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Mention the name Dan Gosling to an Evertonian and most will only shake their head in despair.
Two years ago, he was one of England's brightest products. In and around the Toffees starting lineup, he was involved in the national setup at the under-21 level and having scored a memorable Merseyside derby winner, he was serenaded by Everton fans at every opportunity.
It seemed his career was only going one way.
Fast forward two years and he is now suddenly at the bottom of Alan Pardew's midfield pecking order, having started just one game in his two years away from Everton.
With his agent managing to find a loophole in his contractual situation, which allowed him to speak to other clubs, Gosling chose to accept a better wage packet at Newcastle and leave the club that had helped nurture him through to Premier League standard.
Had he remained at the Toffees, he certainly would have been a far more prominent performer, and given this year's FA Cup semifinal team, it's not an unreasonable assumption to suggest he would have started at Wembley.
One wonders if he still appreciates the extra money his agent found him.
Ahead of Monday's game, Newcastle are suffering a mini injury crisis, increasingly the likelihood of Gosling actually being involved at some stage.
An unused substitute in last season's contest, should he get an opportunity to feature this time, it would be his first appearance back on Goodison Park turf. If so, expect a mixed reaction from a once revering crowd.