Newcastle Is A Great Club With Amazing Fans

Dan Gosling’s time at Newcastle just didn’t work out, and he was unable to make the starting eleven over the four years he was at Newcastle, but during his time on Tyneside he never complained, and went about his work like a true professional, and he was no trouble at all to manager Alan Pardew.

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Dan Gosling – in action against Manchester United

Dan will move to Bournemouth this summer, and they are now an up-and-coming club under young manager Eddie Howe, and they must have a decent chance of promotion next season in the Championship.

We knew Dan loved his stay on Tyneside, and on the Newcastle web-site, he’s said some nice things about the club and his time on Tyneside:

“I’ve enjoyed my time here but my only disappointment was the lack of playing time. That is frustrating for any footballer,” “But Newcastle is a great club with amazing fans. I have enjoyed my time and will always look out for the results.”

“Every player wants to play week in, week out, and I am no different.” “I have found a club that suits me, where I believe I can fit into the system well and hopefully I can have a good future there.”

“In football you always have ups and downs.” “Things go for you at some clubs, and at others it doesn’t. This (Newcastle) is probably one of those things in football that happens.”

“It’s not for a lack of trying. The competition was good and the season we finished fifth we were winning most weeks, so you can’t change a winning team. I know that.”

“I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a great set of lads, and have made some really top friends, both in terms of players and staff.” “I’ve built some really good relationships but it’s just a shame that the football side of things hasn’t worked out how I would have liked it to.”

“My character has always been the same – I’ve always worked hard and kept belief,” “I’ve never been the sort of guy who doesn’t train properly or takes his foot of the gas if things aren’t going my way.”

“I’ve been working hard behind the scenes, came in every day looking forward to training and slowly but surely I got in the team.” “Unfortunately it was probably too little, too late.”

“I wasn’t involved too much at the start of the season and found it very, very difficult.” “Then an opportunity arose to go on loan for three months, and I had to take that for my own benefit.”

“I went to Blackpool, did well, scored a couple of goals and played more than ten games in a row for the first time in a long time.”
“That did me the world of good and I came back and was knocking on the door a little bit more.”

“Towards the end of the season I found myself in the team, so it’s been a bit of an up and down season.” “I’ve played more games this year than probably the last three combined. So it has been a positive for me and I’m looking forward to improving on that again at my new club.”

Those are (very) good and truthful words from the 24 year-old former England U21 International, who’s a class act, and he leaves Newcastle on a high note with best wishes from the fans – even though it just didn’t work out for him at Newcastle United, for whatever reason.

We hope it works out big time for Dan at Bournemouth, where he could become a key player for The Cherries in what could be a promotion season coming up.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • toon kk

    May 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Good luck to Gosling in the championship, that’s where half of our squad should be.

  • Shot Bru

    May 17, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Toonkk…the championship is exactly where our squad will be next season

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 17, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew does love a good ol’ slogger.

  • Malta Mag

    May 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Watch out for all the generous best wishes to Gosling from our bloggers, having hounded the lad for these past 3 years or whatever. I liked the look of him when he was given a game but you won’t see him at his best unless you decide on his role and give him playing time.

  • nut meg

    May 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Just like to say good luck to Gateshead today in the play off at Wembley.All the best boys give it your best shot.

  • beermonkey

    May 17, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #6


    he spent so long injured I don’t think he was ever in pards plans
    he came with a big potential tag when he arrived
    I think most wer happy at the time but so many injuries hampered his time with us, I can see why we cut our losses with him, but if he stays injury free he will do well I bet

  • wynsleap

    May 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed – you say “We knew Dan loved his time here as a player”. Is that a fact or a guess?
    You also regularly say things like “So and so is a good man”,”So and so is a true professional”, “So and so is really happy at the club” etc.
    How do you know all this? Do you have some inside knowledge or do you mistakenly think that everything is in the garden is rosy at this shambles of a club?
    You also talk constantly about Mike, Alan and Lee when you should be giving them their surnames as they haven’t earned our familiar estimation in the same way as Kevin and Big Al did.
    Just small points Ed but something that really irks me.
    Maybe I’m getting too old.

  • seancavaz

    May 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #8

    will always look out for the results.”….coz he’s checking we haven’t botched his accumulator lol

  • nut meg

    May 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #9

    today tomorrow even………senior moment.

  • geordie157

    May 17, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Good luck Gosling, you’ll do well at Bournemouth, nice ladies on the beach there too!!

    Who’s next out the door?

    And good luck Gateshead tomorrow, hope they get decent support too.

  • Tayls

    May 17, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Goodluck Gos, wasnt good enough for us unfortunately.

    Hope Gateshead do well tomorrow. After 23 years of life, finally contemplating giving up on Newcastle and maybe follow Gateshead instead.

    What are peoples thoughts on continuing support for our great club? Do we accept we will now be treated as a Wigan, Villa, Westham quality side?

    What can we as supporters do to move forward as footballing fans?

  • theartfuldodger

    May 17, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #12

    2 out
    0 in

  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    May 17, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #13

    This really sort of sums up the club. For quite a few of the games after January this season we were playing Gosling instead of Cabaye.

    Now he’s gone to Bournemouth.

    All because we don’t replace anyone properly at the right time.

    Good luck to him, injuries didn’t help him but not sure if he was ever the goal scoring midfielder that I think he and Pardew wanted him to be

  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    May 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #14


    I’ll be supporting my hometown in the FA Cup Final today. Hull – a team bottom of division 3 just 10 years ago, surpassing anything this club is likely to do for the foreseeable future.

    Anybody that still attends St James’ is a complete moron and nobody will convince me otherwise.

  • Ian Toon

    May 17, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #15

    wynsleap- What a daft post. If that’s all you have to complain about Ed and the blog! May I respectfully suggest that you do have an old mindset. If you read Ed’s article you will see that Dan actually praises players and club. Ed expresses a personal opinion/ view which a large majority posting do, based upon a belief and judgment but without complete certainty. We never really know anyone but we form a subjective view.

    I posted yesterday comparing and contrasting the likes of Ashley with the fan/chairman/owner types of Kenwright and Levy. Interesting to read today that Levy has informed the Spurs Supporters Trust that the club will consider ground sharing whilst their new Northumberland Park project/stadium is built. Levy really is a good communicator as he has said that the 2017 completion date is looking tight and could well be delayed. There’s something to be said for working with the fans.

  • jimiley

    May 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #16

    This club is not fit for purpose as the ownership has publicly stated that it is not trying to win anything. What is the purpose of its existence except to make money for the owner? What is the aim of an owner who tells the fans that the club is not trying to win anything? Which club has ever said that before? Incredible!!!! The owner is taking away our hopes and dreams. A deliberate policy to destroy the soul of the club. And boy is it working.!!! STAY AWAY.


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