Dan Gosling Interview: “It’s been a long time coming”.

Posted on January 19th, 2011 | 62 Comments |

Gosling: Fianally ready for action.
Gosling: Fianally ready for action.
With Newcastle United midfielder, Dan Gosling, finally on the mend, the versatile young midfielder / right back has been giving an interview to Sky Sports.

The 20 year old has been out for no less than nine months since he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in a game for his previous club, Everton. This happened in a collison with Wolves’ goalkeeper, Marcus Hahnemann.

Speaking on the length he has been out through injury, Gosling said:

Dan Gosling: “Yeah, I think it’s about nine months now and it’s been a long time coming.

“I feel like I’ve been at the club for a while but have only played five minutes so far.”

Though Gosling played 5 minutes in injury time against the Mackems, he has also played two further games since coming back. The first being a 70 minute spell in a behind closed doors game with Hibs, and the second in a reserves fixture against Wigan.

Gosling continued:

“But I’m feeling better in myself and I’m getting close to full fitness now, and hopefully will have many more minutes on the pitch soon.”

Sky Sports Reporter: “And what is the latest on the knee because it’s been a long road hasn’t it? At times a hard road?”

Dan Gosling: “Sometimes it’s been difficult and I’ve had to get a little break now and again from the same old routine.

“But it feels good, it feels nice and strong and I think I’m nearly ready now.”

Sky Sports Reporter: “And a good spirit in the camp now? Results going your way at the moment?”

Dan Gosling: “Yeah, we’ve started alright.

“It’s the second half of the season now, and if it’s anything like the first I’m sure we’ll be alright.”

“We’d be up around the middle of the table, which I think will stand us in good stead for next season.”

Gosling is now hotly tipped to feature for the club in Newcastle United’s next fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.

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62 Responses

  1. Ye he already made his debut, but might get his first start.

    Doubt he’s fit enough though to start

  2. Must admit I’m not sure about this lad at all, however lookin forweard to seeing him over the next 15 games and seeing what he can do,

  3. Newcastle finances in black and white.
    I suggest any fan of NUFC who is interested in the financial side of the club, from the Halls & Freddy to the present, to take a look at this blog.
    Fascinating reading !

  4. chuck says:
    January 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    “Newcastle finances in black and white.”

    Aye, I read that, Chuck, and you’re right. I kind of had a strange feeling of ‘deja vu’ when I did read it though, as if I’d read it somewhere before on different site, apart from Pardew stuff.

  5. He is an england u-21 and quite good control on the ball. Pedro says he has ability so thats good enough for me.

  6. Gosling ?
    Kinda like buying a pig in a poke, he`s quite young and was still only a prospect at Everton.
    But by all accounts was a good prospect.
    Where will he fit in ?
    No one seems sure of where he will fit in, guess we will have to wait and see.

  7. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    January 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    “Those figures in that post have been on here weeks/months ago.”

    Aye again, Clint. That’s the “deja vu” I was gannin’ on about. But I’ve been a keen follower of sites like NUFC finances, and have read the accounts when they are published etc.

  8. chuck says:
    January 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    “Where will he fit in ?”

    Well Chuck, Hughton seemed to like them versatile and able to fit into more than one place. But Routledge being sent off to QPR may hold a clue.

  9. The MOTD sages were suggesting that the ogliarch had fallen out of love with Chelski and didn’t want to splash out anymore so you are probably correct Davey.

    Whenever I have seen SWP playing he always seems to grafting hard for his team, he might look a different player with more pitch time, could be worth having on loan if that is the prospective deal.

  10. Workey
    Ermm ! not sure whats going on, kinda think we are going to sign someone to replace Routledge.
    As long as it`s a quality buy and not SWP got no problem with it, as i feel we lack quality in depth, something you need in this division.
    But have to say, it was sobering reading, the finances in black and white and perhaps I have been a tad severe on old Ashley over time.
    It`s a no brainer the days of high priced signings are behind us, at least until we have a decent season`s earnings, both in the EPL and hopefully by getting into europe as we did with Sir Bobby.
    Bye the way there was some interesting data on how other epl sides have fared financially.
    Of course we could have probably just asked Clint Flick,
    seeing as he was aware, weeks/months ago !

  11. Off topic lads, but just heard big AC not fit for sat :(
    Bad news that. Expecting to make Fulham away tho. Must have been some injury that. Ah well, there’s always shola to head high and Besty to shoot wide, and Ranger to warm the bench.
    Cant see us getting more than a point, but wor defense is going to take a battering.
    HWTL 0-0

  12. chuck says:
    January 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    “But have to say, it was sobering reading, the finances in black and white and perhaps I have been a tad severe on old Ashley over time.”

    I’ve always defended Ashley for his general financial approach to the club, especially in the wake of the Byker Beelzebub, and all the silly stuff about him as well. However he’s been a complete headbanger in other areas, like bringing Keegan back out of retirement (with or without Wise), lying about Hughton, then firing him and bringing in a gobshite manager of the third rank etc. He’ll have alot of trouble aquiring high quality managers and possibly other high level recruits at the club for some time to come.

    Ashley oot!

  13. Funny thing is…

    Nobody seems to like Ashley.

    Some of his decisions football wise are just shocking eg. Hughton sacking, Keegangate, I’m selling club, not selling club etc…

    However, since the relegation, things really do seem to be on the up.

    – our finances are finally under control
    – our squad is looking good, together and promising
    – our youth players are slowly trickling through
    – we arn’t wasting money on poor expensive flops

    I mean… considering he’s a total @rsehole, he really has done a decent job in the end hasn’t he? haha…

    Hughton still must take A LOT of the credit, but Ashley can’t be left out…

  14. Chuck,
    you only had to ask dood & i woulda pointed ya’ in the direction of the old ‘swiss rambler’.

  15. Although,
    it doesn’t take ‘rocket surgery’ to work out MA’s doing the right thing business wise. It does help some to see it in B & W & put into perspective like.

  16. spot on workie,wouldn’t trust that regime as far as i could throw them.i’ve never trusted them from day one,and nearly four years on,i trust them even less now.
    of course you can say the finances look better,when you spend virtually fook all,i wish people would take off the blinkers and wake up to these grubby,backstabbing,lying,coward conmen,messrs ashley and llambias.if the fans want to put up with a sports direct sweat shop,in the guise of a football club,then go for your lives,but you will fall on stony ground.
    all mike ashley and llambias do at newcastle are exercises in buying time for themselves,they are a couple of chancers,who have been lucky and got away with it somewhat this term.
    i wonder what the excuses will be during this summer,as to why no money will be spent.you can bet your bottom dollar they will pull some scam or other.
    total scum the two of them,and cowardly with it,the way they have treated people at this club,since they rocked up is a disgrace.i am counting the days until newcastle can be bought by someone with the ambition the fans deserve.

  17. TROJAN 69 says:
    January 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    “spot on workie”

    Thanks Trojan. My views on Ashley are quite complex in terms of “good” and “bad” things, especially after Shepherd. But he lost me for the last time with the Hughton fiasco. To look at a different club for a minute, West Ham, the porn people who own that club have gone down a similar road with the way they’ve treated Grunty Granty, then O’Neill wouldn’t touch the place with a bargepole. I know that alot of people on this site don’t have alot of time for Harry Redknapp, but he was astute enough not to touch Ashley and Llambias with a bargepole either. Ashley has destroyed his moment of serendipity with Hughton, he may not be as lucky again once he fires Pardew.

  18. worky – by assuming cashley will ‘fire’ pardwho? will also mean that NUFC will be in big trouble in the lge too.
    Lets hope not eh?
    The jury’s still out for sure, but lets hope for success and not failure. The old ticker cant take much more stress as it is.

  19. Beardsleys Boots says:
    January 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    “worky – by assuming cashley will ‘fire’ pardwho? will also mean that NUFC will be in big trouble in the lge too.
    Lets hope not eh?”

    I really do hope not, BB, just as I did when I saw the rejoicing at Keegan’s re-appointment. But I have the same feeling as I did back then. It may not happen straight away, but I can’t help thinking that it was a really bad move which will come back to haunt us in the long term.

  20. aye worky I kna wot u mean.
    The honeymoon is over now, the next two months are crucial, and some tough games ahead too.
    Hope I’m wrong n all but I feel we are gonna struggle to get up to the 40 point mark any time soon. :eek:

  21. come on Ice, divn’t blame the lad.We all know that’s how ya really feel anout JB :lol:

  22. Give AP a chance the bloke has only been here a few weeks and the team is looking better, what a load of tripe some of you write

  23. DAVE for that i have to let one of secrets out you told me about

    Daughter asks her Dad “Can my boyfriend stay over?” Dad shouts “Can he fu@k!” Daughter answers “Like a rabbit”,you did ask like dave :)


  25. Apparently Gary Glitter has applied for a Villa season ticket.
    He heard that the strikers are Young, Bent and maybe Keane!

    Apologies if you have heard it or it had been posted earlier!

  26. aaargh…..where was that one from Mick?……I know 5live said we were said to be very close to signing a striker last night.

  27. richietoon on some crappy website called footy.com so hopefully it’s made up.We don’t want some moody, big headed,over-rated(only by himself)player at the club,sounds like a poor mans Owen doesn’t he?

  28. Aye exactly….speaking of which I’ve seen a couple of links about the mackems being after Owen…here’s hoping they’re true.

  29. richietoon says:
    January 20, 2011 at 9:19 am

    “Aye exactly….speaking of which I’ve seen a couple of links about the mackems being after Owen…here’s hoping they’re true.”

    What if he rediscovers the old magic and starts banging ’em in for the Tramps, Richie?

  30. workyticket says:

    “What if he rediscovers the old magic and starts banging ‘em in for the Tramps, Richie?”

    How many goals can you score in three games WT ?

  31. Ireland loan beware.

    While we’re on the subject of transfers and Pardwho claimimg he can turn water into wine when it comes to difficult players like Ireland, I read this on the DM forum (so presumably most of you have as well) from a Citeh fan.

    I assume he has no axe to grind now that Ireland has left his club and joined another

    “All Newcastle fans should be aware that whilst Ireland is supremely talented, he is also an emotional basket case. He’s been a first team professional for almost six seasons yet has only held down a place for one. He performed brilliantly for Mark Hughes in 2008/09 but it was Hughes that dropped him as his game disintegrated again. His self imposed training routine became an obsession to such an extent that he was subbed and rushed to hospital with unexplained health problems during a League Cup tie and has not regained his form since. When he left City, it was everyone else’s fault but his own and he was delighted to be at Villa. In his own mind Ireland is always the best player on the books and if it’s not happening for him, it’s his teammates, manager, the tactics or too many flash cars in the car park but it is never, ever Stevie’s fault. Ireland is not the type of player a newly promoted consolidating side need in the trenches.He’ll go missing at the first opportunity.”

    If that basket case Pardwho brings in another basket case in the form of Stephen Ireland, it will surely signal the end of the Snide’s reign at this club ?

    Let’s hope it happens then :)