This Newcastle United midfielder faces an uncertain future

Dan Gosling in action against Maritimo in the Europa League

Gosling – Arrived on Tyneside with high hopes but injuries hampered progress

I remember the day Dan Gosling arrived at Newcastle United. We had managed to secure him on a free transfer from Everton after the Merseyside outfit failed to negotiate a new contract. Gosling arrived with potential, a decent passing range and even the odd goal – who can forget his 120th minute winner against Liverpool in the cup only a few years ago?! However since his arrival, injuries have hampered every opportunity he managed to get. I’m not actually the exact injury he is carrying or has been carrying for quite a while, but I believe it is something to do with his right knee. Many of you might actually forget, but Gosling scored for NUFC last season in our 1-3 away defeat to Manchester City. It was a phenomenal … Continue Reading …

Mike Ashley and the NUFC board deserve credit for French haulings

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley alongside MD Derek Llambias attend a game

Ashley – Introduced a ruthlessness to the transfer market for the first time

When Adam le Fondre smashed home his second goal of the game at a bitter St.James’ Park, a cold, hard realisation reverberated all the way from the Milburn Stand to the desks of Newcastle United’s hierarchy. NUFC were sinking, and well and truly mired in a relegation battle for the second time in four years. Something needed to be done about it, the same mistakes made in 2009 could not be repeated in 2013. Newcastle United needed new players, and by the quantity or else, Pardew and his questionable tactics could find the northeast outfit dumped into the nPower Championship, and miss out on that lucrative pot of gold that is … Continue Reading …

Time for Alan Pardew and the players to show their NUFC passion

Alan Pardew on the touchline at Old Trafford

Pardew – Facing arguably the biggest challenge of his managerial career

When Newcastle United began the 2012/13 Premier League campaign, the world ‘relegation’ would not have existed in the same sentence. As we near the half way mark of January 2013, every single tabloid, broadsheet and blog is talking about the real possibility of Newcastle United finding themselves in the bottom three of the Premier League come May. With Demba Ba – NUFC’s leading goalscorer – departing for Chelsea, and the well documented unhappiness of captain Fabricio Coloccini all coming to the fore at the start of the New Year, Alan Pardew has … Continue Reading …

Demba Ba debacle blown out of proportion – he’s happy at NUFC

Demba Ba celebrates after scoring his second goal against Everton

Ba – Showed absolute steel coming off the bench to rescue point for ailing Mags

There’s usually no better feeling in football than scoring in the dying seconds to achieve a result that looked virtually impossible. When Victor Anichebe powered home Everton’s second goal, it looked as if they were on course to take a deserved three points on an emotional night at Goodison. Unfortunately for Moyes’ men, they hadn’t read the script. TheĀ otherĀ substitute of the night, Demba Ba, wasn’t finished just and thanks to a chest-on from Shola Ameobi – the Senegalese man prodded home a priceless equaliser to make it 2-2. Pulsating stuff. … Continue Reading …