Englishman The First Player Out The Door At Newcastle


Dan Gosling will join Championship side Bournemouth, when his four year Newcastle contract runs out at the end of June, and he could help Bournemouth to a promotion push next season, as they finished handily in 10th place in the Championship with 66 points last season, and are managed by the young up-and-coming English manager Eddie Howe.

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

Dan Gosling – in action against Swansea

Dan arrived at Newcastle on a free transfer from Everton in June of 2010, when Chris Hughton was still our manager, and he was recovering from a serious ACL knee injury.

He made only one brief appearance in his first season for the first team in the league game at Sunderland, in January of 2011, and has since found it difficult to get games on Tyneside.

And in fact his best time at the club had been this year, after Yohan Cabaye was sold,  when he has started quite a few games and looked very decent in midfield.

The 24 year-old appeared 10 times last season and in total made only 36 appearances for the Magpies with one goal, over four years.

Dan went on loan to Blackpool this season, where he shone and played 14 times with two goals for the Tangerines.

So his most productive term of the last four years has been this season, where he’s played in 24 first team games with two goals.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe had this to say about Dan in the Bournemouth Echo:

“He is a box-to-box central midfielder who has lots of energy. He is very good technically and also has a goal in him,” 

“He is an attack-minded player who can do all disciplines of the game, so I think he will complement our team very well.” “We are looking to build all the time and I think he will give us different options as well.”

“We had to fight off some competition to get him and it is always a good sign when other clubs are interested.” “We are delighted he chose us ahead of them and I think he was attracted by our style of play and our vision for him.”

“So hopefully, it is a good match and we will both get what we are looking for from the signing.”

We wish Dan all the best on the south coast and in his future football career, and he should do very well at Bournemouth, and it’s likely they will be a Championship contender next season.

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36 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Heading back to the South Coast might be good for Dan, his mother will be closer so she can keep an eye on his gambling habits when the club fails to do so……

    In all seriousness, good luck to him, it didn’t exactly work out here. Injuries, too interested in the nights out etc. Hopefully the lad can get back to his football with the worst of his injuries behind him.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    This whole ‘not targeting the cups’ thing is getting on my wick. Even Rob Lee has chipped in. Sure, he was a fantastic NUFC player, but he doesn’t seem to be the brightest tool in the box…remember the rumour of how KK convinced him to join us?

    So people keep saying we didn’t take the tie against Cardiff seriously, when we rotated clear starters Krul, Remy, Cabaye, Colo and Debuchy for Elliot, Cisse, Anita, Saylor and Haidara. Hardly putting out the kids…

    In the same round, Everton rested Mirallas, Lukaku, Pienaar, Howard, Distin and possibly others (but won) while Southampton rested Rodriquez, Lallana and probably others (and just won) while West Ham put out virtually a youth team and got stuffed.

    Spurs appear to have put out close to a full strength team is Spurs and that was Sherwood’s first game in charge against Arsenal, so he had to really! But they lost to Arsenal who had rotated several players…

    So, blame the players for not beating Cardiff and until we put out a youth team (like West Ham did), then the arguments saying we don’t want to win a cup are just ridiculous.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes he has got A goal in him.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Graeme

    Correct from a fans perspective but not correct. Football has moved on, please read my post above.

    Either complain that the players didn’t beat Cardiff or complain that the FA doesn’t assign a CL place to the FA Cup so more clubs take it seriously. But don’t single out NUFC for doing what virtually every other PL club does.

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  • sweendog

    May 16, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    feel wick for him .. injuries affected him.. used to be a top class RB and centre midfielder ..
    still hopefully he’ll be replaced .. and I hope that all the players released are replaced, nevermind the so called 5 we need .. mike Ashley is playing with fire this year sticking with Pardew, unless he is backed heavily then the animosity from us with get extreme.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Lilongwe

    Ummm…not sensitive…just joining in.

    And the point was that to do it, they would have to permanently moderate it to remove the ridiculous comments that I mentioned. Too many mackems coming on to take the p*** and too many disgruntled toon fans coming on to make dodgy comments that could end up landing them in hot water…

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  • sweendog

    May 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7

    its not that we played our b team against Cardiff .. the problem is we don’t have a B team after leaving out our best players .. Ashley hasn’t created one .. this is the only problem we have with cup games, as most teams will put out B teams until later on in the competition.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    wynsleap

    When you start a comment with “In the Sun…” it loses all credibility. 99% of stuff in there is just made up rubbish.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #9

    JfA

    He’s not a very good boxer is he…no wonder Pardew didn’t look busted up! 🙂

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  • sweendog

    May 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    forgot to point out .. Pardew can’t have a B team anyway as he is tactically a f wit

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 16, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    No chance Benny would put a pastie down long enough to wobble himself upright and nut someone!

    Also the hypocrisy on here from some of you!
    Scum thug etc was what Pardew was labeled on here but if Benny does it good ya son?
    Behave Benny’s as bigger tw@ as Pardew is, neither deserve to be at this club

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    TDSarf,
    Seems like they’ve put a lot of work in to the misleading stats showing the detriment of a cup run.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #13

    sweendog

    Didn’t I disprove that? We’re not going to have an entire 11 of first team players behind the first 11 – only the CL clubs can justify and afford that, but MYM, Saylor, Dummett, Haidara, Anita, Cisse, Shola, HBA, Elliot are all first team players who played bit-parts this year. We have others like Marv, Obertan and Sammy too who have played in the first team.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14

    JfA

    Not misleading. But a misleading question. The question was whether it was “worth” having a cup run. The club answered that in terms of financial “worth”. Probably not what the fan was asking…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    Misleading nonetheless
    http://www.nufc.com/

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #16

    JfA

    Here’s the problem with the fans forum…I believe every single one of the club representatives are business people. Finance, PR or whatever. Whereas probably only a few (or none) of the fans asking questions are business people.

    So the fans are asking football questions and the club is replying in a business manner. Now, I get that because I’m a businessman but not every fan will.

    Now, that’s not me being patronising toward any fans, in fact I’m being critical of the club. How is the club supposed to engage with the typical fan when they are talking a different language to most of them?

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  • Graeme

    May 16, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #17

    TDS @ 4. If the club’s stated objective is not to compete for the FA or League Cup – why enter it in the first place? NUFC is more than capable of competeing but it may require a few better players, or a few more players than we now employ.
    It is the “Better players, or a few more players” that the club are not prepared to sanction. God $ is the mantra – cheap as possible the goal.
    We are now a sham of a club.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #18

    It is amazing that any club would commission research into why a cup run is a bad thing, let alone vocally publicise that they have done so.

    Since the 1999/2000 season, 18 teams outside of the top 6 have made it to a cup final. 3 have been relegated. One of those were also deducted 9 points to ensure relegation. To put it a different way, of the 45 teams to have been relegated since 99/00, only 3 made it to a cup final.

    Many managers actually cite good cup runs as stimulating an upturn in form thanks to the confidence and the positivity it brings, but hey let’s listen to the figures and statisticians rather than these football people.

    Yeah we didn’t put out a bad side, and we may have been looking to win that game, but that doesn’t change the fact the club look on cup runs with caution.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Oh my word!

    What does the club have to do in order for “IT” to believe they are not interested in cup competitions?

    Say the cups are not a priority? Research how many clubs have been relegated after winning one? State the money isn’t worth it? State that even if safe they still aren’t worth it?

    Oh they already have……..fcuking dimwit!

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  • Wayayman

    May 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #20

    If Van Gaal takes over at Man U, maybe Ashley will wake up to the fact that a good coach will bring out the vey best in a squad of players. Ferguson did it, martinez does it, Rodgers did it last season -although I think he might have just hit a lucky streak with all the players vying for their World Cup places so next season will really tell us how good he and Liverpool are.

    I don’t care about who is leaving the club this summer unless it’s Pardew, Stone and Carver. Old school dinosaurs with outdated training methods and inadequate football philosophies.

    I’d be happy if Pardew left and we got a more progressive coach who built the team from Academy up – even if it meant that we struggle for a few years to stay in the league but at least competed rather than just trying to counter attack against better sides.

    I really dislike Ashley, but Pardew is more out of his depth the longer he stays in the job.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #21

    TDS,
    Bobby Moncur sits on the fans forum as well.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Lilo
    Spot on mate, the fact they invested serious time into researching how winning a cup is bad thing is beyond ridiculous

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #23

    JfA

    So as a businessman and a NUFC fan, I do get the answer but it was the wrong answer. Something along the lines of “In the modern Premier League era every club’s first focus will be the league, either staying in it or qualifying for European competition. As such, every club uses their squad to rotate players in cup matches in order to keep key players fit and fresh for crucial league games. However, every squad that we put out for every match is put out with the intention of winning the game. It should be pointed out that in all cup games last year, our squads were predominantly made up of first team players and obviously we would love to win a trophy at NUFC. We will continue to rotate our squad while attempting to win every game and the league will continue to be our main priority, just like every other club.” would have been better.

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  • Wayayman

    May 16, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Lilongwe @18, they just have to look down the road to see what positive effect a good cup run can have on a poor league season.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #25

    Graeme

    Because that isn’t their stated objective. So you should stop banging that same old tired drum.

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  • Wayayman

    May 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #26

    Oh, and I think by ‘commission a report’ they probably mean some tw@t intern has looked at Wikipedia on his lunchbreak. They can’t have really ‘commissioned’ this ‘report’ as it’s factually incorrect and utter bollocks. If they did pay for it, they’ll be asking for their money back.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Wayayman,
    That was my thought last year. Total clear out (Manager, coaches, players) and build the side around a few senior experienced pro’s, one of which a top striker, and the rest kids looking to develop and learn. Yeah, it would have meant 1 maybe 2 seasons of transition, but at least I could see purpose and direction. Now is drifting into nothingness.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #28

    Every PL club invests time and money into assessing the most cost effective ways of allocating its resources! They would be fools not to! Everything is about money these days…don’t blame that on Ashley or NUFC, blame that on the FA and the Premier League who created this behemoth.

    But most clubs wouldn’t discuss that with fans…because frankly, fans aren’t shareholders just interested in the profitability of the club, they are interested in the football.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #29

    Maybe if they showed the same passion when trying to sign players as they do when researching and coming out with excuses of why a cup run is a bad thing then maybe we’d do ok in this window!

    Highly doubt it though!

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  • Graeme

    May 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #30

    TADS but NUFC are now beyond ridiculous.

    If MA could get similar levels of exposure for his SD tat shop, without having to pay 11 numpties to run raround on a pitch for 90 minutes – there would NOT be a team employed at all.

    We are an advertising outlet, not a football club.

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  • 70TWO

    May 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #31

    TDS / JFA

    I was perturbed by the statement based on this study, whilst it is true that there is a 50% chance of clubs being relegated there is also information to be gleaned as to why 50% successfully avoid relegation. Surely these are the pertinent facts that NUFC should be taking from this study, rather than ‘closing the door’ on any attempt at a cup run.

    It may be yet another PR mistake as of course staying in the PL is the prime target for any club, but the way it is presented drains any belief or pride in the club and makes it less attractive to potential new players.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 16, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #32

    Yes every club looks into why losing is a good thing…

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    May 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #33

    Lilongwe

    Ok, but it’s not as if the forum is comprised of manager, captain, a proper DoF/chairman, the head of youth coaching, assistant manager and one or two from the business side is it…

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  • 70TWO

    May 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #34

    I am with Rob Lee that the FA Cup home games should be avoided by fans, but judging on what has previously happened supporters will still be taking their seats.

    Form a picket line on all the gates up to kick off?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #35

    TDSarf,
    That’s my problem, as just an electrician I couldn’t possibly understand that the club are only interested in making money and that misleading fans is just part of the game, of course in the business world if someone is stupid enough to buy duff shares then they deserve it.

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  • 70TWO

    May 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #36

    TDS – as with the Europa games, all cup games are a chance to use the whole squad or give games to players who need bringing up to form, these are the practicalities for the manager. However, to say that cup runs are not cost effective or increases the potential for relegation is a facade, or a very thin excuse which betrays the under lying reasons why the squad is not competitive in all competitions.

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