Reports Newcastle Have Signed Australian Curtis Good

Melbourne Heart defender Curtis Good is being reported to have signed for Newcastle United  by the US sports news organisation Fox Sports, which is part of Sky Sports, and it is now being picked up by other sports outlets.

Curtis Good – signed by the Magpies

The news coming through is that the 19 year-old 6’2″ youngster, who is left-footed,  has been signed by Newcastle for $600K –  which is around £360K  if  that’s US dollars or £440K if it’s Australian dollars – and that the deal has now been completed.

Curtis was on Tyneside in April, and his initial one week trial was extended and he stayed for 10 days, and although no contract was forthcoming at that time, it seems that Newcastle and Alan Pardew were impressed with the Australian youngster.

The news last week was that Newcastle were very keen on the youngster, and after his trial,  Newcastle had sent a letter to him saying they were impressed with his performances while he was on Tyneside.

Curtis only joined Heart in February of last year,  but last season played 25 times with 19 starts, and was impressive at the back.

Australia are bringing some good players through these days, and there’s a few of them in the Premier League already,  and Good was outstanding in his debut season in the Hyundai A-League.

Good’s trial was even extended at Newcastle, and he spent the last few days training with the senior side, under the guidance of  the Magpie’s top manager Alan Pardew, who seems to have been greatly impressed with the youngster.

Good will go straight into the first team pool at Newcastle, and we expect he will be reporting to training next week at Benton.

Curtis will then be in a fight with Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson for a center-back berth, but he has plenty of time to come through on Tyneside.

If the news is true, and we think it is, he becomes the second player signed by Newcastle this summer, following free agent Romain Amalfitano, the French 22 year-old winger,  through the door.

If indeed Newcastle have signed the 19 year-old,  there should be some news coming through on Newcastle’s official web-site to confirm the deal.

Curtis could be another good buy for Newcastle (excuse the pun – but I couldn’t resist it), and he fits exactly the profile of young players with talent, who can be brought through to the first team on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

187 comments so far

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #1

    England were not good but we are far from the worst team.

    There is no reason players should give the ball away as much as they did. That was poor and something Roy cannot plan for.

    England were set up to counter but the problem was our full backs tucked in and the wingers droppe back. This meant whenever we had the ball only the strikers were up field and the wingers had to run the length of the pitch to join in with attacks.

    That’s the reason the players looked so tired.

    I think we need To show a bit more intent in games. Defending well is a skill but most teams can defend if they don’t offer an attacking threat.

    The German manager came out today and said England can be hopeful.

    He mentioned it was only 5/6 years ago Germany played boring, defensive football then they decided to go out to win every game. They brought through the talented younger players and focused on keeping the ball and attacking at pace.

    We might not be as good but players like Wilshire, the ox, cleverly will be coming through hopefully over the next couple years.

    There is no reason to say England can’t improve in the next world cup and have a chance in 4 years time at the euros.

  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jun 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    For 600k, jobs a good un 🙂

  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 28, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    Nice one! I think if we’re gonna sign luuk de jong it’ll be in the next 72 hours, or he’ll be away to germany. I think carr and pards want him too much to just let him slip away…

  • geordiesteve520

    Jun 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #4

    I am sorry, but what the hell has that got to do with anything remotely related to NUFC and this article?

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    If he has impressed in 3 weeks he has something about him.

    Others on trial haven’t been followed up so he must have stood out.

    Hope he settles well and is nearly first team ready.

  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #6

    It was from a previous article and comments on it, just had chance to post of now


    Jun 28, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Then lets see him holding a black and white shirt until then I trust no one

  • Spoof

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #8

    If we have signed him based upon his trial performance then why did we not sign him then, why let him go to another club and spend £360k, I know its not a lot of money, but its better in our coffers than someone else’s

  • dmac

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #9

    The trial was a trial with the intention of buying. He hasnt moved to another club.

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #10

    If true, I hope he settles in well at the club. 5th Choice Cb?

    5. Curtis Good

  • Spoof

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #11

    Thank you dmac, I assume he was already at Melbourne Heart when he came for the trial, that explains it, cheers m8.

  • dmac

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #12

    He has been signed as a youngster with prospects id imagine. I would be very surprised if he gained first team football this coming season.

  • OTP

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #13

    I haven’t seen him play but sounds good for that price! Encouraging stuff.

  • dmac

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #14

    No worries mate, i imagine its very similar to the Situ situation at swansea, loaned with an option to buy, which has been taken up so that the player can become part of the youth setup here.

    I could of course be miles off and that is my opinion but as i said before i doubt he has been bought in as first team rotation. Id love to be proven wrong by the lad.

  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Why not go for Middlesbrough’s Rhys Williams, he is out of contract soon and is better than the Championship Imo

  • Swede

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry to be picky but I do not understand why we keep missing Lubomir Satka, a 16 year old, slovakian CB that signed for us in May. So this is the third signing of the summer…

  • Beattie25

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #17

    So that takes our total net spend to 360k!

    Business is done, bring on the season!!

  • dmac

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #18

    We are going to bring a lot of youth in during this window as we need to rebuild almost the entire academy after those released. They are being overlooked as their not first team.

  • Sazzer

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #19

    I hope we jump the train on Luciano Narsingh when it start moving since his transfer fee seem to be rather low considering him making 22 assist last season.

  • Spoof

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Just had a look on Fox sports, can’t find any reference to the signing anywhere ?

  • Spoof

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Thank you Offkey

  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Not knocking the lad but didn’t someone one here from Oz say he was poo?

  • markmac

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #24

    @16 i cant remember that being announced? i take it he’ll be for the ‘development squad’, maybe weve signed a few more development players that we havent heard about? because i was expecting a few more youngsters by now

  • dmac

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #25

    The satka deal happened a while back thats why, he played in the tourney in china.

  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Sazzer, been sayin that for a while mate, if he goes to fulham for under 5 mill ill be ragin

  • nufc786

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #27

    um if i got a bit immature during the last post….. im sorry just wanted a bit of a laugh…. but i will not do it again if people find it annoying or immature….

  • ashwin say's

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #28

    @swede coz he is brought for academy not for 1st team and we lack depth in squad .
    I think this is best time to push forward as everything is under control,so get some quality in by going over the line and get your due respect mr.cashley

  • Grafton83

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #29

    So that’s signing number 2 and the window isn’t even open yet. Can’t wait to see who else we bring in, our recent history in the market just makes it even more interesting.

  • ashwin say's

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Talking of reserves in my opinion
    jak alnwickk
    remie streete
    brad inman
    fergusion and vucKiCK can come handy this season they have all the making ……….

  • pizzicatochan

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #32

    We may have a lot more options in the CB area for now: Saylor, Williams, Colo, Perchinho, Good, Streete, Satko… Do we really need that Belgian guy, or another Belgian guy?

  • nufc786

    Jun 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #33
  • ToonAndy

    Jun 28, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Pizzi – If the different between the “belgian guy” and good or perch was the difference between 8th and 4th then yeah… It’s pretty importabt

  • geordiesteve520

    Jun 28, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #35

    @24 It was announced when the new academy intake was announced:

  • davybtoon

    Jun 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #36

    It’s actually about 5th or 6th signing bcoz we signed rolando arons from Bristol city n booth from Blackburn aswell another cb

    Some Aussies on twitter reckon good is the real deal like in will challenge for first team straight away could b like bassong young kid but come straight in to the first team

  • nufc786

    Jun 28, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #37

    if carr and pardew rate this lad highly then i trust this lad to make the first team

  • chris_g

    Jun 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #38

    I sometimes wonder why I ever bother reading this blog. It infuriates me that Ed can write a headline that says “Newcastle HAVE SIGNED Australian Curtis Good” only to find that in the article he writes “Melbourne Heart defender Curtis Good is being REPORTED TO HAVE SIGNED for Newcastle United, by Fox Sports…” and then he goes on further to say “IF THE NEWS IS TRUE, and we think it is…….”

    So if he doesn’t know, why does he say that it’s a done deal?

    In case you hadn’t noticed, the Fox Sports article that Offkey posted a link to said that we have “REPORTEDLY” signed Curtis Good, and they quoted “UK newspaper The Mirror” as their source. Need I say any more?

    I’m sorry, but Ed obviously has no idea whether this story is true or not, and I strongly suspect that it isn’t, so he shouldn’t mislead his readers like this. It’s the kind of thing that the tabloids do, and I think the readers of this blog deserve better than that.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #39

    With the greatest of respects, Ed is just passing on the information reported in the news Chris_G. If you’ve a problem with the way the blog is run then I’d suggest just chilling out? Ed does a brilliant job and this site is the best NUFC blog about. Lump it or leave it 😀

  • geordiesteve520

    Jun 28, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #40

    If you actually read the headline it says ‘reports Newcastle have signed…’ surely this is the same as saying reportedly signed, isn’t it?!?

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