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.
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.