Departing Midfielder Believes Newcastle Didn’t Give Fair Chance
Along with Shola Ameobi, towards the end of last season I kept having a bad feeling that Newcastle would end up offering another contract to Dan Gosling.
The midfielder had shown absolutely nothing in his four years to suggest he had remotely anything to offer in the Premier League.
However, when Alan Pardew gave Gosling a run of four starts in as row in April, you had to think that surely the only reasoning of playing him instead of giving young up and coming players a game, was that they were persevering with the former Everton player.
Thankfully those fears proved false as Dan Gosling was given his P45 and has been picked up by Championship side Bournemouth.
Gosling though has been speaking about his time at Newcastle United and claims that some at Newcastle still highly rated him, plus he believes he wasn’t given a fair chance at St.James’ Park;
“I really enjoyed my time at Newcastle but every football player wants to play and unfortunately I didn’t play as much as I’d have liked.
“I don’t think I had the fairest of chances but that is football, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
“They recruited top class internationals like Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote so it was hard to get them out of the team.
“A few people behind the scenes probably thought differently about me and thought I could offer something, it was on e of those things and now I move on.”
That run of four starts in April kind of sum up Gosling’s Newcastle career, United lost all of them, with Swansea, Arsenal, Stoke and Manchester United all taking three points off United.
While he didn’t get to start many matches at Newcastle through injury and a lack of ability, the fact that the team in four years never won a single Premier League game when Gosling started, is reason enough to me as to why he didn’t deserve another day at St.James’ Park.
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