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Newcastle nab Gosling. Good riddance.
by Ed Bottomley

Sky sports are reporting that Dan Gosling has finally moved to Newcastle for free. I’m finished with the anger, not hugely disappointed in losing him as a player anymore, but still apoplectic with rage about the money he took off us. If he recovers in time, he’ll be able to come to Goodison for a nice welcome, after that I fully expect him to sink without a trace.

If you have a gentleman’s agreement and then back out of it you are neither a gentleman nor worth having an agreement with in the first place. Good riddance.

Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist. Follow me on Twitter @Dixies60

12 Comments

Aww another jealous Everton fan. Your raging he took money off you? Its about time someone stole something off the scowsers like.

by Mark on Jul 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm


Newcastle continue to recruit players of dubious character. Back in the day it was by gazumping players everton were interested in, by offering loads more wages. What did they end up with? Mercenaries.

Now they tap up a player who has proven himself – by his betrayl of a verbal agreement – to be of low character. What will the result be of a team of shysters, back stabbers and mercenaries.

Well lets put it this way, they’ll be lucky to stay up.

deluded Geordies – you aren’t gonna win anything with this ugly duckling. Without Moyesies tutelage he’ll sink without a trace along with the other inbred geordie turds.

by Liam on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm


“with the other inbred geordie turds”,”they’ll be lucky to stay up”, “you aren’t gonna win anything with this ugly duckling” and “a team of shysters, back stabbers and mercenaries”

…I take it you’re not bothered that he is leaving then? 😉

Funny, funny people

by Ellia Toroono on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm


I agree with the article. Gosling will never amount to any more than a regular for the lesser teams of the premier league. He will never be a talent that could start for Chelsea or United, or for England for that matter. But the £3m does wrangle with me the way that Everton’s finances are.

He showed a lot about himself, leaving the club that nurtured him to premier league standard by breaking an agreement, just so he could get a big signing bonus.

Whatever he goes onto become as a player (and I don’t think that it will be much), he will always have this blemish on his character as a money-grabbing, deal-breaking little ****.

If he treats the team that brought him into the premier league like this, then Newcastle fans are dilusional if they think that he’ll treat them any better. I’m sure three-years from now, they’ll be commenting on stories similar to this about Gosling betraying them. Because let’s be honest about this move, there were no positives for Gosling about going to a smaller, less-established, never-won-anything, newly-promoted team ahead of staying with the fourth most successful club in English football history with a recent youth record that includes the likes of Rooney, Jeffers (ruined once he left Everton), Rodwell, Michael Ball, even Tony Hibbert, apart from to get more money.

This was all about the money for Gosling. And if that’s his character, then good riddance to him. The £3m would have been nice, but other than that it’s no loss.

by Jro on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm


How bitter are you evertonians? It’s embarrassing. You praise a player one min and then slag him off and the club he goes to after. It’s so childish. Newcastle are 6th or 7th overall best team in premier league positions since it started. Hardly a small club. They have played plenty of champions league an uefa cup football in the last ten years and attract more fans than everton. It’s a no brainer for any youngster. Why do you think they keep leaving you?

by Ryan on Jul 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm


I’m glad he’s leaving now that he’s shown his true colours. same as I’ll be glad to be rid of Newcastle come the end of the season.

In the meantime its a safe 6 points from you lot, and it’ll be fun watching you all bleat and cry as your team of knobheads gets relegated again.

You didn’t win anything with Shearer, what’s a player that had about 8 starts last season gonna do, other than what most players come to Newcastle to do.

Cash a big fat cheque whilst on easy street.

by Liam on Jul 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm


Ryan, where do you get your facts from? 6th or 7th most successful team in the premiership? You have won nothing in over forty years. In the five years previous to your relegation you were constantly hovering above the relegation places. As for the bitter comment, what hypocrisy! How many managers have you gone through in the last ten years? Gullit, Robson, Souness,Roeder,Allardyce, Keegan, Kinnear and Shearer, all came on a wave of support then because they havent delivered top place inside three games the fans turn on them quicker than you can say Jackie Milburn! Ditto your chairmen and the numerous players who had the cheek to leave you for success. As for more fans, you do happen to be the only club in your city, plus if as expected you are fighting yet another relegation battle lets count the empty seats together.

by Gareth Fieldstead on Jul 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm


Truth is £25k a week for him is a joke. He’s crocked and never looked the best. Newcastle are throwing money at him because he’s a Moyes protege. If this was Rodwell however…

by RZA on Jul 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm


If you dearch for the overall premier league table Newcastle are 8th, only 1 behind Everton. Hardly a million miles away. Also we were in the championship last season and still brought in a huge fanbase. more than most premiership clubs. I would hardly call us a small club or a massive step down. I would hardly say we turned on Keegan and Robson, they were terrible board room decisions. and how many times have Everton fans said Moyes has outstayed his welcome? You hear it time and time again. Also the last 7 seasons before relegation were…4,3,5,14,7,13,12, hardly continuosuly hovering above the relegation zone is it? Im not saying us fans done live ina fantasy world sometimes but you cant act like a player leaving you and coming to us is outrageous and unthinkable

by Ryan on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:11 pm


I think Everton fans have a right to be furious that a young man who they spent £2m on at 18 and then nurtured till his contract ran out, has just upped sticks and gone to a club who searching to find themselves again, after a couple of years of turmoil that has dropped a very large local fanbase in the 2nd tier last year.

The fact they came straight back up sitting on over 100 points – without 10 or so of the failed so-called playing professionals that dropped them in league 2 tells you they are putting their house in order.

Dan Gosling was obviously miffed at something about Everton. Man U’s young stars don’t do that.

But Gosling has gone to a big club (plenty European and CL footy, huge gates, even in old league 2, a place that live and breathes the beautiful game). He can see the vision that Chris Hughton is moulding.

Moyes paid almost £2m for this kid two years ago – don’t minimise his abilities that he’s just another money-grabbing journeyman. This kid will reach for the stars, and he’ll get chances later this season to start.

Everton are a well respected club, but guys – don’t think other clubs can’t command respect from young players as well.

by Billy Ellwood on Jul 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm


Here we go again the bar codes are back in the big time so we have to suffer there uneducated fans talking rubbish. What you people fail to understand that its is not that you are feeding from the scraps off our table thats upsetting us, its the loyalty aspect of this
Things have changed rapidly since early May when Gosling said of Everton: “There’s no other club I’d rather be at.” (Guardian quote, thats a national paper that doesn’t have red at the top Geordies)
Are you getting the picture now. Ryan we have a saying at Everton “In Moyes we trust”, so your remarks about him outstaying his welcome are dillusional and the typical rantings of someone who just doesn’t understand Everton football club. If Gosling has left to play football then fine, but in light of that remark I would suggest he will nicely fit in the Emre, Owen, Parker mould, i.e. only for there for the money!

by Mark on Jul 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm


all of this geordie bashing over a transfer is disgusting and bordering on xenophobia. It’s un-called for and it’s showing a shameful side of some of your “holyier than thou” scouse people.

by paul y on Jul 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm


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