Young Australian Defender On 10 Day Trial At Newcastle


News that Melbourne Heart defender Curtis Good is on his way over to England for a trial with Newcastle United.

Curtis Good – to have 1-0 day trial at Newcastle United

The 19 year-old 6’2″ central defender,  is coming to Newcastle for a 10-day trial, so we suppose Newcastle also have scouts down under.

The left-footed central defender has looked good in his very first season in the A-League, and he joined the Heart from the AIS in February of last year, after he had looked impressive for AIS.

Curtis only tuned 19 last month,  and he has already played 3 times for the Australian U20 side, so he would be one for the future at Newcastle.

General manager John Didulica, whose club was founded four years ago,  confirmed the 19-year-old had just left for a trial at the famous St. James’ Park club, as he tweeted:

“Curtis Good left last night for a 10-day trial with EPL’s Newcastle United.”

Good has made 25 appearances with one goal for the Heart this season, as he replaced the departed Adrian Madaschi.

The ball-playing defender has just recently signed a multi-year contract  with the Heart, who unfortunately play in red and white stripes.

And as fate would have it,  Good made his debut for the Melbourne Heart against the Newcastle Jets in the first game of the 2011–12 Hyundai A-League season.

We’ll have to see how well this lad does at Newcastle over the next week or so.

Comments welcome.



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259 comments so far

  • duncandisorderly

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    awful shirt!

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  • Cal92

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #2

    When you say he has looked good in his first season, have you actually seen him play or have you heard reports he has looked good?

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  • zaktoon_swede

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #3

    take a look at this vid of toby alderweireld! it’s hard to judge the quality of a player by watching videos on youtube but this is quite tasty!! after watching this i’d prefer him over verthongen, and it seems like the ajax-supporters rate him higher aswell.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Ul_4D9tWM

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  • Dannyo

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    6,2 feet, he’s a big lad then. AP likes big lads it seems… *cough*

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  • cyprus

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #5

    What’s a ‘1-0 day trial’ Ed (see under pic)? Just kidding. Anyway, on the previous article, imagine a top talent Newcastle fan (Johnson) playing for his team, that would be something to see. Wonder why City don’t rate him…

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #6

    @cal92

    On the attack a bit there mate and in ed’s defence he has looked good enough to warrant a trail with nufc and a 20 000 mile round trip.

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t harm having look at him.

    Johnson, I can’t see it happening purely because of wages. I don’t think we would have a problem paying 10+ million for a player because as has been said by the club fees are now paid outright immediately . A wage of 80 thousand a week continues to drain you for 3/4 years. Can’t see any new signings getting offered more than 50/60K/wk

    On CB- I like the look of alderweireld, purely because he seems to have a penchant for smashing them in from 30 yards.

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  • Cal92

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah it did sound a bit agressive, didnt mean it like that ha! was just wondering if any of us had seen him on skysports or anything cos often people will say hes good just cos hes got a trial etc. Hopefully hes the next coloccini anyway!

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  • martoon

    Apr 16, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #9

    I didn’t realise we had scouts in Australia! Quite an adventure for the lad – could you imagine when you were 19 (a couple of years ago – cough cough) going to Australia for a football trial.

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  • ToonAndy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Imagine the options we could have if we bought the two defenders…

    Alderweireld—-Saylor—–Collo—-Santon

    Alderweireld—-Saylor—–Collo—-Vertoghan

    Santon—-Alderweireld—-Saylor—-Vertoghan

    Simpson—Alderweireld—Vertoghan—-Santon

    I could go on forever!… This would give us a much more flexible defence and we wouldn’t be too hard hit by injuries/suspensions/resting players..

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  • OoAhDembaBa

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Im from and live in Australia and this had come as a shock to me. I’ve watched him many a times over the course of this season and he’s done alright but he isn’t one I’d believe would make the cut.

    All be it, over the season he has played alongside another 19 year old defender and they did play quite well but the standard is different. He could possibly suit the Championship or lower leagues but maybe with our coaches he could improve hopefully.

    The Australian market does have a few hidden talents under their skin

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  • tdt

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Rather quiet on the blog today…

    Hope Wigan beat Arsenal tonight, but get a couple of red cards to key players so we can beat them more easily.

    Saturday will be massive in the “4th place race”. Mind, we could possibly be aiming for 3rd if Wigan win tonight, but that might be a bit too optimistic, but we’ll see in 7.5 hours time.

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  • Londtoon

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #13

    @11

    Based on your comments it would suggest perhaps he is one to potentially join under the new reserves squad that is to be invested in instead of challenging right away for a first team place.

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  • OoAhDembaBa

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #14

    @Londtoon

    Correct

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  • martoon

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #15

    OoAhDembaBa – Nice to read an opinion direct from the kangaroo’s mouth so to speak. I know there are other Australians on this blog (AussieToon comes to mind) be interesting to see there opinions as well.

    I was thinking – got to be one of the best jobs in the world – An NUFC scout in Australia 🙂

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #16

    This lad is a canny player,he was a first team player ! he was getting started before an Australian Defender,hopefully it goes well for him.

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #17
  • ToonAndy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Lads… Who is better… Hatem Ben arfa or Eden Hazard??

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Reckon Ben10 used to let Hazard clean his boots, it was an honour for him.

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  • TOON4LIFE_1

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Chelsea’s FA cup final has been scheduled 3 days before our game against them.
    They will rest a lot of their players, meaning we got a good chance of taking the game to them

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  • Southern Pride

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #21

    Harard is a right footed ben arfa.

    Btw if we nick CL, Letz dream we have a chance at hazard. hazard on one side ben arfa on the other n cisse to clean the mess up.. wow lez dream

    Lets buy his mate as well – Alderweireld

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  • ToonAndy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #22

    I have seen Hazard play and he is quality… But Benny has a spark… Everytime he gets the ball no one knows what could happen next…. Most people on this blog put Hazrd on 30+ million… What does that make Benny??

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  • Beattie25

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Who’s better John ruddy or julio cruz?

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  • TOON4LIFE_1

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #24

    Also, just wondering whats gonna happen to the reserve team? since we are dropping so many players. Does this mean we will pull out of the league, or are we gonna recruit loads of new players like this aussie dude.

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Beattie – random

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  • ToonAndy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #26

    I think Hazard would go for 15 million with a bit of graham carr magic… also if we could get the two ajax boys Jan Vertoghan and Weildereld (close enough) … Then that would do me … maybe throw in Luuk De Jong and his brother Siem De Jong?…. Am I asking too much ??? …. Maybe…

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #27

    We dont have any young centre defenders pushing for first team spots for the first time in years (Saylor, Ramage, Edgar, Kadar in the past.) so this could be good.

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  • pengy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #28

    i see Erik Pieters has broke his foot again and will be out for 3 weeks

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  • pengy

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #29

    in a cast for 3 weeks should i say *

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  • bollance

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Dont think we are after Vertonghen or Alderweireld. Think about it.. our targets are usually unkown to the press. The press have been all over Pardews trip claiming those two. Smoke screen.

    The other player on show for Ajax were

    Kenneth Vermeer
    Vurnon Anita
    Daley Blind
    Gregory van der Wiel
    Theo Janssen
    Derk Boerrigter
    Ismail Aissati
    Christian Eriksen
    Siem de Jong

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  • bollance

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #31

    My bet is on Vernon Anita (22) the left back, could be wrong but the way the last two transfer windows hve shaped up expect the unexpected!

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  • bollance

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #32

    In fact Pardew said it that we would sign a left footed defender although this may well be Eric Peiters

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Christian Eriksen is the kiddie, gets on the ball and makes things happen, however as much chance of getting him as us getting Hazard or Vertoghen, i wud think that Aberderwielderbelder wud be the one we are looking at, cant wait to get a shirt with his name on the back.

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  • MagPieMan

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #34

    This guy is a decent defender, he doesn’t do anything special but he is consistent and gets the job done. He doesn’t do anything that makes him stand out but the fact that he was a regular at the age of 18 and can handle the league is probably the reason we’ve got him on a trial. This is what I think our new youth players will be like, not from big clubs or big leagues but are playing regularly where they are and doing a good job. The scouts will be looking at these players and thinking about bringing them in and making them better and opefully good enough for the prem.

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  • check the toastie

    Apr 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Eric Pieters wont sign as he is a bit stiff, lacks pace and technique, his time has gone, forget him, i know from a gud source that he wnt be coming.

    Should go and get Baines and then switch Santon to other side, modern day full backs must be able to join in when we have the ball, this is why the top teams are so gud, so many more extra options.

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  • Korzic

    Apr 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Vertonghen will never sign for us because we wont pay Ajax’s value for him and he wants to go to Arsenal.

    Good’s looked alright playing for Heart. Decent defender like. Although watching A League matches is like watching Blue Sq. Premier.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #37

    If hes at Ajax, hopefully he has half an eye on Erikssen to ask Mike for a luxury buy for Champions league :D.

    As for a left back goes, im sure Carr has a few tricks up his sleeve. Maybe another bid for M’Bengue? We need a left footer, Santon is probably one of the most one footed players ive ever soon…still good though.

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  • tdt

    Apr 16, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #38

    Anyone think Wigan will beat Arsenal tonight? Or if it realistically matters to us? I think it does, if we beat Stoke and Wigan.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Apr 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #39

    He looks like a replacement for Tamas Kadar, who Alan Pardew blatently doesn’t have too much faith in. Hopefully Tamas Kadar will head out and this lad will fill his shoes. Sell Williamson for Douglas, buy one of the Ajax CBs, unbeatable defence with Erik Pieters and Santon at RB.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Totally off topic….whats happened to steve harper???????

    Earlier in the season he was in competition with Elliot for the bench, but in th epast few months since his loan month hes dropped completely off the radar?

    Dont even see him in training ground pictures anymore?

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