It’s Good That Curtis Is On Board – An Excellent Prospect


There’s still no interview of our new boy Curtis Good, and we hope one will be completed today, and presumably the very highly rated young center-back will train with his new team mates today at Benton.

Curtis Good – excellent prospect

And it was good to see Newcastle thank his club Melbourne Heart,  for their cooperation in the transfer of the 19 year-old, and it’s always good when a club shows a bit of class like that.

Of course the Heart pride themselves in bringing good youngsters through, so we hope a good relationship has been created between the two clubs,  so we can maybe get more good youngsters from down under in the years ahead.

It’s thought the deal was for just £400K, with maybe with some follow-on payments, and of course Curtis really impressed when he had his trial at Newcastle, and although he didn’t sign a contract at that time, Newcastle let it be known they were interested in signing the youngster in the summer.

And Curtis was capped at the U20 level by Australia, after his Newcastle trial.

Melbourne Heart manager Jon Aloisi wished the young defender all the best, as he had this to say on their web-site today:

“Newcastle United is one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom, and we are absolutely delighted he has the opportunity to test his wares on such a stage,” 

“While Curtis will certainly be missed, his proposed transfer is a great affirmation of our youth policy, and a demonstration of the club’s ability to assist in developing players to such an extent that they’re able to move to one of Europe’s leading competitions.”

We have a feeling that this lad could be a big surprise this coming season on the positive side, and if he’s as good as we think he is, he’ll soon be an Australian International, and we hope to get our first look at him against Den Haag on Saturday night, maybe for 45 minutes.

We haven’t had much to cheer yet in the transfer market for senior players this summer, but the three youngsters we have signed – Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis – all look great young players, and Curtis’ name is certainly the easiest one of the three to spell and pronounce correctly – that’s for sure. :D.

This is the way in which Newcastle can build up their squad in the years ahead, with these kinds of signings of top young players from around the world.

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20 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Hope this lad hits the ground running

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  • geordie157

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    That young french lad Koura next please!

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  • pardew no 1

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    if he is as good as we think we might not needed another cb or is he kardars replacement

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    The way I see it, bigirimana looks immense and he’s only 18.. And these other two look like they have great potential.. This lad on a 6year deal says a lot.

    Now jus debauchy and we all happy

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  • arroeben

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Where is the release of the new kit??

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Disappointing news about the Elite Player Performance Plan.

    Surely the club were given a check list of criteria they had to fulfil to get Category ‘1’ status?

    Lots of players were released last season, not many places have been filled.
    What is going on?

    I thought this was a huge part of Ashley’s plan and that he was throwing cash into it?

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  • RonVanDam

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Best out, Good in? 🙂

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    arroeben… That’s what I want to know… I want my kit NOW!!!! So impatient as they’ve been wearing it for ages already!

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    I quite like the new shirt … from the front.

    The back is really ugly with that huge white block.

    You definitely need a name and number (preferably double digit) Carroll 35 for example 😉 to fill the space.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    If he’s got a 6-year from the off then someone likes him at the Toon. Therefore I do as well.

    On not using two CDM’s well I might be wrong but I see Cabaye’s season just gone as being somewhat hampered by him being pinned back to mid defensive cover to protect our mainly cobbled back line, if he had two CDM’s to work with he would have been able to be more creative and playmaking. Although Tiote is a pure CDM the guy alongside him wouldn’t have to be.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #11

    Gosling Tiote
    —–Cabaye—-

    Sorted!! Although thats if Gosling can stay fit. So

    Tiote Anita
    —-Cabaye—–

    Might work better!

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    The interview is not out cause both Dan King and Rob Scanlon has been in portugal with the lads.
    They returned last night tho, so expect a story tonight or tomorrow.

    Anthony Koura has returned to Le Mans, no one knows if we’ll pursue him.

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  • Down Under Magpie

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Great to see the Toon sign an up and coming Aussie defender. Hope he turns out a great signing for us. I haven”t seen much of him in the A league but here’s hoping!

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  • NUFCWill1986

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Is nufctv worth it lads?

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  • dmac

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    My memory may be deceiving me, but didn’t Heart manager John Aloisi used to be a youth prospect at the toon himself?

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  • Graeme

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #16

    geordie 157 @ 11. With Tiote and Anita in front of the back 4, Cabaye would be the base of a 4 man diamond. Ben Arfa and Marvy out wide, Cisse up front.

    I think that would give us great options in attack and in defence.

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  • Toon73

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #17

    As an Aussie, I’m glad NUFC have picked up Good. He looks a great prospect and had a great season at the Heart.

    Will be keeping an eye on his progress 🙂

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  • Kiwigeordie

    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #18

    He has technical ability but needs to bulk up if he wants to be successful

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  • Swede

    Aug 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Welcome to the Club Curtis, you will do great I am sure…..

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  • arroeben

    Aug 1, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Yeah isnt the kit supposed to be released today according to some people?

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