez of Tenerife

    He has been linked with Madrid, Arsenal, Swansea, Napoli and Everton.

  • 86 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    HD

    fine, but what has Wiki got to do with it and what sources are you asking me for, I am at a total loss as to what you are asking from me ?

  • 87 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Spoof

    You said he played X no. of games in last few seasons.

    So what injuries happen. Players can come good.

    Look at Rodwell he could come good

  • 88 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    On Marveaux, I don’t think he is a bad player, but he isn’t suited to 90 minutes in the Prem. He has been at his best for us most often when coming off the bench. Against tired legs he is able to find the gaps that others can’t and should be used as such.

  • 89 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    HD

    of course players can come good after injuries, look no further than Steven Gerrard, but Marveaux is now 28 and has been poor all his career, now whether he has been poor due to a lack of ability or due to having an injury blighted career is irrelevant, the fact is he has always been poor, but as I said earlier, I’m still at a loss to your Wiki and sources comment, come on m8, put me out of my misery, please explain it as it is baffling me.

  • 90 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Spoof

    The No. of Matches played by him in last few seasons

    taken from Wiki?

  • 91 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Wikipedia

    If you are still wondering

  • 92 scout // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    Are you having a laugh??
    Weve lost all 3 how well can you play in 3 defeats hardly gareth bale match winning performances get rid ffs

  • 93 clinath@ed // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I smell blood…

  • 94 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    LG

    the problem is he doesn’t find the gaps often enough, yes at times he has but he is a professional footballer so obviously it will happen from time to time, from the little I have seen of Adam Armstrong (who I believed to be a striker) I would rather play him in the hole behind the striker as his awareness of where his team mates are at first impressions appears to be good, whether or not he can hit the weighted pass to a necessary standard remains to be seen, but Marveaux can’t so I would give that role to Adam, if he fails then we have lost nothing .

  • 95 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    HD

    I know what Wiki is, but I don’t see where it fits into our discussion, his games played will be available on many sites

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/sylvain-marveaux/leistungsdaten/spieler_39909.html

  • 96 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Spoof

    I know, That is why there was an implied Question Mark?

  • 97 Ancientcoptic // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Scout – you may as well get rid of the whole team by that logic. If we should get rid of Gosling, I am assuming you are consistent and want rid of the players in the last 3 games who were on par or below Gosling in performance?

  • 98 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Ancient, that might not be a bad idea lol

  • 99 Ancientcoptic // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    I remember Arsenal fans saying the same about Ramsey, BIG difference! it was more than after 3 games they wanted him to be sold. This is the first time Gosling has had a run in the team… if he is performing in the top 4 players on the pitch, then I think you should be looking elsewhere at the team for dead-wood. Isn’t that only logical?

  • 100 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    I just assumed you would have known Mcfaul managed in the old division one and Pardew didn’t and on the subject of the playing staff have a look who Mcfaul had at his disposal compared to Pardews squad.

  • 101 Ancientcoptic // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    LOL Spoof, I have to be honest… I would happily wave Anita & Tiote off.

    Tiote had some good games with the captains armband, but he is back to his old ways. Attempting dribbles and getting caught on the ball, shooting from stupid distances etc.

    Anita does not seem to have a defence splitting ball and looks off the pace – he isn’t athletic enough to play box to box.

    In my estimation, we need a whole new central midfield pairing, and I would keep Gosling as back-up… if the team is rotated there is a chance he could still come good. I have seen enough of Tiote and Anita to believe it isn’t going to get any better.

  • 102 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    yohan cabaye should dedicate his medal to Ashley

  • 103 lesh // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Van Gaal being ManU’s target to replace Moyes takes him off our list then

  • 104 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Spoof,
    I like Arma, he can play a more withdrawn striker role. I’d play him against Cardiff. As for Marveaux, yeah he doesn’t do it every time, same as HBA, but they are more capable of doing it then the rest of them so as an option of the bench when you need a goal, we have no other option.

    Mag,
    So Newcastle United’s history only begins in the Prem? You made an incorrect statement, which can easily be solved by changing to Prem history, not Newcastle United’s history. Was just pointing that out mate.

    I know what his squad was like, I got my first season ticket during those years. Still doesn’t change the fact that that is an irrelevant aside.

  • 105 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Well considering its premier league football we are concerned with then of course that’s what we set as Pardews benchmark regarding results.

  • 106 Spoof // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Ancient, Tiote is a must keep for, as long as we have someone who can create in front of him, with Cabaye in front of him, and Joey Barton before Cabaye’s time Tiote is really top quality, but when there is no creative player in front of him he feels that he should help out as much as he can, sadly this is a mistake as he just can’t do it, he just cannot create and when trying to it affects what he is good at, stopping opponents, but we have to keep him.

    Gosling is a tricky one, on recent performances yes, he has done well, but will he stay fit ?, not sure of his wages but if we could get him on a 1 year extention then yes it would be madness not to, but would a lad of his age accept just a 1 year deal and would it be worth risking a 3/4 year deal with his injury record, it’s a risk, personally I would take that risk due to how well he is playing, and lets not forget that he still hasn’t had a really long run so I would expect him to get better as each game comes and goes.

  • 107 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Arsenal have and had wiltshire, walcott, ozil, ramsay all out injured and are still 4th.

  • 108 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Arsenal haven’t got Pardew!

  • 109 The next Mike Williamson // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    The excuse that we haven’t spent lots of money doesn’t wash. Our squad is worth loads more than Hulls, Palaces, Stokes, Villas. A good manager should be able to get this lot playing. Just because we get players on free transfers it does not mean they are worth £0. If we got Messi, Ronaldo, & Hazard on free’s would you complain if we had a net spend of -£10m? In terms of value pardews had a decent spend and has had two players valued £20m to work with this season (cabaye & remy) plus a few worth £10m or more (krul, santon, debuchy, sissoko)

    We have spent exactly the same as Southampton on our squad. The only difference is that they play young players & have spent that money mostly this season. That’s what gives them the edge.

    Pardew will never play young players because they can’t carry out his stifling tactics having a youthful tendency to be unpredictable/ attacking. Older players like Shola are better suited to following out stifling tactics.

  • 110 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    70TWO

    Hopefully he means we will be in a good position as he’ll be gone

  • 111 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Mag,
    Just give up. You made an incorrect statement, all you needed to say was that you meant in the Prem, not the club’s history.

    Anyway, off now, work to do.

  • 112 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Pardews trouble is he worries about the opposition, instead of letting them worry about Newcastle United. All the decent managers play to their own sides strengths, whilst Pardew plays to the opposition strength.

  • 113 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    Really starting to wonder if there are any clauses in pardew’s contract. After all, ash never did due diligence on the club purchase.

  • 114 Rotonda heights // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    mag

    he’s just like allardyce in that regard

  • 115 martoon // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    This one is for you HD & Catchy ;)
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/shola-ameobi-capable-polarising-opinion-7026064

  • 116 mag // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    That’s why Big sam, Moyes and pulis never win anything they are just survivors.

  • 117 Go toon gooooo // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Gosling is a STRIKER.He never played on that position.But Parde doesn’t have a brain or eyes for this fact.

  • 118 lesh // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Himanshu

    Agree about Cabs dedicating his trophy to Ashley. He knows that had Ashley not not shown ambition and didn’t buy quality players, then he wouldn’t have been sold to PSG.

    So,he owes Ashkey a massive vote of thanks for being the owner he is – useless!

  • 119 toonbrother // Apr 24, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    With colocinni in the starting 11 i expect arsenal to score at least 7

  • 120 Ash // Apr 24, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Think Gosling should stay on…I’m still curious to see what Pards can do if we get 3 or 4 new signings in and we have a full season with nobody leaving, except for strolla. And we should give the youngsters on loan a chance. They should have much more game time next season…but the way we play needs to improve drastically.

  • 121 ArmyNufc // Apr 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Can somebody tell me after having played 3 games recently, how has Dan Gosling impressed this year? :s

    His performances have been average at best along with the rest of the team.

    I am not questioning his ability as I do think he is a decent player but I don’t no how he can have impressed ‘this year’ in three matches!!!




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